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Community Article Vertical mount for gpu — Micro Center Vertical mount for gpu xStorm33 ✭ June 18 in Technical Support Questions I'm trying to find a vertical GPU mount for the Gigabyte AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XTREME Graphics Card that won't push the GPU against the glass of the Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case. I don't know what I'm looking for so can someone help please.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 18 With the way that case is designed, you can't really avoid the GPU being pressed up against the glass. The GPU mounting points on the back of the case are just too close. Ideally if you're planning on liquid cooling your GPU then it doesn't really matter, but if you were going to stick with a normal air cooled GPU you'll run into your GPU running pretty hot and likely thermal throttling performance.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xStorm33 ✭ June 19 Ok is there a case similar to mine that will do better?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin June 19 Unfortunately, most ATX cases have an issue with vertical mounting when it comes to air cooled GPUs.  If you are looking to vertically mount your GPU and it isn't a liquid cooled one, you would look at really large eATX cases or very special ATX cases.  It will also depend on how thick  your GPU is as well, with some 2 slot or 2.5 slot GPUs can still get close to the glass on these larger cases.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xStorm33 ✭ June 19 its a  Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card  so idk how many that will take but is there another case I could get that would be good for vertical mounting? and still have the rgb fans and the icue control? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin June 19 The best Corsair Case I can think of that can do a vertical mount fine is the giant Corsair Obsidian 1000D.  I personally use the Corsair 500D and that is already one of the bigger Corsair Cases and I considered vertical mounting and went away from it when I noticed the GPU getting close to the glass.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xStorm33 ✭ June 20 edited June 20 what is another case I can get that still uses that icue? or is corsair the only one who uses it? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSKyleH admin June 20 xStorm33 said: what is another case I can get that still uses that icue? or is corsair the only one who uses it? iCue is a corsair program so their cases are the only ones that incorporate the features. However they do offer rgb controllers that work with iCue software so if you decide to go with a different case you can use a rgb controller to keep the control of the colors to the iCue software. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xStorm33 ✭ June 21 ohhh ok also I saw https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-vertical-pci-e-bracket-2-x-displayport-black/ would this keep it cooler and off the glass so I can play? would this be ok? also am i able to top mount my rad in this case? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xStorm33 ✭ June 23 ohhh ok also I saw https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-vertical-pci-e-bracket-2-x-displayport-black/ would this keep it cooler and off the glass so I can play? Also can I top mount my gpu in this build? https://pcpartpicker.com/user/xStorm33/saved/JwsNP6  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Help with parts compatability — Micro Center Help with parts compatability jnag39 ✭ July 3 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, I am looking to build my first custom PC. The parts I have chosen are: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler: Corsair iCue H100i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming ATX AM4 motherboard RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL 18 memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive and Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5' Solid State Drive GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Gaming OC Video Card Case: Corsair iCue 220T RGB Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case PSU: Corsair RMx Series 850W ATX12V 2.4/EPS12V 2.92 80 Plus Gold Modular  Power Supply My main concern is that the GPU I picked may be too long and it may interfere with where the RAM needs to go. Does anyone know how to check to make sure that this will not happen or has anyone used this same combination of parts and knows if they will fit? Any additional advice and input is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments AlexS admin July 3 Greetings @jnag39!  The RAM modules are positioned to where they will not interfere with GPU placement.  GPUs when installed will have the board side up with any heatsink/fan furniture facing towards the bottom of the case, thus the GPU will not interfere with the installation of RAM. And all the choice of these components are great.  Makes me want to build a new computer >.<  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Is my build good or can it better for the budget — Micro Center Is my build good or can it better for the budget Tigran_62 ✭ August 11 in Help Choosing Parts It is my first time building and I had a couple questions? Here is my build Processor-  AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Motherboard-MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Ram- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory SSd- Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Gpu- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card Case-Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case Power supply-EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Monitor- LG 27GL650F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor I want to know if there is anything I can do to save money because I do not know if my cpu is as good as my gpu , because I will be running Call of duty and Fortnite mainly and I wanted to see if I can make anything better or do anything to save money. My budget is $1,250 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Check my gpu — Micro Center Check my gpu Tigran_62 ✭ August 11 in Help Choosing Parts It is my first time building and I had a couple of questions? Here is my build Processor-  AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Motherboard-MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Ram- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory SSd- Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Gpu- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card Case-Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case Power supply-EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Monitor- LG 27GL650F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor I want to know if there is anything I can do to save money because I do not know if my cpu is as good as my gpu , because I will be running Call of duty and Fortnite mainly and I wanted to see if I can make anything better or do anything to save money.   This is my build and gpu is expensive and was wondering if there was anything else that will be good in my build. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Tigran_62 ✭ August 11 I need a gpu around the market range of $250 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Corsair Lighting System Query — Micro Center Corsair Lighting System Query Ionmaster987 ✭ September 6 in Cases and Cooling I'm planning to get a Corsair H100i Platinum CPU Cooler ( 240mm rad, 2 fans ) But, i have some questions about Corsair's lighting system, specifically; Would i be able to hook every RGB cable into a Corsair RGB LED Fan Hub and just have it work? or do i need something else? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin September 6 Greetings @Ionmaster987 Specifically on the H100i Platinum RGB it just connects to your board via a USB 2.0 header and you run this via the iCUE software. If you have a lot of Corsair RGB devices they do sell the Corsair Command Pro to manage everything, with the Corsair Node's as expansion options for multiple devices.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ionmaster987 ✭ September 7 edited September 7 TSMikeW said: Greetings @Ionmaster987 Specifically on the H100i Platinum RGB it just connects to your board via a USB 2.0 header and you run this via the iCUE software. If you have a lot of Corsair RGB devices they do sell the Corsair Command Pro to manage everything, with the Corsair Node's as expansion options for multiple devices.  So, i couldn't just.. connect the fans the H100i Platinum comes with to this thing and have it work and be controllable via iCUE? Because, i don't have any corsair devices, my case might be corsair but it's so old it doesn't have any controller or anything, so, do i **need** the Commander Pro to be able to have the fans light up? or, will they light up, but not be controllable lighting-wise? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Enamelized Va ✭ September 7 @Ionmaster987 with the Corsair H100i coming with that controller you plug it into a Sata connection and then there's a 3 pin you connect to the motherboard and then to that controller. From there your fans plug into the controller and once you boot into windows download the Corsair iCue to then control the RGB colors desired. I'll have to see if I might be able to take some pics of mine that I installed on my other system 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ionmaster987 ✭ September 7 @Enamelized My friend, you're slightly misundestanding. the fans it comes with, i don't have the capability of hooking the RGB wires into anything, i was asking: do i need something fancier, or can i just get this basic controller, hook the fans into it, and they'll work just fine, be configurable and stuff? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Enamelized Va ✭ September 7 edited September 7 Not misunderstanding at all, as mentioned that controllers used to plug your fans into and through the Corsair iCue software you can in turn control the RGB of said fans 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ionmaster987 ✭ September 7 So, i don't need a commander pro at all? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin September 7 Hello @Ionmaster987 I am the biggest Corsair fan here at Micro Center haha.  Let me see if I can assist you with this! The Corsair RGB Fan Hub (the one pictured) will power the RGB For your Corsair RGB Fans.  It will not allow you to control the RGB however, it just defaults them to the default RGB setting on the Fan (Rainbow Cycle usually).  You can however, connect the RGB Fan Hub to either the Lightning Node PRO or the Commander PRO.  These will connect to the RGB Fan HUB and then connect to a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard.   In short, to make it controllable, you WILL need to connect it to the Lightning Node PRO or Commander PRO.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ionmaster987 ✭ September 7 edited September 7 Darn, would i at-least be able to control their speed through the hub? Or no? If so, i might as-well just get a Commander Pro, since it has enough slots to control the fans the AIO comes with. In the future, might want a lighting node pro to be able to have the RGB be seperate for other fans.. So, now a question: do you think that AIO can fit inside a Carbide Series Spec01?  https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/529832591134556162/752558364168552489/unknown.png This is my case, it looks like it'll fit at the top if the tank is towards the front.. Wait hang on, i just looked, apparently the one i've been talking about is the iCUE H100I RGB PRO XT Liquid Cooler, the Platinum's a bit too expensive, but it appears it doesn't even have rgb fans, so i might not even need a commander.. What's the difference between the iCUE H100I RGB PRO XT Liquid Cooler and the Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 7 The fan speed is controllable by your motherboard/monitoring software, based on your CPU temperature. You do NOT need the Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro to change the actual fan speeds. The difference between the two coolers is that the H100i RGB PRO XT does not have RGB fans, while the H100i platinum does. Both of them have RGB on the pump.  Based on Cosair's spec sheet for your case it can only support a 120mm radiator, not a 240mm.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ionmaster987 ✭ September 7 TSTonyV said: The fan speed is controllable by your motherboard/monitoring software, based on your CPU temperature. You do NOT need the Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro to change the actual fan speeds. The difference between the two coolers is that the H100i RGB PRO XT does not have RGB fans, while the H100i platinum does. Both of them have RGB on the pump.  Based on Cosair's spec sheet for your case it can only support a 120mm radiator, not a 240mm.  You sure a 240mm won't fit? the top, if the back fan was removed, could probably fit it in.. If not, I'm not really sure what to do, i've been wanting an AIO just because it'd be quieter and better looking that i haven't given any thought to what i'd do if i couldn't even put it in. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 7 I'm going based on Corsair's spec sheet on their website.  https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Carbide-Series™-SPEC-01-Red-LED-Mid-Tower-Gaming-Case/p/CC-9011050-WW#tab-tech-specs Even if it looks like there's room, the question is what the clearances are. The problem with the Spec-01 is that if you install a top-mounted radiator and fans they will come down far enough that they'll cover the tops of the RAM slots as well as the 8-pin CPU power on the top-left corner, and any other things like fan headers across the top. If your RAM or anything else plugged in across the top is too tall, you won't be able to properly install the cooler.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ionmaster987 ✭ September 7 So, then i'd need a new case.. Well, thank you for confirming this, i will not be buying an AIO liquid cooler because apparently it won't fit. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article my corsair h100i is not showing up in icue or device manager — Micro Center my corsair h100i is not showing up in icue or device manager Prathik ✭ November 1 in Technical Support Questions i had microcenter build me a pc with the parts of my choice and the cpu cooler aio is the corsair h100i platinum se but it is not showing up in icue and i worked with @TSPhillipT and he said to check if the cooler is listed under device manager and I dont think it was listed there either. Im not sure if there is another place it can be listed at btw. Im pretty sure the aio itself works fine like the fans spin depending on the temperature and the pump/fans light up (default colorway since I cant control via Icue software). I can feel water flowing too. Temps seem normal too. The issue is with it showing up in corsair Icue. Anyone know what it could be? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin November 1 Greetings @Prathik I would assume then that the USB iCUE cable was not connected to the unit. This is a USB cable that connects to the side of the water block, opposite of the tubes. It should connect to a USB 2.0 header on the bottom of your board. This is how iCUE communicates with the unit. It is required for control, but not required for the unit to function. Check your accessories box. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Prathik ✭ November 2 I think microcenter already put it because I already see the usb cable connected to the unit and there is two usb 2.0 headers and both are occupied (one probably by the pump) so maybe I could replug it. Could you let me know how the usb 2.0 part that plugs into the header looks like? And also, I tried plugging in a normal micro usb from the pump to the rear io shield but nothing changed. But i think that is because the micro usb part that went into the pump was a loose connection I dont know why. It is the same as the one that came with the corsair h100i cooler 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Prathik ✭ November 2 I tried replugging both ends of the cable and there was no difference. I unplugged and replugged the part of the cable that goes to the usb 2.0 header and I unplugged/replugged the micro-usb part of the cable. Nothing changed 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin November 2 @Prathik And you have no devices in Device Manager that are indicating a problem or aren't installed? No Corsair devices under Human Interface Devices? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Prathik ✭ November 6 No there is a "corsair composite virtual input device" in human interface devices. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin November 6 edited November 6 Prathik said: No there is a "corsair composite virtual input device" in human interface devices. Try uninstalling that driver, then restarting the system and it should automatically reinstall. This isn't a guaranteed fix but it might help.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build - Page 5 — Micro Center How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build «123456» Go Comments TSTonyV admin September 21 Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Mr_Duck ✭ September 21 edited September 21 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 21 Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Mr_Duck ✭ September 21 edited September 21 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit.  ok so I found stuff i like for about the same price at the i7. here is the link https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=99627a52-1219-4c62-a940-8f1ecc7da768  Ik it probably gonna be a tight fit for the 220t so if you know any another nice looking cases for not too much  that can fit everything then that would be nice. also if anything look weird plz tell me. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Mr_Duck ✭ September 21 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit.  alos what if i went ryzen whihc should i go for? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Willmack23 ✭ September 23 Good Morning! I am looking at building my first PC. It will be primarily used for streaming and recording Playstation gameplay, while also having the ability to play some mid-level games at 1080p/60fps as well. Here are my selected parts, would like some feedback on whether these parts are compatible and future proof, and if my builds fits my needs: CPU - Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core Motherboard - X570 TUF Gaming Plus (Wifi) AMD AM4 GPU - Radeon RX 5600 XT EVO 6GB GDDR6 RAM - Ripjaws V 32BG DDR4-32000 PSU - Focus Plus 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Storage - Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB SSD M.2 2280 NVMe Case - Meshify C Midtower ATX Case Thanks for the assistance! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin September 23 edited September 28 @Willmack23 I've added the parts you listed to our PC builder. As you can see the parts are all compatible and will work well together. I did make a few changes. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=40049ee9-36c0-4b8b-bce9-2d7c70960101 I did add an Elgato Capture device to the build as that would be needed to capture your Playstation gameplay. I'd recommend the internal version, however, Elgato has a version that connects via USB as well. The other part that I added was a storage drive. Since you'll be recording your gameplay, a storage drive would be beneficial as to not instantly fill your boot drive. As to your main specs, the CPU and GPU will perform well together, however, AMD is soon to announce their Zen 3 architecture and the new RX 6000 GPU. It might be worth waiting until that announcement to upgrade, but that's really up to you, as we don't know anything about the upcoming announcement. I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions. 😊 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter SebastianCoronel ✭ October 1 I've never built a PC before and I've always been a console player when it comes to gaming. However, I am looking to switch over to a PC for gaming and schoolwork. I want to know if any of these parts aren't compatible and if so which option you recommend getting. Another question I have is if all items from Micro Center are only in store pick up? Intel Core i9-9600k ASUS X570 TUF  Inland Premium 1TB SSD Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 8GB NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case Corsair RM650 Watt 80 Plus Gold  GEFORCE RTX 3070 Corsair H150i Pro XT 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin October 1 Hello @SebastianCoronel Most of our parts for custom PCs are only available in store. In regards to your build, you will need a different motherboard and a bigger power supply.  For your motherboard, the i9 9600K is incompatible with the X570 Chipset and you will need to use a Z390 Motherboard.  You can also switch the processor to a Ryzen Processor as those are compatible with the X570 Chipset.   Nvidia requires a 650W for the GPU, and I recommend always going for an extra 50-100Ws just in case for upgrades and the extra buffer room. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin October 1 Hi @SebastianCoronel and welcome! There are some compatibility issues that I can see with the parts you've listed. The processor is not compatible with the motherboard that you've selected. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=5f895e3f-bc54-4edd-9c47-f3bd36f1eef6 I've recreated a similar build list using our Custom PC builder, which checks compatibility. I'd strongly recommend at least 16GB of RAM. I couldn't add the 3070 just yet, as it hasn't been released. I'd love to know what your budget is, as well as what games you're interested in playing. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LaxDude ✭ October 17 edited October 17 Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing. CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Thank you. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin October 17 LaxDude said: Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing. CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Thank you. Everything there is compatible! Only thing I might mention is you may be able to find something more powerful than the 5700XT on the used market, but overall I'd say this is a solid build.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LaxDude ✭ October 17 TSTonyV said: LaxDude said: Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing. CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Thank you. Everything there is compatible! Only thing I might mention is you may be able to find something more powerful than the 5700XT on the used market, but overall I'd say this is a solid build.  Thank you! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LaxDude ✭ October 18 I was wondering if a ryzen 5 3600x would work on a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin October 19 LaxDude said: I was wondering if a ryzen 5 3600x would work on a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard? If you have the correct BIOS installed on the motherboard, yes.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter hmr009 ✭ October 27 I am new to the computer building world and i was wondering how well this will work together.  I mainly play league of legends but still want to play apex and stuff with friends.  Let me know any suggestions.   Intel CPU Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor MSI Motherboard Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard MSI Video Card GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black NZXT Case H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black NZXT Power Supply C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply SanDisk 2.5" SSD Ultra 3D 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ASUS Monitors VP278QG 27" Full HD 75Hz VGA HDMI DP FreeSync LED Monitor 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter GamerMan ✭ October 29 Hello, I'd like to build my very first PC. The one I already have is a complete dinosaur, and I desperately need an upgrade. I'm under a tight budget, and therefore I'm trying to keep everything down to under $700. Of course, with this being my first PC, I have absolutely no clue what parts to use, so using the PC builder tool I managed to throw together whatever parts I thought were necessary and could meet my needs. Generally, I'm looking to play games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as video editing programs like Filmora. Here's my list of parts: CPU: Intel - Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor Motherboard: ASRock - H310CM-HDV/M.2 Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard RAM: G.Skill - Aegis Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module F4-3000C16S-8GISB - Black/Red Case: Corsair - Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black Power Supply: PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card SSD: WD - Blue 500GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Case Fans: Corsair - LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan I have all of the external hardware covered, it's the PC itself I'm worried about. Here's my question(s): Will this all go together? Am I missing anything important or recommended? Are the parts I chose, dare I say it, overkill? Please, tell me. With every second I use the scrap of metal I call a computer, I can feel my soul slowly breaking apart. And above all, thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this. It means a lot to me. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin October 29 hmr009 said: I am new to the computer building world and i was wondering how well this will work together.  I mainly play league of legends but still want to play apex and stuff with friends.  Let me know any suggestions.   