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Community Article Refurbished LG OLED TV — Micro Center Refurbished LG OLED TV Pawel ✭ June 30 in Customer Service Questions Hi. Purchased a 55” LG oled (refurbished) from Fairfax store. Out of the box the tv has what looks like a knife cut in the screen. There are no others in stock so I can’t exchange. What do you recommend? Can a substitution be made?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 30 Are you referring to the split between the left and right halves in the picture, or is it a specific marking on the screen? There's a plastic film I can see in the photo that makes it hard to see a specific mark or line.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Trying to figure out what kind of watercooler i need — Micro Center Trying to figure out what kind of watercooler i need FirstSoulReaper ✭ October 21 in Help Choosing Parts I am looking for a watercooler for a new CPU im gonna buy but idk what watercooler will fit in my Apevia Aura S-WH Mid Tower and be mounted on the top vented portion of the computer. Looking to get a 3800XT Cpu or a 3900. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin October 21 From reading the specs on your case it looks like it will take any 240mm rad on the top of the case. It has room for two 120mm fans. If you're looking for an OLED display on your AIO I'd recommend the https://www.microcenter.com/product/610042/asus-rog-ryou-240-240mm-rgb-water-cooling-kit-w--oled-display is what I'd recommend. Otherwise, any of the 240mm here should work for you! https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966904+4294821791+4294819296&myStore=false 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Load VGA BIOS — Micro Center Load VGA BIOS SchoolBusesC2 ✭ June 29 edited June 29 in Technical Support Questions Hello all, After booting, I get a error that says "Load VGA BIOS." My motherboard is the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula and my GPU is the ASUS ROG 2070 Super Advanced. I am currently on the latest motherboard BIOS (2010). I have tried the following: Resetting the CMOS Updating the BIOS (to 2010) Reseating the GPU Trying the other PCIe slot What does this error mean? And what should I do to fix it? If you need any other information, please ask. Thanks, Owen EDIT: I do not have SLI which seems to be causing most of the problems. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin June 29 Are you actually getting this on screen as an error message or are you getting a QCODE? Do you have another GPU you can test with? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter SchoolBusesC2 ✭ June 30 edited June 30 Hello, It is a Q-Code displayed on the OLED display. And no I unfortunately do not have another GPU to test with. If I did I probably would have tested by now. Also, I got two different responses from the ASUS L2 support. One is that the GPU is faulty, one is the motherboard is faulty. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin June 30 SchoolBusesC2 said: Hello, It is a Q-Code displayed on the OLED display. And no I unfortunately do not have another GPU to test with. If I did I probably would have tested by now. Also, I got two different responses from the ASUS L2 support. One is that the GPU is faulty, one is the motherboard is faulty. How long have you been having this issue? I've only ever encountered it when running multiple GPU's and playing with the "Above 4G Decoding" setting within the BIOS. I'd start by reseating the CPU, making sure there is no debris within the motherboard socket and that all of the CPU pins look good. Since your CPU still supplies PCIe lanes to specific slots on your motherboard, this will help narrow down the CPU as a potential culprit. Since you've already ruled out the PCIe slots themselves, I'd look into the PSU next. Make sure the 12V PCIe cables are plugged in snug into their respective connectors (if PSU is modular, check there too). If you have a spare PSU to test with, that might be worth investigating as well as the card can't handle power from just the 75W supplied by the motherboard itself. Ruling those factors out, it would require having spare hardware to proceed much further, so it may be worth bringing in should you still receive that post code when attempting to boot.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Oracle - Micro Center Build — Micro Center Oracle - Micro Center Build System admin July 9 edited July 9 in Your Completed Builds Oracle - Micro Center Build At first I built most of the current PC with budget parts, then over time as new/better parts came out and my desire to play more demanding games grew, I decided to go all out at the time.All parts bought at MicroCenter before I even started working Read the full story here 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin July 9 Sick build! With it being on your desk, do you monitor your temps using the Z73's OLED? