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$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!

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.

NZXT Hue+ Unboxing With Johnny Hou

philip Oct. 29, 2015

NZXT founder Johnny Hou joined us at the PCPartPicker office to show off the new Hue+ software controlled lighting controller. It's a pretty sweet add-on that lets you add configurable RGB LED strips to your build.

We're working on adding in part list support for the Hue+ here on PCPartPicker. In the meantime, you can find the Hue+ here:

https://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/163-hue-plus-case-accessory.html

$730 Office/Productivity Live Build

philip Oct. 21, 2015

Join us Thursday 2pm Central time for our weekly live stream, where we'll be putting together Jenny's office build.

After a few (rather expensive, cough) gaming and rendering systems, it's time to build a more modest system for general office and productivity software use. Jenny handles our retailer relationships, and with the move to the new office we wanted to put together a new system for her. She's not an avid gamer, so we decided to skip external graphics and go with the CPU on-board GPU chipset instead. However, we didn't want it to be a plain ugly box, so we spent a bit more for the nice Silverstone case. Here's the full part list:

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4350 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $151.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C1 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler Already had on-hand
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $112.00 @ B&H
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $46.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Case Silverstone FT03S-MINI Mini ITX Tower Case $142.08 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone 300W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Microsoft Designer Bluetooth Desktop Bluetooth Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $79.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $666.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-21 22:02 EDT-0400

MSI B150M Mortar Live Build

philip Oct. 15, 2015

Join us Friday, October 16th at 2pm Central time for a live build brought to you by MSI and Corsair. We're going to be putting together a build using the new MSI B150M Mortar motherboard. We'll finish off the build by demoing the completed system, including some benchmark runs with thermals.

We'll also be taking questions during the stream, so please post your questions here or in chat.

Full part list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ Directron
CPU Cooler Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Neutron XT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $189.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.95 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1188.71
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1168.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-16 14:25 EDT-0400
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