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Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't unfortunately. Pretty much all the builds in my completed builds section have been parted out and repurposed to other things. The only build I have remaining is my dreamhack build that I did a youtube video for but never created a completed build page for it..

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Yep. Filter by CPU type, GPU type, storage, RAM, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Comment karma"

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 points

(Edited.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part reviews in completed builds"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I think we can add a "all reviews" page that shows reviews for all completed builds that have reviews for a given part. It's really just a matter of creating pagination for the reviews and a template to show just those. We've got a bit of craziness going on with pre-Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but once that's settled I'll look into review pagination.

As for magic, though, I'll just say we currently order the reviews for a part from the highest rated completed builds that review it. There's really no intent to deceive or manipulate there.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 points

We're adding an up-to-date laptop section here on PCPartPicker. Hope to have it up late next week though it may take time to flesh out the product category (we're focusing on most recent/popular laptops first).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What percent of purchases through pcpp go to charity:water?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

For one, I don't like to disclose company financials. We're not a public company, and we have plenty of people who have cloned our site and tried to compete with us over the years.

If you're suspicious of how much we've donated, some basic research can provide you a ballpark amount. Charity Water lists on their site "Give $30 and you can give one person clean water." Look at the blog post and you can see how many people our donations have provided clean water to - and that's not factoring that it takes roughly 18 months from donation to completion report. So there have been another year and a half worth of donations in addition to what is listed.

Given that it's easy to determine the raw donation amount, if I tell you the percentage then you've now got a good guideline on our revenue (which I do not disclose).

EDIT: to add, your FTC link regards requests to donate to charity and what percentage actually goes to the cause. We're not requesting you donate. We're donating. But if you did choose to donate, know that 100% of donations go to work in the field. Charity Water handles their operational costs through private donors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What percent of purchases through pcpp go to charity:water?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

I don't usually disclose that publicly, because I want the focus to be on the impact. That's why I highlight the completion reports and not the donation amount or what percentage revenue we allocate. Hopefully you'll trust me when I say the contribution percentage is non-trivial.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Feature Request]"

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

And what if you don’t select a type?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Feature Request]"

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 points

The issue with a slider is what to do with the different versions - DDR2, DDR3, DDR4, etc.

If you browse RAM with an empty part list, there's no context to determine which type you want that slider to apply to.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parametric Price E-mail Alert triggered by incorrect entries"

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 points

I think we can add something like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parametric Price E-mail Alert triggered by incorrect entries"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

My sincere apologies for the bogus price alert spam. We had some cache nodes go down today, and the code that handles that failure had a bug. That resulted in incorrect filtering for product category browsing and all things parametric (part list items and parametric price alerts).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$4000 Budget PC"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Don't troll.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Part Picker Password Recovery"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That sounds fishy. We don't store plaintext passwords.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You've made several false statements characterizing things I said or my justifications for doing so. Stop.

You make insinuations that I would adopt this policy to profit off it. You're flat out wrong, and if you want to keep that up you will not be on this site any longer. I can handle your little snipes about moral character or hypocrisy, but that's taking it too far. We've had affiliate offers from key resellers. We could have profited off of it substantially. We declined their offers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You may not view protecting apple as worthwhile, but that does mean that the rule is a double standard.

I'm not out to protect Apple. I'm out to protect new builders from being told something is ok when the license terms say otherwise. The reason I asked the questions that you ignored is that unlicensed windows vs hackintosh is, in reality, very different. Seriously, find me all the cases where people recommend hackintosh to a new user on a budget build as a viable free operating system. The people who go down the hackintosh route know exactly what they're doing and the pains and workarounds they'll have to deal with long-term to maintain it. What I take issue with is when people recommend unlicensed windows as legal, and then because it just works, new users think that's a viable legal path for them. If that became prevalent on hackintosh, I'd start moderating that too. But it isn't prevalent, so I don't.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does hackintosh work out of the box, with full third-party driver support like Windows?

Do users have to jump through various hoops on Windows to run their unactivated Windows like they do with hackintosh?

Can you point me to the hundreds of similar comments on this site where people are recommending hackintosh as a viable budget solution instead of purchasing a license key or hardware?

I address the larger issues. When hackintosh software licensing becomes a large enough issue to warrant devoting staff time to, we'll address it. Until then, we spend our time addressing Windows (like your comment we addressed a month ago on unlicensed windows, or your comment 29 months ago on using as you called them, "grey market" key resellers).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I think we're going to continue to talk past each other at this point.

I've stated our policy several times now. It's not as black and white as you'd like. Either you can accept it or not. If not, I suggest you find a community that better fits your moderation preferences.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I expect you to abide by your standard.

