Prospective customers of the Oculus Rift might be happy to know that the company has this week revealed what the minimum specs will be in order to use the virtual reality headset.

And after looking at them some of you might not be as excited as you where.

Set to be released in early 2016, it seems as though you will nothing less than an extreme gaming PC.

Here are the specs that you will need according to Oculus:

Graphics: A Nvidia GTZ 970 or AMD 290 graphics card. These cost around £250.

Processor: an Intel i5-4590 processor or greater, which is around £160 for just the chip, are around £250 for the chip and motherboard.

RAM: At least 8GB of RAM, which is around £50.

Extras, Windows 7 SP1 or higher, two spare USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI 1.3 video output that supports 295MHz clock via a direct output architecture.

However these are just the minimum specs, if you require the Oculus Rift to work well then you will need better than what has been laid out here.

Source: Oculus

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