oculus rift head tracker camera
oculus rift compatible computer
1 oculus rift + included cords. HDMI cord, USB cords
Find and install oculus rift compatible software. Personally I recommend Team Fortress 2, as it is the easiest to find and install, and once the Oculus software is set up, the easiest to enable virtual reality. However, here are some lists of games with Oculus support:
Download Oculus runtime from developer.oculus.com
Creating an account may be necessary, although doing so is free and easy. Be sure to install the runtime for the OS you are using.
Install Oculus Runtime. Follow the instructions provided by the Install Wizard. When it's done, it should look like the second picture.
Attach oculus USB and HDMI cords to matching ports on your computer.
Mount Oculus camera to screen and plug in mini USB. Attach the other end to your computer through USB port.
Launch Oculus compatible software
In settings, enable virtual reality
Adjust Oculus rift for comfort using knobs on sides. If you are nearsighted, change lenses with alternative lenses.
Wear Oculus rift and play your game.