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PC Building Simulator

10 months ago

PC Building Simulator passes POST to launch

The thrills and chills--but not the bloodspills--of building a PC are now simulated in PC Building Simulator, a pleasingly self-descriptive name if I've ever heard one. Following a free prototype then a stretch in early access, PC Building Sim launched in full yesterday. If you're curious about rummaging in a PC's guts, this is a good way in. In sandbox and career modes, pick components…

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PC Building Simulator leaves early access January 29th

PC Building Simulator is set to leave early access this month after nearly a year of tuning and longer still as a free alpha. The Irregular Corporation's sim does exactly what it says on the tin - it lets people experience the thrills of cracking open a fresh PC case, stuffing it with expensive electro-guts and hoping it doesn't catch fire. There's a career mode…

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1 year ago

Get overclocking in PC Building Simulator’s latest update

I can barely look at screenshots of PC Building Simulator without sweating. Putting together my real PC was a singularly awful experience that I’m not looking forward to replicating. I’m the sort of person who could set fire to an office just by swapping out some RAM. Anyway! PC Building Simulator got an update today, introducing overclocking. Oh dear, I’m sweating again.

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2 years ago

Feature: Building blocks

PC Building Simulator is a good intro to PC building

PC Building Simulator should really be called IT Support Simulator. You spend a fair amount of time doing the former, but your main role in the game's career mode is to deal with varying degrees of customer complaints as soon as they plop into your company inbox - which I'm surprised still exists considering you start your new enterprise with -$15 in the bank thanks to…

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PC Building Simulator teaches practical tech lessons

Owning a gaming-spec PC is brill. Nothing quite like it, but the first time you have to crack open a case to swap out some RAM or install a new GPU is a harrowing experience, fraught with potentially terrible and expensive outcomes. Enter PC Building Simulator, a piece of tech-nerd edutainment software that might seem frivolous at first, but I can see it being of…

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PC Building Simulator booting up in autumn

PC Building Simulator [official site] is not a game where your hand gets caught in a CPU fan and the PC spins round and round on your fingertip as wacky physics send everything in your workspace flying. Bumping the case as you insert a hard drive will not make your graphics card explode. Trying to insert RAM the wrong way will not make it vibrate…

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3 years ago

Build your first PC in PC Building Simulator’s demo

"If you haven't ever built your own gaming PC, you're selling yourself short," our Alec has said. Though I've been on a gaming laptop for a few years I do agree; the computers I built myself are the ones I cherished most. Picking components and clacking it all together is interesting and exciting, and also a bit terrifying - especially the first time. So hey,…

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