Intel CPU Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor MSI Motherboard Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard MSI Video Card GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black NZXT Case H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black NZXT Power Supply C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply SanDisk 2.5" SSD Ultra 3D 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ASUS Monitors VP278QG 27" Full HD 75Hz VGA HDMI DP FreeSync LED Monitor Yes, all of these parts are compatible! I think you've got a great selection here. The only thing I might recommend here is a higher refresh rate monitor. I find that a higher refresh rate makes a big difference, even in games like League. GamerMan said: Hello, I'd like to build my very first PC. The one I already have is a complete dinosaur, and I desperately need an upgrade. I'm under a tight budget, and therefore I'm trying to keep everything down to under $700. Of course, with this being my first PC, I have absolutely no clue what parts to use, so using the PC builder tool I managed to throw together whatever parts I thought were necessary and could meet my needs. Generally, I'm looking to play games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as video editing programs like Filmora. Here's my list of parts: CPU: Intel - Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor Motherboard: ASRock - H310CM-HDV/M.2 Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard RAM: G.Skill - Aegis Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module F4-3000C16S-8GISB - Black/Red Case: Corsair - Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black Power Supply: PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card SSD: WD - Blue 500GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Case Fans: Corsair - LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan I have all of the external hardware covered, it's the PC itself I'm worried about. Here's my question(s): Will this all go together? Am I missing anything important or recommended? Are the parts I chose, dare I say it, overkill? Please, tell me. With every second I use the scrap of metal I call a computer, I can feel my soul slowly breaking apart. And above all, thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this. It means a lot to me. Yes, all these parts are compatible. I think you've got a great list here for your budget. Another option would be to go with a Ryzen 3400G APU, then to upgrade your GPU at a later date. I think your selection here is a great! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LaxDude ✭ October 31 I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU, I have a Radeon rx 5700 xt. I was thinking about getting one of the new 5000 series amd CPUs and a Asus tuf gaming x570 plus motherboard, but I'm not sure which 5000 series CPUs to get? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LaxDude ✭ November 2 edited November 2 I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU, I have a Radeon rx 5700 xt. I was thinking about getting an Asus tuf gaming x570 plus motherboard, but I'm not sure if I should get the Ryzen 5 5600x or the Ryzen 7 3700x? I am looking to play games at 1080p with high framerates, use CAD software, and video editing with Premiere Pro. Let me know if there is a better mother board. Thank you 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 3 Hi, @LaxDude Welcome to the community. I'd recommend you make this decision based on your budget as both will be very strong performers for the workload you mentioned. If you choose the 5600X, you'll want to make sure that the motherboard you choose has updated BIOS for the new chip. With the release of the 5600X, you may see some deals or sale prices on the older 3700X processor. The 3700X does have more cores and threads than the 5600X, however, we have not seen benchmarks for the 5600X, so I couldn't make any recommendations because we don't know how it will perform just yet. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LaxDude ✭ November 3 LandShark said: Hi, @LaxDude Welcome to the community. I'd recommend you make this decision based on your budget as both will be very strong performers for the workload you mentioned. If you choose the 5600X, you'll want to make sure that the motherboard you choose has updated BIOS for the new chip. With the release of the 5600X, you may see some deals or sale prices on the older 3700X processor. The 3700X does have more cores and threads than the 5600X, however, we have not seen benchmarks for the 5600X, so I couldn't make any recommendations because we don't know how it will perform just yet. Thank you 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter well ✭ November 5 hello, I've been saving up to build my first pc. My budget is $2000 but trying to keep it near $1500. I'm looking to play fps games like rainbow six, hell let loose, etc, as well as strategy games like company of heros 2, total war, mount & blade ii, etc. Ideally, I'd wanna play them at high resolution 60+fps but med resolution is fine as well. I just recreated the build from Nzxt bld with parts that was available here that's similar in spec and price so I think it's good, but I got no idea. Here's my list: CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9GHz  $319 Motherboard: ASUS Z490 plus TUF Gaming  $199 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB)  $68 Case: Nzxt H510  $69 Power supply: EVGA super NOVA 750GT  $134 GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060  $339 SSD: 2 WD Black SN750 500GB $69 CPU cooling: Nzxt kraken M22  $84 Monitor: ASUS 24" Full HD 165Hz  $199 Total $1558 First off, am I overkilling anywhere? Second, I went with 2SSD instead of one 1TB SSD cuz it was cheaper. This won't affect anything right? Also, RTX 2060 seems to be sold out everywhere. Is it expected to be available anytime soon? Finally, about CPU cooling. The Nzxt bld only suggested water-based cooling. Is that better than fan? Also is it safe? Thank you in advance 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin November 5 well said: hello, I've been saving up to build my first pc. My budget is $2000 but trying to keep it near $1500. I'm looking to play fps games like rainbow six, hell let loose, etc, as well as strategy games like company of heros 2, total war, mount & blade ii, etc. Ideally, I'd wanna play them at high resolution 60+fps but med resolution is fine as well. I just recreated the build from Nzxt bld with parts that was available here that's similar in spec and price so I think it's good, but I got no idea. Here's my list: CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9GHz  $319 Motherboard: ASUS Z490 plus TUF Gaming  $199 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB)  $68 Case: Nzxt H510  $69 Power supply: EVGA super NOVA 750GT  $134 GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060  $339 SSD: 2 WD Black SN750 500GB $69 CPU cooling: Nzxt kraken M22  $84 Monitor: ASUS 24" Full HD 165Hz  $199 Total $1558 First off, am I overkilling anywhere? Second, I went with 2SSD instead of one 1TB SSD cuz it was cheaper. This won't affect anything right? Also, RTX 2060 seems to be sold out everywhere. Is it expected to be available anytime soon? Finally, about CPU cooling. The Nzxt bld only suggested water-based cooling. Is that better than fan? Also is it safe? Thank you in advance I wouldn't say you're "overkilling" anywhere. This would be a solid mid-range system, though there are things I might change around.  Firstly, with the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs released today and all the reviews/benchmarks coming in, it looks like the hype was real and AMD's performance uplift in gaming with the newest generation is pretty crazy. At $300, the 5600X is looking the go-to choice for gaming now, so assuming you can find one in stock then that might be what I go with vs a 10700.  As for the 2060, unfortunately availability on all NVIDIA GPUs right now seems not-great. A comparable card to look at would be the 5600XT.  Water vs liquid is ultimately about preference and what your budget is. Air coolers can compete with liquid coolers, and technically speaking air coolers are "safer" than liquid in that IF a liquid cooler fails it can be worse, but failures are still incredibly rare so in my opinion, just go with what suits your preferences and your budget. You don't NEED a liquid cooler for an i7-10700, a decent air cooler like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black will be sufficient.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter well ✭ November 5 @TSTonyV thanks for the advice. I'm excited for my new pc! 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jaydiggs ✭ November 9 What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below. AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.) Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB) Silicon 256GB SSD  Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case)  Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color)  MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...) EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more)  I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate). 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin November 9 Jaydiggs said: What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below. AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.) Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB) Silicon 256GB SSD  Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case)  Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color)  MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...) EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more)  I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate). So it looks like you're running the 3400G with just the integrated graphics. While the integrated graphics on the 3400G are actually pretty good (about equivalent to a GTX 750, good for lighter 1080p gaming) by far the biggest upgrade you could make would be adding in a dedicated GPU. The 3400G is perfectly serviceable as a gaming processor even if you're not using the integrated graphics. It's not the fastest out there but unless you're target super high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming, it should be just fine.  As for your monitor, that depends on what you want to do. Do you care about higher than 60 refresh rate? If so, I might look at a new one. Getting a system that can put out 144Hz is kind of pointless if your monitor can't actually display it.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter sneak ✭ November 9 edited November 9 Hi I am new to the pc gaming world and i was  wondering what is the lowest buget you can go to build a ok pc because i an interested in building one but i dont have that much money. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jaydiggs ✭ November 11 edited November 11 TSTonyV said: Jaydiggs said: What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below. AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.) Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB) Silicon 256GB SSD  Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case)  Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color)  MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...) EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more)  I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate). So it looks like you're running the 3400G with just the integrated graphics. While the integrated graphics on the 3400G are actually pretty good (about equivalent to a GTX 750, good for lighter 1080p gaming) by far the biggest upgrade you could make would be adding in a dedicated GPU. The 3400G is perfectly serviceable as a gaming processor even if you're not using the integrated graphics. It's not the fastest out there but unless you're target super high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming, it should be just fine.  As for your monitor, that depends on what you want to do. Do you care about higher than 60 refresh rate? If so, I might look at a new one. Getting a system that can put out 144Hz is kind of pointless if your monitor can't actually display it.  TSTonyV,  Thats a huge relief Tony. Im trying to learn more about computers and hardware, and its tough to sift through all the professionals lingo and recommendations. With that said, what is a good GPU for the 144hz range? I've been looking at some of these msi's and raedons. I've also seen the 1060's and 1660. But I don't want to bottleneck my PC and I will be purchasing a new monitor then as well to get better fps. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter JoshN ✭ November 13 Hey, I bought a prebuilt a couple years ago and am looking to upgrade some of my things. To run some of the games i wanna play, i need to upgrade my processor. I have an AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-core. What kind of processor would u recommend for me to get? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter «123456» Go Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build - Page 4 — Micro Center How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build «123456» Go Comments TSTonyV admin August 13 A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  SammyFox01 said: Hi there! I am looking for about a 3000$ build. I am looking to be able to somewhat future proof my setup. The games I am going to be playing mostly right now are the new cod (blackops coldwar?) apex legends, gtav and similar games. I am also wanting to stream or record and be able to edit videos without it taking a really long time to export 20 to 30 minute videos. Also I'd like integrated wifi and ethernet. I'm not super new to computer building but I'd like some help determining what would fit into my budget and needs . Thanks everyone!  How much video editing will you be doing? If you're really heavy on video editing and rendering, then I'd probably recommend going with Ryzen for your CPU choice. It does depend on what programs you're using, but Ryzen is just a safe bet for that kind of workload, and at this budget you can easily fit in a Ryzen 9 3950X. If you'd prefer to focus on the gaming performance more then we can go with an Intel i9 10900K. It's as good as you can get for gaming and will still be good for video editing/rendering, just not as good as the 3950X. Just depends on what you want to focus on more. We can also fit in a 2080ti in this budget (or you could wait for the next generation NVIDIA GPU's to drop, which is happening soon, so I'd probably wait and see).  