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Community Article Protection Plans - Apple Computers and Tablets - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Protection Plans - Apple Computers and Tablets - Micro Center The following plans are through Micro Center not Apple. All plans listed below include free technical support through Micro Center for the length of the plan. Support available via chat, text, email or phone. Benefits include support for: Setup and installation Virus and malware removal Internal network card issues Configuration and system errors System restore and recovery (excluding data recovery) Basic troubleshooting All plans listed below also include the following services that can be performed in-store at Micro Center by our Service dept: 1 free Operating System Reimage 1 free Virus Removal (eligible with an active up-to-date version of Eset CyberSecurity or CyberSecurity Pro installed on the computer) Protection plans for iMac, Mac Mini and MacPro: ·        3-year protection plan without ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and only covers the internal components of the covered product. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Customer is responsible for getting the covered product to their local Micro Center store if repair is needed. ·        2-year or 3-year protection plan with ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and covers the internal components of the covered product while also adding accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, etc. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Also covers shipping to a Micro Center store for repair if needed. Click here to learn more about the ADH plan. ·        International Coverage: a supplemental plan that the customer can purchase as an add-on to a repair plan. It costs an additional $59.99 and allows for reimbursement of repairs done outside of the United States. Protection plans for MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro: ·        3-year protection plan without ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and only covers the internal components of the covered product. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Customer is responsible for getting the covered product to their local Micro Center store if repair is needed. ·        2-year or 3-year protection plan with ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and covers the internal components of the covered product while also adding accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, etc. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Also covers shipping to a Micro Center store for repair if needed. Click here to learn more about the ADH plan. ·        International Coverage: a supplemental plan that the customer can purchase as an add-on to a repair plan. It costs an additional $59.99 and allows for reimbursement of repairs done outside of the United States. Protection plans for iPads: ·        3 year protection plan without ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and only covers the internal components of the covered product. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Customer is responsible for getting the covered product to their local Micro Center store if repair is needed. ·        1 year, 2 year or 3 year protection plan with ADH: starts at the date of purchase of the product and covers the internal components of the covered product while also adding accidental damage coverage for drops, spills, etc. Includes free technical support from Micro Center during the plan timeframe (via phone, text, chat or email). Also covers shipping to a Micro Center store for repair if needed. Click here to learn more about the ADH plan. ·        International Coverage: a supplemental plan that the customer can purchase as an add-on to a repair plan. It costs an additional $59.99 and allows for reimbursement of repairs done outside of the United States. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Best Laptops for Working From Home 2020 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Best Laptops for Working From Home 2020 AlexS admin September 2020 edited December 2020 in Reviews & Buying Guides With the ongoing health pandemic forcing businesses to shut down, employees have increasingly been working remotely. And to get the job done from home, you’ll need the right tools to stay productive. In the digital age, a capable laptop should be at the top of the list to handle anything from Office tasks to collaboration. For better ergonomic, be sure to pair your perfect notebook with an external monitor. Check out our guide on dual monitor setups. Whatever your budget is for a work laptop, these systems will deliver the power and performance needed, and the best part is that they’re portable enough to take with you when you can start to head back into the office. Here are our top five picks for the best laptops for working from home: Image from Apple.com Apple MacBook Air: The workhorse for Apple fans Pros: Sleek design Elegant unibody metal design Long battery life Cons: Limited to USB-C ports Difficult to upgrade components Despite having been released more than a decade ago, the MacBook Air continues to be one of the most popular laptops – and rightfully so. This beloved notebook had set the stage for premium laptops, thanks to its unibody aluminum wedged-shape design and thin and light form factor. Though it may appear that much hasn’t changed, Apple has provided meaningful updates this year to keep the Air at the top of our list. Still weighing in at under three pounds, the 13.3-inch Air now comes with a high-resolution Retina Display with True Tone screen technology to keep colors accurate. A TouchID sensor makes it easy to log in, and upgraded USB-C ports make it easy to connect to a battery pack for even longer battery life on the go. And powering the entire thing is Intel’s 10th-Gen processors. For lovers of Apple’s ecosystem, if your business also relies on an iPhone or iPad, the Air should be at the top of your pick. This laptop can tap into FaceTime