Playing games in virtual reality is going to require a pretty powerful gaming PC. Oculus recommends at least an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 to accompany an Intel Core i5-4590 and 8 GB of RAM, while HTC recommends very similar specs (and slightly less RAM) to run the Vive.

Considering both VR headsets essentially require gamers to run their favorite titles at 1440p resolutions with frame rates exceeding 90 for smooth, stutter free gameplay, having a PC more powerful than those listed above is a good idea. If you want to run the latest games at maximum quality settings, you might need to invest in two high-end GPUs for a good VR experience.

With both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive expected to land in the hands of consumers shortly, is your rig up to scratch for playing VR games? Most people with a high-end gaming system should be fine, but there are lots of people out there with only modest PCs that might need upgrading before they jump into a world of virtual reality.

Let us know in the comments below if your rig is beefy enough for a good VR experience.