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How much would you spend?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by jimortality, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    On your sim racing hobby? I've just started back a couple of weeks ago and so far, I've spent a fair bit but I'm now looking to invest in a GT Omega ART cockpit (After I've just bought a wheelstand ffs lol) I've been buying things but I may as well have spent my money on the cockpit straight off but there we go, we live and learn. Basically though I'm trying to convince myself it's a worthwhile investment £259. Can I class this as a serious hobby or am I just another normal gamer? I know people on here have probably spent thousands on their set ups. Do you have to justify it to yourselves or your wives etc? From what we spend, people say "you could've bought a real car" blah de blah so I'm just looking for you all to justify me to purchase the cockpit hahahaha! it will skint me no doubt but I work hard and pay all my normal bills (rent, electric, loans etc) so do I stay with what I have or should I invest? is it a proper hobby or just gaming? I've attached a photo of what I have now but I'm 50/50 as to which way to go next plus I'm at work all day and bored lololol. Cheers for reading :)
     

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  2. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    It's getting harder on this site to get a bloody response!
     
  3. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    It really depends on how serious you are taking it. I did ran several leauges and five years with a G25 clamped to my desk and that was it. So had 150€ simracing equipment. Even when I started my job after studying and then obviously having more money available I didn't spent it on simracing, but this year I bought a new wheel and then figured out a button box would be nice and I even spent more than 150€ on a Dash, that was the total worth of my old "rig" :D
    Sometime in the future I have to get some sort of rig as my chair/desk combo is not that comfortable, but that has to wait. I dont have expensive hobbys or waste my money in anyway, so I have no problem to justify the 1300€ I spent this year. I used to play e-guitar and still have my guitars and these things are often a lot more expensive. It depends what you are after. There are people who spent thousands of euros on motion rigs, which is something I can't see me do even if I had the money, because for that money I would go Karting or something.

    If you compare it to real racing and Karting even a trible screen setup, with a bodnar wheel is not expensive long term as you can have track time whenever you want. A 40min Kart race with Karts that have a bit more bhp costs me around 60€. I did 6 competetive online races this week, that would mean 360€ worth of Karting. Personally I most enjoy the competition, so it doesn't make a huge diffrence for me if I have it on a real or virtual track in in this regard even a more expensive setup is still justifiable as long as increase the thing you are after immersion, feel whatever.
     
  4. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Cheers Frederic, I ordered the GT Omega ART rig and I don't even feel any guilt lol!! So in the past month I've purchased the Thrustmaster TX wheel some T500 pedals, The F1 add on and GTE rim, the TH8 Shifter and now the GT rig. ****! its not all paid for if you know what I mean lol, Mr credit is my friend but I know I will get many hours of pleasure from using it. I'm also selling my xbox one and laptop so that will cover some of it. Now I've written it down though it does seem rather a lot of gear :-( hjelp what have I done?????? lol
     
  5. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    My total spendings over the last 9 years.

    - Logitech MOMO
    - Logitech G25 (still works :D)
    - Logitech G27 (still works :cool:) +
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    All three newly purchased = Not much

    Not much : gazillion hours online = Free.

    Sim racing is free :thumbsup:
     
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  6. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Hopefully this new stuff for me will last me that long. What is a G29? I know the 27 and 25 but not the 29.
     
  7. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Oops, typo and corrected.
     
  8. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    I really need to stop spending now but when does it end? next I will want the triple screen stand with 3 monitors but no!!! I must resist for at least a year.
     
  9. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    Depends I have no problem to resist. 3 monitors is too much hassle for me in my setup and I am so used to single screen racing I have no issue to race close with others using 1 screen. With things like the Oculus Rift coming I want to wait, because with triple screens you are going expensive :D
     
  10. JeffL

    JeffL
    Right on Brother, I hear ya, it's all good. Premium Member

    Are you guys running your sims with a Commodore 64 you bought at a garage sale or something.:roflmao:
    By far the most expensive part of my rig is the computer. I've just talked to my bank about a "next gen" loan. :D
     
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  11. Frederic Schornstein

    Frederic Schornstein
    TXL Racing Premium Member

    I own a good computer anyway. I had one before simracing and I would still have one without it. As I have no seperate rig there is no PC cost involved for me ;)
     
  12. I'm addicted to sim racing and don't mind spending every last "available" cent on it. Problem is it's not always available, plus I'm a gear/gadget guy.
     
  13. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Now that's what I'm talking about lol
     
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  14. I am a new guy to this and I shopped and weighed all my options and I even ordered a set of plans from Ricmotech but in the end I spent 3 days cutting welding and riviting a square tube steel rig on wheels and a monitor stand with adjustable arms for 3 27" monitors. It was a lot cheaper but a lot more work. But in the end its exactly what I wanted. The wood richmotech one is really nice and only 100.00 worth of materials maybe but I wanted something I can easily move and I can disassemble it easy and throw it in a car trunk if I had to! LOL
     
  15. Ask yourself this. Can you afford it? Will you enjoy it? If you answered yes and yes then please continue to spend. Lol
     
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  16. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    What if I answered no and yes but still bought it lol
     
  17. Then you're going to have to lie to yourself clearly!! Now go forth and ENJOY!! lol
     
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  18. I have a spreadsheet listing my planned upgrades for the years come, atm it totals at about €2300....
    And I haven't started adding butt kickers, motion or that bloody G4 seat I want so badly to that list lol
     
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  19. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Sounds like I'm in good company then when it comes to spending.
     
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  20. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus
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    I feel guilty after spending so much money but when it arrives their is no more guilt:laugh:
    If i buy something for 500 the missus thinks its 250 :rolleyes:
    I have spent 2900 euro is the last 2 two years on my rig.
    Then my pc cost about 800 to build which is two years old and nearly time to upgrade the gpu.
    I ordered a momo wheel last week for my wheel and want to upgrade my csw base to the new v2 and a new surround sound.
    Thats all for this year :whistling:
     
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