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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 Will this Acer monitor optimize my build when working/gaming? Or is there a better choice under 400? LitDad ✭ July 11 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Answers TSTonyV admin July 11 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New Gaming Monitor — Micro Center New Gaming Monitor Capcityff3531 ✭ November 25 in Monitors and Displays 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 25 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Capcityff3531 ✭ November 26 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 FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 27 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Capcityff3531 ✭ November 27 Fairfax, VA I bought the Gigabyte G27Q on Amazon but still unsure. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 27 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Capcityff3531 ✭ November 28 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TS_JosephF admin November 29 @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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article PC Build advice request — Micro Center PC Build advice request CourierKing19 ✭ April 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Answers TheITDad ✭✭ April 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter CourierKing19 ✭ April 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TheITDad ✭✭ April 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article My First Computer — Micro Center My First Computer packagevevo ✭ July 4 in Help Choosing Parts Hello my soon to be PC master race brothers and sisters. It is almost my time to leave the console space and enter PC gaming. Though to do this I will need hardware that I know little about. 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TS_JosephF admin July 4 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TheITDad ✭✭ July 6 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 FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin July 9 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article What monitor to get for the Powerspec G433 — Micro Center What monitor to get for the Powerspec G433 Adendon ✭ November 23 in Sales 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TS_JosephF admin November 23 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Best Budget 144Hz 1440p IPS Monitor! — Micro Center Best Budget 144Hz 1440p IPS Monitor! Medish ✭ 6:40AM in Help Choosing Parts Hey, I am looking for a new 1440p IPS Monitor With a 144hz Refresh Rate. Budget Is Around 400-450 USD. Kindly Drop Suggestions. Thank You. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article In need of specific monitor — Micro Center In need of specific monitor josephf ✭ September 26 in Monitors and Displays To whom this may concern, A few months ago I purchased a Viewsonic monitor from the Madison Heights location in Michigan. 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin September 27 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Sim Racing Hardware Guide 2020 — Micro Center Sim Racing Hardware Guide 2020 Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited September 3 in Reviews & Buying Guides During this COVID-19 pandemic, many sorts of online events have come to light to the general public.  One of those events I'm going to focus on is Racing Simulation or Sim Racing.  It’s taking the online world by storm as virtual Grand Prix and races featuring real drivers has gained media attention and still does despite IRL or In Real Life Racing coming back.  From NASCAR to Formula 1, the simulators available can provide you the opportunity to virtually drive these fast vehicles against other drivers on famous tracks like Daytona, Indianapolis, and even Monaco.  First, I’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, 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 and monitor (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 Racing Tier 2 - Intermediate Setup Tier 3 - Enthusiast Tier 4 - Pro Racing Cockpits Monitors & Stands Virtual Reality Micro Center’s Racing Sim Builder 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 Popular Racing Simulators and Racing Games Cars: Various // This is the main authority on competitive sim racing for PC. They cover almost every form of racing featuring plenty of officially licensed and real-world backed forms of racing. It 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 have to 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’ve seen it on TV in 2020? A large player base for online racing, but it is a subscription based model. However that keeps the major content updates pumping every couple months. iRacing does not allow for any modding content like some sims on PC. 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 game will be releasing new content through 2021 and perhaps beyond through a Season Pass system but does provide free updates as well. There is currently not any mod support for the 2nd title. The original, Automobilista, does offer modding support but is no longer being updated. 