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter MC_PrestonL ✭ July 20 Definitely a really cool PC  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Vader - Come to the Dark Side where anything is possible! — Micro Center Vader - Come to the Dark Side where anything is possible! Moltar ✭ September 4 in Your Completed Builds This rig is used for everything from everyday use, to streaming, to PLEX server, to hardcore flight simming. It's my do everything rig and I'm proud that everything works with no issues no matter what I through at it. I had multiple machines that I used for various tasks around the house and gaming, but decided to consolidate into single machine which is now what you see here; Vader. Vader is an Intel 10900K 5.4ghz behemoth boasting 64gb of G.Skill Ripjaws overclocked to 4000mhz cl15, an ASUS Strix OC 2080ti with a 1060 daughter card for more displays, 50tb of HDD disk space, 4tb of Samsung Evo powered NVME goodness, and more monitors than most people can handle - 7 (65in Oled, 2 LG 34in, 1 Acer 38in, and 4 ASUS 22in touchscreens). Audio for this machine is power by a Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro MQA DAC that feeds a Monoprice 887 amp leading to the reference level Sennheiser HD800S with seat attached bass shakers and a Jet Seat for rumble immersion. Input devices are led by an iKBC MF87 keyboard, Corsair m65 mouse, 3 Elgato Stream Decks - Mini, Default, and XL, a Real Simulator joystick, Thrustmaster TPR pedals, Winwing Throttle, 2 DSD button boxes, and a TrackIR. This whole machine is a never ending upgrading monster. I always tell my wife that Ill be done after the next upgrade, but low and behold there is always one more over the next horizon. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Enamelized Va ✭ September 4 Nice battle station and RIG setup you've got there!! Vader is definitely a nice nickname for it. Thanks for sharing!!! Look forward to seeing the next upgrade cough cough lol 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Monitor Upgrades — Micro Center Monitor Upgrades santa2452 Columbus, Ohio ✭ July 17 in Monitors and Displays Hey everyone, I have had the same setup for about 4 years now, I purchased a Powerspec G313 in 2016 rocking the GTX 1070, with three 24 inch dell monitors. So many monitors have come about, including curved screens and certainly ones with higher resolution and refresh rate options. My question though is upgrading from a 1080p with 60hz going to make a difference, is it really as good as the numbers make it look. In my experience sometimes getting that 1440 resolution may not be the greatest on smaller screens. I play a lot of simulation games such as Stellaris, Prison Architect, Production Line, and Transport Fever. What are you thoughts on the different refresh rates and do you think I would notice a big improvement on these games upgrading? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin July 17 Hello @santa2452, welcome to the Micro Center Community! I think one of the first things to look at is if your original monitors were using TN panels or not, as monitors have received better color quality in recent years.  It was one of the first things I noticed when upgrading from my 1080p monitor to a 1440p monitor were the significantly better colors as I was upgrading from a TN to IPS monitor.  I do think refresh rate is more important if you prefer more smoothness in gameplay or looking for every inch of competitive edge during gaming.  If you are mainly playing simulation games and aren't having issues with your current settings, I don't think increasing your refresh rate should be a reason to upgrade or change out your monitor.  I think the sweet spot for resolution and refresh rate is 1440p with 120-144Hz.  I don't really like the idea of 4K 60FPS gaming as I am currently on 144Hz, and I didn't notice a difference in 1080P 240Hz gaming outside of a few fighting games... though if I were to get back into competitive fighters, I would consider downgrading resolution for the higher refresh rate.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 17 edited July 17 Personally speaking, I think the jump from 60Hz to 144 is very noticeable, however the types of games I play are more action/FPS/esports type titles. For the types of games you're playing, I don't think it would make any major difference in terms of gameplay. You'd notice a difference in overall smoothness, but probably wouldn't be the same as what you'd see in something like CSGO where it actually feels better to play because of how sensitive an FPS game is to your framerate.  Resolution is going to depend a bit. For a 24-inch monitor, your pixel density is still good at 1080p and I'd say 1440p is a little much at that monitor size. For 27" monitors and higher sizes, I'd say 1440p is definitely more worthwhile, especially if you sit close to your monitor. I have a 27" 1440p monitor and I've run it at 1080p, and I thought it was pretty noticeable that 1080p isn't quite enough at 27".   Ultimately it comes down to personal preference. If you don't plan on using anything more than a 24" monitor, I'd say you can't really go wrong with 1080p/144Hz, and you may find other games you play will benefit a lot from the increased FPS.