Please Give PC Hound a Try When System Building Posting Here

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kyle_Bennett, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

    May 18, 1997
    We have been working [H]ard to make PC Hound a great system builder tool. We even supply markup code for the forums that you can cut and paste like shown below. Give it a try if you get a chance.

    PC Hound Part List

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K ($329 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A ($144.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws Series ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 ($329 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 220-G2-0850-XR ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: SAMSUNG 250GB 850 EVO-Series MZ-75E250B/AM ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i CW-9060009-WW ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit ($89.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: RAZER BlackWidow Chroma ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Headphones: Logitech G430 ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
    Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II ($78.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: ASUS VG248QE ($264.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 ($56.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM ($19.25 @ Amazon)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver AS5-3.5G ($8.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Z 70SB150000000 ($99.84 @ Amazon)
    Networking: ASUS PCE-AC68 ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2,329.92
    Price may include shipping, rebates, promotions, and tax
    Generated by PC Hound
  2. margrave

    margrave [H]Lite

    Feb 15, 2018
    I've not seen PC Hound before.
    If this is a recommended system configuration, that's fine.
    But you can buy a better system for less money anywhere, anytime.

    Perhaps this parts list is several years old??
  3. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Smart

    Jan 14, 2006
    Yeah, it's a viable option. But like most things around here, it's forgotten about quickly. That build above was posted in 2015.

    It's fixed now, but for the first couple years the pricing engine would miss several popular items, and mis-link to Newegg's built your own PC engine (wrong prices, and non-existent product links). There was one point where they didn't update the products list for an entire year!

    Now it works (and is updated regularly), but component prices are again stealing it's thunder. Just like General Hardware.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  4. AORUS

    AORUS Limp Gawd

    Oct 31, 2017
    why only six Merchants? when I shop around I buy from between 7 - 10 online stores to cut the prices down, it a good ideal I can see where you are going with this but the are other websites that do the same but it is easy forgotten,