WELCOME TO VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual Reality is the next big thing in gaming – but, unlike the 90s, the hype is real.

The world is in love with VR, with headsets launching, graphics cards touting their VR abilities and games being developed for this incredible new form-factor.

Overclockers UK stocks the HTC Vive alongside a full-range of VR-ready PCs, laptops and peripherals – and our Room Scale Experience is a ground-breaking free service where you can try the HTC Vive VR headset to see exactly what the fuss is about.

If you’ve salivated over the latest virtual reality news and you’re ready to take the plunge, then read on – and we’ll make sure you’re prepared.

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WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY?

Virtual Reality is the next big thing in gaming – but, unlike the 90s, the hype is real.

The world is in love with VR, with headsets launching, graphics cards touting their VR abilities and games being developed for this incredible new form-factor.

Overclockers UK stocks the HTC Vive alongside a full-range of VR-ready PCs, laptops and peripherals – and our Room Scale Experience is a ground-breaking free service where you can try the HTC Vive VR headset to see exactly what the fuss is about.

If you’ve salivated over the latest virtual reality news and you’re ready to take the plunge, then read on – and we’ll make sure you’re prepared.

GET HANDS ON WITH VR

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That’s not all we’ve done to get you ready for Virtual Reality gaming. Our Room Scale Experience deploys an HTC Vive headset and a monster gaming rig to provide an incredible demonstration of VR at its best. Our 20m² room is perfect for finding out exactly how ground-breaking this new technology can be.

We’ve got a bundle of exciting simulations ready to go: encounters with blue whales and dinosaurs, the chance to fight off zombies and battle UFOs are all available.

It’s one of the only facilities of its kind in the country, and it’s perfect for getting a first taste of VR. It’s free to try, too: all you’ve got to do is make an appointment on the Overclockers UK website.

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VR READY GAMING PCS

Our range of virtual reality PCs are designed to work perfectly for VR, with customisation options here and there to allow for a beefier CPU, more storage, or higher graphics potential.

Covered with our standard Overclockers UK warranty, you'll get three years as standard, and up to five years if you want to upgrade it.

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Offering up both NVIDIA GeForce™ and AMD Radeon™ graphics options, both offer blistering performance for virtual reality gaming and regular 2D gaming.

Whether you need a small form factor system to tuck away and save space, or you have the luxury of being able to have a mid or full tower - there's a system there to tickle your fancy.

 

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THE HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Any VR headset for PC has to drive two high-resolution panels, so it’s no surprise that a beefy PC is required. Every headset manufacturer sets out its own minimum hardware requirements, but we’ve set out three different levels to point potential users in the right direction.

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The first tier mirrors the minimum requirements set out by HTC and Oculus: you’ll need an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon RX 480. The next tier requires a GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD’s barnstorming Radeon R9 Fury Nano, and the top option demands a GeForce GTX 1080 or a Radeon R9 Fury X.

You won’t just need a high-end graphics card - the rest of the PC has to pass muster. To get the best out of virtual reality gaming you’ll need a quad-core processor and at least 8GB of memory - and an SSD too to slash loading times.

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BELIEVE YOUR EYES

Break the boundaries of reality with the HTC Vive. Explore new and undiscovered lands, travel to distant galaxies, dive to the crushing depths of the ocean, and even travel back in time.

The Vive deliveries a fully immersive experience, with the only limitation being your imagination. With a full 360° world - VR will change how we communicate, learn, train, and entertain.

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THE FUTURE OF VR

VR is one of the most exciting things to happen recently in gaming, and virtual reality is only going to get better as these platforms mature - pushing the boundaries of technology and games.

A lower barrier to entry will coincide with better technology throughout. Eye-tracking will enable more precision and better depth of field, screens will increase in resolution, controllers will improve, headsets will get lighter and the options for physical interaction will expand beyond controllers.

VR will continue to enhance gaming – but it’s going to evolve beyond that, too. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook owns Oculus, and he reckons VR will be the next big computing platform, and “part of daily life for billions of people”.

It’ll be used for watching sports, communicating with friends, playing games and watching movies, virtual travelling, medicine and more.

VR is already changing the world, and it’s only going to continue. We’re sorted – are you ready to take the plunge and buy a VR headset?

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