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter santa2452 Columbus, Ohio ✭ July 17 edited July 17 Thanks for the feedback, I am glad I was on the right track with screen size impacting resolution. I like the flexibility of having three screens, though I have considering upgrading to larger size. I have seen a lot of ultra wide monitors though and considering upgrading to one of them since it appears some of the larger options, would providing the same screen room as my current triple monitor setup. What are your thoughts on these ultrawide options and even the difference with curved alternatives. I stream a twice a week, and tend to have a lot of windows open, but I always feel like going to a larger monitor compared to three separate smaller monitors might be more restrictive. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin July 17 santa2452 said: Thanks for the feedback, I am glad I was on the right track with screen size impacting resolution. I like the flexibility of having three screens, though I have considering upgrading to larger size. I have seen a lot of ultra wide monitors though and considering upgrading to one of them since it appears some of the larger options, would providing the same screen room as my current triple monitor setup. What are your thoughts on these ultrawide options and even the difference with curved alternatives. I stream a twice a week, and tend to have a lot of windows open, but I always feel like going to a larger monitor compared to three separate smaller monitors might be more restrictive. Ultrawides are definitely an interesting option, but you need to be careful when considering an ultrawide for gaming. If you game in full-screen mode, you need to make sure your games support 21:9 aspect ratios, or else you'll end up with letterboxing. If you game in a windowed mode, you won't have this problem. From a productivity perspective, they are phenomenal as you can simply place your various applications and browser windows anywhere on the desktop and view all of them simultaneously, much like you would on a triple monitor setup, but without the bezel interruption. I personally considered an ultrawide at one point, but eventually settled on a 55 inch 4k OLED TV after I learned they supported Nvidia's G-Sync technology. 120hz, buttery smooth motion with amazing contrast from the OLED panel, hard to beat that gaming experience! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Err0h ✭✭✭✭✭ July 17 I currently use a Samsung CHG90 49" as an ultrawide option for a dedicated sim racing monitor and more recently, a MAG341CQ 34" as my everyday driver.  As @TSMichaelB states, yes using an ultrawide will mean you will want to check to see if whatever game/software supports 21:9 resolutions, otherwise you will see letterboxing.  I've already seen this with Riot's new shooter, Valorant.   The 21:9 option has been super helpful with video editing as well.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Acer Predator CG437K color calibration — Micro Center Acer Predator CG437K color calibration Jeroen North Bergen, NJ ✭ July 28 in Monitors and Displays Hello all, I recently bought this monitor and am trying to figure out what the best calibration is. I'd like to play my games in HDR (when possible) but noticed that (at least out of the box) the screen looks grayish and washed out when set to HDR mode in Windows 10. I've tinkered with NVIDIA control settings and got it somewhat decent, but it is still not great. My current settings are :  Brightness: Brightness 50 % Contrast 87% Gamma  1.10 Digital Vibrance  70% Hue  0 degrees   I've read that Windows 10 HDR settings still don't work well and may want to consider going back to SDR. Can anyone give me tips to make the screen look the best it can be?   Thank you,   Jeroen 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin July 28 What refresh rate are you currently running on the monitor? If you've "overclocked" it through the on-screen menu up to 144Hz, apparently that prevents you from using HDR and G-sync on this display. Also, the on-screen menu has an HDR setting you can enable or disable, have you checked that? It should be under the picture menu.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jeroen North Bergen, NJ ✭ July 28 Thank you for replying. I actually don't have the 144Hz function enabled. As you said, it prevents G-Sync and HDR. So now I am running at 3840*2160 (native) at 120Hz. I have turned on the HDR function on the monitor and also in Windows display setting. By default, it looked grayish and washed out a bit. I read about changing the NVIDIA control panel settings. (running a RTX 2080 Super). I've been tinkering with the settings above, but even though the screen is vibrant, the dark colors are not dark at all. I guess I've never really changed the default settings in Nvidia before as my previous monitors didn't really require it.  I know it's in the eye of the beholder, but what would you recommend that the settings should be in overall? Should I go to 144Hz and disregard HDR and G-Sync? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin July 28 Jeroen said: Thank you for replying. I actually don't have the 144Hz function enabled. As you said, it prevents G-Sync and HDR. So now I am running at 3840*2160 (native) at 120Hz. I have turned on the HDR function on the monitor and also in Windows display setting. By default, it looked grayish and washed out a bit. I read about changing the NVIDIA control panel settings. (running a RTX 2080 Super). I've been tinkering with the settings above, but even though the screen is vibrant, the dark colors are not dark at all. I guess I've never really changed the default settings in Nvidia before as my previous monitors didn't really require it.  I know it's in the eye of the beholder, but what would you recommend that the settings should be in overall? Should I go to 144Hz and disregard HDR and G-Sync? These are all great questions. As you mentioned, this can be pretty subjective. Normally I would recommend looking at RTINGS for their settings with this panel, but it doesn't appear they've reviewed this model as of yet. That said, they do have their calibration guide available to help you calibrate with their downloaded patterns: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/learn/how-to-calibrate-your-monitor-settings.  Also keep in mind that when you tweak your settings, your ambient lighting will impact your viewing experience. A screen calibrated in a dark room will look dramatically different than a screen calibrated in a bright room and vice versa. I use an OLED TV for gaming, and I ended up calibrating multiple profiles, one for a dark room and one for a bright room, as the difference between the two can be staggering depending on the scene you are viewing. As for why your colors are washed out when enabling HDR, this is unfortunately a normal side effect of HDR. When you enable HDR, non-HDR content (SDR, standard sRGB, etc) are going to look washed out in comparison. It's only recommended to enable HDR when you are preparing to consume HDR content. More information on this can be found in the following resources: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1041845/, https://www.dell.com/support/article/en-us/sln308136/colors-are-faded-and-washed-out-when-high-dynamic-range-is-enabled-in-windows-10?lang=en, and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4040263/windows-10-hdr-advanced-color-settings#:~:text=Make%20sure%20your%20display%20or%20TV%20has%20HDR%20turned%20on.&text=Go%20to%20Settings%20%3E%20System%20%3E%20Display,if%20your%20display%20supports%20HDR10.. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jeroen North Bergen, NJ ✭ July 29 Thank you TSMichaelB That makes sense, even though it sounds ridiculous on Microsoft's end.  You'd figure that they'd find a solution for that.  I will keep HDR turned off in Windows unless I will view HDR content. I guess games nowadays have settings to turn HDR on within games.  You're absolutely right about the ambient lighting. My computer is near a large window, which the sunlight would directly beam in the mornings. I like your idea to make a few profiles. Looks like this monitor can save these profiles. I'll give that a shot. I went to the Micro center store today and asked them about color calibration. They stated I should buy this color calibrator and download software for it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055MBQOW?tag=georiot-us-default-20&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=dcw-us-6106266316775397000-20#ace-6003953244 I don't know if it is worth to buy this unless one is a graphic designer or something. Wonder if there is an easier way. I will check out the RTINGS site you provided. Thanks again for your input. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin July 29 Jeroen said: Thank you TSMichaelB That makes sense, even though it sounds ridiculous on Microsoft's end.  You'd figure that they'd find a solution for that.  I will keep HDR turned off in Windows unless I will view HDR content. I guess games nowadays have settings to turn HDR on within games.  You're absolutely right about the ambient lighting. My computer is near a large window, which the sunlight would directly beam in the mornings. I like your idea to make a few profiles. Looks like this monitor can save these profiles. I'll give that a shot. I went to the Micro center store today and asked them about color calibration. They stated I should buy this color calibrator and download software for it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055MBQOW?tag=georiot-us-default-20&th=1&psc=1&ascsubtag=dcw-us-6106266316775397000-20#ace-6003953244 I don't know if it is worth to buy this unless one is a graphic designer or something. Wonder if there is an easier way. I will check out the RTINGS site you provided. Thanks again for your input. You're very welcome. I wouldn't recommend buying a color calibration tool unless you do work that requires extreme color accuracy. For the most part, you should be fine to eyeball it using the sample images available on RTINGS. As for the HDR issue with Windows, I agree entirely. I would imagine they could build a Windows theme around HDR content, and have it enable the moment you enable the HDR settings. This would force the desktop and settings to utilize HDR. The only issue with this idea is that there are still integrated Windows applications that wouldn't support HDR, and those would still look washed out in their individual application windows, but that would still be a far better compromise than the current solution. Hopefully we see better HDR support going forward, as I would like to utilize it more often on my OLED display as well. For gaming, it really is great technology. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Trying to buy/ Preorder the Samsung Odyssey G9 online via microcenter and not having any luck — Micro Center Trying to buy/ Preorder the Samsung Odyssey G9 online via microcenter and not having any luck NcokeO ✭ July 7 in Sales I'm wanting to purchase or prepurchase the Odyssey G9 but am having no luck even finding it in the webstore. last week i was in store in the Saint Louis Store and someone from the monitor department said ppl have been picking up their G9 and G7 Orders early. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin July 8 Hello @NcokeO! We actually do not carry the G9 models available at the moment from what I can see, we currently on have the 27" and 31.5" G7 monitors. I'm not sure if/when we may have the G9 ultrawides, so I can't make any promises on that front, but if you keep an eye on the website we'll update any availability if we have them. If the associate mentioned the G9 monitors, they may have just been mistaken and thought the 31.5" models was the G9.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter NcokeO ✭ July 8 TSTonyV said: Hello @NcokeO! We actually do not carry the G9 models available at the moment from what I can see, we currently on have the 27" and 31.5" G7 monitors. I'm not sure if/when we may have the G9 ultrawides, so I can't make any promises on that front, but if you keep an eye on the website we'll update any availability if we have them. If the associate mentioned the G9 monitors, they may have just been mistaken and thought the 31.5" models was the G9.  that makes more since. Damn. Been contemplating the LG CX 48inch 4k 120hz hdmi 2.1 TV or this Samsung Odyssey G9 for my new gaming PC monitor. I appreciate the fast response. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin July 8 NcokeO said: TSTonyV said: Hello @NcokeO! We actually do not carry the G9 models available at the moment from what I can see, we currently on have the 27" and 31.5" G7 monitors. I'm not sure if/when we may have the G9 ultrawides, so I can't make any promises on that front, but if you keep an eye on the website we'll update any availability if we have them. If the associate mentioned the G9 monitors, they may have just been mistaken and thought the 31.5" models was the G9.  that makes more since. Damn. Been contemplating the LG CX 48inch 4k 120hz hdmi 2.1 TV or this Samsung Odyssey G9 for my new gaming PC monitor. I appreciate the fast response. If you go the route of the LG CX, be mindful that HDMI 2.1 GPU's are not out yet, so you'll have to use it at 1440p 120hz until an HDMI 2.1 GPU comes out. Club3D just recently launched a DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 adapter which uses DSC 1.2A (Display Stream Compression) to allow 4k at 120hz through the HDMI 2.1 ports on those TV's, but you lose out on VRR technologies like FreeSync and G-Sync. I currently use the 55 inch LG OLED B9 as my gaming monitor and I am still waiting for an HDMI 2.1 GPU myself. I wish you the best of luck in your search for a good gaming monitor. Both the LG CX and the Samsung G9 will make for fantastic gaming experiences, so I hope you can get your hands on one soon. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Recent Discussions — Micro Center Recent Discussions   «1…64656667686970…100» Go New Discussion New Discussion Ask a Question Expand for more options. 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Community Article Beginner's VR Setup Buying Guide - Oculus Quest 2 — Micro Center Beginner's VR Setup Buying Guide - Oculus Quest 2 cgum admin October 16 edited October 21 in Reviews & Buying Guides Oculus Quest 2 - An Affordable Headset for Anyone Wanting to Get into VR Following the recent launch of the Oculus Quest 2, there has never been a better time to immerse yourself in the world of VR. And yes, I say this knowing full well that consumer VR experiences are in their relative infancy. VR as a technology has been around for a long time, of course. But it was not until Oculus, now owned by Facebook, brought the Oculus Rift to Kickstarter that the modern VR movement began to take off. Now just a handful of years later, the Oculus Quest 2 propels the category forward in a big way by combining a standalone form factor with the flexibility of plugging it into a PC.   Oculus considers the Oculus Quest 2 to be its "most advanced all-in-one VR headset" to date, and that is an accurate description. It is also arguably the best VR headset for many people, especially first-time VR users, because the cost of entry is relatively reasonable at $299. That gets you the version with 64GB of onboard storage. There is also a 256GB model that costs $399. For comparison, the first-generation Oculus Quest debuted at $399 for the 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model. Which version should you opt for? Well, apps and games typically range in size from a few hundred megabytes (like Bait!, which is just over 200MB) to around a couple of gigabytes (like Dance Central VR, which is 2.78GB). There are exceptions in either direction—Netflix and YouTube VR are each in the neighborhood of 90MB, while Arizona Sunshine is just over 4.5GB. Bear in mind there is no way to expand the built-in storage. If you anticipate installing many apps and especially some of the bigger games, the 256GB model is the wiser choice. Otherwise, the 64GB model is more affordable, with still enough room for at least a dozen apps and games, depending on their size. Oculus also unveiled a Quest 2 Elite Strap for $49. This increases balance and support for added comfort and has a nifty dial to adjust the fit a cinch. I'd recommend springing for this upgrade if you can swing it. Or for $129, Oculus sells the Quest 2 Elite Strap bundled with a built-in battery pack and carrying case if you anticipate spending several hours at a time in VR. Otherwise, it is more of a luxury add-on than a necessity. Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Quest Specifications Compared     Oculus Quest 2 Oculus Quest Display Type   Fast-Switch LCD OLED Resolution   1832x1920 per eye 1440x1600 per eye Refresh Rate   72Hz initially (90Hz later) 72Hz Processor   Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 RAM   6GB 4GB Storage   64GB or 256GB 64GB or 128GB Tracking   Inside-Out, 6DoF Inside-Out, 6DoF Audio   Built-in + 3.5mm jack Built-in + 3.5mm jack Weight   503 grams 571 grams Dimensions   191.5 x 102 x 142.5mm 193 x 105 x 222 mm Compared to the original Oculus Quest, this second-generation model offers 50 percent more pixels. It also sports a faster processor and more RAM, it is lighter on the noggin, and eventually will have a faster refresh rate to boot. Oculus intends to push out a firmware update that will bump the resolution to 90Hz, which is the same as the HTC Vive Cosmos and HP Reverb G2. Interestingly, Facebook is making it a requirement to link the Oculus Quest 2 headset to a Facebook account. The only exception is if you already have a separate Oculus account—you can choose to merge it with your Facebook account or keep them separate until January 1, 2023. If you do not link your accounts after that date, it could potentially break some experiences. Using Oculus Quest 2 as a Standalone Headset or with a PC Since the hardware is built into the Oculus Quest 2, it does not need tethering to a PC. It falls into the standalone (or all-in-one) category. This is also true of the tracking—inside-out tracking means the built-in cameras and sensors track your position and movements, rather than having to clutter your living room or designated VR space with base stations. It is a truly wireless solution and one of the biggest appeals of the Oculus Quest 2. It's essentially a mobile VR headset. The disadvantage of an all-in-one design is that the built-in hardware pales in comparison to a high-end PC. Headsets like the Valve Index, for example, must be connected to a computer and are powered by the system's components (CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage). There are other advantages with the Index as well (higher refresh rate and better tracking), but it requires a substantially higher investment—$999 for the full kit, which includes the headset, controllers, and base stations. Plus, the cost of a PC. That said, one of the neatest things about the Oculus Quest 2 is the option to connect it to a PC as well if desired. This feature is called Oculus Link, and while it is not quite the best of both worlds, it is undoubtedly a compelling proposition that makes the Oculus Quest 2 even more intriguing. To do this, you need a high-quality USB 3.x Type-C cable (or USB Type-C to Type-A). Alternatively, Oculus sells a (pricey) fiber-optic Oculus Link cable for $79.99. If you plan to go this route, you will want to make sure your PC meets the recommended requirements. Fortunately, you don't need an uber-powerful and/or ultra-expensive setup. Just the following: ●     Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or better ●     NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super or AMD Radeon RX 400 series or better ●     8GB+ RAM ●     1x USB port ●     Windows 10 Oculus maintains a list of currently supported GPUs and ones that are not supported, like the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, GTX 1060M, and GTX 1650 (non-Super). In short, though, any relatively modern PC should be good to go. If going the prebuilt route, you can find compatible PCs that cost less than a grand, like the Acer Predator Orion 3000 (Core i5-10400F, GeForce GTX 1650 Super, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD) for $949.99. Or, if building your own, you could assemble a capable PC for even less. Micro Center has a bunch of CPU and motherboard bundles that are good starting points. To give an example, here's a system I came up with on a sub-$800 budget: ●     Intel Core i5-9600F and Gigabyte B365 Ultra combo: $219.98 ●     Gigabyte GeForce RTX 1650 Super Windforce OC: $169.99 ●     16GB (2x8GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200: $69.99 ●     1TB WD Blue NVMe SSD: $104.99 ●     NZXT H510 Mid-Tower Case: $69.99 ●     EVGA 650BQ 650W 80 Plus Bronze PSU: $79.99 You can order this exact build from our Custom PC Builder. Add on Same Day Pro Assembly to be ready for gaming the moment you leave the store! The total cost is just north of $700 (plus Windows 10, if needed). This would be sufficient to play a game like Half-Life: Alyx, though if you can swing a higher-end GPU (like a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or better), you can play more comfortably at higher settings. The bottom line is, the Oculus Quest 2 is worth looking into if you want to dive