For a Ryzen based build, I'd do this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f32b3443-354d-4d52-a91d-e4e713626329 For Intel, I'd probably recommend you basically the same build I recommended to @A_Human_Person, with slight modifications like less RAM since 64GB is pretty overkill for the vast majority of people.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=64626706-5911-49cd-94e5-57ad08e6d7ce 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter SammyFox01 ✭ August 13 TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  SammyFox01 said: Hi there! I am looking for about a 3000$ build. I am looking to be able to somewhat future proof my setup. The games I am going to be playing mostly right now are the new cod (blackops coldwar?) apex legends, gtav and similar games. I am also wanting to stream or record and be able to edit videos without it taking a really long time to export 20 to 30 minute videos. Also I'd like integrated wifi and ethernet. I'm not super new to computer building but I'd like some help determining what would fit into my budget and needs . Thanks everyone!  How much video editing will you be doing? If you're really heavy on video editing and rendering, then I'd probably recommend going with Ryzen for your CPU choice. It does depend on what programs you're using, but Ryzen is just a safe bet for that kind of workload, and at this budget you can easily fit in a Ryzen 9 3950X. If you'd prefer to focus on the gaming performance more then we can go with an Intel i9 10900K. It's as good as you can get for gaming and will still be good for video editing/rendering, just not as good as the 3950X. Just depends on what you want to focus on more. We can also fit in a 2080ti in this budget (or you could wait for the next generation NVIDIA GPU's to drop, which is happening soon, so I'd probably wait and see).  For a Ryzen based build, I'd do this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f32b3443-354d-4d52-a91d-e4e713626329 For Intel, I'd probably recommend you basically the same build I recommended to @A_Human_Person, with slight modifications like less RAM since 64GB is pretty overkill for the vast majority of people.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=64626706-5911-49cd-94e5-57ad08e6d7ce Do you have an idea of when they'll be out? If it isn't too long I'll definitely wait for that!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 13 SammyFox01 said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  SammyFox01 said: Hi there! I am looking for about a 3000$ build. I am looking to be able to somewhat future proof my setup. The games I am going to be playing mostly right now are the new cod (blackops coldwar?) apex legends, gtav and similar games. I am also wanting to stream or record and be able to edit videos without it taking a really long time to export 20 to 30 minute videos. Also I'd like integrated wifi and ethernet. I'm not super new to computer building but I'd like some help determining what would fit into my budget and needs . Thanks everyone!  How much video editing will you be doing? If you're really heavy on video editing and rendering, then I'd probably recommend going with Ryzen for your CPU choice. It does depend on what programs you're using, but Ryzen is just a safe bet for that kind of workload, and at this budget you can easily fit in a Ryzen 9 3950X. If you'd prefer to focus on the gaming performance more then we can go with an Intel i9 10900K. It's as good as you can get for gaming and will still be good for video editing/rendering, just not as good as the 3950X. Just depends on what you want to focus on more. We can also fit in a 2080ti in this budget (or you could wait for the next generation NVIDIA GPU's to drop, which is happening soon, so I'd probably wait and see).  For a Ryzen based build, I'd do this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f32b3443-354d-4d52-a91d-e4e713626329 For Intel, I'd probably recommend you basically the same build I recommended to @A_Human_Person, with slight modifications like less RAM since 64GB is pretty overkill for the vast majority of people.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=64626706-5911-49cd-94e5-57ad08e6d7ce Do you have an idea of when they'll be out? If it isn't too long I'll definitely wait for that!  I believe most people are expecting them to drop within the next month.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Bros3ph_Gaming ✭ August 16 TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: Hi! I’m new here in the community, and pretty much in PC building. I’m about to build my first PC, but I can’t decide if my plan build is  capable enough for my purpose. So I’m planning to use my build for streaming and gaming. I play bunch of FPS games, like Apex Legends and CoD Warzone, the same time I currently stream on 720p 30fps using OBS.Live. This will be my planned build: Ryzen 3600 - 16GB RAM 3600MHz - RTX 2060 Ultra KO - mobo B550 for future Ryzen chip compatibility I plan to eventually use this PC as a dedicated streaming PC, that’s why I do not want to spend too much on the GPU. My biggest concern is, will these be enough to game on high settings while streaming CoD Warzone or Apex Legends? Because if not, I will just go ahead on my original plan build which is, 3700X paired with RTX 2070 Super. Thanks much!! Yes, you should be able to get high settings 60FPS in most games you play if you're playing at 1080p with a 2060. On the really graphically intense games you may not be able to get more than 60FPS, but for CoD and Apex legends you should be able to get 100+.  If you're planning on staying at 720p/30FPS while streaming, then you'll have minimal in-game performance loss.  Thanks much! I do not want to over spec the build since my plan is to eventually turn this as a dedicated streaming pc. Last question, should I get B550 or X570? For a more future proof AMD MOBO. They'll both be equally future proof for most people. There's some specific differences between X570 and B550, but for the average user they don't really matter. If you want to read more about them, Gamers Nexus has a good technical breakdown here: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3582-amd-chipset-differences-b550-vs-x570-b450-x470-zen-3 Sorry seems like I edited my prior comment too late. I have a follow up question, should I go straight for Ryzen 3900X instead of 3600? With all the deals going on with Ryzen chips, and also if I’m planning to eventually upgrade the 3600. I read that more cores means better rendering which streaming takes advantage of, and specially if I’m planning to use this build for some editing. Or is 3900X an overkill for the purpose? So the thing about streaming is that there are two different types: software and hardware. Software encoding will utilize CPU resources and yes, more cores and threads will be helpful in that respect. However, you don't need a 3900X just for streaming, depending on how high quality you want to stream in. As an example, I have a 3700X in my system and I stream at 720p/60FPS at x264 Medium. In the most CPU intensive games I play I still usually only hit 60-70% CPU utilization at most. Streaming is a task that does like more cores/threads, but it's dependent on some other factors and after a certain point you do hit diminishing returns.  If you plan on using hardware encoding to stream, then you'll be utilizing your GPU instead of the CPU and those extra cores won't really matter for gaming.  For video editing, it's a bit of a different discussion. That's going to depend on the specific program you plan to use. In general for video editing and rendering more cores will equate to better performance, but some programs and use cases may be optimized more for single-threaded performance. You'll need to do a little research on that front but if that's something you definitely plan to get into later, the 3900X is definitely a good all around pick.  You say you're planning on turning this into a dedicated streaming PC later, does that mean you would use your main PC as your editing/gaming PC when you get into editing later? And do you know what kind of setup you'd have for the main PC? Yup I am planning on using the hardware encoding so I don’t need to shell out on a more expensive CPU, I was just not sure if the 3600 will be enough. Yup, my future main pc will be the editing/gaming pc. So far I have not thought of the build yet, but from what I have seen, many high end gaming pc runs on a intel based setup. I was actually planning on asking for help from the community again when the time comes. I really appreciate the answers, I now feel more confident that the 3600 paired with 2060 KO Ultra will be a great bang for the buck build. The 3600 is definitely enough, and with a 2060 it's a pretty good mid-range system, I think you'll be happy with it.  Most high-end gaming builds are Intel based since Intel still has the edge in raw single-core performance right now, and games still aren't great at multi-core utilization yet.  Hi Tony, just want to say thanks for helping me decide to stay on 3600 and 2060 KO Ultra. Just finished the build this week, and boy I’m loving it. 0 issues in streaming while gaming Warzone on all high settings. Good thing I asked the community first before opting for the more powerful 3700X and 2070 Super, which could have ended being overkill since my goal is to turn my current build into my dedicated streaming PC. I finished the build with the following: Ryzen 5 3600 RTX 2060 KO Ultra 32GB 3600mhz G. Skillz RAM MSI B550 Tomahawk. Looking forward for your future help, once I start my dedicated gaming pc build. Thanks much!!! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter A_Human_Person ✭ August 16 TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  Thanks, I was able to pick all the components. However, this note showed up: The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled. I looked up what this meant and I saw that it should not be much of a problem, but I just wanted to make sure because I do not really know what this means. Thanks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Xenoz7 ✭ August 17 Hello there I would like some help on choosing a motherboard for the following parts. These is all the parts I would get but I can’t find ( or I don’t even know ) what motherboard to use with these parts. Any help greatly appreciated.  Parts:  1: Power supply : RMx Series™ RM850x — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3: Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 4: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 5: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 6: SSD: ( X2 ) WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 560 MB/s - WDS100T2B0B 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 17 Adoni4x said: Hello there I would like some help on choosing a motherboard for the following parts. These is all the parts I would get but I can’t find ( or I don’t even know ) what motherboard to use with these parts. Any help greatly appreciated.  Parts:  1: Power supply : RMx Series™ RM850x — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3: Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 4: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 5: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 6: SSD: ( X2 ) WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 560 MB/s - WDS100T2B0B Any model of X570 or B450 would be fine to use with that setup. Depending on which Micro Center you are nearest to, it will vary what models they have in stock. You can view the stock online for the x570's at https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=X570&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966996+4294815402&myStore=false and b450's at https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=b450&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966996+4294815402&myStore=false  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Newbuilder ✭ August 17 I have a i7 6 gen with 20gb ram SSD 1tb drive, and the bottleneck is my   old 960 video card,  reading the RTX 2060 "super"  is the one to get for around $400, I see a whole range of non "super" 2060 for $300+   do I need a super, I am sure the $300 2060 are great cards when would I see the difference ? my next step would be to upgrade to a i7 9th Gen  I read that a i9  is not worth the money for most needs even gaming, 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Newbuilder ✭ August 17 Also I have a 400W PSU will I need to upgrade that for new rtx 260 card! it was a good Lenovo system I am upgrading 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Xenoz7 ✭ August 19 edited August 20 This is my first ever pc that I am attempting to build! What you guys think are these parts perfect ?  