CyberPower Polaris Powered Gaming PC Bundled With Oculus Rift Might Be The VR Ready Deal Of The Year

The biggest barrier to VR gaming right now is cost. High end VR headsets run a pretty penny and building a PC that meets the recommended requirements can be an expensive proposition, too. That is what makes this pre-Black Friday bundle on Amazon such a smoking good deal For less than a grand, Amazon is bundling an Oculus Rift with a CyberPowerPC gaming desktop built around AMD's Radeon RX 480 graphics card!

Until midnight (Pacific) the exact cost is $999 with free shipping for Prime members. Considering the Rift alone normally runs $599 and the Radeon RX 480 streets for around $200, this is a really good bargain for anyone looking to jump into VR from scratch without the sticker shock that would normally follow. We're not talking about a wimpy desktop here, either.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme

The Oculus Ready desktop up for grabs (CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A) pairs the Radeon RX 480 with an Intel Core i5-6402P processor, a quad-core part that runs 2.8GHz to 3.4GHz and has 6MB of cache. It exceeds the original recommended CPU that Oculus laid out for a "full Rift experience," a Core i5-4590 equivalent or higher, which Oculus recently lowered to a Core i3-6300.

Other specs include a B150M chipset motherboard (a look around the web reveals it's likely an MSI B150M Bazooka), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 Home, and a Wi-Fi USB adapter. Amazon is a little light on the overall specifics, but a glance around the web indicates this system also boasts a 600W power supply, 24X DVD burner, Cooler Master MasterBox 5 mid-tower, and gaming peripherals (mouse and keyboard).

Oculus Rift

On top of it all, the bundle also includes a $100 Oculus Store credit and EVE: Valkyrie (a code will be emailed within 48 hours after the Rift ships).

Let's break this down, shall we? The Oculus alone runs $599, while the Radeon RX 480 streets for around $200. Add in another $100 for Windows 10 plus the $100 Oculus Store credit and you've arrived at the $999 asking price. That's without factoring in the cost of the CPU, RAM, hard drive, optical drive, motherboard, case, power supply, Wi-Fi adapter, or peripherals.

The VR Ready gauntlet has been thrown, folks, though there isn't a whole of time to ponder. This deal expires at midnight on the West Coast and at 3:00 AM on the East Coast. Jump through here to check it out.