video calls with its FaceTime HD webcam. You can even respond to iMessages with the new Magic Keyboard, which offers a better experience than the butterfly switches on some recent Pros. Lenovo ThinkPad E15: Made for business productivity Pros: Durable MIL-STD design Anti-glare screen Privacy shutter Cons: Webcam limited to just 720p Boring design Arguably referred to as the gold standard for business laptops, Lenovo’s modest ThinkPad E series proves that enterprise systems don’t have to cost a fortune. At a more modest $899 price, the ThinkPad E15 comes with many features that will help you get things done, including a roomy 15.6-inch FHD display with an anti-glare coating, a speedy 10th-Gen quad-core Intel processor, and a spacious 256GB solid-state drive to store all your files. Underneath its understated all-black design, the ThinkPad’s claim to fame is its MIL-STD certification, including a durable aluminum lid and a keyboard that can survive some spilled coffee in the morning. Harman Audio tuning and a 720p webcam help with video conferencing, while a physical ThinkShutter privacy shutter gives your family the privacy needed after work is done. MSI Creator 17: Designed for designers Pros: Powerful performance GPU with ray-tracing capabilities 4K HDR display Cons: Pricey Heavy At 5.51 pounds, the MSI Creator 17 is the heaviest laptop on our list, but this heavyweight powerhouse packs a big punch despite its 0.80-inch thick body. Often pigeon-holed as a gaming notebook, the Creator 17 is a mobile workstation that can handle Office tasks, web browsing, creative workflows, data analysis, and more with ease. The $2,999 Creator 17 is a versatile system packed with Intel’s 10th-Gen Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics, making it overkill for most jobs. But if your job involves editing videos or lots of time spent in Photoshop, then you’ll appreciate the capabilities of this notebook, which includes a large 17.3-inch screen with 4K resolution and HDR support, 32GB of memory, and a whopping 1TB SSD for storage. HP Envy x360 13: A transforming notebook Pros:  Versatile 360-degree hinge AMD Ryzen 4000 performance Integrated Radeon graphics for HD gaming Cons: No discrete GPU option HP’s Envy convertible is a laptop that marches to the beat of its own drum. Though this Windows 10 laptop may share a similar design as Apple’s MacBook lineup, it comes with some features that make it just as unique as it is powerful. For starters, the Envy x360 comes with a 13.3-inch FHD display that rotates on a 360-degree hinge, allowing it to convert between a laptop and a tablet easily. In either mode, you can use the optional Stylus Pen to write or draw on the touchscreen, which is excellent for signing PDFs or jotting down quick notes. For $999, you get the best of a tablet and laptop in one convenient package with the added benefit of 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage. Underneath the hood, this Envy x360 is one of the few laptops that isn’t powered by Intel silicon. Instead, the AMD-made Ryzen 7 4700U chip gives this laptop plenty of power to get things done, and the integrated Radeon graphics have enough muscle power to let you unwind to a 1080p game at the end of a long workday. Google Pixelbook Go: For life in the browser Pros: Chrome OS stays up to date Able to run some Android apps Cons: Chrome OS can be limiting No biometric security If you don’t need the complexities of a full desktop operating system, you can keep things simple and light by living in the browser. Google’s Chrome OS offers plenty of tools to get things done if your primary needs rely on Google Apps. And if this describes you to a tee, then the Pixelbook Go is a great solution. Coming in at 2.3 pounds, the Pixelbook Go is the lightest laptop on our list, but don’t let its size fool you. Backed by Chrome OS, you’ll routinely get all the latest security patches and updates, and this laptop boasts excellent battery life. It also comes with a 13.3-inch FHD display – though you can upgrade to a 4K version with touch – that will smoothly run the Chrome browser and Android apps with ease. With a premium build quality, this powerful Chrome OS laptop uses Intel Core processors and integrated Intel UHD Graphics 615. This article was written by Chuong Nguyen 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 720 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 47 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 19 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Web Page Authorized Apple Mac & Macbook Repairs - Micro Center We have been an Apple certified repair center for more than 30 years with Apple certified technicians. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Choose from one of our certified repair centers. No appointment necessary, walk-ins welcome! Community Article Mac Gaming Computer — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Consumer Tech › Software › Apple Mac Gaming Computer Argott ✭ October 2020 in Apple I was wondering if you could recommend a Mac computer that I could use for Abelton, Adobe Premiere, and light gaming like Terraria or Dota2? I want to spend the least amount of money possible.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @Argott, sorry for the delayed response. If you are looking to use music production software, do video editing in Adobe Premiere along with gaming on a mac, you're going to want a mac that has a great processor like a I7, 9900K or a 10700K. You'll need at least 16gb  of RAM. You can go with a 27in 5k Imac or a 16 macbook pro. Both unfortunately are expensive. You'll be looking at a range of $1300 to $2000 for the type of Mac needed to support all of the tasks you are wanting to accomplish. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnMagee Columbus, Ohio Store Associate June 10 The new Apple macbooks with their M1 processors would be more than capable of accomplishing this task! Since, software for Apple products is optimized so well for their hardware, you don't need the hardware specs that are typically required for windows. I would recommend this product: Apple MacBook Pro MYD92LL/A M1 Late 2020 13.3" Laptop Computer - Space Gray; Apple M1 Chip; 8GB Unified RAM; 512GB - Micro Center 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 723 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article I don't know what to buy. Classic inquiry, right? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion I don't know what to buy. Classic inquiry, right? Colton_143 ✭ December 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I really want to buy the new Macbook Air base model for 1k. The only thing holding me back is the fact I won't have access to some windows applications, like Blizzard games. Is there a Windows laptop that costs 1k, and still stays close to the performance of the M1 Macbook Air base? If so, can someone send direct me to where I can buy it? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 Greetings. This is probably the most similar we would have at the price point: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621986/maingear-vector-2-156-gaming-laptop-computer---black Looking at benchmarks, the M1 does outperform the processor though. https://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/preliminary-apple-m1-vs-intel-core-i7-10750h-apple-have-created-a-contender-that-is-better-than-the-i7-10750h-by-up-to-31/ It appears the video card in the Apple would be similar to the RTX 2060 as well. If you wanted to use Windows on the Mac, you could look into using Parallels as well. https://www.parallels.com/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 724 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article power supply — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts power supply bnalen ✭ April 9 in Help Choosing Parts i am getting a ryzen 7 5800x rtx 3060 i was wonder witch of these power supply i can run i have the first one at the moment and would like to keep but wanna make sure its ok 700W Thermaltake 80 Plus  EVGA BQ 750W 80Plus Bronze Semi Mod 750 Watt GAMDIAS Kratos M1 (RGB Lights) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments EMi_Comps ✭ April 9 All will work, you just need to stay above 650w. Your estimated power usages for that Graphic Card (3060), Processor (5800X)and Motherboard (B550M) will be around 389W at idle and 500 to 575w at Peak output without overclocking. You want to retain 10% to 15% overhead in the power supply that is unused, to help better survive power flux in your home, or office. Yes that even includes those that use UPS systems. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_EmileC admin April 10 @bnalen I agree with EMi_Comps. Having that overhead puts you in a position to make upgrades and any power fluctuations within your home. A 750 would be enough in my opinion. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BubbleMax MN ✭ April 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31016#Comment_31016 Definitely consider future proofing your PC builds power supply @bnalen can thank all us in this thread later when you don't have to pay another 100 to 300 dollars more for a replacement PSU on top of what ever fancy upgrade you may want to do in the future. Also I hope you have planned accordingly for that 5800x CPU they run hot... >.> 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 723 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Beginner's VR Setup Buying Guide - Oculus Quest 2 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Beginner's VR Setup Buying Guide - Oculus Quest 2 cgum admin October 2020 edited October 2020 in Reviews & Buying Guides Oculus Quest 2 - An Affordable Headset for Anyone Wanting to Get into VR Following the recent launch of the Oculus Quest 2, there has never been a better time to immerse yourself in the world of VR. And yes, I say this knowing full well that consumer VR experiences are in their relative infancy. VR as a technology has been around for a long time, of course. But it was not until Oculus, now owned by Facebook, brought the Oculus Rift to Kickstarter that the modern VR movement began to take off. Now just a handful of years later, the Oculus Quest 2 propels the category forward in a big way by combining a standalone form factor with the flexibility of plugging it into a PC.   Oculus considers the Oculus Quest 2 to be its "most advanced all-in-one VR headset" to date, and that is an accurate description. It is also arguably the best VR headset for many people, especially first-time VR users, because the cost of entry is relatively reasonable at $299. That gets you the version with 64GB of onboard storage. There is also a 256GB model that costs $399. For comparison, the first-generation Oculus Quest debuted at $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model. Which version should you opt for? Well, apps and games typically range in size from a few hundred megabytes (like Bait!, which is just over 200MB) to around a couple of gigabytes (like Dance Central VR, which is 2.78GB). There are exceptions in either direction—Netflix and YouTube VR are each in the neighborhood of 90MB, while Arizona Sunshine is just over 4.5GB. Bear in mind there is no way to expand the built-in storage. If you anticipate installing many apps and especially some of the bigger games, the 256GB model is the wiser choice. Otherwise, the 64GB model is more affordable, with still enough room for at least a dozen apps and games, depending on their size. Oculus also unveiled a Quest 2 Elite Strap for $49. This increases balance and support for added comfort and has a nifty dial to adjust the fit a cinch. I'd recommend springing for this upgrade if you can swing it. Or for $129, Oculus sells the Quest 2 Elite Strap bundled with a built-in battery pack and carrying case if you anticipate spending several hours at a time in VR. Otherwise, it is more of a luxury add-on than a necessity. Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Quest Specifications Compared     Oculus Quest 2 Oculus Quest Display Type   Fast-Switch LCD OLED Resolution   1832x1920 per eye 1440x1600 per eye Refresh Rate   72Hz initially (90Hz later) 72Hz Processor   Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 RAM   6GB 4GB Storage   64GB or 256GB 64GB or 128GB Tracking   Inside-Out, 6DoF Inside-Out, 6DoF Audio   Built-in + 3.5mm jack Built-in + 3.5mm jack Weight   503 grams 571 grams Dimensions   191.5 x 102 x 142.5mm 193 x 105 x 222 mm Compared to the original Oculus Quest, this second-generation model offers 50 percent more pixels. It also sports a faster processor and more RAM, it is lighter on the noggin, and eventually will have a faster refresh rate to boot. Oculus intends to push out a firmware update that will bump the resolution to 90Hz, which is the same as the HTC Vive Cosmos and HP Reverb G2. Interestingly, Facebook is making it a requirement to link the Oculus Quest 2 headset to a Facebook account. The only exception is if you already have a separate Oculus account—you can choose to merge it with your Facebook account or keep them separate until January 1, 2023. If you do not link your accounts after that date, it could potentially break some experiences. Using Oculus Quest 2 as a Standalone Headset or with a PC Since the hardware is built into the Oculus Quest 2, it does not need tethering to a PC. It falls into the standalone (or all-in-one) category. This is also true of the tracking—inside-out tracking means the built-in cameras and sensors track your position and movements, rather than having to clutter your living room or designated VR space with base stations. It is a truly wireless solution and one of the biggest appeals of the Oculus Quest 2. It's essentially a mobile VR headset. The disadvantage of an all-in-one design is that the built-in hardware pales in comparison to a high-end PC. Headsets like the Valve Index, for example, must be connected to a computer and are powered by the system's components (CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage). There are other advantages with the Index as well (higher refresh rate and better tracking), but it requires a substantially higher investment—$999 for the full kit, which includes the headset, controllers, and base stations. Plus, the cost of a PC. That said, one of the neatest things about the Oculus Quest 2 is the option to connect it to a PC as well if desired. This feature is called Oculus Link, and while it is not quite the best of both worlds, it is undoubtedly a compelling proposition that makes the Oculus Quest 2 even more intriguing. To do this, you need a high-quality USB 3.x Type-C cable (or USB Type-C to Type-A). Alternatively, Oculus sells a (pricey) fiber-optic Oculus Link cable for $79.99. If you plan to go this route, you will want to make sure your PC meets the recommended requirements. Fortunately, you don't need an uber-powerful and/or ultra-expensive setup. Just the following: ●     Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or better ●     NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super or AMD Radeon RX 400 series or better ●     8GB+ RAM ●     1x USB port ●     Windows 10 Oculus maintains a list of currently supported GPUs and ones that are not supported, like the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, GTX 1060M, and GTX 1650 (non-Super). In short, though, any relatively modern PC should be good to go. If going the prebuilt route, you can find compatible PCs that cost less than a grand, like the Acer Predator Orion 3000 (Core i5-10400F, GeForce GTX 1650 Super, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD) for $949.99. Or, if building your own, you could assemble a capable PC for even less. Micro Center has a bunch of CPU and motherboard bundles that are good starting points. To give an example, here's a system I came up with on a sub-$800 budget: ●     Intel Core i5-9600F and Gigabyte B365 Ultra combo: $219.98 ●     Gigabyte GeForce RTX 1650 Super Windforce OC: $169.99 ●     16GB (2x8GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200: $69.99 ●     1TB WD Blue NVMe SSD: $104.99 ●     NZXT H510 Mid-Tower Case: $69.99 ●     EVGA 650BQ 650W 80 Plus Bronze PSU: $79.99 You can order this exact build from our Custom PC Builder. Add on Same Day Pro Assembly to be ready for gaming the moment you leave the store! The total cost is just north of $700 (plus Windows 10, if needed). This would be sufficient to play a game like Half-Life: Alyx, though if you can swing a higher-end GPU (like a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or better), you can play more comfortably at higher settings. The bottom line is, the Oculus Quest 2 is worth looking into if you want to dive into VR without spending a fortune. It combines the convenience of an all-in-one form factor with the option of plugging it into a PC for expanded experiences. It's not perfect—Facebook's push to tie the headset to a social media account feels overbearing—but overall, this is a great place to start your VR journey. Written By: Paul Lilly 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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I_Like_to_game45 ✭ November 2020 in Help Choosing Parts This is what I'm planning my build to be except instead of the processor that's shown I will be using AMD Ryzen 2700x. I will be using a 2 monitor setup, one monitor 60hz 1080p, and my other monitor will be 165hz 1080p, I will be playing games like Stardew Valley, Apex, Rocket League, and Subnautica. I'm wondering if I should make any changes to the build or if there are any incompatibilities. Also, I have a budget of 1300. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=3f0f6643-7efb-4f43-9156-81dc890c4f49 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin November 2020 I made a couple of changes to your build. Everything is compatible, but I'd suggest a single 1TB M.2 drive. if you want to add an additional drive later, then I'd recommend an additional 2.5" drive - but larger than 256GB. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=03162ac9-2317-48d9-8237-25443ae60367 Apex gets about 110fps with high settings. I'd suggest a GPU upgrade if you want to reach 165hz. You'll definitely be able to reach 165hz in Stardew and Rocket League. Subnautica may have some FPS drops below 165 depending on the environment. Hope this helps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 723 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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The Samsung 860 is a 2.5" SATA III drive, it's ging to work just fine. My only concern would be if the board doesn't have SATA III, but is limited to SATA II, that'll limit the performance of the drive, but it's backwards compatible. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 724 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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All three of the SKUs you listed originally come with a 512GB SSD already, are you asking if we can change that to a 256 and then install a storage HDD instead? We can certainly install an extra hard drive in the systems that have space for them, just keep in mind that there will be labor charges + cost of the extra drive to consider.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FicoMicro ✭ May 2020  HP EliteDesk 800 G2 SFF Desktop Computer (Refurbished),  SKU: 021519    Mfr Part #: 607128705437-R   UPC: 607128705437 is an SFF case, but has a 256GB SSD.  This is the SKU that I want changed to have a 512GB SSD, making the price for the SKU: 021519 $369, the same price as the unit with the full size case and the 512GB SSD.  Then I wanted to know the labor cost to install the Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive SKU: 862318, which I know costs $50.99 to purchase the drive. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Thank you for clarifying. While we could upgrade the SSD, we would not be able to adjust it to the same price as that other SKU unfortunately. You would still have to pay the full price for the replacement 512GB SSD, on top of the  labor charge for installing it. It's $99.99 for SSD installation and $79.99 for HDD installation.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 721 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 47 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Hi Anthony Arra, Sales Associate,     I am half done with the process of replacing the HDDs with the new Crucial 2T drives in the new Aspire 3 laptops we bought on Wednesday the 25th.  You did a great job helping John & I (Linda) and so far I have not needed to call on you for more assistance.  I am writing this email message from the Acer that is done!   First – FYI, the Aspire 3 apparently has a portion of the RAM hard-wired to the motherboard, as I could see only one 4GB RAM card, and no other empty slots to add the 8GB to.  I also could not find any documentation on the Acer site, their User Guide for this Model/Serial number or on online customer blog/comments about how many RAM bays/slots there is supposed to be.  So, I removed the 4GB RAM and replaced it with the new  Crucial 8GB memory card.  When I restarted the computer & checked to see how much RAM there was, it said 12GB.  The info about RAM, before making the changes, said there was 6GB, not 8.  This is confusing to me – but the computer is now FAST !!!   Second – Here is my FIRST question:  I took the HDD out of my HP and cloned it to the new 2T Crucial SSD before making any installations.  (BTW, the docking bay worked great – thanks!)  After I installed both the RAM & the new 2T SSD & checked for recognition, I saw that the portion of the SSD, that the old HDD was written to, was allocated (C & D drives) & recognized, but the remaining gigs are in an unallocated area.  So, the question is, should I leave it like that?  Should I allocate that unallocated area?  If so, does it become a different lettered DRIVE, or do I add it somehow to the C drive (where the old HDD was written to)?   Third – My second question:  The Aspire 3 A315-56 we bought had 256gb SSD storage (see inserted pic).  It’s a Kingston.  Of course it had Acer Care software, and perhaps other software that might also be important.  I removed the Kingston, as the Crucial 2T fit into an open bay (of the correct size), and I remembered you telling me (because you checked) that the motherboard would support only up to 2T.  I have not done anything to the other Aspire 3 yet, but have powered it up to follow videos on how to open the HP, etc.  CAN I locate the software (on the unaltered Acer) that is unique to ACER, copy it somehow and install it into the one that already has the Crucial installed?  Was I right to remove the Kingston?  I am assuming that the Kingston is not a 2.5”, so could I use the Inland somehow to move what I want/need from the 256GB SSD (probably the one still in the unaltered Acer)?   I hope my questions make sense.  Right now this Acer that is finished with the new installations, thinks its an HP computer in all else except the opening screen (I think).  All of the HP care software, etc., transferred over (of course – it’s a clone of the HDD)!  Maybe its something I can download off the Acer site.  I’m unsure, and this is a first for me.  I always began each new computer change the HARD way, installing programs again & moving files.  YUCK!   Thanks Tony for any help, suggestions or reference to people who can help me!   Linda Wason Your Wednesday, Nov. 25th customers 2-Acer Aspire 3s, 2-Crucial 2T SSD storage 2-Crucial 8GB RAM, 2-VPN, 2-ESET Security Inland Dual Bay Docking Station 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Linda1953 ✭ November 2020 I also want to add that in the computer that is finished with the install - there are NO Acer related apps in the App list in Settings/System Info. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 720 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 47 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 19 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Your RAM is right on for the platform. You chose an EVGA GPU, and a Samsung SSD. For your budget you're not going to do much better and I agree with the brand selection for the above components. You could consider the 10th gen CPU's, but that's going to increase the budget, otherwise, I'd go for it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Spazack ✭ August 2020 Thanks for the feedback! Do you think there is anywhere I could save some money without sacrificing much performance? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 You could save a bit on the CPU by going with the i5-10600k. It's a bit cheaper than the 9700k, but general gaming performance is extremely close between them. Otherwise I agree with Mike, at this budget you've already made appropriate choices.  Don't forget that you need to purchase an aftermarket CPU cooler with these unlocked Intel chips, and you don't want to cheap out. I'd personally look at the Noctua NH-U14S to start off with.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Spazack ✭ August 2020 Do you think it would be wise to change the 970 EVO SSD for the https://www.microcenter.com/quickViewConfigurator2020/600419/inland-premium-256gb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive ? I would be saving nearly 60 bucks and I don't think I need the full 500GB of SSD storage if I only plan to load my windows boot and favorite game to it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Spazack ✭ August 2020 Also, I don't see the Noctua NH-U14S as an option under CPU coolers. Where can I find it? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Spazack said: Do you think it would be wise to change the 970 EVO SSD for the https://www.microcenter.com/quickViewConfigurator2020/600419/inland-premium-256gb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive ? I would be saving nearly 60 bucks and I don't think I need the full 500GB of SSD storage if I only plan to load my windows boot and favorite game to it. There won't be any meaningful performance differences between the two, so I'd say go for it. I haven't personally used our Inland drives but have coworkers who do and they'll speak to them being good drives.  Spazack said: Also, I don't see the Noctua NH-U14S as an option under CPU coolers. Where can I find it? You can put it into the search bar and it should show up, but it may be out of stock at your store.  Other options would be the Noctua NH-D15, NH-D15S, and AIO liquid coolers like the NZXT Kraken X53 or Corsair H100i 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 724 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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However, I have ordered 3 separate enclosures from multiple brands and sources online, all claiming they're compatible with it, and when they arrive, they are not compatible. I know the drive still works, because I slotted it into a different PC to check, and yep, all green. I did this after every compatibility fail, just to be really sure. All research I've done says it's AHCI, not standard NVMe. I'm kind of at my wits end here, and just want this thing to get working.  On a whim, I also went to a different friend, and borrowed an enclosure for SATA and another for NVMe to see if those worked, and nothing from those, either.  Any recommendations? The SSD model is: Samsung MZHPV256HDGL Rev 0  PLZ HELP 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin May 2020 It's an NVME drive, it's M key. Do you have USB C available and were any of the enclosures you tested USB C NVME enclosures? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Eric_A ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 TSMikeW said: It's an NVME drive, it's M key. Do you have USB C available and were any of the enclosures you tested USB C NVME enclosures? Yes, I've tried an NVME enclosure, as I mentioned toward the end of the post. It had USB-c out, and I tried using multiple cables to connect to usb-c ports and usb-a ports alike. Nada.  Also when I looked online, I found these pieces of information, explaining why this model isn't standard NVME:  https://www.compuram.de/documents/datasheet/SM951_M.2_SSD_Spec_1.0_General(AHCI).pdf (nowhere here does it say NVME, but AHCI driver does return a result) https://www.anandtech.com/show/9396/samsung-sm951-nvme-256gb-pcie-ssd-review (between the pictures of the NUC and the drives' connectors, it details the differences between the AHCI and NVME model numbers) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 edited May 2020 That's really interesting, an M.2 PCIe drive that doesn't support NVMe. I don't think I've come across one of those before, but I'm glad you found an answer.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Eric_A ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 TSTonyV said: That's really interesting, an M.2 PCIe drive that doesn't support NVMe. I don't think I've come across one of those before, but I'm glad you found an answer.  Well, not quite an answer, as I knew this from the start. I still can't find any enclosures for it, oddly. Motherboards that support it, sure, but not external adapters or enclosures.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 724 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Thank you in advanced for your attention in this matter Matt 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin September 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/36142#Comment_36142 Greetings @WhyZeeGuy ! I was able to locate your receipt and send it over to the email you registered with here on Community! 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I don't want to loose my programs, settings, and files, so I used Macrium Reflect to clone the SATA SSD from an external enclosure to the NVMe (while also expanding the C: partition to fill the free space). However, after doing so, Windows will not boot, it BSOD's with "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE" after attempting to start. It looks like I need to install the NVMe drivers for the Inland drive before cloning my SATA drive, but I cannot find them on Microcenter's site. Where can I get these drivers? Everywhere I've looked, they say Windows 10 includes it but apparently Asus removed the driver from their OEM install? I did try a fresh install of Windows on the NVMe and it works so everything is compatible, but of course it doesn't have any of my programs, files, or settings. I guess the drivers should be on the Windows install media since it works with a clean install, What file should I be looking to manually install? Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin June 13 Hello @Shadow351 and thanks for posting on the MIcrocenter Community Forum. So expanding the C drive partition will wipe out your data. Not sure what was driving for that partition to be expanded. So it sounds like you have done a clean install of windows. When you connect the SATA SSD, assuming the clean windows is on the NVME SSD, does your computer see any data off the SATA SSD? What OS were you trying to upgrade from, Windows 7 to Windows 10? Also any drivers for the ASUS Q406 can be found below.: LinkL https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/For-Home/ZenBook/Q406/HelpDesk_Download/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Shadow351 ✭ June 14 edited June 14 No, Macrium reflect can expand the C partition while cloning from the SATA SSD without affecting the data. I'm not upgrading the OS, just moving it from a 256GB SATA SSD to a 1TB NVMe SSD because I was out of storage on the 256GB drive. I actually dug through the system folders on the SATA SSD and the NVMe drivers are present, so I determined it was not a driver issue. What I ended up doing was: Put the NVMe in the laptop, and put the SATA SSD in an external enclosure Clone the SATA to the NVMe (all partitions, while expanding the C partition to fill the 1TB SSD) from Macrium PE I tried to use the bcdboot command to build the boot files, but I still got  "INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE" I then booted from a Windows 10 Install USB, went into the repair/troubleshoot section and the solution that finally worked was to 'uninstall latest update'. After doing so, Windows 10 now boots from the NVMe. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 14 @Shadow351 Okay we're glad you got it to work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 723 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I do not want to move to the M1 chip, so if that what is about to happen, please let me know!! I would rather wait for you guys to get more inventory to make my purchase. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin September 14 Accepted Answer Greetings. I’m sorry but I do not have an ETA on when we will stock this item. We recommend bookmarking the product page and keep an eye on the product stock levels! To check stock directly on the product page, select your local Micro Center at the top of the page on https://www.microcenter.com/ and you can view their stock. Store stock is updated regularly during business hours online.  https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/194-what-do-i-do-if-an-item-is-out-of-stock Once you see the item in stock, you can reserve an item by following the instructions on this knowledge base article! https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/30-how-to-reserve-an-item-online 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 720 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 47 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 19 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article memory — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion memory tech ✭ September 2020 edited June 3 in General Discussion do you carry a 1 trig usb memory 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin September 2020 Greetings, Largest flash drive I see in our inventory currently is 256GB. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 720 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 47 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 19 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article First time PC build help — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts First time PC build help FatalTyphoon ✭ April 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I need a new computer but I have never built one before. I’ll be able to put it together when I have it but I don’t know what parts to get. I play a lot of rpg and mmo’s but also play games like apex and overwatch. I’d also like to be able to stream on it. My budget is $1,200 but if it could be lower that’d be great.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 2020 Greetings! We can look into that with you. Do you already have a monitor / peripherals or would you be looking to include them in the cost of your budget?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FatalTyphoon ✭ April 2020 TSIanL said: Greetings! We can look into that with you. Do you already have a monitor / peripherals or would you be looking to include them in the cost of your budget?  Ill need a monitor included in the budget but if it goes a little over that’s fine too. I’d just prefer it to be less than $1,200. I already have a mouse and keyboard.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 2020 FatalTyphoon said: TSIanL said: Greetings! We can look into that with you. Do you already have a monitor / peripherals or would you be looking to include them in the cost of your budget?  Ill need a monitor included in the budget but if it goes a little over that’s fine too. I’d just prefer it to be less than $1,200. I already have a mouse and keyboard.  Here is what I have as a solid gaming build for the price, with a monitor included: Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d61c627e-9acf-4452-866e-f8ac00d1fcab The exact model of graphics card available would vary on the stock of your nearest Micro Center but I would say a 1660 Ti would be a good choice at this price range. Included for monitor is a 144hz Acer monitor at $179.99, you could also get a curved monitor that is very similar for the same price, here is a link to that, that is really personal preference between curved or non-curved - https://www.microcenter.com/product/611916/aoc-m24g1c-24-full-hd-144hz-hdmi-vga-dp-freesync-curved-led-gaming-monitor I only have a 256GB m.2 for boot/main storage but you could easily increase that to a 500/512GB model for an extra $30 or so. Here is the full parts list: CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler ($159.