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Sim racers - what are you running?

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by swannyUK, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Robert896r1

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 28, 2018

    Posts: 652

    Look for used OSW setups as quite a few people are getting the new Simucube 2 systems. You should be able to get a 20nm MiGe for 500-600. The OSW will last you many years and the firmware/software will continue to be supported.

    If you can drive competently in real life, it'll feel great and natural right way.
     
  2. jonnylaris

    Hitman

    Joined: Feb 2, 2007

    Posts: 977

    Location: Belfast

    Would it be worthwhile spending the extra and going for a fanatec DD wheel? In other words going for something that has way more support and compatibility? If it means spending £2k all in for wheels, pedals and shifter for something I'd never have to upgrade I would consider it.

    This is the one I was looking at:

    DD Base:
    https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/wheel-bases/podium-wheel-base-dd1-eu-1.html

    Wheel:
    https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-bmw-m3-gt2-eu.html

    Pedals:
    https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/pedals/clubsport-pedals-v3-eu.html

    Shifter:
    https://www.fanatec.com/eu-en/shifters/clubsport-shifter-sq-eu.html

    Total incl. VAT £1,899.01
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
  3. Damien.

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 20, 2006

    Posts: 6,612

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Really wanting to get into racing sims myself. I like the look of F1 2019, Project Cars 2, Assetto Corsa and possibly some Kart sims.

    What rig would you guys recommend? Don’t mind spending for good hardware but wouldn’t want to get something that I wont appreciate the benefits of. Settled on a sim labs rig, seat and monitor stand but I need advise on the wheel and pedals.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
  4. Robert896r1

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 28, 2018

    Posts: 652

    For those games, Simucube 1 or 2 (pro) www.simracingbay.com for the wheel.

    Pedals, Huesinkveld Sprints or Ultimates. You won't have to think about upgrades again for *many* years.
     
  5. danoliver1

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 24, 2005

    Posts: 3,012

    Location: MANC-chester

    ^ this also factor in the price of a wheel and button box. I have a simucube 1 and huesinkveld sprints so can vouch for how good they are.
     
  6. Robert896r1

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 28, 2018

    Posts: 652

    I have the GT1 wheel here and it’s amazing. https://www.simracingcoach.com/en/tienda/

    I’m VR only (pimax) so I don’t need the LED and such but he can get the Pro if he’s going flatscreens.
     
  7. rjk

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 8, 2007

    Posts: 25,272

    Just finished my setup and spotted the thread so thought I would share

    Full setup:
    Simlab GT1 Evo
    Corbeau Clubsport seat
    Fanatec CSL Elite LC pedals
    T300
    Logitech K400 wireless keyboard
    ROG Swift monitor on an Amazon Basics long reach monitor arm.

    Excuse terrible cables at the rear of the desk. its a work in progress.

    Swings over to the desk in seconds. :cool:


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    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  8. burtie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 16, 2005

    Posts: 2,076

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  9. burtie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 16, 2005

    Posts: 2,076

    Trak Racer R6 cockpit
    Trak Racer keyboard mouse tray
    Track Racer monitor stand
    43" Samsung superwide
    Fanatec CSL elite
    Fanatec McLaren GT3 wheel
    ClubSport Steering Wheel BMW
    Fanatec clubsport pedals v3
    Fanatec clubsport shifter
    Fanatec handbrake
    Logitech 5.1 speakers
    Coolermaster keyboard and mouse
    Button box
    Oculus rift s
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
  10. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,752

    Location: Birmingham

    A slight derail but this seems the best place to ask. I have just ordered a Sim Lab Gt1 evo cockpit but being on the larger side I know bucket seats can be a bit snug so I didn't order one. If I want to fit a regular car seat, am I correct in thinking it should just be a case of undoing the seat rails from the floor of a car and bolting them to the cockpit? I'm sure it will be apparent once I have the cockpit but I'm trying to plan in advance so I can have everything set up asap once it is delivered.
     
  11. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,635

    Location: Birmingham

    It's just 80/20 so yes, that should work.
     
  12. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,752

    Location: Birmingham

    @NeverWinter Thanks :) Everyone loves the world should :D I did assume so good to know it should be that easy. As I'll be scrapping my old car soon, time to get the tape measure out to see if it'll fit the dimensions of the cockpit :)
     
  13. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,635

    Location: Birmingham

    I put a normal car seat on my GT Omega cockpit which isn’t as versatile. Good luck anyway.
     
  14. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,752

    Location: Birmingham

    Bit of a long shot, Are there any sim racers around Birmingham/Midlands with a Fanatec podium, CSL or Clubsport wheel base? (Can't be the CSR Elite base) I bought a Clubsport Formula wheel from Ebay but I think one of the buttons isn't working. However my Fanatec order is still 2-3 weeks away so I don't have a wheel base to test it :( I'm hoping someone has a compatible wheel base and for beer tokens will test the wheel for me as I'd rather not wait 2-3 weeks to raise a return.
     
  15. danoliver1

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 24, 2005

    Posts: 3,012

    Location: MANC-chester

    Might be better to ask here. https://www.racedepartment.com/forums/sim-racing-hardware.159/
     
  16. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,635

    Location: Birmingham

    Wish I had one of those to help.
     
  17. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,752

    Location: Birmingham

    No worries @NeverWinter , I saw you were in Bham but I didn’t know what equipment you had. Always was going to be a long shot.
     
  18. NeverWinter

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2003

    Posts: 5,635

    Location: Birmingham

    Got the Fanatec CSR currently but waiting on the feelvr if it ever happens. If my csr breaks before then I’ll probably get one of the ones you’ve mentioned.
     
  19. UncleRhino

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 5, 2019

    Posts: 76

    Logitech G920, amazing for the price
     
  20. Greboth

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,752

    Location: Birmingham

    I used to have a G29 mounted to my desk but as I've finished my new set up I should update;
    Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base and PS4 wheel
    Fanatec Clubsport Formula Black wheel rim
    Fanatec Clubsport V3 Pedals with brake performance kit
    Fanatec Clubsport Shifter SQ 1.5
    Fanatec Clubsport Handbrake
    All mounted to a Sim Lab GT1 Evo cockpit with 32" TV on Sim Lab single screen mount and an MX5 'Tombstone' seat.