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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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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September 18

EK Water Blocks will be joining PC Building Simulator

Hello PC Builders,

We are now in the final development stages of the custom loop feature for the game and are hugely excited to bring EKWB into the PC Building Simulator family so that we can use their amazing products to build with!

EKWB are one of the biggest names in custom water cooling components so having them onboard is great news and we are pleased to be able to launch with them heading up this great new feature.

The release of custom loops in the game is still a few weeks away but we wanted to take this opportunity to answer a couple of the most commonly asked questions we get about this upcoming feature:

Can I design my own loop?

Yes, we have created a free-form route system for tubing so that you can design your own custom loops. These can be made from flexible or rigid tubing.

Will there be coloured liquids?

Yes, at launch there will be a wide range of coloured liquids to further customise your custom loops with.

As previously mentioned, we will be exhibiting PC Building Simulator at this years EGX, if you are attending the show please stop by the stand and you can get an early (work in progress) hands on play of this upcoming feature!

See you then,

The PC Building Simulator Team
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September 6

PC Building Simulator Update v0.8.11 - Socket 2066 parts have arrived!

Hello PC Builders,

Today we are pleased to fulfil another long-standing community request: “Please add i9 CPUs!”
This update starts to add a range of Socket 2066 motherboards which allows us to add Socket 2066 CPUs from Intel, more motherboards will follow once they are completed.

Build v0.8.11 Highlights

New Parts

Intel X-Series CPUs

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme (Motherboard

ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE (Motherboard)

ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex (Motherboard)

CORSAIR Carbide Series - SPEC-OMEGA (Case)

Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after its name, all parts available in Free Build right away)
  • New CPUs: Intel Core i5-7640X (23), Core i7-7740X (23), Core i7-7800X (23), Core i7-7820X (23), Core i9-7900X (24), Core i9-7920X (24), Core i9-7940X (24), Core i9-7960X (24) and Core i9-7980XE (24).
  • New Motherboards: ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme (23), ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE (23), ASUS ROG Rampage VI Apex (23) and ASUS TUF Z370-PRO GAMING (16).
  • New M.2: Team Group CARDEA M.2 (22). Please note due to the large heatsink on this drive it will not fit in m.2 slots that have covers.
  • New Case: CORSAIR Carbide Series SPEC-OMEGA (20) in Black/Red, Black/White and Black variations.
  • Added social links to the main menu.
  • Added a link to the latest news on Steam about the game to the main menu.
  • Added shut down SFX to the OS.
  • Fixed an issue where case parts LEDs became enabled when removed and replaced even when a PC was not turned on.
  • Fixed an issue in OCCT where GPU clock speed was being shown under the Memory clock speed.
  • Fixed an issue where some jobs listed had a duplicated ‘PC can boot to OS’ objective.
  • Made some adjustments to the controller detection to reduce some of the conflicts with mouse controls.
  • Fixed the LED on the ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming motherboard.
  • Fixed various instances of GPUs appearing to need 3 PCI slots when they shouldn't.
  • Made some improvements to the SLI bridge detection so that the flexible bridge is used in more situations to stop clipping of HB bridges on different sized cards.
  • Fixed the missing CPU socket bracket textures on some Gigabyte motherboards.
  • Made various improvements to the rear case fan connection points to reduce the need for them to go through things like GPUs.
  • Updated the ROG logo on the launch splash screen.

What’s Next?

EGX, the team will be showing PC Building Simulator at this years EGX in Birmingham. If you are attending you should swing by the stand and say hi, the team will be there for the duration and happy to answer what questions we can about the game.

Custom Water Cooling is nearly ready to release in an early form but we need to complete a few more assets before we can release it. This should hopefully happen shortly after EGX.

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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