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Dreamhack Austin 2016

philip

May 6, 2016

Attending Dreamhack Austin this weekend? We'll be there and would love to hear from you! We're going to set up in the BYOC and will have a limited number of shirts and stickers to give out. We don't have an official booth, but are instead there to game, have fun, and meet great people.

If you'll be attending, we'll be hanging out in the BYOC close to the Alienware and Deckbound booths here:

floor map

Drop by and say hi - we'd love to hang out and chat!

Live Stream: Philip's Dreamhack Build

philip

May 5, 2016

The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

Join us Thursday, May 5th at 2pm CDT at twitch.tv/pcpartpicker for a live build! We'll be assembling Philip's Dreamhack build that we picked out last week.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Aegis 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $105.30 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $177.95 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $629.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case $59.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $138.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1658.08
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1628.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-05 12:41 EDT-0400

Fractal has graciously decided to hold a giveaway during the stream for a brand new Fractal Design Define Nano S mini itx case! Follow the link here to enter: https://gleam.io/M791x/pppnanos

Live Stream: How To Pick Parts

philip

April 27, 2016

The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

Join us Thursday, April 28th at 2pm CDT on Twitch for a live stream with myself (philip) and Ryan (manirelli), discussing how to go about picking parts for your next build.

It'll be a live Q&A session, as well as an opportunity to plan my build for the upcoming Dreamhack event in Austin. I'll be taking suggestions from the community on what to include in the build, and then we'll be building it on the stream next week (so that I can take it to the BYOC at Dreamhack the next day).

We'll be talking about how to go about planning your build, how to pick parts, and what things to take into consideration. Hope you can join us!

Live Gaming Performance With Dark Souls III

philip

April 14, 2016

The broadcast is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

Join us on Twitch at 2pm CDT for Dark Souls 3 game play with live FCAT and performance monitoring!

For the gaming PC we'll be using the system from our build guide that we put together two weeks ago.

We'll be going through the game while watching the performance live on stream. We'll also swap out a few different graphics cards to compare frame rates and temperatures.

HTC Vive Unboxing

philip

April 6, 2016

The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

Join us Thursday, April 7th at 2pm CDT (12pm PDT) for a live unboxing of the new HTC Vive.

We'll check out the hardware and then run it through its paces using the build from our last live stream.

Starting with this stream, we'll be broadcasting from the new PCPartPicker Twitch channel. Then in the following days we'll upload the 4K version of the footage to our PCPartPicker Youtube channel.

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