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Community Article Need help choosing what kind of NIC I need for my motherboard — 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 what kind of NIC I need for my motherboard KEdwards ✭ February 21 edited February 21 in Help Choosing Parts I have a MSI x399 Carbon gaming motherboard, the integrated NIC is performing poorly, more so over time.  I need to figure out what type of replacement card I can install, PCI or PCI-e...its been a while since I've built a PC, I had this one built, I dont know crap about this anymore. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer JimB Tennessee ✭ February 22 edited February 22 Accepted Answer I'd go with PCI-e since you have 6 on the board. Doesn't matter 3.0 or 2.0 I wouldn't imagine. You'd probably want to reserve the 3.0 slots for something else, so the 2.0 would work fine. Here's a good one: Intel Gigabit CT PCI-E Network Adapter EXPI9301CTBLK 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers LandShark admin February 22 Hello @KEdwards We have a wide selection of network adapters. Here are a few that I'd recommend. https://www.microcenter.com/product/408947/tp-link-gigabit-pci-express-network-adapter Here's the device that @JimB linked above https://www.microcenter.com/product/360498/intel-expi9301ct-gigabit-pcie-x1-adapter Lastly here's a 10G adapter. https://www.microcenter.com/product/481322/asus-xg-c100c-10g-network-adapter-pci-e-x4-card When you mention that the current NIC isn't performing as expected what do you mean? Have you checked to ensure that all chipset drivers are up to date? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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The ASUS Prime Z370-P manual doesn't mention NVMe. It does say : " 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin June 25 Greetings. Yes, it will work with NVMe drives. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Rick400Tec ✭ May 11 edited June 5 in General Discussion Basically making it a NAS for very few dollars or little electricity. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 11 Greetings. I don't believe so. You're going to want to use a NAS for something like this. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Rick400Tec ✭ May 25 Thank you. i seen there was one, a usb 2.0 device 10 years ago but searches today all lead to wrong results. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnMagee Columbus, Ohio Store Associate June 9 I would try a raspberry pi. This machine is very low electrical use and there are plenty of linux kernels that could support this operation. 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 reformatted as Mac Extended Journaled and created 3 partitions. • I use Carbon Clone for backup. I started a backup set for my 6TB drive (3.5TB used). • 21 hours later only 2.5 TB has been backed up to the WD. This seems painfully slow - even for a first backup. Question: Is this normal for this drive? Could reformatting and partitioning be a problem? Asking for a friend. 🤓 ~ fotomatt Still stuck on I-70... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin November 23 Greetings. Are you transferring a lot of small files or just a few large files? Backups will vary based on a lot of factors for how long exactly they will take, it is hard to determine an average speed with file transfers. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook fotomatt Still stuck on I-70 ✭ November 29 Admittedly it was a first run backup. Will give it another go with tonight's backup. Should be much more efficient. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I currently have a Asus Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard. what are my options thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8521/upgrading-my-pc Hello, we can look into this with you! For the best assistance with this: What is your power supply and processor? Are you looking for a video card for gaming? What is your budget for this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zebadiah ✭ May 11 Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 84W BX80646I74770K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance ... ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ... ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard this is what i currently have, i'm looking to upgrade for gaming. budget would like to stay under $500 if possible. also do you recommend a smaller tower that this can fit in. i currently have Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior thank you for the help!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 With a 4770k, I'd look at a RTX 2060 in that price range. A video card better than that you are going to experience decent bottlenecking due to the CPU. To add wireless, the easiest way to do that is with a USB wireless adapter such as https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=usb+wireless+adapter&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966871&myStore=false As for replacing your case, you will need a case that supports an ATX motherboard at least, here are the cases we would have that would fit that: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=atx+case&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294964318+4294808235&myStore=false You can get down to a mid-tower case in size with an ATX board. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zebadiah ✭ May 11 awesome... thank you so much for you quick feedback and help!!!!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/32139#Comment_32139 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions. 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Gaming Build w/o GPU — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Gaming Build w/o GPU RPB_Newbee ✭ May 10 in Help Choosing Parts https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f89cd7b3-35d2-4622-9b46-448904d573c6 I would like my all in budget to be $2500. With a RX3070, I will be a could of hundred over. I need a Monitor and KB, but not a mouse. I am thinking about an Obsidian case, but left the Lian Li case in as a place holder. My real questions are around the MoBd and the M.2 storage. I went with the z590, but with a PCI3/0 interface for the m.2 Any thoughts are appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 11 Greetings. That would be just fine for gaming. What questions did you have about the motherboard and m.2 drive? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RPB_Newbee ✭ May 11 The motherboard has the following: PCI Express 4.0 x16 - 1 PCI Express 3.0 x16 - 1 PCI Express x1 - 1 If I use the PCI 4.0x16 slot for the GPU. I chose a PCI 3.0 m.2 storage card. Does that make sense? Should I look at a motherboard with 2 PCI4.0 slots? Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/32129#Comment_32129 The m.2 slots are their own screw-in spots on the motherboard. It should have three of them per the manual. They are labelled as such in the motherboard manual: If you want to put it into a PCI-e slot you can, but you'd need an adapter to do that. https://www.microcenter.com/product/483678/vantec-m2-nvme-ssd-pcie-x4-adapter 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RPB_Newbee ✭ May 12 Thanks, Ian. Much appreciated! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 13 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/32161#Comment_32161 You're welcome! Please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article The Anatomy of a Computer's Motherboard - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker The Anatomy of a Computer's Motherboard - Micro Center This guide will give you a overview of the anatomy of a computer motherboard. Looking at a motherboard for the first time could leave you with several questions. This quick guide seeks to identify and explain each of the key parts of a typical motherboard. This article references an ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming Motherboard however the general design of most motherboards is very similar for purposes of this article. Let's begin with the CPU Socket - where the processor goes. Typically, the CPU will be from one of two manufacturers: Intel or AMD. You can tell what processors are compatible by checking the socket type. This board has an AM4 socket which fits most current AMD processors. Next, we move to the memory or RAM slots. Modern memory slots will feature one side with a clip that is used to hold the memory stick in place. The other side will be ridged to hold the stick in place but allow the memory stick to be pressed into the slot without the need to have a second clip found in older motherboards. There are two main power connectors on a motherboard. All motherboards, much like this B450, will have a motherboard power port that uses a 20+4pin configuration. Modern power supplies will usually have this already set up for the full 24pin setup. Depending on the computer, they can run anywhere from 20pin to as little as 11pin for most prebuilt towers, such as Lenovo or Dell. As for CPU power, located top left, it will run either a 4pin or 8pin connection. That 8pin connection may be a 4+4pin, with some CPU power cables even running an 8+4pin. Now we see the PCIe slots - referred to as PCI Express slots. Most motherboards will have multiple slots. The first image highlights the PCIe 16x slots and the second image highlights the PCIe 1x slots. Graphic cards are the most common expansion cards placed in these slots, but they also function as additional slots for anything from additional USB ports to sound cards and secondary network cards. Next we see the front panel connections that usually span the bottom of the board. This is where ports and buttons on the front of the case are normally connected to the motherboard. For the most part they will be on the bottom of the board, but if the board supports USB 3.0 or higher, you will see the header below or to the side of the motherboard power pins in most builds. Most computers will have at least one SATA Port in use at any given time, so it’s important you know where to look when utilizing them. SATA is now the standard connection for most internal Hard Drives, SSD Solid State Drives, and Optical Drives. Next, we have a newer port on motherboards, the M.2 slots. These slots, depending on the board, will usually fit one of two type of M.2 devices - SATA or PCIe. When in use, they will take up a portion of the data lanes available of their given type. Most commonly they are used for internal SSD storage - something that looks like a memory stick and functions like a disk drive. Finally, let’s look at the I/O Panel - Input and Output connectors, where all your cables plug in to the back of the computer. The arrangement and selection of ports will vary between motherboards. Starting on the far left, we can begin with the PS/2 port. This is what is known as a legacy port. While most keyboards and mice today will use USB in one form or another, the support for PS/2 stems from a fall back option for keyboard or mouse connections should the motherboard experience issues with their USB ports. On the topic of USB, lets continue with the next set of ports on the panel. USB ports come in a variety of colors and at least two shapes. Notice the standard rectangular USB ports. Different versions are signified by the color of the port, but USB ports and most devices are backwards compatible. The Type-C USB port - an oval shaped port located below the single light blue USB Port - is the other type of USB on this panel. While newer to motherboards, it functions identically to its more common cousin, but is able to perform at greater speeds and transmit higher power levels. Looking towards the center of the panel, we have the video ports. Pictured here are two of the more modern video connections, HDMI below with Display Port or DP above. While most motherboards still come with video ports, many higher end CPUs no longer come with integrated graphics, relying instead on a dedicated video card that many computers come with now. Next we see the Ethernet Port. This is where the network cable would plug in to your computer. Virtually all motherboards will have one of these as desktops typically rely on a wired connection to the internet. Ethernet still provides the best network speeds and connection stability. Some motherboards may also support wireless connections. While the first one does not, the second picture from a similar model shows what they look like. For our last item we see the sound ports. This board has several connectors, but most of the time it comes down to what your sound setup is. Most motherboards use a standard color-coded scheme: green for audio (speakers or headphones), and red or pink for microphones. The additional ports are for additional speakers like surround sound or related features. SPDIF is reserved for Digital Audio. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Rate my build — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Rate my build AugerFam ✭ October 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I am building a budget VR PC setup. I am aiming for $690-$760 price range that has graphics and CPU power to run VR with quick to launch OS and Games. This is my first PC build, so let me know how good or bad it is.   https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d0c45a8d-96cd-4b8d-9b65-b6f0071f8f03 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin October 2020 edited October 2020 Greetings @AugerFam!  While the 1650 Super will do the trick on most VR titles, be aware that if you start venturing into higher end VR titles such as Half-Life: Alyx, you may want to consider investing in a RTX 2000 series card like a 2060 instead.  But if HL: Alyx isn't the objective, you should be fine with most VR titles that are out.  I did do a build using most of your components and switched some items around.  