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How to spend $10,000 on a Project CARS rig

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Everybody chip in a kidney

Computex had a host of cool gear such as this one: BlueTiger, a general-purpose "motion platform" designed by Jacques Sport. BlueTiger can be configured with flying and driving sims, such as the punishing Project Cars VR. When strung together with an Oculus headset and a top-of-the-line PC rig it provides one of the most realistic driving experiences ever. Gigabyte definitely drew a crowd with this one, even suiting up the drivers before hopping into the chair. It was part of a promotion to draw attention to their new Xtreme Gaming line.

How much, you ask? According to the president of the company, this BlueTiger chair alone was "about $3000 plus shipping". Yeah, that doesn't look like a particularly light thing to export. It's times like this that I wish I had invested in Nvidia before May 12th. If you fancy one for yourself check out Jacques Sport on Facebook or their official site.

Here's a video of it in action:

Gigabyte was debuting a new line of extreme gaming motherboards at the show, like this X99 that I'm told pushes more bandwidth when 3 or 4 PCI-E videocards are stacked, as best explained by their performance diagram. Look at this monstrosity! Even the board has racing stripes:

Here's the pricing information they released over email to press yesterday:

GIGABYTE Models
 

 MSRP
 

X99-Designare EX

$419.00

X99-Phoenix SLI

$339.00

X99-Ultra Gaming 

$279.00

 And for the new Z170X

Z170X-Designare

$230.00

Z170X-UD3 Ultra

$175.00

Z170X-Ultra Gaming

$170.00

I'm not even going to pretend I can keep all of the specs of six of these boards straight in my head, so here's a comparison guide if you're interested. Project Rawr!

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