RAC-J800B Review

CompatibilityPS4 / PS3 / PC
Dimensions13.8″ x 7.9″ x 1.8″
Cable3 m
Weight3.31 lbs

Other Editions

Quick Facts

  • There is turbo support.
  • There is SOCD cleaning support.
  • This is a clone of the FightBox F1 by the same company.


The RAC-J800B comes with Sanwa OBSF buttons. Just like other standard hitboxes, three of the directional buttons are 24 mm, and the jump button is 30 mm. The attack buttons are Sanwa as well. The secondary buttons are not Sanwa, and they are stiffer, which is a blessing in disguise because there is a lower chance that you will press them by mistake during a fight.

The case material is metal that feels good, and the panel material is acrylic that is sturdy and not malleable. Also, the weight is decent.

There are six rubber feet at the bottom. They are stable enough to not make the RAC-J800B slide during play, but it is also possible to move the RAC-J800B around if you want to, so it is a win-win situation.

There is SOCD cleaning support, so you cannot be disqualified from a tournament for pressing and activating opposite directions simultaneously.


The PC edition has a Zero Delay Arcade USB Encoder and two buttons on the side as start and select buttons. As for the PlayStation edition, it has a Brook Fighting Board as well as four buttons on the back for R3, L3, share, and the touchpad. It also has two buttons on the side as home and options buttons. The cable is USB type B-to-A.

Opening up the case takes longer than average. You can remove the six bottom screws with a tool like the Philips PH1. You can then use a long flathead screwdriver to access the top panel plastic nail retainers from the bottom. Finally, you can remove the two USB screws, which is a nifty addition that allows you to replace the USB port if ever needed. The case is quite thin, but you will notice that the wiring inside is neat, which is impressive.


The combination of black, white, and red works quite nicely with the RAC-J800B. Other colors are available as well. The finish is of decent quality, and minimalists should be particularly fond of the design. The top acrylic panel can show fingerprint smudges, but that seems like a necessary evil for acrylic anyway, and you can always wipe down smudges with a cloth from time to time.

The bottom panel may have imprints as screw posts for the inside in addition to two vents that seem unnecessary for fighting game controllers that are not known to overheat. On the bright side, you will not be seeing the bottom panel during most of your gameplay time. Also, the wires in the interior share the colors of the buttons, which is neat.

If you opt for the clear acrylic edition and would like custom art for your RAC-J800B, our artist, Felipe Fernandez, can do that for you. He has already created a custom design for it and can do the same for yours:

Berserk artwork
Berserk artwork

Note that you might instead need a DIY panel to customize your RAC-J800B’s art.


With Sanwa buttons and decent hardware, the RAC-J800B is the best bargain for a hitbox.

  • Sanwa buttons
  • Firm secondary buttons
  • SOCD cleaning
  • Solid acrylic
  • Satisfyingly slim design
  • Decent weight
  • Neat interior
  • Replaceable USB port
  • Nice minimalistic look
  • Custom art edition
  • Multiple variations
  • Fingerprint smudges
  • Bottom panel appearance
  • Unscrewing process