Our entry level build is by no means a slouch. This machine will out perform anything for the same price on a shelf in PC world. Make no mistake this PC is designed for Sim racing. Built around an Intel Core i5-8500 CPU and utilising integrated Intel Spec cooling you should be able to push this processor hard to maximising your racing experience without any issues.
We've paired the i5-8500 with a parametric list of mATX B360 motherboards that supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, multiple SATA6 devices, and front panel USB3.0 to allow easy connection to your Sm Rig.
For this build we opted to go with 16GB of DDR4 memory. The parametric filter finds the best price on 16GB kits of memory that are within Intel’s recommended specifications.
We're also using a parametric filter that will actively select the best-available SSD of at least 500GB capacity. Additionally, we're including a 2TB mechanical hard drive in a parametric filter for things like storing replays and extra downloads without impacting on your sim racing.
At this price point we suggest using the AMD RX 580 8GB edition. This is a Sim Racing standard which will be powerful enough for most AAA Sim titles at 1080p and 120 Fps.
All of the components are housed in the Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass MicroATX mini tower. This case is excellent and has a large side panel window, front panel USB3.0, room for full size graphics cards, and cutouts in the motherboard tray for easy cable routing.
For our Level 1 power supply, we're using a semi-modular units which will provide more than enough power for this Sim Racing system.