Save $200 off the PC and jump to the front of the Rift pre-order line.

During a CES dinner today, Alienware revealed that its VR-ready X51 PC will cost $1,200, but if you pre-order it bundled with the Oculus Rift, you’ll be able to get a $200 discount on the system sometime in February through a discount code (effectively bringing down the total of the system to $1,000), and you’ll be able to hop to the front of the Oculus Rift pre-order line in terms of HMD ship date.

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Alienware’s VR X51 will include an i5 CPU, a 970 GPU, and 8GB of RAM.

The specs of Alienware’s VR X51 include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 and an Intel i5-6400 CPU with 8GB of DDR4 Ram. You can find our more about the system here.

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Alienware General Manager Frank Azor sits with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey to discuss the company’s commitment to VR.

It is worth mentioning that the current Alienware X51 does not take a standard GTX 970, however. This most likely means that Alienware will either be using a short GTX 970, such as the Asus GTX 970 DirectCU Mini, or will retool the chassis to fit larger cards.

While there isn’t a specific release date set for Alienware’s VR-ready X51 PC, the company tells us that it will most likely release slightly before the launch of the Oculus Rift. The Rift is scheduled to ship to pre-order customers beginning March 28th.

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