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Community Article Unable to get replacement laptop with gift card — 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 › Store Information and Policy Unable to get replacement laptop with gift card Martyjot ✭ July 18 in Store Information and Policy For two years, I had my Dell XPS-15 9570 in the Micro Center shop for repairs, and the result was a replacement gift card for the laptop to be used only at Micro Center. But the actual replacement computer, the Dell XPS-15, is always out of stock. They keep offering me other models, but no other model is comparable in features. I want the same kind of computer that I had that was determined to be faulty. It seems unfair to me that I should have to accept a lesser model just because the one that I had wasn't usable. Nothing is ever mentioned about ordering one or any other options. There must be other options, I say. But what? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin July 18 edited July 19 Hello @Martyjot and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. We're sorry we are unable to provide the XPS-15 for you. This honestly should have been discussed with a Store Manager on other options and conveying your displeasure. We can forward this to a store manager for them to discuss this with you further. Which store (City, State) did you get the gift card from? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Martyjot ✭ July 19 I got the gift card in Dallas, Texas. And many messages have supposedly been forwarded/escalated to have Dallas management call me back, but they never have. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin July 19 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34371#Comment_34371 I apologize our management team has not reached out already. I will send you an email about this now. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Overland Park KS Laptops — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Overland Park KS Laptops Rob_c ✭ August 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I was wondering if you had any of these laptops out on display:  2020 Dell xps 15/17 HP Envy x360 (with ryzen 4000 series processor) Asus rog Zephyrus G14 (with ryzen 9 4000 series) Asus ZenBook Duo (regular, pro, or gaming versions) lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2(15") Amd Lenovo Legion 5 series Dell G5 15 Amd edition 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 edited August 2020 We do have a couple XPS 15's on display, SKU 111534 and 123703 We do have an Envy x360 on display with the Ryzen 7 4700U, SKU 118562 We don't have the Zephyrus or Zenbooks on display.  We do have an intel based Thinkpad E15 on display, SKU 110320, but not and AMD based one (though they shouldn't be that different). We also have a couple of the Legion 5 models on display, SKU 105296 and 105304 We do not have any Dell G5's on display.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 want to display 2 Ben-Q 32 inch monitors at 2560 x 1440 for business applications, no games. The HDMI on the GTX 745 works fine for that resolution, but the DMI output tops out at 1920 x 1080 Can anyone suggest a new video card that will work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 13 If you're not looking for games, I'd recommend an RX 550 or if you're wanting to stick with the green team, I'd recommend a 1050 Ti. Most current entry-level GPUs have HDMI and Display Port connections that will allow you to use the 2560 x 1440 display resolution.  I hope this info helps. Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Replacement Battery for Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Replacement Battery for Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series Pickles ✭ June 2020 in Store Information and Policy Does Micro Center have one? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Pickles ✭ June 2020 Does Microcenter have one in their Denver store I can pick up?  Tried calling but sent me here. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @Pickles! Welcome to the Community.  It depends on your specific model. We do carry some replacement Dell batteries on the shelf, and others we may have to order and have sent in. If you know the exact model we can check into this for you.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article CPU/GPU thermal repaste for laptops — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Cases and Power Supplies CPU/GPU thermal repaste for laptops KneelBeforeNeil ✭ February 24 in Cases and Power Supplies Does Microcenter repaste the CPU and GPU for laptops? I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 thats 2.5 years old and recently the idle and under load temperatures have been increasing. Currently I am idling at approximately 50-60C and under load (gaming) I immediately reach temperatures of 90-95C before continuously thermal throttling. I have a laptop cooling pad but that only helps keep the case cool, it hasn't made a difference for the internal temperatures. Repasting is the best option right now but I am not confident doing it myself so does Microcenter repaste in house and how much does it cost if they do. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin February 24 Hello @KneelBeforeNeil and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. How long has your Dell been functioning like this when gaming? The reason we ask is because repasting may not be the solution for your issue. Have you updated the Dell's bios? Looks like there is a January 25, 2021 bios update for that machine. Also have you updated your graphic card drivers. Looks like there is a February 22, 2021 Nvidia driver update for that Dell as well. We recommend to update the GPU drivers first, then launch a game to test if that fixes your issue. If not then proceed with updating the bios. Then test again. Let us know the results. Dell Drivers lInk. Click on "Check for Updates" and install all drivers it mentions you need. https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/xps-15-9570-laptop/drivers 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KneelBeforeNeil ✭ February 25 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28424#Comment_28424 I have updated the Bios and drivers. It still thermal throttles more than usual. I noticed that this started a couple weeks ago, where the temperatures are reaching the limits much faster and being throttled for longer. My games have had no updates so I believe that it has something to do with my laptop. I have considered undervolting but that is no longer an option because Dell/Intel have locked the cpu so that you cannot undervolt unless you downgrade to a bios from 2018, which I am not planning on doing. Thus, it seemed like repasting was the best option. If you have any other ideas please let me know. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin February 25 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28460#Comment_28460 We can look into this further in-store then, It is something you can bring in to any Micro Center store for assistance with. Any exact pricing and timing will be determined at the service desk in store, but we do have base pricing available at https://www.microcenter.com/site/service/service.aspx No appointment is needed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KneelBeforeNeil ✭ March 1 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28489#Comment_28489 Ok thanks, I was mainly curious on whether you do this in house or you ship it to another location. Since I use my laptop for school I can't ship it. My location is the one in Michigan if that helps. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 1 Hey @KneelBeforeNeil, chiming in here to let you know that we do have an in-house service department. However, the length of the repair time may require you to leave your device with us. It would depend on how busy our service department is when you bring your laptop into our store. We'd be happy to give you an estimate of turn around time once you've arrived at our store! Since our service department works on a first come first service basis we wouldn't be able to give you the most accurate estimate until we have the device in hand. I hope this answers your questions! Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article video card upgrade — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts video card upgrade dillo ✭ April 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Hi........I have a dell xps 8920-service tag 48VFHL2 with added stuff im adding 650 thermaltake gold psu, 16 gb G-skill replacement ram. 500gb ssd I want to install a evga RTX 2060 Ko utra, do you forsee  any problems, I heard on a couple threads wit dell you have go into bios and change some things any thoughts 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 2020 Greetings. Typically there should be no need to update the BIOS to install a new video card. As long as your power supply meets the requirements it should be just fine. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article New graphic design computer/monitor — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion New graphic design computer/monitor Toneman ✭ June 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Good afternoon, I am in need of a good tower and monitor for graphic design. I am working on a 10 year old system and adobe illustrator will no longer work. I am not computer savvy and don’t have any idea where to start. I will primarily be using the latest version of coreldraw, adobe illustrator and photoshop. I rarely do any video editing, but would like this computer to be able to handle it if I do.  Any recommendations would be awesome! -Tony 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @Toneman! Welcome to the Community.  What kind of budget do you have in mind, and were you looking for a pre-built system or were you wanting to build your own computer? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Toneman ✭ June 2020 Prebuilt system.  Maybe $1200 including a monitor...... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 In that case, I'd say ~$900-1000 for the computer itself would be good, to leave room for a decent monitor to go with it. Depending on what kind of availability you have at your local store, I'd recommend something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/610896/dell-xps-8930-gaming-computer https://www.microcenter.com/product/620975/powerspec-b744-desktop-computer The main difference between those two systems is that the Dell computer has a graphics card included, while the Powerspec does not. Illustrator and other design and video editing programs can utilize GPU acceleration to enhance performance, so I think that should be a consideration.  As for the monitor, an IPS panel would be a good option since they're known for having good color accuracy and image quality in general. Dell makes some pretty high quality monitors so I think something like this would be a good option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/618005/dell-ultrasharp-u2419hx-238-full-hd-60hz-hdmi-dp-ips-led-monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Toneman ✭ June 2020 Thank you for your suggestions! Much appreciated.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article no sound except through plugged in headphones — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion no sound except through plugged in headphones cdominick ✭ April 13 edited April 20 in General Discussion My new powerspec G508 is not providing sound. I can't get sound through Dell monitor or through CPU. Please help! I've checked drivers and enabled sound. What am I missing? Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 13 Greetings. A desktop won't provide sound unless you have speakers / headphones / a monitor that has speakers plugged in. What specific model of Dell monitor is this for? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cdominick ✭ April 13 We have a Dell S2721HGF Free Sync G-Sync 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cdominick ✭ April 13 Also, do we need speakers if we're going to use bluetooth headset? Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 13 @cdominick just chiming in. the Dell S2721HGF does not have speakers. You'll need to get desktop speakers or purchase a monitor that has speakers. See below: https://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966662/computer-speakers?rd=1&vkw=desktop+speakers 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Micro Center Platinum Collection – Top-Of-The-Line Gaming For Every Budget — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › What's Trending Micro Center Platinum Collection – Top-Of-The-Line Gaming For Every Budget SeanM admin September 3 edited September 3 in What's Trending Gamers need gaming PCs and though there are heaps of desktops and laptops out there that might be designed to look or even feel the part, not all gaming PCs and gaming laptops do a fantastic job. The Micro Center Platinum Collection is a line of systems that have been specifically vetted to deliver excellent performance at a fair price, all from recognized brands.  This range of gaming PCs all feature cutting-edge gaming components in high-quality chassis, at affordable prices. There’s no need to customize, configure, or tweak them. They’ll play your favorite games and play them well.  If you’re looking for the best computers for gaming, the Micro Center Platinum Collection is a great place to start.   Dell XPS 8940 The Dell XPS 8940 is one of the best desktop gaming PCs out there, featuring a great selection of components in a compact, and quiet chassis. It’s sleek and attractive, without being covered in gaming-centric styling options and heavy-handed LEDs. This is a PC that is fantastic for gaming, but wouldn’t be out of place for a homework machine either; especially considering the hardware it has under the hood.  The base configuration for the XPS 8940 includes a cutting-edge Intel Core i7-11700 CPU, with eight cores and the ability to boost up to 4.9 GHz. That kind of extreme clock speed makes it a monstrously capable gaping CPU, and helps it hit high frame rates in Esports games, making this one of the best desktop PCs for gaming the Platinum Collection offers.  The powerful processor is paired up with 16GB of high-speed memory, and an Nvidia GTX 1660 Super graphics card – great for 1080p gaming. It’ll deliver comfortable frame rates at medium settings in just about anything, and there isn’t a game out there that it can’t play if you’re happy to tweak the settings.  If you want a little more power, the XPS 8940 can also come with an Nvidia RTX 3060 instead. That GPU is not only far more powerful, giving you the option of ultra-high settings in almost any game at 1080p resolution, but it packs all of the cutting-edge features offered by Nvidia’s Ampere range of graphics cards. That means RT cores for real-time ray tracing in games like Fortnite, Resident Evil Village, and Minecraft. The onboard tensor cores also give this gaming PC support for deep learning super sampling (DLSS) in supporting games too, which can give you a big performance boost. If you’re trying to make the most of Cyberpunk 2077, Control, or Metro Exodus, it’s a great feature to have.  If you want to target higher resolutions or higher frame rates in AAA games, the XPS 8940 is also available with an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti – a stupendously powerful graphics card in its own right. When paired with the same high-speed Intel processor, 32GB of fast memory, a terabyte of SSD storage (and an extra terabyte of hard drive space), it’s one of the best computers for gaming you can buy. HP Pavilion Gaming 15   In the wake of graphics card pricing problems over the past year, gaming laptops have emerged as one of the best, and most affordable ways to enjoy your favourite games. With a new-generation of powerful mobile processors from AMD, some of the best gaming laptop deals out there are gaming laptops. Take the HP Pavilion Gaming 15, it combines the exquisite AMD Ryzen 5 5600H six core processor, with an Nvidia GTX 1650, and 8GB of high-speed memory. That’s the kind of hardware that a couple of years ago would have meant paying well north of a thousand dollars, but today it can be had for substantially less.  This laptop can easily handle competitive shooters like Call of Duty and Battlefield at 1080p, well north of 60 FPS, or high frame rates in Esports games like League of Legends, Fortnite, and Rocket League. It enjoys fast boot and game load times with its half-terabyte of high-speed SSD storage, and its relatively lightweight with reasonable battery life. It’s one of the best laptops today for affordable gaming.   Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3   Upping the ante that bit more is the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3, which is both a very capable gaming laptop, but also an absolute powerhouse of a work machine if you want one of the best Windows laptops for general computing too.  The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H eight-core processor is one of the best mobile CPUs ever made, with absolutely monstrous multi-threaded performance. When paired with a cutting-edge Nvidia RTX 3050 which supports both ray tracing and DLSS, it’s an amazing gaming laptop for this kind of money. Especially since all the pixels it renders are output through a good-looking 1080p display with support for up to a 120Hz refresh rate – perfect for high-paced, competitive play.  Other strengths include support for Gigabit Ethernet networking, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0, and half a terabyte of high-speed NVMe SSD storage.  This is easily one of the best laptop deals to be had right now and is a standout even within the Platinum Collection.   