PCPartPicker gets significant overhaul

February 18, 2015 // 11:47 a.m.

Tags: #comparison-site #pricing #retail #system-builder #tool

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PCPartPicker, a site which aims to make speccing and pricing out a new build as easy as possible, has released 'significant updates' which change the look and feel of the service for the better.

The site, founded in 2010 and which generates its revenue by linking listed parts through to retail outlets via affiliate links, has long been a popular tool for hobbyist system builders to quickly price up systems and check compatibility between various components. As well as the ability to create and share builds, the site offers the ability to monitor pricing and receive alerts when the cost of a component or build drops below a certain threshold.

The latest update gives PCPartPicker a considerable overhaul, improving the look and feel of the site while also boosting performance. 'While we're not done with all the updates we're working on, we did want to push live what we have to date,' explained site founder Philip Carmichael in his announcement this week. 'First and foremost, you'll notice a massive change in the appearance of the site. This is the first fruit of bringing on board our design lead Phil Coffman.'

As well as the new look and feel, the update brings a popularity sort as the default for component lists, a price filter for parts, builds and build guides, the ability for community members - not just PCPartPicker staff, as before - to post build guides, user avatars, and manual sorting of saved builds in user accounts.

The new version of the site is live now, at the same URL as before.
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