Parts:  1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3 : Power supply : EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-1000-X1,1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size 4:  Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 5: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 6: SSD: 1 WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC  7: Motherboard: Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) ATX motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS power stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting 8: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA, OVERCLOCKED, 2.75 Slot Extreme Cool Triple + iCX2, 65C Gaming, RGB, Metal Backplate, 08G-P4-3277-KR, 8GB GDDR6 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Pablo ✭ August 21 Is anyone still active on this thread? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 21 Newbuilder said: I have a i7 6 gen with 20gb ram SSD 1tb drive, and the bottleneck is my   old 960 video card,  reading the RTX 2060 "super"  is the one to get for around $400, I see a whole range of non "super" 2060 for $300+   do I need a super, I am sure the $300 2060 are great cards when would I see the difference ? my next step would be to upgrade to a i7 9th Gen  I read that a i9  is not worth the money for most needs even gaming, Newbuilder said: Also I have a 400W PSU will I need to upgrade that for new rtx 260 card! it was a good Lenovo system I am upgrading What i7 processor do you have? Depending on model of video card, they will typically require at least a 500 or 600 watt supply. Each card will define what it requires in its specifications.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 21 Xenoz7 said: This is my first ever pc that I am attempting to build! What you guys think are these parts perfect ?  Parts:  1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3 : Power supply : EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-1000-X1,1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size 4:  Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 5: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 6: SSD: 1 WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC  7: Motherboard: Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) ATX motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS power stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting 8: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA, OVERCLOCKED, 2.75 Slot Extreme Cool Triple + iCX2, 65C Gaming, RGB, Metal Backplate, 08G-P4-3277-KR, 8GB GDDR6 All the parts listed here are compatible with each other. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 21 Pablo said: Is anyone still active on this thread? Yes, we monitor this thread as well as the section itself https://community.microcenter.com/categories/help-choosing-parts when available to.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter FrostWolf ✭ August 21 Hello, I am planning on upgrading from a laptop (ASUS TUF FX505DU 15.6 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, Nvidia 1660Ti mobile, 32gb 2400mhz ram) to a desktop for gaming, the parts i picked out for this build and plan on buying in the next month are, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler: stock MOBO: MSI B550 MPG Gaming Carbon WiFi RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16gb (2x8) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL14 (might go w/32gb (4x8) instead of the 16gb (2x8)) GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil OC Triple Fan 8gb GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Crucial MX500GB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (main) SSD: Crucial MX1TB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (storage) PSU: PowerSpec 850w 80+ Gold ATX Fully Modular CASE: Cooler Master NR600 MasterBox Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower CASE FANS: Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 ARGB x4 OS: Windows 10 Home 64 I already have the following parts MOUSE: Corsair Harpoon RGB (i have big hands and the multi button ones i end up hitting more then 1 at a time lol) KEYBOARD: Corsair K55  MONITOR: ASUS TUF Gaming VG27V 165hz 27" Curved I am open to any and all suggestions IF i should replace anything on this build or keep it the way it is.  The games i'm currently playing are ESO online, CoD Warzone, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo 3, World of Tanks, Star Wars the Old Republic, Crossout, Borderlands 2 and Fallout 4.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 24 FrostWolf said: Hello, I am planning on upgrading from a laptop (ASUS TUF FX505DU 15.6 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, Nvidia 1660Ti mobile, 32gb 2400mhz ram) to a desktop for gaming, the parts i picked out for this build and plan on buying in the next month are, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler: stock MOBO: MSI B550 MPG Gaming Carbon WiFi RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16gb (2x8) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL14 (might go w/32gb (4x8) instead of the 16gb (2x8)) GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil OC Triple Fan 8gb GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Crucial MX500GB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (main) SSD: Crucial MX1TB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (storage) PSU: PowerSpec 850w 80+ Gold ATX Fully Modular CASE: Cooler Master NR600 MasterBox Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower CASE FANS: Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 ARGB x4 OS: Windows 10 Home 64 I already have the following parts MOUSE: Corsair Harpoon RGB (i have big hands and the multi button ones i end up hitting more then 1 at a time lol) KEYBOARD: Corsair K55  MONITOR: ASUS TUF Gaming VG27V 165hz 27" Curved I am open to any and all suggestions IF i should replace anything on this build or keep it the way it is.  The games i'm currently playing are ESO online, CoD Warzone, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo 3, World of Tanks, Star Wars the Old Republic, Crossout, Borderlands 2 and Fallout 4.  It's a solid build all around, the only thing I'd probably change would be going up to DDR4-3600 for your memory since 3600 is the sweetspot for third generation Ryzen CPUs.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter dancer4949 ✭ August 25 Hi! I'm looking to build a custom desktop, primarily for gaming (some other work, but no demanding video rendering or creative stuff). I have no budget, so I just want to make sure I'm getting the best products for what I need. This is my list so far, do you have any thoughts on it? CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4x16GB) DDR4-3600 CL 16 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive, Seagate barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5' 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (2 of them) Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB AMP MAXX Video Card Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AE-7 32-bit 384 kHz Sound Card Case Fan: ARTIC 56.3 CFM 120 mm fan, ARCTIC 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan (5 pack) Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse I've never built a custom computer, so all thoughts and advice is appreciated! Thank you! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 25 dancer4949 said: Hi! I'm looking to build a custom desktop, primarily for gaming (some other work, but no demanding video rendering or creative stuff). I have no budget, so I just want to make sure I'm getting the best products for what I need. This is my list so far, do you have any thoughts on it? CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4x16GB) DDR4-3600 CL 16 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive, Seagate barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5' 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (2 of them) Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB AMP MAXX Video Card Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AE-7 32-bit 384 kHz Sound Card Case Fan: ARTIC 56.3 CFM 120 mm fan, ARCTIC 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan (5 pack) Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse I've never built a custom computer, so all thoughts and advice is appreciated! Thank you! If you're primarily gaming and your other tasks will be things like general office or schoolwork, then I'd recommend switching off that Ryzen 9 3950X to a more reasonable Intel offering. The 3950X is a beast of a CPU and obviously can game very well, but it's a 16-core part that's really targeted at people using it for workstation/production scenarios and Intel's higher end offerings will still hold the edge in gaming. Obviously in that budget you can easily fit in the 10900k so that's the one I would look at.  64GB of RAM is also MASSIVE overkill unless you're doing something that is specifically extremely RAM intensive. Even 32GB would be huge overkill, as 16GB is more than enough for gaming and running multiple other programs at the same time. You could easily take some of that RAM budget and replace one or both of those hard drives with SSDs instead.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Krista ✭ August 29 I have some questions about having a PC built for my daughter.  She's an animation major at College for Creative Studies. They use Maya Autodesk and Adobe video editing such as premier and after effects. We need something fast and able to handle this type of software. She currently has a MacBook pro, and it can't handle Maya at all. We were considering buying a iMac pro however reading on that I don't believe it would be a good idea. We are not looking for an entry-level PC, we want something high end that will last her 4 yrs of college. This is our first time doing this, and not sure what we will need. TIA 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 29 edited August 29 Krista said: I have some questions about having a PC built for my daughter.  She's an animation major at College for Creative Studies. They use Maya Autodesk and Adobe video editing such as premier and after effects. We need something fast and able to handle this type of software. She currently has a MacBook pro, and it can't handle Maya at all. We were considering buying a iMac pro however reading on that I don't believe it would be a good idea. We are not looking for an entry-level PC, we want something high end that will last her 4 yrs of college. This is our first time doing this, and not sure what we will need. TIA Do you know what kind of workloads she'll be using within Maya Autodesk and Premier/After Effects? If she's doing a lot of rendering, then we'll want to be targeting a high core/thread count CPU, but if she's not rendering and is focused solely on design/animation instead, higher single-core speeds will be the target for Maya. After Effects and Premier historically have preferred high single-core speeds as opposed to multi-threaded as well, though AMD's high core count offerings are still very competitive on that front, and this still does depend on workload. Do you know if she'll be working with 4K, 6K, or 8K projects, and if she'll be doing a lot of exporting with Premiere? Also, what kind of budget are you working with? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Kayvon_1 ✭ September 7 edited September 7 Hello, I am about to purchase my pc parts off of amazon and before I do I just want to check if all my parts are compatible with each other and if they are not any can you recommend any parts that would fit. I typically play Modern Warfare and GTA. Below are all my parts.  SSD: addlink S70 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive Read 3,400MB/s/Write 3,000MB/s Motherboard: MSI Performance Gaming Intel Coffee Lake B360 LGA 1151 DDR4 Onboard Graphics CFX ATX Motherboard (B360 Gaming Plus) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit – White (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W)   Graphic Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 128 Bit PCI-E Graphic Card (GV-N105TD5-4GD)   Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler   Power Supply:  600W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze, GAMEMAX VP-600-M-RGB   PC Case: NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-W1 - Compact ATX Mid -Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Integrated RGB Lighting - White/Black CPU Cooler: Pccooler GI-D66A CPU Cooler Moonlight Series | Dual Silent CPU PWM Fan 120mm | E-Sports Plexiglass Top Cover Sync with ARGB Lights | 6 Direct Contact Heat Pipes for Intel Core i7/i5/i3, AMD Series 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 7 Kayvon_1 said: Hello, I am about to purchase my pc parts off of amazon and before I do I just want to check if all my parts are compatible with each other and if they are not any can you recommend any parts that would fit. I typically play Modern Warfare and GTA. Below are all my parts.  SSD: addlink S70 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive Read 3,400MB/s/Write 3,000MB/s Motherboard: MSI Performance Gaming Intel Coffee Lake B360 LGA 1151 DDR4 Onboard Graphics CFX ATX Motherboard (B360 Gaming Plus) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit – White (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W)   Graphic Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 128 Bit PCI-E Graphic Card (GV-N105TD5-4GD)   Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler   Power Supply:  600W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze, GAMEMAX VP-600-M-RGB   PC Case: NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-W1 - Compact ATX Mid -Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Integrated RGB Lighting - White/Black CPU Cooler: Pccooler GI-D66A CPU Cooler Moonlight Series | Dual Silent CPU PWM Fan 120mm | E-Sports Plexiglass Top Cover Sync with ARGB Lights | 6 Direct Contact Heat Pipes for Intel Core i7/i5/i3, AMD Series Your motherboard and CPU are not compatible. You chose an AMD processor, but paired with with an Intel motherboard.  