First Time Sim Racing - Buying the equipment

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RomaRacing
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First Time Sim Racing - Buying the equipment

Post by RomaRacing » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:45 am

Kia ora guys!

Just joined up to KiwiSimRacing today, and very keen to get any and all feedback as I look to enter the world of Sim Racing.

I've been playing racing games since GT1 way back in 1999, attended a few F1 GPs (Monza 2019 a real highlight) and other motorsport events over the years, raced a car around a track, but have never purchased a sim setup at home.

With the wife's blessing, I'm now looking to get something setup for around the $2000 mark, and want to get some reasonably decent gear ordered and setup over the coming months. I'll be using my existing Xbox One X as a starting point (F1 2019, PC2, Assetto Corsa, FM7, FH4) and could look at getting a gaming PC down the line.

Here is what I'm thinking of getting as a starting point:
  • Thrustmaster TX for PC/XB1 - budgeting $600-$1000 depending on the model (458/leather)
  • Next Level Challenger Sim Cockpit - budget of $600-$800
  • 1x 24"-32" 1080P/4K, HDR, 16:9 Monitor - budgeting around $500
Does anyone have any thoughts/suggestions/comments on the above, and if there is something better I could be buying for the budget I have in mind?

Cheers,
Dylan

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Re: First Time Sim Racing - Buying the equipment

Post by Bull » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:58 am

Make sure you get a monitor that has a good refresh rate - 120hz or higher. You won't notice it much on Xbox but it makes a world of difference on PC

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Re: First Time Sim Racing - Buying the equipment

Post by Bull » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:59 am

And welcome :)

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Re: First Time Sim Racing - Buying the equipment

Post by Also_Taz » Tue May 26, 2020 1:57 pm

I'd ignore the seat for now and spend your budget on getting the best wheel and pedals you can, then keeping an eye out for a seat etc locally as they sometimes pop up pretty cheap.

That's just me though, I know some are big into the aesthetics.

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