Build and grow your very own computer repair enterprise as you learn to diagnose, fix and build PCs. With real-world licensed components and comprehensive hardware and software simulation you can plan and bring your ultimate PC to life.
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Release Date:
27 Mar, 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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18 October

PC Building Simulator Update v0.9.1 - Razer Chroma support arrives alongside a whole host of fixes!

Hello PC Builders,

If you are a fan of Razer hardware you will no doubt be aware of their Chroma lighting and should be pleased to learn that we now sync in-game PC LEDs with your real-world Razer hardware for that extra step to RGB greatness!
In PC Building Simulator the first LED listed in the lighting app of a built PC will automatically be reflected in colour and effect on your Razer hardware in the real-world.

The response to the Custom Loops update has been amazing, the whole team has loved seeing all the beautiful (and crazy) builds you have been making. Today we are fixing a bunch of issues that arose from that update as well as adding lots more hardware to build with...

Build v0.9.1 Highlights

New Parts

NZXT S340 - Designed by Razer (Case)

NZXT H440 - Designed by Razer (Case)

AMD AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX (CPU)

ASUS TUF X299 MARK 1 (Motherboard)

ASUS ROG Maximus X Code (Motherboard)

Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after a parts/features name, all parts available in Free Build right away)
  • Added Razer Chroma support for (real-world) hardware that supports it, your hardware will take the light colour/effect from the first LED shown in the lighting app.
  • New Cases: NZXT S340 - Designed by Razer (6) & NZXT H440 - Designed by Razer (9).
  • New CPUs: AMD AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX (25) & AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (25).
  • New Motherboards: ASUS TUF X299 MARK 1 (24), ASUS ROG Maximus X Code (19), ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WI-FI) (18), Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 (11) & Gigabyte GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 (6).
  • New PSUs: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2, 80+ PLATINUM (12), EVGA SuperNOVA 750 T2, 80+ TITANIUM (12), EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2, 80+ TITANIUM (12) & EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2, 80+ TITANIUM (12).
  • New Case Fans: EKWB EK-Vardar EVO 140S BB (25), EKWB EK-Vardar EVO 120ER RGB (25) & EKWB EK-Vardar F4-120ER (25).
  • Replaced UI for ‘How to Build a PC’ mode.
  • Replaced Exit UI button.
  • Adjusted texture used for coolant.
  • Fixed the audio sliders not working correctly in the options menu.
  • Fixed data issues that caused the EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti FTW GAMING & EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 GAMING GPUs to overheat constantly.
  • Fixed LEDs not turning back on when changing their colours to black.
  • Fixed lighting options on SLI bridges for Water Cooled GPUs.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue between Motherboards and RAM so that their maximum supported frequencies now work.
  • Changed objective text from ‘Leave by door’ to ‘Place in corridor’ to help reduce confusion over where to place a job PC when done.
  • The first job in the game now has cabling mode selected by default rather than remove.
  • Added missing USB drive description.
  • Added extra first time control prompts for new players.
  • Added plugs to unused GPU water block tube connections.
  • The Water Cooling shop should now have a name in non-English languages.
  • The Water Cooling shop now has a description.
  • Added new SFX for Selling, Collecting Rewards and Upgrading office furniture.
  • Adjusted SysInfo overlay in 3DMark to support higher amounts of core data.
  • The default behaviour for the ‘Fits this PC’ toggle in the inventory has been changed. This is now off by default to help players learn why something doesn’t fit (rather than assuming it hasn’t been delivered or exist).
  • The Shop and Water Cooling shop no longer share the same checkout.
  • Water Cooling shop items no longer appear in the normal shop via the search function.
  • Fixed an issue where using the store search option would break viewing other categories.
  • Water Cooled GPUs now get compared correctly in Will it Run and job objectives.
  • Fixed an issue in the NZXT S340 Elite where AIO Water Coolers would auto install into the wrong place and break.
  • Fixed an issue on the SilverStone PS14 where it would contain 2 windows. Please note, this fix will only take effect when the case is next spawned in the world so existing cases with this issue need to be discarded.
  • Adjusted the NZXT H700 so that you can fit Water Cooled GPUs and the reservoir.
  • Dual Water Cooled GPUs now complete Dual GPU objectives.
  • Removed floating model parts that would appear during Water Cooled GPU installation.
  • Fixed an issue on the CORSAIR Crystal Series 570X RGB that stopped you installing two fans next to each other in the top slots.
  • Fixed various rogue cables, the war on clipping cables continues!
  • Updated the game splash screen to include Razer and new Irregular Corporation logo.

What’s Next?

We are working full steam ahead on the career mode changes we’ve previously spoken about and we hope to release these changes/improvements in a few weeks time.

