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: https://www.pcbuildingsim.com/early-access-roadmap/

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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August 2

PC Building Simulator Update v0.8.8 - Steam Trading Cards are now live! Plus plenty of bug fixes.

Hello PC Builders,

Steam Trading Cards for PC Building Simulator are now live! We are pleased to finally have these active for players to start collecting, here is a sneak peek of a couple of our favourite trading cards!






There are 8 different cards in total as well as the usual badges, emoticons and profile backgrounds to collect.

This update also includes a whole batch of bug fixes.


Full Patch Notes:
(Please note that fixes for career jobs will not apply until a job/PC is generated, if you have a PC with an issue in these notes please discard that job and the next time the fix will apply)
  • Save games are now stored by Steam ID so that multiple accounts on the same machine do not overwrite each other.
  • Fixed a bug that meant you could no longer break a CPU via raising the voltage too high during overclocking.
  • Fixed an issue where both HDDs and SSDs could occupy the same slot in the Fractal Design Define R6.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some job PCs to arrive without any CPU cooler.
  • Fixed an instance where a front mounted AIO coolers tubes would clip through the NZXT H700i cable management bar.
  • Fixed being able to remove the PCI slot bracket on the Raijintek Paean when GPUs were installed.
  • Fixed an issue on the Raijintek Thetis that stopped dual GPUs from working correctly.
  • The hotkey should now actually work to hide the UI for better screenshots!
  • The default key for this is now ‘H’ but it can be changed in the key bindings screen.
  • Fixed the NZXT H500 (White) so it has the correct white panels.
  • Removed the top radiator slots for the NZXT S340 Elite series of cases as they do not support these in real-life.
  • Adjusted the air flow stats of the ARCTIC Freezer 33 eSports ONE and Freezer 33 eSports Edition.
  • Fixed some issues with the wrong SLI bridges appearing.
  • Fixed the reverse side of the PSU shroud being transparent on the NZXT S340 Elite.
  • Fixed the CPU socket on the NZXT N7 Z370 motherboard.
  • Fixed a bug that caused AIO CPU coolers to generate inside HDD bays on the Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t.
  • Fixed the misaligned F2 button prompt on the Bios screen in non-English languages.
  • The key binding screen will now update when connecting a controller after the game has started.

Thanks as always to everyone providing us the extra detail and save games for some of these issues, it makes it so much easier to find the cause and get them fixed.

Happy Building and collecting!

The PC Building Simulator Team
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July 26

PC Building Simulator Update v0.8.7 - ADATA speeds into the PC Building Sim family and brings with it M.2 support!



Hello PC Builders,

Today we welcome another hardware partner to the game, the addition of ADATA (and its XPG range) to the game brings with it a whole range of high speed DDR4 RAM, super fast SSDs and even faster M.2 SSDs!

That’s right, this update also allows you to add M.2 SSDs to your epic PC builds!


Build v0.8.7 Highlights

M.2 Support

M.2 SSD drive support means even faster storage solutions are available to supercharge your new PC builds.



Controller Support

In this update we have added controller support for a wide range of controllers to greater increase accessibility for PC Building Simulator plus make it easier should you wish to chill out on the sofa to play! Controller buttons can be adjusted via the key bindings screen but there is bound to be a few issues with such a feature so please do report any you find in the usual places!


New Parts

XPG SPECTRIX D80 DDR4 RGB


XPG Dazzle DDR4 LED


XPG SPECTRIX D41 DDR4 RGB


XPG SX950U Solid State Drive


XPG GAMMIX S11 M.2 SSD


NZXT N7 Z370


NZXT H700i


NZXT H500



Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after its name, all parts available in Free Build right away)
  • New RAM: ADATA Premier DDR4 (2), XPG Dazzle DDR4 LED (5), XPG Z1 DDR4 (25), XPG Flame DDR4 (13), SPECTRIX D80 DDR4 RGB (23), SPECTRIX D41 DDR4 RGB (19), SPECTRIX D40 DDR4 RGB (24), XPG GAMMIX D10 (5).
  • New SSDs: ADATA Ultimate SU650 (7), XPG SX950U (8).
  • New M.2 SSDs: XPG GAMMIX S11 (19), XPG SX6000 (12), Patriot Scorch (16).
  • New Cases: NZXT H700i (25), NZXT H500 (24).
  • New Motherboard: NZXT N7 Z370 (24).
  • Added ZOTAC SLI bridge.
  • Added MSI SLI bridge.
  • Added M.2 support to existing motherboards.
  • Added controller support.
  • Key binding screen updated to support controller preferences.
  • Adjusted the UI when using a controller.
  • Added NZXT bios to support the N7 Z370.
  • Added a hotkey to hide the UI: Press U.
  • Updated the inferior part message to show the part type, e.g. CPU, GPU etc.
  • Removed top radiator slot on the NZXT S340 series of cases to match real-life.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause low score 3DMark jobs to be generated.
  • Fixed an issue where random job PCs would get made with no thermal paste.
  • Adjusted the desktop icon spacing to reduce text overlaps.
  • Patriot SSD labels have been rotated around the right way.
  • Adjusted the Vega 56/64 GPU models to smooth out the circuit board that looked a bit like SLI connections.
  • Fixed a cabling issue on the COMOS C700P that caused them to clip through the side panels.
  • Added XPG logo to splash screen.


What’s Next?

Steam Trading Cards are nearly ready to release, we are just awaiting approvals from Steam and then they will go live.
We have begun early development work on custom water cooling, this is still very early in the process but we will share more info on this as work progresses. This is the current major feature we are working on but we will continue to release new parts and fix bugs while this development is ongoing.

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

    Minimum:
    • 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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