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Community Article The Shiva build - Micro Center Build — Micro Center The Shiva build - Micro Center Build System admin September 18 edited September 18 in Your Completed Builds The Shiva build - Micro Center Build Hello! This is my MSI build. The rig was built back in 2018 after my brother had bought a CyberPower prebuild and showed me the power of a gaming PC firsthand as I had been a console gamer my whole life. I built this rig solely for gaming and some of the Read the full story here 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Collin ✭ September 18 Didn’t expect to win but damn I’m a 2018 graduate had very little money to spend on a pc out of high school, I built this from the ground with 0 outside help besides a bit of gpu preference from my brother. Anybody who looks at the sum of these parts knows that a lot of work when into this build specifically the individual parts chosen for the build. Ryzens just came out, I had zero experience and still went in, disabled cstates and cool and quiet, manually oced my processor among other things. BEFORE this stuff was common knowledge. I set the preground for my brother to then go and build his AM4. A 1660 super pushing 200 FPS uncapped gsyncsd and 2K resolution on my brand new Samsung g7(that I’ll be returning due to gaync flicker). 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Collin ✭ September 18 Squad runs 100 FPS UlTRA everything SCENAMATIC affects with ZERO hitch, ZERO tearing. I’d say I did a swell job. Just didn’t realize this contest was about who had money to spend and not actual build quality. I custom loop sounds nice yes, although this is my first build, also not something I’m all too worried about as I actually care that my pc runs properly before doing a bunch of aesthetics just to make things harder. Where are the bdyes?? I built this a month after the first bdyes hit the line so there’s no excuse for a $4000 rig rocking cl16 sticks 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Collin ✭ September 18 Anyways thanks for choosing builds that are just way out of the realm of possibility for me, I’ll remember that microcenter 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Still eligible for 5% off? — Micro Center Still eligible for 5% off? sm0ral ✭ July 27 edited July 27 in Customer Service Questions Hello! I opened an Insider card in 2018 to buy a new laptop for my son. I chose the no interest part and have successfully paid that off. However, I am looking into purchasing an item in store and was wondering if I can still get the 5% off with my purchase using the Insider card? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin July 27 Hello @sm0ral! Welcome to the Community.  We are still running the 5% off promotion with the Insider Card.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article ICED - Micro Center Build — Micro Center ICED - Micro Center Build System admin July 8 edited July 8 in Your Completed Builds ICED - Micro Center Build this is/was my first ever build I've ever done (late 2018) considering that i had NO idea what computer parts were what and how to even assemble a PC was beyond me. I've been using this build to game, stream online, and do art work (i actually made a Read the full story here 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments mmiller2 admin July 8 Great build! What CPU and GPU are you thinking to upgrade to in the future? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Overcharged and double charged — Micro Center Overcharged and double charged StandardJoe ✭ November 15 in Customer Service Questions I was going through some receipts and I noticed a few things. First, on 9/29/20 I purchased an Intel i9 10850k. It was $399.99, but I got charged 449.99. Second, on 3/25/18 I was charged twice for the Mastercase Pro 5.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 16 Hello, @StandardJoe! I was able to find the purchase you are referring to, and I confirmed that $449.99 was the price of the Intel i9 10850k at that time (9/29/20). I was also able to find the transaction where you were charged twice for the MasterCase Pro 5, and I do see that we processed a refund at that time. (03/25/2018 05:26 PM) I hope this information helps! Please let me know if there is any further info I can provide. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter StandardJoe ✭ November 16 Ok thank you for the help 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article 3D printer won't startup — Micro Center 3D printer won't startup zellmanfamily ✭ August 6 in Customer Service Questions I purchased my 3D printer a while back and cant find the receipt, or remember if I purchased the additional coverage for it or not.  It won't boot and I would like to check out my options if I can bring it in for repair or exchange. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 6 I looked up your email address and found a purchase for a Flashforge 3D printer from back in October 2018. I don't see a warranty with us on it so unfortunately we wouldn't be able to do anything as far as repairs are concerned. I would recommend reaching out to Flashforge directly to see if they can offer any assistance.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter zellmanfamily ✭ August 6 Thank you for your response.  I will look into other options.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin August 6 Please elaborate on what the printer is doing when you say that it won't boot. Is it showing you a splash screen but just hangs indefinitely? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts for CAD Workstation — Micro Center Need Help Choosing Parts for CAD Workstation Jsoap14 ✭ August 18 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, I am new to the PC building community and could really use some help. I am looking to build a PC for running SolidWorks 2020 for smaller assemblies (less than 500 parts) and eventually some 3D printing. I am not familiar enough with PC components to be comfortable choosing parts with no guidance, I've put together a list of some components I have seen in other builds, but I am not sure whether or not they would meet my needs. I would like to stay under $1000 but could go above if beneficial in the long run. If anyone could help selecting components I would greatly appreciate it! Please also let me know if I should totally scrap this list and start over, I am open to anything! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=12230594-f19e-4cf5-8ad9-991c49480e2b 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin August 18 Greetings @Jsoap14 Your system looks fine overall, but keep in mind SolidWorks is a beast and generally benefits heavily from workstation cards. It'll run  on a gaming card, but not great. So I would stretch your budget to accomodate this. If a workstation card (Quadro, Radeon WX Pro) isn't possible, I'd gamble on an EVGA RTX 2060 KO Ultra. Check it with GPU-Z and look at the core. If you win you'll get one with a TU104 core and you should see higher performance in workstation applications like this than a 2060 should really be providing. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jsoap14 ✭ August 18 edited August 18 @TSMikeW Thank you for your response! I think I am going to end up starting over totally because quite honestly I’m not sure what I’m getting myself in to. I’m thinking of going with the intel i5-10600k due to the clock speed, which from what I understand, It will be useful to have the higher clock speed rather than a high number of cores since Solidworks runs single core for all reubuilds and whatnot (please correct me if I’m wrong on that). But from there on I am not sure where to start as far as finding out what motherboard to use as well as which graphics card.. I would definitely like to go with a workstation card if it will help me out, but I’m not sure which one. Like I said before, I won’t be doing any crazy assemblies or anything, they will likely be under 100 parts in all, I want to build a PC that will run everything smoothly but I also don’t want to over do it to the point where there is a ton of unused power. