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Community Article Will this Acer monitor optimize my build when working/gaming? Or is there a better choice under 400? — 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 Will this Acer monitor optimize my build when working/gaming? Or is there a better choice under 400? LitDad ✭ July 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Build: Microcenter PowerSpec G706 Gaming Desktop Computer AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz Processor; NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6; 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM; 1TB SSD Monitor:  MONITOR: Acer Nitro XV272U Pbmiiprzx 27" WQHD 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync HDR IPS LED Gaming Monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTonyV admin July 2020 An alternative option I'd recommend would be the Dell S2719DGF.  To give a quick comparison, the Acer monitor you chose has an IPS panel, and the Dell I recommended has a TN panel. TN panels have very low response times which makes them good for competitive gaming environments. IPS panels are known for having better color accuracy, contrast ratio and viewing angles compared to TN panels, i.e. "better picture quality." Modern IPS panels are now pretty close to their TN counterparts in terms of response times, but they do typically still fall just a little bit behind. I've used the S2719DGF and it was a good monitor, and I'm currently using an LG27GL850 which is an IPS monitor, and I think you'll be happy regardless of which one you choose. That Acer and Dell both advertise a 1ms response time and you shouldn't notice any difference between the two, but this particular Dell monitor is pretty good in terms of color accuracy for a TN panel. So between these two it's really a question of: do you want to spend the extra money on a monitor with slightly better color accuracy? I think you'd be happy either way.  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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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Misleading sale — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Misleading sale nelsonjacob414 ✭ March 15 in Store Information and Policy A few days ago I bought an Acer KG271U monitor. The sign in the store said that it was 1440p and 144hz. I bought this expecting it to have 144hz. A few days later, I set it up at home, and find out that it only runs at 75hz. The Acer website says the same. This is absolutely ridiculous, as the refresh rate was a major reason as to why I bought the monitor. I am also out of state and over 12 hours away from a micro center. Any ideas or recommendations for what I should do, or who I should contact? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 15 Greetings. I am sorry for any confusion with this monitor you may be having. Are you using a DisplayPort cable? You would need to be using that to get 144Hz. On our website, under the Specs tab it lists the following "Refresh Rate Details - 144 Hz using DisplayPort" https://www.microcenter.com/product/503505/acer-kg271u-27-wqhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-gaming-monitor Looking at the Acer website, it is listed at 144Hz. https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/UM.HX1AA.A07 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. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Cant decide between 3 monitors, please help. — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Peripherals Cant decide between 3 monitors, please help. Daniel_01 ✭ December 2020 edited June 3 in Peripherals I've narrowed my choice down to the Dell S2721dgf, The odyssey G7, and the Asus Tuf VG27aql1a. What would be the best to go with??? I keep going back forth. I have also heard mixed things about the G7, and hardly anything about the VG27aql1a. Any help would be great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_EmileC admin December 2020 Hey Daniel_01! Ideally, they are all great choices. I've heard really good things regarding the Asus Tuf monitor. I actually bought it for a family member for Christmas this year for their PS5! With the support of both G-Sync and FreeSync, any AMD or Nvidia GPU would perform outstanding. The Samsung G7 has had it's issues with the backlight flickering when having the VRR enabled since it's release and for the cost the HDR was less than expected so I wouldn't go for the G7 just yet. If it were me, I would choose between the Dell and Asus model as they are almost identical in terms of price (You could get two for the price of one g7)  and performance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin December 2020 @Daniel_01 I'd agree with @TS_EmileC and his recommendations. I currently own the ASUS VG27AQ 27" WQHD 165Hz and Dell S2716DG 27" WQHD 144Hz which are very similar to the models you've listed. I'd recommend the ASUS over the dell if you're system can actually put out above 144 FPS. ELMB Sync really makes a difference! Otherwise, they are very similar in performance and it will come down to personal preference as they are two different panels and will reproduce colors slightly differently. Hope this helps! 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 6 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article New Gaming Monitor — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Peripherals New Gaming Monitor Capcityff3531 ✭ November 2020 edited June 3 in Peripherals I built a PC earlier this year. I run an AMD Ryzen 5 3600X with a RTX 2070 Mini. I use my PC for general productivity work and gaming. The monitor I currently have is the HP - 27f 27" IPS LED FHD FreeSync 75hz. I wanted to upgrade to a better gaming monitor and I figured with the Black Friday prices, this would be a great time. However, I’m not exactly sure what to get, or what my computer can handle. My main questions are 1440p or 1080p? What screen size is best with either of those that it’s still running at a high refresh rate? I saw Best Buy has the Dell S3220DGF which is 1440p and 32 inches. However, I’ve heard once you hit 32 inches, you might want better than 1440p. Also, will running at 1440p reduce refresh rate to the point that it’s not worth it? Or is my hardware good enough? Or would it be better to stick to 27 inches at 1440p? Another Best Buy option is the Samsung CRG5. It’s 1080p at 27 inches but 240hz refresh rate. Would be PC be able to reach numbers like that? At Microcenter, I've had two recommended to me. Dell S2719DGF 27" WQHD and HP X27i I’ve done a ton of research but found a lot of conflicting information and I wasn’t sure what would work best with what I already have. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin November 2020 Hey @Capcityff3531 Welcome to the community! Personal recommendation is that if you're choosing a 27in monitor, I'd recommend 1440p. If you can, I'd also go with 144hz. You might not be able to hit 144hz in all games at max settings, but if you can get 100+ fps it's a much more enjoyable experience. The way I see it if you're going to be buying a new display, buy the best that you can within your budget. You might upgrade your PC hardware in the future but monitors typically last a bit longer than PC hardware.  Hope this recommendation helps! 😊 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Capcityff3531 ✭ November 2020 Thanks for the advice.  Any recommendations on a specific monitor?  An employee at Microcenter recommended the HP X27i but I didn't see any in stock.  His selling point was the IPS panel.  I'm open to buying from anywhere.  Didn't want to spend more than $300 if possible. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Which of our locations are you shopping in? I'd be happy to make a recommendation based on the selection in your store! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Capcityff3531 ✭ November 2020 Fairfax, VA I bought the Gigabyte G27Q on Amazon but still unsure. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 The Gigabyte G27Q is a great choice based on specs, but I'm not familiar with the panel in-person. Here are my recommendations. https://www.microcenter.com/product/512972/dell-s2719dgf-27-wqhd-155hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-gaming-monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/615206/samsung-jg56-27-wqhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-curved-led-gaming-monitor Let me know if you have any questions about them! I'd be happy to talk further! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Capcityff3531 ✭ November 2020 I was looking at the Dell one you mentioned quite a bit. The complaints I heard were it not being as good at IPS panel. For the same price, Gigabyte seems better. However, if that’s not the case, I think a brand like Dell or Samsung would be best.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin November 2020 @Capcityff3531 I would prefer Samsung since I have never had a problem with my Samsung TV and Samsung monitor but that would really be a matter of preference. 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. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article PC Build advice request — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts PC Build advice request CourierKing19 ✭ April 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Budget 2000. Monitor & keyboard needed Goals: 100+ frames on ultra settings at 1440p. I really appreciate the feedback! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0115c3cd-d6d5-472f-8faa-b441e6992dac 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TheITDad ✭✭ April 2020 Just about everything looks pretty good except two things I could see.  First not sure if it was intentional and if it is feel free to re-adjust but you didn't have a case in your link there.  So I removed the 500gb inland m.2 and put a fractal meshify c case for 99 in there.  Second, while the ram you picked is by no means bad the set I picked is same frequency and cl but for 17$ cheaper.  Other than that I believe everything you have chose will do fantastic for what you want.  If tax becomes to much the easy places to cut corners and not really effect performance would be going to the R7 3700x, the performance is very similar to the 3800x but for a few bucks cheaper.  You could also drop the case down to a cheaper case and maybe save 20-30 bucks. Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=c1914ebc-2917-4220-a231-2bc0156fdbad CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Matisse 3.9GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($299.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) Gigabyte Aorus Elite WiFi X570 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($209.99 EACH) RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC - Black ($83.99 EACH) Case: (1) Fractal Design Meshify C Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black ($99.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) PowerSpec 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($109.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) Sapphire Technology Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+ Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Video Card ($459.99 EACH) M.2 SSD: (1) Crucial P1 1TB SSD 3D QLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive ($109.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($50.99 EACH) Keyboard: (1) Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB PassThrough & Media Controls - Tactile & Quiet- Cherry MX Brown - RGB LED Backlit ($144.99 EACH) Monitors: (1) MSI Optix MAG321CQR 31.5" WQHD 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync Gaming LED Monitor ($399.99 EACH) Case Fans: (3) Arctic Cooling P12 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan ($8.99 EACH) Total: $1,996.87 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CourierKing19 ✭ April 2020 Thank you! I already have the meshify c at home so great pick! My thought on adding a 2nd cheap SSD was to prevent the P1 from filling up too much since it tends to slowdown when close to full capacity. Any suggestions on a nice keyboard? My preference is mechanical but quiet. If a have any budget room I might pick up a new headset too 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TheITDad ✭✭ April 2020 Keyboards can be very much up to each person but I like Corsair's mechanical keyboards but I would suggest trying a few out by maybe ordering them on Amazon get them try for a day or 2 then if you don't like it sanitize and ship back since Amazon's return policy is fantastic. 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. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts - Gaming PC/Workstation — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts - Gaming PC/Workstation snekkysnek ✭ January 14 in Help Choosing Parts This list is based off of a few other builds I saw showcased. I've done some research on pc building in the past, but obviously lack the thorough understanding a professional would have, and want to confirm that this would be optimal for my needs:  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=41cbb6d9-fce6-4715-98d0-4f2c87f504e4 My main hobby aside from art is gaming, so that's what this is primarily geared for. However, I also need it to be capable of running 3D modeling/rendering programs like Zbrush, Blender, and Maya smoothly, which I remember reading is heavily dependent on both RAM and cores. By no means is this meant to be a professional workstation, but I'd like it to be suitable for someone of student skill level. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 14 Hello @snekkysnek Welcome to the community! You've got a great start here with this build however I do have a few questions and recommendations. What kind of budget did you have in mind for your build? Since you mentioned this is for gaming, what monitor are you to pair with this build? I noticed that you've selected the 32-bit version of Windows 10. I'd recommend the 64-bit version as it will allow you to take full advantage of your build. Once we know a bit more about your build, I'd be happy to make a few more recommendations! I look forward to your response! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook snekkysnek ✭ January 14 Thanks for the welcome and quick response @LandShark! My budget is loosely hovering at around $1.5k, give or take some (not including the monitor). As for the monitor, I haven't made a final decision yet, but I keep coming back to this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/626571/acer-nitro-xv272u-vbmiiprx-27-wqhd-170hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr400-ips-led-gaming-monitor That being said, I'm open to monitor suggestions as well. I know that I'd prefer IPS over VA for color accuracy and lower latency, but it also depends on how noticeable the lack of contrast is going to be. I haven't had a chance to actually go out and look at monitors in person, unfortunately, but I know that I'm looking to stay within the $200-300 range. (I must have overlooked the Windows version when I was doing this the other day, thanks for letting me know. I probably would've forgotten to change it again lol) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 15 Alright, thanks for the help and additional details! I've made a couple of changes to your selection based on what you've mentioned. I know 3D modeling/rendering programs can be highly RAM intensive, so I've bumped your RAM to 32GB. I would also, say that the more GPU memory you can have, the better. I also changed out your motherboard for a B550 option. You won't see a performance impact and in most cases, you won't see a need for the X570 platform. One example would be if you were using PCIe gen 4 SSDs. However, the SSDs that you've selected will work great. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=2db9fc4c-375b-4a6d-9f30-a066b4d39c60 The Acer Nitro is a great choice for a monitor. The high refresh rate is great to have! Another option that I'm also a fan of is the Samsung G5. https://www.microcenter.com/product/631142/samsung-c27g55t-g5-odyssey-27-wqhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-curved-led-gaming-monitor I'd recommend taking a look at monitors if you're able to do so. Each panel has its own unique personality, so to speak. Different warm and cool tones, etc. So I'd say personal preference goes a long way here and you'll definitely want to be happy with a purchase that you spend a lot of time looking at! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook snekkysnek ✭ January 16 Thanks so much, I really appreciate the feedback. My current computer is nearing its end so I might have to make this purchase sooner than anticipated, but I'm feeling more confident about my choices now than I did before. I'll definitely take some more time to look at monitors though! Hopefully a place nearby will have that Samsung one in stock so I can see it in person 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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Thanks in advance for your aiding of my new and exciting journey.  My Budget: It's $2000 all in. I would need this to cover everything from an desk to an OS. My needs/wants: I would prefer an Nvidia GPU due to the availability of GeForce Experience. I will mostly be gaming with slight productivity in the way of school work.  What games I want to play: Elite Dangerous, CSGO, GTA V, Cyberpunk 2077, and some of your guy's recommendations.  Final Info: Just remember the budget is for the whole setup and not just the PC.  Thank you for all your help. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin July 2020 Hello @packagevevo I just have a few questions so we can help you with this setup.  Do you have a preference on the CPU, AMD or Intel?  What size monitor are you looking for?  Lastly, are you looking to have us build this, or are you planning to build the PC yourself? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TheITDad ✭✭ July 2020 So I assumed a few things.  First is that you don't have a cpu preference and went with AMD purely for the price considering you need everything for this build.  Second I assumed you have a desk, if this isn't the case there is still a bit of room in here but I left it at this price to account for tax wherever you may be.  If you do need a desk I suggest a Walmart special for starters just as a place to put everything.  Other than that I included all the peripherals needed with a good high refresh rate monitor, good keyboard and mouse, and of course your OS.  Now if you need to save a little extra cash, drop the extra large mouse mat I have in there to save 20 bucks or so.  Also there are other ways to get an activated OS key and use the microsoft media creation tool.  But if your uncomfortable doing that then I have included a win10 key in this build.  Now the case is one that you can mess around with and see if you like a different one, same thing with the mouse and keyboard.  Hope this works for you and have fun building Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=494318b3-724f-4a5b-b166-2c70d839dfa7 CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($259.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WIFI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($189.99 EACH) RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-16GVKC - Black ($79.99 EACH) Case: (1) Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black ($89.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($129.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK GAMING Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card ($519.99 EACH) M.2 SSD: (1) Inland Professional 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G) ($29.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 EACH) Operating System: (1) Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - 1pk DSP OEM DVD ($149.99 EACH) Keyboard: (1) Corsair K70 RapidFire Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red LED - USB PassThrough & Media Controls - Fastest & Linear - Cherry MX Speed ($119.99 EACH) Mouse: (1) Corsair IRONCLAW Wireless RGB - FPS and MOBA Gaming Mouse - 18,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Sub-1 ms Slipstream Wireless ($89.99 EACH) Mouse Pads: (1) MAINGEAR ASSIST XL Gaming Mouse Pad - Stealth ($19.99 EACH) Monitors: (1) ASUS VP249QGR 23.8" Full HD 144Hz HDMI DP VGA FreeSync  Low Motion Blur IPS LED Gaming Monitor ($159.99 EACH) Total: $1,894.87 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin July 2020 Hello hello and welcome! It's exciting to move from console to PC and you won't regret it!  I've not included a desk in this part list as I'm not sure of the space that you'd have available. As TheITDad mentioned above, I've tried to leave room for your sales tax, as I'm not sure of your location. There are a few parts in here that I'd recommend that you consider changing based on your style or preference. I think that your peripherals are a very personal choice, so I'd recommend that you find something that is comfortable or fits your style. The same could be said for your case, but personally, I think the H510 does a great job staying subtle while showing off your build. I went with an ATX motherboard that has WiFI onboard. If you're able to go hardwired, you could save some there. I included the extra-large mouse pad as well, but it's not required. So you could find some more savings there. For your monitor, I chose a great offering from AOC. It's 27" 144hz 1440p panel is paired greatly with the EVGA RTX 2070 Super.  As far as game recommendations, I've been enjoying Satisfactory and Borderlands 3 lately. If you enjoy CS:GO, I'd recommend trying Valorant.  This build would easily be able to handle these titles and more, giving you a great experience and tons of fun! As you can see based on my comments above, a lot of the parts you choose are up to your personal preference. However, if you can dream it we can build it! More info about having us build your new dream computer can be found here: https://www.microcenter.com/site/service/instore-service-complete-build.aspx GLHF! Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=bd581a28-199c-47bf-aa96-1859fb18b489 CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Matisse 3.6GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($259.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WIFI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($189.99 EACH) RAM: (1) TeamGroup T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory - Gray ($59.99 EACH) Case: (1) NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black ($69.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($109.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK GAMING Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card ($519.99 EACH) 2.5" SSD: (1) Inland Professional 512GB 3D TLC NAND SATA 3.0 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal SSD ($52.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 EACH) Operating System: (1) Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD - English ($119.99 EACH) Keyboard: (1) HyperX Alloy FPS Pro TKL Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue ($69.99 EACH) Mouse: (1) Glorious PC Gaming Race Model D Gaming Mouse - Matte Black ($49.99 EACH) Mouse Pads: (1) MAINGEAR ASSIST XL Gaming Mouse Pad - Stealth ($19.99 EACH) Monitors: (1) AOC CQ27G2  27" WQHD 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync Curved LED Gaming Monitor ($299.99 EACH) Total: $1,877.87 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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This is is what I see we have at Micro Center in that price range currently:  https://www.microcenter.com/product/617119/acer-nitro-xv340ck-pbmiipphzx-34-qhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-ultrawide-ips-led-gaming-monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/618536/aoc-cu34g2x-34-qhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-ultrawide-curved-led-gaming-monitor 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 6 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Racing Simulator Guide — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Racing Simulator Guide 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited August 18 in Reviews & Buying Guides Get ready to shift into high gear with the best sim racing equipment for 2021! Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, many online events have come to light for the general public. A major one is Racing Simulation or Sim Racing. It’s taken the online world by storm as virtual Grand Prixs and other races featuring real drivers from Formula 1, NASCAR, and other forms of motorsports have gained media attention and continue to thrive despite IRL, or In Real Life, Racing mainly running again in 2021. From NASCAR to Formula 1 to off-road racing, these simulators can provide you the opportunity to virtually drive your favorite vehicles against other drivers on famous tracks like Daytona, Indianapolis, and even Monaco. First, we’ll break down some of the popular racing sims/games and then go over some hardware recommendations you’ll want to look into getting. Take note that racing sim can be a hefty investment but for me personally, I look at it this way: take whatever amount you spend, and if you hit half that number in hours racing, then I say you’ve gotten your money's worth, and even more so if you’re having fun doing it the entire way! IE - I spend $250 on a racing wheel. If I get 125 hrs. of racing in from various racing titles, I say I've gotten more than my money's worth. NOTE: This guide’s hardware recommendations are for sim racing equipment/peripherals only with the assumption that you already have a computer (or gaming console) that can play the racing sim/games of your choice. Table of Contents Popular Racing Simulators & Racing Games Tier 1 - Entry Level Tier 2 - Intermediate Tier 3 - Enthusiast Tier 4 - Pro Racing Cockpits Monitors & Stands Virtual Reality Micro Center’s Racing Sim Builder 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Popular Racing Simulators and Racing Games Cars: Various // This is the main authority on competitive sim racing for PC, with a large online player base. They cover almost every form of racing, featuring plenty of officially licensed and real-world backed racing series along with a variety of real laser-scanned tracks. iRacing features various types of oval racing (including NASCAR and IndyCar), various forms of road racing (IMSA, IndyCar, Porsche), dirt oval racing and off-road dirt racing/rally cross. You’ll work your way up through a driving class and safety rating system where every stat is tracked along the way. iRacing also has professionally run championships for thousands of dollars. Maybe you caught one of them on TV in the past year or so? iRacing uses a subscription based model, which keeps the major content updates pumping every three months. iRacing does not allow for any modding content like some sims on PC. iRacing supports VR. Cars: Various // The current offering in Reiza Studios’ Automobilista series is Automobilista 2. The Brazilian developer has been known for some of the best force feedback in a racing sim released for PC. Their current title is in Early Access, but features a variety of cars and tracks from around the world, some which are unique to the title. The second game is currently releasing new content through 2021 and perhaps beyond. Some is free content, the rest is through a Season Pass system, mainly for well-known tracks from around the world. There is currently not any mod support for the 2nd title. The original, Automobilista, does offer modding support but is no longer being updated by the developer. Automobilista 1 does not support VR, Automobilista 2 supports VR. Cars: Various // The original title by Kunoz Simulation is Assetto Corsa available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. While it currently is not receiving updates and has not for a couple years, it has a vast library of cars and tracks both officially released and available in DLC for purchase. It also has a large modding community (PC only) for cars and tracks that is still active today a few years after release. It is a great title to start out with if you are on PC and are interested in road racing and drifting. Assetto Corsa supports VR on PC. Cars: GT3, GT4 // Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official game of the FIA GT3 Championship. It is available on PC, PS4 and XBox One. Developed by Kunoz Simulation, currently it is a strictly a GT racing cars simulator, featuring real-world GT3 and GT4 licensing, with only cars and tracks that you would see those cars racing at in real life. Assetto Corsa Competizione does offer a career mode, as well as an online progression system. Major content additions have come through paid DLC and it receives regular updates. There is no modding support. Assetto Corsa Compitizione supports VR on PC. Cars: Formula 1 // Formula One and Codemasters have partnered over the last decade to create the best experience for F1 Sim Racing. The F1 series is the official video game of Formula One, and is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. While many mods for some of the other games listed here include Formula cars, F1 The Game stands upon the competition for F1 racing. It features all official drivers and tracks from the real life series. F1 2020 is the current title of the series, with F1 2021 sure to release sometime in the 2021 calendar year. The F1 series currently does not support VR on any platform. Cars: Various // The Project Cars most recent entry, Project Cars 3 by Slightly Mad Studios, can be found on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars features a wide variety of racing experiences from GT3 to IndyCar and Rallycross, which makes it a popular console pick for racing sims. Project Cars 3 released in mid-2020 but is seen as more of an arcade-based game than a racing sim, with most simulator fans sticking to Project Cars 2. The game also has a variety of officially released DLC but does not offer any modding support on PC. Project Cars 1, 2 and 3 all support VR on PC. Cars: Various // rFactor 2 has been out for a few years, but is a very realistic simulator, and is set up to stand the test of time. It offers modding support, as well as officially released and purchasable DLC by its creator Studio 397. Despite being on Steam since 2013, the title receives regular updates and most users rave about its physics engine and force feedback system. rFactor2 does lag behind some of the other sims graphically due to its age, but more than makes up for it in every other area. rFactor 1 does not support VR, rFactor 2 has a beta mode only for VR. Cars: Various // RaceRoom is a free-to-play racing simulation, but most content is available through DLC on PC’s Steam and is home to official race series like DTM, WTCR, the WTCC and ADAC GT Masters. RaceRoom was released back in 2013 and is still receiving regular game and content updates. Cars: Rally // The FIA World Rally Championship’s official video game is the WRC Series. WRC 9 is the current title which can be found on PS4, Xbox One and on PC through the Epic Store. The current offering boasts career mode, dynamic weather conditions, 50 teams, 14 countries, 100 tracks, weekly challenges and an eSports mode available for online play. None of the WRC series titles support VR currently. Cars: Rally // Dirt Rally and Dirt Rally 2.0, much like WRC 8, has official FIA World Rally Championship cars and circuits. Made by Codemasters, Dirt Rally is the original release, but is still preferred by some users as the better of the two titles. Dirt Rally 2.0 features more eSports-like multiplayer than its predecessor, but both Dirt Rally series titles are well received by users online. Dirt Rally and Dirt Rally 2.0 both support VR on PC only. Cars: NASCAR Stock Cars // NASCAR Heat is an officially licensed NASCAR title currently released for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Developed by Monster Games, it is typically a yearly release. At its top level, there is a Pro series for its console versions, but not for PC. NASCAR Heat 5 is the current version of the game, featuring all real NASCAR tracks and drivers along with a career mode. The NASCAR Heat series does not currently support VR on any platform. Cars: Various // PlayStation’s flagship racing title since the days of the original PlayStation has been Gran Turismo. The current title for PS4 - Gran Turismo Sport was the biggest jump for Gran Turismo as a serious racing simulator, mainly focusing on online multiplayer with free updates since the game’s release in 2017. Currently this is the only Gran Turismo released for the PS4. Older Gran Turismo titles can be found for the older generations of PlayStation and the next Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 7 is slated for a 2022 release only on PS5. Gran Turismo Sport has limited PlayStation VR support. Cars: Various // The Forza series has been Microsoft’s exclusive racing title for the last 15 years with various releases throughout - there are two varieties of the Forza series currently being released for Xbox One and PC. The Forza series does not have a huge eSports market, but it currently offers the most unique cars found in one game in its flagship title, Forza Motorsports 7. Forza Horizon 4, the latest in their horizon series is a mix of racing and open-world with a wide variety of cars as well. It also features some unique modes not found in other racing titles, such as a Battle Royale in Forza Horizon 4. The Forza series does not currently support VR on any platform. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Tier 1 - Entry Level Racing Equipment With the entry level setup, we’re only going to focus on two items in particular: the wheel and the pedals. An important factor in the recommendations that were selected is Force Feedback. This feature is an extremely important factor to sim racing as being able to feel tension and traction in the wheel is one of the keys to controlling your turns on the track. Below are some recommendations of wheel/pedal kits I would recommend starting off with and they should include any mounting hardware to attach to your computer desk.   Wheel & Pedals Logitech G920/G29 Driving Force - I’ve personally owned the Logitech G920 and ran it for about 200 hours combined playing F1 2018/2019 and iRacing prior to upgrading. The wheel provides great force feedback using a helical gear system, paddle shifters, and an assortment of buttons you can map different controls to. The pedals are well constructed for the amount you’re paying for (and includes a clutch).   In hindsight, I would’ve much rather gone with the G29 if it was available at the time, as it includes a couple more buttons to play with and revLEDs (these LEDs help you determine when to shift gears). The downside, however, is that the Logitech Driving Force Shifter does not come included.  Thrustmaster T150 - I’ve included this wheel as it’s a little more affordable than the Logitech options and still includes that force feedback using a mixed belt-pulley and gear system that you’ll want in your start to sim racing. The T150’s pedal set does not come with a clutch. Thrustmaster T150 PC/PS3/PS4 Logitech G920 PC/Xbox One Logitech G29 PC/PS4 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Tier 2 - Intermediate Level With the intermediate setup, while the focus is still aimed towards wheel/pedals, we’ll include a couple other goodies that may add some more stabilization and portability for your rig. This was the next step I took myself when I wanted more stabilization and position control for the wheel and pedals.   Wheel & Pedals Thrustmaster TS300 RS Racing Wheel - This (and the GT edition) is probably one of the most popular racing wheels in the market. This is a big jump from the T150 and offers very comparable performance with the Logitech Driving Force wheels. With this setup, you also enter Thrustmaster’s ecosystem of add-ons, which means you can interchange different pedal sets, rims (steering wheels), shifters and more. Note: The RS version does not come with a clutch pedal.   Logitech G920/G29 Driving Force - Yes, this is getting recommended for both entry and intermediate setup. While these wheels do not offer an ecosystem of customization like Thrustmaster, the performance you get is great and the best bang for the buck if you’re just starting to get into racing sim.   Logitech G923 - Logitech's latest and greatest offering is the G923 wheel and pedal set. G923 TRUEFORCE for Xbox Series X & S, Xbox One and PC with next-gen simulation force feedback technology. Now, the game’s physics engine is connected directly to the wheel for true, pure responsiveness. It also features a slightly upgraded brake pedal in its pedal set compared to the G29/G920. Thrustmaster TS300 RS PC/PS3/PS Logitech G920 PC/Xbox One Logitech G29 PC/PS4 Logitech G923 PC/PS4/PS5 Wheel Stand/Mounts Next Level Racing and Arozzi offer a few wheel stands that offer stability, portability and height customization to help you achieve a level of comfort when racing. Going with a wheel stand setup is also convenient in the case that sim racing isn’t the only category of game you play. Next Level Racing options include most of the hardware and tools you’ll need to assemble. Arozzi Velocita Racing Simulator Next Level Racing Wheel Stand LITE Next Level Racing Folding Wheel Stand H-Pattern Shifters While not mandatory for most racing sims, it does provide its advantages and immersion for cars in games that are designed using “H”-pattern shifting. The Logitech Driving Force Shifter is a perfect fit for the G920/G29 wheels as they plug directly in the base of the wheel. Thrustmaster currently offers the TH-8A Add-on shifter as part of their ecosystem with options of directly connecting it to TX wheel bases or using a USB connector as a standalone shifter. Logitech Driving Force ™ Shifter Logitech G920/G29 Support Only Thrustmaster TH-8A Add-On Shifter Thrustmaster TX series compatible OR USB Standalone 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Tier 3 - Enthusiast So if you’re at this point, you’re either a seasoned sim racer, or you’re completely sold into sim racing and you just want to build upon getting the most immersive experience possible. In this section, we’ll be looking into the higher end Thrustmaster gear you can find at Micro Center. These products are made at some of the highest quality for consumer sim racing. Remember that formula I talked about when investing into your equipment? Those who wish to dive into this tier are driving enthusiasts who already spend hours and hours racing and will continue to spend hours and hours doing so. Wheel & Pedals Thrustmaster TS-XW Racer - This wheel and pedal system was made in collaboration between Thrustmaster and SPARCO. Utilizing a brushless servomotor, Motor Cooling Embedded system, and Turbo Power power supply, it sits in the upper echelon of Thrustmaster’s racing lineup as it is competition ready.   Separate Pedal Sets Thrustmaster T-LCM Pedals: Thrustmaster's newest pedal set is a great add on at a great price. This is the first pedal set from Thrustmaster incorporating Load Cell force sensor technology, for ultra-precise braking in racing sims! The positions of the 3 pedals are adjustable in terms of height, inclination and spacing. The included set of 6 springs allows for a multitude of quick adjustments, allowing you to customize the feel on the brake pedal to your liking. If you want true feel, I can't recommend these enough! Shifters/Handbrakes Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter - We touched upon Thrustmaster’s sturdy shifter earlier. Definitely a solid choice for any racing enthusiast, especially if you wish to stay within Thrustmaster’s ecosystem, but also works USB standalone. Thrustmaster TSS Handbrake - If you wanna drift, and you wanna shift. Why not try out the Thrustmaster TSS Handbrake, it is a 2 in 1 device that offers two modes. progressive handbrake and sequential shifter. It is compatible with wheels for PC, Xbox and PS4.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Tier 4 - Pro  Now if you are super serious about sim racing and you want the best of the best, that's what the Pro tier is for. Sadly these products aren't found at our Micro Center stores....yet (maybe one day!), but we can point you in the direction of super high quality gear like Fanatec, Accuforce, Simucube and others. Some of this gear is quite pricey but if it's what the pros recommend, it must be good right? (It is) Perhaps you've seen your favorite Pro driver or Twitch streamer using some of this gear!   Pro level/high-end racing wheels (including direct drive wheels): Fanatec - https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/ AccuForce - https://simxperience.com/en-us/products/accessories/accuforcesteering.aspx SimuCube - https://www.simucu.be/sc2sport-direct-drive-wheel-base VRS DirectForce Pro - https://virtualracingschool.com/dfp/   Pro level/high-end racing pedals: Fanatec - https://fanatec.com/us-en/pedals/ Heusinkveld - https://heusinkveld.com/products/sim-pedals/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Racing Cockpits Now, some suggestions simply work for all tiers of sim racing. We’ll start with Racing Cockpits. If you're really serious about sim racing, you'll want some sturdy equipment for any level of wheel and pedal set, especially for anything in the Pro level.   Next Level Racing F-GT Dual Position Simulator - I personally own this and for the price, it’s fairly hard to beat. You get a full seat and dual positions. The wheel mount is open, meaning there’s no pole to can get in the way when you begin to learn how to heel-toe. The pedal plate has plenty of adjustment levels for your comfort. Next Level Racing also offers a number of items that are compatible with this setup as well such as monitor mounts, shifter mount add-on (included) and even Flight Sim mounts.     