If you're going for an AMD Ryzen processor, the types of motherboards you want will be the B450, B550 and X570 motherboards.  Something else I'd throw out there is that if you want to go AMD, for gaming I'd recommend the Ryzen 5 3600 instead. It's quite a bit cheaper than the 3700X or 3800X while having basically the same gaming performance, and you could take that extra budget and put it into something else like a more powerful video card.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter MerlEM ✭ September 12 edited September 12 I need help/advice on what parts to get for a gaming pc. I am planning to get it build at micro center. I will be playing games like valorant, league of legends and fornite, doing school work, maybe some video editing. Maybe also a little streaming. My budget is below 1000. I want fast, no lagging, and lasts for a long time/able to upgrade. I have to buy a pc soon, I would appreciate it if someone could respond quickly. Thank you. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 12 MerlEM said: I need help/advice on what parts to get for a gaming pc. I am planning to get it build at micro center. I will be playing games like valorant, league of legends and fornite, doing school work, maybe some video editing. Maybe also a little streaming. My budget is below 1000. I want fast, no lagging, and lasts for a long time/able to upgrade. I have to buy a pc soon, I would appreciate it if someone could respond quickly. Thank you. If you're doing video editing, I think our safest bet in terms of value is a Ryzen system. I would do something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f214ee1a-f035-4de9-bd1d-c2d172ec3c2f The 2060 KO video card I included is really a placeholder. I think $300 is the right spot for a video card for this budget, and with the RTX 3000 series hitting shelves soon we're likely to see some pretty big price cuts for the current hardware and at $300 there will likely be some more powerful cards once the new ones are available.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jackson ✭ September 13 edited September 14 I am going to try and build my first pc. I am thinking about making it more high end for video editing and am wondering if these parts are compatible. I am also wondering if I actually need things like the sound card or the wireless network adapter or if there are better parts I could use for the same price. I am open to any suggestions or help. CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950x GHz 16-core Processor $700 CPU cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid Cooler $145 Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard $380 Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (32x2)  Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB $90 Video Card: GEFORCE RTX 3080 $700 Case: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 $270 Operating System: Windows 10 pro Sound Card: Creative Labs z PCle 24-bit 96kHz sound card $85 Wireless network adapter: Belkin AE6000 $50 UPS: CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD $120 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jackson ✭ September 17 Is this still an active forum? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 18 Jackson said: Is this still an active forum? Yes! We've been pretty overwhelmed with discussion about the RTX 3000 series cards, I apologize for the delay in getting back to you here.  As for your build.  Jackson said: I am going to try and build my first pc. I am thinking about making it more high end for video editing and am wondering if these parts are compatible. I am also wondering if I actually need things like the sound card or the wireless network adapter or if there are better parts I could use for the same price. I am open to any suggestions or help. CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950x GHz 16-core Processor $700 CPU cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid Cooler $145 Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard $380 Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (32x2)  Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB $90 Video Card: GEFORCE RTX 3080 $700 Case: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 $270 Operating System: Windows 10 pro Sound Card: Creative Labs z PCle 24-bit 96kHz sound card $85 Wireless network adapter: Belkin AE6000 $50 UPS: CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD $120 Everything here is compatible and I think you made great choices overall if you're going for high-end workstation type build like this. You don't need a sound card or wireless network adapter, since sound and WiFi are built into the motherboard. If you're doing audio work a separate sound card could possibly be useful if it has extra features or connectivity a motherboard wouldn't typically have, but otherwise it's unnecessary.  I noticed you didn't include a power supply in that list, I'd recommend a nice 750W or 850W Gold or Platinum certified PSU, something like a Seasonic Focus or EVGA Supernova.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Mr_Duck ✭ September 21 Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 21 Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Mr_Duck ✭ September 21 edited September 21 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter «123456» Go Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Which RAM — Micro Center Which RAM XeroDusk ✭ April 22 in Help Choosing Parts Okay I really wanna know the difference in between these 2 sticks of RAM. Can someone help me? They both have the same MHz and memory Speeds Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2D3600C18 - Black and Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 C18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2Z3600 - Black 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin April 22 Hello @XeroDusk! Welcome to the Community.  From what I can see, the difference is that the slightly more expensive one has ever-so-slightly better RAM timings on it's overclock profile. Realistically it won't make much of a difference unless you're really into overclocking your memory and like to play around with those. If all you plan to do is put it in your computer and just roll with the default XMP settings, go with the less expensive kit.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Upgrade sons custom PC — Micro Center Upgrade sons custom PC 5ZFamily ✭ May 11 in Help Choosing Parts Hi, I’m looking to upgrade my sons PC. He seems to have burnt out his SSD at least once and definitely has had some glitching issues. He has been teaching himself to play around with Linux coding. He’s been asking for a Lighting upgrade for his bday and I’m wondering if I should get him a water cooling kit. Or if anyone recommends any other sort of colourful lighting upgrades. We built his PC last year for his birthday and now looking to add upgrades for his birthday this year (Thursday). Current PC build:  -Crucial 240GB BX500 2.5 SSD -AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor  -Vega 56 Red Dragon graphics card -SEAGATE 2TB BARRACUDA 3.5" HD -COOLMAST MASTERLIQUID ML120R RGB Fans -CORSAIR CXM 650W 80+B SM PSU  -GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard  -COOLMAST MASTERBOX LITE5 case 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin May 11 Hello @5ZFamily, welcome to the Micro Center Community! There are definitely different ways to add lighting to your build!  You can do internal LED Strips like Corsair's Lightning Node Pro.  I use these ones personally since my entire build is all Corsair so everything is synced.. but it was also super easy to install and set up.  Each strip uses magnets and attaches straight to the case itself.  Another option would be external LED strips like Kingwin's Flexible LED strips.  Adding these around the desk or on the back of your monitor and it makes for some great ambiance.  I would advise against the Corsair external strips here, as I use them and although they look great, getting them setup and mounted was pretty frustrating.. and they still sorta fall.   I would be careful with picking up a watercooling kit, you need to make sure the kit you have supports the gear and socket.  It will also require maintenance compared to an AIO like your current setup.    0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter 5ZFamily ✭ May 11 Thank you!  Looking into the lights now. We are updating our wifi from 100/100 to 950/950, so we are hopeful that it’ll help with the glitching.  I’m not sure if the computer is overheating, because of the way he uses it, because the SSD had to be replaced.  Is there anything to add to help keep it on the cooler side? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin May 11 I would double check if the computer is overheating first by running a program that can monitor CPU temps.  Something like Open Hardware Monitor will work.  If you are seeing high temps, something like 85-90 degrees Celcius, I would consider doing a reapplication of thermal paste before upgrading the cooler completely.  What kind of games or activities are being done that causes the glitchiness?  Cause a 120mm AIO should be fine for the 2600 assuming it's running non-overclocked.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter 5ZFamily ✭ May 11 What’s the difference between the Corsair Commander Pro and the Lighting node pro? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter 5ZFamily ✭ May 11 And then the corsair iCue LS100 Smart lighting Strip? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin May 11 I am the Corsair expert on our staff, I can definitely help you out.   The main difference between the Commander Pro and the Lightning Node Pro is that the Commander Pro has added features.  It's actually the Lightning Node Pro and a Fan Hub and a Thermal Sensor all in one device.  It then plugs via USB into your motherboard and can all be controlled/monitored via Corsair's iCUE.  The Lightning Node Pro will only power RGB and make RGB controllable.  It just won't control fan speeds or monitor temperatures.  The Lightning Node Pro however, will come with 4 LED magnetized strips, the Commander Pro just comes with the Commander Pro.   The LS100 are the new external LED lights that are made mainly to be placed on the back of a monitor.  They illuminate great and work with the iCUE software however I found using the magnetic stickers to mount it difficult and frustrating to set up.   If you want to control any Corsair RGB Fans or LEDs and getting them synced with other Corsair products, you will need to use either a Commander Pro or Lightning Node Pro. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter 5ZFamily ✭ May 15 I bought the commander pro, which looks like it’s mainly the controller, but I think I need to go back and buy the lightning node as well, for the additional lights? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin May 15 @5ZFamily Did you purchase Corsair RGB Fans to pair with your Commander Pro?  If not, it doesn't really do much by itself since it is also a Lightning Node Pro and a Fan Hub built in one.  If you only plan on doing the LED Strips, you only really need the Lightning Node Pro as it will come with everything you need to get it the LED Strips to be controlled by software.  The Commander Pro shines when you are running Corsair RGB Fans as it provides 6 Fan Headers and can control the Fan speeds.   Both the Commander Pro and the Lightning Node Pro allow you to control the RGB Fans/LED Strips, the Commander Pro just lets you add more Fans and control their speeds through the iCUE Software.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter 5ZFamily ✭ May 15 Are the Corsair rgb fans better/nicer looking than what I currently have (coolermaster)? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin May 15 They offer a lot more control and the nicer ones have a lot more RGBs inside.  A lot of people will say the LL120s are some of the best RGB fans out there since it has two rings of RGB, 12 individual lights on the outer ring, and 4 lights in the middle section for a total of 16.  Each can be adjusted in iCUE as well.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin May 15 I made this and I hope this helps with wiring concerns if you have any.   Black Lines = Connections for the LED Strips Red Lines = RGB Connections for the RGB for the Fans Green Lines = Fan Connections for the Fans The LED Strips will plug directly into either the Lightning Node Pro or Commander Pro The RGB Fans NEED to plug into Corsairs RGB Fan Hub (Which comes with any multi pack of Corsair Fans) and then that can also either go into the Lightning Node Pro or the Commander Pro.   The Fans can also directly plug into the Commander Pro for powering the actual Fan and controlling the speed.   If you only want the LED Strips and to make them controllable, I would recommend returning the Commander Pro and just getting the Lightning Node Pro kit.  If you plan on getting Corsair Fans, depending on how many Fan Headers are on your motherboard, you may want to keep your Commander Pro.  Keep in mind, the Triple Packs for Corsair Fans will also come with a Lightning Node Pro to control the RGB, you just want to make sure you have enough Fan Headers on the motherboard if you do not have the Commander Pro.