So you’re willing to spend time going to build a new computer for yourself and learning about what parts are compatible or not. You might have surfed across a website dubbed Pcpartpicker.com, a website that finds parts throughout the Net. Unfortunately, the reliability is not its strong suit. The problem? Compatibility notes do not necessarily match products and in many cases, pictures of those products are not available. This is a serious anomaly particularly for those with little knowledge who might be personalizing a motherboard, selecting the right CPU and RAM.
For example, if one selects a 1.65v of a DDR3 Ram Kit on a Haswell CPU and there is no URL available to instantly navigate there, the following compatibility statement is present, “The Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2666 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell Refresh CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.” A PC configuration, for example, that can include a 1.65v kit and a Haswell CPU can still get DDR3-2933MHZ speed with no incompatibility issues. Secondly, The Asrock x99 Extreme11 Motherboard is Extended-ATX not Just ATX as PCpartpicker.com’s specifications indicate. Thirdly, AMD Firepro W8100 & W9100 GPU is listed on PCpartpicker.com with only a 2-way crossfire configuration. However, it is widely known the graphics processing unit is most optimized with a 4-way configuration as depicted in HardwareCanucks’ YouTube video.
Moreover, PCpartpicker.com says the Firepro W7100 can’t accommodate an AMD Crossfire when it’s capable of a 2-way configuration. Regarding motherboard sizes again PCPartpicker falls short on particulars. If one chooses an SSI-CEB form factor motherboard like the Asus x99 E-WS, this specific motherboard size can fit into any Extended-ATX Compatible case. However, PCpartpicker.com doesn’t allow prospective shoppers the opportunity to choose cases of those kind. Finally, if one searches for a PNY Nvidia Quadro K5200 once again PCpartpicker.com indicates that it does not do SLI when the PNY can go up to a 4-way SLI configuration. To complicate the prospect purchase further, the picture shown does not feature the bridge connector and functionality as PNY’s Website show.
If you’re a avid PC builder and you see an anomaly, PCpartpicker does allow you to set the record straight, The problem is that there are so many other PCpartpicker listing anomalies even parts that have been on the market for three years, still do include a germane pictures. That simply is not apropos for 2015 Website real-time standards. While PCpartpicker.com does show a variety of Websites and prices from which prospects can purchase their parts, it is recommended to visit those sites for more accurate specifications.