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Community Article Help Choosing Parts — 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 Help Choosing Parts System test admin October 12 in Help Choosing Parts This discussion was created from comments split from: How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments bozzo ✭ October 11 Hello good morning/afternoon, I've been trying to find a PC for my cousin as he's really interested in gaming, my budget is 1,000 he plays, Minecraft, Roblox, rainbow six siege, and he said I he gets a better computer he might play cod and he said he wants to get good frames in all those games. These are the things I've gone with and I want you to give me comments on what I should do: CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450M DS3H RAM: 2 x 8GB Case: MSI - MAG Forge 100R Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black Power Supply: Evga 550 Video Card: Gtx 770 windforce SSD: Crucial - MX500 500GB SSD 3D TLC NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Preferables: (Not sure which keyboard, but he said he likes black switches), Glorious Model O, and ASUS 24" 1080PASUS 24" 1080P x1 Please give me advice, because I want to give this to him at Christmas! Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin October 12 Greetings. Do you already have these parts by chance? The reason I ask is because the GTX 770's have been discontinued production-wise for quite some time (at least 5 or so years) and NVIDIA is no longer making driver updates for them as of this month, so I would not recommend that card. More here: https://www.pcgamer.com/its-official-nvidia-will-end-geforce-gtx-600700-series-support-in-october/ Some games will require you to be on the latest version of drivers to launch their games, so that isn't a good idea and I would suggest looking for a new model of card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yingdong ✭ October 13 5600x ------- $270 at micro center crucial ballistix -------- $70 amazon asus b450-gaming plus II -----------$85 amazon any case ----------- ~$50 Seasonic core GM-500 500W 80+ gold --------- $30 after rebate newegg PowerColor RX 6600 FIGHTER ------------ $330 at micro center 970 evo plus 2tb ---------- $237 amazon ----------------------------------------------------- total: $1072 before tax. This build can easily secure 300+ fps in rainbow 6 siege, and is capable of 1080p extreme gaming (include triple a titles) for next 3-5 years 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article NightAura - Threadripper 1920x / GTX 1080Ti — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Your Completed Builds NightAura - Threadripper 1920x / GTX 1080Ti AdamL ✭ December 2020 in Your Completed Builds This is my daily driver PC. It may not be the newest parts in the world, but I love it. Its used mostly for gaming with some video editing on the side. I'm still learning how to edit properly as of right now, but I hope to have some videos up on my YouTube channel soon of some cool builds I get the opportunity to put together. AMD Threadripper 1920x x399 Asus Strix-E Gaming  Aorus Waterforce GTX 1080Ti 8x8 Trident Z RGB 3200MHz CL16 Lian Li O11 Dynamic Bitspower Fittings 6x Corsair LL120 fan Let me know what you guys thinks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AdamL ✭ December 2020 Here's two more pictures I decided to take with my camera and not my phone haha. I'm not much of a photographer so don't hate me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tyler_Hawkins0317 ✭ December 2020 Wow that looks pretty cool, wish I had a threadripper myself 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AdamL ✭ December 2020 Thanks man! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Mail-in service Warranty — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Mail-in service Warranty MLAna ✭ September 22 in Store Information and Policy Hello, I purchased a powerspec g467 from someone but I'm not the original buyer. The pc was purchased 4/06/21 and has warranty through 4/05/22. I don't close enough to go to Micro Center ( closest one being in Tustin, California) but I was told because it is still under warranty I would not have to pay anything aside from shipping to the nearest micro center. Is this correct? The graphics card is an RTX 3080 which has been getting black screens (sometimes with restarts) and showing artifacts when running benchmarks ( 3d Mark) Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin September 22 edited September 22 Accepted Answer Looking into this I see your information has already been provided to the Tustin store. I will go ahead and forward another request for the store to contact you for further assistance with this. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin September 22 Greetings, we can look into this, was the warranty transferred into your name by the original buyer? What troubleshooting have you tried so far in regards to the graphical issues? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MLAna ✭ September 22 edited September 22 Hello Ian. The warranty was not transferred into my name. How would one go about doing that? I don't have the receipt but I have the receipt reference number. As for troubleshooting, here's a list of things I've tried: updated to latest nvidia drivers reinstalled windows removed cmos battery and placed back used the 2nd pcie cable to connect the gpu, instead of one daisy chained disabled fast boot Used Memtest86 to test for faulty ram, 4 passes no issues tried an older graphics card gtx 770, did not have the same problem ran Crystal disk info to check ssd health, no issues tried 2nd pci-e slot, would not show signal on monitor and had the motherboard vga light turned on ( although this happened in the first slot but would reseat it multiple times to get it to work) Downclocked core clock and memory clock using Msi afterburner, would still get artifacts and black screen during benchmark Purchased a new Corsair RM850x power supply which I hoped would fix it but issue still present 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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I currently have a Asus Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard. what are my options thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8521/upgrading-my-pc Hello, we can look into this with you! For the best assistance with this: What is your power supply and processor? Are you looking for a video card for gaming? What is your budget for this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zebadiah ✭ May 11 Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 84W BX80646I74770K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance ... ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ... ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard this is what i currently have, i'm looking to upgrade for gaming. budget would like to stay under $500 if possible. also do you recommend a smaller tower that this can fit in. i currently have Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior thank you for the help!