Today’s Best Virtual Reality deals – April 3, 2016
Slim list this week. Two GPUs are holdovers from last week’s list, and we see MSI make the list with this R9 390 Gaming 8G dropping very close to its all-time low with one caveat, it’s out of stock. BUT Amazon will let you place your order anyways and it’ll ship when available. So, if you’re not in a hurry, it’s a great value. Last week’s best deal VR ready PC switches out with another Alienware PC. No headsets or viewers with this iteration, but if I see something drop I’ll push out an alert.
GPUs: VR Compatible
MSI R9 390 GAMING 8G: 4.4/5 Stars
This highly rated GPU exceeds minimum requirements for the major VR systems. Amazon.com is sold out of this product, but they are still allowing customers to purchase and ship when they get stock. Make sure you click to other sellers select Amazon.com’s offering – they have a different seller with stock on the main page.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming: 4.4/5 Stars
Carryover from last week’s list as it remains near its all-time low.
MSI GTX 980 TI: 4.6/5 Stars
Another carryover from last week’s list that’s still floating around its all-time low. Newegg.com and BestBuy.com’s prices aren’t even close. This highly rated GPU exceeds Oculus Rift and HTC Vive’s minimum requirements.
VR Ready PCs:
Alienware Area 51 VR Capable PC: 4/5 Stars
A better rated Alienware VR ready PC than last week’s deal. It doubles down on RAM and adds storage, but sports the GTX 970 – the minimum for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. If you’re not going to build your own, at $23 above its all-time low this should be a serious contender.