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[oculus] Oculus rift and touch controllers $549

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Oculus rift and touch controllers $549

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Oculus has reduced the price of the ride with touch controllers to 549 from 818. This is pretty big news. Also if you order from Oculus there is no tax, customs or shipping charges.
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Dec 7, 2012
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I just placed an order and received an email saying "Applicable shipping, taxes and duties will be added to and charged in your payment upon shipment of the unit." so that means there will be tax, customs and shipping charges?
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never tried this out, but have always wanted to. Does bestbuy or anywhere else offers demos?
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Great price but I don't have another $2K to build a PC to run it :(
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Totoriko wrote:
Jul 10th, 2017 8:58 am
Great price but I don't have another $2K to build a PC to run it :(
Same boat here ... wish they had a nice combo deal
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tempta wrote:
Jul 10th, 2017 9:02 am
Not really, this is a better deal, since Oculus doesnt charge tax
It does state that taxes will be charged once the item is shipped.
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[quote=lyricidal post_id=27983744 time=1499692548 user_id=1366688]
Same boat here ... wish they had a nice combo deal
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with the games available.. 2k is way too much for playing this. youll most likely run 95% of the titles with a 800.00 computer. if you want to future proof that;s another thing
i have a r9 fury with 16gb ram and 6700 k and i can run a lot of games on vorpx as well.
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All Ryzen processors are certified by Oculus and you can get a 470 for cheap. ASW helps in smoothing over the bumps on a lower end spec'd system. All in would be about 600 bucks for the system.
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I went ahead and ordered from Oculus. 549. If they try to charge me more I will cancel/return.
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wildzero wrote:
Jul 10th, 2017 8:47 am
never tried this out, but have always wanted to. Does bestbuy or anywhere else offers demos?
You should, it's a blast!

Best Buy in Ottawa (Merivale) had Oculus demos that you could sign up for a couple of months ago. I was lucky enough to be in the store when they were running it, and just jumped on. I played Robo Recall, which is a great one to try, if you are a fan of the shooters. I suspect the Oculus rep comes back every so often to put on the demos.

There are a couple of VR Lounges in Ottawa, that use HTC Vives. It makes a lot of sense to pay $25-$40 an hour to give the VR tech a good demo before investing on a whole rig to run it. I like the fact that the Vive has the external sensors to track your movement. This might not be practical for every gaming space though. I preferred the Oculus controllers.

Hopefully one of them will work with the XBox One X. I could justify spending a grand on a VR setup of some kind, but probably not much more than that. Until then, I'll just hit a VR lounge to get my fix. :)
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I bought it when it was 818 for both and got the same email. They never charged tax, customs or shipping.
My Rig:
fx 8120 @4.2Ghz,
Antec 920 Cooler,
gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3,
Corsair Value 8gb,
Gigabyte GTX 980 ti G1,
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W,
Antec 1100 Case,
Saitek Eclipse II Backlit Keyboard,
Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse

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