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kow_ciller

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#1 7 years ago

Most of the stuff is review samples but I did have to shell out as assload for that 3930K and ram which isn't pictured(diablo mouse and headset aren't pictured). Post if you guys have got anything good as of late.

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#2 7 years ago

I got my replacement Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II a couple weeks ago, and I'm happy to say it's been performing beautifully. I also got a 16GB micro SD card for my Android phone.




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#3 7 years ago

The SRW-S1 is no doubt better than MS' Wireless Speedwheel, but I have a hard time buying the logic of their making the steering lock up to 360 degree unless you have arms like Fantastic Four's Mr Fantastic. I can see maybe up to 240 degrees, but 360 on a hand held is unrealistic.

Seems a bit cluttered with features that would only be usable in a few games too. Had they designed it more streamlined it would also have been in a more sensible price range, like in between that of game pads and wheel/pedal sets vs costing more than some entry level wheel/pedal sets.




kow_ciller

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#4 7 years ago

IMO more features the better.

This is more aimed at people who cant fit a wheel and pedals combo on their desk. If I could fit one, I would own one but I cant so something like this is great for me.




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#5 7 years ago

Yeah that is true, some desk setups just don't allow for the big clamp on wheels, and then there's the portability element. I also like that it has paddle shifters vs having to use crappy pad type buttons. I even like that it's wired vs wireless. I'd rather deal with the cord and get zero lag and not have to feed it batteries.

No rumble though, I'd expect a controller in that price range to have at least that. Even though I've never been a big fan of it, subtle amounts of FF CAN help indicate loss of traction, esp in cockpit view where you can't actually SEE how much sliding you're doing.

So for me it's mainly price, but since it's new there may be a price drop once more vendors carry it. I have to wonder how many will though. It could end up being a far more obscure item than the Speed Wheel.




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#6 7 years ago

We'll see how it is when I review it. I'm sure that I'll be sad to sell it when I finish the review though. Just hoping that it doesn't rock my socks so I dont have to convince myself to keep it =/




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#7 7 years ago

If I got one as a free review sample, I'd definitely keep vs sell it, barring something unacceptable like glitching software, crap game support, etc. Have fun trying to twist your arms 360 degrees with you hands in a fixed position. LOL




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#8 7 years ago

If I didn't have to shell out the cash to buy the 3930K I would keep the wheel but as-is my bank account needs some help.

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Andddd the wheel is cool as hell.

Hurts your forearms after playing for awhile but its not too bad.




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#9 7 years ago

kow_ciller;5590756IMO more features the better.

This is more aimed at people who cant fit a wheel and pedals combo on their desk. If I could fit one, I would own one but I cant so something like this is great for me.

I would if I had the money for it. :/ As it is, I can't even get a decent joystick for BF3, which makes flying sort of inefficient.




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#10 7 years ago

Recently upgraded my rad this this... Still lazy about mounting it though.

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Three 600RPM fans, and nothing in my rig goes above 55°C any more. :)

I also "upgraded" my PSU from a 1200W Thoughpower to a Silent Pro M700. My electricity bill is lower, and I'll actually make a profit, once I get this other PSU sold. Also: Sweet jesus, the silence! I honestly had no clue just how bloody loud my old PSU was. I can barely hear this thing. Loudest thing in my rig are the four hard drives now. (Thinking about building an i3 server for those)

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