PC Building Simulator is a free PC assembly simulator to learn how to build a PC. It is more like a game where you choose different CPU components like graphics cards, fans, memory, etc. This simulator is just like a 3D game in which you have to place these CPU components in the CPU cabinet to build a PC. It is pretty useful for the beginners who want to learn CPU assembly and about different CPU parts required to build a new PC or specifically where a particular component is to be installed. The only option is that you can’t save any of your PC building work.
How to use this free PC Assembly simulator and learn how to build a PC cabinet:
Getting started with PC Building Simulator is very easy, just download it from the link at the end of this review and install it. As it is shipped as a portable version, you won’t be prompted to install it and its simulator configuration dialog box will pop-up, as in the screenshot below. In this simulator configuration box, you can change the screen resolution, graphics quality, and launch it in windowed mode. So, as per your system configuration, you can customize these options which can improve the rendering in the simulator for a smoother experience.
Click on the “Play!” button to launch the simulator program. By default, it will launch in the full-screen mode and you will see an empty cabinet. After the simulator has loaded, select the Tutorial option from its main screen, which will take you to the workshop where you can start building a PC. If you are an expert in assembling CPU then you will find it quite easy to use as all you have to do is select a CPU component from the inventory and place it in the cabinet. In the inventory of this PC building game, you can find motherboards, CPUs, storage, power supplies, and other components required to build a working PC except for monitors, mouse, and other external CPU accessories. Hit the “I” key to toggle the inventory which is shown in the screenshot below.
Select a CPU part from the inventory and after that, you will see a small black dot place marker as you might have seen in any first-person shooting game. Now, take this place marker to the empty cabinet and the simulator will highlight the place where it should be installed. To install a component in the empty cabinet, just press the left-mouse button and the selected component from the inventory will be placed in the cabinet. In the same manner, you can add other components like graphics cards, cooling components, etc.
What I liked most is the fact that even if you are not a pro in CPU assembling or just want to learn how to assemble a PC on your own then this simulator can assist you in this process. Suppose, you just know about most common CPU components like motherboards, graphics card, etc then it might be pretty easier for you to select and place these CPU parts in the cabinet. On the contrary, there are some other micro CPU parts, like standoff, which many of the not so experienced users might not have ever heard of. This free PC building simulation software can let you know about these types of components which are required to build a normal functioning PC. In the screenshot below, you can see a tip suggested by it to place “Standoffs” in the CPU cabinet. You can toggle and see suggestions by pressing the “T” hotkey.
Well not just the components required, it also suggests you where these should be installed in the cabinet. As you can see in the screenshot below, PC Building Simulator is displaying a message which indicates me to place or fix the standoffs to a particular part of the cabinet. To know where to install a CPU part, select it from the inventory and then hit the “T” button.
PC Building Simulator is a free software to assist a user in building a CPU from the scratch. I consider this software very handy for students and people who want to learn how to fix different components of a CPU cabinet to build a PC. It is very pretty easy to use as well, you can select a number of different parts from the inventory and place them in the cabinet to install them. Do check out this PC building simulation software from the link below.