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) ASRock B450 PRO4 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($89.99 EACH) RAM: (1) Crucial Ballistix Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BL2K8G32C16U4B - Black ($72.99 EACH) Case: (1) NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black/White ($69.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) PowerSpec 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Non-Modular Power Supply ($49.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce Overclocked 6GB GDDR6 Dual-Fan PCIe 3.0 Video Card ($289.99 EACH) M.2 SSD: (1) Inland Premium 256GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive ($44.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) WD Blue Mainstream 2TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 EACH) Operating System: (1) Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ($139.99 EACH) Monitors: (1) Acer Nitro VG240Y Pbiip 23.8" Full HD 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync IPS LED Monitor ($179.99 EACH) Total: $1,149.90 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Miguel ✭ April 2020 If someone can help me look at the compatibility of my parts I would appreciate it. The budget was suppose to be 800 and less than 900 and I plan on using it for gaming with titles such as Call of duty and rainbow. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=351c9862-4207-4f2d-b23b-38595ae1affc please and thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin April 2020 Miguel said: If someone can help me look at the compatibility of my parts I would appreciate it. The budget was suppose to be 800 and less than 900 and I plan on using it for gaming with titles such as Call of duty and rainbow. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=351c9862-4207-4f2d-b23b-38595ae1affc please and thank you. Compatibility all looks good. When you pick up the motherboard double check that the box says "Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Ready" to make sure it has the correct BIOS installed already to work with the CPU. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Miguel ✭ April 2020 TSTonyV said: Miguel said: If someone can help me look at the compatibility of my parts I would appreciate it. The budget was suppose to be 800 and less than 900 and I plan on using it for gaming with titles such as Call of duty and rainbow. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=351c9862-4207-4f2d-b23b-38595ae1affc please and thank you. Compatibility all looks good. When you pick up the motherboard double check that the box says "Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Ready" to make sure it has the correct BIOS installed already to work with the CPU. Okay, I really appreciate it thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 2020 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 723 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Laptop - upgrading outdated ports — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Laptop - upgrading outdated ports Disturbed ✭ June 2020 in General Discussion Good day, Is it possible to upgrade outdated ports i.e USB 3.0 to USB-C or USB 3.1 or USB 3.2?  I'm currently using: DELL INSPIRON 7567 i7-7700HQ 15.6″FULL HD 16GB 256GB SSD + 1TB GTX 1050Ti 4GB 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @Disturbed! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately you won't be able to upgrade the ports. They're part of the motherboard itself and they're not designed to be changed or removed. To be honest, I'm not sure of any laptops that allow you to actually upgrade the ports. You can still usb 3.1/3.2 devices with a 3.0 port, and you can use a USB-A to USB-C adapter if you need to plug in a USB-C device, but you'll still operate at USB 3.0 transfer speeds of course.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Disturbed ✭ June 2020 Thanks, that was my thinking as well - that's it's part of the motherboard.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 720 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 47 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 19 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Dark Knight- Little bit of rgb is great, to much and your blind :) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Your Completed Builds Dark Knight- Little bit of rgb is great, to much and your blind :) BlazerBuddy ✭ October 2020 edited October 2020 in Your Completed Builds Link- https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/3499/dark-knight--little-bit-of-rgb-is-great,-to-much-and-your-blind-) She may not be the most prettiest build, but she sure does hold her own at 1080p games. I hope this magnificent beast can win me the 500$ Pc build showcase contest. Specs- Cpu- AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Mobo- MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Ram- G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Case- Lian Li Lancool II White Edition  Storage- Inland Premium 256GB SSD Gpu- ASUS GeForce GTX 1660 Super TUF  Psu- PowerSpec 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Andy2 ✭ October 2020 Great build, hope you will win the build contents this month. You deserve it more then others since you have a budget build! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MC_PrestonL ✭ October 2020 One day you will get a huge upgrade  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BlazerBuddy ✭ October 2020 MC_PrestonL said: One day you will get a huge upgrade  Lol, I hope!🙂🙂 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 998 The Blog 28 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 77 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 724 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 66 Consumer Tech 17 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 72 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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