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Community Article Question on G436? — 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 Question on G436? WickedData ✭ January 2021 edited January 2021 in General Discussion I had to turn wake up on usb mouse in the bios to get that to work, no big deal. When I play games tho, I noticed that the power supply is vibrating off and on. What should I do? I have never had one do this? I like the computer, but I am concerned. It has a odd hum too. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments SimiusV New York ✭ January 2021 Sounds odd. Is it the fan in the PSU? That's the most likely culprit. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin January 2021 Hello @WickedData thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. What kind pc do you have, is it a custom build PC or pre-build (ex, Dell or HP)? When the PSU vibrates on and off, does the computer shut off? There could be something wrong with the Power Supply internally or it could lose and hitting something inside your computer case. Make sure the PSU isn't lose on the inside of your case. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook WickedData ✭ January 2021 edited January 2021 Its a power spec G436, it didn't till 30 minutes ago. Now it only powers up, Monitor won't turn on and keyboard won't bring up bios. No power to usb my black widow and death adder light up normally right when it turns on. I have only had it 3 day! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin January 2021 @WickedData Sorry to hear you are having problems on just day 3. I would at least start by power cycling the system. You could also remove the CMOS battery if you wanted, it is not required to power cycle the system. You would do that after step 2.  Also, if the system is powering on and it seems to be working, I would test different display cables, a different monitor or TV, and you could consider reseating the GPU as well. Of course, if this humming sound is coming from inside the PSU then it could be what is causing this issue. I would at least try these other steps and let us know if the system will boot up after that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook WickedData ✭ January 2021 Did everything, all it got me was a white light vga, the card is not making any sound now like its off and the power supply is giving off a weird mechanical sound every so often. Very odd sound. All in and out puts don't respond. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook WickedData ✭ January 2021 I think the power supply bought it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 2021 If the EZ Debug VGA light is on, that would typically mean that the GPU is having an issue. I'd recommend reseating the GPU and ensuring that the PSU cables are securely plugged in. It is still possible that this is still an issue with the PSU, but I'd recommend checking this guide for Troubleshooting a new PC. If these still don't work, I'd recommend returning to our store. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook WickedData ✭ January 2021 edited January 2021 Thanks, checked it all out, it was psu, I am not going to mention what I found. I don't won't to bring this up, but this is a trying time. I have never had a build problem when doing it my self. People that have jobs maybe over worked. People that don't God bless them. My current machine is pulling higher bench marks than what they say it should. Not that it matters you can't see past your frame refreash rare. There is the micro stutter. That I first saw on Halo the machine, I built to play doom 3 and it did so perfectly. I already replaced the machine we have been specking off. Apple needs a gaming line. I have a I mac G3 that still works. Thank God they are making changes. They need a gaming line of computer!!! There not just a name its about having your hardware and software work as one. Going Intel was Jobs biggest mistake. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DMA ✭ January 2021 WickedData said: Thanks, checked it all out, it was psu, I am not going to mention what I found. I don't won't to bring this up, but this is a trying time. I have never had a build problem when doing it my self. People that have jobs maybe over worked. People that don't God bless them. My current machine is pulling higher bench marks than what they say it should. Not that it matters you can't see past your frame refreash rare. There is the micro stutter. That I first saw on Halo the machine, I built to play doom 3 and it did so perfectly. I already replaced the machine we have been specking off. Apple needs a gaming line. I have a I mac G3 that still works. Thank God they are making changes. They need a gaming line of computer!!! There not just a name its about having your hardware and software work as one. Going Intel was Jobs biggest mistake. What the hell are you mumbling about? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 44 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Join the MicroCenterOfficial Folding@Home Team: #257944 - Page 18 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Join the MicroCenterOfficial [email protected] Team: #257944 «1…15161718192021…26» Comments kmiller922 Glenside, Pa ✭✭✭ August 2020 @MightyMayfield what could you have possiably gotten ahold of a old mainframe from NASA lol 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 The current mix of WUs for my Nvidia GPUs looks like an ~20% drop in PPD results.  This is likely the next Moonshot sprint.  For me, it's disappointing as the GPU & power utilization continues to be >90% which implies that the WUs are not properly benchmarked.   I'm most concerned that this will accelerate the current high rate of people abandoning the Folding project  Points don't cost them anything but discouraging participants has an immediate longer-term negative effect.  As a person that likes to see the results & trends of such things all I can do is idly observe the results like watching the CV-19 infection & death rates.   Update:  PPD yield is 82-83% compared to previous, for my systems. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JBug55 Cincinnati, Ohio ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 @ryau, Thanks. Mail arrived, gift card was spent, and system moved to the new case. I bought the Corsair case to resolve some cooling issues with my i5 9400/1660 Super GPU system. Next to it is an ancient Diablotek case that was my last build a few (13?) years back. It now holds an old Dell mobo with an i5 4xxx/1650 GPU. I’m having fun and feeling like we’re helping. I’m also a little in @cine_chris camp, the new sprint is a bit more stingy with points, but I’m too stubborn to be discouraged. I just remind myself it’s not about the points. 4 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ August 2020 cine_chris said: Thx @ryau I received a mysterious envelope with no return address, I disappointedly opened the accompanying  MC credit card bill first hoping to find a surprise.       LOL. Also received notice from PantherX on the FAH GitHub team, that my whining about GPU WU allocation is still in their sites.  tl;dr FAH currently doesn't allocate WUs to match the hardware you are running, hence your gear appears that it is being throttled with resultant low PPD yields.  Well, glad it arrived 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ August 2020 JBug55 said: @ryau, Thanks. Mail arrived, gift card was spent, and system moved to the new case. I bought the Corsair case to resolve some cooling issues with my i5 9400/1660 Super GPU system. Next to it is an ancient Diablotek case that was my last build a few (13?) years back. It now holds an old Dell mobo with an i5 4xxx/1650 GPU. I’m having fun and feeling like we’re helping. I’m also a little in @cine_chris camp, the new sprint is a bit more stingy with points, but I’m too stubborn to be discouraged. I just remind myself it’s not about the points. Nice! That should definitely help with cooling 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 @ryau This might interest you, as the MCO team has seen a big drop in PPD. We've taken a big hit in PPD, but the Linus group dropped 350 million points, so we aren't alone!  I need to see how the relative %'s compare. The negative of weak WUs is it discourages people & encourages abandonment. I've been connecting with the [email protected] group, sharing my concerns. Initially, I was met with mocking & the typical abuse some groups are known for, but soon, supporting data from others changed that tune.   Anyway, got this today.  Guess we can expect Moonshot Sprint 4 to be similar to earlier July/Aug WU.   Also, I have good news on my efforts to fix GPU WU allocation problems, for a later post. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook 0legravy_leg ✭ September 2020 hopefully September will be a productive month fell short of my targets for July and August between vacations and power outages so it would be a nice boost to have more favorable WU's and PPD.. Maybe even a 3080ti if they are around to really increase stats...   2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ September 2020 cine_chris said: @ryau This might interest you, as the MCO team has seen a big drop in PPD. We've taken a big hit in PPD, but the Linus group dropped 350 million points, so we aren't alone!  I need to see how the relative %'s compare. The negative of weak WUs is it discourages people & encourages abandonment. I've been connecting with the [email protected] group, sharing my concerns. Initially, I was met with mocking & the typical abuse some groups are known for, but soon, supporting data from others changed that tune.   Anyway, got this today.  Guess we can expect Moonshot Sprint 4 to be similar to earlier July/Aug WU.   Also, I have good news on my efforts to fix GPU WU allocation problems, for a later post. The drop off was quite evident, since at the height of the participation, I was ranked in the 20,000 range and now sub 5,000. Our stores have also had to move and change things around, with some of the threadripper 3990X demo units, with single or dual 2080TIs, being sold or taken out of service. The team is still comparatively strong and I do see a few new members joining. While they don't post within the community here, I see their progress on EOC. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 As stated in the rumors, you might be able to buy a near 2080Ti-equivalent for $500. What this translates to for Folding is a TBD.  30X0 chips will be on Samsung 8nm silicon.  I combined both the charts that Nvidia showed, the 3090 would be on the next page up & to the right! 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 The 3070 has 5,888 cuda cores, compared to 2,304 for the 2070Super. Seems like it would be great buy for gaming and folding - I may need to upgrade and find out 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin September 2020 It'll definitely be interesting to see the performance and what it means for Folding. Their relative performance graph shown appears to be based on multiple game performance at 4K. I'm very excited to see the difference. I can't wait for benchmarks. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 ryau said: The 3070 has 5,888 cuda cores, compared to 2,304 for the 2070Super. Seems like it would be great buy for gaming and folding - I may need to upgrade and find out One thing I gleaned this week will be the switch from Open-CL to Cuda with a HUGE jump in Folding performance, no timetable, but that was from PantherX.  So, that 3070 should easily be a Folding monster.  Also, the switch to Cuda will inject your current Cuda gear with steroid-folds.  I'm ready for that juice! Reading into this.. they hopefully have a scheme to multi-task WUs, as atom-count is already a bottle-neck.  I know as a hack, the Linux guys can work multi-WU, but there's issues.  Very encouraging news! So we just need a way to get smuggled Nvidia 30780's, Hint! Hint! I can picture a 3070 gnawing away on 2-3 WUs.   2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 ryau said: The 3070 has 5,888 cuda cores, compared to 2,304 for the 2070Super. Seems like it would be great buy for gaming and folding - I may need to upgrade and find out Amazing specs! that works out to a 2.56x jump in Cuda cores & an 8% bump in clock speed. That's 1.35x the Cuda Cores of the 2080Ti + FAHcore running Cuda, this is a New World for Folders. For Folding my 2070s+2060s combo was matching the 2080Ti. Wonder what a 2070s + 3070 will be? @ryau , my MC credit card is available for pre-order. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ September 2020 cine_chris said: ryau said: The 3070 has 5,888 cuda cores, compared to 2,304 for the 2070Super. Seems like it would be great buy for gaming and folding - I may need to upgrade and find out Amazing specs! that works out to a 2.56x jump in Cuda cores & an 8% bump in clock speed. That's 1.35x the Cuda Cores of the 2080Ti + FAHcore running Cuda, this is a New World for Folders. For Folding my 2070s+2060s combo was matching the 2080Ti. Wonder what a 2070s + 3070 will be? @ryau , my MC credit card is available for pre-order. I just found out from the buyer that we're not doing pre-orders for these. If you're signed up to receive our emails, I'm sure we'll be sending out availability there and we may have a landing page coming with more info. I saw ASUS announced their lineup of ROG Strix and TUF gaming cards, and I'm sure there will be more from other vendors soon. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 [email protected] is preparing sprint leaderboards & some amazing summary reports. This is the info that would be great for an MCO [email protected] landing page @ryau https://fah-ws3.s3.amazonaws.com/covid-moonshot/sprints/3/index.html 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 ryau said: I just found out from the buyer that we're not doing pre-orders for these. If you're signed up to receive our emails, I'm sure we'll be sending out availability there and we may have a landing page coming with more info. I hope availability will be good enough for employees to partake. History says probably no. I wouldn't mind camping out, though 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kirito ✭✭ September 2020 With all the video card upgrades here I don't suppose anyone has some old Nvidia Tesla K40's kicking around?  They are the only thing that fits well in my Lenovo C30 ThinkStation case. Kirito 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ September 2020 Kirito said: With all the video card upgrades here I don't suppose anyone has some old Nvidia Tesla K40's kicking around?  They are the only thing that fits well in my Lenovo C30 ThinkStation case. Kirito Who has K40s just lying around, gathering dust   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kmiller922 Glenside, Pa ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 ryau said: Kirito said: With all the video card upgrades here I don't suppose anyone has some old Nvidia Tesla K40's kicking around?  They are the only thing that fits well in my Lenovo C30 ThinkStation case. Kirito Who has K40s just lying around, gathering dust   I can take it way back i had a TRS-80 laying around till about 8 years ago with the expansion box as well also a TI-98 4a with the expansion box remember having to goto shows to get 8k memeroy chips lol 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 @JADO Spotted this on the Folding Forums. I know problems with AMD gear have been mentioned, well, there's some good news. We're actually working through a number of issues we found in OpenMM, the open source GPU-accelerated molecular simulation code http://openmm.org, that impact AMD cards. We think we've solved all the issues and are targeting a core22 0.0.12 release with these bugfixes roughly Sep 14-18.  John Chodera // MSKCC 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ September 2020 Starting tweaking some stuff around today. Going to finish up tomorrow and see what happens! 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 Let the price wars begin! @ryau Best Buy has listed an RTX3080 for Sept 17th delivery at $699. According to Hardwaretimes, yes six-hundred-9-9, not a typo, not a 3070. Of course, I'm skeptical of this news, even if it were a Black Friday deal as I heard availability would be a problem. Hoping MCO will be thinking of their dedicated & loyal folding team when gear arrives. https://www.hardwaretimes.com/nvidia-rtx-3080-fe-priced-at-699-third-party-cards-priced-b-w-740-and-800-bucks/ Yes, it's accurate.  They show a founder's edition Nvidia card. 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 cine_chris said: Let the price wars begin! @ryau Best Buy has listed an RTX3080 for Sept 17th delivery at $699. According to Hardwaretimes, yes six-hundred-9-9, not a typo, not a 3070. Of course, I'm skeptical of this news, even if it were a Black Friday deal as I heard availability would be a problem. Hoping MCO will be thinking of their dedicated & loyal folding team when gear arrives. https://www.hardwaretimes.com/nvidia-rtx-3080-fe-priced-at-699-third-party-cards-priced-b-w-740-and-800-bucks/ Yes, it's accurate.  They show a founder's edition Nvidia card. $699 is the MSRP for the 3080, so not much of a price war there  I am hoping to snag two 3090's once availability opens up. Can't wait to see how they fold! 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ryau ✭✭✭✭✭ September 2020 cine_chris said: Let the price wars begin! @ryau Best Buy has listed an RTX3080 for Sept 17th delivery at $699. According to Hardwaretimes, yes six-hundred-9-9, not a typo, not a 3070. Of course, I'm skeptical of this news, even if it were a Black Friday deal as I heard availability would be a problem. Hoping MCO will be thinking of their dedicated & loyal folding team when gear arrives. https://www.hardwaretimes.com/nvidia-rtx-3080-fe-priced-at-699-third-party-cards-priced-b-w-740-and-800-bucks/ Yes, it's accurate.  They show a founder's edition Nvidia card. I don't have any info yet on specific MC pricing for FE or any of the other cards from ASUS, EVGA, etc. If you're after an FE card specifically, I did ask internally and confirmed that we'll also have the 12 pin power adapter. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 The Sprint 4 Science Dashboard is live now too! https://fah-ws3.s3.amazonaws.com/covid-moonshot/sprints/sprint-4/2020-09-06-ugi-tBu-x3110-3v3m-2020-04-Jacobs/index.html We'll cover what this is showing in a blog post coming in the next couple of days. ~ John Chodera // MSKCC FYI 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cine_chris Powder Springs, GA ✭✭✭ September 2020 @ryau Linus TT, already the most HUGEness [email protected] team is actively recruiting for an Oct Sprint event.  Saw this on Discord. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ September 2020 cine_chris said: @ryau Linus TT, already the most HUGEness [email protected] team is actively recruiting for an Oct Sprint event.  Saw this on Discord. The more science the better! They already have quite a large team, though... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tramp78 ✭✭ September 2020 Just passed 100 million units. Whew! 7 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MightyMayfield Mayfield Heights, OH ✭✭✭ September 2020 I'd say the additions are working  4 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kmiller922 Glenside, Pa ✭✭✭ September 2020 MightyMayfield said: I'd say the additions are working  and how many rocket engines are you using lol, very nice 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1…15161718192021…26» Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 43 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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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Working from home and being a content creator on my spare time with video and photo editing I'm looking to upgrade my aging laptop and getting a dedicated desktop. This would be the perfect machine to fill my needs. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=d6392588-cb6a-42b4-8c97-05cdaea8dfcf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dill_Pickle24 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=50acdf9c-daa8-45de-b31c-f8ee63cda558 I have some of these components already(half ram, mobo, and ssd), so as an upgrade I'd get 16 more gb of ram, a hard drive, and the cooler first. Ram would be good for multitasking. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Infrar3d ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=240730eb-7f5b-41af-8fb9-f340da8d1bde Because why not... WARNING!!! THIS PC CONFIGURATION IS HIGHLY EXPENSIVE AND CONTAGIOUS ONLY VIEW IF YOU HAVE A HOLE THE SIZE OF THE MARIANA TRENCH BURNING IN YOUR POCKET 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tjb ✭ December 2020 I have always went to microcenter to buy computer components. I have never been disappointed! I have here my dream PC. Not over the top but not a budget PC. I plan on giving my first budget computer to my bestfriend this Christmas if I were to get lucky and have this build started. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=13688ade-fb1b-4bd4-be28-cf96828270ec 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook laura_b ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 Super overkill and unnecessary but why not. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7dfb6730-580c-44a3-8b5d-01aca442502d I really want to go super overkill so hence Threadripper 64 core. And I wanted tons of RGB so I went with Asus ROG components. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christy ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=24be1d77-f442-4e61-b113-7b5a14184c8f I'm a graphic artist / video editor / sim racer / major multitasker. This is a big upgrade from my current setup.. Just here being a dreamer. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook YongHoLee ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a68a2c0a-9368-4e62-a53b-c04ef55d76ae This is a build I plan on building in the future. I'm a software engineer in training so I'll definitely need the processing power from the 3700x and the ram will be nice, maybe even upgrade to 64 Gb. Other than that, I'm going to be playing some intensive games ranging from Path of Exile to Cyberpunk 2077. This would be a great 'affordable' setup that will be able to run anything at 1080p/1440p at max settings. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Noaddrag ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=81dd6be7-7f51-4362-b7bf-98258425ff40 This build is absolutely overkill for my needs, but this is what my perfect, budget isn't a worry build would look like. I went so far to include monitors as well, figured if I'm gonna share my dream, I'm gonna share my whole dream. The regular 1440p monitor for traditional gaming and general use, but the WUHD for movies or cinematic games that may be played with my wife. This would be a dream come true, but I certainly don't expect to come anywhere near this kind of investment for at least a while in my life. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Nemalpha ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=c60c08a3-c1df-4415-a7a0-c5426dcd9ee3 Covid has really limited our usual family activities. As a teacher, when I am done grading papers and having online classes, I just need to unwind with the family. This would make a great Steam gaming PC in our living room and make family time even better. Stay safe everybody, we will get through this if we stick together. Thanks to Micro Center for a pretty cool contest opportunity, and always having the parts I need when I need them. Shout outs to the awesome staff at the Yonkers store in NY and Patterson store in NJ!!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rroyy ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b13f0a22-2b06-49eb-bd8e-b0c618f61d7a I really want this pc because the components are really good for what they cost and I don't really have the money to build it and its not over kill and its better than my dell optiplex 790 this pc would be a real blessing to me and being able to do school work and game with my friends. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b13f0a22-2b06-49eb-bd8e-b0c618f61d7a 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zenno ✭ December 2020 I made this build out of my dream to have a ASUS themed PC one day. Powerhouse of a PC to take on rendering, editing and gaming! Hopefully to achieve this one day! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0c7a4b6b-a5f5-47f8-81b2-cfa217a88862 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Patches93 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=bd85d853-f09a-40a7-acf4-3f86be8b0c14 I chose this build because it would rock in gaming and streaming and it would look really cool while still not being too flashy. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook keanec2 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=5bc94c75-9ab6-41fd-aecd-04a6cb5c9ce2 Though I have never built a PC before, i'm aspiring to build one and replace this dusty old mac. My dream build ....It features a r5 3600 (a killer cpu with awesome performance at the price) paired with an RX 5700 XT( the only decent GPU in stock) though I would prefer and RTX 2080 TI because it would be a perfect match for the 3600. All on a gigabyte x570 motherboard paired with 4 sticks 32gb of corsair RGB ram. As for the storage, I chose a BLAZING FAST Samsung 970 evo as a fast boot drive also serving as a killer games library. A samsung 1tb ssd as a game library asko, and a 2tb HDD as file storage. All of this in a nzxt h510 rgb case because it features cool looking RGB effects (+15 FPS). The keyboard one that all my friends have and the mouse, a Logitech g502 (wireless is +++) And finally, two awesome 1080p moitors, one for schoolwork, the other for ... gaming! Well that was my dream build,nothing too interesting but I hope I win and best of luck!  And thanks for your time! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook shard ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=41e6d5cc-a51b-4587-95aa-d627f3522e47 I've actually been making builds like this since I was a little kid, unfortunately never got to build them due to financial problems 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JonBoy ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=03c641b2-0db2-4d25-95d6-1a27f0c5ae6b It's been almost 10 years since I built my last computer, and it's definitely showing its age.  I'm saving money to get something top of the line to hopefully last me again and enjoy all the new games in all their glory. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Resire ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 I've gotten into the community relatively recently and I've learnt a lot doing so. With this pandemic going on the parts aren't exactly what I imagined, but I made sure I would be content with this PC, and you better bet I would be. I made this list to just be able to do everything I will do as well as a little more, such as gaming/streaming, but of course more importantly to look stunning. To be honest, the components may to a little to powerful as I recently upgraded my system (coincidentally at micro center)  so I wanted to one-up what I currently have, but I digress. Thanks for reading! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=686eb939-4f1d-48d9-a75e-ee16fb1a862e 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook lesuelrs ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=33ebb25a-94a6-4f64-b5ee-e1cd77102528 That's what I would be using if microcenter had a store in Florida so I could buy parts. This is what I settled for in it's place, since I don't have a microcenter. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=33ebb25a-94a6-4f64-b5ee-e1cd77102528 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Corui ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=bc460234-5065-4ac3-abaa-3e9f5b8829e6 I am currently running on a system with a gtx 750 ti And would think this would be an awesome upgrade for this holiday season! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mango8 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=80897d02-daeb-4baa-9c00-f3c3034670d1 I chose these parts because I am on a budget (other than the 3060 TI) also I thought the case looked nice and the RAM needed some RGB for +99999 fps. My current system is a 2nd gen i3, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a cheap Dell motherboard, and a dying hard drive without a graphics card so this would be an incredible upgrade. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Hendogg9912 ✭ December 2020 I like that this builder checks for compatibility, just confirms my research. I would love to upgrade to this build.  My current pc is good,  but it does not have power that I need to play games and stream at the same time. Also, I would love to have a 3D printer!!  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0e47ec2a-4de5-4d0b-9d28-1fdbf46458d0 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DrX33 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=77098ad1-a8db-4853-81d9-5f28b785735a A nice performance build to replace my current PC of 6 years.  No GPU listed while I wait for a 3060-ti.  Ready for future gen ssd gaming as seen in the unreal engine 5 demo.  Would be really cool to win!  Probably won't, but why not lets try! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MiniatureToast ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=d8ae6eef-c2ea-4e38-ac02-38b562c05f28 Half way through quarantine I've started building PCs with/for friends lately, showing them around the PC community. So, why not build myself a new rig, especially now that we are stuck in remote learning and I'm learning to computer animate on an old rig.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook han1003 ✭ December 2020 My dream creator/gamer build. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=bcbe8ff9-782b-4bf7-87ea-57a343232cf1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Joriz ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d61f8f36-e4df-4fa4-a41c-7bcc59934684 This dream build is better than what I have currently. I went with a simplistic build, nothing too fancy.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook bbrandonpeter ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7467e9dd-3315-4736-9a00-6b69d899077f I chose these specs because I want to start building a PC that is capable of both streaming, playing high-end games with minimal FPS drops, and also rendering video edits. What makes this PC special is definitely the new Zen 3 series from AMD with top-notch processing speeds and cores. I also added in a monitor because higher resolution gaming has been taking over the market, plus I can watch as many movies as I'd like with this beautiful screen. With this build, I can potentially start streaming my gameplays and share them with others. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yrahcaz91 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=04ff508a-4711-4386-8c4a-c9efc08e95f9 I started with the goal of picking a decent rig with only parts in stock at my local Microcenter at the time.  CPU? I can live with a Zen 2 vs Zen 3. 3700X it is. Great selection of motherboards, RAM, PSUs, cases. Love odd case builds. The the old GPU shortage made me sad. Here's hoping if I am randomly selected, by the time I get the prize, there will be GPUs in stock lol. Microcenter is awesome, GPU suppliers are lame for their paper launches. :-( 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Holysmoke_27 ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 This is one of my current dream Builds that I am actually starting on!  This build would be used for Gaming and or Production (Unreal Editor).  There is a few points id like to highlight.  First off Im sticking with Intel with an I9.  AMD has really came up recently but I still just trust Intel for realibility.  MSI has never failed me, The Z490 MEG ACE is a beautiful motherboard with all the bells and whistles. Im going with the 3080 (MSI because why not) for its the best deal in long run, even if I have to hold out and wait.  32G RAM will do just fine for gaming and smaller side production, The G skill Trident I think looks pretty & fast.  Plenty of fast storage for Games and Assets.  Of course all of this goes in the beautiful Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic (RGB razer or black).  Cooled off with the EKWB Water cooling kit.  9 Lian Li  SL120 bBack RGB Uni Fans and of course Lian Li Strimer's.  PSU is EVGA Supernova  850 Giving plenty of power for now and future upgrades. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f132a9ed-bb08-4c0c-8ef2-41a0a5850297 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Judgementz ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx#selector_93 I chose this build, because having a dream pc like this would be all i ever wanted. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jacob_567 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=add43650-8476-475b-b536-7ad8b9e9b956 I chose these PC parts because I want to be a pro-Fortnite streamer but I can't because I don't have a PC or any of the right equipment. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook admin_NK ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=ac8554f8-e18b-484b-82dc-c457e6025738 I went for a top gaming build, obviously. The parts I chose were for top performance and build quality rather than for best value. I like to spend a little extra for the best parts! I will be able to carry over some parts from my current rig, but I'll definitely be buying an RTX 3080 and a new case to go with it - oh and a bigger PSU! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1…6789101112…16» This discussion has been closed. 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Not like I can afford anything like this but Its a wish list so I can wish to own something close to this one day. This Build has a Ryzen 7 5800x Paired with 32gb of 3200mhz CL 16 ram with a RTX 3070 housed in the Beautiful Corsair iCue 4000X RGB case. The whole build is being powered by a Solid 850 watt PowerSpec powersupply and the Main Storage Drive is an Inland 2TB SSD. This is a very capable machine and I'm sure it can destroy games at 1440p and even at 2160p. This is a wishlist and I would probably never be able to afford something like this, But I'm very thankful for this and I really wish I can win the 500 dollar card so I can build my first ever Custom Built Pc. Goodluck to everyone! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Cristian ✭ August 2021 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d4a8649c-4883-4bee-ad9d-30233147313b I wanted to make a mid range pc for editing and gaming I want to take gaming to the next lvl and also be able to edit my own videos building a pc will do me wonders although the market isn’t doing me favors I still tried to make a pc that would work out for my budget  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Notesboy123 ✭ August 2021 This is a cost-efficient build that will allow me to not only play games after class, but this pc will also help me do computing for my computer science major. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=81102277-1fa7-488d-ba6b-57f3549c8324 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook OverlordExoH ✭ August 2021 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=378efdaa-9660-49ca-9824-703e020b4549 I chose these pc parts/components cause this is my Dream Pc. I'm a self taught Pc Builder. I build them for my friends and family. I want this one cause after building PC's over the last few years, I just came to realize with working and family. I haven't upgraded my own Rig. I use it mostly for gaming but also my GF and I use it for online learning and schooling. She will be going into college net year to try and become a Special ed. Teacher. She loves helping out children and families. I'm currently working full time but gonna try and go to college to get my business degree and open a PC shop in my home town, So I can do what I love and help others get PC's of there own all while living the life of my dreams. Thank you for doing this giveaway, and to the victor whoever you may be. I wanna give you an early Congratulations. If it's me. thank you again Micro Center and I hope that a store opens up closer near me so I don't have to drive 4 hours to go to the store haha. Ya'll are the whole Micro Center team are awesome! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Auggo ✭ August 2021 I mainly plan on using my computer for Gaming and discord. I usually play a lot of Minecraft and Krunker.io but I also enjoy playing smaller steam games with my friends as well. I'm planning on streaming and doing video editing for Youtube and Twitch in the near future. I currently have an HP stream 11 from 2014 and it would be a huge upgrade. Anyways I've said a lot. Thanks for the chance Micro Center! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=12686728-b323-4685-a6c9-a84b60a03506 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Faraibe26 ✭ August 2021 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9b41c59b-f6ed-4877-bda6-93a05af5ced0 I wanted a pc for a very long time but have not had the money to buy it. I feel like this is a very big opportunity to utilize for pc parts. I have a all in one pc that I have been using for the past 8 years which has become very slow and freezes. My computer froze once and I had to factory reset it and ever since then Its been acting up. So If I can get the 500 dollar coupon It would help me very much. Thanks Microcenter!!1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mangapc ✭ August 2021 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=85c9a27f-f16a-4245-8f03-3bce0c32483b Simple build that has room for improvement. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Goldend21 ✭ August 2021 Hello Mirco center I wanted a 3060ti or 3070 this year but it has been overall bad because I can't a card and even waited a whole 2 hours in line just not to get one right now I'm doing good but it would be better if I can have a full build overall. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6adf90bd-60c3-43cb-b770-acacc4d711e6 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook IAmSoNick ✭ August 2021 My PC is not that bad nor it's up to the tasks I've been wanting to do. I've always wanted a pc that can do some video rendering and playing games at 1440p 144hz at medium to high settings. I've been dreaming of building a PC that can do all these things. If I was going to build a PC, It would be something like this. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d54ab068-90f8-4fda-9b5f-b2a29bbf3a48 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Deniermendoza24 ✭ August 2021 Right now im using a chromebook to do homework and to do alot of xoom calls and to be honest it not up to the task, i would like a low end pc i jist got some of a decent things to be able to run zoom good and be able to run games for my brother so i will be sharing with my brother as well so it would be nice to recive this $500 dollar gift for this investment towards my education, thanks for the opportunity and thanks  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=e929a969-d6c0-42df-ba53-a82d26c3e706 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rabeditabar ✭ August 2021 Best budget PC for art students(like me). in the era of shortage of GPUs this pc can help you start your journey. with its great foundation and its great potential, the essential parts can be upgraded later based on user's needs. #good_enough_for_now #great_for_the_future https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=86dd0622-6da6-4282-b65d-674f2c697ae3 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mendez9 ✭ August 2021 I have never had a computer capable of having more than 3 tabs open and never had any sort of device besides a phone to play video games on. This build I think not knowing much about computers should be able to do everything I think I"d need one to do. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=87bebc60-18eb-493b-ba7f-68905f1f9bcd 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Koolfish ✭ August 2021 I want to build my brother a pc for school work and gaming. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=87cb5a7f-5434-485f-a46a-db3fe8cf9bbd 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Grabaknife ✭ August 2021 I have no idea how to build a pc but I want to try and use it for work, school, and games. Also, damn the all the GPUs are sold out. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9831bf26-bb3b-40e5-aee5-2d71ae333dcb 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RajeshNafari ✭ August 2021 For the past years I have watched pc parts go up and down in price and I never really was able to make a decision on what parts I wanted. Now going into high school I can only dream of having a pc for school work and gaming. In my middle school years I've had to deal with my old dell laptop that is very slow and is not able to handle multiple tabs open which is essential for everyday use. Having this pc build will help a lot with school and gaming. :) https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=78178fb8-0aff-4d0e-8059-c882cf779c23 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Motasoka ✭ August 2021 The past 3 years of watching all these tech YouTubers have inspired me in many ways, one being building computers. This build would finally get me off a laptop that can barely runs anything at 30fps to a system that would last me years. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=5c31db5e-4fde-40a6-bfe9-cb4bf1843f6b 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Elijah_May ✭ August 2021 I want an affordable but powerful gaming and workstation https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=cf826b89-0a95-4593-9916-a3e191f95d22 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SirisDremen ✭ August 2021 I really need to upgrade my setup for video editing and running heavier programs for school.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=df7d8b1a-c703-4858-a463-80e53e8a6ad4 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook starraisin ✭ August 2021 This would be an ideal budget gaming system for me https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=3255303d-8375-41d4-b8d9-25aa7d152e5e 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook daisukekouhai ✭ August 2021 I need an upgrade to my current PC. I have a 1070 graphics card, but an ancient Dell desktop. My 1070 is severely being throttled, as I get a measly 90fps in Minecraft on all low settings when it can easily do 240+. Editing videos is a pain, my PC heats up the whole room and takes forever to export and scroll through the timeline. Streaming takes a huge toll on it too. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=1a9e350f-b0fe-4415-9a63-4023fab736de 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Basan ✭ August 2021 Hi, I am a 15 year old boy and I have been saving up to buy a gaming pc since I was 12. On amazon prime day 2021, I bought my cpu, case, memory, ssd, and psu. I am waiting on a gpu before buying a monitor. I will buy my mobo and fans when I find a nice deal as I have $1200 saved for those and a desk. The $500 gift card would really help me to buy a monitor, decent keyboard since I am using a $20 RII keyboard with membrane switches, and an upgraded headset as mine is 4 years old and the mic is not working. I will use the pc for gaming on titles such as minecraft, apex, valorant, gta, hunter call of the wild, and basically games that will need a decent pc for a high framerate. I will also use the computer for streaming on twitch and coding mini videogame projects (mainly 3d but some 2d), and school work because of current times. Im sure there are many people who need the gift card more than I do but this is my dream build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brotatochip0919 ✭ August 2021 Just a basic little bit of a budget computer that can last a long time https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=c33219d7-e417-48f4-897e-2c33b9111cff 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook De4thRyder ✭ August 2021 I call it the mom I need it for school and I went AMD because of the better price to performance and I’m a sucker for amd. Was planning to choose a 3070 but could only find the 3070 ti for Evga so I just went 3080. https://www.micro center.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=058ca7f2-4cf2-49dc-b18c-be1c49d63db6 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook _e_ ✭ August 2021 I want to build a capable PC that will last me years, but not be as expensive as some other options. I chose the parts with a primary use of gaming in mind, and a power supply with some overclocking headroom: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a6be89e9-5365-41aa-8c9a-9f08d61b6657 Equipped with an Intel Core i9-10850k, a 10-core processor that can easily boost to 5 gigahertz, while being cheaper than a 11900k, which has only 8 cores. It is a MASSIVE upgrade over the dual-core i5-7200U in my laptop. Also equipped with 32 gigs of DDR4-3200 megahertz memory, it's far from the fastest memory money can buy, but it's still a huge upgrade from my 12 gigs of DDR4-2133 megahertz memory. Perhaps the biggest upgrade, I included a RTX 3060 ti, and despite being on the low end of the 3000-series cards, it is FAR better than the Intel UHD Graphics 620 that I currently use. Alas, even if I could afford this build, the only way to obtain a graphics card is through a scalper, as they are out-of-stock, and impossible to find at MSRP. *sad gamer noises* 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ashton ✭ August 2021 I'd like to just have an all-around pc, good for gaming, streaming, capture, and any other things I may want to do, but also be upgradable down the line. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=c50fe85c-716e-4cf4-b385-a3c9e6c76d17 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Otni ✭ August 2021 edited August 2021 Using this pc for gaming streaming and school. Waiting for gpu prices to drop like everyone else and will upgrade storage later on. This should be a good pc to start off though for the price to performance. (Micro center doesn’t have the case I already have so there is a random one there) https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=c096ff49-f62d-4523-9532-9adc90730aed 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Eliuhh ✭ August 2021 Thought a budget, but at the same time a good gaming/streaming pc would be good especially for a collage type student. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=2dab9cef-165d-4b6a-aabe-452c654c8c96 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Voolert0 ✭ August 2021 I have been trying to save up to build my partner a computer they will not have to worry about for a while. This would be the sweet spot for performance and price while also hitting the "aesthetic" marks. Hopefully, sometime soon the GPU shortage will end!! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6a123128-d216-4a9d-9f90-5dd728c301f2 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Noodles ✭ August 2021 I really need a pc due to the fact that I have a switch, and it's not compatible with any high end game. Causing me to not be able to play games with friends or family. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=db47dcf1-61bb-49c7-8610-da6244a1315f  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234567…16» This discussion has been closed. 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Before COVID-19 made its name, I purchased a 12 core AMD Ryzen 9_3900X. I love this processor but I have a itch for the new 10th generation CPU's coming out. Should I sell the 3900X and go Intel? Building and upgrading PC's is my hobby and I noticed in gaming, this 3900X is OK with it. My PC is used as a workstation, university and gaming. Virtualization and soon CAD will be a role for this PC. I am also getting game studder and its very annoying. I have tried all the suggestions online. Any help is appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin May 2020 Personally, I'd wait on on reviews and benchmarks to come out first. Based on early information I've seen the i9-10900K  is going to have 10 cores/20 threads this time, but that still puts it two short of the 3900X. Depending on the CAD work you may still benefit from those two extra cores, I'm not sure how much virtualization likes multi-threaded performance or not so I can't comment there. We don't know yet how much of a performance uplift the 10th generation will see in single-core performance either and if it would bridge that core/thread gap.  Also keep in mind that while we don't have a release date, AMD is working on the fourth generation of Ryzen CPUs. Based on what we know about their 4000-series laptop processors, the desktop CPUs should see another performance upgrade over the 3000 series. We don't know how much but that's the expectation.  If it were me, I'd wait until both new generations of CPU were on the market so I could compare their performance and see if it's really worthwhile to upgrade.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 TSTonyV said: Personally, I'd wait on on reviews and benchmarks to come out first. Based on early information I've seen the i9-10900K  is going to have 10 cores/20 threads this time, but that still puts it two short of the 3900X. Depending on the CAD work you may still benefit from those two extra cores, I'm not sure how much virtualization likes multi-threaded performance or not so I can't comment there. We don't know yet how much of a performance uplift the 10th generation will see in single-core performance either and if it would bridge that core/thread gap.  Also keep in mind that while we don't have a release date, AMD is working on the fourth generation of Ryzen CPUs. Based on what we know about their 4000-series laptop processors, the desktop CPUs should see another performance upgrade over the 3000 series. We don't know how much but that's the expectation.  If it were me, I'd wait until both new generations of CPU were on the market so I could compare their performance and see if it's really worthwhile to upgrade.  Thank you for the reply. In gaming, the 3900X seems to lag a bit. I have tried all the internet fixes. I am running a RTX 2060 Super but I do not think this is the bottleneck. It is really frustrating for every like 3 seconds a micro studder occurs hence with Intel, I never had an issue with that. Seems odd to me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 That does sound odd. Personally speaking, I have a 3700X and have had no issues gaming with it, my experience is very smooth. I have it paired with a 2080 Super, but unless you're trying to push the 2060 Super past its limits it shouldn't be causing any issues either.  What kind of motherboard and RAM are you running, and are you utilizing XMP to run the memory at its full speeds? Ryzen CPUs really like fast memory, and it can have some pretty noticeable performance impacts. The only caveat being that even XMP can sometimes be a little unstable. What other fixes did you try? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 TSTonyV said: That does sound odd. Personally speaking, I have a 3700X and have had no issues gaming with it, my experience is very smooth. I have it paired with a 2080 Super, but unless you're trying to push the 2060 Super past its limits it shouldn't be causing any issues either.  What kind of motherboard and RAM are you running, and are you utilizing XMP to run the memory at its full speeds? Ryzen CPUs really like fast memory, and it can have some pretty noticeable performance impacts. The only caveat being that even XMP can sometimes be a little unstable. What other fixes did you try? Please see this link. This is what I have did. https://windowsreport.com/fix-pc-stuttering-windows-10/ I have an ASUS ROG Strix X570-I and G.Skill DDR4-3200MHz 16GB. This RAM is currently running at 2133 MHz after resetting the BIOS. I will game later tonight and report my findings. No I do not overclock at all. I am not a fan of it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Thank you. One thing I'll point out on that link is that turning V-Sync on is the exact opposite of what I'd do. V-Sync is notorious for causing stuttering problems even though it's supposed to prevent them. I would keep that setting off, and if V-Sync is on in any of your in-game settings, I would turn them off as well. If you have a Freesync or G-Sync monitor, those technologies are different than the V-Sync settings mentioned in that guide and they should help with stuttering, but your mileage may vary. I would try turning Freesync/G-Sync on and off and see how that affects things.  If you're still getting stuttering with the RAM running at the default speeds, I would try turning on XMP in your BIOS so you can run it at 3200MHz and see if that makes a difference at all. You really shouldn't have any problems running your memory at the full speed it's rated for.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 TSTonyV said: Thank you. One thing I'll point out on that link is that turning V-Sync on is the exact opposite of what I'd do. V-Sync is notorious for causing stuttering problems even though it's supposed to prevent them. I would keep that setting off, and if V-Sync is on in any of your in-game settings, I would turn them off as well. If you have a Freesync or G-Sync monitor, those technologies are different than the V-Sync settings mentioned in that guide and they should help with stuttering, but your mileage may vary. I would try turning Freesync/G-Sync on and off and see how that affects things.  If you're still getting stuttering with the RAM running at the default speeds, I would try turning on XMP in your BIOS so you can run it at 3200MHz and see if that makes a difference at all. You really shouldn't have any problems running your memory at the full speed it's rated for.  Whats odd is, the game will studder initially then go away. About half an hour later, it comes back as the game scenes change then its an onslaught from there. Well I just did some gaming on 2 different games and all seems to be working.  I guess the 3900X is picky about memory speeds so I will leave it as default. What I also notice is once the micro studdering starts, there is no end and sometimes it will freeze for a good millisecond then resume normally.  I will turn off V-Sync and see what happens. I plan to leave G-Sync on. I am running a 144Hz 1440p gaming monitor by Dell using Displayport and have a dual screen setup. I am ruling out the PSU since 650 watt is plenty. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2020 From the description, particularly when you describe the scenery change and the micro stutters appears and become consistent. It sounds like you're running out of memory, which is possible at 16GB, but it really shouldn't be. This is more an issue of game optimization or the game not clearing the cached RAM properly. The next time this happens, check task manager. CPU, RAM and GPU usage. Let us know what they're at. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 TSTonyV said: Thank you. One thing I'll point out on that link is that turning V-Sync on is the exact opposite of what I'd do. V-Sync is notorious for causing stuttering problems even though it's supposed to prevent them. I would keep that setting off, and if V-Sync is on in any of your in-game settings, I would turn them off as well. If you have a Freesync or G-Sync monitor, those technologies are different than the V-Sync settings mentioned in that guide and they should help with stuttering, but your mileage may vary. I would try turning Freesync/G-Sync on and off and see how that affects things.  If you're still getting stuttering with the RAM running at the default speeds, I would try turning on XMP in your BIOS so you can run it at 3200MHz and see if that makes a difference at all. You really shouldn't have any problems running your memory at the full speed it's rated for.  Tony, Disabling V-Sync proved to be a disaster. Micro studdering left and right then only a few minutes of smooth play then back to the studdering. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 TSMikeW said: From the description, particularly when you describe the scenery change and the micro stutters appears and become consistent. It sounds like you're running out of memory, which is possible at 16GB, but it really shouldn't be. This is more an issue of game optimization or the game not clearing the cached RAM properly. The next time this happens, check task manager. CPU, RAM and GPU usage. Let us know what they're at. Mike, I think the issue is now resolved but I will check right now actually. So this being a 12 core 24 thread 3900X, The CPU usage stays in the 20's-30's percentage Max. I am getting a steady 45% for Memory. GPU usage is low as well. The game is Gears 5. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 Mike and Tony, thank you both for your assistance. I am not getting anymore game studdering but a smooth game play experience. I enabled D.O.C.P in the BIOS which is AMD equivalent of Intel XMP. My memory is running at 3200MHz as advertised speed and I plan to leave it that way. I checked with NVIDIA and the games I got is all optimized in the control panel of theirs. I hope my troubles benefit any new comers who have this issue. But I do think a 2060 Super has reached a limit of handling 1440p 144Hz. I think a 2070 Super or a 2080Ti would be a beneficial upgrade later down the road. I have no interests in the 3000 series coming out from NVIDIA anytime soon. I do hope there is some sort of a price cut for the RTX 2000 series cards. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 The 2000 series should see some price drops when the 3000 series hits, if past history is anything to go by.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 Agreed Tony. I am happy with my 100+ FPS. So check this out, My FPS used to be capped at 60 but Dell has hidden away an option to change the response time for this being a gaming monitor. I guess that is why I was getting the studdering as well. I reserved a 32GB 3600MHz memory to go pick up today. I was reading online that although 3200MHz is the sweet spot, The infinity fabric will greatly benefit from 3600MHz. I also realized Gears 5 takes up almost 50% of 16GB and on the occasion, I have programs running in the background so 32 GB is a worthy upgrade. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Infinity fabric's default clock is 3600Mhz. Ideally that's what you want with Zen 2, you want run the clocks synchronously. If you run asynchronous you take a 5ns latency hit. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 That's correct mike. I am running in 3600MHz now. I can wager the tech nerds like ourselves will rush to buy up the 3000 series GPU's once it hits the shelves of many Microcenters. I am not really an avid of AMD due to their recent lawsuit but I will sell this system in the future when 10th gen comes out, and rebuild my ITX system by just replacing the CPU and motherboard. Also I know this is a late thread but how come you guys don't usually stock ITX boards? Is it not that popular? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin May 2020 C0v3rt_X said: That's correct mike. I am running in 3600MHz now. I can wager the tech nerds like ourselves will rush to buy up the 3000 series GPU's once it hits the shelves of many Microcenters. I am not really an avid of AMD due to their recent lawsuit but I will sell this system in the future when 10th gen comes out, and rebuild my ITX system by just replacing the CPU and motherboard. Also I know this is a late thread but how come you guys don't usually stock ITX boards? Is it not that popular? This is a good question. Sadly I don't know the answer myself, but I would imagine the price premium that comes with ITX boards coupled with the more niche market of ITX in general makes it less profitable to carry. I'd imagine there is only a finite amount of shelf space, so it would make sense to stock up on things the majority of customers are looking for, but this is just a theory. I personally enjoy ITX builds and would love to do a build in the recently released Sliger console cases. Sadly I am too addicted to custom water loops these days, and it would drive me insane trying to figure out how to fit a custom loop in a 10L ITX chassis. My last ITX build was back when I had my 7700K and an ASRock Z170 Fatality ITX board, so it's been a few years now. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook C0v3rt_X ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 @TSMichaelB - Yeah. I prefer an AIO though Lol. And yeah that's my theory as well. I only shop ASUS for ITX motherboards. The last time I got a ITX mobo combo was the Z390-I and it was the last one in stock. Wow 7700k is still relevant bro. 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Once recovered, files can be cloned to another storage drive. Community Article Tell Us Your Black Friday Plans and Win up to a $500 Gift Card For Black Friday! - Page 13 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Contests › Past Contests Tell Us Your Black Friday Plans and Win up to a $500 Gift Card For Black Friday! «1…10111213141516…18» Comments Kn0wnM00 ✭ November 2021 I would love to come grab a galaxy S tablet for my daughter. She is 6, but amazing at drawing and what’s to draw on a tablet to make animation. If I won the gift card, definitely grabbing that.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook zombiefrk ✭ November 2021 I plan on getting a few more parts to build my Fiancee's first PC. We've thankfully managed to get a GPU so we're on the right track! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook sheridanpa ✭ November 2021 probably an adobe rgb compliant monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Vasily ✭ November 2021 RTX 3090. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bonburner ✭ November 2021 Browse online site for good deals~ Hopefully win the giftcard for microcenter and buy some new stuff 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Grimshasows ✭ November 2021 Hopefully buy a Z690 mobo or a 6900 XT, gave up on Nvidia 3090 at a reasonable price. Yet I digress, I really don't need the gaming power, more the Video Ram, but it's nice to fire up a game or two in between large CAD file sessions. (6+hours). I could also maybe go for a new monitor, High refresh rate Ultrawide are my preference. Right now using an LG 21:9, but it's a standard refresh rate. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ericklv94 ✭ November 2021 Looking to pick up an iPad for my younger brother!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SenseiM ✭ November 2021 I would like some higher capacity HD’s for my NAS. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SageK25 ✭ November 2021 My plan is to get a m.2 drive for my brother and myself, hopefully a new gpu but we'll see about that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook astronomy03 ✭ November 2021 I'm planning on buying a second SSD since I'm starting to run out of storage and getting a new pair of computer speakers. I also am thinking of upgrading to a 1440p gaming monitor from my current 1080p one. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jadeprive ✭ November 2021 I plan on buying the oculus quest 2 and a new hard drive for school work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Supernt100 ✭ November 2021 Me and a couple friends are actually taking a road trip out of state to visit a micro center for the first time we are so excited! We are hopefully gonna get alot of stuff, were even bringing someone who's new to PC building!!!!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ettaruth ✭ November 2021 My plans are to be there early as possible so I can be in line,and buy me a microwave oven and a comfort set for my bed and buy my grandkids a gift. Thank you for giving me a chance to win a gift card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Crowek ✭ November 2021 Plans are to build a new computer to replace one that had a power supply die this week. Been several years coming. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ematt98 ✭ November 2021 Hoping to upgrade my gpu. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook oneblkcoffee ✭ November 2021 I'll be working on Black Friday 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kimmicb ✭ November 2021 Looking for a new laptop that can handle graphics design and video editing.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Virjeania ✭ November 2021 Black Friday...not sure yet, it could involve a trip to MicroCenter Houston to fulfill the husband's wish list. Funny how his list only has things from MicroCenter on it. Like a Seagate Ironwolf Hard drive and the Dell laptop he's crushing on. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Viudomicrochip ✭ November 2021 I plan to get a 3D printer 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook auctions ✭ November 2021 I will be getting ALL the goods for my 3D printer, Can't wait! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DejaWiz ✭ November 2021 edited November 2021 My plan is more storage!  Would love to get a couple 2TB SSDs! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Retrocoregaming ✭ November 2021 My plans? Hmmm... Probably nothing much because I'll be working. I could maybe stream on Twitch that day early... Maybe... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sonjuro ✭ November 2021 I'm gonna be on the beach in Cancun 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Compdsn2005 ✭ November 2021  Been Picking up stuff for weeks.  Got a motherboard that is DDR5!!!  Have had no luck getting memory at all!! Will you have any soon? Or, do I return this motherboard? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook duckk_pudding ✭ November 2021 I'd get a decent monitor or use the money towards an ipad 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook lynnekb62 ✭ November 2021 I will not be shopping Black Friday in the stores so I will be waiting for sales after Black Friday to do at home 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook holud ✭ November 2021 Might look for a laptop deal on Black Friday. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NYPC ✭ November 2021 Stopping at microcenter on my way back from spotting eagles at the dam 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zombietk ✭ November 2021 I won't be out on Black Friday but if I can win this it would be a great first step to starting my son's first PC build since he cannot leave the house now. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Cjfrank123 ✭ November 2021 I plan on buying a new keyboard and looking at new gaming PCs 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1…10111213141516…18» This discussion has been closed. 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Need your input on 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 › Featured Categories › Gaming what to get into gaming RPG Games. Need your input on build Boiler_Guy ✭ July 2020 edited June 2021 in Gaming I don't game right now at all but love RPG or crash and smash games on play station.  I need your help to see if I am over killing this for a nub like myself .  I used Assassin's Creed Odyssey as a base for what I want to play.  