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. Supports VR on PC. Cars: GT3 // Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official game of the FIA GT3 Championship. Currently only on PC, but future releases are planned for PS4 and Xbox. Developed by Kunoz Simulation, currently it is a strictly a GT3 simulator, with only cars and tracks that you would see those cars racing at in real life. There is no modding support, however it does offer a career mode, as well as an online progression system. Major content additions have come through paid DLC. Supports VR on PC Cars: Formula // 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. The F1 series currently does not support VR on any platform Cars: Various // Project Cars 2, the current offering by Slightly Mad Studios can be found on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is not exclusive for a racing title that 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 is in the works right now for future release. The game also has a variety of officially released DLC but does not offer any modding support on PC. Project Cars 1 & 2 both 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 feel through force feedback, but graphically it is a little behind the other simulators but should not be ignored because of that. 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 through 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 8 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: 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, just releasing this month (July 2020)! 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 this title on its 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 Playstations and the next Gran Turismo will be coming out 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 and 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 Tier 1 - Entry Level 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, an assortment of buttons you can map different controls to, and the pedals are well constructed for the amount you’re paying for (and includes a clutch).   However, 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).  I do wish the Logitech Driving Force Shifter came included but what can you do?   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 Logitech G920 Logitech G29 PC/PS3/PS4 PC/Xbox One PC/PS4 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 Tier 2 - Intermediate 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 if you can find it) 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.   Thrustmaster TS300 RS Logitech G920 Logitech G29 PC/PS3/PS4 PC/Xbox One PC/PS4 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 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 Thrustmaster  TH-8A Add-On Shifter G920/G29 Support Only TX series/USB Standalone 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 15 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.  We’ll go over some hardware you’ll want to look into except VR. We’ll leave that for a different section. In this section, we’ll be looking into the Fanatec ecosystem. These products are made at some of the highest quality for consumer sim racing. Remember that little formula I talked about when investing into your equipment? ($1/hr) 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.  High quality pedal setup included. Fanatec CSL Elite v1.1 F1 Set - Despite this being the lower tier of wheel bases from Fanatec, it still blows the competition out of the water.  As much as I loved my Logitech G920, no other piece of hardware has put a smile on my face as when I first tested this wheel on the first chicane in Albert Park Circuit (Melbourne, Australia).  The fluidity of this wheel base combined with the F1 Esports rim was just unreal.  Aside from the Gs of a real racecar, it’s the closest feeling I’ve gotten to driving a race car so far.  The F1 Set also comes with a pedal set but I’d highly recommend picking up a Loadcell Kit which is described in the next section.  Due to COVID-19, I do not believe they are currently shipping to the US at this time sadly Thrustmaster TS XW Racer Fanatec CSL Elite v1.1 F1 Image from Thrustmaster.com Image from Fanatec.com PC/Xbox One PC/PS3/PS4 Separate Pedal Sets Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals LC - The only difference between this pedal set and the CSL Elite is the included Loadcell (LC) Kit.  While the pedals themselves are already high quality, the Loadcell pedal which takes the place of the brake pedal is a game changer.  “Loadcell brakes make you instantly faster” and it’s no lie. Most entry level pedal kits attempt to emulate brake pressure via distance pressed, but a Loadcell brake accurately measures the pressure you put on the brake and translates this into an electronic signal. “The human body memorizes muscle tension much better than foot position.  This is why all car brakes measure the pressure and not the travel.” - Fanatec.com Fanatec ClubSport Pedals v3 - Fanatec’s ClubSport lineup is their mid-level tier of racing equipment.  This kit comes with three pedals (including a Loadcell brake) and higher quality gas/clutch pedals than the CSL Elite Pedals.  