Summit1g spends thousands on racing simulator setup

Olivia Richman • November 14, 16:29

Streamer and former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Jaryd “Summit1g” Lazar may be known for his FPS skills but it looks as though he is set to pivot to a different genre in the near future judging from his impressive new racing sim setup.

Summit1g has recently played Grand Theft Auto, Fortnite, Escape From Tarkov, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, firmly settling into a variety streamer role. Still, fans were surprised to see a tweet from the streamer showing off an expensive racing simulator setup complete with four screens, a racing wheel, pedals, and gaming chair.

“We’re still at it,” Summit1g tweeted.

How much does a racing sim setup cost?

A racing sim setup similar to Summit1g’s costs approximately $6,000 but a full set of equipment can cost well over $10,000.

Summit1g impressed his fans with the reveal of his racing simulator setup, with YouTuber Terroriser calling the setup “worth it.” Streamer Sonii called it dope, asking how much it cost to put it together.

Summit1g responded that the cost was “hefty” before going into a price breakdown. According to the streamer, it was $700 for the rack, $900 for the chair, $300 for the wheel and pedals, and $350 per monitor, of which he had four. He said he bought a whole new computer as well. The computer is where most of the money went, since a powerful PC is needed to run a racing simulator.

While most people found this price tag astonishing, Summit1g was quick to point out that in the racing world this really wasn’t too impressive.

“I should also mention in the sim world this is considered not great stuff,” Summit1g said.

Response from the streaming community was mixed. Some felt inspired by his setup, saying that they might get one of their own. Others quipped that Summit1g’s reveal was little more than a “rich guy” buying equipment related to his career. Either way, Summit1g likely made this investment for a reason.

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