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin August 18 @Jsoap14 Allow me to link you to some SolidWorks specific benchmarks Puget Systems has done, that should help you. CPU: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/SOLIDWORKS-2020-SP1-CPU-Performance-1681/ GPU: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/SOLIDWORKS-2020-SP1-GPU-Performance-1682/ 2018: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/SOLIDWORKS-2018-GPU-Comparison-What-Is-the-Meaning-of-This-1112/ I linked the last one because they compare it to a 1080 Ti. It'll show you the fall off between a consumer card and a workstation card. We can't guarantee the accuracy here since it's from a third party. From my experience with SolidWorks, mainly building systems to run it, this appears very accurate to me. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jsoap14 ✭ August 18 @TSMikeW Great, thank you so much! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article SSD failure, Powerspec 1510 / Samsung 960 EVO 250GB — Micro Center SSD failure, Powerspec 1510 / Samsung 960 EVO 250GB JRThoreau ✭ September 4 in Customer Service Questions Windows would not boot from/recognize SSD. Reseating on the MB did not solve the problem. Moved to an external enclosure which temporarily fixed the problem after running system restore. Windows begins to freeze/crash regularly, reseating SSD in enclosure temporarily solved the problem until now. Currently SSD is completely undetected, tried attaching to another computer to check. Tried Samsung Magician software, it detects the enclosure but says there is no Media. Is this drive just dead, is there anyway to recover data from it. Will replacing with a new drive solve my problem or is it possible there is something wrong on the MB that fried this drive in the first place. Pretty sure its no longer under microcenter warranty, but is there as Samsung warranty that still applies? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin September 4 Hello @JRThoreau, welcome to the Micro Center Community! The drive is starting to sound dead, can you connecting it to another computer so we can confirm that another computer is unable to see it.  It may be possible to recover the data from it however it would start with a memory diagnostic to see if it is even possible.   Unfortunately, with prebuilts like this, there is no manufacturer warranty on the parts.  They would be covered by the manufacturer warranty of the people who prebuilt it and I was able to view your purchase history with your email.  Unfortunately, it is out of the manufacturer warranty as it was purchased in 2018.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Plan for a future build: — Micro Center Plan for a future build: AspiringBuilder1 ✭ October 15 in Help Choosing Parts Currently, I own a PC that was built for me as a Christmas Gift, but it contains parts that are currently past their time. Which didn't become obvious until I started playing newer games like Conan Exiles which was made in 2018. Which contains the following parts: AMD FX-8350 Processor (Made in 2012) GTX 750TI (Made in 2013) MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard (Made in 2011) 32GB DDR3 RAM (Don't know the brand) 250GB HDD (Don't know the brand) I also store my games on an External WD SSD 1TB The budget I am trying to go for is between $1800 - $2000, which I hope to make enough money for in the summer when I go back to work. I need to know if the parts that I picked in the PC builder are a good choice (I also wanted to see about getting a 2080TI or a 3070 instead of that 2070 Super) and will get my money's worth. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=8a67489a-c294-4e96-a8a5-f177fd4441d2 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSKevinG admin October 15 Good afternoon @AspiringBuilder1 Looking over the build you have here, these parts should work good for the system.  depending on when you are able to build the system  there may be some newer parts available.  You mention the 3070 graphics which will be coming out later this month.  Also AMD next generation of processors is also launching in the beginning of November so once you are able to build a system you may want to take a look at some of the new parts, that way you would not have to upgrade it as soon. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AspiringBuilder1 ✭ October 15 Will the new 5th Gen Ryzen CPUs be seeing a slight increase in price, or will they be the same as the previous version.? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin October 15 The 5000 Series Processors will be priced higher than their previous versions but you may see price decreases of current 3rd Gen Ryzen as well.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article XBox One bundle "out of warranty" though purchased brand new 6 months ago — Micro Center XBox One bundle "out of warranty" though purchased brand new 6 months ago coqui3L ✭ April 24 edited April 25 in Customer Service Questions Hi MicroCenter. I need your help. My XBox One controller is malfunctioning and it’s been only 6 months since I purchased the bundle brand new from your Yonkers Store on 10/2/2019 (order reference# [removed]). I tried yesterday to do a warranty claim at XBox.com but the website showed that it's "out of warranty".  Within 10 minutes after, I spoke over the phone with XBox "Hardware Department" representative Katherine (ID# 1833043) in Texas; I explained that I purchased this bundle brand new from your store, that I had the purchase receipt at hand and that I was willing to provide at that instant the receipt to them by email, fax, etc.; the representative said that their system showed that this XBox was previously sold/used around 11/1/2018 so that it’s warranty expired 11/10/2019; that she was unable to edit the purchase date with the purchase receipt unless MicroCenter was a “trusted store”; that MC did not appear on the list of “trusted store”; she said that I would have to rectify this with MicroCenter; she offered to have me bring in MicroCenter on a 3-way call to try to resolve this and so I immediately called MC 2x at (914)595-3020 and both times we got the automated recording that the center was closed at the moment for cleaning; before she hung up, she said I needed to rectify this with MicroCenter. Pls. advise. Tks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin April 25 Hello @coqui3L! Welcome to the Community. I've removed the reference number from post for privacy reasons and I'll be opening up a ticket to follow up with you on this via email. That was definitely a new product so there shouldn't be any warranty issues, however we will likely have to follow up with the store on this to figure out a solution.  Please check your email and respond to me through that channel so we can get this moving! 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter coqui3L ✭ May 7 Hi Tony.  I'm returning here to report that the problem was fully resolved to my satisfaction.  Thank you for your prompt assistance. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin May 7 Great! I'm glad it got sorted out, please reach out again if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article RTX 2060 Super showing up as only 4095MB in SPECCY — Micro Center RTX 2060 Super showing up as only 4095MB in SPECCY locotumbler ✭ July 24 in Graphics Cards Is this a driver issue? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers TSMikeW admin July 24 Known issue with Speccy, it's a dated program at this point. Check Nvidia System Information tab or run GPU-Z and you'll see the correct amount of VRAM. Speccy also has problems with Ryzen CPU's, I've seen it report temperatures 60c higher than what the processor is actually running at. Latest release is from May of 2018. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 24 edited July 24 This is probably a reporting issue with the software. Have you tried checking with any other monitoring programs? I'm not a big fan of Speccy as I've seen it misreport information at times, specifically with Ryzen CPUs, but I've heard of other instances where it can misreport the amount of VRAM you have available.  Open up Task Manager and check under performance and see how much VRAM it reports you have. You can also check with MSI afterburner or my pressing Windows + R and running DxDiag then checking the display tabs (I think) 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter locotumbler ✭ July 24 It showed up correctly with GPU-z.  Should the nameplate light up? A lot of the builds I've seen show the nameplate on the GPU lit up 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 24 Depends on your particular card. Some GPUs will have them lit, some may not. Which specific model did you get? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter locotumbler ✭ July 25 https://www.microcenter.com/product/622913/asus-dual-evo-v2-geforce-rtx-2060-super-dual-fan-overclocked-8gb-gddr6-pcie-30-graphics-card 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin July 25 I just see a printed logo on the side for the manufacturer name and card logo. There is a Strix power LED strip next to it, but there's no way to change the color pattern. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter locotumbler ✭ July 26 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin July 26 Just printed, no LED. I believe there are two revisions of this card and one had a slim power LED on the side. Neither had a lighted logo. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Help! Grey Screen Game Crashes / Idle Screen won't turn back on — Micro Center Help! Grey Screen Game Crashes / Idle Screen won't turn back on Hecmanstar ✭ April 20 in Technical Support Questions Hello, I got my computer a couple years ago. Not sure the exact year, but I bought it from Micro Center many years ago. With their guidance and help, I put it together. Cool times. Anyway, I get to the point. I having problems with my old computer and I need some guidance and help again.  There main two issues with my computer. One, all games crash a few moments after I launch them. Not sure what is going on. Games crash into a grey screen and my computer restarts. I tried updating the graphics card software and turning off the antivirus. It does not work.  Two, when the computer goes into power saving mode and turns off the monitor, it stays off. I can't get it to turn back on unless I restart the computer.  I was thinking of doing a C drive reformat. Or upgrade my hardware. What are your thoughts please? I need help! 32 gigs ram windows 10 home edition 64 bit intel core i7-2600k cpu @ 3.4ghz, 3401 Mhz, 4 cores, 8 logical processors Asustek motherboard, Sobertooth P67 rev 1.xx Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti, Msi Twin Frozr 2 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin April 20 Hello @Hecmanstar! Welcome to the Community.  Reformatting your C: drive would certainly be a good option to explore, as it would rule out any software issues. The only caveat is that the hardware in your system is fairly old. The most recent driver update available from Nvidia is from March 2018, and the motherboard drivers are even older.  Did you get any recent Windows updates and did the issue start after those? If so, I'd recommend a system restore. There's a chance the problem is actually a compatibility issue with whatever Windows 10 revision you're on.  Otherwise, I would try doing a clean uninstall of your video drivers using DDU: https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html You'll need to boot into Safe Mode to run this tool, but it will do a clean uninstall of any video drivers on the system including any background files that would normally be leftover from a standard uninstall. Run this, then redownload your video card drivers. If that doesn't work, I'd try that reformat, and if that doesn't fix it either, I'd say we're looking at a hardware problem.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Racing Sim Setups! Let's see them! — Micro Center Racing Sim Setups! Let's see them! AlexS admin April 9 edited April 9 in Gamers Greetings all! I'm fairly new to the racing sim scene (recently started playing F1 2018/2019) and I've been interested to see different racer setups!  I recently decided to go with a Logitech G920 Driving Force w/ pedals and I have to say, I'm definitely hooked on racing now.  I'm trying to get more and more hours in before I decide to invest in a Racing Rig to mount my wheel and pedals on, but if you have suggestions or photos of your rig, I'd love to see them!   Let's race sometime!  I'll try to get photos of my current setup tomorrow!  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Ian admin April 9 No pictures but I have a https://www.microcenter.com/product/480793/samsung-c49hg90-49-dfhd-144hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-curved-led-gaming-monitor specifically for racing on. I use https://www.microcenter.com/product/468722/thrustmaster-t300-rs-gt-edition for the wheel and I have had it for ~5 years without issue. Changed the pedals to Fanatec CSL Elites about 2 years ago and I hope Micro Center starts to carry more Fanatec items as they are top notch. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter mmiller2 admin April 14  @TS_AlexS @TSIanL Have you seen Austin Evan's latest video with us? He gets an awesome racing set up  Ken wasn't so lucky this time... 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin April 14 Oh my, I think I fall into the in-between category for broke vs pro here... 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 15 @TSIanL you have a $900-$1000 something monitor...  you're not even close to the broke line. loool. My current entry level racing setup runs about $400 if you don't include the computers/monitors that I already had.  Coming from someone who mainly played FPS games, the wheel/pedals (Logitech G920) and stand (NextLevel Wheel Stand - Lite) was what I'd consider fairly budget, but you get pretty great quality.  If I log in 1000+ hours, I'll probably transition over to a Thrustmaster setup.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 16 Totally blurred out the background so you don't have to see the initial mess of wires but this is the initial setup I had for the Logitech G920 and NextLevelRacing Wheel Stand - Lite.  I plan on creating another post with the current setup I have for F1 2019 racing with the mount adjusted and positioned.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 19 Hey everyone!  Formula1 is streaming their virtual China Grand Prix event at https://www.twitch.tv/formula1 featuring REAL F1 drivers!!!  Tune in 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 19 Anyone participating in the weekly event for the Chinese Grand Prix on F1 2019?  I just placed P5 and I'm in the top 15% of 6000 racers so far   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Need Help Choosing Parts gms2257 ✭ August 16 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=d32f6191-6a02-485b-b833-1171b138e304 I will be having microcenter build this for me and I'm open to any advice or configuration since I basically built this off of what some others have suggested on various forums. Thank You!   