z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
5/20/21 12:10 p.m.

Still have to finish adjusting and tightening down the monitors, have to pull the pedals since I forgot to plug in a cable, then download drivers and get everything configured. Had to go prebuilt on the PC since you can't find a GPU.

Fanatec CSL Elite wheel/pedals with the load cell
3-32 curved, 1440p 144hz Samsung G5 monitors
Skytech Gaming PC
Ryzen 9 3900x
1tb NVMe
850w Gigabyte power supply
16 gb ram
MSI 3080 GPU

 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
5/20/21 1:40 p.m.

I read the specs first and thought to myself- "how'd you get a GPU?" And then read prebuilt. Looks good. 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
5/20/21 1:52 p.m.

Nice.  Now block off your Wednesday nights an come join us  https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/simulation-central/assetto-corsa-on-pc/174453/page1/

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
5/20/21 2:10 p.m.

In reply to ProDarwin :

Will do! Looking forward to getting everything going. Haven't had a sim rig since right after I got divorced, so 5+ years!

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
5/20/21 7:15 p.m.

Excellent.  If you join that would bring the group to 10 or 11 people.  I think we consistently have 6 or 7 regulars now.

 

I'm jealous of the triples and 3080.  Or the fact that you have a relatively new card.  I was ready to buy when the 3xxx was first released, but at the rate its going, I wont get my hands on a card until its time for me to build (or buy) a whole new system.

What is the platform for the 'rig'?  WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR BEER?

AaronT
AaronT Reader
5/20/21 8:12 p.m.

That's a seriously nice setup! 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
5/20/21 10:44 p.m.
AaronT said:

That's a seriously nice setup! 

I sold my Miata in March. My lady and I both work from home, the NC wasn't really doing it for me, and we only need one car. I had been saving for awhile and I get a bonus next month so I said to hell with it. I'll probably buy one of the new Twins when they come out the end of this year. But for right now, only having one car hasn't been a problem. 

ProDarwin, yeah, I typically would have built my own, but with no GPU's available I just bought a pre-built since I was tired of waiting to build one. This was a Skytech Chronos pre-built, IE, no configuration changes allowed. It cost $2879 shipped, but I had within a week of ordering and it's seriously fast. 

The rig is a Trak Racer TR8 with Trak Racer triple monitor stand. Waiting for my swiveling keyboard/mouse tray to get here and for them to finish their next run of buttkicker mounts. Get the monitors dialed in and I should be good to go. Everything is low enough that I can just put my drink on the floor next to me. laugh

AaronT
AaronT Reader
5/21/21 8:47 a.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

I'm in a somewhat similar situation. Have a NB Miata and a DD, considering selling both for a new twin, but I should wait for a pay raise of some sort. 
I'm mostly done setting up my sim rig.

  • 3070
  • 11th gen i7
  • Rift S VR
  • Rigmetal 8020 chassis
  • G29 wheel
  • heusinkveld sprints in the mail
     

I'll upgrade the wheel at some point but the market is weird right now. VR is cool because it lets my sim footprint be the size of the chassis and sits next to my desk in the breakfast nook.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
5/21/21 9:28 a.m.

That's a really nice setup. I'm jelly. Enjoy!

spacecadet (Forum Supporter)
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/21/21 9:30 a.m.

Triples look cool, but after going to VR i can't imagine driving any other way in a SIM.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/21/21 12:50 p.m.

Looks nice!

I just upgraded to 32 GB of ram for my setup and it smoothed things out a bit in VR for me using iRacing so that might be the only thing to consider with your prebuilt.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
5/21/21 1:16 p.m.
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) said:

Triples look cool, but after going to VR i can't imagine driving any other way in a SIM.

Haven't tried VR, but I wear glasses for one. And I want to try some enduro stuff and wearing a headset for longer than a sprint race sounds uncomfortable.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
5/21/21 1:20 p.m.
z31maniac said:
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) said:

Triples look cool, but after going to VR i can't imagine driving any other way in a SIM.

Haven't tried VR, but I wear glasses for one. And I want to try some enduro stuff and wearing a headset for longer than a sprint race sounds uncomfortable.

Its not terrible but it takes its toll. I had custom lenses made for my Oculus but was a pain to swap them out for other people and ended up going big 34 inch curved monitor. 

 

ROG makes these really cool refraction clips tat fit on triple monitors for not a lo of money that really help emersion FYI. 

 

Asus Bezel-free kit uses lenses to render the annoying things invisible -  CNET

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
5/21/21 3:43 p.m.

VR is hit and miss.  Don't judge it based on the first headset you use.

I prefer triples, but VR is quickly closing the gap.  To some VR is already the clear winner.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
5/21/21 4:27 p.m.
spacecadet (Forum Supporter) said:

Triples look cool, but after going to VR i can't imagine driving any other way in a SIM.

How did you solve the wearing glasses issue?

AaronT
AaronT Reader
5/21/21 10:54 p.m.

VR is the clear winner for me. I can drive for well over an hour with the Rift S and my tolerance has been improving. I can turn similar or better times in VR with a Logitech wheel and pedals than I can in a triple monitor/dd wheel/Fanatec club sport pedal setup. 

ProDarwin
ProDarwin MegaDork
5/25/21 1:46 p.m.

*ahem*

AC Racing tomorrow night... will you be joining us Z31?

Azryael
Azryael Reader
6/5/21 12:27 p.m.

That's awesome! I want to eventually build a sim station of my own for StarCitizen, Mechwarrior Online, and perhaps even some racing games.

I'm in awe of some sim stations people have for games like Euro Truck Sim. Incredible!

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