Setup and Calibration Guide for Fanatec Shifter SQ V1.5

Fanatec makes some fantastic sim racing peripherals on the market, and their shifters are no exception.  One of the best things about their products is that they’re highly adjustable and customizable, which is especially awesome for sim racing enthusiasts who know precisely how they want everything tweaked.  Their latest and greatest product, the ClubSport Shifter … Read more

Setup and Calibration for Fanatec Wheels (CSL/ClubSport/DD)

Fanatec has been steadily increasing their share of the racing sim peripheral market in recent years and it’s easy to see why – they offer a diverse array of enthusiast-grade products that, while a bit pricey, offer a great value proposition due to their quality engineering and exhaustive feature sets. It stands to reason that … Read more

AccuForce Pro V2 vs Fanatec Podium DD1: Ultimate Comparison

When serious sim racing fans go shopping for the best direct drive wheel bases, chances are high that their search will narrow to the following two products: the SimXperience AccuForce Pro V2 and the Fanatec Podium DD1.  Both of these high-end machines are designed for uncompromising performance over many years of regular use, and although you … Read more

T3PA Pro vs CSL Elite (LC): Ultimate Comparison

Today we’ll be comparing some of the best racing pedals from two leading manufacturers:  the Thrustmaster T3PA Pro and the Fanatec CSL Elite.  This comparison might seem relatively straightforward at first, but it’s actually quite the challenge to nail down which of these is a better product. The CSL Elite is an especially nuanced product … Read more

Thrustmaster T3PA vs T3PA Pro: Ultimate Comparison

Thrustmaster has been in the business of making great gaming peripherals for decades. The T3PA and T3PA Pro are two of Thrustmaster’s best sim racing pedals, but which set is better? Although the regular T3PA offer great value for money, we think the T3PA Pro are a far better choice for most sim racers. They are … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which to Choose

The Fanatec CSL Elite and Thrustmaster T300 RS are both great intermediate sim racing wheels, boasting excellent force feedback and admirable build quality. The question is, which is the better wheel? The Thrustmaster 300 RS is a steal for beginners or those on a tight budget. However, the CSL Elite is the clear winner in … Read more

The 7 Best Speakers for Sim Racing

Sim racing fans tend to be some of the most well-equipped gamers in the world, but one equipment consideration tends to fall off of their radar sometimes – audio! Whether you’re hitting the track in Assetto Corsa, Forza Motorsport or any other racer, get the most of your racing experience by getting some of the … Read more

The 5 Best Playseat Challenge Alternatives

The Playseat Challenge is a functional and affordable sim racing cockpit, but it does have some limitations, with its one-size-fits-all approach leaving some gamers in the dust… which is where we come in! The following are the best Playseat Challenge alternatives on the market today! The Top-Rated Playseat Challenge Alternatives Top Pick: Next Level Racing … Read more

The 5 Best Laptops for Sim Racing

Sim racing enthusiasts take their gaming rigs very seriously, and the demands of such games keep getting more and more serious and it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff!  Not to worry; the following are the best laptops available for simracing! The Best Laptops for Sim Racing Top Pick: Acer Predator Triton 500 … Read more

The 7 Best Xbox Series X Racing Wheels

The Xbox Series X consoles are finally here, and it launched with arguably the most robust lineup of racing games of any game console to date. While the new Series controller somehow manages to be even better than the nearly-perfect pad that dropped alongside the Xbox One, it doesn’t hold a candle to a great … Read more

The Best Bass Shakers for Sim Racing

Bass shakers are tactile transducers that work in concert with your sound card to provide bass that vibrates through your racing cockpit. The following are the best bass shakers for sim racing! The Top-Rated Bass Shakers for Sim Racing Top Pick: SRS ShakeKit SRS ShakeKit Realistic and affordable, the SRS ShakeKit is the market’s best … Read more

The 6 Best Keyboards for Xim Apex

Generations of gamers have been locked in eternal debate as to whether certain games are better with controller or keyboard-and-mouse.  Whereas most PC games have launched with controller support in recent years, console gamers have not been catered to in the same way.  Luckily for them, there’s the Xim Apex, which allows you to use … Read more

The Best Mouse for Bedwars

Bedwars is a super-popular minigame in Minecraft that is rapidly growing in popularity!  As such, many players are seeing value in a technique called speedbridging, which involves butterfly clicking in order to rapidly build a bridge. Rest assured that the absolute best mice for speedbridging are listed below! The Top-Rated Mouse for Bedwars Top Pick: Glorious … Read more

The Best Mouse for Bhopping

Bhopping, or bunny-hopping, is the act of constantly jumping in video games.  In some competitive multiplayer games, bhopping is used as a way of throwing off your opponents’ aim or causing confusion; in some games bhopping even increases your traversal speed, as repeated jumping is more efficient than walking or sprinting!  Though most gamers tend … Read more