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 With a 4770k, I'd look at a RTX 2060 in that price range. A video card better than that you are going to experience decent bottlenecking due to the CPU. To add wireless, the easiest way to do that is with a USB wireless adapter such as https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=usb+wireless+adapter&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966871&myStore=false As for replacing your case, you will need a case that supports an ATX motherboard at least, here are the cases we would have that would fit that: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=atx+case&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294964318+4294808235&myStore=false You can get down to a mid-tower case in size with an ATX board. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zebadiah ✭ May 11 awesome... thank you so much for you quick feedback and help!!!!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/32139#Comment_32139 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Replace NVIDIA GTX 745 (OEM) Video Card — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Replace NVIDIA GTX 745 (OEM) Video Card ChuckD ✭ January 12 in Help Choosing Parts I need to upgrade the GTX 745 (OEM) Video Card to a card in my Dell XPS 8700 with a card that has 2 HDMI or 1 HDMI and 1 Display Port. I want to display 2 Ben-Q 32 inch monitors at 2560 x 1440 for business applications, no games. The HDMI on the GTX 745 works fine for that resolution, but the DMI output tops out at 1920 x 1080 Can anyone suggest a new video card that will work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 13 If you're not looking for games, I'd recommend an RX 550 or if you're wanting to stick with the green team, I'd recommend a 1050 Ti. Most current entry-level GPUs have HDMI and Display Port connections that will allow you to use the 2560 x 1440 display resolution.  I hope this info helps. Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How can I fix my gtx 980? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Graphics Cards How can I fix my gtx 980? Loganj ✭ September 5 in Graphics Cards I’m buying this pc from my uncle today and it has a broken graphics card. Me and him have tried fixing it but can’t figure it out. I put my graphics card in it and it runs fine, but I with the 980 it blacks out when you open a game and you have to restart it. The fans also ramp up super loud. He has reapplied thermal paste, I have tried Msi afterburner and neither of them work. I have ran out of ideas so I decided to see if anyone knows what to do before I go and buy a graphics card for it at a time like this. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TS_JosephF admin September 5 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/9419/how-can-i-fix-my-gtx-980 Are you certain this is a hardware issue? I know you tested another card but it could be a driver related problem. When swapping the GPUs are you performing a clean install of the drivers? I would start there and try and rule out any possible software/driver problems. Let us know if this helps 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin September 7 If you need to clean install your video card drivers, you can follow our guide for this at https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/133-how-to-clean-install-video-card-drivers-in-windows-10 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Loganj ✭ October 1 @Ian @TS_JosephF i have brought the hard drive to an IT worker who tested it and told me that it is flat out a dead card. i told my uncles brother about it and he said he messed with his hardware alot and messed it up. i totally believe him and i knew it before anyways but i still bought it because he said if it has problems he would pay me back. i will now be finding a new graphics card. thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭ October 3 Hang on, it works until you start up a game? That is not a flat out dead graphics card. That is a card that has some issue that may be hardware but may be just software. I would double check that reapplied thermal paste job. Perhaps the cooler was not reseated completely. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Loganj ✭ November 14 just so everyone knows, the problem is solved 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKevinG admin November 15 Glad to hear you were able to get the issue resolved. Please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Freddiecran ✭ December 2020 in General Discussion This is the graphics card recommended for my first build with my grandson. It's not available. at the present time. I'm on a budget and the cost of the card is $169.95. What is a good alternative for the same or similar price? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Bigchungus007 ✭ December 2020 Accepted Answer From what you've provided, everything should be compatible. Your motherboard only takes DDR4 memory, but assuming the RAM you bought is new it is almost guaranteed to be DDR4. It might say on the packaging but you can also verify it is DDR4 by trying to put it in your motherboard. There should be a notch at the bottom where the gold lines are that lines up with a notch in the motherboard's RAM slots.  You didn't mention the case, but in some cases the power supply may not fit. This is also very unlikely to be an issue. Your motherboard is mATX, so check with the case manufacturer that it can hold mATX motherboards. I can't think of a situation where a modern graphics card would not be compatible with your motherboard. Whether you go with AMD or Nvidia, they will work with your motherboard. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Bigchungus007 ✭ December 2020 Unfortunately because of the pandemic and the holiday season, graphics cards at all price ranges are being cleaned out. The Radeon 5500xt is around the same performance on the AMD side but it is also hard to find in stock. Because of the limited options, I think it would be best to just wait for a 1650 super to come into stock.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Freddiecran ✭ December 2020 The Raedon 5500 XT i available. I want to make sure there are no conflicts and I can install the GTU without any extra steps. Also, I can come to realize that the preferred component change almost daily. Here's the rest of the components: Gigabyte A520M AORUS Elite Motherboard Ryzen 3 3100 CPU Corair Vengeance LPX 8GB EVGA 500W 90PL:US Certified Are all of these components compatible, or should I substitute one or more of them? Thank you for any help you can provide. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Freddiecran ✭ December 2020 Will this computer connect with local Wi-Fi so we can connect to the internet? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 @Freddiecran The board you selected doesn't have integrated WIFI, but it's a cheap add on card to purchase. $20-35 generally. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Freddiecran ✭ December 2020 Will this computer connect with local Wi-Fi so we can connect to the internet? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Freddiecran ✭ December 2020 Do you have a recommendation that is compatible? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 @Freddiecran You want to buy something that's comparable to your routers capabilities. Or you can buy something to future proof the system. Since you're doing a budget build, perhaps something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/604927/tp-link-ac1200-wireless-dual-band-pci-express-adapter  There are other options, cheaper options. Depending on the router you have. If you don't have a wireless AC router, there's no need to have a wireless AC card. It'll still work, but you could save some cash there on a cheaper Wireless N card. The card I listed is a pretty good value for what you're getting and should last for a long time. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Freddiecran ✭ January 2 Hello again, Well, my grandson and I finished building our entry level gaming computer. We turned on the power supply and pushed the power button and nothing happened! Crickets. I need some help in troubleshooting. My grandson is really disappointed. By the way, he really did a good job building the computer. Any help would be appreciated. Freddiecran 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 2 Freddiecran said: Hello again, Well, my grandson and I finished building our entry level gaming computer. We turned on the power supply and pushed the power button and nothing happened! Crickets. I need some help in troubleshooting. My grandson is really disappointed. By the way, he really did a good job building the computer. Any help would be appreciated. Freddiecran You can look over our guides here on the community forum that may provide some assistance with build issues:  https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2818/tech-article-how-to-troubleshoot-a-newly-built-pc-that-will-not-post-boot-power-on https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/5025/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Any thoughts you have on memory compatibility would also be appreciated. thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 13 Greetings. Is there a specific budget you had in mind for the motherboard and/or RAM? How many GBs of RAM were you looking for? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnMagee Columbus, Ohio Store Associate June 9 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7915/best-compatible-motherboard-for-ryzen-5950x-and-ausu-gtx-1650 That is a very heavy duty processor, so I would recommend a board with vary stable VRMs. I would recommend the Asus Strix X570-E or the Asrock Tai Chi X570. These boards will have the capability to handle that CPU and GPU without an issue at all. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I know these components are pretty oldish and idk if I should just buy it all fresh (besides memory) or buy a new graphics card which wouldn't bottle neck (Just wondering so I can save) Thanks if you read all of this!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin September 2020 Hi @BoraBora. I think that your choices for upgrades would depend on your budget and what you plan to do with said upgrades. So, what's your budget and what games do you typically play? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BoraBora ✭ September 2020 LandShark said: Hi @BoraBora. I think that your choices for upgrades would depend on your budget and what you plan to do with said upgrades. So, what's your budget and what games do you typically play? I usually play either Valorant csgo or what I tried to get into which is modern warfare but 2gb of gpu isn't enough and I've been trying to get into new triple a titles but I do have a 144hz monitor so I do want to gain 144hz and since I am in Australia prices are a bit different but I roughly have $500 AUD, i have been looking at like either 5600xt or 2060 as they are both similar and idm with brands and or design and for the gpu idk i would most likely get a ryzen 7 or something. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BoraBora ✭ September 2020 @LandShark * 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin September 2020 Hmm, I think you've got the right idea. Upgrading your GPU will be the easiest at this point, however, you may experience some bottleneck due to the age of the CPU. Even so, I'd recommend a GPU upgrade first. You could then upgrade your CPU. If you plan to upgrade your CPU, that will also mean that you'll need to upgrade your motherboard to one that is compatible with the new CPU. Both the 5600XT and the 2060 are solid cards, definitely. 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I can completely replace the 730 or I can use a PCIE 1x product (do they exist?) to do HDMI out.    Any recommendations for a quick pickup at my local store in Norcross, GA? Thanks -A 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 If you click this link, it will display a list of models we carry that can support up to three monitors: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=pricelow&N=4294966937+4294818554&myStore=true It looks like for those lower-end NVIDIA cards like the GT 710 and GT 730, some support two monitors while some support three. A few of our GT710 models do support three, with the ports you mentioned. For example: https://www.microcenter.com/product/484122/asus-geforce-gt-710-low-profile-passive-1gb-gddr5-pcie-20-graphics-card 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook larray ✭ August 2020 THAT is FANTASTIC Tony - found 2 candidates at my local shop!  Thank you!  I will say that is my one frustration in searching for items on MicroCenter's website - I usually get back a lot of things I didn't search for and sometimes can't seem to filter for the things I do want.  I see your search criteria are pretty simplistic - maybe I'm trying to be too explicit 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 Yeah, just gotta know what to look for really. Glad I could help! Let us know if you have any other questions.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 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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With there being a GPU shortage across the industry, its a challenge for all local electronic retailers to keep GPUs stocked. We get a limited amount of GPUs daily and weekly. Usually the customers in the store at the time the inventory truck comes in and GPUs from the truck are put out on the sales floor are purchased by those in the store at that time. I'd recommend to try to visit the store on consecutive days in the morning first thing as they open. The store can tell you if a truck is coming that day as they are random, and they can advise if will have GPUs on it. If you work during the day and have vacay time, take a few days off to visit the store. If really want the card now, the 1660 OC is available online at like newegg.com for shipping. You may just have to pay an additional $200 for it, but these online retailers have a few. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ezg ✭ March 3 Okay thank you! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook steelaw ✭ March 3 I would also try your local Best buy and actually sometimes Staples has video cards in stock.they may not have high-end cards but you can probably definitely get low end cards just as a starter build 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I have saved up a total of 400$ so far to buy a new Read the full story here 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments SeanM admin December 2020 Great build! Don't forget, if you want to enter to win a $500 gift card, post a link to you build here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/5848/black-friday-build-showcase-enter-to-win-one-of-two-500-gift-cards#latest 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I've been looking to change my desktop gaming PC set-up to a small-form-factor and semi-portable mini-ITX build. I'd like to use a Skyreach Mini 4 or a Sentry 2.0 case. The PC I'm currently using is a prebuilt HP Pavilion 690-0073w, and it may have its own proprietary motherboard. Since new graphics cards are not easy to come by at reasonable prices, I would like to know whether the GTX 1660 Ti that's in this HP prebuilt would be usable without that HP prebuilt's motherboard, or if it has some sort of dependency on the HP motherboard's BIOS. I'm happy enough for now with the GTX 1660 Ti's performance, and I'd like to put that graphics card, assuming it fits, along with my SATA 2TB SSD from Micro Center, my M.2 512GB SSD, and my 16 GB of RAM into a SkyReach Mini 4 (4 liter case) or a Sentry 2.0 (7 liter case). I would then pair those components with a new, more compact mini-ITX motherboard and power supply. Is there a way that I could look up in my PC's Windows info or BIOS info whether or not this particular GTX 1660 Ti (which may be proprietary by HP as well) can operate independently of the motherboard? Also, would it be possible to continue using the Intel i5-9400F CPU that is now in my HP prebuilt with a new motherboard inside a new Sentry 2.0 or Skyreach Mini 4 case? Thanks for your help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Baldr ✭ August 28 I'm not part of microcenter, but I suspect that both the CPU and GPU will do what you are wanting, as long as the GPU will fit in the new case. Since your goal is a much smaller case, the physical size of the GPU may be a problem, so I think that's the first thing to check. That CPU has no onboard graphics, so if the GPU can't be used in the new system, you will need a GPU that fits. Or a different CPU that has on board graphics. If you don't game or do anything requiring a discrete graphics card, and are aiming for a small system, then a new CPU that has on board graphics may be the best solution. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnF ✭ August 29 Thanks for the reply, Baldr! I’m glad to hear that I will probably be able to re-use the GPU and CPU, as long as they fit in the new case. I do a lot of Windows 10 gaming - thanks for asking and clarifying that - so I would like to keep using my discrete GPU. I will check whether my components fit in either of the new cases that I mentioned.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭ August 29 Yes, agree that the video card and CPU can definitely be moved to a new system. One thing is that the CPU coolers on those HP's tend to be the absolute minimum so be sure to include a decent cooler in your new system to extend the life of the CPU. And their GPU coolers are the same but those are not replaceable. So a new case should ideally have case fans that can blow fresh cool air straight on to where the card will be located. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnF ✭ August 29 Thanks for the reply, Magarity! I’ll certainly be getting a couple of good fans, one for the GPU and one for the CPU, when I move those components to a new case. I was looking into Noctua fans.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin August 30 edited August 30 @JohnF I'm a big fan of Noctua fans! 😁 If you're not looking for RGB, they are my first recommendation. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭ September 4 Noctua are quite good but I prefer Corsair's ML series. It stands for magnetic levitation and they last a long, long time even compared to Noctua. For the CPU, consider an AIO liquid cooler if your new case can fit one. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article A $700 pc that can stream on Fortnite — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts A $700 pc that can stream on Fortnite God3 ✭ September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts i need a pc that can run Fortnite at 144fps whilst streaming at 1080p for around $700 this is just the pc not the moniter and stuff like that 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin September 2020 Greetings @God3 I went a little over, and ended up at $770: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=66f6ce24-0cde-4fa2-b276-f6feefaaff08 This is a good build and what I would consider minimum to safely be in that FPS range on that particular game. You can drop the card down to a 1660 or 1650 to get into the $700 range, but I feel you're going to drop under your target FPS. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook God3 ✭ September 2020 And is that already cool enough or do I need fans I’m really new to this stuff and is that what you listed every thing I need to build it ? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin September 2020 With Lian Li 205 you'll have two front 120's, and the CPU does include the AMD Wraith Spire cooler. It'll cool the system just fine. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook God3 ✭ September 2020 Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Beginner at building, looking for advice — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Beginner at building, looking for advice Tknewl25 ✭ May 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Too start off this will be my first build. I had ordered a pre-built off amazon but with everything going on the company was unable to supply but im taking that as a blessing because i was on the fence of just building my own PC and this just confirms it. So what i need help with is pretty much what to buy, ive only ever used laptops so this will be a huge upgrade for myself. what i ordered off amazon is...  Ryzen 5 3600 3.6GHz, GTX 1650 4G, 500GB SSD, 8GB DDR4 3000MHz, RGB Fans, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, 802.11AC Wi-Fi i want to upgrade that ryzen 5 to a ryzen 7 and more memory. i am a complete noob at this so if anyone likes to use the PC builder and point my in the right direction that would be great. im going to be searching more things on this forums and looking on the internet in general but i thought id try my luck on posting this and seeing if i strike gold. Thanks in advance. Also my budget is 1500$ more or less, it think thats a good starting point for my first build. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Tknewl25 ✭ May 2020 so im looking and it seems to be that the ryzen 5 3600 might just be what i need and upgrading that right now can be just over kill 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin May 2020 Hello @Tknewl25, welcome to the Micro Center Community! I was about to say that a R7 3700X might be a bit over kill, but this depends on how you answer a few questions.  Are we including monitor and peripherals to the budget?  If you already have a monitor or are planning on getting one, what resolution is it?  1080P?  1440P?  Lastly, what are you mainly doing on your computer?  If gaming, what games do you plan on playing?  Are you looking to stream/content create as well?  When it comes to a computer build, it helps to figure out what you want to do with your build before building it.