I don't think you understand our standard. It's pretty simple: Don't encourage others to steal software or to violate license agreements.

Who are you warning when you delete posts that mentions it, and what are you warning them of?

We warn the person who posted it. And we're warning that "Use of Windows must be done with a legitimate product key", quoting the relevant part of the license agreement, and linking the full license agreement.

A deleted post is of little use to the OP, and a notification that it violates windows TOS is of no use to the poster.

I disagree.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Here are the relevant bits from the license (emphasis mine):

The software is licensed, not sold. Under this agreement, we grant you the right to install and run one instance of the software on your device (the licensed device), for use by one person at a time, so long as you comply with all the terms of this agreement.

 

Authorized Software and Activation. You are authorized to use this software only if you are properly licensed and the software has been properly activated with a genuine product key or by other authorized method.

A lot of people will counter that it runs fine without licensing, so it must be legal. Here's why I think they allow it - it converts more people to paid licenses without piracy. Piracy is going to happen no matter what, and no amount of license checks are going to prevent someone from decompiling your code and writing an activator to null out the checks. If Microsoft doesn't make it work out of the box with limited functionality, the people who pirate will never seek a license. If you make it work out of the box with watermarks, limited features, and other things that annoy people, well, you've made it easy enough for the low-effort pirates to just use that instead of pirating it via unscrupulous means. And then of those that are running it unlicensed, you at least have the chance to convert them to paid licenses. Ultimately, I think it converts better, understanding that you'll never eliminate piracy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Here's the thing - people going the hackintosh approach already know that they're skirting the rules. You don't find people here advocating running hackintosh as a viable free operating system option. You do with windows, and windows represents a near monopoly of OS recommendations here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Rules are created for a reason.

Rules are indeed created for a reason. The rules here are meant to be concise and general, not a legal document. Say I enforce the hackintosh aspect - then you could still call it a double standard if I didn't delist hardware or custom parts entered from manufacturers that violate the GPL. And if I did that too, I'm sure there'd be something else to claim. Black and white rules sound great in theory, but in practice it's not so easy. Windows software represents the vast majority of discussion here. I can pull up hundreds of instances of people recommending unlicensed windows, key resellers, or flat out piracy. But you will rarely if ever see someone recommending a hackintosh setup as a viable operating system for someone with a $200 budget build and no ability to afford an OS. If it helps, I've been asked many times to implement hackintosh compatibility here. I didn't, because of the license terms issue. That's why Windows shows up as an option in the OS list with compatibility checking, but not OS X.

If you have zero interest in resolving that double standard, thats on you.

You can have your standard, and if I violate your standard, ok? I mean, not to be rude, but I created this site. It's my house, and I get to set the rules here. If you don't like it, well, you can leave. That's what I mean when I say I'm not going to back down from my "moral viewpoint" to make it easier for you to give what you call quality answers. The rule on piracy and key resellers will remain, just as the warnings on advocating running unlicensed windows will remain too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

We don't constrain discussion on valid ways of getting Windows, such as through educational licenses when someone is a student. But we're not ok with encouraging people to get their licenses illegally or via enterprises that promote fraud.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

I would say it is a stretch to call running windows un-activated a act of piracy

I'm not saying it's piracy. But we warn people that it's against their license terms. Just because I take a stand on a couple issues, notably piracy, key resellers, and unlicensed windows, doesn't mean that I have to take a stand on every issue. We can't realistically enforce every license term on this site - it's not really our job and it'd be impossible anyway. I do pick the ones that I think are important for us and the kind of community I want to encourage here.

This is your platform, and you can require us to abide by your moral viewpoint, but it does make giving quality answers more difficult.

I'm not going to relax my moral viewpoint to make it easier for you to give what you call quality answers. There are plenty of other communities that have no such moral restrictions. Yes, $200-$500 builds are difficult. If you're on a $200 budget, run Linux. That's what I did in college when I could barely afford to piece together a build from second-hand parts and couldn't afford to buy windows.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Apparent Double Standards of PC Part Picker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 6 points

I think you're positioning us in ways that aren't quite accurate and then developing your argument about our double standard around that. Let me clarify our stance on the areas you called out.

On piracy, we are against it and also advocating it. Most people advocate running windows unlicensed not as a stopgap measure until they buy a license, but as a means to run windows for free and bypass licensing completely. Saying that extends to bios flashing, overclocking, case modding, etc is absurd.

On key resellers, you're taking our position and stretching it unreasonably. We're primarily against key resellers because there's ample evidence of widespread fraud in resold keys, and we'd prefer not to encourage that ecosystem.

If you feel that our stance on running unlicensed windows or key resellers "make(s) it more difficult" to help other users, then perhaps this is not the best fit community-wise. I find your view of consistent to be overzealous to make a point.