Below is what I need the machine for. I'm a full-time stock trader and I put very heavy loads on my machine with multiple trading platforms, running other multiple programs, and a screen capture recording my screens during market hours. I’m a very heavy multitasker and put heavy loads on my machine. I will NOT be using this PC for any gaming. It’s strictly a work PC for heavy multitasking and stock market trading. · If this helps the trading programs I use are Think or Swim, Scanz, Stocks To Trade, and Etrade Pro. · I’m looking for a substantial, noticeable difference to my current build from April 2014 below. Currently, I experience jitteriness and lagging even after a clean install of Windows. · 2014 Current Build: Falcon F-52X F-52 Cases: The Atlas with superior cooling F-52 CPU/Processor: Artic Storm Air Cooled quiet cooling on i7-4820K Intel 4-Core CPU @ 4.2GHz Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (max 16GB memory) Memory: 16GB DDR3 Memory F-52 Power Supply: Standard Duty 650W Power Supply Monitor Connections: 4 Monitors Supported -MaxView 630 display (2 video cards) OS Drive: 250GB Samsung 840 EVO 81,500iops & 530MB/sec Additional Drive(s): 1TB Standard Duty hard drive for daily backups 2018 Upgrade: AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100 2GB GDDR5 PCIE 1XDP 2XMDP 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Ian admin August 17 Greetings. Looking over your parts list and looking up what other users say about this for trading, I would say that will be basically a top of the line machine for that purpose. How many monitors do you run or plan on running?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 17 Thanks for the info. I have 2 monitors. Do you think this is a good build for heavy multitasking as well? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin August 18 Greetings @gms2257 Build looks good all around, it's certainly a step up in performance.  Main question would be about the monitors and the video card you selected. Whether it's going to handle that for you. You'll be able to do 4 1080P monitors on the 1650, you will need to daisy chain one or use an MST hub. Are you planning to keep the Radeon Pro WX 2100 in this new system to drive one or more monitors? If not keep in mind you can do that. Regarding multitasking, I'll be blunt. You're buying a 16 core, 32 thread CPU. Yes. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 19 Great. Thanks. I currently only use 2 monitors and they are not 4K. I had a 4K monitor hooked up to my pc in addition to the other 2 monitors and I didn't like it. The 4K was just too small and gave me a headache. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Custom PC Randomly Restarts With Limited Information in the Event Viewer — Micro Center Custom PC Randomly Restarts With Limited Information in the Event Viewer ToroMessesUp Springfield, OR ✭ August 24 in Technical Support Questions Hi everyone! 🙋‍♂️ My name is Todd (aka Toro).  I'm new around here 😅 (I plan on going over to the "New Members" section after this to formally introduce myself.) I'm having a serious problem with my PC build.  This was my first build (SO fun!), and it's lasted about one year with little to no issues.  Its main use is as a single PC gaming/streaming setup.  Within the last 6 months or so, it began randomly restarting itself.  This only happened once every 3-4 weeks or so.  But, lately it's been happening more frequently (about 2-3 times a week).  And, it happens under a variety of circumstances.  Sometimes, it's under heavy load gaming/streaming.  Other times, it's while I'm simply browsing the internet. I was introduced to the Event Viewer by some local PC building friends of mine as a way of getting information about why the system restarts itself.  But, as far as I can tell, there's nothing worth noting in there when it happens.  And, I don't get any error message or BSOD either when it happens. Anyone have any ideas of what it could be?  Or, at least, where to start troubleshooting? PC Specs: CPU - AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition Motherboard - Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE Memory - GeIL EVO SPEAR 16GB SSD - ADATA Ultimate SU650 960GB HDD - Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB Video Card - GIGABYTE Geforce RTX 2060 Case - Phanteks Eclipse P300 Power Supply - CORSAIR CX Series™ CX750M 750W Case Fans - CORSAIR Air Series™ AF120 LED (2018) White 120mm Fan Triple Pack 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 24 The first thing I'd check would be CPU and GPU thermals. Shut downs like this can be caused by overheating and it's easy to check your temperatures by running a monitoring program like CoreTemp or Ryzen Master.  As a rule I'd also redownload your motherboard drivers, and do a clean reinstall of your video card drivers using DDU.  RAM related issues will typically cause a BSOD, but it may be worth running the Windows Memory Diagnostic or Memtest86 to scan for hardware issues with your memory.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter ToroMessesUp Springfield, OR ✭ August 24 TSTonyV said: The first thing I'd check would be CPU and GPU thermals. Shut downs like this can be caused by overheating and it's easy to check your temperatures by running a monitoring program like CoreTemp or Ryzen Master.  As a rule I'd also redownload your motherboard drivers, and do a clean reinstall of your video card drivers using DDU.  RAM related issues will typically cause a BSOD, but it may be worth running the Windows Memory Diagnostic or Memtest86 to scan for hardware issues with your memory.  I'm sorry, I should've included that in the original post! I just ran Heaven Benchmark on max settings yesterday for about 15 minutes to see if temps showed anything concerning.  But, it ran like a champ! Temps stays well within safe levels. Also, I've redownloaded mobo drivers and updated BIOS.  And, I always do a clean install for any new video card drivers. Memtest also came back clear 😓 Thank you for responding to my thread! If you think of anything else, don't hesitate to include other ideas! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 24 Alright. Have you done anything as far as rebuilding the PC? I've had issues kind of like this before and fixed them by re-doing power connections, reseating RAM, video card, etc... It may be worth it to do a reset/refresh or clean reinstall of Windows if all else fails.  Do you have any other components available that you can switch in and out? If this is a hardware related issue, my first instinct would probably be power supply, though it's hard to say for sure.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Warranty coverage inquiry — Micro Center Warranty coverage inquiry System admin April 22 in Customer Service Questions This discussion was created from comments split from: Can I return a product that is defective?. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments KGS ✭ April 22 I bought a Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARBG MT on December 23 2020.  This week 1 of the lower fans stopped spinning. According to Thermaltake, it is warrantied for between 2-3 years, but I have to take it back to where purchased.  Can someone verify that it is covered?  Is Micro Center open?  do I wait for Covid-19 to bring it in? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSAustinM admin April 22 Hello @KGS, thank you for joining the community! The Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case, has a 3yr parts and labor warranty with Thermaltake. Here is a link for the product, https://www.microcenter.com/product/601926/thermaltake-level-20-mt-argb-atx-mid-tower-computer-case---black which if you select warranty and support, you will the information that we provide. If there was no Micro Center protection or replacement plan bought at the time of purchase, then it would be through Thermaltake since it is past the 30 day return policy and we would have to refer to the manufacturer.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin April 22 Hello @KGS! Welcome to the Community. I split your comment off into its own thread so we can keep better track of it.  