I'm looking for an app/utility that shows me a 3-Dimensional, navigable/manipulable view of my physical computer - based on hardware information it either obtains itself, or that I provide it using another utility (like lshw or inxi).

Required features:

  • Gratis or extremely cheap.
  • Runs on x86_64.
  • Runs on Linux (with X).

Desired features:

  • Gratis.
  • Open-source with a decent license.
  • Actively maintained (otherwise it won't work with newer hardware)
  • Lets you take hardware apart (i.e. "install" and "remove" pieces of hardware) in the visualization, to inspect it separately.
  • Supports navigation, rotation, opening sides of the case etc.
  • I'm curious: what's the final purpose of having such a program? – Saaru Lindestøkke Mar 7 at 0:13
  • @SaaruLindestøkke: 1. Educational. 2. Deciding whether my PC can fit another piece of hardware of some kind. – einpoklum Mar 7 at 0:42
  • Desktop only, or laptop too? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Mar 10 at 6:43
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    @MawgsaysreinstateMonica: Desktop-only is better than nothing of course. Also, laptops would be much harder. – einpoklum Mar 10 at 7:30

Whilst I'm not sure my solution fully meets your criteria there does exist a game called 'PC Building Simulator' on steam (of which steam can be installed on linux somewhat).

There is also an associated discord server and community behind the game.

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