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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January 10

PC Building Simulator is leaving Early Access on the 29th January!

Hey PC Builders!

If you listen closely you can hear the sounds of the whole of The Irregular Corporation hard at work adding the finishing touches to version 1.0 of PC Building Simulator. Get ready to blow out the dust and boot up on January 29th, when PC Building Simulator leaves Early Access.

When we launched PC Building Simulator into Early Access back in March 2018 we had little idea if anyone would even want to play a game about building a PC, let alone love it in the way the community does right now. This ongoing support meant we needed more time to add further parts, bring on new partners and add all the obvious features we (and you) believed the game needed which is what we have been doing ever since.

These updates have included hundreds of new licensed parts from current and new partners alike, alongside big features such as overclocking and custom loop water cooling. In addition, we also took the time to improve the career mode based off plenty of feedback from our wonderful community.

We have now reached the point where the core feature set of the game is at a place where we feel we can shed our Early Access skin and bring the world of PC Building Simulator to an even larger community. This doesn’t mean development has ended, far from it. We have plenty of plans for more parts, partners and features in the future.

Version 1.0 of PC Building Simulator that launches on the 29th January will include lots of new parts from big names in the PC component world, Steam Achievements and as many bug fixes as we can possibly squeeze in! Plus some nice surprises as well.

A special thanks to all our Early Access testers, your feedback has been invaluable so far. Today we have released a new trailer that includes some of the amazing PC builds that were submitted when we asked for them last year, we had hundreds of submissions and had no way of including them all but thank you all for taking the time to share your creations with us.
We hope you will all join us on the 29th January to celebrate the next chapter of PC Building Simulator!

The PC Building Simulator Team


Q: So the game is dead now?
A: Not at all, development is going to continue as we still have lots of new parts we want to add and some exciting new features. This just marks the point at which our original core feature set is now complete.

Q: Will current Career save games work in v.1.0?
A: Yes, there are no plans to force players to restart their career saves.

Q: How often will updates occur after v.1.0?
A: As regularly as content creation allows, it is hard to provide exact timings but expect them to be slower than during Early Access so we can have bigger updates and allow for more testing before they go live.

Q: Mac version?
A: Hopefully. We have been running some internal tests on a Mac OS version and if we can get a version running properly we will look to release this when ready. No promises at this stage though!
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December 12, 2018

PC Building Simulator Update v0.9.3 - G.Skill speeds into your future rigs!

Hello PC Builders,

We’re super pleased to announce that G.Skill is the newest partner to the PC Building Simulator family. You can start building with stylish RAM from their various ranges from today!

This includes the much requested Trident Z RGB range, which arrives alongside the striking Sniper X series, and the popular Ripjaws range amongst others.

Also in today’s update are new CPUs from both Intel and AMD, a whole host of new cases plus a bunch of new cooling options, all alongside a batch of bug fixes.

Build v0.9.3 Highlights

New Parts

G.Skill Trident Z RGB (RAM)

G.Skill Sniper X (RAM)

G.Skill Ripjaws V (RAM)

Fractal Design Focus G (Case)

Fractal Design Fractal Design Define R5 (Case)

Fractal Design Node 202 (Case)

NZXT H200 (Case)

SilverStone LD01 (Case)

Gigabyte ATC700 (CPU Cooler)

Full Patch Notes:
(Career unlock level is in brackets after a parts/features name, all parts available in Free Build right away)
  • New CPUs: Intel Core i9-9900K (20), Intel Core i7-9700K (20), Intel Core i5-9600K (20), AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (28) and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (28).
  • New Cases: Fractal Design Focus G (20), Fractal Design Define R5 (19), Fractal Design Node 202 (29), SilverStone RVZ03 (14), SilverStone LD01 (14), Raijintek METIS (12), Raijintek STYX (30), NZXT H200 (29) and NZXT H400 (29).
  • New Case Fans: ARCTIC F12 / F14 (11) and Fractal Design Silent Series LL 120mm (26).
  • CPU Coolers: ARCTIC Freezer 12 (13), ARCTIC Alpine 12 / AM4 Passive (14), ARCTIC Freezer 33 (13), Raijintek LETO PRO RGB (11) and Gigabyte ATC700 (11).
  • New RAM: G.Skill FORTIS (2), Ripjaws 4 (7), Flare X (7), Sniper X (7), Ripjaws V (7), Trident Z (15) and Trident Z RGB (13).
  • New PSUs SilverStone SX500-G (12) and SilverStone SX650-G (12).
  • New Motherboard: ASUS ROG ZENITH EXTREME (23).
  • Updated Free Build introduction text to explain where cases are now stored, in case you missed this before - they are in your inventory now!
  • Passive CPU Coolers now have an effective air flow statistic to better show their cooling potential.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Continue option to still display on the main menu after deleting all save games.
  • Fixed a bug with budgets on jobs that request upgrades to run certain programs.
  • Fixed a bug with the NZXT Kraken X62 not fitting in the front of the NZXT H500.
  • Unified the camera position when using a monitor across all benches so the view is from the same position.
  • The missing part of the Raijintek PAEAN USB casing has now returned.
  • Fixed a bug on the SilverStone RVX01 where you couldn’t remove a case panel with certain job computers.
  • Fixed an issue on the SilverStone PM01-RGB where some SSD drives would clip through the side panel.
  • Fixed an issue where job computers would create a build that included a HDD in a unusable location on the Fractal Design Define R6 (if you currently have a job PC stuck in this way you will need to reject it and it should not then happen again).
  • Fixed an issue with the USB drive highlights being in the wrong place on DFL motherboards.
  • Fixed an issue where it was difficult to remove case fan cables in the top of the Cooler Master COSMOS C700P.
  • Fixed an issue where the water flow was not being displayed in EKWB TR4 blocks.
  • Multiple fixes with cables in various configurations.

What’s Next?

Lot’s of new parts, new partners plus plenty of bug fixes and quality of life improvements.

As we head towards exiting our early access period we need to spend some fixing as many bugs as we can and improving as many rough edges as possible, with the holiday period fast approaching we will be using this quieter time to do just this.

… and yes, RTX GPUs are coming, don’t worry.


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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: 7 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

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