Build and grow your very own computer repair enterprise as you learn to diagnose, fix and build PCs. With real-world licensed components, realistic pricing plus comprehensive hardware and software simulation you can plan and bring your ultimate PC to life.
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Mar 27, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“PC Building Simulator is nearly feature complete however the process of creating accurate models of real hardware and implementing them into the game is a long one. We currently have a wide range of hardware we still need to integrate into the game so we plan to use Early Access to continue to expand the range of playable hardware while also incorporating any feedback from the community on existing features of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are looking to have a short period in Early Access, around 2-3 months depending on feedback from the community.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access we will be adding a few more features, but mostly it will be about adding more hardware to build with, our shortlist of things to add before we exit Early Access is:

  • Water Cooling
  • Overclocking
  • More licensed components
  • Fully localised into select languages
  • More benchmarking options
  • More job types in career mode

For more information on future features, please check our public roadmap here:

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“When PC Building Simulator launches into Early Access we aim for it to be mostly feature complete and as polished as possible. During Early Access players will have access to:

  • A wide range of fully licensed PC hardware to build with, PC’s can be constructed and powered on to a (simulated) working operating system and include a range of simulated programs from benchmarking (including 3DMark) to control of any RGB lighting in the system.
  • ‘Career Mode’ with multiple job types from a range of customer types.
  • Free Build’ mode that allows players to experiment with any available parts currently in the game without any career mode restrictions.
  • ‘How to Build a PC’ mode to teach players how a PC goes together.
  • Game tutorial for new players.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“There are no plans to raise the price after we exit early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Real-world PC building is a passion for so many people that we are keen to learn from our players what features we should be concentrating on to make sure PC Building Simulator is as accurate (and as fun) as possible.
Being a small team with a complex simulator it is important that we engage with our community so we can make the best decisions for the game going forward.”
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April 19

PC Building Simulator Update v0.7.9.1 - Improved Music Player, New Languages & More!

Hello PC Builders,

Another week, another update. The team has been working non-stop going through feedback and bug reports while continuing to move the game forward so we can develop the core features planned on our roadmap.

This update includes the following highlights:

New Languages

The following new languages are now included from this update: French, German, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.

Further language options will be reviewed as we progress through Early Access and more will be added based on feedback and player statistics.

As we are still in Early Access there is likely to still be a few issues with these languages (text overlaps, strings still being in English etc.) but please do just report these as you would any other bugs.

Music Player Update

One of our most requested features since we launched has been ‘let us play our own music via the ingame music player!’ so with this update you can do just this.

The music player now allows you play the games soundtrack (which will expand in time), mp3 files locally on your (real) PC and even Internet Radio streams. There is a range of internet radio streams included by default but you can also add to and adjust this list via the txt file found in the \PC Building Simulator\Data\ folder.

Key Binding

We have added the ability to rebind the keys used in the game, you can find this option in the Options menu.
This should help anyone struggling with the default controls or just want more control over what keys they wish to use.

AMD RX Vega 56 & 64 arrive

The reference RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 GPUs from AMD have been added to the game with this update.

Full Patch Notes:
  • New languages - French, German, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • Updated Music Player - You can now play local mp3 files or internet radio streams via the ingame music player found on your PC.
  • Added the AMD RX Vega 56 & 64 GPU
  • Added the ability to rebind keys.
  • Updated 3DMark data for some GPU’s/configurations.
    Since the Dual-GPU update it was clear that some configuration data related to SLI/Crossfire was off, we have worked with 3DMark to adjust a range of GPU data to bring things back in line closer to reality.
  • 3DMark results screen should now show both GPUs in the system.
  • Exposed Coolers Air Flow data in the Shop & Inventory
    Since the Dual-GPU update people have been bumping into the blue screen error that relates to the GPUs overheating, this is usually due to poor cooling in the case but there was no way to know which fans were better so this helps with this issue.
    The PAEAN case is a special exception, we still need to find a way to adjust cooling for open frame designs such as this.
  • Another fix to stop 0 score 3DMark jobs from appearing.
  • Added an additional calendar to the wall near your office PC.
  • Monitor cables have been pinned down a bit to stop them coming through the screens.
  • Pressing the 1,2 or 3 keys when trying to search in the inventory should no longer close it.
  • Prices have had their font size increased in the shop.
  • Made some changes that should hopefully mean players (real-life) GPUs aren’t being pushed the max when v-sync is disabled.
  • Changed (again) how refresh rates are handled by default to try and fix issues with them.
    If you need to select a different refresh rate could you please do the following:
    • Right Click the game in your Steam library
    • Click Properties
    • Under General click Set Launch Options…
    • Enter -window-mode exclusive and click OK
    This should re-enable the option to select a supported rate by your machine in the options menu.

What’s Next?

Water Cooling is the main feature everyone wants, including us, which is why this work has now begun. We are however keen to make it clear this is not a quick update to do as we have multiple things to change in the game to support this feature and have a lot of assets to create to support it. You should expect it to be a few weeks before this feature is ready to go live.

We of course will continue to fix issues and add other content while this feature is being developed.

Thanks again for all the support and please continue to keep posting your bugs and feedback in the usual places!

Happy Building!

The PC Building Simulator Team
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April 12

PC Building Simulator Update v0.7.8 - Dual GPU support has arrived!

Hello PC Builders,

As mentioned last week we have been working on adding Dual GPU support the game and today we are pleased to be able to release that work.

The initial implementation of being able to add 2x GPUs to your builds is now complete, you will now have the option to add a second GPU after the first when building a PC and if that setup requires a bridge it will then connect the two cards together.

Currently there is only the one SLI HB bridge type available (the EVGA one in the image above) but we are working with other partners to add theirs so you can match them better to your selected cards in the future. Flexible SLI/Crossfire bridges will appear where applicable.

As ever, this is Early Access and this is a new feature, so as much as we test things as much as possible it doesn’t mean you won’t run into a few bugs. Please do report these as you have been doing and we will fix them when we can.

Patch Notes:
  • Dual GPUs are now an option when building PCs.
  • The Tool Upgrades from Career Mode are now available in Free Build.
    (When in Free Build you can find these in Freebuild Options menu when pressing ‘Esc’)
  • You can now reset your Free Build mode save via the option in the above Freebuild Options screen.
  • Fixed a bug with the Diagnose and Fix job that meant it didn’t appear correctly.
  • Fixed being able to remove the top case fan section of the C700P case before removing the actual case fans.
  • Fixed benchmark jobs appearing that require a score of 0.
  • Fixed an issue where the Auto Cable tool on the NZXT H440 case would connect the CPU fan to the wrong place.
  • Fixed incorrect CPU height data for the PAEAN case, you should now be able to install a wider range of CPU coolers.
  • Fixed the Purple + White NZXT H440 having the wrong colours.

Please Note: Some fixes will not apply instantly if a job or build is in progress in as save game when you update versions, they will need to be a fresh job or save to apply.

Please continue to post your bugs and feature requests in the usual places, there has been some really interesting ideas we are keen to include going forward.

Happy Dual GPU Building!

The PC Building Simulator Team
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About This Game

PC Building Simulator has already enjoyed viral success with over 500,000 downloads of its pre-alpha demo and has now been lovingly developed into a fully fledged simulation to allow you to build the PC of your dreams.

Build your very own PC empire, from simple diagnosis and repairs to bespoke, boutique creations that any gamer would drool over. With an ever-expanding marketplace full of real-world and realistically priced components you can finally stop dreaming of that ultimate PC and get out there, build it and see how it benchmarks!

Does building your own PC seem like an impossible task?
PC Building Simulator aims to teach even the most novice PC user how their machine is put together with step-by-step instructions explaining the order parts should be assembled and providing useful information on what each part is and its function.

The ‘Free Build’ mode of PC Building Simulator will allow you to experiment with a large selection of accurately modelled, fully licensed parts from your favourite real-world manufacturers.
If money was no object, what would you build?

PC Building Simulator’s career mode puts you in charge of your very own PC building and repair shop, starting from your own ‘cozy’ workshop you must use all your technical skills to complete the various jobs that come your way.
Customers will provide you a range of jobs from simple upgrades and repairs to full system builds which you must complete while balancing your books to ensure you are still making a profit!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Athlon X4 740 (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) or Radeon R9 285 (2048 MB) - Integrated GPUs may work but are not supported.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
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