They are marked in bold. Here's my rendition of your build maintaining the GTX 1650 Super CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 MOBO: MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX mATX ( -$30 ) RAM: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 Case: Cooler Master - Masterbox Q300L mATX PSU: Thermaltake: Smart Series 600W (I personally have used Thermaltake and never had any issues with their PSUs) GPU: ASUS - GeForce GTX 1650 Super Phoenix OC  SSD: M.2 Crucial P1 1TB SSD (Vast improvement over a SATA 2.5" SSD) Price: $707.92 +tax Shaves off about $20 and you get an M.2 1TB SSD  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AugerFam ✭ October 2020 Thanks @AlexS I appreciate you taking time to look at this for me. That PSU sounds good, I was having a difficult time verifying Thermaltake as a reliable brand so I will definitely switch that out. For the SSD, I knew I wanted it to be quicker in the PCi-e slot, but I didn't realize that the one I picked was SATA. As for the GPU, I think that I would rather start out with the 1650 SUPER and upgrade once the GPU debacle subsides a little bit. HalfLife: Alyx IS in the plans, but it's definitely not a need. I had a question on the Motherboard. For the MSI B450M PRO-M2 MAX it only has 1 PCi-e 3.0 x16 slot. How would both the GPU and SSD fit on that board? Also, I know there is only a ~3% difference in performance between the PCi-e 3.0x16 and 4.0x16, but what difference have you seen between 2.0 and 3.0? What I like that the 550 has 3600 RAM capability and a PCi-e 3.0 and a 4.0 for upgradability. This one is over budget after taxes, but not by much and it makes more sense. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=4d36b73e-dcb5-4cb4-9100-c5d3deae2eeb 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 The SSD would actually fit in the M.2 slot of the motherboard, which is separate from the graphics card PCIe slot on the motherboard. The 450 PRO-M2 also supports memory speeds up to 4133MHz. The 550 does support Gen 4 PCIe, however, unless you have a need for Gen 4 SSD speed, (i.g. production heavy workload with storage intensive requirements) I think it's a fairly negligible difference.  However, it's definitely something to consider, and you should choose what you want most. You know what you will be using this build for in the future.  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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Been awhile but I used to play boarderlands and COD. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx#selector_15 Motherboard- Not sure if I can hardwire for Ethernet yet given the location. Is it best to get one with WIFI built in or should I get a internal PCIe wifi adapter? I would like it to support WIFI6 if I get one. Video Card - I would like to get back into gaming and not have bottom of barrel so it would last without breaking the bank. Hard Drive - 2.5"HHD, M.2 HHD, Harddrive. To me these are all the same. except m.2 is a lot faster than others. What other reasons should I load my computer with multiple types rather just getting a big m.2? Was thinking of getting another 1TB harddrive. My monitor, keyboard and mouse are god for now. Any advise would be great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 2020 Greetings. The link you shared did not properly send over your selections. If you could please click the "Share" tab on that page, and then copy the URL section there or the text section there and post it here, we'd be glad to look over it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gibby328 Lenexa ✭ April 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a434794d-bf86-4954-8235-e5a7b657570f Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 2020 edited April 2020 Gibby328 said: This is my build so far. I am not certain on a few things and was hoping for some advise. I would like to be able to play video games. Been awhile but I used to play boarderlands and COD. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx#selector_15 Motherboard- Not sure if I can hardwire for Ethernet yet given the location. Is it best to get one with WIFI built in or should I get a internal PCIe wifi adapter? I would like it to support WIFI6 if I get one. Video Card - I would like to get back into gaming and not have bottom of barrel so it would last without breaking the bank. Hard Drive - 2.5"HHD, M.2 HHD, Harddrive. To me these are all the same. except m.2 is a lot faster than others. What other reasons should I load my computer with multiple types rather just getting a big m.2? Was thinking of getting another 1TB harddrive. My monitor, keyboard and mouse are god for now. Any advise would be great! Motherboard WiFi is just fine, but the board selected did not have WiFi. I would suggest to add in a PCI card such as https://www.microcenter.com/product/484841/asus-pce-ac51-ac750-wireless-dual-band-pci-express-adapter for additional $30. For some reason our builder page was being picky and not allowing me to add this. Video card - based on your budget and other parts and to leave some wiggle room on price, for now I changed what you had to a RX 5700 which a decent upgrade over the 1660 for the price difference. If you still have left over money in your budget, you could try going up to a 2060 Super / RX 5700 RT which are typically at the $400 price point. Hard drive - m.2 is great for boot speeds and your most-used programs, typically the higher price keeps people away from buying larger-sized models. The boot / load times of games wouldn't be much different at all on a m.2 vs a SATA 2.5" SSD, if any. I would say most people run at least one m.2 or 2.5" SSD, and then just a standard 1tb/2tb+ 3.5" drive.  Here is what I have updated the build list to, it comes out to a little under $1100 before taxes so still under budget and a little wiggle room available: Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=28951614-f9bf-42d1-9548-2f58a4496a29 CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler ($159.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) MSI B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($114.99 EACH) RAM: (1) Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK16GX4M2D3200 - Black ($74.99 EACH) Case: (1) NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black ($69.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) EVGA 500 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply ($49.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) MSI RX 5700 Overclocked MECH Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Video Card ($334.99 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) Operating System: (1) Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ($139.99 EACH) Total: $1,054.92 + $29.99 for https://www.microcenter.com/product/484841/asus-pce-ac51-ac750-wireless-dual-band-pci-express-adapter 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gibby328 Lenexa ✭ April 2020 Thanks TSIanL!  After what you told me about how people use m.2 decided to go with Inland 256GB and WD - Blue Mainstream 1TB 7200RPM for the Hard Drive. I was wondering why did you pick that Video Card? I am learning and just want to know looks good just did not find much reviews so wanted your insight. MSI RX 5700 Is out of stock in my Overland Park store.  Would you recommend  EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 Super SC Black Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card? looks solid, good reviews, rebate, and with moving SSD around I can get spend under $400 on a video card. TIA 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 2020 Gibby328 said: Thanks TSIanL!  