Beginner Tips For PC Building Simulator 2
Building a PC in real life is fraught with brutal technical details and mind-blowing computer jargon, two things Spiral House Ltd only wanted to capture in PC Building Simulator 2. Like any simulation game, this tech sim fills a niche that, frankly, not everyone will understand, let alone experience.
Sure, knowing how to install antivirus software fast is one thing, but learning the ins and outs of each component can take years of intensive training, which makes some PC Building Simulator tasks somewhat wacky and convoluted. That said, if a newcomer can follow these few tips, they are sure to become tech-savvy in no time. Here’s the hope, anyway.
Always read the brief
This may seem a bit too obvious, but the fact is the answer to a problem is often found in the brief. These briefs, delivered as emails to clients, will give you a breakdown of what is needed and what you need to do to satisfy the recipient. Unfortunately, the solution is not always painted in black and white. You should always read the brief twice and research keywords along the way.
Many emails will give you a brief overview of the customer’s situation, giving you a vague idea of what components you will need to replace or repair. For example, if a customer sends you a message that they tried to install RAM but damaged something in the process, it’s probably the RAM that needs to be looked at.
The bottom line is this: always take note of any IT-related jargon in the customer’s email. Chances are, the solution is right under your nose.
Start from scratch whenever you need
As you begin your journey into the world of building PCs intended for gaming, you will encounter encrypted emails with few or no keywords embedded in the body text. In this case you will want start your project from scratch. By dismantling the entire PC and adding each part to your inventory, you can identify broken or damaged parts and make repairs if necessary.
As your knowledge in the field grows and PC repair becomes second nature, you will be able to identify problems without having to resort to such extreme measures. Until then, don’t be afraid to go back to basics and reduce your client’s PC to its shell. This process will take you a bit longer than most fixes, but he will guarantee you all the notes at the end.
Learn the lingo
Buying coins can be daunting for anyone who has never cracked open a PC. It can also be a pain for Google with every little component. GPUs, RAM, power supply, SSD, Hard diskand RGB are six things that are only part of a PC. Six things that, to the average John and Jane, don’t make sense when presented in one passage from a lengthy memoir.
So what does a customer mean when they say they want their operating system cloned to an SSD? What are you supposed to do when they ask you to water cool their CPU? Here’s a quick breakdown of the key things you’ll need to know to fix most crashed PC issues.
- RAM: RAM (Memory)
- GPUs: Graphics Processing Unit (Graphics)
- Power supply : PSU (Power)
- SSD: Solid state drive (storage)
- Hard disk : Hard disk (Storage)
- RGB: Red, green and blue (lighting)
Use your thermal scanner to identify overheating parts
Many problems stem from overheating components, which can be identified with the thermal scanner in Build mode. Some components are expected to be hot. So, before removing a part, always check the exact temperature of the part you are examining by working on it with the thermal scanner. If a component is dark red, the part is too hot and should be examined.
If the PC is running like wildfire and all components appear to be in good condition, you should use a USB flash drive to install Fan Software. Once the software is installed on the client’s PC, highlight all the fans and boost them to “Performance Mode.” This will gradually cool the PC and eliminate the risk of components overheating spontaneously.
Know when to switch GPUs
One of the most common issues you’ll encounter in your store is PCs going black, which is another way of saying “we tried turning it off and on again, but nothing happened” .
In this case you will want look at the GPU. Chances are the GPU is fried which means you will need to order a new part and replace it immediately. If the problem persists, then check the power supply.
Know how to handle viruses
When you own a store that stocks broken PCs, it’s not uncommon to deal with viruses, which can make your job a bit repetitive from time to time. The good news is that, provided you have the right software under your belt, solving these relatively simple queries can be a breeze.
All you have to do is install anti-virus software. To do this, insert the USB key with the stored antivirus software, scan the PC for viruses and perform a clean.
Please difficult customers
Picky customers can be your worst nightmare in a game like PC Building Simulator 2, with their detailed briefings and express requests. Unfortunately, there is no way around them, and you can only remove their queries from your log by do what they ask and then some. To conquer the brief, you will have to critically analyze email, choose keywordsand clean up details to give you a clearer picture of the task.
One thing you will learn is how picky customers can be. If you get a minor detail wrong for any reason, you can lose a big chunk of your commission. Therefore, you should always follow your briefs to the letter. If a customer asks for their PC to be painted, assume they want the entire case painted. Unless otherwise stated, always take the request at face value.
Use your tablet to find better upgrades
One of your greatest allies is your Tablet. With this quirky little device, you can see new parts, compare them with your customer’s current parts, and assess whether they need to be upgraded.
The available components, classified by a grading system, will give you an idea of what you can get for your pre-assigned budget. So if a customer requests an upgraded part, always check your tablet to see what they can get for their money.
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