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    I'm just wondering which to buy. The stores are selling them quite close in price now (Oculus Rift = £400, HTC Vive = £500).

    I've watched and read about comparisons and I'm not sure what to buy. Here's a description of my setup:
    - Small room, plenty of elbow room but limited to chair + desk.
    - Gaming PC but with generic specs i.e. GTX 970, i7 core, 16gm DDR4 RAM, enough ports for both headsets.

    Reasons for Oculus right now:
    - I heard Oculus has drivers/SDKs to support any differences in performance if the PC power isn't always cutting it.
    - Lighter and more comfortable for longer sessions.
    - Cheaper by £100.

    Reasons not to get Oculus:
    - A big nose gap which I heard others have reported sometimes gives in to light.
    - Might need a 3rd camera for more accurate motion.
    - Facebook owns it so privacy concerns.
    - Locked to Oculus store.

    Reasons for Vive right now:
    - Cheaper than it was months ago.
    - Better immersion apparently, and better tracking.
    - Not enclosed to a store such as Oculus, has more open support apparently.

    Reasons not to get Vive:
    - More expensive for possibly very similar experience to Oculus.
    - Heavier by 100-ish grams, may cause more strain.
    - May need more room to properly operate (not sure if this is a feature or requirement).
    - May need more PC power.

    This is all I could think of. I'm fine with buying either but just wondering if you have any advice as users or from your experience/point-of-view.

    Thank you!
    11-18-2018 11:05 PM
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    11-19-2018 09:52 AM

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