First off I'm very new at the VR community. I built my computer about a year ago and have been gaming on it just fine being able to run most first person shooters at high frames, low latency, and medium - high setting (medium and high are relative to the game, as some use ultra as high as the "highest" quality). My PC build is as follows so you can know that my PC is capable of playing VR games.
ASUS Z270-A Prime Motherboard
ASUS GTX 1060 6GB OC "VR Ready" (quotes, because I'm not sure at this point)
Corsair Vengeance 16GB RAM (2x8)
Samsung EVO 850 250GB SSD
Two 1TB Western Digital HDDs
EVGA 500B PSU
HP 22cwa monitor
Logitech Keyboard & Mouse(G710+, G502)
Alright, so I've been back and forth with support for a few days now and I have not gotten anywhere. To start, I bought a new Oculus Rift from Best Buy this past Saturday. The first step to setting up was to download the setup software. So I downloaded and began the process. I made it through the beginning stages where you plug in all the sensor USB cables and the headset USB and HDMI. I plugged them in in that order as well. The setup software recognized the sensors but seemed to struggle with recognizing the headset cables. After a little bit they recognized them and I was onto setting up the touch controllers. Before I could even connect one, the system freezes up and nothing happens. After about 10 minutes, I had to restart my PC. I log back into my PC and luckily since I already made an account, the setup software automatically jumps to plugging in all the cables again. This time I first plugged in the headset HDMI (nothing else) and instantly, my PC reboots. I really have no idea why it would do that. After the Boot menu goes away, I notice that the loading Windows logo is monochrome (black and white) and it proceeds to the login screen. And it's the same thing! Black and white very large as the resolution was lowered from 1920x1080 (my monitor's main resolution) to something like 640x480 and still monochrome. At this point I am panicking if I fried my graphics card and I immediately pull out the headset HDMI (nothing else was plugged in at this point besides the HDMI cord). I try going into my display settings and see if I can fix anything, but the display resolution is locked at 640x480 and black and white. Now I'm really panicking. So I restart the computer. I get to the boot menu again an there are scattered green and red dots at the top of the screen, and it's not proceeding to load up Windows. I restart again and everything is back to normal. I opened up the Oculus setup software and plug in the two sensor USBs and headset USB only. They register just fine it seems, then I plug in the headset HDMI, at this point my main monitor display freezes (and just the display). I don't think the PC freezes since I was able to play my Spotify music through the headset headphones (play/pause, skip forward and jump back). I just couldn't see my mouse move, or anything else move for that matter. There was nothing displaying in the headset either, but there was a little orange light near this sensor at the top of the headset. After this whole fiasco I wasn't sure what had happened to make all this happen the way it did, so until last night I tried setting up all over again. The setup software jumped me to plugging in all the cables just as before, and so I plugged in the headset USB into a different port and then the headset HDMI (not even trying the sensor USBs since they worked just fine before). The main display freezes just as before and I have to restart my PC all over again. I know I don't have a bad graphics card port as just over a month ago I had a second monitor plugged into it and it worked just fine (I was able to move windows from one monitor to another just fine). Support told me to update my drivers and make sure that any USB port's I have, they need to be adjusted to not let the PC turn off the power going to them. I did all that. I'm running the latest version of Nvidia Geforce Experience, latest drivers for my graphics card and power going to the USB ports are not being turned off. I tried again after making sure everything was updated and turned off, and the same thing happens! Freezes and I have to restart. I'm at loss at what to do. The more I try the more I'm convinced that I just got unlucky and got a faulty Rift.
Since all of this, it has not hindered my gaming. I'm still able to play games and do everything else I have done before I got this Rift and tried setting it up.
I appreciate anything you guys would have to say or any advice you can give at this point.