Joined on 02/06/15
Easy to setup, Fun to use!
Pros: - It was very easy to setup as well the tutorial for the guardian system which is a virtual barrier to prevent you from running into walls. - The Controllers, oh my dog it is amazing! They are lightweight, easy to use and once you understand how to control them you'll be wisping away at most VR games. They run on AA Batteries but they provide you with two (one for each controller) and they last a very long time. - The headset is very comfortable; it isn't heavy to the point where you get tired from moving around alot. The headset is also extremely soft around the eyes so yeah it does get a bit sweaty there but not enough to the point where it's uncomfortable. I did notice that if you don't adjust the headset to the point where it's not properly on, you will get blurry vision, so do make sure you fit it well on your head. Also, the headset can also support glasses, so you don't need to take them off to use your Rift. - The sensors are pretty good, you will need two sensors to use the Touch controllers. I recommend three sensors mainly because two sensors with 360 degrees really isn't the best. So two sensors in front and one in the back will help alot with most games that i recommend you have 360 on such as Echo Arena, otherwise you WILL be at a disadvantage to others. I've heard and seen that two sensor 360 degrees is possible but I couldn't set mine up that way so really it varies to person to person. - I don't get affected by motion sickness but know in some games that can change. Everyone is different, so know that in a game where some gets affected by motion sickness, you might not.
Cons: - The Cord on the oculus and sensors could be extended a bit more, I have issues of pulling on the cord when trying to reach something at times. - You NEED to buy a third sensor for proper 360 degrees otherwise you will be at a disadvantage in competitive games like Echo Arena. If you play games that only need Front Facing then you are fine with two sensors.
Overall Review: - There isn't a lot of games out there that have VR on them. I don't recommend buying VR with no game or idea in mind, otherwise you will be let down by the Library of games to play.
Great Powersupply with flaws
Pros: - Not expensive - Has two PCIE x6 Power connectors that break off into x4. - Quite, very quiet - No Ketchup and Mustard cables (Really liking the Black cables, matches well with almost any color) - Comes with Numerous black cable ties and four Philips head screws (in case you don't have any) Overall not many complaints from me except one flaw which I'll explain down below.
Cons: - SATA Power connectors are placed in the most bogus way Literally the power connectors make it near impossible to properly power my drives. Why? because the connectors have another connector on ONE cable; they're practically daisy chained together. Since i have a NZXT S340 Case, plugging in the power connectors requires extensive labor if you want to use the slots in the S340 case. HOWEVER, If your drives are slotted vertically, then you'll have no issues plugging them in. Side by side? Not going to work so well.
Overall Review: - Great powersupply, love it but man the SATA power connector is definitely a hassle for horizontal aligned drives. If you aren't too worried about that, then I'd say go for it! Great buy. - Four Eggs out of Five for me!
Great GPU for the Money!
Pros: Every game i throw at it, it just dominates it at 60fps+ Ultra settings on with some games to mention (Battlefield 4, Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout 4). The card is also very easy to hit 2GHz with a simple 130+ MHz Overclock in Afterburner. The card is quite larger than the 960 i took out my system but It wasn't an issue getting it to fit as it was pretty simple. The card runs cool but I've never had and issue with Cooling with MSI products.
Cons: Some issues i had with the card is that my AMD platform isn't grabbing the Subvendor ID on the GPU so I'm unable to use the GAMING APP. So that means i can't change the LED which is stuck at a Bluish Whitish color(This issue doesn't affect gaming). I've also had a few freezing incidents on Battlefield 4 where the Frames would drop to 5fps and wouldn't go back up in any game (Even watching YouTube, I couldn't watch in HD) until i restarted the system. However going back to the 368 driver fixes it for me. EDIT: I've since updated my system to the Intel platform and all above issues are fixed!
Overall Review: I recommend you do get this card if it is in stock and you have the Extra cash for it, Mine works really awesome and no severe issues coming from this card. That backplate though...
Package was lost in transit
The package was lost in transit by USPS, not at the fault of the seller nor newegg. I contacted Newegg about it and they contacted the seller who responded very fast and gave me a full refund. I was able to purchase the item again from a different marketplace so no worries from me.