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There are two types of gamers. Those who are ready for the Virtual Reality revolution, and those who will be left behind in the regular ol’ reality.

To that end, the folks at Oculus have unveiled a series desktop gaming PCs verified and optimized to run with the Rift VR headset. The machines, which are made by Asus, Alienware, and Dell are available standalone or in bundles from Best Buy, Amazon and the Microsoft Store with preorders starting Feb 16.

Those that have already pre-ordered the Rift are able to get discounts on these machines. There are also recommended system specifications as well as a compatibility tool for those interested in using the Rift but are not in the market for a new PC.

For everyone else, check out these specs.

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Asus G11CD

CPU: Intel i5-6400

GPU: NVidia 970

Memory: DDR4 8GB

Storage: 1TB HDD

MRSP: $1049

Asus ROG-G20_KV

Asus ROG G20CB

CPU: Intel i5-6400 or i7-6700

GPU: NVidia 970 or 980

Memory: DDR4 16GB

Storage: 512 SSD or 256GB SSD plus 1TB HDD

MRSP: $1449 or $1699

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Alienware Area 51

CPU: Intel i7-5820K

GPU: NVidia 980

Memory: DDR4 16GB

Storage: 128GB SSD + 2TB HDD

MRSP: $2549

Alienware X51 R3

Alienware X51 R3

CPU: Intel i5-6400

GPU: NVidia 970

Memory: DDR4 8GB or 16GB

Storage: 1TB HDD or 256 GB SSD

MRSP: $1199 or $1499

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Dell XPS 8900 SE

CPU: Intel i5-6400

GPU: NVidia 970

Memory: DDR4 8GB

Storage: 1TB HDD

MRSP: $1199


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