MSI Katana GF66   The $1,000 mark is the sweet spot for gaming laptops. They come with that bit more performance, a bit more display clarity and brightness, all wrapped up in a great-looking chassis. The MSI Katana GF66 is a great example of that. Its combination of an Intel Core i7 11800H, 16GB of high-speed memory, and an Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti make it one of the best laptop deals available today.  That’s a whole lot of hardware for the money, delivering fantastic 1080p gaming performance in absolutely any contemporary game, from high-paced (and with this, high frame rate) Esports games, to AAA experiences that will look buttery smooth on its 144Hz display.  Its only weak spot is that its power-hungry CPU can lead to lackluster battery life, so this is a gaming laptop that punches above its weight, but you’ll want to keep the charger handy if you want to game for more than a couple of hours.   Asus TUF Gaming A15  One of the best laptops for gaming and general productivity, the Asus TUF A15 is packed full of high-powered components but doesn’t make cuts in the way some models do to achieve it. Its eight-core, AMD Ryzen 5800H CPU isn’t as power-hungry as some, leading to excellent battery life for a mid-range gaming laptop, and the Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti is more than capable of covering all of your gaming needs at 1080p resolution.  You can take full advantage of that too, thanks to its 144Hz display, making every game you play feel incredibly fluid. It also supports the latest generation of wireless connectivity, with Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1 support, and has enhanced cooling over its predecessors to help maintain peak performance for longer.  Asus TUF Gaming A17  Like the Asus TUF Gaming A15, but bigger, the Asus TUF Gaming A17 is a great Windows laptop for those who want a gaming machine with as big a screen as possible. A 17-inch laptop is never as portable as its smaller cousins, but there’s nothing quite like gaming on the big screen and at 17-inches, the A17 delivers a fantastic gaming experience by backing it up with heaps of powerful hardware.  The AMD Ryzen 5800H is a fantastic mobile processor, with eight high-powered cores, and support for 16 threads thanks to simultaneous multithreading. The Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti is a capable gaming GPU that can handle any game at 1080p resolution at decent settings and frame rates. With the 17-inch screen supporting a 144Hz refresh rate, all the action looks incredibly smooth, too.  These bigger laptops are always a little heavier, and at just over 5.7 pounds, the TUF Gaming A17 is no exception, but it’s no brick either. You can carry this around all day and then sit down to game in the evening, but with its size and weight, it’s not the best for gaming on the move.   Lenovo Legion 5 15  One of the best laptops of 2021, the Lenovo Legion 5 15 is an absolute class leader at this price point. For just under $1,300 you get some extremely powerful hardware, a gorgeous high refresh-rate screen, a responsive and comfortable keyboard, and a good-looking chassis. That’s a lot for the money, making this one of the best laptop deals within the Micro Center Platinum Collection.  The awesome AMD Ryzen 5800H eight-core CPU is paired up with an Nvidia RTX 3060, giving this laptop all the power it needs for high-FPS 1080p gaming. The 16GB of fast memory means it’ll want for nothing in even the latest games, and with a terabyte of NVMe SSD storage, you’ll have all the space you need for your entire game library.  For long gaming sessions, or those who like to chat in-game, I particularly like the comfortable and responsive, backlit keyboard. It makes extensive typing a true pleasure and ensures that any keystrokes in high-speed games are quickly registered. The backlighting in this model is full RGB too, so if you want to use the Lenovo software to customize the look of your keyboard while you’re playing or when it’s just sat on your desk looking pretty, you have millions of colors to pick from.  Lenovo Legion 5 17  The bigger brother of the Legion 5 15, this model boosts the screen size by a further two inches, letting you make the absolute most of its high-powered hardware for gorgeous 1080p gaming sessions. The same AMD Ryzen 5800H and Nvidia RTX 3060 are a perfect pairing for all sorts of games and can give you the confidence to play what you want, how you want, without worrying about having to lower settings just to make it playable.  The 17-inch screen does drain the battery a little faster than its 15-inch counterpart, but it’s not much. You can still expect up to seven hours of mixed usage, though if you’re gaming for several hours at a time, it’d be a good idea to have the charger handy so you’re not interrupted. Especially if you’re running the screen at full brightness with the keyboard’s RGB enabled.  This is a heavy laptop at over six and a half pounds, too, so be sure you have a desk somewhere to set it down to play. I wouldn’t want to play with this one on my thighs. HP Omen 17 One of the contenders for the Platinum Collections’ best laptop of 2021 so far is the HP Omen 17. It combines one of the top Intel mobile CPUs, the Core i7-11800H, with an Nvidia RTX 3060 and 16GB of high-speed memory. That not only makes it great for gaming, but gives it an extremely powerful general compute performance profile, making it a super-fast Windows laptop for productivity-focused tasks, like video editing. The 17-inch screen gives you heaps of space for your timelines too – I’d want a machine like this for intense editing sessions.  Unlike many other modern laptops, the HP Omen 17 comes packing a range of port options, including Gigabit Ethernet, a Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI output – great for hooking up an external display for even more screen real estate. The real kicker is the Thunderbolt 4 port, though, which is something you’ll only find on Intel-based laptops. That means massive external device bandwidth for high-speed data transfers or running USB-C displays.  