Build a Gaming PC in a Game via PC Building Simulator

Joke simulator games are nothing new, and we’ve covered them quite a bit – including: goat simulatorcat simulatorgrass simulatorrock simulatorfarming simulatorbear simulatorcow simulatorcow-girl farmer simulator, Gabe Newell simulator, man showering simulator, Shower With Your Dad simulator, Domestic Dog simulator, and even a mountain simulator.

The next joke game simulator is coming, and it has a dash of Xzibit for good measure. Titled simply PC Building Simulator, the game literally has you building a virtual gaming PC tower, and helps educate you on proper cooling, power, as well as simply connecting all the bits to make your PC work. You can also run your own PC building and repair shop in the career mode.

It actually comes off more as an educational tool more than a joke, and a great way for newbies to learn how to build their own gaming PC in a fun and interactive way. Many of our readers probably first started building and tinkering with PC hardware back in high school (grade school for myself), but some are just now getting into the hobby.

PC Building Simulator is launching via Steam Early Access on March 27th.

Brandon Orselli


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  1. Ebicentre
    February 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I may look into this when I begin to save up for a PC and build it. I need to think about my future as a gamer, and whether the console market will suit me going forward.

  2. Psyramics
    February 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Get that PC building fix without paying out the ass for a GPU.

  3. totenglocke
    February 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    This needs to be on consoles so the peasants will learn to stop being afraid of computers.

  4. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Hopefully by the time you have the cash cryptofags will have stopped inflating prices.

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 20, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I was going to make a shitty comment about le epik meem simulators but this sounds like it could be useful.

  6. Blazing Fist of Justice
    Blazing Fist of Justice
    February 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    How bad is that right now by the way? I’ve never been more motivated to build a PC than now, but I keep hearing that all the good GPUs keep getting more expensive.

  7. RichardGristle
    February 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    It fluctuates, and it’s absolutely horrendous right now. Best bet is to wait until the next generation of cards and try to get one early on.

  8. DrearierSpider
    February 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Luckily the new Ryzen APU’s help with this. Granted, they’re very entry level, but at least give you playable performance in most games with some settings tweaks.

  9. Mechonis
    February 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    I can dig this as an educational tool for first time builders. Given I wouldn’t try it now since GPUs are ass raped in price.

  10. DrearierSpider
    February 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Awful ATM. The highest I’d go is a GTX 1050 for $140. Even that is pretty poor value, but it’s only a 15-20% markup over MSRP vs the 200-300% all other cards are suffering. Failing that, the new Ryzen APU’s look pretty good for entry level. Just be sure to get 2933MHz or 3200MHz RAM, as you really need that faster speed since the iGPU uses the system RAM as its VRAM.

  11. Madbrainbox
    February 20, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    “Learn how to build a PC without electrocuting yourself”
    The fuck?

  12. mewnani
    February 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    You’d be surprised by some people…

  13. Snorlaxation
    February 20, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    “now That’s immersion, motherfuckers.”

  14. Madbrainbox
    February 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I still have no idea what kind of person would assemble a PC that’s plugged in.

  15. Marc Duarte
    Marc Duarte
    February 20, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Already built two rigs in reality. Next one though is going to be prebuilt.

    By far the biggest pain is the motherboard and applying the CPU thermal compound.

  16. Shattno
    February 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I was going to build a new PC with a Ryzen, but then the cryptocurrency shit happened, and now it’s impossible to find a decent GPU at an acceptable price…

  17. Ebicentre
    February 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Well, I predicted in 2015 I would become a PC gamer in five years, so 2020 here I come.

  18. iswear12
    February 20, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    This is that slippery slope people were talking about with Steam’s early access and curation system I see…

  19. iswear12
    February 20, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Oh christ yeah. For me it was installing the CPU cooler and the motherboard, what a fucking nightmare that was.
    I still think I only have 3, maybe 4 screws holding my mobo in place, I should be more worried about that..

  20. bdp
    February 21, 2018 at 12:15 am

    maybe not themselves but definitely their motherboards.

  21. grgspunk
    February 21, 2018 at 3:26 am

    This is conception, given a lot of VR users on PC have already built their own rigs.

  22. Jigsy
    February 21, 2018 at 8:35 am

    But can it run Crysis?

  23. ProxyDoug
    February 21, 2018 at 9:31 am

    I like how you realised mid-article that this isn’t a joke game…

  24. braneman
    February 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    One thing this needs to teach is things I always assume when building a computer. Always buy RAM in pairs, always do a clean install of windows, never buy seagate hard drives. You know the basic stuff that’s hard for me to even remember because I just assume it out of habit.

  25. mew
    February 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Happened to me to the first PC I built. It was not connected to anything and my statical electricity managed to burn everything kek.

  26. Envy-Noson
    February 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    As a console fag trying to get on PC I need to see a full detail playthrough of this game. On a $2,000 budget.

    February 22, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Now why the the fuck would us peasants care about a simulator about building a computer when we are too busy having fun with actual games on the consoles?

  28. totenglocke
    February 22, 2018 at 9:59 am

    If you call squinting while you desperately try to figure out what you’re looking at “playing”. ?