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tknewl25 ✭ May 2020 so the budget just consists of the pc itself, i have a keyboard,mouse,speakers and 2 monitors ready to go. The monitor is a sceptre 30" 21:9 Curved Gaming Monitor 2560 x 1080p Resolution and then i also have a 24" sceptre same 1080p that i will be duel monitoring. The games i will be playing are Ark, escape from tarkov, GTA5, Valorant, and will probably dabble with any MMO's i come across, also be playing OSRS in the background but you can play that on a phone from the 90s lol. i dont see myself streaming but i would not mind creating some content for my group of friends so nothing too big but id like a decent amount of memory to not have to worry about saving too many things, so yeah large memory, good graphics so i can see everything nice and smooth and beautiful, and can handle multitasking, running two different things on each screen.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin May 2020 Gotcha, all the games you listed aren't super demanding besides GTA5 at certain parts. Mad respect to the OSRS!  Was a big RS head back in the day, always played around the idea of doing it all over again... just feels weird starting new since I was maxed (but it was RS3 lol).  Here is a quick build I made using some of the parts listed above and getting it around $1,000 If you are looking at the $1,500 budget, you can consider doing some upgrades, however I think as is and the games you are playing I don't think you would benefit from them.  I upgraded the RAM that you were originally getting to 16GB, and the SSD that you have is the best M.2 SSD you can get in my opinion.  I also upgraded the graphics card to a 1660 Super.  You definitely have room to upgrade, but I wouldn't go any higher than a 2060 Super unless you start doing 1440p Gaming.   I did not include any RGB Fans as they can get a bit annoying for a first time builder since they can use a second cable to manage the RGB and sometimes even include RGB Hubs/Controllers.  Can be a big headache for cable management on a first time build.  If you are willing to do it however, I recommend doing the Corsair LL120 as they are my favorite RGB Fans.  With iCue, you have crazy control with the lighting effects.  Just make sure all the fans have the proper orientation if you do go with the LL120s.   I would also consider adding a 2TB Hard Drive as just back up storage and a good way to not clog up the storage on your SSD.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tknewl25 ✭ May 2020 Mr TSPhillipT you are an amazing person thank you so much, i am going to follow this build exactly and add the 2TB. as of right now my unit is actually activated til the 31st so june 1st is when il be doing the building of the pc thank you again and if you ever come over to play OSRS again let me kno i can definitely repay you for all the help you giving me 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article 7th Grader Building First Gaming PC - $750 Budget (UP FROM INITIAL $550) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts 7th Grader Building First Gaming PC - $750 Budget (UP FROM INITIAL $550) Gamer_Rent ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Our 7th grade son is saving up to build his first gaming PC.  Right now he plays mostly fortnite and minecraft, but he wants to stream and play some more intensive games eventually, too.  His budget is $500-$550, not including keyboard, monitor and mouse, which we will be buying for him (though would still love suggestions on those--we are hoping to get all three for $250 or less).  Currently, he plays on a 2 year old laptop and there is a lot of "lagging" as he calls it.  So he is hoping to get decent speed and graphics, while staying w/in his budget.  Thank you for any suggestions or guidance--have not been able to get anyone from sales on the phone at MicroCenter yet, so figured this might be quicker.  ** NOTE THAT AFTER INITIAL DISCUSSIONS I UPPED THE BUDGET:)!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin June 2020 Greetings, Took my best shot at a build that's solid that you can upgrade easily in the $500 range. We came out a little over at $542 but I don't see a lot of places to save here and still offer good performance: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=38900030-7c79-427d-accc-f7bf73a78ccc  Couple of things you can play with. You can save a little bit on the RAM with a single 8GB, but you're losing out on a considerable bandwidth improvement out of the gate, without dual channel. You can of course add more RAM whenever you like. Also, you'd be up to around $600, but you might consider a Z390 board. You'll have the ability to overclock easily. This will get you the most out of the RAM. You could probably save a little bit on the power supply as well, but we're always going to recommend a good quality unit. EVGA is reliable and our power supply inventory is very low at this time. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin June 2020 Welcome to the forum, @Gamer_Rent. Happy to hear that your son is showing an interest in gaming and streaming as it's a fun hobby all around. His budget of $500-$550 is going to be pretty tight for what he is looking to use it for. Streaming, depending on his encoding method and software he intends to use, can require a pretty fast processor or graphics card and at this price range, he won't be able to have both. Since software encoding primarily uses the processor, I've compiled a list of parts that uses a faster processor, which means it will compromise on the graphics card quite a bit. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9cf6d37d-6b17-472b-83b4-42ed96a4af89 Note: This build does NOT include the cost of Windows 10 OS and does not reflect the $20 bundle discount pricing. This build uses a 6 core, 12 thread processor which should help with his multi-tasking (streaming while gaming) and will have plenty of performance for the games he plans on playing as well as some more demanding titles. The graphics card is going to be the weak point here, as it's really only designed to handle 1080p gaming. For Fortnite and Minecraft, it's going to perform just fine but for more demanding AAA titles, he might find himself lowering some of the graphical settings to achieve a smoother experience. Luckily if he needs a hand with any of that, he can always reach out here and we can help walk him through that. I would recommend checking out reviews of the graphics card for some insight on how well it will perform for specific games: https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-super-review/ https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-gtx_1650-super-turing/2 https://www.anandtech.com/show/15090/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-super-review/4 One other large compromise for this build was storage space. We had two options. Either go with a large 1TB slow mechanical hard drive for more space, or go with a smaller, 256GB SSD which will be MUCH faster and offer better overall system performance. Both were $29.99, so we opted for speed over capacity. My thoughts behind this is that he can always delete older games that he isn't actively playing, or simply expand on storage by buying additional drives in the future as he celebrates birthdays, holidays or if he has other sources of income. Additionally, if he doesn't mind taking his laptop apart, he can potentially use the hard drive in the laptop in his PC build as well. The RAM was also a compromise, as we couldn't fit 16GB in his budget, and 8GB is going to limit his ability to stream while gaming. If he can stretch the budget another $30, he can go with a 2x8GB kit of memory