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Help finishing my wishlist — Micro Center Help finishing my wishlist Geo ✭ November 10 in Help Choosing Parts I picked out a bunch of pieces for a new pc I want to make, but i could use some help finishing what i want/need to add to my wishlist. I'm sparing no expense and the items that come to mind that i have left to pick are the ssd cards, power supply anything additional that would be needed for a water cool system, and what ever else I don't know/remember needing, I picked out the motherboard, CPU, GPU, ram and a case 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 10 Hey @Geo What parts have you selected thus far? I'd recommend using our Custom PC Builder as it will check compatibilities for you while you add your parts to your wishlist! Looking forward to your reply! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Geo ✭ November 10 MSI X570 MEG Godlike AMD AM4 eATX Motherboard,ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Strix Overclocked Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics I considered a 3090 but it's probably unnecessary,Corsair Obsidian 1000D RGB Tempered Glass eATX Super-Tower Case, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual-Channel I also considered trident but I havent made a pc in a while so I'm not sure if there is a major difference, or if one is more reliable than the other. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor, also sorry for the text I copy and pasted from my wishlist. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 10 Okay, what budget did you have in mind for this build? Also what do you plan to do with it? What performance targets are you looking to meet? What monitor are you pairing this build with? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Geo ✭ November 11 I'll be getting the monitors later. As for what I'll do with it, I'll stream, game, record on it. As for my budget for this month itlls be around 4500 but I'm also fine with getting more parts in December so I can extend it up to 8000 or so if I dont get everything I want in one go. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 11 I'd recommend speaking with our BYO associates in the store. They'd be able to provide the best recommendations and walk you through your build while in the store. However, with a budget of 4500, you should be set for any build you can think of. I'd recommend an 850 Watt PSU, an M.2 SSD, and a 240mm AIO unless you'd like to go with a custom loop. https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966654+795&Ntt=&prt=&sku_list=&Ntx=&Ntk=all&Nr= https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294945779+4294809042&Ntt=&prt=&sku_list=&Ntx=&Ntk=all&Nr= https://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966904/water-cooling-kits Hope this helps. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article HDMI No Signal — Micro Center HDMI No Signal Squai ✭ May 12 in Technical Support Questions Just recently finished building my pc. Everything seems to work except HDMI. When I plug in a monitor or tv with a HDMI it shows no signal. I also was able to use a monitor that uses dvi and that works. I plugged the hdmi to the graphics card and the mother board and still no signal. I downloaded the drives for my graphics card and still no resolution.  Here is my build.  Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card Samsung 860 QVO 1TB SSD 4-bit QLC V-NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT 240mm Water Cooling Kit Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit  ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Squai ✭ May 12 Don't know how to delet but issue resolved 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSKyleH admin May 14 Hello @Squai, i am glad your issue is resolved, but do you mind sharing what you did to correct your issue? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Is there a difference between the PSUs with these SKUs? — Micro Center Is there a difference between the PSUs with these SKUs? PrairieProf Minnesota ✭ June 9 in Power Supplies Is there a difference between the PSUs with these SKUs?  402404  PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply PowerSpec power supplies provide the ideal balance of price and performance. The PS 650BSM provides 650W of continuous power. Rated 80+ Bronze for greater than 82% efficiency. Semi-Modular cables for flexibility that are fully sleeved. Includes a 135mm fan for quiet operation. Full 5 year warranty included. 992271 PowerSpec RGB 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Semi-Modular Power Supply PowerSpec power supplies provide the ideal balance of price and performance. The PSU provides 650W of continuous power. Rated 80+ Bronze for greater than 82% efficiency. Fixed cables that are fully sleeved. Includes a 135mm fan for quiet operation. Both have very similar descriptions, but only one is in stock. Thanks! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 9 The only difference is that SKU 992271 has an RGB fan that lights up, whereas the other one does not. They are otherwise going to function the same.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Everything ICUE - Micro Center Build — Micro Center Everything ICUE - Micro Center Build System admin July 8 edited July 8 in Your Completed Builds Everything ICUE - Micro Center Build 2020 was the right time to completely overhaul my Gaming Rig. As an RGB fan and a Corsair fanboy through and through I decided to go all in. As a Microcenter employee there was no better place to get everything I needed all at once than my own store in Read the full story here 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments mmiller2 admin July 8 Wow! Looks great! Is this your first AMD build or was your previous build AMD as well? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter MScanlon ✭ July 8 My last build was also AMD cpu, but it was a while ago with the FX-8350 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New to PC building, 1'st PC build, budget around $2,000 — Micro Center New to PC building, 1'st PC build, budget around $2,000 Peter ✭ April 1 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, I am a novice computer expert (but graduated from Youtube University) so I am asking for your guidance. I have a flexible budget that can go up to around $5,000 and need everything(including software, keyboard, lighting, etc.) so don't be afraid if the price gets high. I would like the PC to take the high priority on the budget and can always go back for all the peripherals later. I consider myself a gamer that would like to play everything, League of Legends, Apex, Fortnite, The Witcher, GTA, Far Cry, FIFA, Rocket League, COD, etc., without any problems. I would like to make it water cooled but I not sure if that is a great decision for my first build( maintenance/issues that I will not know the answer to), please let me know what you think. I am not sure what color scheme yet but will probably prefer black or white with accents of red or blue. I would like to be playing in 1440p on high settings. I possibly will consider streaming in the future but not for another year or so. My work is primarily Microsoft office based and not too intensive like video or graphic design.  Thanks for the future guidance!!! 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Coneyman3 ✭ April 1 Welcome to the club. Like you, I was a novice and just built a gaming PC recently. Check out my thread on what I went with for a comfortable first build, https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2336/first-time-build-mostly-gaming-micro-center-build#latest.  To get comfortable with the process I looked up the manuals for the components I bought ahead of time, mainly the motherboard, case, and cooler, to ensure I knew exactly how it was going to come together. Between watching Bitwit's YouTube video and doing that reading ahead, the build process went without a hitch. Do some of research on AMD vs Intel so you get what you want. Some sites mention that Intel is coming out with a new chip soon, so make sure you are aware of that. As for water cooled...I didn't feel comfortable enough to do that on the first go around. The air coolers or AIO's are a good way to go if you don't have all the answers for a water-cooled system. Once you get your system up and running, you'll feel a lot more comfortable going back in to make upgrades in the future if needed. Good luck and have fun with it.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TheITDad ✭✭ April 7 So I didn't go full on 5k for this build but it includes your dual monitors, a nice keyboard and mouse combo (no mousepad because there are lots of printed options all over the web so go have fun).  I also put 4 extra fans in the build, now they aren't RGB but that's because a two pack of non RGB is 40 bucks, while a single RGB one is 44, and a 3 pack is 130.  So up to you if you want to spring for the unicorn rainbow effects.  But the monitors on this setup are real nice and run at high refresh rate and low latency.  Now I did an AMD build so if you want to go intel just replace the mobo and cpu with comparable intel substitutes.  But here is the build, hope you have fun. Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=8b31edff-d4ce-486d-b208-f396de4e9348 CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Matisse 3.8GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($399.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WI-FI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($189.99 EACH) RAM: (1) G.Skill Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL15 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C15D-16GTZ - Black ($154.99 EACH) Case: (1) Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black ($139.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) Seasonic USA Focus Plus 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($129.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Dual-Fan 11GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card ($1,099.99 EACH) M.2 SSD: (1) WD Black SN750 1TB SSD 3D V-NAND PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x 4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive ($154.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) WD Black Performance 4TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($164.99 EACH) Water Cooling Kits: (1) Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT 240mm Water Cooling Kit ($129.99 EACH) Operating System: (1) Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ($139.99 EACH) Keyboard: (1) Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB PassThrough & Media Controls - Tactile & Quiet- Cherry MX Brown - RGB LED Backlit ($144.99 EACH) Mouse: (1) Corsair IRONCLAW Wireless RGB - FPS and MOBA Gaming Mouse - 18,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Sub-1 ms Slipstream Wireless ($89.99 EACH) Monitors: (2) MSI Optix AG32C 31.5" Full HD 165Hz DVI HDMI DP FreeSync Curved LED Gaming Monitor ($269.99 EACH) Case Fans: (2) Corsair ML120 Magnetic Levitation 120mm Case Fan - Twin Pack ($39.99 EACH) Total: $3,559.84 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Help with 465x case? — Micro Center Help with 465x case? DutchxPR ✭ April 25 in Cases and Cooling So i have a corsair icue 465x case and the issue I'm having is top mounting my h100i aio. Rad fits but fans dont. My ram is too tall and blocks the second fan from being mounted. I was wondering if the corsair vengeance ram would be shorter enough to allow me to top mount my aio. Or should I return the case and get another one? X570 aorus elite Ryzen 7 3800x Rtx 2080ti aorus extreme G.skill trident z 3600 32gb cl16 Wd black 500gb nvme Seagate barracuda 2Tb hdd Evga supernova 750w 80+gold Corsair h100i 240mm aio Corsair icue 465x mid tower Msi 1440p 144hz optix mag321cqr 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TS_BryantA admin April 29 @DutchxPR Good afternoon and thank you for your question! Unfortunately we do not have a listing of size specifications for the ram we currently have in stock, but shorter ram may be able to assist. I would advise taking measurements of your current ram, and them measure how much room is needed to help with mounting clearance. Once you have this information available, if you come to one of our store locations one of our Sales Consultants would be happy to check these measurements in store with you to confirm if the ram swap would work, or if a new case is required.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter NYCHitman1 ✭ May 11 @DutchxPR I had the same problem with my RAM (Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro). I ended up having to front mount my radiator (same as yours), which was not ideal, but also not the end of the world. Hope this helps. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Does anyone have Corsair H100i RGB Platinum + G.Skill Trident Z Neo RAM? — Micro Center Does anyone have Corsair H100i RGB Platinum + G.Skill Trident Z Neo RAM? NYCHitman1 ✭ May 12 in Help Choosing Parts If so, does the RAM clear the gap to fit between the DIMM slot and the radiator fan(s)? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers TSTonyV admin May 12 What kind of case do you have? If the radiator and fans are down far enough that the RAM slots are going to be partially covered, even the shortest RAM is going to be too tall to fit. That said, cases designed for a top radiator mount should have enough clearance unless the radiator you have is particularly thick.