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I would love to have a central place where information about all PC parts are kept. Even better if the whole database can be downloaded as CSV and analysed using R or SAS.

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+1 for the image of IMDB for components –  Phoshi Dec 23 '09 at 12:08
there are several that try's to do it for CPU's but not all the other parts, unfortunately the name and url of the one I think is best currently eludes me –  ianfuture Dec 23 '09 at 12:42
I don't think the vendors would like it if someone displayed there versioning of hardware increments (with prices to make it worse), plus there are so many vendors that all PC parts is a little too general. I would love to have it though! –  Ivo Flipse Dec 23 '09 at 13:15
@ianfuture: I keep running across cpu-world.com, not sure how that compares to the others. –  Ben Voigt May 7 '12 at 3:59
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Short answer: no.

If you're comfortable scripting, it wouldn't be hard to crawl NCIX, NewEgg, or your site de jour with WWW::Mechanize (or its equivalent), but I can't exactly recommend it, ethically.

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You may find the Red Hill Guide to Computer Hardware interesting even though it really hasn't been updated since 2002-2003 or so. Has a lot of fascinating information (and opinions) on 80's and 90's era hardware and hard drives, however, and defintely worth looking at if you want a good history of PC hardware.

No user reviews, though. :(

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While not exhaustive, or necessarily that up-to-date you might find wikipedia a useful source. I've especially found the following pages useful, though there must be similar pages for other components:

  • List of Intel Core 2 microprocessors
  • List of Intel Pentium Dual-Core microprocessors
  • List of Intel Pentium microprocessors
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