Which VR Headset do I rent? Advice needed!

Hey Guys,

I’m a student at the moment so unsurprisingly funds are tight but I’m a massive gamer and I really want to try out a VR headset. I’ve done some research and I’ve found a site that will let me hire a VR headset for a few days which seems pretty ideal to me.

As this is going to be a one off for me I want to make sure i get one which A) i can use, B) has a decent games library. My options are: PS4 VR, HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

I should point out i own a ps4 and a PC with a gtx 1050. Would i be able to run the PC headsets or is it simpler to go with Ps4? (i should also note the ps4 one is most expensive to hire).

Any and all help would be amazing! Would appreciate any advice whether it be technical/hardware stuff or just a recommendation!

thanks

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Hey there Sam,

I have a vive. I have never tried the rift or ps4 but I was also in your situation before going htc. I test rode the vive at a microsoft store and never looked back. I believe the GTX 970 is the bare minimum specs from HTC for the vive. The 1050 is equivalent or close to the minimum specs. It could be worth a shot. Find a place that will take a return for the vive if you computer won’t handle it. I never tried the other two but I just can’t recommend the vive enough to people. Good luck.

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The graphics card is way too weak for the HTC Vive. It would be nearly good enough for an Oculus Rift, but that would require the consumer version. The DK2 lacks software/content support anyway, so it’s a poor experience even with a better PC.