The Game Driving Rig That Costs as Much as a Real Car

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A pretty crappy car, maybe, but the point remains: you could still buy a working, actual automobile for the cost of this steering wheel set minted for racing game Dirt 3.

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On sale in British stores for £840 (USD$1380), Playseat's DiRT 3 + Logitech G27 deal combines a comfy driving seat, a sturdy frame and a wheel/pedal set into a controller setup that, were your TV big enough, would be as close to the real thing as you could get without a man sitting next to you muttering "easy left".

If $1380 is too rich for your blood, if you order online you get a discount that takes it to...USD$1170 (£709).

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Why so much? It's practically a real racing car seat, and is flexible enough to work with most company's steering wheels. Aside from that, it's probably more a case of "a fool and his money".

Illustration for article titled The Game Driving Rig That Costs as Much as a Real Car

Playseat DiRT 3 + Logitech G27 [Playseat, thanks jamie!]

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turbolence1988
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$1,380 for a seat and a G27? Hmm.

$75 - AK Rocker 200

$200 - Logitech G25

$20 - Folding table from Walgreens

$5 - Dorm risers, to stop the Rocker's rocking

$60 - TV stand

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$360 and we have a seat, mount, and psuedo-cockpit ready with storage built in so we can store the wheel out of sight when its not in use. Sure it takes a few minutes to set up, but what am I going to do with my spare $1,020?

$240 - PS3

$200 - XBOX 360

$400 - LG 32" TV

$100 - Stereo receiver

$50 - Stereo speakers, set (those giant things under the consoles)

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$990

So not only am I up $30 in the end, but I also have a shift mount and a setup that can be stored and put away without too much effort. Not the most professional or elegant solution but who really cares in the end if it's functional and can be stowed when needed?