PC Building Simulator A game that lets you simulate building a new PC in your current PC, is a real thing. It's also an officially completed thing, which is now available on Steam.
In today's full version it says that the developers The Irregular Corporation have worked with the graphics card manufacturer Nvidia. This launch edition of PC Building Simulator includes simulated versions of Nvidia's popular GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and the all-new RTX 2080 Ti.
Just this inclusion transforms the silly piece of software into a hugely useful tool for planning your next real PC build. Other hardware partners announced today include Deepcool and Thermaltake.
PC Building Simulator was introduced to Steam's Early Access program in March 2018. Players can try to make a living as an independent systems builder. The game also includes a simulated workshop where players can try to diagnose and repair hardware for their virtual customers.
The real benefit of this game, however, is that it demystifies the process of building a PC from the ground up. According to the Steam description, the entire system is aimed at newcomers. You can select the parts you want, examine them in 3D, and see how they fit together. Experienced designers can also spend time tweaking and tweaking their settings before testing them with in-game benchmarking software.
The list of partners includes:
- 3D Mark
- Cooler Master
- Deepcool [19659017Futuremark
- Futuremark  Gigabyte
- In Win
- Fractal Design
- 19659028] Patriot
- Team Group  (909090909090909090])
- UL, formerly known as Underwriters Laboratories.
- Viper Gaming
This is a pretty exhaustive list that, according to Steam's own hardware survey, makes almost all the most popular pieces in the market.