PC Building Simulator is (most of) the fun of building a PC — without pricey GPUs
The game comes with three modes: a "how to build a PC" tutorial, career, and free build. The first of those guides you through the key aspects of building a PC and explains the most essential concepts. It would actually make a great tutorial for building a real PC, though it skips over a lot of real-world concerns, like static electricity.
Career mode puts you in charge of a computer repair business you inherited from a family member. You're given a work space with several desks, along with storage for your components, and you check your own personal computer to accept work orders via email. Orders range from "my GPU died, can you install the new GeForce GTX 970?" to "help, I have a virus, run a virus scanner," and more. Yes, PCBS does use actual brand-name computer parts, including real-world hardware from the likes of Power Cooler and MSI.
In free-build mode, you're given a storage unit full of every available component, and every part of your workshop is unlocked, so you can just build whatever PCs you please. Want to put in some LED lights and install a transparent case?
Unfortunately it is Windows only. The "most of" refers to some realities that are not present in the simulation, like frying the CPU for not grounding for static electricity.
|PC Building Simulator is (most of) the fun of building a PC—without pricey GPUs
It’s not very challenging, but it nails the basics of building gaming PCs.