PC Building Simulator
‘PC Building Simulator’ is a real game about building gaming PCs. And although it has lots of room for improvement, the game looks promising. McINTYRE/itch.io

“PC Building Simulator” is a real game about building gaming PCs. The game is a straight shooter when it comes to assembling rigs. And although it has lots of room for improvement, the game looks promising.

Building a gaming PC is a tedious and stressful work to some people. It’s not easy looking for gears and components that fit one’s standards, much less setting, installing and mounting them all together. It’d be easier if only the process involved sitting comfortably and clicking away on-screen choices using a mouse.

Good thing that “PC Building Simulator” is here. It’s an actual game about building one’s very own gaming PC. Just like archetypical simulators, it’s quite accurate in terms of “gameplay,” which basically involves picking components and piecing them together via clicks. A number of the items are branded, too, so teaming up a Seagate Barracuda alongside a “simple fan” strangely works.

The game doesn’t mess around when it comes to assembling rigs. The player has to screw in motherboard standoffs and hook up Molex connectors. While that might not necessarily help somebody who wants a good head start for a PC building career, it’s definitely a fun one.

Speaking of careers, the game is launching a career mode soon, which could involve life simulation aspects like running a business, taking orders and all the works. A few things still need polishing, however, before it gets there. “PC Building Simulator” is pretty raw overall, but it still looks promising, especially considering the game’s pre-alpha status.

A programmer from Romania named Claudiu created this PC game that’s all about building gaming PCs, which he has been working on in his spare time. He acknowledges that some modules “don’t make sense,” but promises to get everything better and working. More 3D models are also coming in the future, according to the programmer.

“The purpose of this game is to try to teach people about building PCs while still having fun,” says Claudiu. “I strive to make it a fun game to play but also a tool to plan builds, or for those who want to practice this hobby without spending thousands of dollars.”

Head over to the “PC Building Simulator” download site to grab the game. It’s free to play, but the developer accepts whatever support any user thinks is fair for the game. It’s available in Linux, Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit and macOS versions.