Users' questions

Is PCPartPicker reliable?

Is PCPartPicker reliable?

Reputable. Super reliable. Basically everyone in this community uses it, it is not only organized, but it helps with compatibility (to an extent). Here is a build for around the same price but there is some stuff that’s fixed/more reliable.

Is there anything better than PCPartPicker?

The best alternative is Pangoly, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to PCPartPicker are Logical Increments (Free), BuildMyPC (Free), PC-Kombo (Free) and PC Builder (Free).

How do I know if computer parts are compatible?

How to make sure all your PC components are compatible

  1. Check the motherboard CPU socket and compare against your chosen processor.
  2. See what RAM the motherboard supports (example being DDR4 2300MHz).
  3. Similarly to the board, see what RAM the CPU can support.

Does PCPartPicker account for size?

It’s up to you in the end to make sure everything will fit.

Is PCPartPicker compatibility accurate Reddit?

It’s actually very accurate. It not only tells you about the compatibility of your chosen components, but also tells you prices from your local e-commerce site as well.

Will Newegg build my PC for me?

Newegg is offering a new PC building service that’ll take all the components you bought from the retailer and assemble them into a finished desktop. The service is part of the Newegg Custom PC Builder website, which lets you pick out the various components for your desired desktop and purchase them in a package.

Does Newegg PC builder check for compatibility?

The Newegg PC Builder leverages the company’s deep tech heritage to deliver a PC configuration tool that eliminates the need to consider hardware compatibility, enabling novices and experts alike to easily compile and purchase all the necessary parts to build their own custom PC.

Does PCPartPicker build the PC?

We provide computer part selection, compatibility, and pricing guidance for do-it-yourself computer builders.

What is PCPartPicker?

PCPartPicker provides computer part selection, compatibility, and pricing guidance for do-it-yourself computer builders. Assemble your virtual part lists with PCPartPicker and we’ll provide compatibility guidance with up-to-date pricing from dozens of the most popular online retailers.

What CPU can I use with my motherboard?

So the simplest answer to the question “what CPU is compatible with my motherboard” is to find out what socket it supports and then choose a motherboard that has the supported socket. Sockets are also shared across different motherboard chipset generations as well.

How do I choose computer parts to build?

Here are the essential parts:

  1. Motherboard. A motherboard is the first component you’ll want to choose.
  2. Processor/Central Processing Unit (CPU) The CPU is the engine of your computer and sets the performance expectations for the entire build.
  3. Memory (RAM)
  4. Installing the memory.
  5. Installing the HDD or SSD.