Jumping from console to PC- Advice?

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by jamman39, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. jamman39

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    Took the plunge and bought a premade PC with an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor and a GTX1660 Super graphics card.

    So after making the switch from Xbox One to PC, I’m looking for advice.

    Which game should I get for best FFB, handling, and graphics.

    If I decide to upgrade to VR do I go with Oculus or is there another option in that price range.

    Anything you wish you knew when you got started?
     
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  2. Nelson Medway

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    I'm thinking of jumping from PS4. It may be worth picking up games you've already played on Xbox. Games like Assetto Corsa have some great looking mods. Rfactor 2 seems highly regarded.

    Check out streams from Dave Cam, Jimmy Broadbent and Super GT on YouTube and see if I racing would be worth investing in.

    If you don't mind could you check back and update on what sort of performance you're getting with those PC specs. Thanks.
     
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  3. jamman39

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    I think my plan at the moment is to get Assetto Corsa Ultimate edition on Steam since AC on Xbox was my favorite sim and I should be able to compare them pretty easily. Then I think I’ll get Automobilista 1 & 2 just to have new sims to start out with.

    I’ll also be able to download FH3 & 4 & FM7 with Xbox Play Anywhere, and Dirt Rally 2.0 and F1 2018 from Xbox Game Pass for PC. All for free. So I should have a decent starting library.

    I’ll definitely update once I get started if your interested. I’m already starting to realize those specs weren’t quite as high end as I expected (I don’t know much about PCs) so it should be an interesting couple of weeks
     
  4. gt_fan

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    I have Assetto Corsa and Dirt Rally on PS4 and PC. The PC versions have more detailed feedback imo.
     
  5. jamman39

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    That’s great news. FFB is more important to me than graphics
     
  6. jamman39

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    It’s early going but I’ve played a little bit of AC, Automobilista 1 & 2.

    First impressions:

    AC’s HUD on the PC version is weird and I miss the console HUD. The graphics are a bit better but not as much as I might’ve guessed. It’s super easy to mod, and there are so many mods. AC was always a game that I could play perpetually, even though I was usually taking 5 or 6 cars around 3 or 4 tracks on Xbox. With mods I think I could play it forever.

    Automobilista 1: incredible track list that I can’t wait to dig into, but generic cars are a disappointment. The simulation seems even more realistic than AC’s.

    Automobilista 2: very user friendly, you can tell it’s based of the Project Cars 2 engine. The default FFB settings are perfect (for me) they feel at least as good as the settings from AC on console that I tweaked for months to get
     
  7. gt_fan

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    This could be pc dependent - I used an i7 3770K with a GTX 1070 for years, when I upgraded to a AMD 3700X but still using the 1070, I noticed a lot of finer details and more smoothness. Just my 2 cents

    Edit: old cpu
     
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