Steelseries SRW-S1 Steering Wheel



Test Rig

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T
  • GPU: HIS 7870 IceQ
  • Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 DDR3
  • Storage: Crucial C300 128GB
  • PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Case: Corsair 700D equipped with many fans


Unfortunately the only game I could get the steering wheel to work with is Simraceway which isn’t the worst thing in the world as it’ll likely be the only game played with this wheel anyway.


To get the steering wheel set up it’s as easy as opening the Velcro cable tie, inserting the USB connector into a nearby port and going to the Steelseries website to download the driver that allows the RPM LEDs to work at the top of the steering wheel.

Installation of the Simraceway game went smoothly, after installing the game, I allowed the game to download all of the content, when to the website, added the coupon so I could get a good feel of how the game and steering wheel worked together and bought some cars that interested me.

I started off with practice laps to get myself used to the physics of the game and how the steering wheel felt in my hands.

The steering is very sensitive and fast to respond, which is very much required for a fairly fast paced game like this, the paddles do allow you to have good control over the car and it did feel sort of realistic.

Usually I use a keyboard for playing racing games, the steering wheel made a nice change; I definitely found I was faster with the steering wheel than my keyboard too.

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Last modified: June 12, 2012

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