PC builders pride themselves on picking the right mix of components for their rigs. We can choose from a vast array of interoperable parts to suit our individual wants and needs, enabling a degree of customization that’s unparalleled in the technology scene.
The number of possible combinations is practically infinite, and e-tailers constantly compete to lower prices. You need to shop around to get the best deal, which usually means sifting through an awkward stack of browser tabs. The Edge Up PC builder simplifies the process with a single interface that lets you quickly put together parts lists and compare prices across multiple vendors. Powered by PC Hound, it’s an invaluable tool if you’re ready to pull the trigger on a new machine or just planning a hypothetical upgrade.
As you’d expect, the PC builder is populated with the latest ASUS hardware. Components are sorted by popularity, with the hottest bubbling to the top, and automatic filters account for compatibility, preventing you from picking mismatched parts. Manual sorting and custom filters are available, as well, so you can hone in on exactly what you want.
With key specifications and user review scores readily available, the PC Builder helps you make informed decisions about what to buy. It even estimates the total system power draw based on the components you choose, taking some of the guesswork out of picking your PSU wattage. You can see which vendors have stock and how their prices compare over time to put discounts into proper perspective.
If you want input on your plans or just want to show off, parts lists can be shared with a simple link. The builder also generates embed code tailored for Reddit, vBulletin, and Twitch. We’ll be doing some embedding ourselves by integrating PC Hound into our build articles to ensure up-to-date pricing long after the publishing date. As an added bonus, we have a builder-themed giveaway coming soon. Stay tuned—and hone your speccing skills.