For those looking to buy their first or their next piece of sim racing hardware, RaceDepartment member random callsign has created a buyer’s guide.
Sim racing can be an expensive venture when considering the associated hardware purchases. Purchasing a new wheel, pedals or cockpit is something we hope to do only once, or at least something that meets our needs for sim racing for years to come. RaceDepartment member randomcallsign has created an excellent buyer’s guide for sim racing hardware.
Rather than focus on gear that’s unattainable for most of us, the focus of random callsign’s video are more budget-friendly wheels, pedals and cockpits. Starting with gear below the £100 mark, moving through the mid-tier or sub-£500 price point.
The used market is the first topic the video addresses. While this is a common entry point for sim racers into the sim hardware market, there are things to look for, and things to look out for. RC helps us here by highlighting where deals can be found, and how to better identify those deals.
RC moves on to then cover the new market for wheels, pedals and cockpits. There are numerous hardware options across various budget levels, and the video showcases multiple manufacturer options at each level. This should help sim racers find the right piece of equipment for their needs and budget level.
The video was inspired by the late William Marsh, known on YouTube as Sim Racing Paddock. Sadly, William passed away recently, but his legacy in the sim community lives on through his videos. His own buyer’s guide from last year has garnered over 2,000,000 views.
Be sure to check out the random callsign’s excellent buyer’s guide, and leave a comment below on your own recommendations or wish list at your price point.