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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/10/2013, 11:18 pm

I know that this is an Xbox dominant site, but does anyone race on iRacing?


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Post by GuNzAbLaZiN69 on 10/11/2013, 6:00 pm

I'm contemplating buying a wheel and a subscription. I know every single site on the internet recommends iracing for sim racing, but is it that much better than Forza?
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Post by Guest on 10/11/2013, 7:00 pm

I do! So does mx5 miata

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Post by Guest on 10/11/2013, 7:07 pm

GuNzAbLaZiN69 wrote:I'm contemplating buying a wheel and a subscription. I know every single site on the internet recommends iracing for sim racing, but is it that much better than Forza?
Depends on what you mean by better?

iRacing is a sim and Forza is more of an arcade. iRacing has a better physics engine than forza. And when you crash in Forza you kinda brush it off, crashing in iRacing reduces your license level. You need to have certain license levels to race certain cars.

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Post by GuNzAbLaZiN69 on 10/11/2013, 8:35 pm

Yeah, I've done some research. I'm definitely going to get it. I've already ordered a logitech g27 wheel for it too Very Happy .
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Post by Guest on 10/11/2013, 9:04 pm

GuNzAbLaZiN69 wrote:Yeah, I've done some research. I'm definitely going to get it. I've already ordered a logitech g27 wheel for it too Very Happy.
Can't wait to race with ya cheers 

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Post by GuNzAbLaZiN69 on 10/11/2013, 9:29 pm

Yep. See you soon.
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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/12/2013, 12:58 am

my Gen 6 Chevy i painted tonight

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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/12/2013, 12:59 am

GuNzAbLaZiN69 wrote:Yeah, I've done some research. I'm definitely going to get it. I've already ordered a logitech g27 wheel for it too Very Happy.
awesome man, i have the g27 and absolutely LOVE it

miata and danger, send me a friends request
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Post by luongo27 on 10/12/2013, 2:47 pm

I wouldn't mind trying it



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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/12/2013, 4:17 pm

Just let me know if you do man. I have my A liscense on ovals now so I can drive anything on that side. But I am only a rookie on the road racing.
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Post by s0ul harv3st on 10/12/2013, 7:35 pm

What kind of cars are there besides what they advertise on the site. It seems like a pretty skimpy list to me.

How is painting? That RR looks amazing when compared to Forza paints.


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Post by Guest on 10/12/2013, 8:18 pm

s0ul harv3st wrote:What kind of cars are there besides what they advertise on the site. It seems like a pretty skimpy list to me.

How is painting? That RR looks amazing when compared to Forza paints.
You can design your own paintjob with an iRacing template. But I never mess with that. They have predesigned designs that you can change the colors on which is all I do.

As for the cars, only 33 but they add several cars a year:
-Star Mazda
-Cadillac CTS-V
-Chevy Impala-COT
-Chevy SS Gen6
-Ford Fusuion Gen6
-Ford Mustang FR500S
-Legends Ford '34 Coupe
-Mx5 Cup & Roadster (2 different cars, Cup is left side drive with shorter gears, Roadster is right side drive with taller gears)
-Pontiac Solstice
-Riley DP
-SCCA Spec Racer Ford
-Skip Barber Formula 2000 (my personal road favorite)
-Street Stock
-Chevy Corvette C6.R
-Chevy Impala Class B
-Chevy Monte Carlo SS
-Chevy National Impala
-Chevy Silverado
-Dallara Indycar
-Ford V8 Supercar
-Ford GT
-HPD ARX-01C
-Kia Optima
-Lotus 49
-McLaren MP4-12C
-SK Modified & Tour Modifed (2 cars)
-Radical SR8
-Silver Crown
-Sprint Car
-Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup
-Williams Toyota FW31

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Post by s0ul harv3st on 10/12/2013, 8:36 pm

I can upgrade my current system for about 250 to this
AM3+ 3.8Ghz quad
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866mhz
ASUS mobo with onboard video Radeon HD3000

The only thing I don't know will pass is the onboard video. I know its frowned upon in PC gaming but the system requirements say Radeon X1800. What do you guys think?


