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      12-06-2019, 04:05 PM   #1
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Anyone build their own sim racing rig?

Am looking to put something together, preferably VR, on an expandable platform where I can add motion actuators at some point.

What VR platform is the best?

What games/software should I checkout?

Am looking for the most realistic experience, with a variety of tracks to drive on. Specifically GT type cars, not F1.
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HP Reverb is best VR for sim racing. Pimax 8KX could be even better, but it's not out yet.
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Anyone build their own sim racing rig?

Am looking to put something together, preferably VR, on an expandable platform where I can add motion actuators at some point.

What VR platform is the best?

What games/software should I checkout?

Am looking for the most realistic experience, with a variety of tracks to drive on. Specifically GT type cars, not F1.
While I don't quite know much about adding movement to a platform, I can speak on some of the points.

For a VR headset, get whatever you like the best and whatever is the most comfortable. I prefer roomscale headset so you dont have to set up IR cameras, and I LOVE my Oculus Quest. It has it's limitations, but for $400 it's amazing. I MUCH prefer it over the Vive.

If you don't already have a wheel setup, Fanatac is very very highly regarded. I personally use a Logitech G27 though.

For games, Assetto Corsa is good (from what I have heard and read, never used it personally). I really like iRacing, but it can be a bit costly. At work in our multi-million dollar sim, we use RFactor 2. Felt extremely extremely realistic, but I have no idea how they have it running, and I know we have our own tire / aero systems running.
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While I don't quite know much about adding movement to a platform, I can speak on some of the points.

For a VR headset, get whatever you like the best and whatever is the most comfortable. I prefer roomscale headset so you dont have to set up IR cameras, and I LOVE my Oculus Quest. It has it's limitations, but for $400 it's amazing. I MUCH prefer it over the Vive.

If you don't already have a wheel setup, Fanatac is very very highly regarded. I personally use a Logitech G27 though.

For games, Assetto Corsa is good (from what I have heard and read, never used it personally). I really like iRacing, but it can be a bit costly. At work in our multi-million dollar sim, we use RFactor 2. Felt extremely extremely realistic, but I have no idea how they have it running, and I know we have our own tire / aero systems running.
Are you sure its not RFactor Pro? not the same as RF2.

+1 for iracing and AC competizione.
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Are you sure its not RFactor Pro? not the same as RF2.

+1 for iracing and AC competizione.
Ah, I may have misheard "pro" as "two." Valid point.
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Reviving this thread as I finally pulled the trigger. Decided against VR and went with a triple 27" monitor setup at 1440p. Custom built PC with an RTX 2080 Super video card.

Going with an 80/20 built chassis bought from 4playracing on ebay, pretty much the only person in the US still holding stock.

For hardware, I went with a full Fanatec setup with their clubsport setup (BMW GT2 Wheel obviously)

For a seat, I went with an OMF TRS-X.

Stuff should start arriving today, the chassis will likely take a week or two.

Super stoked to get behind the wheel
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