BESTDESKTOP PCS FOR VRWINDOWS CENTRAL2019

In order to fully enjoy a PC-based VR experience, you need a computer that has certain hardware that can meet certain performance requirements. If you don't want to go through the hassle of building a completely new PC to get there, we've rounded up some great pre-built desktop PCs, like the Alienware Aurora R8, which is built from the ground up with performance and unique design in mind, making it your best bet for an ultimate VR desktop.

Best Overall: Alienware Aurora R8

There are quite a few configuration options available for the Aurora R8, with a high-end model sporting up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards (GPU), a 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor (CPU), 64GB of DDR4-2933MHz RAM, and a 2TB M.2 PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) coupled with a 2TB hard-disk drive (HDD). This is no doubt some serious overkill even for a stellar VR experience, and a mid-range option is in your best interest.

Spending about $3000 will get you a PC with 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700 CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, 16GB of dual-channel DDR4-2666MHz RAM, and a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD. That's significantly cheaper than the high-end model, and you're still going to get a killer VR experience.

The hardware is all contained in a sleek case that has a PSU swing arm, letting you upgrade or tweak everything with ease and mostly without the need for tools. Lighting on the outside of the case accents the lines and gives you some extra style to boot. These PCs are certified for Vive and Rift, meaning you won't be short on ports (there are 15 USB ports!) and you'll be ready for future VR headsets either from the start or with some easy upgrades.