Want to build a DIY button box, but...

Want to build a DIY button box, but not sure how many controls I'd need or what kind of controls. I want to be able to use it for every sim I use, AC, PC2, Dirt Rally, Iracing, F1 games, etc. I saw this video by "amstudio" on youtube on how to make one, but first I'd like to plan it out before I start actually making it. Any suggestions?
 
The game with the most options will define the amount of buttons/encoders you will need.
From this point you can go and decide if you need it or not. Always remember the capability of the controller you are going to use.
 

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That game would be.... iRacing ?

I've been considering starting with this. Granted I don't know if iRacing and other sim racing titles will support anything past the first 32 switches, but it's not much more expensive than the 32 switch version and I can use servo wires and servo connectors to this board.
http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=94&products_id=300

If you wanted to stick wires in holes the 32 pin board might appeal to you.
http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=94&products_id=205

This 32 pin board looks good too and also would take servo style plugs.
http://http://notworking.url/32-button-no-matrix-controller.html

I'd use wire like this and crimp my own connectors.
https://www.amazon.com/C-able-Electric-Automotive-Extension-Electrical/dp/B07DHQK4JY

You might want to buy pre-wired 2 pin JST plugs to make things easier.
 
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