Show your Cockpit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Georg Ortner, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. ElNino

    ElNino Well-Known Member

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    An anecdote to help you decide...I started out with an AMD R9 270 card running triple monitors - did 720p very nicely. Now running an R9-290x for 1080p triples and doing well with high settings (not maxed). It did not hog as much power as I thought it would. My CPU is an AMD FX6300
     
  2. Sean Kenney

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    The whole 290 hate is a bit hilarious....some minor reasons yes. Got mine for like 189.
     
  3. ElNino

    ElNino Well-Known Member

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    Yup, mine was a gift, but i know other comparably powered cards are way pricey. Mine has given me some issues with an occasional spontaneous reboot only when web browsing of all things, but given the price/performance and what i'm asking of it, it's been great. No plans to swap it out for the next year or two.
     
  4. Sean Kenney

    Sean Kenney Well-Known Member

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    I got 3 free games and civ BE with mine as well!! Saphire.

    Who makes yours? I got a cheapo card maker last time and my card does all sorts of weird things.
     
  5. ElNino

    ElNino Well-Known Member

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    Mine is an Asus, i believe it's a decently higher end one. Yup, I also got the 3 free games - but i play none of them, R3E or Eurotruck Simulator 2 eat up all my gaming time lately. Was supposed to a get a free RAMdisk app but that was just a discount instead.....bah!

    The other thing the card used to do but has seemingly cleared up is when is wakes up from sleep or monitor shutdown, one monitor will be colored snow basically. Have to change catalyst profiles to clear up - has not happened in a long time, maybe a recent driver update or even windows 8 update fixed that.

    Overall, it's great deal. So much raw power for so little money - you won't hear me complaining! Only current issue is the web browsing restart, which is once or twice a week tops! Hell, it's a Windows machine, so a restart here and there is not a bad thing :D
     
  6. Tim Draper

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    Finally got mine 98% done now. Its been a 1.5yr project so time to show it off a bit :)
    left to do is a button box (buy some buttons), and replace the monitor arm mounts for ones far more stable and solid. Maybe also go for a keyboard&trackball mount table but I'm not too fussed about that atm.

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  7. D0K

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    Been doing more reading since posting and I have to say I'm definitely leaning towards a trip screen setup. ;) (any good recommended monitors, preferrably 24"+)
     
  8. ElNino

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    Not sure where you are located but check these 24" acers out on walmart.com. I have 2, really wish i had bought a 3rd instead of getting something different used for my 3rd. They have the right mounts, look good, and are really inexpensive.
     
  9. D0K

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    Thanks ElNino, those look similar to what I've seen on Tiger and Newegg as well. I also need to find a good triple monitor mount. I thought about getting the stand sold by Rseat (where I got my RS1), but they want $440.00, and thats before shipping. So definitely shopping around for good equipment, but affordable as well.
     
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  10. Tarik Userli

    Tarik Userli Well-Known Member

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    ok, when i saw your rigs i dont wanna show mine....
     
  11. shardshunt

    shardshunt Well-Known Member

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    was mine that good, gosh your making me blush.
     
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  12. jilt

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    OMG, the things I see in this topic..... :eek:

    I think from now on it is mandatory to name the price you payed for you complete rig!
    This way I wont feel like a complete noob..... o_O
     
  13. Gregor

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    The look, the money and the label ist unimportend! Only fun, creativity, your feeling and loving simracing counts!
     
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  14. Thomas Friedrich

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    @Gregor is right! I've got a DIY rig I spent less than 100 Euros on. Now I want a rSeat RS1, that won't make me faster. I drive a Fanatec CSR for about four years and I will buy a CSW V2 in the near future and I know, that won't make me any faster too. It's not the money, it's god given talent and practise. You have to put some heart into sim racing and a lot of time, hardware is secondary IMO.
     
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  15. jilt

    jilt Well-Known Member

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    You are all probably right, but I had a few OMG moments... :)
    Fun in your hobby is most important!
     
  16. Rik Fast

    Rik Fast Well-Known Member

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    Yes i had them too, the rigs you see here makes you drool.

    @Thomas Friedrich : I also want the RS1 it looks like a very decent and sturdy setup. Three screens maybe... if R3E will support it proper in the future. Maybe if i dig a lot in my garden i find some ancient roman coins to fund it.
     
  17. GregoryLeo

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    Oh come on, I showed my laptop on a folding table plugged into the family TV set!o_O How much worse than that can it be. It's like everybody else said. It's about fun;) If your on a budget......
     
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  18. shardshunt

    shardshunt Well-Known Member

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    Worse
     
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  19. GregoryLeo

    GregoryLeo Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with that rig. Job done as they say in racing. Very cool. It doesn't matter what you race on or how good you are. The only thing that matters is how much fun you have with it. Have fun. See you on the track.
     
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  20. shardshunt

    shardshunt Well-Known Member

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    I agree but its still a lot worse
    (i dont race to be fast)