Ever wanted to build your own PC, but worried about electrocuting yourself, or breaking the components with your clumsy, greasy hands? There is a digital solution: PC Building Simulator.
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Obviously, this is a game in which you build your own PC. You can walk around the case and rotate it, pick components according to your budget, slot them in the case, and run cables between them.
Its inventory already includes some branded items (if outdated ones - an Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 won’t get you very far these days), which is an encouraging sign. Hopefully one day (it just got a pre-alpha release earlier this month), it’ll have a comprehensive list of modern parts, and you can see how to assemble a build you'd use in real life.
You probably already know that building a PC is almost always cheaper than buying off-the-shelf, but it can be intimidating. In its current state, PC Building Simulator is at least a neat way to get more comfortable with the basics. In the future, it could be a faithful digital warm-up for assembling your dream build.
If you’d like to give it a try, you can download it from its Itch.io page or its official website, where you’ll also get development updates. It's free, but you can make a donation if you support the idea (and it's a great idea). If you’d like to watch a YouTuber give it a spin, here’s Skylent Shore.