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter NYCHitman1 ✭ May 12 edited May 12 @TSTonyV Hi Tony -- appreciate the response! My case is the Corsair iCUE 465X. I could always move the radiator to the front and the issue would more or less be resolved. I was just curious if anyone was able to achieve this while being top mounted. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin May 12 No, you're not going to have any clearance issues with the radiator and fans being mounted in the top. There should be plenty of space to be able to remove them as well. Now what will be an issue is the 8 pin CPU power in the top left. That's going to be hard to get to after you install the radiator. I plug that in before installing the radiator. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter NYCHitman1 ✭ May 12 TSMikeW said: No, you're not going to have any clearance issues with the radiator and fans being mounted in the top. There should be plenty of space to be able to remove them as well. Now what will be an issue is the 8 pin CPU power in the top left. That's going to be hard to get to after you install the radiator. I plug that in before installing the radiator. That's generally speaking one of the first things I plug in since those 8-pin power ports are in awkward spaces, mostly. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need Help if all parts are good and correct — Micro Center Need Help if all parts are good and correct Abdull ✭ August 24 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice on if of all my parts are compatible with one another, also if this would be a good PC build, I'm young so if anyone can give me pointers on how all parts fit in well together and if these parts hold a specific task in the right way. All I am looking for is excellent cooling, great storage, really well graphics and speeds. I'm OK with some noise though but it would help me if it were a little quite but also really good cooling on my CPU like i said before i just want some pointer on how i can better my PC build. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b31ad315-1751-4d77-a743-7edc9e86b3c9 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin August 24 Hello @Abdull Everything looks great in the build!  Caught me a bit off guard when I read you were young and had quite the monster build haha.   I am personally a giant Corsair fanatic, and I see you have a good amount of Corsair Parts, may I persuade you to switch your RAM to Corsair as well so that everything is managed via the iCUE Software?  I do agree that the TridentZs are nicer looking but it's also convenient to have all RGB controls in one program than two.  I do think the processor is a bit higher than the GPU and you would do fine with a slightly lower processor like a 3700X or 3800X.  Unless you are doing a lot of processes that benefit with the extra cores like streaming or editing.   Another thing to keep in mind is that your Corsair AIO will have thermal paste on it preapplied, and it's pretty good thermal paste.  You do not want to mix it with another thermal paste.  I do advise getting the other thermal paste in the case you take off your cooler at all.   Lastly regarding the Corsair RGB System, it can be a lot of wiring, and cable management is a bit more difficult for newer builders.  It's not tough, but if you have any questions or need help setting up the Corsair RGB System, hit me up here, I can definitely help out!  Also... although more pricey... Corsair Peripherals for the whole set 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Can the corsair ll120 three pack with lighting node pro work with gigabyte z390 pro wifi? — Micro Center Can the corsair ll120 three pack with lighting node pro work with gigabyte z390 pro wifi? Prathik ✭ September 27 in Help Choosing Parts i have heard that the corsair ll120 fans need 5v fan headers to power. is that true can someone tell me if it is true or not. and secondly if it is true, i cant seem to find any info on if the gigabyte z390 pro wifi has 12v fan headers or 5v! I JUST NEED TO KNOW IF THAT MOTHERBOARD WORKS WITH 6 CORSAIR LL120 FANS!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin September 27 Greetings @Prathik Yes. RGB is 12V, ARGB(Addressable) is 5V. So you would look to see what RGB headers your motherboard has. This board has RGB headers labelled LED_C# and addressable headers labeled D_LED#. So you would be able to run RGB or ARGB lighting strips or fans. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Prathik ✭ September 28 yes but the rgb part is connected to the lighting node pro but the actual power comes from the 4 pin PWM FAN HEADERS on the motherboard right? Or you at least need the fan headers to plug the fans into since they have two cables, one for the hub and one for the fan headers on your motherboard. I'm asking if my motherboard supports 6 of these corsair ll120 fans. the way you can tell is by first looking at how many fan slots there are and then seeing if they are compatible with my fans because, for example, the fan headers could be like 5 volts when the fans may need 12 volts of power. another example is if I only have 5 fan headers instead of 6 for all 6 fans please let me know with a detailed response thank you. and could you explain how the corsair ll120 fan three pack works? the other three fans come with the corsair 465x case. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Prathik ✭ September 28 i dont think the fans plug into a rgb header on the motherboard i think they plug into a fan header 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin September 28 @Prathik That's correct. With an RGB case fan you're going to have a 12v power for the fan, 3 pin 4 pin PWM. Then you'll have a seperate cable that's RGB or ARGB. They both will connect to separate headers or controllers. So look at your D_LED1-2 for the RGB connectors and the SYS/CHA_FAN headers for the fans. You can use the AIO, CPU_OPT and W_PUMP as well. The latter is just a port that provides more amperage for a D5. D5's draw about 2A. Most fan headers are rated at about 1A. 120MM fans tend to average about 300mA. You can by breakout cables or splitters, to run multiple fans, by either RGB or power off of one header. I'd keep it at 3 per SYS/CHA  header to stay under 1A draw. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin September 28 Hello @Prathik Just to clarify, as someone who has a lot of experience with Corsair Fans... being a Corsair Fan myself, the motherboard will not support 6 Fans without the use of splitters or a Fan Controller.  They are standard fan plugs, 4 Pin PWM.  I highly recommend getting a Corsair Commander Pro as it is a 6 Fan Controller with a built in Lightning Node Pro so it can also manage your RGB.  Corsair's RGB Wires are proprietary and can only plug into the Corsair RGB Hub.  This Corsair RGB Hub will give RGB and it can be addressable if you connect the Corsair RGB Hub to a Lightning Node Pro or a Commander Pro.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Prathik ✭ September 28 Alright I will get a commander pro but can you tell me how it works exactly like how it powers itself, how it powers the fans, how the fans get rgb, how the speed is controlled? That’s my first question my second question is if instead of plugging one of the Case fans into the motherboard fan headers, could I just plug it into commander pro and how does all this stuff work? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin September 28 @Prathik The Commander Pro will connect to your motherboard through a USB 2.0 Header.  The Commander Pro is also powered by SATA, and will power all the Fans and RGB.  Since it is connected to your USB 2.0, if you open up your iCUE, you can control fan speeds and colors through that software.  I recommend plugging ALL fans into your Commander Pro.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Thoughts on what could be the problem? — Micro Center Thoughts on what could be the problem? evL ✭ July 25 in CPU's, Memory and Motherboards I was stuck on a boot loop with a EVGA 1200w P2 PSU intially.. it wasn't posting AT ALL.. so what i did was unplug the network adapter, my keyboard + mouse etc. to get it to post.. and even then it was having issues.. did a cmos clear multiple times.. (this was the only way to get it to post).. I could only get it to post with a cmos clear and only with just the m2 drive in and all other sata drives unplugged (the ssds and hdd). ---- sata6 and something else is disabled when you have m2 installed if im not mistaken (but i've just got 4 slots taken anyway if i were to plug them in) --also this is on a fresh copy of w10, i also disabled wake device up on network adapters, usb, etc. in device manager and disabled fast boot.. bc even when trying to shut off the computer, the only way to actually shut it off was to pull out the plug bc the fans and led would remain on.. problem is.. the only way to actually boot was to have that "standby' mode on to boot.. the computer has issues coming out of a cold boot for whatever reason.. anyway, after a few days of doing this i got fed up and returned the PSU.. (this was after troubleshooting .. updating bios, installing drivers, testing each ram stick, etc.) also noticed my AIO wasnt turning on sometimes and  that it wasn't being detected on device manager.. anyway, tried with a Corsair RM750x, and the computer was able to power up successfully but without the thunderbolt expansion that was included with the mobo.. so i returned the psu and got the Corsair RM1000x.. I was able to power up fine.. again without the thunderbolt expansion.. was happy that it could power up all my drives. so i wanted to test XMP with the AI optimized settings from bios.. Here were the benchmarks for it, https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/31033022 (i'm aware its not a good benchmark) Results were fine but, when i restarted the computer, i noticed the RGB on my fans didn't turn on. And so after noticing that, I shut down the computer and hit the I/O switch in the back.. then powered the computer back on.. the LCD on the kraken z73 didn't power on this time (this also happened alot with the previous PSU), and the RGB on the fans also didn't turn on but it was still spinning.. windows icue  didn't detect the lightning node connected this time either but still detected the commander pro So what I did to power the lcd and fans back on was to boot back up into windows, and shut down ( so that it could get into that "stand-by" mode.. THEN start up the computer again to get things in working order is this a mobo issue? power issue? or? please advise -----I have both 8-pin EPS connectors plugged in, and the 24 pin .. my monitors r running both 240hz and 144hz Bios 0607 CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  CPU Cooler: NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME EATX LGA1200 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory Storage: OCZ Agility 3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  Storage: Hitachi Deskstar NAS 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID GAMING Video Card   Case: Lian Li O11D XL-X ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply   Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  Case Accessory: Corsair Commander Pro + Lightning Node Monitor: Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor   Monitor: Acer Predator XB2 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor  Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin July 26 The power supply issue is certainly unusual. The EVGA Supernova's are generally very good units, and it's a single rail 12V power supply. We'd have to assume it's just defective. Regarding the powering off issue, this is a hibernate issue based on the sound of it. Remember, with Windows 10 shutdown is a deep sleep state really. Disable your hibernate or fast startup. Disabling hibernate disable fast startup, as that's the feature it's using. See if this eliminates the issue for you. You can do so via Power Options or via elevated command line. powercfg -h off 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter evL ✭ July 26 TSMikeW said: The power supply issue is certainly unusual. The EVGA Supernova's are generally very good units, and it's a single rail 12V power supply. We'd have to assume it's just defective. Regarding the powering off issue, this is a hibernate issue based on the sound of it. Remember, with Windows 10 shutdown is a deep sleep state really. Disable your hibernate or fast startup. Disabling hibernate disable fast startup, as that's the feature it's using. See if this eliminates the issue for you. You can do so via Power Options or via elevated command line. powercfg -h off yep, i've already done that unfortunately.. starting to wonder if 1000w just doesn't cut it or if it's just a bad bios setting 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin July 26 System should run on much less than 1000W. And if that's the issue, you're more likely to encounter crashes or freezing at load, than these random issues your mentioning that sound like hibernate or maybe selective suspend issues. You could try that if the issues detecting the RGB controller persist. Through all of this and when failing to POST with the thunderbolt connected, what QCodes are you seeing? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.