This Man Built a $30K Game Room Modeled After a Star Citizen Spaceship

Popular Thai YouTuber Bankii loves Star Citizen and apparently had an ungodly amount of money lying around. The result: he built a $30,000 game room (opens in new tab) based on your favorite ship in Star Citizen, the crusader hercules (opens in new tab).

Near the five-minute mark in the video above, you see the process of building this elaborate room, and Bankii goes over the numerous revisions needed to achieve the shuttle’s vibe. The process involved placing wooden panels on a welded steel frame. It was first assembled in the architect’s workshop before being transferred to Bankii’s studio.

The spaceship room was built as an extension of Bankii’s studio and is accessed through automatic sliding doors – like in Star Trek or the supermarket. It really feels like you’re boarding a spaceship from his office. All that’s missing is the hiss and steam of decompression as you enter.

The ‘cockpit’ has three 65-inch TVs, plus a curved screen that doubles as a dashboard for racing and flying games. Below the dashboard is a small HOTAS for flying games and a steering wheel for games like Forza. The PC running the show is a $6,000 custom rig with an RTX 3090.

Later in the video, you take a guided tour of the room, which has everything I would expect from a 1 million baht (approximately $30,000) PC gaming room. You know, like a built-in kitchen with space for a grill, deep fryer and electric kettle to make pasta.

Sorry: space noodles.

Want your own spaceship to play video games? Bankii has broken down the costs:

  • Ship Interior: $11,685
  • Automatic doors: $1,700
  • kitchen and cookware: $1,400
  • 3 65-inch TVs: $4,400
  • Samsung CJ890 49-inch curved screen: $860
  • Flight/steering wheel controls: $1,900
  • LED Lights: $860
  • Computer: $6,650

Bankii plans to use the spaceship room to create more game content. At the end of the video, Bankii asks Elon Musk for a Telsa (for a collab, of course) and talks a little about his success with passive income. We often take financial advice from popular YouTubers with a grain of salt, but maybe that’s why our tables aren’t equipped with $860 RGB lighting.

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