I am very pleased to announce that Ryan Marinelli has joined the PCPartPicker team.
Previously a moderator and the most prolific submitter at Reddit's /r/buildapc subreddit, Ryan brings with him a wealth of PC-building experience and a strong desire to help others. Ryan will help me with numerous aspects of this site, such as creating new content, helping implement features, and adding new parts to the database. He will also continue to be active in numerous online PC communities, including the forums here. You may have seen him posting already with the "staff" tag on his username.
I am extremely excited to have Ryan on board, not just for what he brings to PCPartPicker, but also what he brings to the PC building community. Welcome, Ryan!
Intel 4th generation Haswell CPUs and a large selection of compatible motherboards hit the shelves this morning and are available for purchase from several retailers. To see prices and add them to your part lists, check them out here:
As with other CPUs and Motherboards on the site, PCPartPicker provides automatic compatibility guidance to make sure your CPU and motherboard are compatible.
I have just rolled out new functionality that allows you to enter custom part prices, mark parts as purchased, and keep inventory of the parts you own.
When adding parts to your part list, you can customize the price information displayed by clicking on the arrow button next to the price.
Clicking on the custom price button pulls up the following dialog:
For each part, you can:
User inventory is a "new" feature that lets you track what parts you already own. You can view them all in a single page (similar to favorites), and can enter in purchase prices for each item. You can also view current prices, and add them to your part list directly from the inventory page. When adding from your inventory, it will automatically apply your purchase price for that part.
In addition to all of this, saved and completed builds will also retain the custom part price information. If you want to show how much you paid for your completed build instead of current prices, just edit your part list to include the custom pricing and save back into your completed build.
PCPartPicker Price Trends are daily generated graphs showing historical price information for several categories of computer hardware. You might recognize them from the earlier analysis of rising RAM prices. Thousands of components are grouped into logical categories and combined with price data. The data is analyzed and presented as an intensity graph of price distributions with minimum, maximum, and average price trends.
With the new price trend graphs, you can easily keep track of computer hardware price patterns. Want to check whether overall RAM prices are rising or falling, or if a CPU will drop in price with the arrival a new architecture? No problem. Purchasing parts for your next build no longer needs to be guesswork.
And as a fun side-note, if you look close at some of the graphs, you can see some interesting artifacts in the data: