CNET First Look
Falcon Northwest Tiki, a top-of-the-line VR desktopThis is the fastest and most expensive VR-ready PC we've tested.
[SOUND] If you spent a lot on a VR headset. The Oculus rift is $600, the HTC Vive is $800. You should also be prepared to spend a lot on a VR ready computer. You can certainly get away with spending a $1000 to $1200 but that hits you the minimum spec. If you want to future proof yourself and be ready for not just this generation of VR games. But the next generation and the one after that. Be prepared to spend several thousand dollars. Like you would with this, the Falcon Northwest Tiki. Now this is a small desktop tower despite the fact that it pacts in some very powerful parts. There's even a cool window on the side to show off your graphics card if you have a very high end one like we do here. And I like that it has a big weighted base so that you don't get excited and accidentally tip it over when you knock your elbow into it. But that also means you can't flip it around and lie it down on its side like you can with some of the other small towers. Now we've looked at. In this super high-end, super expensive configuration, we've got an Intel Extreme Edition Core i7 processor. And we've got the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 ti desktop graphics card, not just the regular 980. But this is the most powerful performer in our current lineup of VR ready PCs, but it's Also the most expensive. This configuration comes in at around $4,900. You can get a very decent configuration, maybe a little over $2,000 if you wanna knock back a couple of specs a little bit. Keep in mind you're spending this much because you're getting very high end stuff. And this is the same system that Oculus uses in house for a lot of their VR dev. So if you really wanna feel like you're part of the virtual reality world It is worth checking out. That is the Falcon Northwest Tiki. [MUSIC]