Looking for the perfect setup

IDGam3r

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I'll just bulletpoint the things that are important to me

  • Has really Good Force Feedback.
  • I play ALOT of F1 games.
  • I want a wheel ion the style of an F1 wheel.
  • I use PC.
  • I love wheels that can be used on more than just PC and one console.
  • My budget is not very flexible.
  • I don't have a lot of space in my little area where my computer setup is(a small 3x3m area)
  • Is very resposive
  • Has minimal input lag
  • Able to be used in ANY racing game, new or old.
  • No expensive materials(Alcantara, Carbon Fibre, ETC)
  • By either Fanatec or Thrustmaster.
 

Elaphe

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The TS-PC Racer with the stock F1/GT rim is a very good setup for what you want, and not too expensive. If you have some extra cash, you can upgrade the not-so-good Thrustmaster pedals with a Fanatec Clubsport set.
 
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Vranq

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CSL Elite PS4™ Starter Kit for PC and PS4 plus CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit would be the better choice in my opinion.
 
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Alex Townsend

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Budget is not flexible but no idea what the budget is...
My CSW V1 uses alcantera and is only compatible with PS3 and PC so guess that wouldn't be for you.
New Fanatec products have an adapter to use on PS4 and Xbox One afaik
 

Jason Mullin

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You're going to be spending $400 minimum any way you go for something decent, go Fanatec.
You'll have many more rim options and the CSL feels much smoother and refined than any of the Thrustmaster products I've tried.
I bought the xbox CSL with the P1 rim last week and couldn't be happier. Fanatec pedals are also better.
Good luck!
 
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Jason Mullin

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Too right, my £400 pedals are now closer to £550 in R&D
I hear you!

I'll compose a little list because it's relevant to the OP.

Wheels I've had since 2007.
Market dominated by Logitech back then, they were all great wheels.
DFGT
G25
G27

CSR Elite fantastic wheel still works great today!

Got on a Thrustmaster kick
T150 weak but great wheel, my son has it now.
T300 unreliable, internal PS caused it to keep overheating until it died.

Bought a TS-PC, FFB felt great, wheel looks and feels toyish.

CSL Elite bought two weeks ago favorite so far.
One day I'll go DD, but having most of the offerings across the 3 big manufacturers Fanatec is the best. You can feel the difference in material quality and performance.
 
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callumjtc

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I hear you!

I'll compose a little list because it's relevant to the OP.

Wheels I've had since 2007.
Market dominated by Logitech back then, they were all great wheels.
DFGT
G25
G27

CSR Elite fantastic wheel still works great today!

Got on a Thrustmaster kick
T150 weak but great wheel, my son has it now.
T300 unreliable, internal PS caused it to keep overheating until it died.

Bought a TS-PC, FFB felt great, wheel looks and feels toyish.

CSL Elite bought two weeks ago favorite so far.
One day I'll go DD, but having most of the offerings across the 3 big manufacturers Fanatec is the best. You can feel the difference in material quality and performance.
My next upgrade will be straight to 30NM Mige running Simucube. But only when my G27 dies...
 
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Alex Townsend

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I started out with a G25 as I think a few people do when just starting out. Make sure it's for you and don't bet your house on something you may not be doing in a year or so...

Then I upgraded to a Porsche Fanatec GT2 which I loved. Got it second hand on eBay and it died about 3 months in... guy I bought it from still had receipt with warranty, and Fanatec honoured it by sending me a new wheel!
No brainer that I stuck with Fanatec for my next upgrade.

In comes the CSW V1 with CSR Elite pedals. Plus felt like spending a little extra so bought the double pack of shifters that were ok but not great.
I was late to the V1 party so got a really good one that hasn't given me any problems. The pedals are great as they have load cell on the brake giving much greater feel. Muscle memory is great for braking on the limit.