and will be fine, but for now, 8GB will at least get him up and running, albeit a bit slower during heavy gaming/streaming situations. Lastly, the last compromise was the chassis and motherboard. Unfortunately his budget didn't allow for higher end motherboards which comes with extra creature comforts such as RGB lighting, WiFi, additional memory capacity, and better power delivery for future processor upgrades. His chassis also only supports mATX motherboards, so if he wanted to use a larger ATX or E-ATX motherboard in the future, he will need to upgrade his chassis alongside it. All things considered, I think he will still enjoy the performance from that system. If he doesn't mind saving up some more, he might be able to push for more ram, more storage, and maybe even a slightly faster graphics card. Another option for your son to consider would be buying a pre-built desktop and upgrading it with a graphics card and some extra memory. For example: https://www.microcenter.com/product/618836/powerspec-b244-desktop-computer. This system, while it has 2 fewer processing cores, comes with Windows 10 pre-installed and a 1 year warranty on the parts & labor. Our service team will also install RAM and a graphics card for free if they are purchased alongside the system, so if you need to factor in the cost of an OS, it might save him some money to go that route. As for a monitor, keyboard & mouse, these would be my recommendation: Monitor: https://www.microcenter.com/product/611916/aoc-m24g1c-24-full-hd-144hz-hdmi-vga-dp-freesync-curved-led-gaming-monitor Keyboard: https://www.microcenter.com/product/617999/steelseries-apex-3-rgb-gaming-keyboard---omnipoint Mouse: https://www.microcenter.com/product/474711/logitech-g-g203-prodigy-gaming-mouse---black At the end of the day, mice & keyboards are highly subjective, so depending on his personal taste, hand size and keyboard switch preference, he may prefer something else. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to ask! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gamer_Rent ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 @TSMichaelB and @TSMikeW This is incredible info--thank you so much.  I have discussed with him, and he thinks if he gets creative, he may be able to earn up to $750 instead of $550.  So he could get the 16GB,  and hopefully faster processing and graphics?  Is that a more reasonable budget and if so, how would you tweak the above to reflect that increase in $$?  Can't thank you enough for your time. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gamer_Rent ✭ June 2020 This is probably a dumb question, but does he have to have windows on his gaming computer?  Or do you only need that if you are also using the computer for school/work?  His school issues laptops, so if we can keep that off his build for now it would help w/budget 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gamer_Rent ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 @TSMichaelB I also like your idea of buying the pre-built unit and upgrading it.  I had thought that usually buying prebuilt, meant you had a lot less flexibility in the future in terms of swapping out components, upgrading, etc, but it sounds like that's not always true.  I am very much NOT a tech person, so the idea of building his own was more a cost consideration than anything else.  If you think we can get a good system he can expect some speed and good graphics on for $750 by upgrading the pre-built, perhaps that's the best option? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gamer_Rent ✭ June 2020 OK @TSMichaelB I went into your build and upgraded to 16GB RAM and upgraded the graphics card too.  Does the motherboard need upgrading as well?  Is there anything else I should tweak?  Would it be better to downgrade the processor and do even more upgrading to graphics card?  I don't have a feel for any of this.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin June 2020 Gamer_Rent said: @TSMichaelB I also like your idea of buying the pre-built unit and upgrading it.  I had thought that usually buying prebuilt, meant you had a lot less flexibility in the future in terms of swapping out components, upgrading, etc, but it sounds like that's not always true.  I am very much NOT a tech person, so the idea of building his own was more a cost consideration than anything else.  If you think we can get a good system he can expect some speed and good graphics on for $750 by upgrading the pre-built, perhaps that's the best option? I would personally recommend this route, as it's how I got started with my first gaming PC many years ago. With his budget of $750, this opens the door to many great possibilities and he also gets the added peace of mind. I would recommend our PowerSpec brand as it comes with a 1 year warranty and 1 year of complimentary technical support over the phone should he ever need it. We also use non-proprietary components that you can find on the shelves of our stores should the urge to upgrade ever strike.  So overall, he has a few options. With his increased budget, I would first have him check out a fully assembled gaming PC: https://www.microcenter.com/product/615138/powerspec-g162-gaming-desktop-pc. Our PowerSpec G162 is already pre-assembled and designed for gaming, so he shouldn't have to configure anything. Zero bloatware on the system, as the only pre-installed applications are the free trial of ESET Antivirus that we offer, and software to change the colors of the RGB lighting of the fans. I recommend this system because it is ready out of the box and has a really solid configuration that allows for future upgrades. The 600W power supply is plenty enough even for one of the fastest graphics cards on the market should he ever wish to upgrade, and the 6 core, 12 thread processor can also be upgraded to a 16 core, 32 thread processor in the future if he ever needed it, all without requiring a new motherboard. It also ships with 16GB of memory, so he won't need to purchase additional RAM whatsoever. The only thing he might need to upgrade in the near future is the storage as it only comes with 250GB, so depending on the number of games he plans to play at one time, he might need to add extra storage. It is slightly outside of his new budget at $770, but overall I think it's the best option for the long run. For short term, he we have two options. https://www.microcenter.com/product/612000/powerspec-b677-desktop-computer. This system comes with 16GB of RAM and a larger 500GB SSD, but has no graphics card, so that will need to be purchased and installed for him. Luckily the system is only $530, leaving an extra $220 to spend on that endeavor. You could pair this with the system and it would be ready to meet his needs: https://www.microcenter.com/product/615814/asus-geforce-gtx-1660-super-phoenix-overclocked-single-fan-6gb-gddr6-pcie-30-graphics-card. The only concern with this route is that the processor isn't as fast as the one in the G162, and the platform no longer has any upgrade paths ahead of it. The power supply is only 400W, so a GTX 1660 Super is about the fastest card you'll be able to safely use in the system, and the processor upgrade path is nowhere near as strong as whats available in the G162. This will meet his needs for now, but might not last him as long for future upgrades. The last option would be a full custom build, but one that takes his increased budget into consideration. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=71c1a2bd-45ec-44c6-acb9-ac1ac616279c This build gives him the same stronger upgrade path of the G162, but with much more storage (500GB SSD, 1TB HDD). It would only come with 90 days of phone support instead of the 1 year we offer for our PowerSpec systems, and all warranty service would have to go through the various component manufacturers unless you were to decide on replacement plans through our store, but performance wise I think he would enjoy this just as much as the others. The price does not reflect the $20 bundle discount, nor does it include the Windows 10 license. As for whether it is necessary to purchase Windows 10, I would say it is. The operating system will still function despite not being activated, however he will miss out on customization features (changing wallpapers, system themes, lock screen, taskbar settings, etc) as well as optional updates from Windows Update. On top of that, he will see a persistent image across his screen that states "Activate Windows", which might annoy him or his stream viewers as it will always be visible until activated. If he needed to forego a license short-term to afford the system, he can still purchase a Windows 10 license later to activate without having to reinstall the operating system, I just wanted to make sure he was aware of the drawbacks before deciding to do so. There are also free alternatives such as the many distributions of Linux, however that can be quite complicated for a first time PC gamer to get into, and it can be tricky to configure your system to game on Linux. Hopefully this helps your son find the best options for his first entry into PC gaming. Regardless of his choice, I think he will greatly enjoy the benefits that PC gaming has to offer, and I wish him the best of luck with his streaming endeavors. Should you have any additional questions, let us know! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gamer_Rent ✭ July 2020 Thank you for all of this info!  The fully assembled gaming PC you mentioned (see quote)--I clicked on it and it says not available in either of my atlanta stores and I don't see any price or button to order it?? TSMichaelB said: Gamer_Rent said: So overall, he has a few options. With his increased budget, I would first have him check out a fully assembled gaming PC: https://www.microcenter.com/product/615138/powerspec-g162-gaming-desktop-pc.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Gamer_Rent ✭ July 2020 Not sure if we'll assemble ourselves or order the one, above but wanted to get all the details.  If we assemble ourselves, can we come into the store and get help? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 2020 Right now due the pandemic our walk in support area is closed, but you can text, call or chat with us. We help with custom builds all the time. Text is the easiest medium, just because you have the ability shoot us a picture of what you're asking about or a picture of the build to verify everything is installed correctly. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7K All Categories 1.1K The Blog 37 What's Trending 167 How to & Technical Guides 11 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 16 3D Printers 10 Maker 16 PC Build Guides 96 Reviews & Buying Guides 34 Build Showcase 17 Contests 39 Past Contests 1K The Community 1.8K General Discussion 84 New Members 127 Consumer Tech 42 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 78 Software 4 Audio/Visual 13 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 26 3D Printing 53 Retro Arcade/Gaming 86 All Other Tech 1.4K Store Information and Policy 52 Off Topic 6 Community Ideas & Feedback 114 Your Completed Builds 2.7K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 227 Graphics Cards 175 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 63 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 17 Monitors and Displays 30 Peripherals 10 All Other Parts 23 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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Here is my build Processor-  AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Motherboard-MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Ram- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory SSd- Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Gpu- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card Case-Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case Power supply-EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Monitor- LG 27GL650F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor I want to know if there is anything I can do to save money because I do not know if my cpu is as good as my gpu , because I will be running Call of duty and Fortnite mainly and I wanted to see if I can make anything better or do anything to save money. My budget is $1,250 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Please some one respond 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 The Ryzen 5 3600 is a good CPU and it can pair well with a 2070 Super, so don't worry too much about that. In terms of saving money, the easiest area would be on the case. There are cases you can get for about half the cost that will still work well like the Cooler Master NR600, Lian Li 205 and NZXT H510.  I would also recommend a 24" instead of a 27" monitor if you're going with 1080p for your resolution. Monitors should cost a little less at a smaller size and personally, I think for a 27" monitor 1080p isn't quite enough and text/images can get a little pixellated and blurry because the pixel density isn't quite there.  Otherwise it's a solid build all around.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Can it be any better for the budget anything you would change 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 I didn't notice it last night, but you chose DDR4-3200 for your RAM, I would recommend getting a kit of DDR4-3600 since that's the sweetspot for third generation Ryzen CPUs. Otherwise, the only other things I'd really change are what I already mentioned. The CPU, GPU, SSD, motherboard and power supply are all solid choices.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card  is this a good graphics card because I went a lot over my budget by choosing that gpu and was wodering if this was a good gpu fort the price around $250 or is there a better gpu for that price. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 For $250 the 1660 Super is the card to choose. The only other one near that price i'd recommend would be the RX 5600XT, however the 5600XT is closet to $280 so it's a little more expensive.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Is it the GIGABYTE Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC 6G (Rev. 2.0) Graphics Card, PCIe 4.0, 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6, GV-R56XTGAMING OC-6GD REV2.0 Video Card 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 and will the ryzen 5 3600 be paired with that gpu well or it won't be used to its full potential  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 And also is there a better motherboard or is that a good motherboard. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 The Ryzen 5 3600 will pair well with any GPU. You won't be "using its full potential" but that's not a bad thing, it means you'll be able to pair it with future GPU upgrades without having to also upgrade your CPU.  The motherboard you chose is one of the best B450 motherboards as far as I'm aware and is a good choice along with the 3600.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 in pcpartpicker it tells me that  The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled. What does that mean and also if the mother board is a problem in that would other motherboard would you recommend to get rid of this problem the price around $150   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 I think it is because of the storage because when I put the storage it brings up the error and when I take the storage off it says no error sorry to bother but I want to know how to fix this problem. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 It means if you're using an M.2 SSD and install it into that M.2 slot, two of the standard SATA ports on the motherboard will automatically be disabled because they're sharing lanes. It's not a problem, just how they're designed. You'll find this on pretty much every motherboard.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 So there will be no problems I can still be going with my build and everything will still be working. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 Correct, no problems there.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 If I put another mother board with the same ssd it does not give that error  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 That's perfectly fine. Some motherboards may specifically differentiate between SATA M.2 and NVMe M.2 drives and not disable some of the ports if it's an NVMe drive, but either way I don't think you'll run into any problems.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Thank you very much I do not know what I would do with out you is there any way or anything I can do to help you. and also the 1660 super graphics card is that good for call of duty or the rx 5600xt 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 I still have hard trouble finding a gpu that can run much more fps then a ps4 is and good ones you would recommend for $350 near  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2020 At around $350, I'd be looking for a 2060 Super. They will be near that price.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 What about near like $280 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 The regular The normal RTX 2060 and the RX 5600XT are going to be the GPUs to look at aroudn $280-300. All these GPUs should be able to run Call of Duty well at 1080p.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Is the  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card or the MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB GAMING X Video Card better 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 The 5600XT is more powerful than a 1660 Super 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Thank you very much TSTonyV you helped me so much once I order this last part I will be all the done thanks to you if there is any way I can help let me know. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ August 2020 Is this better then the 5600 XFX RX 5600 XT THICC II PRO 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 Any variant is of a certain GPU model is going to perform basically the same. One 5600XT isn't going to be that different from another, so if you're going with the 5600XT I'd just find the one that's the least expensive and check up on reviews to make sure it doesn't have some weird model-specific flaw that affects a lot of people.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tigran_62 ✭ September 2020 I made my pc it is working well still getting used to it but its good, so thanks for helping me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Of course! 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Under GPU Switch, select between MSHYBRID (Microsoft hybrid Graphics Mode) and DISCRETE (Discrete Graphics Mode). MSHYBRID will automatically switch between the integrated and GTX 1070 when necessary, while the DISCRETE mode will force the system to use the GTX 1070 for all applications. MSHYBRID is the default graphics mode. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article SLI and Crossfire Frequently Asked Questions - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker SLI and Crossfire Frequently Asked Questions - Micro Center Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about SLI and Crossfire at Micro Center: Q: What are SLI and Crossfire? A: SLI and Crossfire are technologies that allow you to use multiple graphics cards (GPU’s) to enhance the display performance of one or more monitors. Q: What’s the difference between SLI and Crossfire? A: While there are a few differences between SLI and Crossfire, the main thing to know is that SLI is NVIDIA and Crossfire is AMD.   Q: Can I SLI or Crossfire with 2 different GPU’s? A: No, all the GPU’s in your SLI or Crossfire configuration must be the same. For example, a NVIDIA GTX 1070 can only SLI with another NVIDIA GTX 1070.   Q: Can I have more than 2 GPU’s in SLI or Crossfire? A: Yes. You can have as many as 4 GPU’s in SLI or Crossfire if your motherboard and processor can support them. Three and four -way configurations can add a lot of rendering power for 3D applications. Video Games will see some improvement with 3-way SLI over 2-way but will not benefit from 3-way Crossfire.   Q: How can I tell if my motherboard supports SLI/Crossfire? A: Some boards will show support for SLI, Crossfire, or “multiple GPU’s” on the box, but the best way to tell is to check the manufacturer’s website.   Q: How many displays can I run in SLI/Crossfire? A: SLI and Crossfire will support a maximum of 2 monitors, however you can add additional monitors by installing GPU’s that are not part of your SLI/Crossfire configuration. These additional GPU’s must be different from the GPU’s in you SLI/Crossfire configuration. For example, if you have 2 GTX 1070 cards in SLI, you can support additional monitors on a GTX 980, but not another 1070. Q: Do I need special hardware for SLI or Crossfire? A: SLI requires an SLI Bridge, which directly connects the GPU’s to each other. AMD Crossfire does not require any extra hardware.   Q: What is Alternate Frame Rendering(AFR)? A: AFR is when frame rendering is cycled through multiple GPU’s. If you have 2-way SLI or Crossfire, each card would render every other frame (only odd or even) letting the other card handle the rest. This gives the card twice as much time to render and can help prevent tearing, stuttering, or blurring especially when there’s a lot of motion.   Q: What is Split Frame Rendering? A: Split Frame Rendering is when 2 or more cards are used to render part of each frame. This allows for sharper images at extremely high resolutions but is less advantageous when there’s a lot of motion as it can increase tearing.   Q: What is Antialiasing? A: Antialiasing is any of a few techniques used to smooth out jagged diagonal lines. Jagged lines (aliasing) occur because square pixels cannot create smooth curves. At higher resolutions this effect is easily masked, but at lower resolutions your GPU may have to disguise the jagged lines by adding shading effects to blend the lines. 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