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philip 41 months ago

Hi everyone,

The past few months have been a whirlwind here at PCPartPicker. We’ve moved into office space, doubled down on content creation, and have been cranking away at some stuff that isn’t quite public yet. Through all the craziness, I’ve started to feel a bit disconnected with the community here. I pop in some threads from time to time, but not like I used to be able to. I want to kind of give a peek at what’s going on under the hood - whether it be business things, server issues, dev work, you name it. So I’ve decided to put up this forum as a place for me to post little summaries of what’s going on from time to time. That way you know that we're really doing work here, even if the face of the website doesn't appear to change much. :)

Cheers,
Philip

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manirellis_fridge 16 points 41 months ago

If there is Phillip's corner, then I must be Manirelli's Fridge.

Berfs1 1 Build -15 points 34 months ago

No, you are just a piece of junk and metal and some other junk that creates a cooling machine...

Scotty0709 7 points 41 months ago

My only suggestion: Put 'Philip's Corner' after 'Announcements / Site News' as it relates to the development of the site. It looks out of place between 'General Discussion' and 'Off Topic'.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 8 points 41 months ago

Ah, yep - makes sense. Moved.

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Kokonip 5 points 41 months ago

Its Philip's Corner, Stay in Philip's corner and you are safe.

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

What about Manirelli's corner? Will I be safe there?

manirelli staff 8 Builds 17 points 41 months ago

My corner is more of a fort created from various keyboards, mice, headphones and artisan keycaps. No one is safe...

Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Dome, flat or mechanical switches?

manirelli staff 8 Builds 3 points 41 months ago

mechs and topre

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

not laser keyboards and air mice?

Kokonip 1 point 41 months ago

Yep

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Kokonip 2 points 41 months ago

:D

190n 2 Builds 4 points 41 months ago

So...

If I come to "Create a Part List For Me" I hear a bunch of noobs asking for help.

If I come to "Part List Opinions Wanted" I hear a bunch of less-noobish noobs asking for help.

If I come to the individual part forums, I hear a bunch of weird comparisons and questions about specs PCPP doesn't show yet.

If I come to "Off Topic" I hear a bunch of random ****.

If I come here I get sneak peeks into life at PCPP and long rants about stuff.

Count me in!

Xorex64 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah, basiclly.

DrTot 1 Build 3 points 40 months ago

I know this would be a large task to take on, but I think you should add a custom water cooling section to PCPP. It will not only make water cooling easier, but maybe get some more people into doing it. What do you think?

piemancoder 2 points 41 months ago

Thanks philip! You da real mvp!

MooshroomForest 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

What's your opinion on the awful PC-specs as a crude version of PC Part Picker? I do like how they rate the power of the parts in certain games even though it is pretty inaccurate.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 41 months ago

There have been a lot of sites similar to PCPP that launched after we did. Some have taken a lot of the concepts we used. Should I be frustrated by that? I don't know. Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not.

Rating power in games is something that's been on our roadmap for a long long time. But roadmap vs actually executing on it is a different thing, so kudos to them for shipping something (unlike us).

There have been some pretty blatant ripoffs for sure. If anything, it's validation that we're doing something right. And in my opinion, they can keep on trying to copy what we're doing, because what they see is 6-12 months behind what we're working on. Most of the copycats we've seen to date haven't fully solved some of the really challenging problems we've seen. So as long as we keep at it and keep listening to our community we'll be ok.

MooshroomForest 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Do you guys have a patent on any of the software?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 41 months ago

We don't have a patent, and even if we did it's prohibitively expensive to pursue litigation anyways (if we wanted to, but we're not that kind of company). We feel like if we do our job right and focus on our users, having clones of our site around won't matter.

Gh0st_1095 1 point 39 months ago

that is so right Philip. focus on quality and service the rest will follow :) thank you for this great site ! i enjoy every bit of it.

Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Great, now we just need Vlogs and my life'll be complete.

DanielMLG 1 point 41 months ago

Can I get a corner?

GreenBeanPie 3 points 41 months ago

Can I get a corner?

Publish a web site!

Berfs1 1 Build -1 points 34 months ago

No.

manirellis_fridge 1 point 41 months ago

I have a serious question. Since I am Manirelli's fridge, can I be a mod or staff member?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 9 points 41 months ago

No. But you can fetch me a frosty beverage.

manirellis_fridge 3 points 41 months ago

All I have is Mountain Dew, and I can't walk. Have my owner get it.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 7 points 41 months ago

I don't drink Mountain Dew, so you're of no value to me. I think I'll post you on Craigslist.

manirellis_fridge 4 points 41 months ago

But you don't own me.

Berfs1 1 Build -3 points 34 months ago

Actually he kind of does...

manirellis_fridge 1 point 41 months ago

Can I have my own corner at least? "Manirelli's Fridge's Corner"?

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 9 points 41 months ago

No.

manirellis_fridge 3 points 41 months ago

I feel you. No Mountain Dew then...

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aystaum 1 point 41 months ago

Important question. The cyberblkgobble code on superbiiz only works once, but on the pcpartpicker part list, it shows up multiple times. Please limit the amount of times that code can be used, so I really get the true price amount.

gtx960 1 point 41 months ago

Excellent work Philip! It has only been 2 months since I became a member of PCPartPicker website, and I'm hugely impressed. I also watch every video on your YouTube Channel, and I love every one of them. Simply Superb... but a dilemma : On what basis do you make the YouTube videos? Is it based on new part additions, Completed Builds, or member requests? Thanks for your time!

gtx960 1 point 41 months ago

Kudos to Ryan Manirelli too! Your videos are spectacularly informative, easy to follow, and I love you for the way you build a PC. Count me in as one of your fan-following.

S0nny_WarBucks58 3 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

All hail King philip.

Kribbie 1 point 36 months ago

Are there any updates on the mobile app? :)

Valiant_ 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Will you guys be at E3 or any of the Pax events? I'm genuinely curious.

DynamixHD1 1 point 34 months ago

Can you make a Website called Fridge Picker? We can learn How to build our fridges, watercool them for Sub Zero Temps, and keep our Gamma super cool.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Oooh yeah. Maybe that deserves it's own topic. One sec, lemme write that up real quick.

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

We're eight total right now. We could get by with less for just PCPP, but we have plans for more (new site, ramped up content, etc.)

Anyhow, here's my brief state-of-mobile-app post: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/116738-wheres-that-infernal-mobile-app

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

We're quite civil. Most of our furniture is too heavy to throw anyway. (We got sit/stand desks for everyone. The freight guy dropped them off at the front of the building and we got to carry them in - like 2000 lbs worth. Not doing that again.)

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 0 points 41 months ago

So Jack and I are previous C++ guys. I did C++ dev at my old job for about 12 years. Lots of people hate it, but I felt really comfortable with it. I was a C guy through and through beforehand, so C++ felt like a natural extension to me. Some days I miss it, then I think about debugging complex template compile errors and suddenly runtime python errors are ok again.

iOS-wise, we have some Macs in the office so we're good with Xcode and Objective C. (Ironically I use a Mac as my primary dev system - I <3 the unix environment, but spent years with Linux desktop environments and yearned for something good and consistent. I'd run hackintosh, but I can't afford the downtime if an update takes my machine out of commission.)

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