What you need to know
- PC Building Simulator is now available on the Xbox One, Windows 10, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
- The game lets you create custom PCs using thousands of licensed parts from well-known manufacturers.
- The game is also available through Steam.
PC builders can now build their dream PCs from their favorite consoles. PC Building Simulator is now available on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. The game is also avaialble through Windows 10. The game is an Xbox Play Anywhere title so purchasing the game once through the Microsoft Store lets you play it on Windows 10 and Xbox One. PC Building SImulator costs $19.99, but is currently on sale for $17.99.
PC Building Simulator allows you to build custom PCs using over 1,000 parts from licensed manufacturers including AMD, Corsair, Intel, MSI, NVIDIA, and Razer. The game teaches you how to build a PC using step-by-step guides, and allows you to diagnose issues. You can also run 3DMark to get benchmarks of your build. There's a free building mode that will enable you to use any parts that you'd like to create a build.
There's also a story mode that puts you in charge of a PC workshop. In the story, you repair PCs, upgrade machines, and keep the shop running.
PC Building Simulator is also available through Steam, so you can play around with PC builds on your PC even if you aren't running Windows 10 or using the Microsoft Store.
You can build your dream PC with over 1,000 licensed parts and run benchmarks in this simulator.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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