These changes however, have meant we needed to rework how the save games work, which means existing saves will not work once this career update releases. For people wanting to continue their existing save games, we do plan to keep a separate branch on Steam that will allow people to continue these on the last compatible release until they are ready to make the switch to the updated career mode. While this isn’t ideal, we believe the improvements to the career overall, should make it worthwhile.

Happy Building!

The PC Building Simulator Team
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4 October

PC Building Simulator Update v0.9.0 - Custom Water Cooling Loops are now live!

Hello PC Builders,

Your experience is about to get a whole lot cooler! Today we are pleased to be able to release our brand new Custom Water Cooling Loops feature into the game as it adds a major improvement to PC building customisation.

This initial release of the feature launches with our newest partner EKWB. It will allow builders to build fully working loops with either regular flexible tubing or if you want even more control, rigid tubing that you can route where you like in the case (space allowing of course), all with a range of coloured pipes and coolants to add even more style to your build!

Please note: Custom Water Cooling related career jobs will come with the career mode update which is coming at a later date, once we are sure it all works as planned.

Build v0.9.0 Highlights

New Parts

EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO (CPU Block)

EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 (Pump and Reservoir)

EKWB EK-CoolStream SE 360 RGB (Radiator)

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with EKWB EK-FC Plexi Block (GPU)

ASUS ROG Strix X399-E Gaming (Motherboard)

ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming (Motherboard)

Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after a parts/features name, all parts available in Free Build right away)
  • Added Custom Loops installation and parts for extended water cooling options (10).
  • Added new Custom Water Cooling shop option to support new parts (10).
  • New CPU Water Blocks: EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO (10) & EK-Supremacy sTR4 (18).
  • New Pump & Reservoirs: EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 (10) & EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 (10).
  • New Radiators: EKWB EK-CoolStream SE 120 (10), EK-CoolStream SE 240 (10), EK-CoolStream SE 360 (10), EK-CoolStream SE 140 (10), EK-CoolStream SE 280 (10), EK-CoolStream SE 120 RGB (25), EK-CoolStream SE 240 RGB (25) & EK-CoolStream SE 360 RGB (25).
  • New Water Cooled GPUs: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (18), GeForce GTX 1080 (12), GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (17), GeForce GTX 1070 (11), Radeon Vega 56 (15) & Radeon Vega 64 (16).
  • New Motherboards: ASUS PRIME X470-PRO (22), TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING (22), ROG Strix X470-F Gaming (22) & ROG Strix X399-E Gaming (22).
  • New GPUs: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti FTW GAMING (1) & EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 GAMING (11).
  • Added DIMM.2 board into ASUS motherboards that support them to allow M.2 installation on these boards.
  • Updated main menu to show a fully working PC rather than a static image.
  • When building a PC you can now click on the monitor from this mode to switch right to using it.
  • Updated the way AIO CPU Cooler pipes work to enable them to route out of the way of other parts (this is likely to bring some new issues so please report any strange goings on with them via the usual channels!)
  • Fixed some instances of the Socket 2066 CPU arms having the wrong name.
  • CORSAIR LL140 fan should no long clip through the top of the NZXT H500 case.
  • CORSAIR H115i should no longer clip through the lower front section of the NZXT H500 case.
  • Fixed the reverse of the ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI Extreme drive bay being transparent.
  • Fixed the reverse of the EVGA Z370 FTW motherboard CPU cover being transparent.
  • Fixed some wrong colours on the NZXT S340 (White).
  • Various cabling fixes to various cases (these fixes are always ongoing!).

What’s Next?

Initially, mostly fixing bugs from this update as it is a major feature to be added to the game and will no doubt have some things we need to fix up once you all get through with it. :)

Plenty more cases and parts.

We are also starting work on the career refresh which will change various aspects of the career mode for the better. These changes are based on feedback from players we have had since launch. This is a pretty major overhaul, so it is our next big task.

Happy Custom Loop Building!

The PC Building Simulator Team

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About This Game

PC Building Simulator has already enjoyed viral success with over 650,000+ 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 enthusiast would drool over. With an ever-expanding marketplace full of real-world components you can finally stop dreaming of that ultimate PC and get out there, build it and see how it benchmarks in 3DMark!

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.

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?

Build your PC from the case up with your favourite parts and express your building flair by choosing your favourite LED and cabling colors to really make it stand out. Choose from a range of air and water cooling solutions to keep it cool or even go all out with fully customizable water cooling loops! Once your rig is ready to go, turn it on and see how it benchmarks. Not happy with the results? Jump into the bios and try your hand at overclocking to see if you can get better results without breaking anything!

The career mode in PC Building Simulator puts you in charge of your very own PC building and repair business. 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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