Is there a way to say some $$$ but still have room to grow as games get even better? Am I missing something and need to suck it up and drop a little more $$$? Core Components CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 3800X Matisse 3.9GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler SKU: 951913 3 in stock at Overland Park Store $299.99 Qty   Motherboard ASUS - X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WIFI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard SKU: 955807 0 new in stock $189.99 Qty   RAM G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black SKU: 098715 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $114.99 Qty   Case Lian Li - PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White SKU: 808618 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $149.99 Qty   Power Supply Seasonic USA - Focus Plus 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply SKU: 956375 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $149.99 Qty   Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card SKU: 037754 2 in stock at Overland Park Store $349.99 Qty   2.5" SSD Inland Professional - 240GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (240G) SKU: 411421 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $29.99 Qty   M.2 SSD Hard Drive Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive SKU: 273227 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $89.99 Qty   Optical Drive Video Capture CPU Cooling Heatsink Thermal Compound Water Cooling Kits Water Cooling Accessories Software Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - 1pk DSP OEM DVD SKU: 805465 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $149.99 Qty   Antivirus Software ESET - Internet Security - 1 Device, 3 Year (OEM) SKU: 392647 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $99.99 Qty   Office Suites Peripherals Keyboard Redragon - K556-RK RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown SKU: 977751 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $54.99 Qty   Mouse Logitech G - G502 HERO Gaming Mouse SKU: 816769 9 in stock at Overland Park Store $49.99 Qty   Mouse Pads Speakers Headsets HyperX - Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset for PC & PS4 - Black SKU: 153437 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $49.99 Qty   Monitors Dell - Alienware AW2518HF 24.5" Full HD 240Hz HDMI DP FreeSync LED Gaming Monitor SKU: 766352 0 new in stock $349.97 Qty   Printers Accessories Case Fans Corsair - ML120 Pro RGB Magnetic Bearing 120mm Case Fan with Lighting Node Pro - Triple Pack SKU: 736579 7 in stock at Overland Park Store $129.99 Qty   Bitspower - Touchaqua Notos RGB 120mm Case Fan - 5 Pack SKU: 051888 10+ in stock at Overland Park Store $59.99 Qty   Case Lighting  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin July 2020 So it looks like the total for your build there is $2319.82 before taxes. There's some areas where you're going overkill and we could save some cost to get better performance out of your system.  32GB of RAM is way more than you need just for gaming, 16GB would be plenty. I also wouldn't recommend the 3800X. There's not enough performance benefit to justify the price increase over the 3700X, it's only 1-2% in the best case scenario. I would either go with the 3700X, or if you're exclusively gaming the i5-10600k instead since it's superior in gaming applications.  Windows 10 Pro isn't really necessary either unless it has specific functions you need. Pro editions of Windows are really designed for business use and most home users don't need the extra features it provides.  You could save cost in other areas to upgrade your GPU as well. The PC-O11 Dynamic is a great case, but if you switched to something like a Fractal Design Meshify C, you can save some on the case and lose some of the extra fans.  I would personally do something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=701e6ad5-3f6a-4c52-9244-b6b79ee5a013 By making the changes I listed, we have a system with an RTX 2070 Super which is a big upgrade over the RTX 2060. We also switch to a nice 2TB total of SSD storage with two 1TB NVMe drives, and a 2TB 7200RPM hard drive for backup or extra storage if you need. The case may not be quite as pretty as the PC-O11 but you'll still have good airflow and personally I think the Meshify C still looks fine. If you really want the PC-O11, you can get rid of one of the SSDs.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Boiler_Guy ✭ July 2020 Thank you.  This is exactly the kind of input I was looking for.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 43 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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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Web Page Data Recovery in Columbus, OH - Micro Center Data Recovery in Columbus, OH - Are you looking for data backup or recovery in Columbus,Ohio? We are a top-rated computer store in Columbus. Visit us today! Community Article Choosing the right setup for my PC and end user case. — 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 Choosing the right setup for my PC and end user case. RenegadeRailz ✭ February 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I'm trying to upgrade my current PC build however my use for my pc is varied and somewhat in a niche userbase. I currently run mostly train sims such as Trainz 2019 and TrainSim along with some online games such as World of Tanks and others like Cities:Skylines. As for the workstation part I work with blender alot along with gimp and adobe photoshop for texturing and painting 3D models for said simulators. I want to build a system that will be growable if I need more capacity and to be able to shred anything I throw at it. Currently I have a budget of about 2000 I'm prepared to spend for CPU, MB, RAM, NVME, and CPU cooling. I already have a decent GPU a GTX 1080TI aorus xtreme edition. My Current build Sheet: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/84dGWD CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor  ($373.30 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($379.31 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($107.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Samsung 860 Pro 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($296.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($32.59 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive  ($82.84 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Storage: Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($476.85 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB AORUS Xtreme Edition 11G Video Card  ($1100.00 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($232.98 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter  ($175.34 @ Amazon) Monitor: Dell AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor  ($700.16 @ Amazon) Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($89.99 @ Amazon) Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse  ($49.98 @ Amazon) Headphones: Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum 7.1 Channel  Headset  ($115.44 @ Amazon) Total: $4369.70 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-25 11:14 EST-0500 My current options as of now are as far as CPU's are the 2950x, 3950x, or the 3970x from amd for a workstation/gaming rig. Can someone help me with deciding on my upgrade path of which would benefit me more? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Any of the CPU options would be huge upgrade over your current system. However if your budget is $2000 for the upgrades altogether, the 3970x  is definitely out of the question at $1900. The 3960x is probably also out of the question at $1400 since the cheapest TRX40 board we have is about $370 and you would be forced to purchase a new cooler with it on top of the new memory. The 3950x will be better for gaming vs. the 2950x since it has higher single thread performance, though the 2950x would still also be a huge upgrade in every category over the FX chip. One thing to consider for future-proofing is that boards for the 2950x are still PCIe 3.0, whereas the X570 and TRX40 boards for the third-gen Ryzen CPUs have PCIe 4.0 support.  This would be an example of a configuration you could go for with the 3950x: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=db7c1d22-e25c-430d-8ace-3d54531cca69 If you don't care about PCIe 4.0 that much, you can easily jump down to a PCIe 3.0 NVME drive rather than the PCIe 4.0 drive and save a good chunk of change or add more storage capacity. I did include a new liquid cooler for your CPU in that configuration which should work with your case, however you could continue to use your current cooler if you pick up Corsair's AM4 mounting bracket kit for it: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-%7C-Parts/PC-Components/Cooling/AM4-AMD-Retention-Bracket-Kit-for-Hydro-Series%E2%84%A2-Coolers/p/CW-8960046 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RenegadeRailz ✭ February 2020 I have another option with a spare 2000$ I can use if its worth going to the STR4 3970x or 3960x for future proofing but I'm also trying to lower the total wattage draw of my system. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin February 2020 In terms of "future proofing" the Threadrippers will certainly have the best longevity for workstation tasks. One thing I would consider would be, are you using this as a workstation to make money, and would having speedier performance increase your monetary gain? If your time is money then the Threadrippers would probably be worth it. But the Threadrippers have very high power draw, and there's no way around that. If lowering your power draw is really, really important it'd be better to stick with non-Threadripper parts. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin March 2020 Within your budget the 3950X with an X570 board sounds like your best option. You'll drop the TDP from 220W down to 105W. The X570 board gives you PCIe Gen4 for future proofing. Also, it's easy to push your memory clocks the third gen Ryzen's. 3600mhz is optimal clockspeed with infinity fabric clock. I would focus on those components. Your PSU, case and cooler are all solid. You just need to order an AM4 bracket for the H100i. They're $4.99 on the Corsair website.  For storage, you could upgrade your SSD's. Gen4 NVME is available. Around $200 for a 1TB SSD, but the speeds are considerably increased. 5GBps read, 4.3 write on the drives I've tested. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 43 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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So many monitors have come about, including curved screens and certainly ones with higher resolution and refresh rate options. My question though is upgrading from a 1080p with 60hz going to make a difference, is it really as good as the numbers make it look. In my experience sometimes getting that 1440 resolution may not be the greatest on smaller screens. I play a lot of simulation games such as Stellaris, Prison Architect, Production Line, and Transport Fever. What are you thoughts on the different refresh rates and do you think I would notice a big improvement on these games upgrading? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin July 2020 Hello @santa2452, welcome to the Micro Center Community! I think one of the first things to look at is if your original monitors were using TN panels or not, as monitors have received better color quality in recent years.  It was one of the first things I noticed when upgrading from my 1080p monitor to a 1440p monitor were the significantly better colors as I was upgrading from a TN to IPS monitor.  I do think refresh rate is more important if you prefer more smoothness in gameplay or looking for every inch of competitive edge during gaming.  If you are mainly playing simulation games and aren't having issues with your current settings, I don't think increasing your refresh rate should be a reason to upgrade or change out your monitor.  I think the sweet spot for resolution and refresh rate is 1440p with 120-144Hz.  I don't really like the idea of 4K 60FPS gaming as I am currently on 144Hz, and I didn't notice a difference in 1080P 240Hz gaming outside of a few fighting games... though if I were to get back into competitive fighters, I would consider downgrading resolution for the higher refresh rate.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin July 2020 edited July 2020 Personally speaking, I think the jump from 60Hz to 144 is very noticeable, however the types of games I play are more action/FPS/esports type titles. For the types of games you're playing, I don't think it would make any major difference in terms of gameplay. You'd notice a difference in overall smoothness, but probably wouldn't be the same as what you'd see in something like CSGO where it actually feels better to play because of how sensitive an FPS game is to your framerate.  Resolution is going to depend a bit. For a 24-inch monitor, your pixel density is still good at 1080p and I'd say 1440p is a little much at that monitor size. For 27" monitors and higher sizes, I'd say 1440p is definitely more worthwhile, especially if you sit close to your monitor. I have a 27" 1440p monitor and I've run it at 1080p, and I thought it was pretty noticeable that 1080p isn't quite enough at 27".   Ultimately it comes down to personal preference. If you don't plan on using anything more than a 24" monitor, I'd say you can't really go wrong with 1080p/144Hz, and you may find other games you play will benefit a lot from the increased FPS.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook santa2452 Columbus, Ohio ✭ July 2020 edited July 2020 Thanks for the feedback, I am glad I was on the right track with screen size impacting resolution. I like the flexibility of having three screens, though I have considering upgrading to larger size. I have seen a lot of ultra wide monitors though and considering upgrading to one of them since it appears some of the larger options, would providing the same screen room as my current triple monitor setup. What are your thoughts on these ultrawide options and even the difference with curved alternatives. I stream a twice a week, and tend to have a lot of windows open, but I always feel like going to a larger monitor compared to three separate smaller monitors might be more restrictive. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin July 2020 santa2452 said: Thanks for the feedback, I am glad I was on the right track with screen size impacting resolution. I like the flexibility of having three screens, though I have considering upgrading to larger size. I have seen a lot of ultra wide monitors though and considering upgrading to one of them since it appears some of the larger options, would providing the same screen room as my current triple monitor setup. What are your thoughts on these ultrawide options and even the difference with curved alternatives. I stream a twice a week, and tend to have a lot of windows open, but I always feel like going to a larger monitor compared to three separate smaller monitors might be more restrictive. Ultrawides are definitely an interesting option, but you need to be careful when considering an ultrawide for gaming. If you game in full-screen mode, you need to make sure your games support 21:9 aspect ratios, or else you'll end up with letterboxing. If you game in a windowed mode, you won't have this problem. From a productivity perspective, they are phenomenal as you can simply place your various applications and browser windows anywhere on the desktop and view all of them simultaneously, much like you would on a triple monitor setup, but without the bezel interruption. I personally considered an ultrawide at one point, but eventually settled on a 55 inch 4k OLED TV after I learned they supported Nvidia's G-Sync technology. 120hz, buttery smooth motion with amazing contrast from the OLED panel, hard to beat that gaming experience! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Err0h ✭✭✭✭✭ July 2020 I currently use a Samsung CHG90 49" as an ultrawide option for a dedicated sim racing monitor and more recently, a MAG341CQ 34" as my everyday driver.  As @TSMichaelB states, yes using an ultrawide will mean you will want to check to see if whatever game/software supports 21:9 resolutions, otherwise you will see letterboxing.  I've already seen this with Riot's new shooter, Valorant.   The 21:9 option has been super helpful with video editing as well.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 43 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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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Thoughts? — 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 Working on a budget friendly sustainable desktop for at-home business. Thoughts? HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 in Help Choosing Parts I've been tasked with helping a client replace their older Dell Optiplex used for personal use and an at-home business with a long-term and reliable desktop having the sustainability to upgrade parts as needed. I began this build and now I'm looking to wrap up loose ends and get parts ordered and appreciate any feedback. Budget: Under $1k Applications: Microsoft Office, Web Browser, Quickbooks, and Salesforce Compatibility Requirements: Typical KVM connections including DVI or HDMI monitor, Logitech wireless keyboard, and mouse. A wireless HP printer already connected to the network. Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=8988489d-c564-4fee-995f-b73e4fc100d6 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=8988489d-c564-4fee-995f-b73e4fc100d6 CPU: (1) Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor ($249.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) MSI Z490-A PRO Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard ($169.99 EACH) RAM: (1) TeamGroup T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit TLZGD432G3200H - Gray ($149.99 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) 2.5" SSD: (1) Inland Professional 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive ($89.99 EACH) Optical Drive: (1) ASUS 24x Internal DVD±RW SATA Writer ($24.99 EACH) Heatsink: (1) Thermaltake UX100 ARGB Universal CPU Cooler ($19.99 EACH) Thermal Compound: (1) Corsair TM30 Performance Thermal Paste ($9.99 EACH) Case Fans: (1) Corsair LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan ($39.99 EACH) Total: $874.90 Generated by Micro Center https://www.microcenter.com (3/14/2021 1:51:44 AM) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 2021 Hello @HighlandKid55105 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. The Thermaltake RGB cooler may not fit the 10700K cpu as its socket type is LGA 1200. The Thermaltake doesn't look to fit LGA 1200. You can look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB or the Noctua NH-U12A cooler. Also you won't need thermal paste as the coolers already come with thermal paste. Last you'll need an Operating System unless you already have a license copy of Windows. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 Already have Win10, I assume the video card is optional, correct? The below link is the changes you advised. Anything else? Looks good? https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=f2157390-7de4-4cbc-93b4-db6bc70e78ed 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29391#Comment_29391 Yes, the Intel processor you have selected has built-in graphics so if you aren't doing any gaming, no need for an extra video card at this time. That does looks good to me! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 Great! The client is retired and wants this to be an affordable but psudo-sort-of "forever" computer. Given that, I assume this build offers accessible hardware upgrades as time will inevitably deem necessary, correct? The sustainability I was aiming for was another 11, 12 maybe 15 years given what would be DDR5 (or maybe even 6)128gb of supported ram and what would be either upgrade to whatever supported later edition i9 it can handle and perhaps as he may use it as a DIY roku-tv-type Kodi-isc media server. Maybe add that graphics card if for HD viewing or grandkids want to game on it. I want to set expectations and adhere to his under 1k budget as much as I can while still ensuring viable longevity. If this has that, Ill order it today. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 If there is any other cost-cutting advice I can use to get it even more affordable but keeping it a solid choice without the need for upgrades any time soon, I know he'll appreciate that. I'm going to have it out of the box turn-on-ready after reinstalling everything. The extra savings I figured might be used to invest in a larger hard drive or external drive. Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 I shaved some dollars off but nothing noticeable. It's a good price for the hardware. I think this may be as low as I can get it. Thoughts? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29429#Comment_29429 It's hard to speculate on yet to release items like that. Typically newer processors and generations of RAM can require a motherboard swap. Typically every couple years or so it seems the socket type for processors (at least for Intel) changes which would require a motherboard swap to something new to be compatible. With what you have, you can add on a video card at any time with what you have picked out however. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29543#Comment_29543 If you're still referring to this list: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx Looks good to me! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29573#Comment_29573 Would AMD be a better route for increased longevity? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook HighlandKid55105 ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29574#Comment_29574 Here is the updated link.. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 @HighlandKid55105 just chiming in. For durability and longevity, both AMD and Intel are very stable processors. If anything were to go out it would be another computer component (ex., motherboard, PSU, etc.). With that being said, I believe the AMD chips are described as lasting up to 5 years and the Intel chips are up to 6-10 years. You can't go wrong with either chip really. But if you're only focused on the CPU lasting many years and not the other components, than go with an Intel chip. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 43 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Hard Drive Explainer - HDD vs SSD vs M.2 drives — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Hard Drive Explainer - HDD vs SSD vs M.2 drives SeanM admin March 2021 edited March 2021 in Reviews & Buying Guides A slow internal hard drive is often the culprit of a PC that feels like molasses. So before you toss your aging PC into the trash, upgrading the storage drive on your laptop or desktop is perhaps one of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can do to alleviate some of the speed bottlenecks. This is especially true of laptops with older mechanical storage, like hard disk drives, which are limited by how fast the platters can spin. Though you can cheaply upgrade to a faster hard disk drive, or HDD, with faster revolutions per minute (RPM), like a 7200 RPM HDD, you’re better off switching to a solid-state drive. Unlike HDDs, SSDs don’t have spinning platters, so your processor can quickly read from and write to the drive. Another benefit of going with an SSD is that since there are no moving mechanical parts, these drives will be less prone to failure. This is especially important if you’re using a laptop that gets bumped and knocked around or if you’re working in the field where more hostile environments -- including dust, dirt, and extreme temperatures -- can do damage to an HDD. What type of SSD should I buy? Now that you’ve settled on upgrading your internal drive to a solid-state drive -- do note that some laptops, like the drives on Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, cannot be easily upgraded, so you’ll need to anticipate what storage capacity you think you’ll need over the lifespan of these notebooks at the time of purchase -- you’ll need to figure out what SSD will fit your system. In general, if you’re upgrading from an HDD, you’ll need a SATA drive. These drives come in the same 2.5-inch form factor as many of the disk drives on a laptop, and you’ll just need to unscrew the existing hard drive and swap in the SATA-based SSD. More modern laptops that already ship with solid-state drives will usually support the newer and more compact M.2 format, which resembles a big stick of chewing gum. In this case, you’re likely upgrading your M.2 SSD because you either need faster speeds, more storage capacity, or a combination of both. Unlike HDDs, where speed is measured in RPM, SSDs are benchmarked for their reading speeds and writing speeds, both measured in MB-per-second, or MB/s or MBps. SATA SSDs average around 500 MBps. Crucial’s highly rated MX500 SATA III SSD is priced at just $114.99, making it an affordable purchase for 1TB of storage. M.2 drives come in two varieties: NVMe and non-NVMe formats. NVMe is the preferred standard if your system supports it. This format was developed by a consortium of manufacturers including Samsung, Dell, Seagate, and SanDisk (now part of Western Digital). The format is fast and comes with very low latency, as it connects directly to your motherboard rather than a SATA interface. On a lot of systems, NVMe M.2 drives read and write data four times as fast as standard SATA SSDs, which are already a lot speedier than their mechanical HDD counterparts. Additionally, there are a variety of factors that affect NVMe SSD performance. Those with a need for speed will want to choose an x4 PCIe NVMe drive over an x2 PCIe drive, and NANDs made up of single-level cell (SLC) drives are still faster than multi-level cell (MLC), triple-level cell (TLC), and others. And because desktops aren’t as space-constrained as laptops, you’ll find some systems, like larger workstations and gaming rigs, will often support more than one drive. These systems can also support a combination of drives, allowing you to augment your storage between multiple SATA SSDs, NVMe M.2 drives, and even larger drives that occupy one of the PCIe x4 or PCIe x16 slots, like SanDisk’s 4TB PCIe Gen 3 drive. If you're building a PC with multiple SSDs, consider putting the operating system on the drive with the fastest read and write speeds and choosing a less expensive SSD format -- like SATA drives -- for storing large files. How big of a storage drive do I need? Because of their design, NVMe uses a portion of their available NAND as primary and secondary storage, so you’ll want to buy a drive with enough capacity to handle caching duties. If a drive gets to about 80% or more full, the SSD’s performance will be affected, so a rule of thumb is you’ll want to buy a drive with twice as much capacity as you think you’ll need. If you anticipate 1TB of data storage will be required, it may be a safe bet to get a 2TB. This way, you’ll not only have room to grow, but your system will have plenty of cache space. Most systems today ship with a base 120GB solid-state drive, and the smaller size makes these drives more affordable. However, if you find yourself storing lots of files, photos, videos, or even games and apps, you’ll want to upgrade to a larger capacity drive. Premium laptops these days ship with SSDs in the 500GB range, though you can upgrade to a 1TB or 2TB capacity. A new computer with a drive size between 500GB and 1TB is ideal for most uses. If you’re upgrading to a larger capacity drive, Samsung’s 970 EVO is just $139.99, while the 500GB edition of the same drive starts at $69.99.  There are even larger capacities, extending to 4TB and beyond, but, in general, these drives are way too costly for most consumers, and resorting to external storage for your files can help cut costs. Alternatively, you can also add an external SSD or network-attached storage (NAS), like a My Cloud drive, if you find yourself short on space. Are hard disc drives obsolete? The standard hard disc drives are definitely not obsolete because they provide the most value when you’re storing large files. Spinning platters are still the preferred storage medium for data centers, cloud storage facilities, and servers. On desktops and some mobile workstations, you can equip your system with two types of drives to help keep costs low. Gamers will often keep the main operating system -- Windows, in this case -- and all the important apps on the SSD while keeping files that don’t get used often on the HDD. If you have the option to configure a PC with dual drives, you can choose a smaller capacity SSD and pair it with a larger capacity HDD to help balance speed, price, and performance.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. 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Jeff_Suh ✭ July 2021 in CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards Please, someone explain the stories below at MicroCenter (Paterson, New Jersey)   March  8,  2021 at MicroCenter (Paterson, New Jersey)  Built own desktop (all set-up done by recommended store professional assistant at the store with Windows 10 Pro (OS), Assembly at the same store, $2,570.00   Monday, July 19, 2021  In the morning, the computer is not booting We stop by the same location Microcenter for service repairing Microcenter service number #[email protected]@1 On the record service # [email protected]@1, Motherboard will not detect any drives. if necessary Data backup: Yes. Expected days to bench: 7 days We explained everything  – This desktop was assembled in MicroCenter and it has only been 4 months since After we confirmed calling the store, we told them we bought Windows 10 Pro (OS) for the desktop, and that if they need to install it again, we will stop by the store and drop the Windows 10 Pro (OS) card with serial number information.      MicroCenter (Paterson, New Jersey) answered -  No, you do not need to stop by and drop the Windows 10 Pro (OS) card. -----Looks like there are no problems except 1 simple question, why is a 4 month-used desktop down.--- However the problems started July 21, Wednesday, July 21 - text message: “Hello Kwangsun, this is Val at micro center. You're SSD is unreadable so I cannot do the $150 backup. I used an external test and it booted and passed diag. You would need a new SSD, install and windows install. Cost to do so with the same capacity drive is $400” I replied, “Please, Send all inquiry or invoice to our email, [email protected]” Text message from MicroCenter: “ I am gone today, will reach out again tomorrow and check” I replied,  “Call this number 240-426-XXXX, and explain all”   Until Saturday no one explained. Saturday, July 24, text message:  “I see the SSD is under warranty, we can replace the product but would still need to charge labor to install the drive and windows as builds have a 90 warranty and it is over those 90 days. I will call as well and Labor to install and do windows is $200” I replied,  “Please, call this number, 240-426-XXXX” Text message: “ I did call and got voicemail, if you can call at  973-653-2187, option 3  when available” However, we did not get any voice message, we even tried calling hundreds of times to that number. But we got automatically dropped.   On Sunday, we called that number but was automatically dropped again. After giving up calling, We sent a text message: “we will stop by tomorrow, Please call me for confirming. And also we will pick up the old SSD for Manufacturer's inspection . Please do not throw away.” Finally a text message came: “Tech is not in today, and she had tried to contact you twice last night but got your voice mail both times. We can exchange the SSD as its within the year and its our brand, but labor wise for us to do the repairs would be out of pocket, which is 200 before tax. Please confirm if you approve or decline repairs.” I replied, “OK Approved, We confirm that the new SSD , Please, Call this number, 240-426-XXXX.”       However, no one called me.  On Monday,  July 26, We tried hundreds of calling  but no one answered, sometimes automatically dropped. We sent 5 texts, but no one replied On Tuesday,  July 27. Finally Finally, we stopped by the store at the service desk at around 11 AM. My boss and I complained, but no one knew about this. My boss was disappointed with MicroCenter. We could not even pick up any information about the desktop.  The service center clerk said, come back to the office, and wait for some message from Microcenter. One hours later (12:15pm), we received text messages from MicroCenter, “Hello, your technician was off the last two days and comes in at 1pm. They will reach out later this afternoon” We received another text message at 3.27pm, “Hello the unit is complete and ready to pick up,”   On Wednesday,  July 28.  Around 11:20am We stop by that store and we paid , $209.92 ( included  OS REIMAGE- $99.99,  and SSD UPGRADE - $99.99 : we lost all data on the SSD) Also we asked: why did no one reply when we said we had a Windows 10 Pro OS . But the clerk said, “I do not know. “ My boss told the clerk, “We need the old SSD” The clerk said, “No, because of warranty , we cannot return the Origin (Old) SSD” My boss did not want to take time with this, so we picked up that repaired Desktop and came back to the office. However,  because of all data and Apps(Programs) lost, ( did not backup)   we tried to install Excel, Photoshop ,etc….   But we could not install it. The desktop froze again.  It restarted automatically or froze with a blue screen. We stopped by again the same day twice and we opened a new service number, #[email protected]@1 Also, my boss met the technician(Valeria, Lead Technician) , and asked, why did you install Windows 10 Home (OS) when we told you we had Windows 10 Pro OS . The technician (Valeria) replied with a very unkind voice to my boss, “ One machine one OS” After her voice, my boss stopped asking. He just received a copied service `”Repair Order Check-In document, then came back to his office then told all his employees, “Do not buy from MicroCenter anymore, Order ‘Dell’ online now”.  -----Until here, an only 4 month old desktop’s sad story. --- How Do I DO ? is something strange ? it is OK that we lost all data from the SSD . But still something strange feeling ,,, why??? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin July 2021 Accepted Answer https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/9133/ho-do-i-do-this-case Hello, I have sent you an email regarding this. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 44 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Price changes/Price matching — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Price changes/Price matching FirstnameLastName ✭ June 2020 in Store Information and Policy The Ender 3 pro 3D printer had a price change of $50 dollars after the July First (With no mention of a sale or anything ending) . My closet microcenter is about an hour away so I was going to wait to wait to get the printer through later in the month, untill I noticed the price change. Does microcenter price match or adjust earlier prices? I kept calling my store but no matter the time, their "Queue" is full. I'd understand if it was a small change like $5-15, but $50 is a huge difference, I could buy a few rolls with that extra cash. If I can't get the price from Microcenter, I'd be better off getting it from Ender's official site. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @FirstnameLastName! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately we do not match to previous listed prices, but we can price match to other major retailers depending on availability and some other factors. Unfortunately the Creality website is not one of our approved price match vendors so we cannot match to their listing.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FirstnameLastName ✭ June 2020 TSTonyV said: Hello @FirstnameLastName! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately we do not match to previous listed prices, but we can price match to other major retailers depending on availability and some other factors. Unfortunately the Creality website is not one of our approved price match vendors so we cannot match to their listing.  Thanks for the response, what are the other "major retailers" that you price match with? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 I don't have a full list I can provide, but when I say "major retailers" I'm referring to retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Newegg, and other retailers in that sort of category. In the case of Amazon and Newegg, and some other retailers that allow for third party sellers, the products need to be sold/shipped by the retailers. For manufacturers we match to most major manufacturer websites, typically with the larger brands like Dell, Samsung, ASUS, HP, etc... If there's a specific listing you come across, you're always welcome to send it to us and we can check on an approval.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FirstnameLastName ✭ June 2020 TSTonyV said: If there's a specific listing you come across, you're always welcome to send it to us and we can check on an approval.  https://www.creality3dofficial.com/products/creality-ender-3-pro-3d-printer  https://www.amazon.com/Creality-Printer-Meanwell-Removable-Cmagnet/dp/B07JJNX135/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=creality+ender+3+pro&qid=1591219784&sr=8-8 Those are just the official website, and amazon. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 For the Amazon listing, it's actually being sold by a third party seller so we wouldn't be able to match it. It would need to be sold/shipped by Amazon.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook M19 ✭ November 2020 Noticed the price had changed on a monitor within the last couple of days. Was wondering if Micro Center would honor the previous price. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 M19 said: Noticed the price had changed on a monitor within the last couple of days. Was wondering if Micro Center would honor the previous price. Thanks We do offer price protection for items still within their return period! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook M19 ✭ November 2020 LandShark said: M19 said: Noticed the price had changed on a monitor within the last couple of days. Was wondering if Micro Center would honor the previous price. Thanks We do offer price protection for items still within their return period! Is that a Yes or No? Does that price protection mean Micro Center will honor the previous price? If so, how do I go about purchasing the monitor for that other price? Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin November 2020 Hello @M19 Price Protection means if an item you purchased goes to a lower price within the return period, we can adjust the price to that.  The item currently needs to be at a lower price than what you bought it for.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook M19 ✭ November 2020 TSPhillipT said: Hello @M19 Price Protection means if an item you purchased goes to a lower price within the return period, we can adjust the price to that.  The item currently needs to be at a lower price than what you bought it for.   Hello, I feel like I'm getting the runaround. I understand that MC will adjust the price AFTER a purchase is made. Last week, a monitor was $90 and now this week it's $100. My question is this: Would MC be willing to honor the $90 price? Yes or No? Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Price protection is only available on an item that has been purchased. If the item has not yet been purchased, the price is as listed on our website. Apologies for any confusion here. To clarify and answer your question directly, no. If the item was purchased at $100 today and tomorrow the price dropped to $90, we would typically be able to adjust for the difference and refund the $10. If a sale on an item has ended, we are no longer able to offer the sale price. Again, my apologies for any confusion! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Oza ✭ December 2020 Hello, I see a Motherboard for about $20 difference sold and shipped by Amazon compared to your website. My question is can I get the price match from Amazon, the Motherboard/ cpu bundle combo discount and use my insider card to receive 5% off on one purchase? Motherboard in question: Asus Prime X570-P Ryzen 3 AM4 with PCIe Gen4, Dual M.2 HDMI, SATA 6GB/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Motherboard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SW925DR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_PJM5FbJTN00PJ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2020 Oza said: Hello, I see a Motherboard for about $20 difference sold and shipped by Amazon compared to your website. My question is can I get the price match from Amazon, the Motherboard/ cpu bundle combo discount and use my insider card to receive 5% off on one purchase? Motherboard in question: Asus Prime X570-P Ryzen 3 AM4 with PCIe Gen4, Dual M.2 HDMI, SATA 6GB/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Motherboard https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SW925DR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_PJM5FbJTN00PJ Greetings. I am not seeing this is in stock currently, we do not price match out of stock items, I do apologize:    0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.3K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 44 What's Trending 170 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 17 3D Printers 12 Maker 20 PC Build Guides 100 Reviews & Buying Guides 40 Build Showcase 21 Contests 42 Past Contests 1.3K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 97 New Members 170 Consumer Tech 51 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 87 Software 4 Audio/Visual 17 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 27 3D Printing 60 Retro Arcade/Gaming 87 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 56 Off Topic 8 Community Ideas & Feedback 116 Your Completed Builds 2.8K Build-Your-Own PC 1.8K Help Choosing Parts 245 Graphics Cards 184 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 65 Cases and Power Supplies 21 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 13 All Other Parts 25 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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