Originally Posted by mking2673
For the price of a lot of this stuff you should just buy a car.
That you could...
People would be suprised what they can get for $1500 or less!
Memebership to SCCA isn't that much and Autocrossing while not my favorite thing to do, is still fun.
Also $1,500 can make just about any car pretty darn fast in less than a weekend in most cases.
As to where you would race, unless you live completely in the middle of nowhere, then I'm sure there's a drag strip or road course less than 100 miles from you.http://chasinracin.com/track-locator/
In some cases you can actually WIN money racing for real. It seems they only have paid contest for FPS's not Racing Games, though Game Spot did give out $600 gift cards to Best Buy for beating the developers from Need For Speed: Carbon (its on the site if you wanna watch it), that is hardly the regular thing in the game competition world.
I think somewhere there's a point that vitural racing is not the replacement for the real thing and I don't have any grand dreams of driving an F1 car or a Ferrari 430 GTC. If I had done what I needed to do in life, then I can be like Rob Dyson, build my company and go racing at a high level later in life. I didn't do that, so Im happy with just going down to the drag strip once in awhile and attending races in person or on TV.
I think there's a time where overkill it just that and it applies in the electronics world more than anything else. Does a $100 DAC really sound worst than a $1500 and just excatly what are you paying for with the $1400 price difference??
I dunno, my eye sight is bad I need lasik, my hearing is still pretty good, but Im not an audiofile. Theres just some things I rather spend money on and a gaming cockpit just isn't one of them.