Now that I said my bit, what are the odds that this post gets moderated for violating said rules?

Apparently none! Though you seem to have a pretty polarized opinion of our position.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Drop down menus crash Safari browser"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, should be fixed now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Drop down menus crash Safari browser"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Looks to be a Safari bug with select inputs and the css style "text-rendering: optimizeLegibility". I reproduced it on 13.0.1. Now that we've identified the culprit, we're going to look into how to work around it or (if necessary) remove that statement entirely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LAPTOP UPGRADE QUESTION HELP COMPATIBLE RAM MEMORY I7-8750 LEGION Y740"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Don’t cross post to other forums on this site. One is sufficient.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have no idea what im doing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Don't troll.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Request] Tabs in System builder, or at least separate cache for each browser tab"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

There might be a way to do it, but I don't think it'd be possible to have multiple builds across multiple browser tabs. Right now browsing and adding parts results in multiple page loads (part category, part page, click add, back to part list). If you're transitioning off the part list page, then there really isn't a good way to know what part list that part will go to. We'd have to transition the part list building process to a single page without reloads, which would be a pretty significant change. (Not to mention the ambiguity of what to do when you browse part categories not from a part list, such as from the top level header menu.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Request] Tabs in System builder, or at least separate cache for each browser tab"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

We had something similar to that before. People were constantly overwriting the wrong part list with unintended changes, so we rolled it back to what we have now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car Part Builder"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The bulk of which are from your previous banned account. Stick to the site rules and that won’t happen again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Used drives poping up from Amazon"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looked into it, and the pricing data is marking it as "new" and not "refurbished". We may need to blacklist that particular marketplace retailer. I'm looking into it some more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Car Part Builder"

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

What types of parts and customization would you like to see? Any particular models/brands?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dark Mode is here"

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

So I just ran a quick comment vote query to see where the total comment karma stands. It's currently just shy of 3,500,000... (that's taking upvotes AND downvotes into account).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dark Mode is here"

  • 2 months ago
  • 7 points

I have a plan for comment karma... may be a few months though... Or maybe April, as that’ll be the 10th anniversary of when I started working on the site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finally!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

It is rife with engineering incompetency: https://www.somethingawful.com/news/nardo-design-empire/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTTPS breaks often"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just to make sure I understand this right: You're viewing your part list, and then when you click on one of the blue buttons (a part category "add xx" button) it switches you from HTTPS to HTTP? If so, when that part category page loads, it loads as HTTP and not HTTPS?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HTTPS breaks often"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's quite odd - I'm not reproducing that from here. What browser are you running? Are you running with any extensions turned on? (And if so, perhaps try disabling them to see if one is perhaps interfering with the page contents?)

Comment reply on patrickk23's Completed Build: First Build (Black/Red)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

Comment reply on da_drake's Completed Build: A E S T H E T I C

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

Comment reply on GrayKane's Completed Build: First jojo BUILD ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴゴ

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I change to dark mode?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

It's not quite ready yet - there are some fixes still going in for it. Once it's ready we'll post an announcement for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCPartPicker.com Says Undefined"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Should be fixed now. Sorry about that!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4460 upgrade advice needed"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't troll.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$7 OFF DoorDash on first order!"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Don’t post referral links like that here. Do it again and your account will end up banned. Also, you might want to review the terms of use in their referral policy, as it explicitly disallows this type of posting:

The Link must be provided to Customer through email, text, Facebook, or Twitter. Referrer is prohibited from posting referral links on sites including, but not limited to Google, Craigslist, Twitter, RetailMeNot and other similar publicly accessible sites. DoorDash reserves the right to deactivate or invalidate any Credits obtained through these channels.

Comment reply on VulcansHeart's Completed Build: Glorious HEDT VMware Home Server

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WHERE IS RTX SUPERRRRRRR"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The big difference between the Ryzen 3000 series and the RTX Super GPUs is that the CPUs come from a single manufacturer, have most/all the specs available before launch, and in almost every case have the full part numbers available. In a nutshell, all the data is there for us to be able to add them.

GPUs on the other hand, often come with limited to no available pre-release data. Unless the manufacturers share that info with us before embargo, which is not always the case. CPUs typically release with 2-3 part numbers (OEM/tray, Box, and Chinese OEM/tray). A given GPU release includes multiple manufacturers, multiple versions, clock rates, etc. It's typical that GPUs are added to the site the day of release. Not because we're lazy, but because we don't have all the data until release date.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[Correction] Fractal Design Node 304 Case"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be added now. Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 3600 being listed as 3800"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for letting us know! I've removed that listing for now, but will keep an eye on it if they add the 3800.

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