The 5 Best VR Headsets Under $200

While many high-end VR headsets are hard to find and selling at inflated prices, a lot of mid-range sets are flying under the radar, which is great for you if you want to save some cash!  The following are the best VR experiences that can be had for under $200. The Top-Rated VR Headsets Under … Read more

The 5 Best VR Headsets Under $300

It’s hard to believe how far virtual reality has come in a few short years!  From improved displays, controls and tracking – not to mention innovations in movement and sickness reduction – VR is well on its way to mainstream adoption.  Perhaps most importantly, prices have decreased to the point that great headsets are now … Read more

The Best Nano IPS Monitors

Are you in the market for monitors that have great color contrast to suit your editing needs? You’ve come to the right place as this list covers the best nano IPS monitors in the market. The Top-Rated Nano IPS monitors Top Pick: LG 34GK950F-B    The is one of the most highly rated monitors that … Read more

The Best CPUs For VR

AMD Ryzen 9 CPU for VR

If you’re looking to build a new gaming PC, or upgrade your existing rig, to enjoy your favorite VR games, then you should think about what CPU you’ll be using. VR gaming is more taxing on your system than regular gaming, therefore you need solid hardware to play without problems. Below you’ll find some of … Read more

The 6 Best VR Headsets For DCS

VR Headset for DCS

If you are looking to buy a new VR headset to enjoy a more immersive gameplay in Digital Combat Simulator (DCS), then this article is here to help you. Below you will find some of the best VR headsets that will enhance your overall DCS experience. The Top-Rated VR Headsets for DCS Top Pick: HP … Read more

AccuForce Pro V2 Review: Cheap Direct Drive

The AccuForce Pro V2 has been lauded multiple times not only by us but by a myriad of other reviews out there. It’s a powerful direct drive wheel that promises standards as close to perfection as possible. Precision, realism, immersion, power, these are all cornerstones of what a direct drive wheel is supposed to offer … Read more

The 7 Best Headphones for Oculus Rift S

Headphones for Oculus Rift S

Oculus Rift S is a great VR headset that ships with less-than-great audio.  Use the included tool to remove the factory headphones, then replace them with one of these user-approved sets! The Top-Rated Headphones for Oculus Rift S Top Pick: Skullcandy Crusher    The are the perfect compliment to your VR experience as they offer … Read more

The 6 Best Headphones For Sim Racing

Girl wearing headphones while sim racing

So you finally built the sim rig of your dreams and need some headphones to go along with it. Then this guide is for you. Here are some of the best headphones for sim racing, that are sure to elevate your sound experience. Top Pick: Philips Fidelio X2HR    The open-back design of the ensures … Read more

Simucube 2 Pro: Direct Drive Excellence (Review)

There comes a time in which all racing sim pilots will look for an upgrade. Force feedback wheels do a lot to help immerse you in the racing world, but they simply don’t reach the same levels you otherwise would with a direct drive wheel, and there’s plenty of them to choose from. Today we’re … Read more

Simucube 2 Ultimate Review

The Simucube 2 Ultimate’s philosophy is a simple one: “only the best is good enough”. When you decide to make a switch from normal force feedback wheels to direct drive ones, this is something that you should definitely keep in mind. Seeing as direct drive wheels can be pretty expensive, you want the best possible … Read more

The 6 Best Monitors for Flight Sim

Monitors for flight sim

When creating your ideal set-up for a flight simulator, the visual aspect is just as if not more important than the peripherals you buy. There are, strictly speaking, three different options. The first is to go for a VR headset, the second is to go for a projector, and the third and most common is … Read more

The 5 Best Cheap Sim Racing Wheel Stands

Cheap steering wheel stand and seat

Some racing sim fanatics prefer racing stands over full-blown cockpits, but many find that these come at quite expensive price points. It’s for this reason that we’ve searched for the best racing sim wheel stands available in 2021 at an affordable price-tag.  The Top-Rated Cheap Racing Wheel Stands Top Pick: VEVOR G920    The may … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite vs ClubSport 2.5: Head-to-Head

Fanatec offers a wide variety of products, and sometimes it’s hard to choose between them. For many, this is exactly the case when it comes down to two of their most notable wheel bases: the Fanatec CSL Elite, and the ClubSport 2.5. Today, we’ll compare them. With its powerful force feedback and robust aluminium build, … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 vs DD2: Head-to-Head Comparison

The Fanatec Podium DD1 and Fanatec Podium DD2 are both top-rated products in our guide to the best direct drive wheel bases on the market. Although the DD2 is the successor of the DD1, Fanatec continues to manufacture both wheel bases today, which begs the question: what are the differences and which of the two … Read more

The 7 Best GPUs for Sim Racing

Graphics cards for sim racing

Maybe you’re just getting started on creating your ideal sim racing setup, or perhaps you have all of your peripherals already. One thing is for certain, top quality racing simulators can be taxing on your computer, especially if you have all sorts of external inputs such as wheels, pedals, shifters, and more plugged in. What’s … Read more

