How much money did you spend on your simracing hardware

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How much money did you spend on your simracing hardware

Poll closed Jan 14, 2020.
  1. > €5000

    35 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. > €4000

    8 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. > €3000

    12 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. > €2000

    10 vote(s)
    9.5%
  5. > €1500

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. > €1000

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. > €750

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  8. > €500

    7 vote(s)
    6.7%
  9. > €250

    9 vote(s)
    8.6%
  10. > €100

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. JimmyT

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    No no no, I beg to differ. There is a Mrs T, and she likes to come to the V8's with me. (best part is, she doesn't like to race in the rig, so it's all mine);)
     
  2. nonamenow

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    Does she have an older sister?:D
     
  3. ADSTA

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    That's the way wives think it should be. :D
     
  4. fireballR18

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    :D:D
     
  5. Flaux

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    ~ 1.800 €
     
  6. vegaguy5555

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    I'm a sim designer, so way over 10 000 here so far. Hopefully this year I will be able to say a 100 000 +.
     
  7. vittorio

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    what is a sim designer, can you please elaborate?
     
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  8. mantasisg

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    It is a person who design a sim :D

    And in these days people started calling rigs to be simulators somehow.

    No, rig is not a simulator. Rig itself doesn't simulate anything, it is item that increase experience of simulation software, which is in fact the true simulator. Except if it is PC2 or Raceroom or Gran Turismo Sport or whatever other mass market bs that tries to obtain the prestige of true simulation and dumbs out everyone into thinking that that simulate, also I am now going to get called out an elitist and gate keeper, and end of rant

    Rig is not a simulator at all.
     
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  9. DaREALMastaD

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    Not trying to go too far off topic but I believe you are combining two different terms, simulator and simulation. As defined in multiple resources, a simulator can include both hardware and software (a machine with a similar set of controls designed to provide a realistic imitation of the operation of a vehicle, aircraft, or other complex system, used for training purposes.). A good amount of users try to simulate (imitate the appearance or character of) a vehicle by purchasing steering wheels (ffb), seats, motion devices etc in order to capture the same experience. Not all are necessarily great pieces of hardware but it's an effort to simulate the experience.
     
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  10. GeraArg

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    Spend 10K in hardware.
    Cry for a $10 DLC.
    :D
     
  11. JimmyT

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    Not me, I think $12.50 (AUD) is a fair price for my DLC.
    But I hear what you're saying.;)
     
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  12. vegaguy5555

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    I was just being lazy. Simulator cockpit designer. And yes, it is simulating a cockpit. Not just a rig to mount everything to. It looks different and more importantly, feels different. Hopefully more realistic. But that's the goal.
     
  13. Jerry Schuryk

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    I'm glad you didn't - I stopped counting at 5000.01 - knowing the actual total would adversely affect my state of denial.
     
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  14. R.Noctua

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    ~3300,00
    PC, 1440p display, wheel/pedals, seat :)
     
  15. Emery

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    Changing my vote (already?!?)

    Working on building a new simrig, modifying a secondhand electric recliner for seat: $55

    Total: $4490 US, so have exceeded $4k Euros
     
  16. pkelly

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    Okay, Emery - "modifying a secondhand electric recliner for seat" - gotta show(pics) of the end result of this project
     
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  17. juanchioooo

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    of those there are many types of individuals around here:);)
     
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  18. The Iron Wolf

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    It could be a 2 or 3 seater, too! With cup holders :)
     
  19. JimmyT

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    And I thought I was pretentious when my old rig had a sheepskin seat cover. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Emery

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    I started a thread for the build over on RaceDepartment: https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/the-next-cockpit-extremely-adjustable-seating.177321/

    This seat is so ugly right now that it needs a sheepskin!

    I saw those, but am too cheap to go down that route. I know $4k Euros doesn't sound cheap, but things add up fast when it comes to a cockpit... those darn graphic cards and triple screens and a decent wheel/shifter/pedal are budget killers.
     

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