Ever had the fantasy of building your dream personal computer? Well, now you can but just not in real life. The latest PC Building Simulator is hot on Steam right now and got a tonne of confusing stuff you could use help with. Why not head below to check out our PC Building Simulator Guide.
PC Building Simulator Guide
Due to the simulator nature of the game, there’s quite a lot of stuff people over at Steam are scratching their heads over. A lot of queries have sprung up recently so we’ve decided to address all the issues and do our best to solve them.
Firstly, any rig you desire can be built in the game. This is carried out by using the ‘Free Build’. There’s a variety of hardware available in this mode at no cost whatsoever. However, it is to be noted that watercoolers and close loop supports aren’t available as of now. Aditionally, Nvidia’s SLI and AMD’s Crossfire Link has not made its way to the simulator as of yet.
Initially, you’ll start with a negative $15 balance on your account. However, don’t worry, you can purchase stuff without restrictions as long as your negative balance doesn’t exceed -$1,000. Below this value, you’ll have to pay the bank $10 each day to continue your purchases.
Moreover, you cannot purchase absolutely anything if the negative balance is less than -$3,000. You’ll have to complete jobs or sell spare parts to make sure you can buy new ones.
Starting off with one workbench, you can get the second one at Level 3. Third one is achievable once you reach Level 8. However, do note that unlike workbenches you purchase, these ones require 3D Mark to be run on them for testing purposes.
These take around 1 and a half minutes to complete. If you have 3 rigs at a given time, you won’t receive any emails for jobs so try to keep them in a workshop or in transit. Once you’ve completed a job, you’ll receive email for a new one. The machine arrives the day next after acquiring the job. A side note, if you run out of workbenches, then you can place rigs on the floor of the hallway. No, it won’t go anywhere!
In the game, clients will ask you to do certain jobs that is related to the rig somehow. They may offer their rig to be repaired or to be modified. Some will ask you to build a new system from scratch.
When it comes to these jobs, you can choose to accept or decline them. Sometimes, they may ask something of you like installing a 2TB hard disk drive which costs around $70 but they’ll be paying you $50. In such a case, you can decline the offer since there’s no profit. To do so, head to the email and click ‘Quit’.
Other jobs will prompt you to discover what the problem is and then fix it. In such scenarios, it’s difficult to know if you should take the job or not because profit isn’t guaranteed. For such jobs, it’s your call to make.
You can, however, be a little sly when it comes to some of these jobs. For e.g if someone asks you to REPAIR a 2TB HDD, you could put a fully functioning 250 GB HDD instead. Though, this maybe a little dishonest but you save up on money and you don’t receive any penalties on your order. You receive the full payment with or without this cunning activity.
Lastly, keep in mind that you don’t take up job offers which will require a 3D Mark score of more than 3,500. This is because to build such a rig, you’ll need to put in more expenses when the client won’t even be giving you half the amount for the job. Straight away, reject the offer!
Duration of Delivery
You can choose how quick you want the parts for the job to be delivered. Different time periods will account for different costs. Delivery on the same day as the order will cost $100 while a day later would cost $30. A less urgent delivery arriving 3-5 days after order will mean you’d have to pay only $10. The most suitable choice would be to go with the $30 delivery unless you’ve got a close deadline.
The simulator will charge you every time you pay a visit to the shop. So, it’s highly recommended to add everything you require for a particular rig to your cart in a go. When you’ve decided to end your search, checkout, and pay. This way the shop will only charge you once.
- Computer hardware parts which have notes on them with the owner’s name cannot be changed, modified or replaced. If you’re unsure if a part is functioning correctly or not, simply remove it and check if there’s a note on it. If there is, the part is working just fine.
- The storage that you unlock after reaching Level 6 isn’t particularly useful. If you’re feeling bad putting down the rig on the floor, you can use this instead. The storage doesn’t serve any other function.
- There’s electricity charges as well for the workshop. So don’t forget to put out the lights and other electronic appliances after finishing your day’s work.
- Install Will It Run on the main PC, so you can just check the specs you need without installing it on the client’s rigs.
- Lastly, get a Auto-connect tool, it will connect the desk cables automatically when PC is powered on. This makes the work much faster.
This is all we have in our PC Building Simulator Guide. If there is anything else that you would like to add, let us know in the comments section below!