Computer cases have a 30-day return period, and once it's outside that the manufacturer should be covering it if anything fails. We aren't a warranty provider for Thermaltake so I'm not sure why they're telling you to take it back to us to be honest. Managers at the store can sometimes make exceptions for an extended return, but it's at their discretion and you'd have to speak to one of them directly. I would recommend contacting Thermaltake again. Micro Center is open. You can read about our updated hours and policies related to COVID-19 here: https://www.microcenter.com/site/customer-support/coronavirus-response.aspx 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter coqui3L ✭ April 24 Hi MicroCenter. I need your help. My XBox One controller is malfunctioning and it’s been only 6 months since I purchased the bundle brand new from your Yonkers Store on 10/2/2019 (order reference# 105-PO-2668624). I tried yesterday to do a warranty claim at XBox.com but the website showed that it's "out of warranty".  Within 10 minutes after, I spoke over the phone with XBox "Hardware Department" representative Katherine (ID# 1833043) in Texas; I explained that I purchased this bundle brand new from your store, that I had the purchase receipt at hand and that I was willing to provide at that instant the receipt to them by email, fax, etc.; the representative said that their system showed that this XBox was previously sold/used around 11/1/2018 so that it’s warranty expired 11/10/2019; that she was unable to edit the purchase date with the purchase receipt unless MicroCenter was a “trusted store”; that MC did not appear on the list of “trusted store”; she said that I would have to rectify this with MicroCenter; she offered to have me bring in MicroCenter on a 3-way call to try to resolve this and so I immediately called MC 2x at (914)595-3020 and both times we got the automated recording that the center was closed at the moment for cleaning; before she hung up, she said I needed to rectify this with MicroCenter. Pls. advise. Tks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TS_BryantA admin April 24 @coqui3L Good afternoon! I'm sorry to hear about the issue claiming your warranty for this purchase. After review of your receipt we show that this purchase in October of last year show that this was a new purchase. You will be receiving an email directly from me here within the next few minutes regarding this issue to request additional contact information, and I will be happy to forward this to my management team to assist.  Your ticket number for this is 2202442. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Paul_H_STL ✭ April 27 edited April 28 I would like to ask about the warranty for a product I purchased on June 3, 2019, a Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX570 graphics card that failed on April 25, 2020.  The order number is 095-PO-3840041 . I have checked the product description on Microcenter's site was well as the the manufacturer's site and neither lists the length of warranty for this graphics card. On the manufacturer's site, it states that all warranties will need to begin at the place of purchase. I am not sure of the warranty length, if any, on this product ,but I would expect it to last longer than 10 months. Any help is appreciated. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TS_BryantA admin April 28 @Paul_H_STL Good morning and welcome to the Micro Center Community! Thank you for your question regarding this card. Upon review all other information found on their other Graphics Cards show a 1 year warranty. For this card this should match those warranties through Sapphire and is still covered through the Manufacturer Warranty. For this issue I would contact Sapphire directly using the following link, and they will be happy to assist with this warranty claim. https://www.sapphiretech.com/en/contact-us 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Paul_H_STL ✭ May 1 I have contacted the company and I am waiting on the RMA to be approved. Thank you for your assistance. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Web Page Micro Center Safe Shopping Promise Shop with safety and security. We're concerned about privacy such as information provided by you or otherwise collected by us and how it may or may not be used by us as outlined in our privacy policy. This page provides information on cookies, encryption, email, and VeriSign Authentic Site. Community Article Can I speak with a Manager or Sales Associate in the store? — Micro Center Can I speak with a Manager or Sales Associate in the store? ryau admin March 30 edited November 4 in Customer Service Questions If you need to work with a manager or store associate directly, we recommend that you visit your local store so you can speak with them in person. You may also email them at the email address listed on the business card they provided.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments janks ✭ April 2 I want to buy a laptop.  Can I make an appointment for advice and purchase? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin April 9 janks said: I want to buy a laptop.  Can I make an appointment for advice and purchase? There is no appointment needed to come in and work with a salesperson. All Micro Center stores are open to assist customers.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jimbe12 ✭ April 13 Hey Ryau, hope you are well and safe in this bizzare time.  I searched on  the question and comment section  for an answer to my question but didn't see any answers and  the search engine came up w/No results.    My question is How do I Transfer  files from one computer to another and keep the original information in them ? I  I have an HP Pavilion G series with Windows 7 and I'm playing Russian Rulette with that situation; and I  Have a Dell Latitude E6430 LT with Windows 10.  I have files and some programs in the HP Pavilion I want to  to move to the Dell but want to keep them in working condition while doing it. It sounds complicated but I don't want to do it unless they can be used on the other L-top.    I read with files there are Turn On Network Discovery settings for secured location or Turn off Network Discovery settings for public folders. I'd like to know what, if any, is the best way to save them and the program Meta Data-the folders with all the program's function aspects in them in operative mode.   The programs I use are:-One is Corel Paint Shop and another-Photo Shop CS6. I spoke to Debra,I think, @ the Knowledge Center in Yonkers in early March about getting the Windows 7 Lp-top wiped and  window 10 installed on it there @ Micro C. so I can still use it.  But I did read that it's better to start out with a new version of W-10 for better functionality, Not  sure. But if you can help me out with this, I'd appreciate it.  Be well, Jimbe'  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Kelvin ✭ April 13 I purchased an Inland Premium 1TB m.2 pcie SSD back in October of 2019 from you guys. After specifically asking an employee which one is necessary for my Macbook Air it seems I was recommended the wrong item, Now it was not until recently that I got a chance to try and insert the ssd to find out that it was an incorrect fit. Being that I still have the receipt and the ssd is in mint condition, what will be the best case scenario as for the possibilities of an exchange for the correct edition that is suitable for my MacBook Air? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin April 13 Jimbe12 said: Hey Ryau, hope you are well and safe in this bizzare time.  I searched on  the question and comment section  for an answer to my question but didn't see any answers and  the search engine came up w/No results.    My question is How do I Transfer  files from one computer to another and keep the original information in them ? I  I have an HP Pavilion G series with Windows 7 and I'm playing Russian Rulette with that situation; and I  Have a Dell Latitude E6430 LT with Windows 10.  I have files and some programs in the HP Pavilion I want to  to move to the Dell but want to keep them in working condition while doing it. It sounds complicated but I don't want to do it unless they can be used on the other L-top.    I read with files there are Turn On Network Discovery settings for secured location or Turn off Network Discovery settings for public folders. I'd like to know what, if any, is the best way to save them and the program Meta Data-the folders with all the program's function aspects in them in operative mode.   