Mark Dain Is it worth getting an Oculus Rift?
Martijn Probably not. The early adopters right now pay top dollars to be early adopters, with very little gain as applications have not proven themselves in any way yet. Do you already have a strong powerhouse computer that can render games at a constant 60 FPS on 1080p and are you planning to buy a 700 USD monitor? You could consider getting an Oculus. Are you not part of that niche group? Probably wait it out for a bit.
Mark Dain I looked up the specs for Oculus; they recommend 8GB RAM and an AMD R9 290. I have 16 GB RAM and two R9's in CrossFire ;) so I'm good for hardware (every single spec I have double or more). As for monitor, I was under the impression you didn't need one? The Oculus IS the monitor? I've heard it does add quite a bit to some games as they feel so realistic. I've been getting used to playing first person (I usually hate it) in anticipation for switching to Rift. Games I can see good with Rift; Skyrim, GTA, Watch Dogs, Any Horror Game, etc...
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Khll I tried the Oculus in a couple of events here in Tunisia and I didn't see myself using it regularly because I found it gimmicky. Watching the EVE: Valkyrie game trailer however changed my mind. youtube.com/watch?...
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Martijn I mean an Oculus instead of a monitor. A high-end widescreen high-refresh rate monitor will cost about the same couple hundred dollars as the Oculus. (Ignoring how Europe got screwed on the Oculus pricing.) That's why, if you were planning to buy one of those screens anyway, you may as well go for an Oculus. If however you were not planning to spend so much on a screen, the Oculus may at this point not be worth it yet. That's just from a couple of reviews I have seen though. Maybe the games you are playing are already optimised by the developer to run on the Oculus and it would complete the experience for you.
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