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:
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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December 5

Want to be a part of our Community Dream Builds Trailer?

Greetings fellow PC Builders!

Can you create PC Building Simulator's Next Dream Build?

We are looking for some truly epic showstopping rigs, that you've made in Free Build or Career Mode!

(And we mean epic, not horrific, with cooling tubes entangling it like a dying spider).

The best builds will be shown in our ‘Community Dream Builds’ trailer!
All you need to do is send us your save file for a chance to be featured in it!

Please head to our website for more info on how to upload your save.
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November 28

PC Building Simulator Update v0.9.2.5 - Updated Career mode has arrived!

Hello PC Builders,

Are you ready for the next step in your career? Back in March when we released PC Building Simulator we never really knew what parts of the game players would enjoy. Of course we really hoped the Career mode would be one of them, and were pleased when it turned out to be the case!

We have been gathering feedback on this mode for a while now and over the last couple of months have been re-working various parts of the Career mode based on community feedback and our own wish list of things to fix. Today we are ready to release the bulk of these changes to get further feedback ahead of coming out of Early Access.

Please Note: As mentioned in our previous update existing save games are no longer compatible due to the amount of changes being made to the game. If you wish to continue with your current Career progress we have made v0.9.1 available via the Steam Beta Branch named: career_v1. You can switch to this in the following way:
  • Right click on PC Building Simulator in the Steam client
  • Select ‘Properties’
  • Select the ‘Betas’ tab
  • Select the ‘career_v1’ beta from the drop down box.
This version will no longer receive updates, so once you are completed with it please select the ‘None’ beta option to get the latest version of the game again.

A big thanks to all the closed beta testers of this update, your feedback was extremely useful, as was your bug reporting.

Build v0.9.2.5 Highlights

Updated Career Mode
There is a lot of changes but here are some of the highlights:

Clearer Pay
Jobs rewards are now split by labour and available budget to allow fairer pay for the work completed.

More Information
Players can now see the specifications of the PCs coming to them before they arrive.

Business Reputation
Customers now rate the work you do and your reputation adjusts the types of jobs you get. The new Bongle app allows you to track their feedback!

PC Bay
We have made various adjustments to how PC Bay is used by players by expanding its functionality. It now offers pre-built systems alongside regular parts and has a fluctuating market so keeping an eye out for a bargain is key!
In addition, you can now sell your own pre-built PCs via PC Bay.
A new Market app is available that allows you to monitor PC Bay market trends so you can make some extra cash by buying and selling when prices are right!

Free Build Change
Available cases are no longer stored in the storage cupboard, instead you will find these in the inventory (Press ‘I’ or click on the shelving in the workshop). You can store any completed PC builds in the cupboard as normal.

New Parts

Antec P110 Luce (Case)

Antec P8 (Case)

Antec P6 (Case)

Raijintek ZOFOS EVO (Case)

Raijintek COEUS EVO TC (Case)

Raijintek COEUS ELITE TC (Case)

Raijintek PAEAN M (Case)

CORSAIR Carbide Series 275R (Case)

SilverStone FT05 (Case)

SilverStone PM01-RGB (Case)

EVGA DG-7 Series (Cases)

Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after a parts/features name, all parts available in Free Build right away)
  • New Cases: Antec P110 Luce (14), Antec P8 (13), Antec P6 (13), Raijintek ZOFOS EVO (29), Raijintek COEUS EVO TC (30), Raijintek COEUS ELITE TC (30), Raijintek PAEAN M (28), CORSAIR Carbide Series 275R (13), SilverStone FT05 (8), SilverStone PM01-RGB (12), EVGA DG-73 (28), EVGA DG-75 (28), EVGA DG-76 (28) & EVGA DG-77 (28).
  • New Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X299-E Gaming (24).
  • Re-balanced when parts unlock through the Career mode.
  • Added Overclocking and Custom Loop related jobs into the random job pool.
  • Adjusted job email delivery to improve work/life balance, if you have no more jobs then come back the next day.
  • Job rewards are now split between Labour and Part costs to better reflect the work done.
  • When completing a job you now receive a job summary screen.
  • Where applicable you can now view an incoming PCs specs before it arrives.
  • Added Business Reputation
    • Customers now leave reviews based on job performance.
    • Your overall reputation will adjust the kinds of jobs available to you.
    • Keep an eye on the customers’ requests closely!
  • Added Bongle app to show customer reviews.
  • PC Bay Rework
    • Prices of components varies with time, spot trends to earn more cash!
    • Complete PC’s now available to buy.
    • Players can now sell cases and built systems.
  • Added Market app to track PC Bay market trends.
  • Updated PC Status Window
    • Job PCs now show the current 3DMark score of the PC.
    • They also show the cost of any parts added to the job.
    • New builds show a list of parts included and their costs.
  • The shop now shows you how many of a part you already own.
  • The inventory can now be accessed by clicking on the shelving in the workshop (You can also still use the ‘I’ key.
  • The PC Operating System is no longer tied to the case of the PC but to the HDD, you can select the boot drive in the bios now.
  • Motherboards maximum supported RAM speed is now displayed in the inventory and shop.
  • Players real-world Windows desktop image is now used on their in-game office PC.
  • Added various new tutorials to support new features.
  • Adjusted move speed of the player, it should be a bit faster now.
  • Added further variables to the search options to improve what they can find.
  • Search box now has an option to clear it.
  • Improved the resolution of part thumbnails used in the inventory and shop.
  • Tooltips can now be toggled on/off via the options menu.
  • Edge scrolling can now be disabled in the options menu.
  • Adjusted own brand motherboards chipset names to better reflect their lack of overclocking options.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause XMP to select a voltage that was too high and would kill the RAM.
  • Fixed case fan alignment issues on the NZXT Razer S340 case.
  • Fixed the LEDs not working on the EKWB EK-Vardar EVO 120ER RGB case fan.
  • Added various new SFX.
  • Various cabling fixes in cases.
  • Various small bug fixes (probably too small to notice, but they are there).

What’s Next?

Due to this major rework to the Career mode of PC Building Simulator we will be gathering your feedback and fixing up any critical problems over the coming weeks.

We will then be working on the road to v1.0 and our exit out of Early Access, so we will be hard at work adding new parts and polishing up various aspects ahead of this. There are still lots of exciting announcements to come!

As many of you have seen, we are currently testing Steam achievements. These will go live when ready, but they are likely to do so with v.1.0 of the game.

We look forward to the updated Career mode feedback.

Happy Building!

The PC Building Simulator Team
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About This Game

Build your very own PC empire, from simple diagnosis and repairs to bespoke, boutique creations that would be the envy of any enthusiast. 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!

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.

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 with 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!

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!

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.

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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