The programs I use are:-One is Corel Paint Shop and another-Photo Shop CS6. I spoke to Debra,I think, @ the Knowledge Center in Yonkers in early March about getting the Windows 7 Lp-top wiped and  window 10 installed on it there @ Micro C. so I can still use it.  But I did read that it's better to start out with a new version of W-10 for better functionality, Not  sure. But if you can help me out with this, I'd appreciate it.  Be well, Jimbe'  Greetings. There is not an official Microsoft software / process for transferring programs between two different computers between operating systems - typically you will need to install the programs again from the manufacturer's website / disks etc. for the programs to your new PC. You can try using third party software such as EaseUS: https://www.easeus.com/pc-transfer/copy-installed-software.html but it is not something we would provide troubleshooting on as it is not a software we provide support for / sell at Micro Center.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin April 13 Kelvin said: I purchased an Inland Premium 1TB m.2 pcie SSD back in October of 2019 from you guys. After specifically asking an employee which one is necessary for my Macbook Air it seems I was recommended the wrong item, Now it was not until recently that I got a chance to try and insert the ssd to find out that it was an incorrect fit. Being that I still have the receipt and the ssd is in mint condition, what will be the best case scenario as for the possibilities of an exchange for the correct edition that is suitable for my MacBook Air? Greetings. We can look into this further for you but we believe it would be best if you could text/chat to us about this situation in case we obtain personal information about your purchase and do not wish to put this on a public forum - if you text our tech support number at 614-850-3670 we can assist you better with this matter. Thank you!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Kdan8 ✭ April 13 Hi, I have a 2018 MacBook Pro with an LCD screen issue, and was referred to you by Apple Support. I’m in an extreme emergency work situation - I am a mental health professional needing to provide services and resources to my clients (suicide, domestic abuse, anxiety, etc. due to COVID.) Apple Support recommended you and believes the issue is with the LCD screen. When is the soonest I could bring it in for servicing? I’m sure you are all extremely busy. I’ve called and emailed, but I’m reaching out via this forum method, too - Not sure which one is quicker. Please let me know. Thank you so much.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin April 14 Kdan8 said: Hi, I have a 2018 MacBook Pro with an LCD screen issue, and was referred to you by Apple Support. I’m in an extreme emergency work situation - I am a mental health professional needing to provide services and resources to my clients (suicide, domestic abuse, anxiety, etc. due to COVID.) Apple Support recommended you and believes the issue is with the LCD screen. When is the soonest I could bring it in for servicing? I’m sure you are all extremely busy. I’ve called and emailed, but I’m reaching out via this forum method, too - Not sure which one is quicker. Please let me know. Thank you so much.  Greetings, all of our Micro Center stores are open for repair services. Our forum/community is not located within a store, but it can be brought by at any time we are open, no appointment needed. They will provide a repair estimate directly at your local Micro Center.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter francisco ✭ April 15 Good after noon I purchased a video card online  around 5 am this morning i must have clicked on the wrong card i had 3 that i was comparing so it was probably my fault but it is not the card i want how do i go about getting the one i do want no one answers the phone in the Patterson NJ store 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSAustinM admin April 15 francisco said: Good after noon I purchased a video card online  around 5 am this morning i must have clicked on the wrong card i had 3 that i was comparing so it was probably my fault but it is not the card i want how do i go about getting the one i do want no one answers the phone in the Patterson NJ store We would be able to take a look at this over the phone/text at 614-850-3675 or you can reach us via our chat system on the site. We will need the order number or the email used to place the order to be able to look into this for you.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSKyleH admin May 11 Jimbe12 said: Hey Ryau, hope you are well and safe in this bizzare time.  I searched on  the question and comment section  for an answer to my question but didn't see any answers and  the search engine came up w/No results.    My question is How do I Transfer  files from one computer to another and keep the original information in them ? I  I have an HP Pavilion G series with Windows 7 and I'm playing Russian Rulette with that situation; and I  Have a Dell Latitude E6430 LT with Windows 10.  I have files and some programs in the HP Pavilion I want to  to move to the Dell but want to keep them in working condition while doing it. It sounds complicated but I don't want to do it unless they can be used on the other L-top.    I read with files there are Turn On Network Discovery settings for secured location or Turn off Network Discovery settings for public folders. I'd like to know what, if any, is the best way to save them and the program Meta Data-the folders with all the program's function aspects in them in operative mode.   The programs I use are:-One is Corel Paint Shop and another-Photo Shop CS6. I spoke to Debra,I think, @ the Knowledge Center in Yonkers in early March about getting the Windows 7 Lp-top wiped and  window 10 installed on it there @ Micro C. so I can still use it.  But I did read that it's better to start out with a new version of W-10 for better functionality, Not  sure. But if you can help me out with this, I'd appreciate it.  Be well, Jimbe'  Hello Jimbe, your personal files and documents can certainly be easily transfered using multiple methods such as Flash drives, external hard drives, or even using the file sharing permissions. The issue with programs is that they modify multiple areas of windows making transferring them difficult, in the case of upgrading to windows 10 some older programs are not compatible and have newer version that work in windows 10. This is why a fresh install or download is recommended on newer computers. Unfortunately, we do not have any software or product that would make transferring a program between versions of windows possible. Kelvin said: I purchased an Inland Premium 1TB m.2 pcie SSD back in October of 2019 from you guys. After specifically asking an employee which one is necessary for my Macbook Air it seems I was recommended the wrong item, Now it was not until recently that I got a chance to try and insert the ssd to find out that it was an incorrect fit. Being that I still have the receipt and the ssd is in mint condition, what will be the best case scenario as for the possibilities of an exchange for the correct edition that is suitable for my MacBook Air? Kelvin, we offer a one year warranty with many of our inland drives, however this doesn't normally cover incompatibility. I would recommend reaching out to our team using our email form https://www.mctsol.com/newtechsupport_form.php and we would be able to go over all of the options with you. You may also text or chat with us directly at https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/tech-support.aspx 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Web Page Micro Center in Rockville, MD Micro Center is passionate about providing product expertise and exceptional customer service at each of our locations. Visit your local Rockville Micro Center store at 1776 E. Jefferson St #203 or order online and pickup in-store. Web Page Micro Center in North Jersey Micro Center is passionate about providing product expertise and exceptional customer service at each of our locations. Visit your local North Jersey/ Paterson Micro Center store at 263 McLean Blvd or order online and pickup in-store. Community Article Building a ~1500€ gaming PC - final decisions — Micro Center Building a ~1500€ gaming PC - final decisions sparaj ✭ April 21 in Help Choosing Parts Aim: heavy gaming (multiplayer, AAA...), Youtube, Netflix. Free-time stuff. Not-aiming: Overclocking, video editing, 3D-modeling, other CPU heavy processes. Price range: around 1500€. Important: will use 1440p 144 Hz monitor and sometimes connect PC to a 4K TV over HDMI (movies, maybe games). I'm from Germany, so prices will be in euros taken from Geizhals.eu ("European Newegg"). Any and all tips, recommendations, directions or just general impressions are welcome CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with boxed cooler AMD Wraith Stealth (price: 170€). Alternative: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x with boxed cooler AMD Wraith Prism (price: 300€). Questions: I know R5 3600 is much better bang4buck for mostly gaming, but is R5 3600 good enough for 1440p 144 Hz gaming and especially for futureproofing, since it has 6 cores against 8 cores of 3700x? Will I notice the difference in FPS between those two? I would really like to hit at least 140 FPS since I'm buying a 144 Hz monitor. Furthermore, is Wraith Stealth good enough cooler? I've read some forums which state that R5 3600 needs a better cooler (like Be Quiet Pure Rock, 30€). Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max (price: 110€). Alternative: X570 models (price: 150+€). Questions: Do I need a better models, like X570? I'm not planning on overclocking, dual-GPUs or anything related. B450 should be a sweet spot and the best deal for 3700x and R5 3600. GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super (price: 730€). Alternative: NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super (price: 530€). Questions: Again, since I'm buying a 1440p 144 Hz monitor, I would really like to hit that 140+ FPS and am also planning on connecting the PC to a 4K TV for movies, which can be quite heavy on GPU. I know the 2070 super is the best bang4buck, but how much of a difference are we talking, is the 10-15% of performance boost worth the price difference of 2080 Super? RAM: G.Skill RipJaws V DIMM kit, 16 GB (2x8 GB), 3600 MHz, CL16-19-19-39 (price: 100€). Alternative 1: G.Skill Aegis DIMM Kit, 16 GB (2x8 GB), 3200 MHz, CL16-18-18-38 (price: 80€). Alternative 2: G.Skill Aegis DIMM Kit, 32 GB (2x16 GB), 3200 MHz, CL16-18-18-38 (price: 140€). Alternative 3: G.Skill RipJaws V DIMM kit, 16 GB (2x8 GB), 3600 MHz, CL16-16-16-36, Samsung B-Die (price: 130€). Questions: how important it is to have a 3600 MHz kit rather than 3200 MHz (alternative 1)? Is 32 GB really overkill for gaming (alternative 2)? I've read that 16 GB is more than enough. Furthermore, is samsung B-Die RAM worth the price difference (alternative 3)? Note: I am planning on using DOCP (or XMP) profile so that I take full advantage of clock speed of RAM. SSD: Crucial MX500 1TB SATA (price: 120€). Alternative: WD Blue SN550 1TB NVMe M.2 (price: 135€). Questions: Crucial MX500 has a very good reputation, but WD Blue SN550 doesn't have DRAM (just SRAM). How important is to have a DRAM? Is NVMe even necessary over SATA? And which of these do you prefer or do you have other recommendations? HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB, 7200 RPM, 3,5" (price: 56€). Alternative: /. Questions: I'm pretty much decised on that one. Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A digital white with tempered glass (price: 90€) + extra rear fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 PWM High-Speed 120mm (price: 10€). Alternative 1: Fractal Design Meshify C White with tempered glass (price: 90€) + same extra fan. Alternative 2: SilverStone Redline RL06 white (price: 90€) without extra fan. Questions: In terms of airflow, SilverStone RL06 should perform the best, is that right? But I really don't like the looks of it, so I would rather go with P400A digital. I've heard that FD MeshC had some issues regarding the tempered glass (breaking without any reason?). Also, is rear fan necessary, how much of a temperature effect are we looking here? PSU: Corsair RMx RM650X 2018, 80 Plus GOLD, ETA-A, Lambda-A++ (price: 110€). Alternative 1: Corsair RMx RM550X 2018, 80 Plus GOLD, ETA-A, Lambda-A++ (price: 105€). Questions: Online calculator states, that a 550W power unit would be enough, but I think extra 5€ for 100W is a good and safe deal. Do you agree? Monitor: LG 27GL83A-B, IPS, 27", 1440p, 16:9, 144 Hz, G-sync compatible & FreeSync Premium (price: 400€). Alternative 1: LG 27GL850-B, Nano-IPS, 27", 1440p, 16:9, 144 Hz, G-sync compatible & FreeSync Premium (price: 480€). Alternative 2: ViewSonic VX2758-2KP-mhd, IPS, 27", 1440p, 16:9, 144 Hz, FreeSync Premium (price: 380€). Alternative 3: Acer Nitro VG270UP, IPS, 27", 1440p, 16:9, 144 Hz, FreeSync Premium, AHVA / Innolux display  (price: 380€). Alternative 4: VA displays? Asus TUF VG26WQ, MSI Optix MAG272CQR...? (price: 300-400€). Questions: LG 27GL850-B (alternative 1) is supposedly not worth the price difference over 27GL83A-B (extra USB ports and wider color gamut), but nevertheless, both are supposed to be extremely good monitors, with good colors and refresh rate (low overshoot). VX2758 is a very good competitor to 27GL83-B (slightly lower refresh rate and higher overshoot, but better contrast), but if I get a <400€ deal, I think I should go for 27GL83A-B. What about Innolux IPS panels on some Acer Nitro models? I hear they have quite a lot issued with flickering. AHVA panels not so much (different models), but Nano-IPS of LG should outperform both. Or do you think I should go for VA displays? I know the contrast is a lot better, but when it gets to 144 Hz, I really don't want ghosting or other performance issues. Smooth 144 FPS gameplay is of essence here. Peripherals: Keyboard: Cooler Master CK550 (80€). Is it a good gaming keyboard? Based on reviews, I think I like Gateron better than Cherry, and I want RED switches. Furthermore, do you think I need a wrist rest? For example, like CK750? Is the 40€ price bump justified? Mouse: BenQ Zowie EC2-B (70€) vs Logitech G403 Hero (40€). Any other recommendations? Mousepad: SteelSeries QcK Heavy 4mm (20€). Is 6mm thickness worth over 4mm? Any other recommendations? Total price of bolded items: only PC = 1496€, with monitor and peripherals = 2066€. Let me know what you think about my concerns, even if only for a single hardware piece. Any other comments, tips? All the help is appreciated. Thanks! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin April 21 edited April 21 The Ryzen 5 3600 is a fantastic processor and great bang for your buck. In terms of pure gaming performance, the 3700x is only marginally better.  For "future proofing" the 3700x obviously has an advantage with two extra cores. The Wraith Stealth is "enough" in the sense that if you're not overclocking, you won't have any problems with overheating, but it's always nice to have a better cooler. My primary question here is when you say multiplayer and AAA gaming, which titles do you have in mind specifically? For example, I have a Ryzen 7 3700x and an RTX 2080 Super, very similar to your targeted system. In Monster Hunter World: Iceborne I can run at about 120FPS consistently with the high resolution texture pack enabled at 1080p. But for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare I can hit a rock solid 144FPS+ with no problems at max settings, again at 1080p. This is just something to keep in mind. The Ryzen 5 3600 is definitely capable of 144 FPS on a lot of games, but this is going to depend on your settings and the exact games you're playing. Not all titles will be doable at 1440p/144FPS without compromise. Even the Intel i9-9900k, which is the best gaming CPU on the market, isn't capable of 144FPS in every game at max settings even at 1080p. But there are lots of ways to optimize framerate in games without sacrificing visual quality, or only making light sacrifices on visual quality.  