PCPartPicker is an essential tool for anyone looking to build their own PC or just wanting to virtually create the dream PC they can’t afford. The website not only gives you a massive list of parts to choose from, it ensures that you get the best deals on all of your parts and that none of the components in your build are incompatible with each other. Now the website has received a major overhaul in terms of design that makes things even easier and more pleasing to the eye.
Good news if you’re looking to build a PC anytime soon: PCPartPicker just launched a fairly extensive site redesign that adds (among other things) price filtering and custom build guides. I’ve long used the site for my own PC builds and recommended it to friends/family for theirs. Heck, “Use PCPartPicker” is one of the tips in PCWorld’s guide to avoiding common PC building mistakes. If you’ve never heard of it before, PCPartPicker lets you start plugging in components for your build (CPU, GPU, motherboard, etc.) and makes sure everything is compatible before you drop big bucks on hardware. It also has killer filtering options if you’re still in the planning stages of your build. Have a specific number of CPU cores in mind? You can sort by that. Want to buy the cheapest CPU possible? You can do that too (though I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it). Want to know whether that GTX 980 will fit into the case you’re buying? PCPartPicker has you covered.