Once assembled, it’s a simple plug in of the RJ12 cable into your Fanatec wheel base. Super sick.  Shifters 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.   Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V 1.5 - This fully metal designed shifter is built to last.  Quality, durability, and reliability are the points that Fanatec hits.  Beautifully designed, the only real con for this product is universality.  The shifter includes all required components to connect to Fanatec products, but if you wish to use it as a standalone device, you’ll have to get a ClubSport USB Adapter.  Womp womp. Additional Hardware For Tier 3 and 4, the remaining hardware such as racing cockpits and monitors we would recommend will be set in their own categories as they can be applied to both tiers.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 15 Tier 4 - Pro  You’ll notice the pro setups will not have images of wheels themselves but instead the wheel bases.  These bases will have plenty of rims (wheels) compatible with their respective base that can be used.  I will include links to their manufacturer sites if you are looking for rims. Wheel Bases Fanatec ClubSport v2.5 - While a majority of the technologies between the CSL Elite and ClubSport are alike, there are a couple major differences separating the CSL Elite and it’s big brother.  Fanatec’s mid-level option offers upgraded Force Feedback Drive Systems, Position Sensors, and the Construction Material is CNC Aluminum vs ABS Plastic.  Simply put, it’s better.  Oh and did I mention that you can swap out ClubSport rims on both the CSL Elite and ClubSport? Fanatec Podium DD1/DD2 - This is the creme de la creme.  Fanatec’s flagship Podium lineup of wheel systems is on the majority of most sim racers wish lists.  DD stands for Direct Drive which takes force feedback realism to the next level.  Where all of the racing wheels listed in this article above run on gear/belt/pulley systems, the wheel on the Podium system is connected directly to the motor. This means no loss of detail, 1:1 performance, and ability to transmit data accurately when racing.  You also get compatibility with all other products in the Fanatec ecosystem.  This does of course come at a very high cost as DD systems are one of the most expensive in the sim racing industry. The DD2 is the newer and more expensive version of the DD1 which offers more torque and some additional features. AccuForce Pro V2 - This is another Direct Drive Force Feedback system that is quite popular among sim racers. It’s less expensive than the Podium but the torque and power is less than the Podium system. Still a worthy option if you wish to dive into Direct Drive!  Fanatec Rims - https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/ AccuForce Rims - https://simxperience.com/en-us/products/accessories/accuforcesteering.aspx Fanatec ClubSport v2.5 Fanatec Podium DD1 Fanatec Podium DD2 AccuForce  Pro V2 Steering System Pedals Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint - These are pinnacle of sim racing pedals. Yes, they offer optimal performance including load cells on all three pedals. Yes, they are constructed of metal. Yes, they’re user friendly. Yes, they are compatible with most racing wheels. Yes, they’re stupid expensive. Yes, you have to get them shipped from overseas. See?  All positives! Yes!  Wait, how much are they? Wait, I have to get them shipped from The Netherlands?  Baseplate sold separately?!  Unfortunately, but hey, that’s just what the hardcore sim racers and pros do. Note: It's possible they are not shipping to the US currently due to COVID-19 Fanatec ClubSport Pedals v3 Inverted - Same ClubSport v3 Pedals.  Different setup.  These pedals offer Fanatec’s ultimate take on realism.  The inverted clutch and brake pivot points are reversed and attached to a very solid frame.  Personally, it’s on my wish list.  *cough*  Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Spring Fanatec ClubSport Pedals v3 Inverted 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 15 Racing Cockpits At the end of Tier 3, I stated we would discuss a few different items in their own separate category. This is simply because these particular suggestions would work for all Tiers.  We’ll start with Racing Cockpits. 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, dual positions and the wheel mount is open which is nice because there’s no pole in between which 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.  NextLvlRacing 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 - Probably 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.   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 Playseat  Evolution - Black Playseat Evolution HQ Alcantara 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 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 but in the end, 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 Models ASUS VG248QZ 24” BenQ Zowie XL2411P 24” ASUS  ROG Swift PG279Q 27” 1080p - 144hz 1080p - 144hz G-Sync - 1440p - 165hz Curved Models MSI Optix MAG241MVC 23.6” MSI Optix MAG272CR 27” Samsung C32JG56 32” WQHD Freesync - 1080p - 144hz Freesync - 1080p - 165hz Freesync - 1440p - 144hz Single Ultrawide Monitors 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! Monitor Features 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 Dell Alienware AW3418DW 34.1” Curved Monitor 1440p 120hz Refresh Rate 4ms Response Time G-Sync 21:9 Aspect Ratio 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 Next Level Racing Triple Monitor Stand Note: This is only compatible with the NextLevelRacing F-GT Simulator Cockpit.   