Next Level Racing F-GT Lite Simulator Cockpit - One of the most portable and affordable setups in the market, this setup can allow adjustment from Formula to GT in minutes. It’s sturdy and offers good stability from the chair to the pedal setup.     Next Level Racing GTtrack Simulator Cockpit - GTtrack is the ultimate cockpit for serious sim racers looking for rigidity, complete adjustability and a true race car seating position. GTtrack supports direct drive wheels and professional pedal sets as well as being compatible with all major wheel and pedals including Thrustmaster, Logitech and Fanatec.   Playseat Evolution - These cockpits are super awesome. Easy to get into but they do use a wheel mount that can hinder heel-toe downshifting. This setup offers one of the best immersions into GT racing, and Playseat does offer a TV Stand extension to use with this beast of a chair. Next Level Racing F-GT Dual Position Simulator Next Level Racing F-GT Lite Simulator Next Level Racing GTtrack Simulator Cockpit Playseat Evolution - Black Playseat Evolution HQ Alcantara Racing Chairs if a full out sim rig isn't for you, why not look over one of the Inland Gaming Chairs available on Amazon? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Monitors & Stands FOV, or Field Of View, plays another key factor in how you may perform on the grid. Having plenty of monitor space plays a huge part building your advantage in races. There are calculations that you can use to help determine the correct FOV for whichever sim you are playing, but we’ll touch upon that later. This guide will center mainly around monitors and not televisions. Triple Monitor or One Ultra-Widescreen? This all comes down to personal preference. While you can take the advantage of a triple monitor or TV setup and vastly expand your FOV, having one ultra-widescreen provides wide FOV, easier tuning with cable management and video settings, and can end up being more cost efficient in the long run. We’ll provide recommendations for both Triple Monitors and Ultra-Widescreens. Triple Monitors We’re including some curved models but be advised that they typically require a little more work to get them to line up properly, depending on the mount you’re using. In the end, however, you’ll find yourself with a clean setup with wide FOV. These models will also have fairly thin bezels, 144hz or more refresh rates, and VESA compatibility to add to monitor mounts. Flat Monitor Options ASUS VG248QG 24” 1080p - 144hz BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24” 1080p - 144hz Acer Nitro VG270 1080p - 144hz Curved Monitor Options MSI Optix MAG241MVC 23.6” Freesync - 1080p - 144hz MSI Optix MAG272CR 27” Freesync - 1080p - 165hz Samsung C32JG56 32” WQHD Freesync - 1440p - 144hz Single Ultrawide Monitor Options Ultrawide is the way to go, in my opinion. You get amazing FOV, less cable/settings management than multiple monitors, and it only requires one power cable and video cable. My colleague and I both use the Samsung C49HG90 49” Ultrawide but I do wish I spent the extra bones to get the 1440p version. Check out some of the 21:9 or 32:9 recommendations below! Samsung C49HG90 49” *Author’s Choice* Curved Monitor 1080p 144hz Refresh Rate 1ms Response Time FreeSync 32:9 Aspect Ratio ASUS XG49VQ 49” Curved Monitor 1080p 144hz refresh Rate 4ms Response Time FreeSync 32:9 Aspect Ratio *One of the cheapest 49” monitors in the market Acer Predator X34 Pbmiphzx 34” Curved Monitor 1440p 120hz Refresh Rate 4ms Response Time G-Sync 21:9 Aspect Ratio Samsung C49RG90 49” Curved Monitor 1440p 120hz Refresh Rate 4ms Response Time FreeSync 32:9 Aspect Ratio Monitor Mounts There’s a plethora of different brands and monitor mounts but we’ll try to keep it narrowed down, based on the racing cockpits introduced earlier. The Next Level Racing Monitor Stand GT is proprietary to the F-GT Cockpit but offers either triple or single monitor support. Next Level Racing also offers a stand alone triple monitor stand that is aimed more towards larger monitors that are greater than 32” or TVs. Next Level Racing Monitor Stand GT Note: This is only compatible with the NextLevelRacing F-GT Simulator Cockpit.   Supports 3 screens up to 27” or 1 screen up to 65” Next Level Racing Triple Monitor Stand Triple Screens supported from 32” - 65” Plenty of adjustment available 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited July 7 Virtual Reality One of the most unique ways to experience sim racing would be use of virtual reality, which is heavily supported in most major PC racing titles. If monitors aren’t your thing and you can handle VR, it is a truly unique way to get the feeling of being inside the car while you race. The main downside is that some users will experience motion sickness at high speeds while racing compared to racing on a monitor, but if you know for certain you don’t have these issues then it can be a viable option for you.    “Entry Level” VR Headsets  The headsets listed here are solid VR headsets for their price. If you were looking to just race in VR and do no other VR gaming, these are great choices. Out of these for overall use, the Rift S and Quest would win out for its compatibility and easy-to-use software for all VR titles. Oculus Rift S The Rift S requires no external cameras/sensors. Requires the easy to use Oculus software for setup. Resolution 2560×1440 (1280×1440 per eye) Screen Type LCD Refresh Rate 80Hz Field of View Approx. 115° Ports Required USB and DisplayPort Oculus Quest 2 w/ Link Cable Resolution 1832 x 1920 Refresh Rate 75 Hz Field of View Approx. 95° No external cameras Requires Oculus Link or equivalent cable for PC connection "Enthusiast" VR Headsets Pimax 8K 7680 x 2160 (3840 x 2160 per eye) 90 Hz Refresh Rate Field of View 200° Ports Required: USB and DisplayPort Minimum Graphics 6GB of Video RAM - Minimums would be NVIDIA 2060 / AMD RX 5700 Other "Enthusiast" VR Headsets These headsets are for those who are committed to racing and gaming in VR. At the time of writing, we do not carry these products here at Micro Center, but we would recommend looking into the Valve Index and HP Reverb for ultimate image quality and VR tech-goodness. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Racing Sim Builder While Micro Center offers a good amount of racing sim hardware, some of the items you’ve seen on this guide may only be available directly from the manufacturer or by other outlets. However, you can use the Racing Sim Builder by clicking the link here! Now this is all equipment I have put together and think is good depending what you're willing to spend, but the market is constantly changing and new things are coming out all the time. Sim Racing is a thriving market and an incredible hobby to look into! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 2ndPlaceRacer ✭ April 26 edited April 26 Now this is all equipment I have put together and think is good depending what you're willing to spend, but the market is constantly changing and new equipment is coming out all the time. And I as I put above Micro Center seems to have a sim racing rig builder to help you make choices. Maybe one day they will sell direct drive wheels at Micro Center?   Does anyone else play any racing games/sims? What equipment do you have? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 10 I got to say I agree with hoping we'll carry high-end wheels like direct drive models one day here at Micro Center... 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. 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Is a 3080 a good option in this case? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Deaner1121 ✭ January 20 edited July 6 Accepted Answer Nevermind this post. I already decided. 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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RagingGamer ✭ December 2020 edited June 3 in Peripherals Does anyone know where I can find a hdmi cable that supports this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers LandShark admin January 1 The HDMI 1.4 standard allows up to 1080p 144 Hz. Here's a chart listing all the refresh frequency limits for the different HDMI standards. Any of our Inland HDMI cables should provide an HDMI 1.4 connection for you. (linked here) We also carry HDMI 2.0 cables that would be the next tier up. https://www.microcenter.com/product/502105/j5create-hdmi-20-male-to-hdmi-20-male-4k-video-cable-66-ft---black I hope this helps! 