Joined on 03/22/15
Pros: -So much fun -Unlike anything you've ever done, unless you've tried VR before obviously -Partnered with Steam, and not face book. -Set up was decently easy, just watch a quick YouTube video before it gets here and you'll already know what to do -Controllers last forever, and charge quickly -Controllers have haptic feed back with vibration, actually adds a lot to the experience -Head phones it's currently coming with (The Plantronics) are honestly pretty good, but I would say use some higher quality ear buds so you don't have something extra on your head. (It comes with earbuds!) -Not just for gamers, everyone that's tried it has had an absolute blast. I suggest introducing people with "The Blu" and "Ultimate Booster Experience" -So far my favorite game how ever is The Brookhaven Experiment, by far.
Cons: -It's hard to get the headset just right at first, but you get use to it. You have to center the lenses on your eyes so that your peripherals aren't blurry, you actually have to wear the headset like Ski goggles, so resting on your cheek bone and a little higher than you would think. The two grey rings holding the Velcro adjustment straps actually pull outwards, so you can physically move the screen inside the headset further or closer to your face, I'd keep it as close as possible unless you wear glasses. There's also a nob near the front that adjust the screen closer or further like this / \ depending on how far or close your eyes are from each other. -The big, and only con from me is the price. -EDIT AS OF JANUARY 14TH 2017: After a week or so of playing, I became more comfortable and used to the vive, knowing what it should look like, how to place it on your face, etc. I noticed 2 dead pixels in the left eye (not stuck, they're black as black). Normally I would ignore it if it was on a monitor, but having a OLED screen a few inches from your face, it's extremely hard to forget about... it's like a 3D dot right in your face, like an eye floaty almost! The same day I noticed I had the dreaded stuck in touch bad on one of the controllers, which is a big issue, for games like rec room where you use that to teleport around, I would have to switch the controllers around because it was impossible to push down/activate. HOWEVER, I won't deduct an egg because Newegg is replacing the entire vive, very easily. Even if I wasn't in the 30 day return, HTC has been great with their RMA's and fixing pixels or controllers, so I feel safe with this purchase still, and I can't wait to get my vive back, and I will update on the replacement
Overall Review: -A lot of people complain about the cord, but honestly once you get everything on, and the cord is facing behind you, you instantly forget about it and are enjoying your immersive VR universe. -A lot of games right now are more "experiences" and don't have a whole lot if any replay value, but you can tell game developers are really picking up with VR and better and longer games are coming out almost constantly! -It's new, it's going to have some issues and some kinks here and there requiring you to do some googling, restarting, and all that fun stuff.
It's a monster
Pros: -OC'd to 2100 mhz for me -Stays under 70 degrees with custom fan curve. -RGB LEDS -Runs any game I throw at it at 1440p maxed out, and can still achieve 165 fps to match my monitor refresh rate. -EVGA Warranty -Two 8 Pin -Looks amazing, with a beefy heavy feel to it.
Cons: -Super long, definitely make sure it fits first. -White LED'S have blue tint, no idea what that's about. -Very minimal coil whine, can only hear it if you're trying to though. -Availability, but it's not their fault us crazy people were buying them faster than they could mass produce them.
Overall Review: Absolutely amazing, I'm used to having settings down to get great FPS for the 165 refresh rate my monitor has, but I can max out almost any game with this thing and still achieve that fps. Blows my mind. I've had a EVGA card since the 260, the 560 TI, the 970, and now the 1080. I've never had any issues with a single one of their cards and I will continue to always be a life long EVGA supporter, especially with their warranty/RMA process.