Building a PC has become easier in recent years, but parts manufacturers are still fond of throwing the occasional curveball.
Amazon seems to think it can help with that, and has just rolled out a new compatibility checking 8216;Part Finder8217; tool to help you select the right PC parts for you (via PC Gamer). Note the cheeky widget that pops up at the top of certain components, like this Samsung 860 EVO SSD.
Once you slap the model number into the widget, it8217;ll tell you whether or not the part you8217;re looking at will work with it. Unfortunately, the tool isn8217;t available for everything PC just yet.
At present, it seems like the setup will only work with pre-built machines or laptops. Though you can also check two different PC parts with the widget to check whether they8217;ll play nice or not when you mush them together.
It8217;s an area that can seem archaic from the outside looking in, so if Amazon does roll the widget out across different PC parts, this could help someone with a prebuilt PC breath some life into an ageing rig.
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By slapping it on the top of a bunch of different component pages, the retail giant could have an inroad into selling first time dabblers PC components.