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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Its my local micro center and where I typically shop for all my needs, however, when looking to purchase the same exact monitor the Madison Heights location near me is now sold out. I've noticed that the Columbus location has only one left (for quite some time) and was wondering if it was possible to ship it out either to me or the micro center near me for purchase. Below is a link of the exact model I'm in need of, thank you! Viewsonic VX2758-C-MH 27" Full HD 144Hz VGA HDMI Curved LED Gaming Monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/503887/VX2758-C-MH_27_Full_HD_144Hz_VGA_HDMI_Curved_LED_Gaming_Monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin September 2020 Greetings, This model is currently marked as discontinued. It's unlikely that we'll receive anymore at this time. You can speak to a manager at your local store about possibly having one transferred, but this would be up to the store that had the item to transfer, since it's currently in that status. 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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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article What monitor to get for the Powerspec G433 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion What monitor to get for the Powerspec G433 Adendon ✭ November 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hi! I'm looking for recommendations on a monitor for the powerspec g433. I usually use it for gaming and photoshop. If you can give me a list of suggestions, that'd be great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_JosephF admin November 2020 Hello @Adendon Since the G433 has a RTX 2080, you could definitely get 144 FPS+ depending on your resolution. Below are links to a few monitors that would pair up well with that system. I assume you may want a slightly larger screen for the photoshop work.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/482608/msi-optix-ag32c-315-full-hd-165hz-dvi-hdmi-dp-freesync-curved-led-gaming-monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/628173/asus-tuf-gaming-vg32vq1b-315-wqhd-165hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-flicker-free-curved-led-gaming-monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/624700/msi-optix-mag273r-27-full-hd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-ready-led-gaming-monitor 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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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article 2 hour drive and no pre-pay reserve item? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion 2 hour drive and no pre-pay reserve item? GtiJason ✭ December 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hi, I'm from Oconomowoc, WI about 2 hour drive from Westmont. While I've been there quite a few times and got what I needed then the landscape has changed drastically since. I was hoping to drive down to buy ASUS NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 ROG Strix White Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card 1 IN STOCKAT WESTMONT STORE along with a few other items, Mech 10keyless, an Intel Z490 MSI mobo, several cables maybe a Ryzen cpu + mobo and possibly  Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx 34" QHD 144Hz HDMI DP FreeSync HDR UltraWide IPS LED Gaming Monitor 1 IN STOCKAT WESTMONT STORE With the graphics card being most important and no way to pay for it now only 1 in stock am I likely to be disappointed when I arrive ? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSKevinG admin December 2020 Good afternoon @GtiJason I do apologize for the delay in response.  I am sending you ma message directly in regards to this matter. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Farmeunit ✭ December 2020 Same issues here in MIssouri/Kansas and I'm sure other places.  My store is only an hour away, but I checked inventory and the website said there was stock.  Even 3 hours later.  Yet, no stock when I drove to store, so a waste of several hours. 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 6 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Upgrading 2016 Build (1440p/144 Hz). What CPU and GPU to buy? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$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 want to make it able to run games on it smoothly; mainly, I think I will be playing FPS, MMO, and some RPGs (Call of Duty, Hunt Showdown, Cyberpunk, Battlefield, etc.). I have been looking into everything for a week or two, but it is still fairly overwhelming from the sheer number of options that seem like they would work. My budget is around $1200, but this can be slightly flexible if need be. One thing I am considering is that my friend offered to sell me a GPU (Radeon RX570 Powercolor Red Devil for $200), a PSU (EVGA 550 G3 for $50), and a motherboard (ASUS B250 Mining expert for $250). I have several questions. Are the aforementioned parts worth buying or would it be easier to just buy from a retailer? AMD or Intel for processor? Which GPU is the best value? Would a prebuilt be a better option or would I be able to get better components if I build it myself? Again, I'm not looking for something to run 4k at 100 fps, Im just looking for something to run smoothly at a good resolution with the opportunity to upgrade in the future. Thanks in advance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin July 13 Hello @jtindall and thanks for posting the Microcenter Community Forum. The Asus b250 motherboard and RX570 GPU are a little older computer components. The GPU for $200 is a great price, but if you were to be able to get a system with a RTX 3060 or 3070 and stay with in your budget would be way better. For $1200, it may be best to go with a custom build pc. Take a look at the link below. Going with a Ryzen 5 cpu and a 3070 GPU with 16 gigs of RAM is all you need for your CAD and Gaming pc. Link: https://www.gamingscan.com/best-gaming-pc-under-1200/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 14 edited July 14 Greetings! Welcome to the Micro Center Community! The B250 would not be a board I'd recommend for gaming, it's not really intended for a normal PC user / gaming use, you can get a motherboard that would be a better deal and newer than that like Davey said. I'd look at this list, it is right around your price range and would do great for gaming: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=026a1b62-5b19-4bee-90e6-7b06c50793bf If you have any questions please let us know! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jtindall ✭ July 14 Thanks for your help! Where would be the best place to get these components? I would like to come into the store and pick them all up, but it seems it will be hard to find a time when they are all in stock simultaneously. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 14 Which location is your nearest Micro Center store? It should show stock directly on the PC build page but we could make substitutions/recommendations based on that information. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jtindall ✭ July 15 I am near the store in Houston, TX. Do you have a good monitor that you would recommend? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34288#Comment_34288 Did you have a budget in mind for the monitor? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jtindall ✭ July 15 edited July 15 I am willing to spend $300 or so. Not looking for a top of the line monitor, but I want something I wont regret buying in the future since I will be looking at it constantly. Also, I compiled a new parts list because of certain unavailable products. I am hoping to buy what I can from the store, and then order the rest from sites around. Can you take a look and tell me if there are any problems and/or places where I am spending unnecessary money? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZxY7xc I was having a hard time finding a GPU for a reasonable price. I figured I could buy the older model off of my friend for a good price and wait for the market prices of GPUs to come down before investing in a high power one. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jtindall ✭ July 15 edited July 15 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 16 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34310#Comment_34310 Did you have a certain type of monitor you prefer? Curved, etc., any specific size? Your parts list would be fine to use together, don't see any issues there. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook jtindall ✭ July 16 Open to suggestions for pretty much anything. A standard flat monitor is fine; I was looking at 1440p 144hz 27" monitors for roughly 250$ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 17 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/34342#Comment_34342 I would take a look at the following, it is pretty much the highest rated monitor on our site in that criteria: https://www.microcenter.com/product/626571/acer-nitro-xv272u-vbmiiprx-27-wqhd-170hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr400-ips-led-gaming-monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook oilbob ✭ July 20 Well, having built many pc's in the past along with having MC build a barebones for me - I would go with MC barebones. Stay away from the used parts from a friend. What happens if the PS or GPU die within a week?? Or a month?? Not worth it along with losing a friend over parts. In reading your post, it's clear you want a decent pc but not a super gamer. You should be able to get it for far less than $1200 even with the monitor. I am in my 70's & my fingers & patience no longer allow me to build. As the employee suggested head over to the Custom PC page & pick each item. Don't go overboard, but remember Windows 11 is coming soon. As a general suggest get an Intel i5 & a nice case ( look at the USB ports as they are handy) Same with power supply ( grab a cheap but high rated 600-800 watt ) so you can run any gpu. Chose a decent GPU but not top of the line. You can get a nice 27inch monitor for less than $200. It is well worth it to pay MS $149 to build it and test it. I did 6 yrs ago and it's still going strong. Nothing I can't do with it and I have an intel i5 2500. It's easy to change out GPU, Memory, drives etc as time goes on. Good Luck. PS: As you pick out the parts read the reviews so you don't pick a dud part. 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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I'm looking at 144hz, 1440p, 27', freesync, and ips monitor as an upgrade from my 75hz, 1080p, 24', freesync, and ips monitor. I was wondering if there was a way I could test 144hz vs 60hz, 1440p vs 1080p for a 27' monitor, and maybe ips vs va. I know that right now in person stuff isn't very accesible, but if I went to a Micro Center near me in Chicago would I be able to get a visual demonstration of these technologies so I could best choose which ones I might want/need? Edit: Further context, I was originally looking at just upgrading to 144hz, but decided that I might as well future proof. My three options are: 1. Cheapest 1080p, 144hz, freesync, ips, 24', 100x100mm vesa compatible for stand I'll probably get later. 2. LG 1080p, 144hz, g-sync compatible, ips, 27' 3. Cheapest 1440p, 144hz, freesync, ips, 27', 100x100mm vesa compatible for stand I'll probably get later (Unless I finds VA just as good at IPS.) Usage: I play AAA games and some esports, but also edit videos and 3d animate. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 We have a number of monitors on display, some of which are attached to systems so we might be able to demonstrate for you on some of the demo systems. I don't work at the Chicago store so I can't say exactly what setups we have available and what testing we can provide, but I think you should be able to get a rough idea. Personally speaking I definitely felt the difference between 60 FPS and 144 when I first made the transition so I think it'll be worth it for you, especially if you play esports titles. I also think 1440p is the sweetspot for a 27" monitor, 1080p is a little low on pixel density at that size in my opinion.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jtomtb Fredericksburg, VA ✭ January 14 https://www.testufo.com/ to see the difference in refresh rate firsthand. It puts everything into perspective on a high refresh monitor. 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 1.7K 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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I like the G.Skill DDR4-3600 CL16 RAM, at 16-19-19-36. Pretty decent RAM for the price, around $140. Pairs a little better with the Ryzen CPU. Otherwise, I'd say you're good to go. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LegendGamer110 ✭ September 2020 TSMikeW said: Greetings, You put together a good build overall. I like the G.Skill DDR4-3600 CL16 RAM, at 16-19-19-36. Pretty decent RAM for the price, around $140. Pairs a little better with the Ryzen CPU. Otherwise, I'd say you're good to go. What monitor do you think would be best suited for this build? Under $350 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin September 2020 This monitor looks like a good option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/626548/asus-vg27wq1b-27-wqhd-165hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-premium-hdr-curved-led-gaming-monitor 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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Laptop: https://www.microcenter.com/product/507473/g5-15-5587-156-gaming-laptop-computer---black Monitor: https://www.microcenter.com/product/624240/asus-vp249qgr-238-full-hd-144hz-hdmi-dp-vga-freesync--low-motion-blur-ips-led-gaming-monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 The HDMI port on that particular laptop is an HDMI 2.0, so it supports 144Hz refresh rate natively up to 1440p resolution. The monitor you chose is 1080p and supports 144Hz through both HDMI and Displayport. As long as you get an HDMI cable that's at least HDMI 1.4, you can just plug it in directly and it will work, no adapters necessary.  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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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Website clarification — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Website clarification Fabian ✭ June 24 edited June 24 in Store Information and Policy Hi, before making the long drive to a local store, I wanted check if anybody know if MC carries this item. https://www.microcenter.com/product/633167/msi-optix-mag342cqr-34-uwqhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-curved-led-gaming-monitor the website shows they carry this one below- https://www.microcenter.com/product/632289/msi-optix-mag342cqm-34-quot%3B-uwqhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-ready-curved-led-gaming-monitor But MSI doesn't make a MAG342cqm, They only make MAG342CQR-144hz MAG342CQRV-100hz It's a little confusing because the website product overview for the odd one mentions MAG341CQ, which of course is another monitor completely. It also lists brightness, contrast ratio and color gamut incorrectly according to the correct manufacturer specs. I just want to make sense of this and figure out which one they actually carry and I can purchase today. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin June 24 Hi @Fabian Could you please tell me which store you'd be shopping in? We'd be happy to look into this! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Fabian ✭ June 24 The Houston Tx location. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Fabian ✭ June 24 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/33911#Comment_33911 Early this morning I spoke with someone via text from microcenter and they said the M in MAG342CQM stood for microcenter. This would mean MSI made this monitor for microcenter? Like a one off custom run and they get their own model number. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Fabian ✭ June 24 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin June 24 I was able to find out more information about this monitor. That’s correct, this is a Micro Center exclusive model and is true 144Hz as noted in the specs. 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