After what you told me about how people use m.2 decided to go with Inland 256GB and WD - Blue Mainstream 1TB 7200RPM for the Hard Drive. I was wondering why did you pick that Video Card? I am learning and just want to know looks good just did not find much reviews so wanted your insight. MSI RX 5700 Is out of stock in my Overland Park store.  Would you recommend  EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 Super SC Black Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card? looks solid, good reviews, rebate, and with moving SSD around I can get spend under $400 on a video card. TIA You're welcome. Typically I look at benchmarks at various games. There are plenty of benchmarking / review websites online, so it's just finding the right card in the right price range. The 2060 Super would be just fine if there aren't any RX 5700s available, its benchmarks are nearly identical overall compared to the 5700.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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A: A USB wireless adapter is essentially a wireless network card that is used to access a network through a USB port on your computer. Wireless adapters allow your computer to connect to a wireless network for internet in the absence of an internal network card. Q: What USB wireless adapters do you have in stock? A: Store stock can be checked online at any time. Here is a link directly to the USB wireless adapters that Micro Center will have available. Q: How does the USB adapter plug into the computer? A: The adapter plugs into an available standard USB port. Computers normally have multiples of these ports. Q: Will my computer have internet when I plug the adapter in? A: The adapter allows you to connect to a wireless network provided by a wireless router or access point. If you know the password to connect to the wireless signal and it is connected to the internet, then you can have internet. Q: Is using a wireless adapter secure? A: Wireless networks offer a variety of security protocols to keep information safe and secure. As long as you configure one of these available options, your connection will be secure. Q: Does a wireless USB adapter connect to the internet like my phone? A: No, phones use a SIM card to access a data network using 3G, 4G, or 5G from a cell phone provider. While these networks are also wireless, this is not the same as what is supported by USB wireless network adapters. Q: Can the adapter be used on other devices? A: Generally they cannot. USB wireless adapters are designed to work with computers by installing drivers. Most work with PCs and many work with Macs, but the specifications of the driver for the USB adapter will determine compatibility. Q: Why doesn’t my USB wireless adapter work on my computer? A: If the wireless adapter isn’t working after plugging it in, it might be because you need to obtain the drivers from the manufacturer’s website. These are files that tell the wireless adapter how to talk to the computer and typically these are free downloads provided by the manufacturer of the wireless adapter. Q: How do I get the driver without internet? A: You can connect the computer temporarily to the router using an Ethernet cable, or you can download the driver on another computer and save it to a flash drive, then install it from the flash drive on the computer needing the driver. Q: Do I have to use the software included with the adapter? A: No. You only need the driver. Other programs are usually optional because modern operating systems have their own ability to connect to wireless networks once the driver is installed. Q: Why are some adapters more expensive than others? A: Some adapters have different hardware components and may have better performance specifications. For example, most adapters connect to 2.4ghz bands, but many of the better ones offer dual band support and can connect to the 5ghz band as well. Q: Why would I use a dual band adapter? A: Dual band adapters allow a faster connection when using the 5ghz band supported by the wireless network. Q: Why am I not getting the speed I paid for from my provider? A: Wireless adapters are still subject to the same interference that laptops face when using wireless connections. You can test the speed best with an Ethernet cable connected directly to your incoming source. If it doesn't test at what speed you are paying for, contact your internet provider for additional assistance. Q: Why does another wireless computer get faster speeds? A: This could be due to differences in the wireless adapters used, however if it is a big difference you may be experiencing a problem with the adapter. Try reinstalling the driver in device manager. Q: Are wireless USB adapters compatible with a Mac? A: Yes. The hardware should have no problem fitting and working with a Mac OS computer, however you may have to download the Mac version of the driver manually from the manufacturer website. Q: How are the USB adapters different from a PCI adapter? A: PCI adapters are designed to be placed inside a computer, however not all computers have a free motherboard slot for a PCI card. USB adapters are more flexible because most computers have a free USB port. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Graphics Card assistance.. — 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 Graphics Card assistance.. rookie ✭ December 2020 in Help Choosing Parts With the shortage in graphics card there aren't many options so i found the RX 5500 XT and the RX 580 which one should I purchase. I am looking for 60 fps on high settings, would that even be possible with these cards?   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin December 2020 Greetings @rookie They're pretty close, but the 5500 XT is the newer card and it's better overall. Unless there's a significant price difference, I'd go with the 5500 XT. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rookie ✭ December 2020 thanks. i was able to find EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black Gaming 06G-P4-1161-KR DVI PCI Express 3.0 6GB Video Card. thoughts? @TSMikeW 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2020 rookie said: thanks. i was able to find EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Black Gaming 06G-P4-1161-KR DVI PCI Express 3.0 6GB Video Card. thoughts? @TSMikeW The 1660 is a better card overall between those two: https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1660-vs-AMD-RX-5500-XT/4038vs4060  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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USB has had 4 major releases since it was first introduced into the market, as well as some minor adaptations around those releases. USB ports and cables can be identified by the USB symbol pictured below. There are a couple of key points to understand about USB: USB Releases, as outlined below, have to do with speed and specifications.  