The HP Omen 17 is great for gaming and work, so it’d make a great streaming laptop – especially with its super faster eight-core CPU inside. If you're looking for more fantastic computers, be sure to check out our Platinum Collection, or visit us in person for even more options! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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I'm trying to spend less than 1,000 or max 1,100 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_CalebS admin January 29 Hello @faithew, There are a couple of factors that would go into this, do you plan on doing anything other than gaming on the PC? Maybe streaming in the future or anything like that? Would you like the PC to be easily upgradeable as well, some prebuilt manufacturers like Dell and HP do put proprietary parts in that can make upgrading a little difficult.  A good example is this PC, it is within your budget and would be decent for gaming, but you may have some issues with upgrades down the line.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/626587/dell-xps-8940-gaming-computer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook faithew ✭ January 29 yeah, I'm going to end up streaming eventually  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 29 faithew said: yeah, I'm going to end up streaming eventually  Another recommendation, due to graphics cards / parts availability, you could look into this PC which has an i7-10700 which would be capable of gaming / streaming, it doesn't come with a video card, so when one does come available, I would say like a 3060Ti with your budget, just put that into a machine like this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/632410/powerspec-b732-desktop-computer  For information on streaming we have a guide for that at   https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7210/streaming-setup-guide-how-to-start-streaming#latest 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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. Chris 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin December 2020 Hello @cmorris975 Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!  The PowerSpec B744 uses a Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 600W.  It's a non-modular Power Supply so all the cables are bundled together and come from the area all the cables come from on the Power Supply.  To access this, remove the right side panel of the PowerSpec if you are facing directly at it.  There should be an area towards the bottom where you can find the Power Supply, the cables may be ziptied together.  The cables you are looking for are either labled PCIe or GPU.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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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Does my purchase qualify for the Holiday Return Policy? The person at checkout said I only had 15 days and it was conflicting with what I read on the website. I figured maybe the cashier just didn’t have accurate knowledge about the Holiday Return Policy so figured I’d ask here. Thanks, 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 Greetings. Yes, it does qualify. All products purchased between 11/02/20 - 12/24/20 will be eligible for return until 1/15/21. 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On the documentation, one of these areas is labeled as "PCIe" My question is, should I plug in my monitors in the PCIe inputs or the others or doesn't it matter? My main use is live Zoom calls.  Thank you!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_CalebS admin January 27 Hello @Davidfarr, You are going to want to make sure you plug into the PCIe ports on the documentation. That is your dedicated graphics card, so it will give you the best picture and all display would likely come out of that first.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Davidfarr ✭ January 27 Thank you! And DisplayPort is preferred over HDMI right? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKevinG admin January 27 Hello @Davidfarr DisplayPort connection in general will be able to to support higher refresh rates and Resolutions for monitors.  In most cases either one should work but you will want to check you monitor for the specifications as well 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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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Any recommendations under $150? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin January 18 Accepted Answer JazzDMV said: Here are 2 monitors found on MicroCenter's site. Does anyone know if they are compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro 13? Acer, $130, CB242Y 23.8" 1920 x 1080 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync IPS LED Monitor Dell, $120, SE2417HGX 23.6" Full HD 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync LED Monitor Greetings! Either of those would work, you would just need the proper adapter to get it to work with your MacBook. A cable like https://www.microcenter.com/product/612938/j5create-jcc153-usb-c-to-4k-hdmi-cable-5-ft--white would get an HDMI monitor to connect to the Thunderbolt/USB-C ports on the MacBook. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers JazzDMV January 18 Here are 2 monitors found on MicroCenter's site. Does anyone know if they are compatible with the Apple MacBook Pro 13? Acer, $130, CB242Y 23.8" 1920 x 1080 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync IPS LED Monitor Dell, $120, SE2417HGX 23.6" Full HD 75Hz HDMI VGA FreeSync LED Monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JazzDMV January 18 Thanks for the response.  A few more questions. 1.) In order to set up 2 external monitors, should I purchase 2 of the adapters? 2.) Is a retina display recommended? 3.) Is a certain pixel density recommended? 