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Community Article Ryzen 3300x — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Ryzen 3300x Zack ✭ May 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hello, is the store going to get a shipment of the new 3300x? Also if I buy a motherboard that needs a bios update how much does it cost to have micro center do it for me?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 2020 Zack said: Hello, is the store going to get a shipment of the new 3300x? Also if I buy a motherboard that needs a bios update how much does it cost to have micro center do it for me?  Greetings. We expect a shipment soon but are not sure on an exact stock time. To check our latest stock/availability, visit www.microcenter.com, select your local Micro Center at the top of the page and you can view the stock of your nearest Micro Center. Store stock is updated regularly during business hours online. Our store service team can provide a BIOS update for $30.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin May 2020 Hello @Luke, welcome to the Micro Center Community!  The 3300X is already released, we are still looking to get them in stock however.  Due to the current situations, we do not have an ETA for when we will be getting them in stock, however I recommend checking our website frequently.  As soon as they come in stock, they should show up online on our website.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Also, are you planning on stocking the MSI MAG B550M Mortar Wifi motherboard? Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TSTonyV admin May 2020 Accepted Answer Hello @Rico! Welcome to the Community.  As of right now, we don't have anything specific on that front unfortunately. As new as the parts are, we can't promise anything. Hopefully they'll be in soon, but my best advice is to just check the website occasionally and pay attention to other retailers for availability, because they're not really available anywhere right now.  5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Rico ✭ May 2020 Thank you for the quick reply. I was just curious to see if you had them on pre-order of some sort. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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He also is a vr gamer and I would like to knopw if this is a good build for someone like him or not. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=4834ac2d-b6e0-4d71-9696-c94e1ba55a0b 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin September 2020 Hello @The_Wak_of_Zak I am assuming you are playing at 1080p, I recommend changing the 3400G to the Ryzen 3300X.  You also do not need the All-in-One Cooler as well as the Coolant.  The Coolant cannot even be used with the closed loop All-In-One Liquid Cooler.  Your Processor will come with it's own stock cooler that should be fine as long as you are not overclocking.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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I am keeping my large corsairs case, mouse, keyboard, hard drive, and monitor. Just need the internal stuff. I have limited funds: $800. Also like to expand into a SSD.  Thanks for your time. 16 gigs ram windows 10 home edition 64 bit intel core i7-2600k cpu @ 3.4ghz, 3401 Mhz, 4 cores, 8 logical processors Asustek motherboard, Sobertooth P67 rev 1.xx Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti, Msi Twin Frozr 2 Corsairs  Case (large case) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Firs things first, have you registered your copy of Windows 10 to a Microsoft account? If not, you should do that because it'll make it easier to re-use your copy, even if you do a hardware change you'll still probably be able to reactive if its registered.  Second, what kind of PSU do you have? I assume it's probably at least 500W, and you should be able to re-use it if it's not been causing any issues.  With a budget of $800, you could pretty easily get a nice upgrade for your GPU as well as your CPU, though the CPU will have to come with a new motherboard and RAM. This is probably what I'd go with: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a1b348a7-9a7c-411e-a898-c7f2e91f3211 The Ryzen 5 3600 is an all around great value, and you can pair it with a 2060 Super which will be a huge upgrade over a 560ti. If this is a little too close to your budget, you can drop down to a Ryzen 3 3300X for your CPU instead to leave a little more wiggle room, or switch out for a smaller SSD. The Ryzen 3 3300X is very similar to the i7-7700k from a few years ago if you want to get a good idea of what kind of performance to expect.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Hecmanstar ✭ July 2020 I got AX 850 Corsairs power supple 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 2020 If it's an 850W, then you will have more than enough to run what Tony linked above.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BubbleMax MN ✭ July 2020 Ian said: If it's an 850W, then you will have more than enough to run what Tony linked above.  Thats probably one of the largest understatements of 2020 o.o @Hecmanstar could if they want go as far as a 2070 Super with a CPU upgrade  and still would probs have about 200 watts plus of power head room  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Help choosing parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Help choosing parts PatrickM ✭ August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, I would like some help upgrading my PC that I bought on Amazon when it was on sale. I would like to upgrade some part but I do not know what parts to upgrade. I think I want to upgrade the graphics card but other than that I don't know yet. My budget for total upgrades is around $1,000. I couldn't use the PC builder to show what parts I have so I found a link where it lists the technical specs. Hope it helps.   https://www.pcgamebenchmark.com/cyberpowerpc-gamer-master-gma888a-gaming-pc-review 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 edited August 2020 The first two upgrades I would look at would be the CPU, GPU and RAM, but depending on how exactly you want to upgrade this could look different in a few ways. The link you posted says the chipset on the board is A320, so if you wanted to install a third-generation Ryzen CPU, you'd also need to replace the motherboard. You could install a different 1st or 2nd generation Ryzen CPU without needing to replace the board, so that might be a better option. Personally I'd look for something like the Ryzen 5  2600X or Ryzen 5 1600AF if you want to go that route, but we don't carry those anymore unfortunately. IF you're okay with replacing the board, you could look at the Ryzen 3 3300X + a B450 motherboard to pair with it.  Also, do you know what kind of PSU is in the system and what the power rating is for it? The R7 240 GPU is a low-profile card that doesn't require a lot of power, and the PSU will determine what kind of GPU we can install without replacing it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook PatrickM ✭ August 2020 I believe the PSU is 600 Watts - Standard 600Watts 80 Plus Gold Power Supply. I'm not entirely sure. I'm thinking of going the route of the Ryzen 3 3300X + a B450 motherboard. If I bring it in would someone be able to verify the PSU? As for the GPU does low-profile mean it wouldn't be able to run games like PUBG at 60 FPS? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 Low-profile just means it's a smaller card that occupies one slot,, and usually that means they're not all that powerful, which is true of the R7 240. It won't run PubG at 60FPS without drastically reducing your settings/resolution.  If the PSU is a 600W module then that leaves a lot of options open for the kind of GPU you can install. We could certainly verify if you brought it in to us, though you should be able to determine it yourself if you're willing to open up the side panels for your case and take a loot at the PSU. There should be labelling on it that shows it's power/rating.  A 3300X + B450 would be a great combination, I'l throw in a good word for the Ryzen 5 3600 as well since it's extremely close in price at our store right now and is more widely available. $1000 is nice budget just for upgrades, I would do something like this assuming the PSU is what you say and we can keep it: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=74aa7417-bbf0-42b4-91d1-6ec427ecb1e2 It does leave a little wiggle room if you do need to get a new PSU. If not, a 600W Gold PSU should definitely be enough for a 2070 Super which will be a massive upgrade over your current GPU and this would be able to run basically any game at 1080p/144FPS except maybe the most graphically intense AAA games currently available.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook PatrickM ✭ August 2020 Thank you so much! I'll be definitely be coming in sometime in the near future to get some much needed upgrades.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article $650 dollar pc — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts $650 dollar pc Efren ✭ September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts i put together these parts and im switching to pc and i want to now if this is a good build for me to run 100-144 fps on most games                                                                            https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a354d726-4bca-43d0-889d-6427ca4bd661 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 It's a solid build for ~$650, depending on what types of games you're playing you may not always be able to get 144FPS at max settings but 100-144FPS should be attainable in a wide variety of games for sure. Just keep in mind we no longer carry the Ryzen 5 1600 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Efren ✭ September 2020 do you have any suggestions on a good $700-$800 pc that could run 144 fps 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 If you up your budget a bit you could go with a better CPU like the Ryzen 3 3300X or Ryzen 5 3600 which would more reliably get you to 144FPS, that's the only major thing I'd change.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts JakeR ✭ September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. I am trying to get the best parts for the lowest price, should I make any adjustments to this list? https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=442d6ed3-e86c-4145-aa76-48312caffc5e 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 That's a solid budget build all around. One thing you could change if your budget is tight is you could go for the Ryzen 3 3300X instead of the Ryzen 5 3600. It'll be about the same gaming performance, maybe a tad slow in a handful of games that are better with multi-threaded performance, but let you save a little more cash and you could apply it to another part of your build like a larger SSD.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts liquidbuzz ✭ August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. This is my first ever PC build, and I'm going for something capable of 1080p gaming with high FPS. Any advice is greatly appreciated!   https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=c8524e64-696a-4a85-9678-9b10011f1539 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 Looks like you've put your budget about $600? It's a good build but there's definitely one thing I'd change. Instead of the Ryzen 5 3400G, I would highly recommend the Ryzen 3 3300X instead.  The 3400G is a special case due to it's pretty-good integrated graphics that allow for light gaming, but since you're using a dedicated video card you won't be using the integrated graphics and you'd be better off with getting a CPU that's more powerful. The 3400G is actually built on AMD's Zen+ architecture from the second-generation Ryzen processors, whereas the 3300X is on the newer Zen2 architecture and has much improved single-core performance which will translate to better gaming performance.  The SSD is a little small depending on the games you're playing. A lot of modern titles are pretty huge so you won't have a lot of room if you're trying to play a lot of different games. You may want to consider adding an extra 1TB HDD or going with a little bigger SSD to allow for more room.  Build is solid otherwise.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook liquidbuzz ✭ August 2020 Thanks for the feedback.  I currently have an old Dell optiplex with an external 500gb hard drive with some games installed as my gaming rig, I barely get 60FPS on Halo MCC at 720p. I won't be playing too many modern games, but this will double as a work PC, which will entail web browsing, and some light productivity software.  Looking on Micro Center's pc picker, I don't see any option to add the 3300X in this build. Does that mean I should look elsewhere for this part? Or should I just disable the compatibility filter? Thanks so much for your help!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 edited August 2020 It's probably just out of stock at your local store currently. If you manually search it it will still show up and you can add it. If it is out of stock we should be restocking fairly soon since they're pretty popular products.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook liquidbuzz ✭ August 2020 Awesome, thanks so much for all your help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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What CPU and GPU to buy? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Upgrading 2016 Build (1440p/144 Hz). What CPU and GPU to buy? Marshall ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I'm looking to continue with a 1440p/144 Hz gaming rig, but with better performance. If upgrading my CPU and GPU, should I also purchase a new motherboard (+ a new power supply, etc.)? My current build has an Intel i5 6600k cpu, MSI GTX 1070 GPU and Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 motherboard. Full specs here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/2Xmqqs 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 If you purchase a new CPU, you'll need to purchase a new motherboard with it. The latest Intel processors are not compatible with the Z170 boards unfortunately.  What kind of budget do you have in mind?  For 1440p gaming you'll be pretty more resources on your GPU. Depending on what games you're playing, my recommendation would vary a bit but in general you'll want to look at mid-high range or high end GPUs, e.g. 2060 Super, RX 5700/5700XT, 2070 Super, etc... For the CPU, honestly even some of the budget options we have now would be an upgrade, like the Ryzen 3 3300X, but personally I'd look at either the Ryzen 5 3600 for a great value option or the i5-10600k for the best "all around gaming" CPU.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Marshall ✭ June 2020 TSTonyV said: If you purchase a new CPU, you'll need to purchase a new motherboard with it. The latest Intel processors are not compatible with the Z170 boards unfortunately.  What kind of budget do you have in mind?  For 1440p gaming you'll be pretty more resources on your GPU. Depending on what games you're playing, my recommendation would vary a bit but in general you'll want to look at mid-high range or high end GPUs, e.g. 2060 Super, RX 5700/5700XT, 2070 Super, etc... For the CPU, honestly even some of the budget options we have now would be an upgrade, like the Ryzen 3 3300X, but personally I'd look at either the Ryzen 5 3600 for a great value option or the i5-10600k for the best "all around gaming" CPU.  I don't have any interest in streaming, and my budget is flexible. So likely the i5-10600k CPU and 2070 GPU or higher. Will I need to purchase new, compatible RAM? Would I be able to sell any of my components to MicroCenter (GPU, CPU or Motherboard)? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin June 2020 edited June 2020 Marshall said: TSTonyV said: If you purchase a new CPU, you'll need to purchase a new motherboard with it. The latest Intel processors are not compatible with the Z170 boards unfortunately.  What kind of budget do you have in mind?  For 1440p gaming you'll be pretty more resources on your GPU. Depending on what games you're playing, my recommendation would vary a bit but in general you'll want to look at mid-high range or high end GPUs, e.g. 2060 Super, RX 5700/5700XT, 2070 Super, etc... For the CPU, honestly even some of the budget options we have now would be an upgrade, like the Ryzen 3 3300X, but personally I'd look at either the Ryzen 5 3600 for a great value option or the i5-10600k for the best "all around gaming" CPU.  I don't have any interest in streaming, and my budget is flexible. So likely the i5-10600k CPU and 2070 GPU or higher. Will I need to purchase new, compatible RAM? Would I be able to sell any of my components to MicroCenter (GPU, CPU or Motherboard)? The RAM from your original build is still compatible, albeit it's just clocked a little low. Should still function just fine. As for selling components to Micro Center, unfortunately we do not offer any buyback or trade-in programs. You can try your luck with selling your components on local marketplaces, though I personally like to keep spare components as a backup in case something were to go wrong with my new components and I need something to use while waiting on an RMA or repair. I also like to give my older parts to family members as an upgrade, so you can explore those options as well. I also agree with Tony's advice on using a Ryzen 5 3600 or i5 10600k. Both will handle 1440p 144hz gaming just fine. The one thing I would caution against is the purchase of an RX 5700/5700XT as your Dell S1716DG is a G-Sync monitor, and those GPU's do not support G-Sync. Right now, adaptive sync is probably one of the best features to come to monitors in the past decade so it's definitely going to be important to use a GPU that will allow you to take advantage of this technology. The RTX 2060 Super will honestly handle any competitive title out right now for 144hz 1440p gaming, so that would be my personal recommendation. If you want to play more demanding AAA titles at a higher refresh rate, a 2070 Super would be better, but it starts to reach the point of diminishing returns from a price:performance perspective. I'd advise looking up benchmarks for the games you want to play to see where they stack against one another, and base your purchase decision on those performance metrics. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Marshall ✭ June 2020 TSMichaelB said: Marshall said: TSTonyV said: If you purchase a new CPU, you'll need to purchase a new motherboard with it. The latest Intel processors are not compatible with the Z170 boards unfortunately.  What kind of budget do you have in mind?  For 1440p gaming you'll be pretty more resources on your GPU. Depending on what games you're playing, my recommendation would vary a bit but in general you'll want to look at mid-high range or high end GPUs, e.g. 2060 Super, RX 5700/5700XT, 2070 Super, etc... For the CPU, honestly even some of the budget options we have now would be an upgrade, like the Ryzen 3 3300X, but personally I'd look at either the Ryzen 5 3600 for a great value option or the i5-10600k for the best "all around gaming" CPU.  I don't have any interest in streaming, and my budget is flexible. So likely the i5-10600k CPU and 2070 GPU or higher. Will I need to purchase new, compatible RAM? Would I be able to sell any of my components to MicroCenter (GPU, CPU or Motherboard)? The RAM from your original build is still compatible, albeit it's just clocked a little low. Should still function just fine. As for selling components to Micro Center, unfortunately we do not offer any buyback or trade-in programs. You can try your luck with selling your components on local marketplaces, though I personally like to keep spare components as a backup in case something were to go wrong with my new components and I need something to use while waiting on an RMA or repair. I also like to give my older parts to family members as an upgrade, so you can explore those options as well. I also agree with Tony's advice on using a Ryzen 5 3600 or i5 10600k. Both will handle 1440p 144hz gaming just fine. The one thing I would caution against is the purchase of an RX 5700/5700XT as your Dell S1716DG is a G-Sync monitor, and those GPU's do not support G-Sync. Right now, adaptive sync is probably one of the best features to come to monitors in the past decade so it's definitely going to be important to use a GPU that will allow you to take advantage of this technology. The RTX 2060 Super will honestly handle any competitive title out right now for 144hz 1440p gaming, so that would be my personal recommendation. If you want to play more demanding AAA titles at a higher refresh rate, a 2070 Super would be better, but it starts to reach the point of diminishing returns from a price:performance perspective. I'd advise looking up benchmarks for the games you want to play to see where they stack against one another, and base your purchase decision on those performance metrics. Thank you for the insight and reminder-- I will stick with a NVIDIA GPU + Gysync monitor. Sounds like i5-10600k CPU and RTX 2070 GPU is the way to go. Any recommendations for an updated motherboard and power supply? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 edited June 2020 There are quite a few Z490 option out there, so it depends on what you really want to spend and what kind of features you want. I've heard good things about the MSI Z490-A Pro and Z490 Tomahawk, and I've generally been a fan of MSI products in the past personally speaking.  Gamers Nexus did a good Z490 motherboard overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLS3poPn8o As for power supply, EVGA Supernova and Seasonic FOCUS series power supplies are pretty much always quality. I personally have a Corsair RMX750 which has lasted me for several years as well.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Marshall ✭ June 2020 TSTonyV said: There are quite a few Z490 option out there, so it depends on what you really want to spend and what kind of features you want. I've heard good things about the MSI Z490-A Pro and Z490 Tomahawk, and I've generally been a fan of MSI products in the past personally speaking.  Gamers Nexus did a good Z490 motherboard overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLS3poPn8o As for power supply, EVGA Supernova and Seasonic FOCUS series power supplies are pretty much always quality. I personally have a Corsair RMX750 which has lasted me for several years as well.  Before making the jump to replace the CPU and motherboard-- would I be able to start with just the RTX 2070 GPU, or will this cause bottlenecking issues with my current i5-6600k? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin June 2020 Marshall said: TSTonyV said: There are quite a few Z490 option out there, so it depends on what you really want to spend and what kind of features you want. I've heard good things about the MSI Z490-A Pro and Z490 Tomahawk, and I've generally been a fan of MSI products in the past personally speaking.  Gamers Nexus did a good Z490 motherboard overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLS3poPn8o As for power supply, EVGA Supernova and Seasonic FOCUS series power supplies are pretty much always quality. I personally have a Corsair RMX750 which has lasted me for several years as well.  Before making the jump to replace the CPU and motherboard-- would I be able to start with just the RTX 2070 GPU, or will this cause bottlenecking issues with my current i5-6600k? It would depend on the game and framerate you are trying to achieve. As you move to higher resolutions such as 1440p, the performance impact shifts from the CPU to the GPU. This is especially true when you look at 4K gaming. With that being said, your CPU is still responsible for the drawcalls that it feeds your GPU, so if you plan to push higher refresh rates, even at a higher resolution, your CPU will still need to do some heavy lifting. For competitive titles like Overwatch, Fortnite, League of Legends, CS:GO, etc you'll be perfectly fine with a 6600k at 1440p and shouldn't bottleneck the 2070 when factoring in your 144hz refresh rate. Those titles typically only require a couple fast threads and don't scale all that well with higher thread counts. Now for AAA titles that require more processing threads, you will absolutely be dealing with a bottleneck, and it won't be an extremely smooth gaming experience due to the larger dips in framerate, even with G-Sync. If you plan on playing the newest AAA titles, then the 10600k will definitely be a huge upgrade there.  If your choice is between buying a new GPU right now or a new platform, I'd personally lean towards the new platform as your GTX 1070 is still a solid graphics card and will still do well at 1440p 144hz gaming, especially when you factor in G-Sync. The RTX 2070 Super will definitely give you a boost in framerates and allow you to crank up some of the graphical settings, but it won't be as dramatic of an improvement in my opinion. Sure, you get features like Raytracing, but right now Raytracing isn't in the best place in regards to FPS performance when enabled, so it kind of defeats the purpose of upgrading CPU's if you are bottlenecked by RT cores. 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I usually play Apex Legends and that is what I would primarily play on this PC. Any and all help is greatly appreciated   https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=65e99785-506d-462c-bed2-492c03d9edfa 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 edited September 2020 Right off the bat there's a few things on there that we can get rid of to save money, like that EVGA liquid cooler. A cooler like that is unnecessary for a CPU like the 9100f and you already added in another CPU cooler anyway. The case also doesn't have an optical drive slot, and really an optical drive is mostly unnecessary these days unless there's specific software that you have to load via DVD. The capture card is also a little confusing, did you add that for a specific reason? The one you put in there is really for recording things off older devices like DVD players or VCRs that connect with the composite cables. having two separate SSDs is also unnecessary. Same for that wireless router, it's not necessary and doesn't actually enable your computer to connect wirlessly. You should look for a motherboard with wifi built in (I assume you have internet in your home already).  Taking ALL that into consideration, we've freed up a lot of cost to get some nice upgrades.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=7f5310be-8c72-461e-af2f-de489a98048e We instead opt for the Ryzen 3 3300X + a B450 motherboard that includes wifi, and can go with a GTX 1660 Super for the video card, and can throw in a kit of DDR4-3200 memory. Depending on availability you can also look at the Ryzen 3 3100 or Ryzen 5 3600.  If you're concerned about running up against your budget or the extra cost of Windows, you can always go with a GTX 1650 Super instead to free up a little more cost.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook krugger39 ✭ September 2020 TSTonyV said: Right off the bat there's a few things on there that we can get rid of to save money, like that EVGA liquid cooler. A cooler like that is unnecessary for a CPU like the 9100f and you already added in another CPU cooler anyway. The case also doesn't have an optical drive slot, and really an optical drive is mostly unnecessary these days unless there's specific software that you have to load via DVD. The capture card is also a little confusing, did you add that for a specific reason? The one you put in there is really for recording things off older devices like DVD players or VCRs that connect with the composite cables. having two separate SSDs is also unnecessary. Same for that wireless router, it's not necessary and doesn't actually enable your computer to connect wirlessly. You should look for a motherboard with wifi built in (I assume you have internet in your home already).  Taking ALL that into consideration, we've freed up a lot of cost to get some nice upgrades.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=7f5310be-8c72-461e-af2f-de489a98048e We instead opt for the Ryzen 3 3300X + a B450 motherboard that includes wifi, and can go with a GTX 1660 Super for the video card, and can throw in a kit of DDR4-3200 memory. Depending on availability you can also look at the Ryzen 3 3100 or Ryzen 5 3600.  If you're concerned about running up against your budget or the extra cost of Windows, you can always go with a GTX 1650 Super instead to free up a little more cost.  Wow thank you this has helped me so much and I really appreciate it! I'm very new to learning about PC's and how to build them and everything so my research was probably a little rough in choosing the different parts and everything and trying to discern what was necessary and what was not. Your edits to the build make it look a lot better for sure! I'll look into the GTX 1650compared to Windows and try to make a decision there. Again, thank you so much for your suggestions and your help and explaining the different choices and everything! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Of course! 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Bill_R ✭ September 2020 in New Members Well, my 11yo & 10yo and I just put together our first budget gaming pc.  We started watching YouTube to even find out where to start, Jay and Kyle, thank you.  I would say thanks to Linus, but I didn't have a $10,000 budget.  So, I asked friends and family looking to see if a diamond in the rough PC was in a closet somewhere that I could harvest some parts from, it didn't really work out, but I now have 4+ disassembled old PCs in the garage.  We learned about the parts a got some familiarity with them.  So, this is a really long post that will eventually ask where I should upgrade first.  This is the warning I feel should come with PC building.  It is an exciting and addicting hobby.  I sold an old Xbox 360, my MTG cards (it wasn't that many) and all the books for an paper and pencil RPG ( The One Ring, it is awesome but very different from D&D).  With all that my budget was set.   MB: MSI A-320M PRO (new $67) CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200 (new $90) RAM: Gskill RipJaw 16g.....2x8g 2400hz  (used for $40) Blue GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 ti (used  $120, added after about two months of using the onboard vega graphics) SSD: Silicon power 128g boot drive (new $25) HDD: Seagate 7200 1 TB (harvested) PSU: 720W cheap off brand, no certification (harvested) with blue LED Case: Rosewill Nautilus (used but NIB for $30) Optical drive: Sony who knows... (harvested) and added a couple more blue LED fans and done.  Games we play: Ghost of a Tale, Styx: Master of Shadows, 7 Days to Die, Baldur's Gate EE, Exanima, Kerbal Space Program and some other indie games.  We will be getting Minecraft, Fortnite, and I am looking forward to Baldur's Gate 3.  They also want to start learning to program their own games.. Ideas? Please let us know where we should upgrade first?  I have my thoughts but would like some insight from you all.  Thanks so much. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 I think the first order of business would be getting a decent PSU. I would absolutely not trust an off or no-name brand with no certifications or indications of quality. The PSU is the heart of your system and if the PSU goes, it will very likely damage other components as well.  I'm not very familiar with most of the games you listed, but I'm pretty sure the 1050ti is probably fine to run most of those at 1080p, so I'd probably look at some other areas first. A larger SSD to store games on for better loading times for example, that'd probably be one of the first things I look at. Or, you could look at upgrading the CPU to something like a Ryzen 3 3300X and pairing it with a better board/faster memory.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bill_R ✭ September 2020 Thanks so much.  I see what you are saying.  Fixing the foundation before the sheet rock.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Yeah, if there's one thing you should absolutely not cheap out on, it's the PSU. You don't need a super ultra expensive 1500W 80+ Platinum PSU, but getting something that's at least reputable goes a long way.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Felicity near Tustin ✭ September 2020 don't bother with an optical drive, it's 2020 >PSU: 720W cheap off brand, no certification (harvested) with blue LED is 100% the most egregious error in this list. I've had very few parts feel dangerous; I had a PSU catch fire and melt the cable. The memory you're getting is a decent deal except that you want faster memory for ryzen (afaik). You may be able to get 20 series GPUs soon here for under $300... watch out for those. I know I'll be selling my 2070s for pretty cheap if I can get my hands on a 3080 right away. it won't pair with that cpu very well though even if you did find a good one. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Felicity said: The memory you're getting is a decent deal except that you want faster memory for ryzen (afaik). This is correct, really for any CPU. Faster memory can have some very noticeable performance benefits. Ryzen does scale well with memory speed, up to about DDR4-3600. Intel also scales with memory, though it's not exactly the same.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bill_R ✭ September 2020 Yeah, I knew the optical drive was not needed, but have a ton of old cds to rip to library.  Buying a new PSU is a priority.  Thanks. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wrench_bender ✭ November 2020 Good luck finding a ryzen 3300x, I've been searching and only found "not available" or "back order". A good alternative, imo, a 3600 or 2600. How ever you go, enjoy the time with your boys. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bill_R ✭ November 2020 Well, just a little update.  I have a Thermaltake 600w 80+ white and got some Corsair Vengeance 3200 ram 2x8.  My 11yo daughter installed the ram and helped cable manage the new PSU.   What is crazy, is I was wondering if something was up with my boot drive, because it was taking too long to boot up.  I was worried.  New PSU and problem is gone.  So, that was a total waste of $ and now has to go into the recycling bin.  Gave old ram to my bro who was running same ram but only had 1 x 8.  Plays the old and indie games we like well.  Remember Spore, it was on sale on steam, my kids love it.  Sadly I think we are about to buy another version of Minecraft.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SimiusV New York ✭ January 10 Bill_R said: They also want to start learning to program their own games.. Ideas? @Bill_R I know I'm pretty late now, but There are a few pretty good options there. Scratch is something I've seen done with kids at work and they seem pretty into it. I've also seen Blocky and Code.org, but they don't look as nice imo. We also do Lego Mindstorms, but that requires a bit of a buy in, and its more for robotics. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bill_R ✭ January 15 SimiusV said: Bill_R said: They also want to start learning to program their own games.. Ideas? @Bill_R I know I'm pretty late now, but There are a few pretty good options there. Scratch is something I've seen done with kids at work and they seem pretty into it. I've also seen Blocky and Code.org, but they don't look as nice imo. We also do Lego Mindstorms, but that requires a bit of a buy in, and its more for robotics. Hey, thanks!  I am looking at them now. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DezygnHer ✭ January 18 We had a less than a GOOD experience Saturday evening 1.16.21 with one of the staff members in the Wayne/Radnor, PA store. Who, what, when, where, and how do we report the details.  It would be preferred to speak with someone about this negative situation rather than type it all here.     Thanks  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 18 DezygnHer said: We had a less than a GOOD experience Saturday evening 1.16.21 with one of the staff members in the Wayne/Radnor, PA store. Who, what, when, where, and how do we report the details.  It would be preferred to speak with someone about this negative situation rather than type it all here.     Thanks  Greetings. We would like to hear about this, we have sent you an email for further assistance.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Paul_2 ✭ January 29 edited January 29 For what it's worth, the super cheap power supplies of only a 300W-400W that you get with the case for $40, at Microcenter, have worked incredibly well for (30+) basic office builds (ALWAYS Gigabyte UD, i5 with integrated graphics, 8Gb and a single SSD). My general philosophy for non dedicated GPU builds, is to go REALLY cheap, so the PSU is the weakest link and destroys itself quickly before it can take other stuff out, or for anything with a GPU a REALLY nice one so it just never dies.  It's the high wattage middle of the road where you have the most problems (budget gaming with gpu).  They don't die quickly enough, but they do die slowly, and in that time you start getting issues to your connected devices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Never saw any, only the 3100.  Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin August 2020 Greetings @ROGFan1997 I can tell you that we do still stock the 3000G but have no ETA on inventory. Also we we have a product listing for the 3300X, but we have not got them in stock yet. We do expect them but again, I cannot provide an ETA at this time. We'll post the inventory on our site the day it arrives. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts Sampster ✭ September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=0d87e689-e486-4780-b80b-4dc4edf38df2 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 Looks pretty good overall, but I'd definitely recommend you switch the 3400G out for a Ryzen 3 3300X. The 3300X lacks integrated graphics but it is a faster processor and will give you better gaming performance because it's built on AMD's newer Zen2 architecture, whereas the 3400G is on the older Zen+ architecture.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts for first pc build — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts for first pc build Bananas2117 ✭ September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=88891583-afb0-453c-9f3e-cec75f1b3ed6 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin September 2020 In general you made good choices for a budget build, but I will mention that we no longer carry the Ryzen 5 2600X. I'd look at the Ryzen 3 3300X instead. It has four cores as opposed to six, but it has better single-core speeds so it's actually better for gaming than the 2600X generally speaking. It's just a tad bit more expensive but in my opinion it's the best budget gaming processor available. If you do go with the 3300X, I would pair it with a B450 motherboard instead as some of the 300 series boards are not compatible with the third gen Ryzen CPUs, even with a BIOS update.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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GIGABYTE AORUS B450 PRO WIFI (REV.1.0) Motherboard 2. ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS WIFI Motherboard 3. AMD Ryzen 3100 or 3300X (they are released right???) 4. NZXT H510  (white and black cases) 5. PowerSpec 650 Watt PSUs 6. EVGA PSUs.  7. NZXT H510i ( with led strip one) (white and black cases) 8. Will second gen Ryzens coming back???  (2600, 2700X...etc) Thank you.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @ROGFan1997! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately, we can't offer anything exact as for when the items will be available again. The motherboards, cases and power supply we typically try to restock within a week or so, but I'm not sure when a shipment may arrive and motherboards in particular have been low availability right now.  The Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X are kind of up in the air. We will have them at some point, but availability has been very low for those parts everywhere. My hope is that we'll have them within the next couple weeks, but we just don't know at this point.  The second generation Ryzen CPUs will likely not be coming back. We've discontinued them and while there's a small chance we might have a little stock left at our warehouses, that's very unlikely and I would not bet on them being available at our store again.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Samuel_gomez ✭ November 2020 hello micro center, I couldn't manage to make a discussion about this so im commenting this post. I want to know if in my home store Dallas you guys will be restocking the Ryzen 5 3600 x and the PowerColor rx 5700 xt red devil, hope you can respond as quickly as possible.  thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 @Samuel_gomez Welcome to the community. We're not sure when we'll be receiving our next shipment. Typically, we'd get shipments every 1-2 weeks. However, current releases have made our shipments of the previous generation CPUs and GPUs erratic. It's possible that we may not be getting new shipments of these items. Hopefully, we'll have some soon, but currently, no ETA. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I'm most worried about my choice of the Ryzen 3 3100 because I never see it being used in builds, even though it seems to get decent reviews online. Is it worth spending more for a better processor? I've also noticed almost none of the Ryzen 3 processors anywhere are being sold for under $100 right now. Is that normal, or would it be worth waiting to see if prices go down? Any and all tips appreciated. Thanks! (The Micro Center PC Builder doesn't have some of the components I found so here's my list from PC Part Picker) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2fr7Qq 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin July 2020 The Ryzen 3 3100 is a solid budget option, the reason why it's uncommon is because the Ryzen 3 3300X is only about $20 more and is faster. Depending on the games and your exact use case sometimes the difference is pretty significant. Personally, I would jump up to the 3300X unless your budget is just that tight. Prices may go down at some point, but right now these are high demand and prices are likely to stay consistent until the 4000-series CPUs finally drop.  