Playing movies and videos at 4K is very different from gaming at 1440p and 4k. Your GPU will not be stressed in at all for video playback. The 10-15% performance uplift of the 2080S over the 2070S isn't worth it if you consider that the price is 30% more, but it sounds like every single frame matters a lot to you, so you may find it to be worthwhile.  For your motherboard, the B450 Tomahawk is a great choice if you go with the 3600. If you go with a 3700x, I'd personally make the jump to an X570 just because the B450 BIOS can sometimes not play nicely with the higher end third gen CPUs, but it's not a requirement by any stretch.  32GB of RAM is definitely overkill for gaming. Go with 16GB. 3600 is the sweetspot for Ryzen third gen and can have a pretty significant effect on gaming and minimum framerates. Samsung B-die is only important if you're really set on manually overclocking your RAM and squeezing every bit of performance out of it that you possibly can.  Crucial makes fine drives. NVMe is better with sequential read/write but that only applies in some scenarios. For booting the system, opening applications and gaming, it won't make a noticeable difference.  Tempered glass, no matter what case it's in, always has the risk of potentially shattering. It's rare, but it comes with the territory unfortunately. A rear fan is helpful but won't make a massive temp difference if you have good airflow otherwise.  Go with the 650W PUS. It costs hardly anything extra and an extra 100W is nice for comfort. With a gold PSU 550W is probably fine, but the 2080 Super does recommend 650W.  IPS panels are best for applications relying on color accuracy and viewing angles. They're not as great for high refresh rate/low response required work like FPS gaming. For you, I'd probably go with VA panel as it is better in terms of refresh rate and response times but doesn't sacrifice as much picture quality as a TN panel would.  For peripherals, it's completely up to personal preference. The "best" keyboard and mouse are the ones that are comfortable for you to use.  I had a keyboard with Cherry Red switches but I prefer clicky tactile switches. I don't use a wrist-rest with mine and it's not caused me any issues, but you might like to have one. My advice is try to test different keyboards and mice if they're available to you before making that decision.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin April 21 Hello sparaj!  Welcome to the Micro Center Community!  You posted a lot of questions, let's see if I can answer them all! Is the Ryzen 5 3600 Good for 1440p Gaming? The Ryzen 5 3600 combined with a 2080 Super should be able to handle most games at 1440p assuming there isn't a large amount of Ray-Tracing involved since it is a giant FPS hog (though looks nice!).  The stock coolers are designed for their processors to reach their normal temperatures and performance without overclocking.  You can consider adding a CPU cooler later if you do feel like your processor is beginning to thermal throttle in the games you are playing.   Should I get a B450m Motherboard? The B450m is a perfect fit for the Ryzen 5 3600 processor.  Hits a great price while providing the support needed for the processor!  I would only consider the X570 motherboards for when you go with the higher end Ryzen chips like the Ryzen 7 3800.   Is the 2080 Super Worth It? I personally have a 2080 Super and have had no issues with the games I play at 1440p (although I am using a 9900k).  Do I think the 10-15% gain is worth the $200-$250 increase compared to the 2070 Super is worth it?  Not really, especially if you are looking for saving money on your budget build.  The 2070 Super is perfect for 1440p Gaming, and will still handle playing movies at 4K.  If you believe that you will be gaming at 4K however, I would consider doing the 2080 Super.   Is There a Difference Between 3600Mhz and 3200Mhz RAM?  Should I do 32GB of RAM? There isn't a large difference between 3600Mhz and 3200Mhz, especially with Ryzen 3rd generation processors.  The speed mattered a lot more with the first two generations, but you won't see that same jump between 3600Mhz and 3200Mhz RAM.  16GB RAM is the perfect amount for gaming at this moment, though more and more games are using RAM and can get hogged if you are planning to multitask like having Chrome up while gaming.  On the plus side, RAM is super easy to upgrade, and you can easily tell if you need more.  If you see your system reaching 100% Memory usage or close to that amount and noticing your system isn't performing well, a RAM upgrade would be simple to do.  When it comes to 32GB of RAM, 4x8GB sticks is better than 2x16GB sticks due to the ability to upgrade it from 16GB to 32GB.   I don't think Samsung B-Die RAM are worth it. How Important is DRAM SSD?  Is NVMe Worth It over Sata? DRAM SSDs are better than DRAMless SSD when the SSD needs to access the same data over and over again.  If you plan on putting your OS and important documents on an SSD, you would want to have it on an SSD with DRAM.  NVMe is not a super large jump over SATA compared to SATA SSD over HDD.  Less cable management if you do go with an M.2 Drive, which is nice.   Airflow, Cases and Tempered Glass I don't think it's super important to worry about which has the better airflow.  As long as you get a case with solid airflow and you don't plan on overclocking, most cases should do fine.  A rear fan is no necessary, but it is one of the main ways for exhausting hot air out.  You want to keep positive air pressure so that it reduces dust that can get inside the case through all the cracks.  Positive Airflow is when you have more air coming into the system then you do exhausting, all that extra air will go through the cracks and small areas in the case.  You can do this with fans exhausting air through the top of your case if your case has that option.  A common setup would be two fans in taking and one rear fan.  Tempered Glass can just break randomly, it's the design of the class.  To keep it solid and a lot more resistant, there is a lot of pressure on the glass keeping it all together, and one small break will usually shatter the entire glass.  I personally had one break in my hand as I was just taking it off, but most case companies sell replacement and can be claimed under warranty.  Cleaning it is a mess however. Monitors I don't have a large expertise here, but based off my experience, I think LG monitors have been look great lately.  I am unfamiliar with the panel issue flickering, I do know some gaming monitors implement Backlight Strobing that can be mistaken for flickering in a bright room.  I am a big IPS fan for the colors, and if you plan on watching movies on your monitor, I think IPS is the way to go over VA. Peripherals Most of this is mainly personal preferences since peripherals are all pretty similar at the high end.  I'm unfamiliar with switches outside of Cherry since all my keyboards have been Corsair keyboards that use Cherry Reds/Speeds.   I think the Cooler Master Keyboard is great, I don't think there is a big difference between most high end gaming keyboards.  Wristrest is a personal opinion, I always need a wristrest and I feel comfortable typing with it.  I have friends who refuse to use it and rather float there hands/fingers.  I think you can definitely test how you type right now and if your wrists are laying on the edge of your keyboard of not.   Mice are similar to keyboards, besides shape and the amount of buttons, it's mainly personally preference.  Big Corsair Scimitar fan, like all the buttons and feels super nice.   I don't really know the difference between the mousepads besides the height?  I think a 6mm will definitely be heavier and not "curl" compared to thinner mousepads.   1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.