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HTC Vive Unboxing

philip April 6, 2016

The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

Join us Thursday, April 7th at 2pm CDT (12pm PDT) for a live unboxing of the new HTC Vive.

We'll check out the hardware and then run it through its paces using the build from our last live stream.

Starting with this stream, we'll be broadcasting from the new PCPartPicker Twitch channel. Then in the following days we'll upload the 4K version of the footage to our PCPartPicker Youtube channel.

PC Build Live Stream

philip March 30, 2016

Join us Thursday, March 31st at 2pm CST for a live Q&A and build! We'll be assembling the PC from our latest build guide.

Newegg has put together a SuperCombo for the core of this build with some minor adjustments and great savings: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2815649

Charity:Water Completion Report #4

philip Feb. 15, 2016

Our fourth Charity:Water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 14 school water projects serving 4,775 students and teachers in Bangladesh.


This donation helped provide 14 water projects at schools in Bangladesh. Here is an interactive map showing the GPS coordinates of all the completed projects we've sponsored to date:


You can also find our previous completion reports below:

PCPartPicker is supported through affiliate commissions from participating retailers. We donate a portion of our earnings to charity. When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker, you're not only supporting this site - you're also helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being a part of this and helping us make this happen.


MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide Contest

philip Feb. 1, 2016

PLEASE NOTE: The contest has officially ended. Huge thanks to MSI, and to everyone who entered. No further entries will be accepted at this time. Any further voting will not be counted.

Random Selection Winner:

Wheezy2Ez - The 4K Dream

Top Voted Winner:

Jipster69 - Jipster Edition =P Mini ITX! ~ GTX980 Ti! ~ i7-6700K!


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

The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

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.

(Note: some of the build parts were ones we had on hand - i.e. you don't really need a 1000W PSU for this build.)

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card
Case NZXT Manta Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit)