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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October 4

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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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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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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