PC Building Simulator, a game that allows you to simulate the construction of a new PC inside your current PC, is a real thing. It's also officially finalized, now available on Steam.
Today's complete release comes with news that The Irregular Corporation developers have partnered with Nvidia graphics card maker. This release edition PC Building Simulator so it includes simulated versions of Nvidia's popular GeForce GTX 1080 Ti as well as its brand-new RTX 2080 Ti.
This inclusion makes silly sound software a tremendously useful tool for planning your next real PC version. Other hardware partners announced today include Deepcool and Thermaltake.
PC Building Simulator was released in the Steam Early Access program in March 2018. Since then, The Irregular Corporation has slowly developed sim functionality to include a real-life career mode in which players can earn a living as independent system builders. The game also includes a simulated workshop where players can try to diagnose and fix hardware for their virtual clients.
But the real benefit of this game is that it serves to demystify the act of building a PC from scratch. According to the Steam description, the whole system is intended for beginners. You can choose the parts you want, examine them in 3D and see how they fit together. More experienced builders can also spend time adjusting and tweaking their settings before testing things with in-game benchmarking software.
The list of partners includes the following:
- 3D Mark
- Cooler Master
- Fractal Design
- Gamer Storm
- In victory
- Republic of players
- Team group
- UL, formerly known as Underwriters Laboratories
- Viper Gaming
This is a fairly exhaustive list and, according to Steam's hardware research, represents practically all of the most popular parts of the market.