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Post by Guest on 10/12/2013, 8:38 pm

s0ul harv3st wrote:I can upgrade my current system for about 250 to this
AM3+ 3.8Ghz quad
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866mhz
ASUS mobo with onboard video Radeon HD3000

The only thing I don't know will pass is the onboard video. I know its frowned upon in PC gaming but the system requirements say Radeon X1800. What do you guys think?
It's up to you man, I have a pretty basic computer that runs with about 40 FPS. But if you are eventually gonna run a 3 screen setup, then yeah I'd do it.

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Post by GuNzAbLaZiN69 on 10/12/2013, 8:39 pm

https://cadillaccupracing.com/

I believe you can get a 3 month trial for iracing from this website. I regretfully went ahead and bought 3 months of membership before I realized this option was available.

So, if you guys have a PC powerful enough, you should definitely test it out.
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Post by GuNzAbLaZiN69 on 10/12/2013, 8:43 pm

s0ul harv3st wrote:I can upgrade my current system for about 250 to this
AM3+ 3.8Ghz quad
8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866mhz
ASUS mobo with onboard video Radeon HD3000

The only thing I don't know will pass is the onboard video. I know its frowned upon in PC gaming but the system requirements say Radeon X1800. What do you guys think?
8GB of RAM isn't necessary for iracing, so you might be able to save enough to upgrade your gpu even further. Is this for a laptop or a tower?
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Post by Guest on 10/12/2013, 8:43 pm

I pay $50 for a year for being in SCCA Very Happy

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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/12/2013, 8:47 pm

s0ul harv3st wrote:What kind of cars are there besides what they advertise on the site. It seems like a pretty skimpy list to me.

How is painting? That RR looks amazing when compared to Forza paints.
The painting is simple to me, a little complicated setting it up but once you get everything downloaded its simple. Copy and paste for all the logos that are on google images. All the templates are on the iracing.com member site. 100 times easier to paint custom cars on iracing.
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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/12/2013, 8:50 pm

Which I spent some extra on mine but I am running

16gb ram
1tb hard drive
2gb graphics card (I can run over 100 fps if I wanted to but its not needed)
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Post by s0ul harv3st on 10/12/2013, 8:54 pm

The RAM will save me like 40$. A decent entry level card is at least $100.

How much was your card Brad?


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Post by s0ul harv3st on 10/12/2013, 8:56 pm

I could also get away with just a video upgrade but my old board is PCI Express 16. Future upgrades of the board and CPU would require the GPU anyways so I'll save money buying it with the rebuild.


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Post by GuNzAbLaZiN69 on 10/12/2013, 9:04 pm

s0ul harv3st wrote:I could also get away with just a video upgrade but my old board is PCI Express 16. Future upgrades of the board and CPU would require the GPU anyways so I'll save money buying it with the rebuild.
I'm not very knowledgeable about all this stuff, so my suggestion would be to ask the guys over at reddit. They always give very good advice and can get you the best bang for your buck, no matter what situation. Just post your specs and budget at http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/ and within a few hours you should (hopefully) have some pretty good suggestions. Oh, and let them know what your intentions are so they know what you are trying to get out of your computer.
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Post by Brad Lawson on 10/12/2013, 9:07 pm

s0ul harv3st wrote:The RAM will save me like 40$. A decent entry level card is at least $100.

How much was your card Brad?
This is the card I got, running it on a 32" led Lcd Tv. And it works great. Its 189 right now.

http://m.tigerdirect.com/products/5400619
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Post by s0ul harv3st on 10/12/2013, 9:10 pm

Need a mobo and cpu for that. My current board is PCI express 16 not 3.0.

Sick card though. 154$ plus a 25$ rebate = $130


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