Overclockers UK Launches VR Ready Gaming PC Range
John Williamson / 2 years ago
Overclockers UK is one of the leading online hardware retailers and stocks a huge supply of components from niche water cooling products to affordable pre-configured systems. The company’s customer service and active forum community makes it stand out compared to the competition and ensures each customer’s needs are attended to. Recently, Overclockers UK entered a partnership with HTC, and launch a brand new Virtual Reality section on their website. Here you can find a description about VR, and easily navigate to VR ready hardware. For example, only VR capable graphics cards are listed to help the end-user make a suitable purchasing decision without having to perform extensive research.
On another note, Overclockers UK will also sell VR headsets, peripherals and software and has everything you need to get started! This means it’s possible to create a stunning setup for immersive racing games, or build your own flight simulator. Virtual Reality is here to stay and the new big revolution in gaming. Currently, VR devices are expensive which makes being an early adopter a difficult proposition. However, prices should reduce in time and make the technology more accessible. In addition to an extensive component line-up, the company is also offering an impressive range of custom-made PCs.
The new ‘VR Ready’ range utilizes the SteamVR performance test to gauge a system’s performance. Clearly, VR has some fairly hefty requirements and this can be quite overwhelming for certain customers. Thankfully, Overclockers UK has employed this tool to provide a simple rating system and outline the performance benefits across various price points. For example, the Titan Virtual Raid VR includes an Intel Core i5 6600K, and high-end AMD Radeon R9 Fury 4GB. This PC is described as ‘VR Ready’ with an average fidelity of 8.9 (Very High). If this particular machine is out of your budget, then there’s cheaper alternatives like the Kinect VR small-form factor PC. This unit sports an Intel Core i5 6500 and GTX 970. Despite its weaker specification, the PC is still ‘VR Ready’ with an average fidelity of 6.6 (High).
It’s great to see the VR buying process made simpler, and I cannot wait to try some of these new systems from Overclockers UK.