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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Very Positive (3,414) - 89% of the 3,414 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 27, 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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August 16

PC Building Simulator Update v0.8.9 - We heard you wanted more CORSAIR?!

Hello PC Builders,

We get a lot of requests for various CORSAIR components so the update today gives a nice bump to the available parts from one of your favourite brands. There are still more to come so don’t worry if something is missing from this update.

Build v0.8.9 Highlights

New Parts

CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D (Case)

CORSAIR Carbide Series Air 740 (Case)

CORSAIR Force Series MP500 M.2 (SSD)

CORSAIR Hydro Series H115i PRO RGB 280mm Liquid CPU Cooler (AIO)

CORSAIR HD120/HD140 RGB LED 120mm/140mm (Case Fans)

New GPU Tuner UI

We have now completed work on the new design for the GPU Tuner application, this much prettier design is now live in this build.

Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after its name, all parts available in Free Build right away)

  • New Cases: CORSAIR Obsidian Series 500D (22) & CORSAIR Carbide Series Air 740 (22).
  • New M.2 SSD: CORSAIR Force Series MP500 (24) 120GB/240GB/480GB/960GB.
  • New CPU AIO Water Coolers: CORSAIR H115i PRO RGB 280mm (25) & CORSAIR H150i PRO RGB 360mm (25).
  • New Case Fans: CORSAIR HD120/HD140 RGB LED (18), CORSAIR ML120/ML140 (18) & CORSAIR LL120/LL140 RGB (18).
  • New Motherboard: Gigabyte X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI (17).
  • Replaced the UI for the GPU Tuner application.
  • Reduced the supported max PSU length on the Raijintek Thetis.
  • When the UI is hidden via the hotkey (Default H) it should re-enable when pressing Esc or bringing up the Inventory.
  • Max RAM voltage has been increased to 2.
  • Adjusted Simplified Chinese translation of Free Build.
  • When using a controller you can now pan the camera with the cursor by moving it to the edges of the screen.
  • M.2 product images are now rotated around the correct way.

What’s Next?

If all goes to plan, something big…

Happy CORSAIR Building!

The PC Building Simulator Team
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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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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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