All my life my rig consisted of a wheel (as far as I can remember, first a Saitek R4 then a Logitech G25, now a Thrustmaster T500RS) clamped to my desk. After picking up new working desk chairs and with the T500RS, pushing the brake pedal with some force became more difficult, especially doing so consistently. At a friend's home, I was able to sample a VisionRacer rig. It's very high end and subequently also very expensive, so while I really liked it, there wasn't a chance I'd be able to budget for purchasing one. It also looks very nice, which can be a factor for some. For a while I looked around and while I found some visually adequate options, they were out of my budget. For what I wanted to spend, a Build-it-Yourself solution using aluminium extrusions was the most realistic solution. Having a seat to use helps with the budget. My secondary concerns afte budget were rigidity and ability to adapt the rig to my needs. Building it myself and the extrusions being so inherently modular, I don't think you could have anything more adaptable. I'm also unsure about a lot of my exact needs, e.g. distance of the wheels from the seat, height and angle of the seat or the position of the wheel, so having something so easily and extensively modifiable is a big plus. As for rigidity - the extrusions should be quite rigid, and inspire more confidence in me than the smaller tubing elements in other rigs. Even if my confidence ends up being premature, I can reinforce the specific areas myself using extra elements. The aluminium extrusion kind of sim racing cockpit seems to be rather popular in Germany, there's a fairly large group of people discussing such rigs and even some pre-selected sets of elements you can buy directly from a hardware store. This helped me immensely in drawing up my own plans. For drawing up plans, you can use MAY-CAD (available for free), which has most available elements in its database for placement. Here's my plan: I excluded some aesthetic elements, like the plastic caps for exposed extrusions. The black elements are for distinction only. I considered getting black elements, but they are available at fewer shops and the one I ended up ordering from didn't carry them at all. The pedal-carrying element at the left/top is on two hinges, which allow it to tilt upwards, to be affixed at the broader upright elements. The exact placement of the pedals, wheel uprights and seat base are variable along the front-back axis of the rig, by moving the angles affixing them to the two parallel base elements. I suspect I will figure out a basic configuration for them early on and not change them around day-to-day after that. The element which will carry the wheel can be moved this way as well. For the wheel angle and the pedal angle, I picked joints with levers for quicker adjustments. Depending on my final wheel placement, rotating the wheel out of the way for entry to/exit from the rig might become an option or necessary. The materials and shipping came out at around 360€. You could definitely build it cheaper. The six joints with levers alone cost around 40€ IIRC, while normal ones will only set you back a few euros. The wheel support is a bit overengineered to account for me not knowing exactly what I need/want. A simpler solution won't need the extra elements and gussets, saving another 20-40€. The rigs available pre-planned and -selected are available from 160€ to just under 300€. My DIY experience is... limited. I'm interested, but I haven't built many projects in a proper manner. On my desk I have a monitor stand from two pieces of wood (one angled at about 30° for a "surround" workstation layout) with legs, and I built a three leveled shoe rack (from wood as well). I only have basic tools (screwdrivers, some woodworking tools, tongs, wrenches, sandpaper, a saw, a drill - the real basic amateur stuff) available as well, so no manual metal machining after receiving the materials. I hope to receive the materials during the week. The plan is to build the rig on the weekend - if I can muster the patience to wait until then. I'll post more during the build process. I'm curious myself how time-consuming and difficult that one will be. Posts and photos about finished rigs are around plenty, but I couldn't find many ressources on the manual work and time required for assembly.