Overclockers Titan Virtual Force VR Gaming PC Review: Will the oculus Rift or HTC Vive take the VR headset crown? On that one the jury is still out, but it is not guaranteed that whether you will need a meaty gaming rig to do among either of them justice, while the powerful hardware does not come cheap.
Overclockers Titan Virtual Force VR Gaming PC Review
Of course, there is one option that can save some cash and that is to build a VR-ready gaming PC yourself, which can be easily done for under $1,160 with some of the savvy component selections. The another is to bite the bullet and to empty your wallet on the pre-built machine such as the Overclockers Titan Virtual Force VR Gaming PC.
This VR-ready vessel from the Stoke at around $1,820, the UK-based PC builder is not cheap in the comparison, however its components have been-picked to deliver a sort of VR experience that you will probably dreamt about in your sleep and yes it includes emptying a round of the staples into the mug before lobbing it across a virtual office on the Job Simulator.
For the build Overlocker’s has picked the Phantek’s value-conscious Eclipse P400. Decked in the unassuming gun-metal grey color, its chamfered edges prevent it from looking too much like the office PC. While it has some certain minimalist charm, the P400 fails to rev my engine in same way Lenovo’s similarly priced and it is steathily –styled Ideacentre Y900 does. Even the Virtual Force’s green RGB LED strip lights up components inside feels a little tacked on to add extra spice.
To provide access to the 120mm fan and for any dust the pop-on front panel comes away and its large-windowed side panel slides away without any difficulty. Like the Ideacentre Y900 it is not a tool-less design, but I was able to easily remove the two screws by holding it in place in seconds by using the correct tool.
– CPU:3.5GHz Intel Core i5-6600K – 8MB cache, up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost, quad-core.
– RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2,400MHz)
– Optical Drive: none
– Storage :128GB SSD, 1TB HDD
– Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti, Intel HD Graphics 530
– Connectivity: Ethernet
Depending on your budget the Virtual Force VR Gaming PC is offered with a number of the customization options and it required a level of horsepower. The Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake processor is more than the sufficient for gaming but it can bumped up to Intel’s flagship Core i7-6700K quad-core chip, that would provide a modest frame-rate boost, around $126.
Starting with Overlocker’s there are four choices of GPU, it can be swapped for an MSI-branded 980Ti for $66 less or the EVGA’s version for $37 less. Overlocker’s version of card is the highest clocked on offer, featuring a base core with clock speed of 1,102MHz, under heavy load it is boosting to 7,010MHz, so even for the cost saving it is not worth swapping it.
Like any other pre-build gaming PC, the Titan Virtuaql Force VR Gaming PC is not cheap as compared to building a rig. Overlockers system turns out to be the better performer when you compare it against similarly priced pre-builds from the well-known manufacturers, while cutting them on price.
Although it may not look its asking price, but Titan Virtual Force VR delivers where it matters i.e. performance. Nvidia’s GTX 980Ti provides the silky smooth frame rates in the games all while costing the less than its pre-built rivals.
- Good value
- Great performance
- Handily-located ports
- Uninspired case