Supports 3 screens up to 27” or 1 screen up to 65” Triple Screens supported from 32” - 65” Plenty of adjustment available 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 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 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 Samsung Odyssey+ The Samsung Odyssey requires no external cameras/sensors. Uses Windows Mixed Reality. Resolution 2880 x 1600 Screen Type AMOLED Refresh Rate 90Hz Field of View Approx. 110° Ports Required USB and HDMI HP Reverb The HP Reverb requires no external cameras/sensors. Uses Windows Mixed Reality. Resolution 2160 x 2160 per eye Screen Type LCD Refresh Rate 90Hz Field of View Approx. 114° Ports Required USB and DisplayPort Enthusiast “VR Headsets” These headsets are for those who are committed to racing and gaming in VR. The Pimax headset pushes the limits for high-end racing simulation use, while the Index is an all-in-one system for racing and gaming. The Pimax headsets are known for their massive FOV and visual details over other headsets, which in racing means you may have a clearer path to winning your next race.  Valve Index The Valve Index requires external base/tracking stations. They are included in a full kit or can be purchased separately. It uses SteamVR for its main software. Resolution 1440 x 1600 per eye Screen Type LCD Refresh Rate 144Hz Field of View Approx. 130° Ports Required 3x USB and DisplayPort Pimax 5k+ The Pimax 5k+ requires the use of base stations. They may be included or need to be purchased separately depending on how the headset is purchased. Uses PiTool for software, and is compatible with SteamVR. Resolution 2560 x 1440 per eye Screen Type LCD Refresh Rate 144Hz Field of View Approx. 200° Ports Required 2x USB and DisplayPort Pimax Vision 8K+  The Pimax 8k+ requires the use of base stations. They may be included or need to be purchased separately depending on how the headset is purchased. Uses PiTool for software, and is compatible with SteamVR. Resolution 3840 x 2160 per eye Screen Type CLPL Refresh Rate 110Hz Field of View Approx. 200° Ports Required 2x USB and DisplayPort 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 Micro Center 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!   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Strolling_to_19th ✭ July 14 edited July 14 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. 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???   It seems like right now stock can be limited but that just means sim racing is super popular right now!  Does anyone else play any racing games/sims? What equipment do you have? Does this stuff interest anyone else?     0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Err0h ✭✭✭✭✭ July 17 edited July 30 Hi!  I currently play F1 2019/2020 and dabble in iRacing right now.   My current setup currently includes the following: - Fanatec CSL Elite F1  - Fanatec Loadcell Kit  - NextLevelRacing F-GT Cockpit - Samsung 49" CHG90 Monitor I can say for sure that the Fanatec products are amazing.  Exceptional quality.  The only thing I wish I had was another Fanatec rim to use with it for GT as an F1 wheel isn't necessarily ideal for it imo.  I think Micro Center sold their items in the past and I hope they start to again soon! My wish list would be a Direct Drive system in the future.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Leave a Comment BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list Format Heading 1Heading 2 QuoteCodeSpoiler Emoji Url Image Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights Drop image/file Home • Reviews & Buying GuidesComment As ... Community Article First Time — Micro Center First Time LegendGamer110 ✭ September 20 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=322335c7-e106-4667-ad10-ea97300aca1b This will be my first time making a pc and seeing if my parts list is good 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin September 20 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. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LegendGamer110 ✭ September 20 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin September 20 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Upgrading 2016 Build (1440p/144 Hz). What CPU and GPU to buy? — Micro Center Upgrading 2016 Build (1440p/144 Hz). What CPU and GPU to buy? Marshall ✭ June 15 edited June 15 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Marshall ✭ June 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin June 16 edited June 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Marshall ✭ June 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin June 16 edited June 16 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Marshall ✭ June 17 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 FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin June 17 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. I hope this makes sense. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New Build Advice — Micro Center New Build Advice zoom1 ✭ July 12 in Help Choosing Parts I'm rather new to the PC gaming world, and want some advice on my current build list... It's a little over my budget, but I'm willing to spend a little more for something that will compete in the future. CPU: (1) Intel Core i7-10700K  Motherboard: (1) ASUS Z490-E ROG Strix  RAM: (1) G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200  Case: (1) NZXT H510 Elite  Power Supply: (1) NZXT E850 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold Video Card: (1) ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Super ROG Strix  M.2 SSD: (1) Samsung 970 EVO+ 1TB SSD  Water Cooling Kits: (1) NZXT Kraken Z63 280mm RGB  Operating System: (1) Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit  Keyboard: (1) Razer Huntsman Elite Mouse: (1) Razer DeathAdder V2  Monitors: (1) ASUS VG27AQ 27" WQHD 165Hz Total: $3,274.88 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin July 12 Looks solid all around. DDR4-3200 is about where you can reliably expect to load an XMP profile to on an Intel system. You picked ou ta solid board. I wasn't familiar with the NZXT power supplies, but looking into it, it's a Seasonic produced unit from what I can find, and that's a good thing. Make sure the RAM has decent CAS latency at that frequency, probably 16-18-18-38. You're in good shape otherwise. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter MC_PrestonL ✭ July 20 This looks really spectacular, I would say you are good for a few years with these parts without any sort of upgrades. You should definitely post a picture of your build when you are done  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Connecting my laptop to my monitor? — Micro Center Connecting my laptop to my monitor? Gil ✭ August 1 in Technical Support Questions My laptop only has an HDMI port and I am trying to figure out the best way to connect it to my new monitor that supports 144hz? 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 1 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article How can I try monitor specs? — Micro Center How can I try monitor specs? PC_Enthusiast ✭ August 28 edited August 28 in Gamers I'm looking to upgrade my monitor come holiday season and I'm stuck trying to figure out what specs I want. 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 28 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 FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Suggestions on parts I should use in my build — Micro Center Suggestions on parts I should use in my build Dtawan04 ✭ October 28 in Help Choosing Parts https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=7ea8154d-cbb6-4c13-8164-e490d0d8dbc5 This is my parts list. I already have the monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I want to use this pc for 1440p @144hz. Can this system support this? Any suggestions? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin October 29 Hello @Dtawan04 Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!  Taking a look at the build, it will largely depend on the games you are playing to see if you hit that 144Hz.  The RX 5700 XT is a monster 1080p GPU and does 1440p well but doesn't push 144Hz on higher demanding games at max graphics.  I would recommend looking at the newly released 3070 or the announced RX 6000 Series GPUs which are in the same price range at the 5700XT with a large jump in performance.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Which monitors are out on display at the Brooklyn NY store? — Micro Center Which monitors are out on display at the Brooklyn NY store? afn ✭ August 1 in Sales Also are they set up to spec? (144hz set to 144hz, 1440p set to 1440p etc). I ask because at another retailer all the monitors were all left on at 30hz/1080p by default -- nobody had changed the graphics settings in Windows. Thank you 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 1 As far as I'm aware the monitors should be set up to spec. Even if they're not, if they're attached to a display system I'm sure we wouldn't have any problems changing that around. I'd just ask an associate when you come in.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Help me build a PC ($1000) — Micro Center Help me build a PC ($1000) Nosi ✭ April 11 in Help Choosing Parts I am looking for help or just for someone to build me a pc for $1000. I plan on using my PC for video editing, music production and some gaming. Plus recommendations on cheap gaming monitors (does not go with the $1000 price range for the PC)  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Bonafidemagician1 ✭ April 11 For video editing, you'll want a PC with ideally 16GB of RAM, a descent graphics card with 2GB memory minimum (depends on software), and a processor with as many cores as possible. Many plugins eat up CPU power so you are going to need a strong processor. This is a rough sketch but should point you in the right direction Nosi. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin April 11 edited April 11 This is probably the best general value you could get at that price point when you include the cost of Windows: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=55dd8369-fe5e-4040-bf18-dd02d27a7fa0 Comes out to $1006.91 before taxes. Considering that you're video editing and doing music production, I would not go any lower on the processor and RAM, but if you need to lower the price a bit when including taxes you do have a little wiggle room when it comes to the motherboard and video card. You could jump down to something like an ASRock B450 Pro4 for $89.99 and then jump down to something like a GTX 1650 Super which is between $160-200. You could also change your storage around a bit if you don't need a lot space. Use a smaller SSD for Windows for example or ditch the hard drive for just a single 1TB SSD.  As for monitors, there's a lot of options, depending on what kind of price range you have. If you play a lot of FPS/competitive type games (think Fortnite, Call of Duty, Overwatch, League of Legends, fighting games), you'll want something 144Hz with 1MS response time, like these: https://www.microcenter.com/product/610481/msi-optix-mag241mvc-236-full-hd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync--curved-led-gaming-monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/609307/asus-vg248qz-24-full-hd-144hz-1ms-dp-hdmi-dvi-esports-widescreen-led-gaming-monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/612848/acer-nitro-vg240y-pbiip-238-full-hd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-ips-led-monitor That Acer has the benefit of also having an IPS panel which can be beneficial for video editing since it should have better color representation/accuracy.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Need Help Choosing Parts TheRealFresher ✭ November 7 edited November 7 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. well technically  i really want it to atleast give 144hz but idk if this would be enough or not? my budget is 1200 bucks us. and if anyone says no i dont want intel and id probably switch the r5 3600 to a r5 5600x when its out in the market.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=81cc9823-9815-4611-a1a7-9381475cb0ed    0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin November 7 This should be perfectly fine for 144Hz 1080p gaming depending on what games you're actually playing. If you're planning on doing really graphically intense stuff at high settings then you probably won't get 144Hz, but other games that aren't super graphically intense you wouldn't have issues with.  Personally I'd go with a different case as well and save some money there. The Lancool II Mesh is a great option, as well as the Lian Li 205 and 215.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TheRealFresher ✭ November 8 Okay thank you so much. What exactly would you consider intense games? Fortnite? Apex? Gta V? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 9 edited November 9 If you have max settings on those titles, you may not be able to reach 144fps at times but it will still be a very playable experience with 100+ frames in most titles. Also newer games like COD:MW or Cold War would be quite graphic intensive. I'd recommend looking into some reviews or benchmarks for this CPU/GPU combo. From what I can see, playing Apex legends at 1080p with max settings gets an average of 130fps. Battlefield V gets about 80fps with all settings maxed. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article How to Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10 — Micro Center How to Change Monitor Refresh Rate in Windows 10 Ian admin February 12 edited October 23 in Windows If you have just gotten a gaming monitor that can do 120/144Hz or more and it doesn't seem to be as responsive as expected, it may be that the refresh rate setting in Windows is set incorrectly. This can be changed very quickly through the Display settings on any Windows 10 PC. 1.   Right click on any open space on the computer's desktop, then from the right-click menu that appears select Display Settings. 2. A Display settings window will appear. Scroll down on the Display Settings window, and select the option for Display adapter properties. 3. A pop-up box will appear for Display properties.   On the Display adapter properties window, click on Monitor. 4. Under Monitor Settings, click the drop down menu for screen refresh rate, any available options will show here such as 120/144 Hertz. The maximum refresh rate may be affected by screen resolution with 144Hz often unavailable above 1920x1080. 5. Select the desired refresh rate option, and if it is changed, click on Apply to save changes. Related Articles: How to uninstall video drivers in Windows 10 How to change the Screen Orientation in Windows 10 How to change screen resolution in Windows 10 How to set up multiple displays on Windows 10 computers 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article my birthday just passed and I want to get a pc — Micro Center my birthday just passed and I want to get a pc OXYG3N176 ✭ April 27 in Help Choosing Parts I got some money for a car for my birthday but I already got one, I'm planning to put this money towards a pc since all I do everyday of quarantine is play games. I've watched all of the LTT videos but still don't know what I'm doing really. my budget can be somewhere between 1500USD-2000USD. I play valorant, cod, CSGO, fortnite, etc. and would like 144fps. cheaper is better for me but I don't really know the price of these things.