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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Release Date:
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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July 12

PC Building Simulator Update v0.8.6 - ZOTAC arrives with their GPU prowess!

Hello PC Builders,

Today we welcome another new partner to PC Building Simulator, the GPU heavyweight ZOTAC! From todays build you will be able to use various members of their GeForce 10 series of GPUs such as the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme, GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition and even the small but powerful GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini!

Build v0.8.6 Highlights

New Parts

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme (GPU)

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini (GPU)

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition (GPU)

Full Patch Notes:
  • New GPUs: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition, GeForce GTX 1060 Mini, GeForce GTX 1060 AMP! Edition, GeForce GTX 1070 Mini, GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme, GeForce GTX 1080 Mini, GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme. (Unlocked in Career from level 24, or in Free Build mode right away)
  • New Case Fans: NZXT Aer P Black (120mm/140mm).
  • Players are now warned when starting a new game that it will overwrite their autosave file. Please make manual saves if you want have multiple career save games.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause the ‘Inferior Part Message’ to appear before you had even worked on a PC. Please note: Existing jobs that have this issue will need to be restarted for the fix to work.
  • PC Bay has been removed from the apps available in Free Build mode.
  • SSD images are no longer upside down.
  • Fixed an issue where some PSU labels would appear over windowed case sides at certain camera angles.
  • Fixed an error with the lighting app that was caused by some SLI bridges.
  • Corrected Antec DF500 maximum CPU height data.
  • Adjusted the Fractal Design Meshify C so that 2x 140mm case fans can be installed in the front without removing the lower cover.
  • Fixed the rear and top case fan slots being inverted on the Cooler Master H500P.
  • Fixed an issue where a HDD bay would vanish leaving the drive stuck on the Fractal Design Define R6. Please note if you already have a job with this issue you will need to abandon it for this fix to then work on future jobs.
  • Added Patriot logo to splash screen.
  • Added ZOTAC logo to splash screen.

What’s Next?

Lots going on, but in the coming weeks you can expect the following:
  • New partners.
  • Lots of new parts.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • M.2 drive support.
  • Controller support.

Custom water cooling design and prototyping is ongoing, this is a major new feature and is going to take time to implement.

Happy New GPU Benching!

The PC Building Simulator Team

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July 3

PC Building Simulator Update v0.8.5 - Patriot joins with their striking storage!

Hello PC Builders,

Today we are implementing a few bug fixes, but along with these we are also bringing another hardware partner on board. We are pleased to welcome Patriot to PC Building Simulator and include access to their Viper RAM and Burst SSDs!

Patriot are world renowned for their high-quality RAM and SSDs and now players will have access to some of their finest hardware. Both Viper RGB and LED memory modules provide the best performance and stability in RAM hardware, as well as the most colorful dimensions that come with customised lighting. In addition to the RAM, players will have access to Burst 2.5” SATA III SSD Drives, with an option of 120GB, 240GB or 480GB. Scorch M.2 PCIe Solid State Drives will be available in the near future.

Which Patriot part are you most looking forward to using in the update? Let us know in the comments below!

Build v0.8.5 Highlights

New Parts

Patriot Viper LED (RAM)

Patriot Viper RGB (RAM)

Patriot Burst SSD (Storage)

Full (but small) Patch Notes:
  • New RAM: Patriot Viper LED and RGB (unlocked at level 21 in Career or available in Free Build mode right away).
  • New SSD: Patriot Burst SSD (unlocked at level 22 in Career or available in Free Build mode right away).
  • New Case Fans: Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 and Dynamic X2 GP-14.
  • Fractal Design cases now come with Fractal Design case fans.
  • Fixed some issues with Bios UI being off screen in 4:3 resolutions.
  • Fixed the issue where clicking on a monitor would interrupt 3DMark.

We look forward to seeing the new builds you create with these new parts!

Happy 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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