CyberPowerPC launches $499 AMD-powered Oculus Ready gaming PC

Just as promised during the last Oculus Connect developer conference, CyberPowerPC has launched a $499 Oculus Ready VR gaming PC. Powered by an AMD processor and Radeon graphics, the VR rig is meant to significantly lowers the barrier to entry for getting into VR while still delivering a solid experience via the Oculus Rift.

Here's a breakdown of some of the rig's base specs, from AMD:

  • CPU AMD FX 4350 @ 4.2GHz
  • GPU Radeon RX 470 4GB
  • System RAM 8GB DDR3 memory
  • Hard Drive Capacity 1TB 7200RPM
  • Optical Drive DVD+RW, DVD-RW
  • USB Connectivity 3x USB 3.0, 7x USB 2.0
  • Model # GUAVR3000B1

If you're worried about performance, the PC is officially certified as part of the Oculus Ready program, so it should still provide a pretty good VR experience despite sporting lower specs than we're used to seeing from a VR rig. A big reason for that is due to Oculus relatively new Asynchronous Spacewarp feature, which essentially allows the PC to do less work by rendering fewer frames while the Oculus software fills in the gaps.

Do note that there is a slight catch to the PC's $499 price tag. If you were hoping to only purchase the PC at $499, you're slightly out of luck. The Gamer Ultra VR Desktop PC, as it's called, is only currently available at $499 when bundled with the Oculus Rift, driving the full price to just north of $1,000. Still, if you were planning to grab an Oculus Rift with the PC anyway, the bundle deal still makes sense to grab.

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  • I am looking to buy a gaming PC without a graphics card as a part of the package. I will get a GPU separately via my EVGA Bucks. I can't seem to find a good deal on a PC with an 7th Gen Intel K processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB HD without a monitor. I figured there would be a site to build my own PC but I haven't found one that lets me make a gaming PC without the GPU, they all want to sell the GPU with the PC setup. It would be great to max out the other PC components and then toss in a GTX 1080 from EVGA, saving on the build by not buying the PC with the GPU included. This CyberPowerPC would be a great gaming start without the Rift but I'm looking to go all in but their site seems to only allow including the GPU. Maybe I'm navigating the site incorrectly...
  • It's likely due to the fact that many of these companies get a chick back for using a particular manufacturers GPU. So you probably won't find any that allow you to buy a gaming PC without a GPU. You'd probably do better building the system yourself, both in price, and you get exactly what you want. (also it sounds like you've spend more time trying to find one that it's take to build one)
  • That definitely seems to be the case.
  • Yeah sounds like you might just want to build one
  • I've never seen a pre-built system advertised for gaming without including a dedicated video card. I'm not saying they don't exist, but if they do its a rare find.
  • Yeah, it's been near impossible to find. The closest thing is to choose the lowest tier GPU for the package but the price is still over 1K from what I've been gathering. I'll keep looking.
  • Try cyberpowerpc. They're on the budget side of the spectrum and have daily specials.
  • Thank you for the info. I'll check them out.
  • I've hired a local high school computer nerd to piece something together for me, sourced from local stores. Paid him $50 to pick it up, put it all together, install windows, install all drivers, and have it ready to go. haha. He was thrilled that someone would pay him anything, to do something he loves to do. That was the cheapest route I found.
  • Lol. This happened to me back in the days. Someone paid me to do something while no one ever paid me for doing it.
  • Build the PC yourself.
  • "is meant to significantly LOWER"... Just want the author to fix. No need to reply with grammer police comments.