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MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide Contest

philip Feb. 1, 2016

We've teamed up with MSI for a build contest! Pick your parts, explain why they're the best, and possibly win your part list up to $2,000!

First off, a huge thanks to MSI for sponsoring this contest!

Here's how it works - create a build guide with the following criteria:

  • The title of the build guide must start with "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide"
  • You must choose any MSI Z170A GAMING or MSI X99A GAMING motherboard.
  • You must choose any MSI NVIDIA 9XX series or MSI AMD 3XX series video card.
  • You must not exceed $2,000 USD for the total cost. Prices are subject to change every day, so make sure the total build price is under $2,000 at the end of the contest.
  • The build guide must have the following components: CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Memory, Storage, Video Card (can have SLI or Crossfire), Case, and Power Supply.

Two winners will be chosen:

  • One winner will be chosen by random
  • One winner will be chosen by the most upvotes (with a tie given to the guide with the most comments)

Click here for the full official rules.

Again, a huge thanks goes out to MSI for sponsoring this contest. Give them a follow and a shout on Twitter @msiUSA, and give their Facebook page a like too!


  • Attempts to manipulate voting by entering multiple times, voting with duplicate/fake/sock accounts will be grounds for an account ban and disqualification.
  • Linking your guide link in multiple guides, forum topics, etc. will be treated as spam and will be deleted. Excessively spamming guide links will result in an account ban and disqualification.

NZXT Manta Q&A And Live Build

philip Jan. 27, 2016

Join us Thursday at 2pm CST for a live Q&A and build with NZXT! We'll be discussing and building with their new Manta mini-ITX case.

We'll be taking questions during the stream, so please hop in and join the chat.

$850 Gaming Build

philip Jan. 27, 2016

For our latest build guide, we put together a step by step build video. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Announcing PortablePicker

philip Nov. 18, 2015

Today we’re pleased to announce PortablePicker, a site for easily finding the best laptops and tablets.

PortablePicker lets you quickly filter and search for the perfect device, while also aggregating prices from dozens of retailers. Similar to PCPartPicker, you can set custom price alerts to get notified if any items matching your criteria go on sale.

We hope you find the new site useful. Please don’t hesitate to send us feedback or product addition requests on the PortablePicker forums. (Oh, and as you can guess by the name... mobile phones are on the list of things to be added very soon.)


A quick note on PortablePicker usernames:

We recognize that PCPartPicker users might want to create an account on PortablePicker with the same username. To prevent username squatting and confusion, we have reserved all PCPartPicker usernames on PortablePicker. To register your current username on PortablePicker, just register with your current PCPartPicker username and email address. This ensures that during the reservation window, no one can take your username from you. The reservation period ends 12/31/2015.

New Software Categories Added

philip Nov. 16, 2015

PCPartPicker is now tracking prices for recent software releases across a variety of categories. We've added tracking for:

This selection joins our existing listings of operating systems.

Quick note: Games are on our roadmap. We're working on getting them added, but we don't have an ETA on them yet.