Hardware Fusion takes a look at Microsoft's SideWinder Force Feedback Steering Wheel and peddle combination which adds both life and realism to old and existing game titles. Ideal for Formula 1 and Rally games the Force Feedback Steering Wheel aims to put the gamer right in the cockpit. Here's a clip:
The steering wheel itself is a pretty ordinary looking steering wheel and perhaps something you may see in an every day vehicle. It is, however, very well crafted and the rubber grips give the product a certain quality. The materials used certainly seem quite strong, which is probably a necessity due to the huge vibrations and forces that can come from the Force Feedback motor. The colours used are pretty contemporary and are not too vibrant. When looking at controls this steering wheel certainly has its fair share. The six buttons based at the centre of the steering wheel are great for easy accessibility and the two gear shifters at the back of the wheel are great for formula 1 and rally games
A super AMD Athlon XP heatsink from CoolerMaster. The XDream SE really is impressive showing the continued improvements of air cooled heatsinks over the last few years from not only the performance point but the manufacturing side as well, this CoolerMaster XDream SE continues the trend.