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Discussion in 'Gaming Hardware' started by little P, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Big_J_29

    Big_J_29 Casual

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    Just realized the problem he is having, the get out of car/ reset button does indeed work, you have to hold it down, in this case that means touch it and hold for a second, works just fine.
     
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  2. Deb

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    I think I am going to have to try this, just need a mount.
     
  3. Big_J_29

    Big_J_29 Casual

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    This is all I am doing for the moment, wife picked up that stand at the Dollar store one day thinking it would be useful at some point and I am just using a C Clamp to hold it, do not want to do anything permanent since I have decided to go ahead and build a Rig. It is real sturdy because the desk actually supports the back of the pad.

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  4. Deb

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    Cool! I saw some on Amazon that I think might work. Don't know how much you want to spend on a rig, but I have two of rigs from Simetik (link below), they are extremely reasonable from a price stand point, great quality, pretty easy to put together and are delivered surprisingly quick. They do have seats available, but to me the Sparco seat is more comfortable.

    https://simetik-cockpits.myshopify.com/
     
  5. Fromthenavy

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    Finally got mine where I want it for now, Looking into a Mouse and Keyboard tray and something to hold the Vive while I'm not using it. Rig is an 8020 by 4playracing on ebay. Love it so far, really want to get a comfier seat but this knock off Sparco R100 works in the meantime.
     
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  6. Fromthenavy

    Fromthenavy TS3 SA

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    I just ordered the accuforce V2 and HE Pro Pedals, will keep you guys updated. Looking forward to the command center!
     
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  7. Deb

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    That's awesome Davey! Have had a little trouble with the paddle shifters on the V2, but replaced the spring and hopefully that is over with now. Otherwise, the wheel is great. I also have the HE Pro Pedals and probably the best money ever spent on sim equipment. Great feel, relatively easy to install and great quality!
     
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  8. Fromthenavy

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    Awesome! Looks like we're running the same setup :p
    Pedals should be here Wednesday or Thursday, no word on the Accuforce yet. There's a 2-3 week lead time on their website, Hopefully not the case but we'll see. Pedals are more important to get first anyways.

    Can't see myself going with motion just yet, I need an excuse to get me down to Naids.
     
  9. Deb

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    Yeah, I'd like to get back to Naid's too, haven't been in awhile. Bedo said the other day he thinks he might have moved to a different location but not sure.
     
  10. Slider

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    The best seat in the house :D Since I upgraded to V3, carper isn't strong enough and I just roll away in the chair. Next upgrade is a proper rig to put triples and peripherals on.

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  11. Kelley G

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    Been meaning to post in here for a while but the rig has never been "finished". So here is the old rig followed by the new one.


    The first rig was a playseat evo with fanatec V2.5 base, V3 pedals and a homemade triple monitor set up. The centre post naturaly drove me nuts. The stairs were still usable however cramped. I took a tumble down them once (no major issues other then bruised tailbone for a week) and that was the point at which i decided on a complete overhaul.

    The new rig is 100% homemade.

    Used a 3/4" MDF base (covered in workout mat) to bolt all the 2x4 and 1x4's to secure it together. These were wrapped in carbon fibre vinyl.

    The aluminum pieces are actually 2" PVC pipe wrapped in aluminum vinyl and are there to provide stability. Part of the way through the build I decided I wanted to mount a HOTAS and joystick for flight sims so drawing inspiration from @John Navara 's 80/20 design I found out that VESA Mounts worked wonderful to allow adjustability.

    The seat is from a 2003 BMW 3 series (I love my cars seats so I picked a spare one up used)

    In the process of the build I upgraded to an i7-7700 card as I found a good deal on a used one which was also needed to run the oculus.


    For those of you keeping score, during the 12 hours of Sebring you could hear saws and drills through my mic. That was the beginning of the build. I had a lot of help from my father along the way, including CAD drawings and extra hands every step of the way. Overall very happy with the end result. It is very sturdy, and i am getting quite used to VR. A little cable management and hopefully I will be done building for a long while.
     

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  12. Kitlope

    Kitlope Hardcore

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    Let me guess, the little dome lights beside the stairs were installed after the tumble? They look like lights anyway.

    Very nice rig. :)
     
  13. John Navara

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    Kelley,

    Nice looking rig. Simple yet very useful.

    John
     
  14. Kelley G

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    The dome lights have actually been there a lot longer then the rig. Was a DIY I saw on one of those life hacks videos.
     
  15. Shilka

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    After 5 years said bye to the gtx660 and upgraded to an i5 8400 6 core with gtx 1070;

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  16. Skid_Marc_

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    Six cores! *PogChamp* I love that you can now get six cores at a consumer level! Hope not all works for you! Should be a very noticeable upgrade! Good luck and enjoy, Shilka!
     
  17. little P

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    Like I said before congratulations mate, looks like a monster rig, you held out really well and I think you upgraded at a perfect time to be honest. Hopefully you'll be seeing games at Ultra level now, and glad to see you have joined the RGB movement too lol :)

    PC's that double as club lights at night pwn :D
     

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