The 5 Best Steering Wheels for Truck Sim

Steering wheel for truck simulator

If you enjoy trucking sims, a good steering wheel is one of the best investments to make after a crisp monitor. Thankfully, seeing as you (hopefully) aren’t taking corners at breakneck speeds, the best wheels for trucking simulators can be a lot cheaper than the best ones for racing simulators, as you won’t need a … Read more

The 6 Best Steering Wheels for Farming Sim

Steering wheel for farming simulator

Farming simulators like Farming Simulator 19 inherently place quite a bit of focus on operating heavy machinery, from tractors to grain harvesters. It’s therefore only natural to look for a steering wheel peripheral to add some realism to your simulation. This list looks at the best options available currently on the market! Before we start … Read more

The Best PC Build for Sim Racing

Gaming PC for sim racing

You may find that your PC simply can’t handle all your peripherals at the same time. This may become especially true if you also play in high resolution, or play with a VR headset. For this reason, we’ve decided to create a list for a very powerful and versatile gaming computer specially built for your … Read more

The 12 Best Sim Racing Accessories

Sim racing accessories including steering wheel, pedals, and seat

In case you want an overview of the best accessories in the sim racing world, that’s what this list is for. As a quick note, however, this is a very general guide. Sometimes the best overall pick may not be the best pick for you specifically. With every entry on this list, we’ll also link … Read more

The 8 Best Motion Simulators for Racing

Next Level Racing Motion Platform motion rig for racing simulators

The closest thing you can get to driving an F1 car is purchasing a full-motion rig for racing simulators instead of a stationary cockpit. These will pair with direct drive wheels and other peripherals and replicate not only the feelings but also the movements of the rig, as though you were truly inside the car. … Read more

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel Review

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel and Pedals

The presents itself as an entry-level steering wheel for racing simulators. Changing from a controller to a steering wheel is almost essential if you want to elevate your experience from a racing game to a racing sim. For this reason, we researched whether the T80 is a product that fulfills these goals, or whether you … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport V3: The Best Sim Pedals? (Review)

Fanatec's ClubSport V3 load cell pedals

Good sim racing pedals are essential in crafting an immersive experience. This is where the Fanatec ClubSport V3 Pedals come in. Today, we’ll examine whether these pedals are an accessory you should consider purchasing.  What to Consider Before Buying Pedals We recommend that all racing sim aficionados consider purchasing a good set of sim racing … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Open Sim Wheel (OSW)

Servo motor to be used for Open Sim Wheel

Sometimes you want to be a racing driver and an engineer. Sometimes you feel like you have more in common with Niki Lauda than you do with Hamilton. If you see yourself in either of those two categories, then building an Open Sim Wheel might be for you.  What Is Open Sim Wheel? Open Sim … Read more

How to Build Your First Sim Racing Rig

Home racing simulator rig with Logitech G29/G920

Few things are as engrossing as the adrenaline rush from a last corner overtake. Whether it be F1 or Rally, we all love to feel like professional drivers. That’s the reason why building your own racing simulator setup is something we’d recommend to anyone. In this guide, we’ll look at what you need for your … Read more

Can You Use a Projector for Sim Racing?

Projector box

Watching races on a big screen can really elevate your enjoyment. You get to see all the minute details, the different racing lines become as clear as day, and when you get a cockpit camera it feels as though you’re sitting right in the action. But does that adrenaline translate well to the use of … Read more

Sim Racing: How to Find the Perfect Seating Position

Man comfortably seated at racing simulator

Though certainly not as physically demanding as real life racing, sims still require you to have control over your body. High quality products will take into account even the smallest change in pressure and angle, so your posture becomes key, as any small twitch may lead you to make mistakes. In this guide we will … Read more

How to Make a DIY Button Box for Sim Racing

Button box for sim racing

Sometimes the best racing set-up is one that you make yourself and tailor to your own needs. This do it yourself guide will help guide you make your own personalized button box! We’ll guide you through the process and recommend some readily-available items in order to make your experience as hassle-free as possible. Step-by-Step: How … Read more

GPU Benchmark 2019 – Graphics Card Comparison Chart

A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) benchmark is a test to compare the speed, performance, and efficiency of the chipset. In simple words, it is a snapshot of computers performance. Often one leverages benchmarking software to determine the performance of various hardware components in the computer such as CPU, RAM, and video cards. It is not … Read more

Guide to RivaTuner Alternatives For Windows

RivaTuner is a robust overclocking software that offers a comprehensive set of controls to tweak graphical processing unit(GPU). Overclocking is a practice of safely boosting the clock rate of the GPU without causing damage to the hardware. The freeware program has a graphical interface that makes it easy for gamers to boost PC performance. While … Read more

MSI Afterburner Download and Usage Guide

MSI Afterburner is one of the best graphics card overclocking utility that allows users to get the most out of their chipsets. Overclocking is the process of boosting the clock frequency of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in a bid to make it run at higher speeds than it is manufactured to run. Users do so … Read more