Types of USB Connections, outlined later on this page, have to do with the physical connections, shapes, and sizes of the USB cables and ports. Some USB Connections and some USB Releases cross over with each other throughout the overall timeline of USB technology to offer the best selection of features, functions, and benefits. USB Releases USB 4.0 Specifications Announced 2019, but not widely available as of the writing of this article (May 2021) Also known as SuperSpeed+ and based on Thunderbolt protocols Speeds up to 40Gb/s using certified cables USB 4.0 ports and connectors are typically of the Type C variety Backwards compatibility with USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3 is supported USB 3.2 Released 2017 Also known as USB SuperSpeed+ Speeds up to 20Gb/s using certified USB cables USB 3.2 ports and connectors are typically of the Type C variety Variations include Gen 1x2 (10 Gb/s) and Gen 2x2 (20 Gb/s) USB 3.1 Released 2013 Also known as SuperSpeed+ Speeds up to 10Gb/s USB 3.1 ports and connectors are often color-coded Teal or Blue USB 3.1 ports and connectors can be of Type A, Type B, or Type C variety Variations include Gen 2 (10 Gb/s), later referred to as 3.2 Gen 1x1 USB 3.0 Released 2008 Also known as SuperSpeed USB Speeds up to 5Gb/s USB 3.0 ports and connectors are often color-coded Teal or Blue Generally backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at the slower speed USB 3.0 ports and connectors can be of Type A, Type B, or Type C variety as well as a Micro B SuperSpeed variation Variations later referred to as 3.1 Gen 1 and 3.2 Gen 1x1 USB 2.x Released 2000 Also known as High Speed USB Speeds can be 480 Mbit/s, but due to overhead effective speeds are 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s USB 2 ports and connectors are often color-coded either black or white Generally backwards compatible with USB 1.x at the slower speed, and USB 3.x at a slower speed USB 2.x ports and connectors can be of Type A, Type B, or Type C variety USB 2.x ports and connectors can also be of the Type Mini A, Mini B, Mini AB, Micro A, Micro B, or Micro AB variety USB 1.x (now considered obsolete) Released 1996, updated 1998 Also known as Low Speed USB and Full Speed USB Speeds are 1.5 Mbit/s (Low Bandwidth or Low Speed) and 12 Mbit/s (Full Bandwidth or Full Speed) USB 1.x ports and connectors are often color-coded either black or white Works with USB 2.x but at the lower speed USB 1.x ports and connectors can be of the Type A or Type B Types of USB Connections Type A Designed to be connected to a host device, such as a desktop or game console. Type B Designed for peripherals. For example, printers will have a USB Type-B connector most of the time. Mini and Micro The various mini and micro connections are used in various smaller devices such as cell phones and digital cameras. Mini-USB connectors will mostly be found on older portable devices but are becoming obsolete. Micro-USB is a very popular USB connection for portable devices. Type C The newest connection for USB is USB Type-C. Type-C is meant to replace previous connection types with a single connection. Support for up to USB 4.0 with speeds up to 40GB/s Compatible with 3.0 and 2.0 with the use of adapters Power output of 20V(100W) and 5A. This will allow future laptops to be USB powered Bi-directional power so a peripheral device could power the host No up or down position. No more flipping the cable around to find the right position USB Technologies and Functions USB On The Go / USB OTG OTG was released in 2001 and enables USB devices to communicate with one another. For example, a smartphone can read directly from a USB flash drive instead of having to go through a desktop to transfer the data. Both devices can act as a host or peripheral so that the data sharing can work both ways Does not work through a standard hub Device needs to be OTG compatible and use an OTG cable May need to download a file manager app to fully utilize all features USB Sleep and Charge Sleep or Charge ports do not turn off during sleep or standby modes on computers, unlike normal USB ports, which will disable when the computer is asleep. Mostly color coded Yellow or Red May be identified differently depending on the computer manufacturer May need to be enabled on the computer May also have a lightning bolt next to the USB symbol USB Data Transfer Cable Enables a user to transfer data from one computer to another, which a standard USB cable will not. These are not very widespread because there are easier ways to do this, such as a home network, flash drive, or Ethernet crossover cable. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Will my PC accept and use a PCIe x4 2TB SSD? — 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 my PC accept and use a PCIe x4 2TB SSD? andante147 ✭ December 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I'm in the middle of intense video rendering and need to know if my PC will handle an addtional 2TB Pcie SSD If there a type of Pcie SSD I must avoid? Or will any of them work? PC, WIndows 10 Gigabyte z77X-UDH5 motherboard Intel Core i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3901 Mhz 4 Cores Radeon RX 5500XT graphics board 32 GB RAM One HDD and One SSD already installed onboard. Four external USB drives ONE open slot as follows: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) * The PCIEX4 slot is available only when an Intel 22nm (Ivy Bridge) CPU is installed. * The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX8 and PCIEX16 slots. When the PCIEX4 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode and the PCIEX8 will operate at up to x4 mode. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin December 2020 It would depend on the slot that you placed the PCIe SSD in. Typically PCIe SSD operates in the x4 mode for storage. I'd recommend shopping for a PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. Or using a https://www.microcenter.com/product/612050/micro-connectors-m2-nvme--m2-sata-110mm-ssd-pcie-x4-adapter-with-heat-sink  Then you could buy an NVMe M.2 SSD. 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 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article acer predator 300 helios docking station — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion acer predator 300 helios docking station h7scott ✭ December 2020 in General Discussion looking for a dock for my acer predator 300 helios being advised by acer not to buy a usbc connector so im trying to go with a usb 3.0 connection but cant find one that states good for gaming any help? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin December 2020 h7scott said: looking for a dock for my acer predator 300 helios being advised by acer not to buy a usbc connector so im trying to go with a usb 3.0 connection but cant find one that states good for gaming any help? Greetings. What ports are you looking for the docking station to have?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook h7scott ✭ December 2020 honestly just two monitor ports would be nice if they could be hdmi but not needed maybe one hdmi and one rgb or dvi 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 @h7scott Hello just chiming in. I'm not sure which store you are near, but you could go to Microcenter.com and enter in Kensington SuperSpeed 3.0 docking station or IOGear USB 3.0 Docking station. Both should have both HDMI and DVI connections along with being a usb 3.0 docking station. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Laptop - upgrading outdated ports — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Laptop - upgrading outdated ports Disturbed ✭ June 2020 in General Discussion Good day, Is it possible to upgrade outdated ports i.e USB 3.0 to USB-C or USB 3.1 or USB 3.2?  I'm currently using: DELL INSPIRON 7567 i7-7700HQ 15.6″FULL HD 16GB 256GB SSD + 1TB GTX 1050Ti 4GB 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @Disturbed! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately you won't be able to upgrade the ports. They're part of the motherboard itself and they're not designed to be changed or removed. To be honest, I'm not sure of any laptops that allow you to actually upgrade the ports. You can still usb 3.1/3.2 devices with a 3.0 port, and you can use a USB-A to USB-C adapter if you need to plug in a USB-C device, but you'll still operate at USB 3.0 transfer speeds of course.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Disturbed ✭ June 2020 Thanks, that was my thinking as well - that's it's part of the motherboard.  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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How can I get the Integrated Card Reader on the Powerspec B728 to work?  I'm not interested to roll back to Win 7; loved that OS but I'm not going back. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Comments Ian admin December 2020 Greetings. If you right click on Start and go to Device Manager, look under "Disk Drives" here, do you see the reader here?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ January 6 Hello Ian, I looked extensively at the Device Manager and do not see the Card Reader anywhere.  Under "System Devices" there are 32 items listed but none show card reader. The other thing is, when I plug in a flash drive, some of these don't work, yet if I plug the same flash drive into an HP ENVY I bought at Microsoft last year, it works OK.  The B728 has more than adequate USB ports, both 2.0 and 3.0 I find in Device Manager I expand "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" I see only 4 listed: 1) Generic USB Hub, 2) Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft) 3) USB Composite Device and 4) USB Root Hub (USB 3.0). I am on Win 10, updated to "Feature update to Windows 10, version 20H2"  Do you think I need a driver update?  I don't know where to start. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ January 6 By the way I put the drivers disc in and reinstalled, but no improvement. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 6 @wogie Could you please check under "Disk Drives" in the Device Manager. We're looking for a generic USB reader device under the Disk Drive menu. Another option is to click View > Show hidden devices and see if it's there. If it is showing there or you can see the device in the list, can uninstall and see if it automatically reinstalls. If it isn't showing, or doesn't reinstall, it's likely that the connection has an issue. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ January 14 @LandShark Thanks for the reply.  I had not checked the forum in a week or so.  There's only 4 items showing under Device Manager - Universal Serial Bus controllers. As you suggested I set the view to Show hidden devices and there are many USB's and I have to say, the USB ports often (but not always) don't recognize SOME Flash Drives.  When I bought the B728 and it ran Windows 7 Pro, all were working.  I upgraded the OS to Win 10 about a year ago, and it may coincide with the upgrade and I didn't notice. I then issued the Show Hidden Devices command while I was in the Disk Drive menu, and I see the Flash Drives I've used and a few others. At this moment I have only a logitech wireless keyboard / mouse bluetooth plugged into USB 3.0 on the front panel.  No other USB devices plugged in.  I don't see one called "generic USB reader device".  The non hidden ones are correct, the SSD that came with the B728 and I installed the WDC WD10EALX-009BA00. I've temporarily unplugged the WD My Passport. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 16 Sorry for the delay in response, any options listed such as "Other devices" or "Unknown devices" in Device Manager?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ February 26 Device manager shows neither "Other Devices" - or - "Unknown Devices". If I could determine the make and model for the card reader then perhaps I could look for a new driver. This is a big annoyance that I have a built in SD Card Reader, which worked great when I bought the system from MicroCenter. I bought it specifically because it was Win 7 from factory, but it was ready to upgrade to Win 10 whenever I wanted. It was 11 months ago when I upgraded the OS to Win 10, the SD Reader is not recognized. This is a major annoyance. All the SD cards work when I use them with an external card reader. Mark 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 26 @wogie Did this stop working when you upgraded it to Windows 10? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BSmith7760 ✭ March 12 Mine did the same thing - B728. Under Windows 7 it worked, then I upgraded to Windows 10 and it is no longer recognized... 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 13 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29306#Comment_29306  Are there any options listed such as "Other devices" or "Unknown devices" in your Device Manager?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ March 31 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28572#Comment_28572 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29319#Comment_29319 Yes, this stopped working when I upgraded the B728 to Windows 10. I bought this unit on April 29, 2018. Not quite 3 years old. I also bought the same model computer, SKU 180885; PowerSpec B728 Desktop Computer from my wife, on May 27, 2018. That one also had the OS upgraded to Win 10 a year ago. I checked the same SD cards in the built in port this morning, March 31, 2021 and the port does not detect the cards, nor does it show up in the device manager. On both computers, if I issue the command "scan for hardware changes" the 4 in 1 reader device DOES NOT show up. Windows 10 Pro is activated on my computer, and the activation is with a digital license linked to my Microsoft account. Is it possible that I need to find the product key on the original disks, and enter that product key, for windows to find the proper driver? I would gladly manually install the driver, if there's a procedure, but the only information I have is this from the powerspec website, it does not give and in or where to find the driver. I am stuck at this brink wall and have been for several months. I'd appreciate if someone can offer a workable solution. Mark 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ March 31 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/25062#Comment_25062 Hello Landsharh, by uninstall, do you mean open the case and pull the plug on the reader, restart the PC and then shut it down, and then go back in the case and plug in the reader? Then restart to see if the reader is detected? Looking for clarification because the driver does not show up on the device manager. If it did then I would uninstall and then let it try to reinstall. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 31 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30468#Comment_30468 @wogie just chiming in. So the usb reader isn't showing up in Device Manager and even when selecting View hidden devices. @LandShark was referring to right clicking and uninstalling from device manager and then reinstalling (check for hardware changes) in device manager. When was the last time the motherboard chipset drivers have been updated on the powerspec? Your Powerspec b728 should have a ASRock H310M-HDV board, but I want to verify what in there. Lets right click on the start menu (4 white squared window) and choose Windows Powershell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin), whichever shows up. Once the dos screen opens up with the cursor blinking, type this command. wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber Make sure no typos, you have every comma and space. Reply back with the results, the whole row. We can verify the board and have you update chipset drivers to see if that works. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 4 Here's a screenshot of the readout from PowerShell It is the AS Rock H110-HDV board. I have never updated the chipset driver. Is that difficult / risky to do? I did not check my wife's PC but it was bought within a month of mine and I know I never updated that one either. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 4 For clarification, it is built-in SD SmartMedia Card reader that does not work. I have a SanDick ImageMate 5-in-1 reader which, when plugged into a USB Port, will read the SD Cards. I'm looking for a way to get the built in "4-in-1 SD" Media card reader to work again. Prior 2 the Win 10 upgrade it was working. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 5 edited April 5 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30640#Comment_30640 Another question for you so we can help further look into this - do the USB ports next to the SD card reader still work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 11 Was travelling this week and could not test until now. That's an interesting question. In a row are three USB ports and then the 4-in-1 SD card reader. Left to right, it's USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and the 4-in-1 SD card reader I used the oldest USB drive I have, and ancient 256Mb flash drive and the newest, a SanDisk Ultra 3.0, 32 Gb. Both USB Flash Drives will work in both USB 3.0 Ports. Neither works in the USB 2.0 port. Then I duplicated this test on my wife's Identical B728, and got the same results. So only the USB 2.0 port, which is next to the built-in 4-in-1 SD card reader, does not work, on either B728 computer. Thoughts? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 12 edited April 12 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31051#Comment_31051 Try the drivers from here: http://www.mctsol.com/powerspec/newpsdrivers.php Enter B728 and download the motherboard drivers. Please download and install the chipset and card reader drivers and see if that helps. Both folders will be labelled as such. They will both have setup files you can click on and run/install. Just follow any prompts for restarting as necessary. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 I went to the link you recommended and Entered B728 and 7 Drivers were found: None of the files were labeled " chipset and card reader drivers", but I downloaded all of them, except the Wireless LAN for Windows 7, because when I started it, is seems to start to download a file named psdriver-12m.exe, but only downloads a small amount an dives the message "1 day left to download" and progress stops. I probably don't need it anyway. since I'm on win 10. I extracted all of these and a folder was created "c:\drivers and several subfolders. I found a folder c\drivers\Win7-10\Chipset_10.1.1.9 and within that a file named SetupChipset.exe (dated 7/14/2015 4:53 PM) and ran that. I did not did not find any named card reader divers. Is it possible the drivers for download of the card reader are stored elsewhere, or maybe a card reader driver from another PowerSpec system would work? Thanks for your help. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31194#Comment_31194 On the motherboard file, when I extract it, I see the following options: Please double check the downloaded file as I see cardreader drivers here, you would extract the files from the motherboard download (it should go to C:\drivers\motherboard), then open that folder and run the setup file found inside. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Clearly I must not be getting something. When I extract the motherboard file, there is a subdirectory structure like this: There aren't subdirectories like you have. My file comes from an executable named psdriver_14v when ut is executed it puts a drives folder on the C: drive, then shows a motherboard subdirectory and these subdirectories below that, names Win7, Win7-10 and Win 10. None of the subdirectories below that one show a name beginning with 01_Chipset, 03_SerialIO or 06_Cardreader. I was existed to find the driver website you suggested but I'm not getting the same results. I am lost at this point. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Would you tell me the name, date and file size of the download you are getting from  http://www.mctsol.com/powerspec/newpsdrivers.php Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Maybe I should just pay the $$$ and drop it off the the repair center. It seems like such a simple thing, I've never experienced anything like this to install a driver. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31213#Comment_31213 Psdriver14v is the file, its 451MB I went ahead and extracted the card reader files separately and uploaded it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ODLuRMqerqxxwnYpGHG03foH22QJeIum/view Give this a try and let us know. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Thank you for all your help, but although the the Realtek Card Reader Diver appears to have successfully installed, base on this message, the card reader still does not work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @wogie just chiming in. The H110M motherboard should work with windows 10 including the card reader. Normally I'd recommend to update the bios. But the Powerspecs can be unique in some ways surrounding its bios. Let see what bios version you are on. Hold down the Microsoft key + R and type msinfo32. Look at the Bios/version line to the right and respond back with the entire line under Bios/version or give us a screen shot. We'll give next steps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Here's the BIOS information: American Megatrends Inc. P1.30C, 2/17/2016 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @wogie the SD Card readers should be in front panel of the case. The more I'm thinking the bios update may not do the trick. Do your usb ports in the front still work on this Powerspec? Just a thought, you may have to bring this in for service. The card reader may need replaced. But card reader should connect to the usb connections on the motherboard, that why I was curious on if the front top usb ports still work. If the usb ports still work, than another option may be to use a usb to sd card reader adapter. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 They are in the front, but part of the case, not a bay. L - R 1) USB 3.0 works 2) USB 3.0 works 3) USB 2.0 does not work 4) SD Reader 4-in-1 does not work. My wife also has an identical B728 they were purchased about a month apart. Her computer has the same behavior, the SD Reader does not work, nor the USB 2.0. These worked when we purchased with the installed Win 7 Pro, it was after upgrading to Win 10 Pro when the USB 2.0 and SD Reader stopped working. I should also mention there two other USB ports in the front, about halfway down the case, by the power switch and in line with the microphone jack and earphone jack. These work. There are four USB ports in the back, all work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 PS - I do have a USB to SD reader that works, but it would be nice if the built in SD Reader worked. 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I WAS CURIOUS IF I COULD GET MOST OF IT BUILT AND SHIPPED AND WE COULD PUT IN THE LAST COMPONENTS THAT MAY BE OUT OF STOCK (GRAPHICS CARD) THAT WE ALREADY HAVE? BELOW IS THE EQUIPMENT THAT WE ALREADY HAVE. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GET THE MBO, CPU, PSU & CASE ASSEMBLED AND SHIPPED TO US. FROM THERE WE CAN FINISH INSTALL. WOULD SOMETHING LIKE THAT EVEN BE POSSIBLE? 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Am I missing something or is it not compatible? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin March 4 Hello @Mrvictor Are you referring to the case I/O connector, it appears the manual states it is on the right side of the motherboard. Figure 10. Which is just below the ATXPWR1 connector. Figure 9 More information about the motherboard connectors can be found on Page 8 of the motherboard manual. https://download.asrock.com/Manual/B550%20Pro4.pdf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mrvictor ✭ March 4 That connector on the motherboard is being used by the cable coming from the top control panel of the case. I dont see a connector for the cable from the Lian Li USB 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 4 @Mrvictor just chiming in. That should be your USB 3.0 header connector. So the first picture has the usb end that should go into your usb front panel and then you should have a blue usb 3.0 20 pin connector, and it should connect to the USB3_7_8 port on the motherboard. See the link below on page 13, the motherboard layout. USB3_7_8 is item #10. Motherboard LInk https://download.asrock.com/Manual/B550%20Pro4.pdf Here's a video to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOW7KeoWLgY 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 5 edited March 5 @Mrvictor Ahh, you're referring to a USB 3.1, Gen 2, 10Gb, Type-C header. I don't see that your motherboard has the appropriate header for this connector. I don't see that we carry this currently, but you're looking for a USB 3.1, Gen 2, 10Gb, Type-C header to internal IDC 20 Pin. I noticed you already have a 20pin connected to your USB header on your motherboard so I'd recommend using a Y splitter to accommodate having the two connection types. I hope this helps, but let me know if you have questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 108 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.3K Store Information and Policy 51 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 113 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 225 Graphics Cards 172 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 62 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 16 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 22 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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DLNA is a way for multimedia devices to communicate with each other on a local network. 1. First, to change the settings of the Tenda AC15 AC1900 router, connect to the router by going to its default address 192.168.1.1 in your browser address bar. Here the default router password will be needed to sign in to change settings. 2. Once signed in to the router, a list of options will appear on the left. Select USB Application. 3. Options to the right will now update. Select DLNA. 4. A new window will appear. By default, DLNA will be turned off. Click to the right side of the slider to turn the DLNA ability on. 5. The updated window will show that the DLNA service is now on, along with being able to assign the DLNA service name. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Can a docking station drive two monitors in extended mode with one connection to the docking station — 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 Can a docking station drive two monitors in extended mode with one connection to the docking station Scott5432 ✭ July 5 in General Discussion I am looking for a docking station for two laptops and an older (early 2014) macbook air. I have keyboards, mouse, two monitors, web cams, printer and ethernet i am looking to connect to each one. Laptops have the following ports: Macbook air Two USB 3 ports (up to 5 Gbps) Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps) one HDMI ASUS Laptop 2 x USB SuperSpeed Type-A, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 x HDMI, HP LAPTOP 1 x USB A 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, (3.1 gen 1) 1 x HDMI, I tried to connect with a usb C to HDMI cable but had to get an adapter for the extended view to work. No DP Alt Mode(?) I could only connect one monitor to the adapter and the other directly to HDMI port because it lacked DP Alt mode. Will a docking station support two additional monitors in extend mode with any of these connections if i don't have the alt mode? I only want one cable to the laptop. Thank You 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers MCMel admin July 6 Hello @Scott5432 ! Which store location are you shopping at? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scott5432 ✭ July 6 Online. closest store is Cambridge, MA which is about 40 minutes. I was looking at the inland or iogear. Belkin seems to sold out. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 6 Which connection types (HDMI, DIsplayPort etc.) are on your monitors that you were looking to connect? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 6 @Scott5432 I'd suggest this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/438998/dell-usb-30-triple-display-ultrahd-universal-dock-d3100 It's USB 3.0 type A to the system, which all of your systems would be compatible with. The Dell driver won't work with Mac OSX but it's just a DisplayLink device. Get the driver for your Mac here: https://www.displaylink.com/downloads/macos Should work just fine., Up to three monitors at 4K. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scott5432 ✭ July 6 Great thanks. 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