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That was legitimately enjoyable to watch, and I generally don't like watching racing.. e sports ftw! is racing a sport / extreme sport? o.O
Yeah, racing is a sport in my mind. It can be pretty physically taxing and its mentally draining for sure.

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Man, serious respect for that!
Must have been nerving to see the laps after you once you found out you had the fastest lap.

Have you not thought about buying a sim machine with the money? or at least putting the money towards a sim machine, as I know the decent ones can cost a lot!
It was kind of nice to go 39th out of 40 guys so once I hit that lap I only had to sit through one more run. Sitting through the first 38 people was sort of hard though. Kept playing the lap over and over in my head lol.

I really haven't thought about buying any sim equipment with it. Maybe an Obutto but even with that...it'll be hard to type up papers and articles. I think I'd enjoy my desk better for that task.
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Awesome and great job. I'm gonna have to show this to my brother he is big into NASCAR racing. He is a guy that not only watches the race but also every practice and qualifying, and sometimes even their reruns lol!!
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Perhaps a three monitor setup for your sim?

Check this out for a sim..


I would imagine something like this would cost a LOT. Anyway, sorry to slightly de-rail!
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Three monitors would require an Obutto or really big desk lol. I've actually thought about that before. My dream 3 monitor setup would be some IPS panels with super slim bezels. Someday!

I've actually tried a motion platform type thing at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. It was called a Blue Tiger. I personally didn't like it. It didn't feel real and all the shaking made it really hard to concentrate. Something I have no trouble doing on the track for real. That said, there's probably better ones out there.

They do cost a lot too. I think a Blue Tiger is over $10,000.
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Three monitors would require an Obutto or really big desk lol. I've actually thought about that before. My dream 3 monitor setup would be some IPS panels with super slim bezels. Someday!

I've actually tried a motion platform type thing at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale. It was called a Blue Tiger. I personally didn't like it. It didn't feel real and all the shaking made it really hard to concentrate. Something I have no trouble doing on the track for real. That said, there's probably better ones out there.

They do cost a lot too. I think a Blue Tiger is over $10,000.
lol, I watch my coworker puke because of it.. was really funny. grats on the win.
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Check this out for a sim..
That is pretty crazy

Reminded me of this vest some company was making to simulate getting shot in fps games. Wonder if that company went bankrupt or something, never heard of them again.

edit : http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...ns-gaming-vest
Edited by [nK]Sharp - 12/21/10 at 1:17am
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Ditch that crap 5870 an get2 580s for pure sex.
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Ditch that crap 5870 an get2 580s for pure sex.
That "crap" 5870 that runs everything I play just fine? Sounds like a waste of $1000 to me.
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Nvidia fanboys at it again

I'm thinking of getting a 570 later though since it outperforms the 480 in almost every test I have seen and is $50 cheaper (plus there is a red/black model).

That vest I was talking about above can also be used in racing sims apparently as it shows it near the end of the video.
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That "crap" 5870 that runs everything I play just fine? Sounds like a waste of $1000 to me.
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