One thing I would change is instead of a single stick of 16GB RAM, switch it to two sticks of 8GB. Running RAM in dual-channel mode can have some pretty significant benefits and it's going to cost about the same either way.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts Falzor ✭ October 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0eacfd00-dac5-4858-aae5-e5fc029f84e8 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin October 2020 Hello @Falzor What kind of games or activities are you planning on doing with your computer?  At what resolution are you planning to play at?  And are you looking to get into content creation/streaming with this build?   I think the Processor and the GPU don't pair well if you are looking to only game however for content creation/streaming/editing, it does make sense.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Falzor ✭ October 2020 It is a gaming rig 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin October 2020 Hello @Falzor Gotcha, do you know what resolution you would be playing at? 1080P, 1440P or 4k?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Falzor ✭ October 2020 idk yet, I am just trying to figure things out before hand, or maybe I should wait until I get to the store 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin October 2020 I think in your case I'd recommend dropping down to the Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 3 3300X, then upping your GPU to something like a 1660 Super, 2060 or 5600XT instead.  The 3700X is a good processor but the 3600 and 3300X are both very very close in gaming performance to it. You'll get better mileage out of a better GPU. I would also say based on your budget/part selection you'll probably want to go with 1080p gaming.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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If this $1100 budget can include other needs/extras such as a decent monitor, cam, etc. that would be great too.  - Looking to stream games online including faster paced FPS games(COD, Overwatch, etc.) - Basic business functions for work and day-to-day use - Recommended extras Any advice or insights would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin May 2020 Including other items like a monitor, I'd say "under $900" is probably the target for the computer itself. I put this build together: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f2e5c95c-4d99-4d5c-b584-38fdf1f30c66 This will be a good for 1080p gaming and you'll be able to hit higher framerates if you tweak your graphics settings right.. The Ryzen 5 3600 will be a great option for streaming with 6 cores/12 threads and would pair well with future GPU upgrades.  There are some areas where you can save some cost like going with a cheaper motherboard and power supply, but overall I think this would be a good starting point.  One thing I would point out is that the upcoming Ryzen 3 3300X will also be a great value processor once it hits shelves, and bumping down to that and upgrading your GPU to the next tier would probably be my ideal for the budget you have.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article First PC build...no idea what I'm doing — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts First PC build...no idea what I'm doing Dannyk ✭ August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Building my first PC and I've watched a bunch of tutorials online. It looks pretty straightforward, and I have a decent idea on how to build a PC in theory. My problem is I am very limited in my knowledge of different motherboards, graphics cards, cases, processors and their compatibility. Budget is 1000$ max, the most demanding games I would ever play would be COD/Apex Legends/Battlefield.   Open to any and all suggestions, whether I am overpaying/not paying enough based on gaming needs....again I have very basic understanding of parts so any help is appreciated.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=4c00fd3c-7473-4e29-a70e-446e18e786cf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 So there's definitely some stuff I'd work around on the build. When trying to maximize performance within a budget you really want to focus on the GPU, and with your CPU/board choice you've forced yourself into a pretty weak GPU. We can easily go with a cheaper motherboard, and opt for the Ryzen 3 3300X instead of the 3600X to save some cost and get a nicer GPU which will make a big difference for gaming. The non-super version of the GTX 1650 is a pretty bad value. We can also go with a different SSD to get more storage at the same price, or get the same storage at a lower price. I opted for more storage at the same price so you can keep more games on the SSD (although with COD in the mix... you still don't have a lot of room because of how huge it is).  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=4be02876-c45a-4870-8617-3756aaba527e This is going to be a much more well-rounded build in my opinion, the 1660 Super is a big improvement over the normal 1650 and the motherboard is much more reasonable. If the CPU isn't available at your local store, you can easily go with the normal Ryzen 5 3600 instead which is still a fantastic budget option.  The monitor you included is a pretty good option at its price so I have no complaints there. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.7K General Discussion 106 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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