Here’s the parts list for the PC I built to play upcoming VR experiences. This is a bit overkill, but will provide some future-proofing. I’ve listed some cheaper options. Links are Amazon affiliate links.
Cheaper option: Any ATX case should do, but this one is nicer looking than most and easy to work in.
Cheaper option: A 750W supply would probably be fine, as would a less-efficient Bronze-rated.
Cheaper option: Any Z170 chipset, LGA 1151 socketed board from a reputable manufacturer should do.
Cheaper option: An i5 would be sufficient.
Cheaper option: I don’t think I’d spend much less on a cooler.
Cheaper option: For now, 8 GB of RAM would get you by. Buy a well-known brand.
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 GPU (I already had an NVIDIA-branded GTX 980 around the house, so this isn’t the exact card I used)
Cheaper option: GTX 970 or equivalent; the minimum requirement for first generation VR setups.
Cheaper option: Lower capacity SSD for OS + traditional HD for storage. Or just an HD.
Cheaper option: Skip WiFi and use ethernet.