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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)

$850 Gaming Build

philip Jan. 27, 2016

For our latest build guide, we put together a step by step build video. Check it out and let us know what you think!

New Software Categories Added

philip Nov. 16, 2015

PCPartPicker is now tracking prices for recent software releases across a variety of categories. We've added tracking for:

This selection joins our existing listings of operating systems.

Quick note: Games are on our roadmap. We're working on getting them added, but we don't have an ETA on them yet.

NZXT Hue+ Unboxing With Johnny Hou

philip Oct. 29, 2015

NZXT founder Johnny Hou joined us at the PCPartPicker office to show off the new Hue+ software controlled lighting controller. It's a pretty sweet add-on that lets you add configurable RGB LED strips to your build.

We're working on adding in part list support for the Hue+ here on PCPartPicker. In the meantime, you can find the Hue+ here: