How do I extend my Rift's cables?
Keeping your gaming PC in a different room than where you want to use your Rift is entirely possible and can be done for under $30. To extend your Rift's reach, you'll need an HDMI extension cable, an HDMI to DVI adapter, and a USB 3.0 extension cable. Below we've laid out some options for you to keep the price down and to take the guesswork out of buying compatible hardware.
How to extend the Rift's HDMI cable
Users have reported issues when extending the HDMI cable when using only an HDMI extender. You'd either get audio and no video, or video and no audio. Using an HDMI to DVI converter at the end of the extension, however, seems to make everything work fine.
HDMI to DVI adapter
For an HDMI to DVI adapter, we recommend this gold-plated one from Rankie. It supports up to a 1920x1200 resolution, and is well built despite being only $9 for a two-pack.
HDMI extension cable
As far as an actual HDMI extension goes, this 10-foot cable from Ultra Clarity Cables should do the trick. It's cheap, the cable has a braided shield, it has gold-plated male and female ends, and supports up to 4K resolution. Best part? It costs only about $12 for a two-pack.
How to extend the Rift's USB cable
Cable Matters makes a great USB 3.0 extension that also measures 10 feet. The gold-plated male and female ends and shielded cable are built strong, so they'll withstand a substantial under-foot beating only VR can deliver. This cable will set you back about $8.
Putting it all together
Your final setup after extending the HDMI cable should look like this:
PC > DVI to HDMI adapter > HDMI extension cable > Rift HDMI cable
Your final setup after extending the USB cable should look like this:
PC > USB extension cable > Rift USB cable
Your Rift setup
Have you extended the reach of your Rift's cables? What were the underlying circumstances that made you go with this modification? Let us know in the comments section below!