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin April 27 Hello @OXYG3N176!  Welcome to the Micro Center Community! Just a few questions as they affect our budget as well as the parts to pick up.  Do you need to purchase a keyboard, mouse and monitor?  Are you looking to do double monitors?   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter OXYG3N176 ✭ April 28 no I have everything already, this is just for the PC itself 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin April 28 Here is a build for ~$1500.  Uses a Ryzen 7 3700X, 2070 Super, 16GB of RAM, 500GB M.2 NVMe, 2TB HDD.   https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=4d9ddf60-d381-41be-9b53-f263e8af94eb This build should easily for 144Hz on all the games listed.  Honestly, most of the games listed (Valorant, CS;GO, Fortnite) can run on lower specs since they are designed to run on the average computer.  CoD and etc. is why I pushed towards that $1500 budget. Changes that can be done is lowering the motherboard from the X570 Chipset to the B450 Chipset.   Can also consider using a different CPU cooler, though the Ryzen 7 3700X comes with the Wraith Prism stock cooler.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter OXYG3N176 ✭ April 30 i forgot to say that i stream, will this get 144fps even then? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin April 30 Yes, you should be seeing 144fps on games like Valorant , CS;GO and Fortnite.  CoD may be a bit lower if you are trying to stream it at highest settings.  Also keep in mind it also depends on the resolution of your monitor.  Pretty sure at 1080p, this will do all the games fine at 144Hz.  Games like CoD and etc. may struggle to 144Hz at 1440p while streaming and high settings.  You can always lower the settings on your games however to help with framerate issues.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter OXYG3N176 ✭ May 1 awesome I play on low settings anyway so this is awesome. thanks 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin May 1 You're welcome. Let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Do I need to change anything? — Micro Center Do I need to change anything? makuafish ✭ July 10 in Help Choosing Parts This is my first ever PC & build. I'm super nervous and I don't want to screw it up. My main concern is if the CPU & GPU are a good pair, but any suggestions will be helpful. Is a 1440p 144hz monitor a good fit for this build? Is it Overkill? Underkill? Any help is greatly appreciated. This is the PC I am looking at building: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DW6ggJ CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($260.00)  CPU Cooler: Asus ROG Strix LC 240 80.95 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($157.49 @ Amazon)  Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($230.00 @ Amazon)  Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory  ($97.99 @ Newegg)  Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($75.00)  Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($55.00)  Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC Video Card  ($730.00)  Case: Maingear Vybe Mk. V ATX Mid Tower Case  ($129.00)  Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($160.00)  Total: $1894.48 Note: I couldn't use micro centers part picker because they don't carry a few of the parts I need. Thank You 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Best Answer TSTonyV admin July 11 edited July 11 Accepted Answer Hello @makuafish! Welcome to the Community.  So you basically put together the same kind of system I have. Ryzen 7 3700X + 2080 Super, 16GB of RAM and an AIO liquid cooler for my CPU. I have an LG27GL850 which is a 1440p/144Hz monitor and it's been great for me so far. For a build likes this, I'd say 1440p/144Hz is a great fit.  Your framerate is going to vary depending on what kind of games you're playing, but in any of the lighter competitive titles like CSGO, League of Legends, Fortnite etc... you should easily hit 144+ FPS. In more graphically intense titles you won't always be able to get a perfect 144 without lowering some of your graphics settings, but you'll still be able to easily hit 60+ FPS at 1440p in basically any game you play at max or high settings.  I do have one question though: are you only gaming on this system? If so, instead of getting the Ryzen 7 3700X, you could get an Intel i5-10600k instead. The 3700X does have more cores/threads so if you're doing things like video editing/rendering or other multi-core intensive tasks, then the 3700X is a fantastic buy, but the superior single-threaded performance of the 10600k makes it the better gaming choice.  2 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.