4.) If yes about retina and pixel density, it doesn't appear the 2 monitors (Acer and LG) have those features.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 19 If you're looking to add two displays to your laptop, it will need two display adapters, yes. Whether a Retina display is recommended or not would depend on how you intend to use the display and whether you would require one or not. A Retina display is an Apple branding term that essentially means, high resolution, specifically a high DPI. Typically, the higher the resolution the higher the cost, because it costs more to create and there is some different tech implemented. Both of the monitors you've selected will work with the display adapted mentioned above. However, I don't believe it's possible to find a higher resolution monitor in the price range that you're searching. I hope this info helps! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 have been told I can upgrade to SATA 1TB 7.2rpm 512e 2.5in What drives meet this specification? 2) Can my exixting drive be copied over so I can use it pretty much plug and play? 3) Does the tech dept do this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 13 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7919/3-part-question-about-dell-inspiron-1564-harddrive-replacement Hello! Yes you can change the hard drive in this. A 2.5" 7200rpm drive is a tough find. As seeing the laptop already has a 5400rpm drive, if you're looking for an upgrade in storage and speed, I'd suggest looking at a 1 TB 2.5" SSD for just a few dollars more than a standard 1TB 5400RPM drive. Something such as https://www.microcenter.com/product/508183/inland-professional-1tb-ssd-3d-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive will work great with your laptop. We can assist you with this process. Simply bring your system to the service desk at your closest Micro Center and our knowledgeable technicians will be happy to assist you with migrating or cloning your data. Data Transfer services start at $99.99, Cloning services start at $149.99. 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What fan do I need to order to replace it? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Could you describe in a little more detail the type of noise you're getting? Is it like a grinding or clicking, or is it just the normal fan noise, but a little too loud for your preferences? The cooler used in the G434 is the Cooler Master ML240L, which uses 120mm fans. Any other standard 120mm fan should fit if you wanted to replace them yourself, but if there's something wrong with one of the fans, we would want to have our service desk verify that and either exchange the unit or replace the fan under warranty.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dilbert3k ✭ June 2020 Its a grinding noise. Sounds like a fan that is dying. I'd rather not lose my computer for days to get a fan replaced. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 Yeah, if it's something like grinding then it's likely it's just a bad fan. Computer systems we sell come with a 15-day return period, so if you're still within that you're always welcome to just exchange it instead.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JJGonz ✭ June 14 I purchased a new PowerSpec G464 last year (July 2020) and its been about a month now that I am hearing this grinding noise. Is this noise coming from a fan? how do I fix this? I am little disappointed that in less than a year I have to replace a part. I still have a Dell XPS that I bought many years ago that did not have any issues at all. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 14 @JJGonz just chiming in. Sorry you are hearing a grinding noise coming from the Powerspec. We'll need to troubleshoot. It could be a fan or something else. Please respond to our email. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JJGonz ✭ June 14 Hello, I responded to the email for requested information .. I am also attaching the recording here. Record-3.zip 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 14 @JJGonz thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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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Minimum: 4 Cores Some Examples (but not limited to): AMD FX-6300, Intel Core i5-4430, Intel Core i5-2320, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Recommended: 6 Cores Some Examples (but not limited to): Intel Core i7-8700K @3.70 GHz, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or better High End: 8+ Cores Some Examples (but not limited to): Intel Core 9-10980XE @ 3.0GHz, Intel i9-9900KS @ 4.00 GHz, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X or AMD Ryzen 3950X Memory (RAM) Minimum: 16GB Recommended: 16GB High End: 32+GB Graphics (GPU) A gaming graphics card with dedicated memory (vRAM) is required. Minimum: 2GB Dedicated vRAM Some Examples (but not limited to): Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 @ 2 GB / GTX 1050 or ATI Radeon HD 7850 @ 2GB / AMD RX 550 or better Recommended: 6GB Dedicated vRAM Some Examples (but not limited to): GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB or AMD RX 580 or better High End: 8+GB Dedicated vRAM Some Examples (but not limited to): Nvidia 2080 TI or AMD Radeon VII or better 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 10 Hello @Rickplaysbass and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Per your specs, we'd advise to stick with the simulation recommended or high-end requirements. So for a 6 core processor and 16 gigs of ram on a laptop will cost more than the slightly higher than average laptop pc. You can find the following laptop computers on Microcenter.com, just type in the SKU number and search: Lenovo Legion Y740 refurbished gaming laptop sku# 111682 Lenovo Legion 5 sku# 105304 Msi Gf65 thin 10ue-97 gaming laptop sku# 237701 Dell XPS 15 9500 Sku# 137844 Take a look at those and let us know what you think. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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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So looking for laptop and software recommendations since I don't think software is included anymore. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 Ottavio said: My son's 7 year old HP is no longer working. The laptop was used for filming and editing my son's blog. The original HP came with the software he used. So looking for laptop and software recommendations since I don't think software is included anymore. Thanks. Greetings. What price range are you looking for? You can view the video editing software we sell at: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294967272  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lastlap1 ✭ December 2020 I struggling with what new laptop to purchase. It is a big part of my job. I have had the one I use now for about 8 years, at least 3 years past when I should have replaced it, just because it is painful to change and get setup. I am not anxious to just spend a lot of money, but also don't want to replace it every year. I put together a list of how I use it, what I have now, and options I have looked at, which helps me understand what I think is important to me. Is this something I can post here and get help? I just need something that won't lag behind and keep up with me.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2020 Lastlap1 said: I struggling with what new laptop to purchase. It is a big part of my job. I have had the one I use now for about 8 years, at least 3 years past when I should have replaced it, just because it is painful to change and get setup. I am not anxious to just spend a lot of money, but also don't want to replace it every year. I put together a list of how I use it, what I have now, and options I have looked at, which helps me understand what I think is important to me. Is this something I can post here and get help? I just need something that won't lag behind and keep up with me.  Sure, please let us know what you'd be looking for and we can see what we would have available.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lastlap1 ✭ December 2020 Typical Day: (I like to have all applications open at the same time; I am generally moving between them all constantly) • Excel with Large Sheets and Macro’s • Adobe Editing • Outlook with large attachments • Word Docs always open • Multiple Screens to help with Editing • Web Browser always open using other computers virtually • Transferring large files - Speed • Some CAD viewing and Editing • Always on Wireless • I work in three locations. I will need to consider the cost of a power source for each location and for traveling. • Web Meetings often • Transferring Files between Phone Computer Items reviewed: • Processor: 10th Gen i7 - 10750 2.6 Ghz Processor – What else should I consider? What will help me with speed in my applications? Benefit / Cost • Hard Drive: 512GB NVME M.2 SD This seems to Best Drive for Speed? Present Computer presently has 296GB Used. Should I consider SATA drive for safety/dependability? • Ram: 16GB or 32GB – 2933SDRAM or 3200SDRAM – Are there other specs to consider that will help with my applications? If I don’t get 32GB, it seems I should verify I can upgrade? • Graphics: ? (I don’t think I need much, look what I have, I always wished it was just a little better) • Operating System: MS 10 Home or Pro? (I have had Windows 7 Pro, but not sure how Pro makes a difference). • Wireless: WiFi 6 seems to be the latest/fast? I have 6 Network Drives Mapped that I VPN to full time when connected to the Internet. I exchange large files often with these drives. • Bluetooth: Transfer files between Phone and Laptop. How do Bluetooth levels differ? (5.0, 5.1) • Battery: I would like to get at least 4 hours when on the Battery. • Webcam: Need Webcam - Cam shutter seems like a nice option if available. • Connections: o ThunderBolt - Connection seems like a good option for multiple location connections? o HDMI - Connection used many times at work and traveling. o USB Port - I always have two drives plugged in at one location. I want to increase the File Transfer speeds. Having one extra for Thumb Drive would also be nice. But maybe I could accomplish it with an adapter? • Monitor: o I have a 15.6” now; it seems to be a good balance to travel with. Better resolution would help. Touch Screen seems like a good option for marking-up Drawings and Pictures, but it seems like I would want the screen to flip around to use this feature? I would consider this is an optional feature. o Not being able to view the screen from an angle also seems like a nice feature while traveling. • Keyboard: o Backlit is a feature I wished I had many times while traveling. o Numeric Pad on Keyboard is used a lot. • Present Computer: o ProBook 4540s 64bit Operating System Running Windows 7 o I7-3632QM 2.20GHz o 8GB Ram o AMD Radeon HD 7650M Graphics (This almost was good enough, it just needed a little improvement) o Weight is 6.0lbs (This is acceptable but no heavier. I little lighter would be nice.) o Multiple applications run extremely slow, and File transfer is slow, Boot-time extremely slow, Screen Resolution was inadequate. Linking to Phone for file transfer did not work well. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lastlap1 ✭ December 2020 Ian, If this is something that you can use to help me choose the correct Laptop for me, I can email it to you as a PDF. Just think it is easier to read. When I paste it on here it seems to all blend together. The PDF is in Bullet Points. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @Lastlap1 just chiming in. We have some selections for you. You want to go with a SSD drive and not SATA. Solid state give better performance for the PC. For all of the multi-threading, CAD and multiple programs opened simultaneously, you may want to go with 16gb or preferably 32 gb of memory. With an I7-10th gen processor, 32 gigs will give you all the speed and performance you need for all of the things you'll be doing for your job. I'm not sure you need a laptop with thunderbolt. I saw the HP Probook 4540 didn't have thunderbolt. So unless you have a thunderbolt only monitor or a thunderbolt only storage device, we'd recommend to exclude thunderbolt ports as a requirement for your new laptop. Most laptops we have only support Thunderbolt 3 anyway. Same scenario mentioned above applies to Thunderbolt 3 monitors and storage devices.  No worries about the differences between bluetooth 5.0 vs 5.1, its all bluetooth. But there is a link below on bluetooth if you'd like to know the difference. There really isn't to much of difference as to why we say bluetooth is bluetooth no matter if its 5.0 or 5.1. Take a look at these links below at recommended laptops. They're going to range between $999 to $1500. If want something cheaper, you'll have to go with lesser RAM/Memory, a slower CPU processor, etc. Look at the Dell XPS 15 9500, this has 16gig of RAM/Memory but it can be upgraded to 32gig of memory. Its the only laptop that meet your requirements that has a touchscreen.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/623604/dell-xps-15-9500-156-laptop-computer---silver  Look at the HP Omen 15 Gaming laptop. It has 16 gig of ram but could be upgraded. It does NOT  have touchscreen. https://www.microcenter.com/product/623207/hp-omen-15-dh1054nr-156-gaming-laptop-computer---black  Look at another HP Omen 15 it has 32gig of ram. It does NOT have a touchscreen. https://www.microcenter.com/product/623209/hp-omen-15-dh1053nr-156-gaming-laptop-computer---black  Difference between bluetooth 5.0/5.1 https://www.rfwireless-world.com/Terminology/Bluetooth-5-vs-bluetooth-5-1.html  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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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Now my system will not 'hook' the video card until the windows lock screen. I can not see the pre boot or bios. I am sure it goes to the bios screen (because it acts like it dose), but the screen is dead. I am using the powerspec g434 with a Mini Display port to a dell monitor. The system has a 'k' in the CPU model number so there is no on board video only through the video card. I have tried to access the bios from windows via the control panel but get the same results. Can someone help me out with this. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin August 13 @James301 Is this the only monitor that's connected? Verify nothing else is connected to a video output on the PC, even if it's not turned on. Also, this is DP to Mini-DP? No adapters? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook James301 ✭ August 13 yes it was a DP to mini-DP. and THANK YOU!!! You fixed it... I unplugged my HDMI TV and it works like a charm. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 13 Glad to hear that worked, please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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 couldn't find a case with an optical drive bay (want to reuse existing) -- I like: Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid , but want to know if compatible (not on MC, so would have to buy on Amazon) 2. I like Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B CPU Air Cooler, but have no idea on ease of install or if better choice exists. 3. I am reusing optical drive and HD from existing Dell XPS (also not on MC) but am interested in MC pro build. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin February 2 Hello, @JDW. Yes, the build you've selected will work well, however, I'd ask a few things. What do you have in mind for this build? What's your budget, and what monitor do you plan to pair with this? 1. The case you've mentioned would be compatible with this build. I'd recommend either, https://www.microcenter.com/product/508331/thermaltake-v100-atx-mid-tower-computer-case---black or https://www.microcenter.com/product/404779/corsair-carbide-200r-atx-mid-tower-computer-case---black 2. The Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B is compatible with the motherboard and CPU you've selected. 3. We can still offer MC Pro Build for your selection. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy to discuss this further with you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JDW ✭ February 4 Thanks for the response. I am using machine for programming and casual gaming (not cutting edge). I am very sure a middle/high build like this will be suitable for me and have longevity.  I am waiting for crazy prices to subside to buy a GPU. I will use my existing Radeon HD 7800 to get by for now. I have finalized my selections to include Corsair carbide  100R  (for quiet). I like the 200R, but it is bigger than my limited desktop would allow for.  Having watched some Carey Holzman videos using same components I am going for self-build. If I get into trouble, I may contact you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 4 Yeah, I think you've got a great build for that! I might suggest a more powerful PSU, but the CPU and RAM you selected will support your programming quite well! We're happy to help if you do need help! We'll do the best we can! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.5K All Categories 997 The Blog 34 What's Trending 156 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 5 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 23 Build Showcase 11 Contests 33 Past Contests 714 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 103 New Members 65 Consumer Tech 16 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 71 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 46 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 110 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 217 Graphics Cards 157 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 18 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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