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Peripherals Race Simulator Setup Thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by true_gamer, 1 Mar 2018.

  1. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    This thread is for those that have a setup, or want information from people who own a setup, with information of products, Pro's and Con's, what to Buy/Avoid, post pics of your setup, Etc.


    I'm in the market looking for a half decent Simulator play seat setup that I can use for driving simulators, to normal mouse keyboard gaming, to general use or my PC. My 10yr+ old G25 is still going strong, but I fancy something more modern now.
    I have an Oculus Rift, and a 40" 4K monitor, so I'm not sure whether to wall mount the monitor or use part of the budget to buy a stand.

    Budget = £1K.

    So I need;
    • Wheel
    • Pedals
    • Shifter
    • Race Simulator

    Also, has anyone had experience with the ButtKicker?

    https://thebuttkicker.com/buttkicker-gamer2/
     
  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Looking into building a racing sim setup soon so will keep an eye on this thread.
     
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  3. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You know what sod it. Say I have £300 for a setup what would you recommend.
     
  4. jizwizard

    jizwizard in shirty's pouch

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    Gonna keep an eye on this as well

    True you up for a race at the weekend mate.
    List what titles you have and I’ll make sure they are installed
     
  5. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking at GT Omega Racing so far, which seem to be reasonable;

    https://www.gtomegaracing.com/

    £410 with the monitor stand
    £330 without

    Cockpit Content:

    • GT Omega Racing Chassis Frame (Very Sturdy Frame)
    • Drink Holder
    • Adjustable Wheel Mount
    • Rear Speaker Mounts.
    • Gearshifter Mount
    • Swivelling Keyboard Tray
    • Angled pedal plate
    • Full size reclinable Black with Red synthetic leather racing seat with seat sliders for easy adjustment.
    • Extension bars.
    • Velcro pads to securely fix your wheel and pedals.
    • Assembly tools.

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    Thurstmaster TX Wheel Servo or the T300?

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    With the Ferrari 599XX wheel:

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    Thrustmaster T3PA Pedals;

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    Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter;

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    I'm not sure how good they are, but the cheaper playseats are £260 on Amazon. Also my G25 will be up for sale.



    I should be able too. :thumb:

    I have Project cars 2, Assetto Corsa installed at the mo mate.
     
  6. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    I want this!


    Then I saw this - VR and Elite Dangerous with the Hotas would be absolutely sick!

     
  7. jizwizard

    jizwizard in shirty's pouch

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    Coolio mate got both. Loving pc2 round Cadwell and donny with the caterham
     
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  9. Mister_Tad

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  11. Spanky

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    If you need a wheel and pedals and want to keep within budget i cannot recommend the T300 alcantara edition ( if you can find one ) The wheel size is perfect and the feel of it is just second to none. The base is top notch and the package for the money is nigh unbeatable. The pedals arnt amazing but id say the package is worth it for the base/wheel alone. Perhaps a used set of fanatec clubsports somewhere down the road ....

    https://www.cleverboxes.com/thrustm...liate&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=webgains

    The GT Omega ART cockpit is very good value for money. However the triple mount only supports 24" monitors.
     
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  12. Spanky

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    That Butkicker 2 is really good too. Although beware ... the AMPS seem to blow up on them quite regularly. I think there are better options available with more research. I sold mine to Bdigital and i had no issues with it , it failed on him within a year. But they are very good for sim rigs ... take good advice on setup if you do get one.
     
  13. true_gamer

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    I'm in two minds whether to go for the TX servo base which is the same as the T300 apart from the max rotation. 900° is more than enough, and buy the add-ons.
    I've read some bad reviews regarding customer service and reliability of the two wheel bases. What's your experience of the wheel?

    I would love some Fanatec gear, but the budget is £1k for a wheel and cockpit, as I can't justify spending more to the misses. :)

    Also, I'll be using VR, and my 40" monitor, so I get the best of both worlds.


    Awesome, that is good to know, and thank you for all the info. I might have to invest in one. :)
     
  14. Spanky

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    If you can get that T300 Alcantara package i would go for it. FFB is really nice and the wheel is a joy to use. It comes with the T3PA pedals which includes the brake mod. The 2 pedal version you get with the TX and standard T300RS are utter pants. That said ... if you can get hold of a second hand set of the T500 pedals to go with then disco man ... The 599 wheel is bigger than all the others and its just .. 'right' . I would not hesitate to buy it. You will not find a better package for the money imho.

    That ART cockpit is all pre drilled for the wheel and pedals aswell which is a must. its a solid little rig , decent footprint too. I had a set of the Fanatec V2 pedals which i also sold to Bobby aswell and they are lovely but your talking real money then .... again ... IF you can find some. Hens teeth and no one who has then are daft enough to part with them. I had the Oculus aswell and i couldnt get on with it .. the draw distance is just too screen door for me , the sense of sitting in the car is utter amazing but the technology just isnt there quite yet. If it were me ... id go with triples.
     
  15. Spanky

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    I know Darrin Gangi is a complete dick , but its a very sensible review.

     
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  16. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I was more looking at £300 for everything i would need. Although it's not much in this hobby it's all I can realistically put into it for now.
     
  17. true_gamer

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    I've been doing a lot of research into what wheel etc. Think I've set my heart on the Combo below. Increasing my budget to £1400. (Just won't tell the misses...) :D
    Question is, are the CSL pedals any good compared to the Clubsport V3 pedals for the extra 250Euros, as I would lose any discount doing so?

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    Unfortunately, triple screen setup is not an option due to lack of space, the area is only 120cm x 180cm. Also I want to keep a big monitor as we watch Netflix in bed on it.

    As for the SDE, I totally get what you mean, as playing the likes of PC2 with a set clear day makes it horrible to look at the horizon, but changing the setting to 6pm and a nice overcast or rainy day makes it look even more better, reducing the SDE.
     
  18. true_gamer

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    Well I'm, sure I could sort you a deal on my G25, which is still a great wheel, and has more torque (2.5nm) than the G27 (2.3nm), G29/G290 (2.1nm)

    GT Omega have a wheel stand for £109 which seems solid from what I've seen.
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  19. true_gamer

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    I have my work cut out putting this beast together. :D

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    I'm really impressed with the build quality.
    The seat looks so much better than any pics will show.

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    The only con... The mess left from clearing the space! :D
     
  20. Mister_Tad

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    You're going to put that in your bedroom?
     

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