Now that the regular race season is over - the virtual race season has begun. Since we’ve been asked a lot of questions about iRacing we figured it would be a good opportunity to do a quick post about it.
What does it take to start iRacing and what does it cost? Software and Hardware
The iRacing software is paid for and downloaded directly from the iRacing website. The races are “hosted” online so you’ll need a high speed internet connection to play.
For the hardware side of things all you need is a capable computer along with a set of steering wheel & pedals (A cool simulator frame to sit in and play is always nice too). Although there are many computer and wheel/pedal options out there – here are quick links to two items that are sure to work and easy to order online.
Logitech G29 Steering Wheel and Pedals https://www.amazon.com/d/PS4-Racing-Wheels-Controllers/Logitech-Dual-Motor-Feedback-Responsive-Playstation/B00Z0UWWYC/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1541525044&sr=1-2&keywords=logitech+g29
HP - OMEN by HP Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 1TB Hard Drive - Brushed Aluminum https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-omen-by-hp-desktop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hard-drive-brushed-aluminum/5759916.p?skuId=5759916
(This HP OMEN computer is probably a little overkill to just run the game using a single monitor BUT it is also capable of running the Oculus Rift. The Rift headset is used to race in virtual reality and is pretty awesome. Even if you don’t go right to the Oculus off the start it will definitely be worth having a computer that is capable of running it in the future. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/oculus-rift-touch-virtual-reality-headset-bundle-for-compatible-windows-pcs-black/5989502.p?skuId=5989502 )
If you’re looking for a higher end set up check out the links below,
To take all the guesswork out - we have also built several turnkey simulator and frame set ups starting at under $1,500. If interested feel free to call or shoot us an email!