into VR without spending a fortune. It combines the convenience of an all-in-one form factor with the option of plugging it into a PC for expanded experiences. It's not perfect—Facebook's push to tie the headset to a social media account feels overbearing—but overall, this is a great place to start your VR journey. Written By: Paul Lilly 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Leave a Comment BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list Format Heading 1Heading 2 QuoteCodeSpoiler Emoji Url Image Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights Drop image/file Home • Reviews & Buying GuidesComment As ... Community Article Hey Gamers!! What's your go-to keyboard? — Micro Center Hey Gamers!! What's your go-to keyboard? AlexS admin April 16 in Peripherals While my current gaming setup is primarily Logitech, the keyboard I've held close to my heart that I now use at work is the HyperX Elite Alloy RGB (Cherry MX Reds).  I've used this at local CSGO LANs at Game Arena and it was my primary keyboard I used during Seasons 30 and 31 of ESEA Open.  It'll be running at two years old come October and the switches are still super responsive.  I also swapped out the original keycaps for the PBTs What brand and model of keyboard do you currently use?  Or which was the best one you've ever had that you wish was still in production? 2 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Best Answer BrandonCassie Canada ✭ April 17 Accepted Answer Logitech G613 Lightspeed: Wireless, virtually 0 latency, mechanical, doesn't look "gamery" 6 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers Tiahuana ✭ April 17 Corsair K95 RGB. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Stefano238 ✭ April 17 Not the prettiest keyboard, but Ducky DK2108SZ. Built like a champ! Love the Cherry MX reds for gaming. I’ve been gaming in this for about 6 years now. Got my Logitech lightspeed headset and mouse to match. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 17 BrandonCassie said: Logitech G613 Lightspeed: Wireless, virtually 0 latency, mechanical, doesn't look "gamery" I've always wanted to try to get one of these but the definitely cost a pretty penny.  If I they release a Lightspeed G Pro series, I might snag that up   Thank you for sharing!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 17 Tiahuana said: Corsair K95 RGB. This is such a slick board. I believe one of our techs also uses one of these.  He's all about RGB everything lol 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSAustinM admin April 17 Looking to get another of the Logitech G K840. My daily work keyboard. It lacks the RGB but very responsive. https://www.microcenter.com/product/510381/logitech-g-k840-mechanical-gaming-keyboard---romer-g-tactile 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Juancarlos ✭ April 17 HyperX Alloy Elite RGB as well. I love how clicky it is, but not too clicky to where it bothers people if i dont have my mic on push to talk! I like the color customization it has as well as saved slots you can change the color on the fly. I really enjoy the droplet effect! Dont mind the bottle hahah i dont really have pictures of my keyboard.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 17 Juancarlos said: HyperX Alloy Elite RGB as well. I love how clicky it is, but not too clicky to where it bothers people if i dont have my mic on push to talk! I like the color customization it has as well as saved slots you can change the color on the fly. I really enjoy the droplet effect! Dont mind the bottle hahah i dont really have pictures of my keyboard.  Oh I'm minding the bottle!  I didn't even know Jameson had a cold brew!  That sounds delicious!  Thanks for sharing your setup and heck yes, HyperX!!! Also, second question, what rank are you in CSGO?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter MC_Kris ✭ April 20 GMMK TKL with Everglide Oreo switches and GMK Red Samurai keycaps. A very comfy keyboard. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin April 21 edited April 21 Usedfigma said: GMMK TKL with Everglide Oreo switches and GMK Red Samurai keycaps. A very comfy keyboard. I love those keycaps! The GMMK is great. I'll add a picture later when I have the chance, but I have a full-sized GMMK with Kailh Box Whites and some HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 21 TSTonyV said: Usedfigma said: GMMK TKL with Everglide Oreo switches and GMK Red Samurai keycaps. A very comfy keyboard. I love those keycaps! The GMMK is great. I'll add a picture later when I have the chance, but I have a full-sized GMMK with Kailh Box Whites and some HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps.  HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin April 21 I am currently using a Keychron K4 for my wireless gaming setup: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621289/keychron-k4-wireless--wired-mechanical-gaming-keyboard---gateron-red. I won't lie, I hated it at first due to it missing some of the functions I used a ton. It lacks a physical print screen button, the RGB settings reset every single time you restart the computer, and for some reason it won't remember to keep my RGB off when I turn it off after restarting the PC. Luckily the print screen issue was resolved in the latest firmware update, allowing me to hold FN + P + Page Up for 6 seconds to rebind the Page Up key to Print Screen. Sadly, the RGB is still very flaky and won't remember to stay off. This is a bummer for battery life and people like me that find RGB to be distracting in general. The lack of RGB control software might be off putting to others as well, but RGB isn't my cup of tea anyways so I don't mind it. The switches feel fine, a lot like Cherry MX Red's. I still prefer the Romer G's from my Logitech G Pro, but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. The aluminum frame feels nice and solid and the extra caps that were provided were much appreciated. The caps themselves do feel extremely cheap though, so they may warrant replacement over time. For the price, it's definitely a solid wireless mechanical keyboard. I'll add some pictures once I get home. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 21 TSMichaelB said: but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. I also await this.  My Logitech G Pro at home is great but a wireless Lightspeed option would be better and make my setup look clean. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin April 21 TS_AlexS said: TSMichaelB said: but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. I also await this.  My Logitech G Pro at home is great but a wireless Lightspeed option would be better and make my setup look clean. My "monitor" is a 55 inch OLED TV that I can't sit close to. My PC is a a massive open frame system with a 1260mm liquid-filled anchor attached to it, so I can't move it closer to the couch. I'd also rather not have a long USB cable strewn across the floor, so wireless is definitely a requirement. Since it's wireless, I want battery life to last as long as possible, so I need it to allow me to keep lighting off.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin April 21 LogitechG's battery life has come a long way for wireless peripherals.  I have the G Pro Wireless Mouse and maybe need to charge it once every week or two depending on the game I'm playing where as the Logitech G703 wireless had to be charged every 3-4 days 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin May 14 Has anyone here own or have owned Razer's Opto-mechanical keyboards? And if so, what are your opinions of it?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin May 29 edited May 29 AlexS said: TSMichaelB said: but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. I also await this.  My Logitech G Pro at home is great but a wireless Lightspeed option would be better and make my setup look clean. Logitech has heard our cries.  Should see these in the market come June. :')  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin June 30 UPDATE:  This keyboard is AMAZING.  I'll get a video unboxing completed soon. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 6 Bugha Five Below keyboard lol I’m kidding. I go with a HyperX Alloy Origins RGB 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin November 6 MightyD said: Bugha Five Below keyboard lol I’m kidding. I go with a HyperX Alloy Origins RGB HyperX is pretty fire!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article I have spent way to long on this, please help. — Micro Center I have spent way to long on this, please help. Zarkil ✭ July 30 in Help Choosing Parts The goal of my PC is 1440p at 60 fps on high (not super ultra type) quality and it’s only for gaming. I will be playing on a TV instead of a monitor. I basically play RPG type games and tend to heavily mod them (thus the 2TB SSD). I use WIFI only and would prefer Bluetooth 5 over 4.2, I know I can add both with a $50 card. I’m not big into overclocking, just minor adjustments to GPU with Afterburner type stuff (wait, I DO plan to enable XMP so I guess I AM hardcore after all). https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a7a56bba-82df-4f7b-9994-2a8350e12905  So my main questions/concerns are; Should I go with B550 or get a cheaper B450 and add WIFI\Bluetooth with card? If so what one? The 3600 is good enough now but options are nice, on the flip side a year from now B550 will probably be cheaper and have more options. How much does CL on ram matter? Should I stick with the CL18 3600 or is it worth the $20 extra for CL16 3600?  The RX 5700 XT is stable now right? Most people seem to think so and it preforms better than the 2060 super that was my original choice. Do I need the 650W PSU or would 550W be ok? It’s only $20 more so I played it safe.  Thank you for the help! I was a loyal PC gamer that got married, had kids, and my job turned into a career so I turned to consoles for my gaming needs (yes I’m ashamed of myself). Grabbed a HP OMEN laptop on sale a few years ago and remembered what I was missing. Been a surprisingly great laptop but the girl is showing her age now so time to move on. I figured it would be simple to upgrade but my God has everything changed! Hope everyone is doing well and again, thank you for any help because this is driving me crazy 😉 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin July 30 In your case, since you specifically want Bluetooth 5.0, I'd stick with the B550 board since the Bluetooth 5 cards we carry start about $40. If you chose a cheaper B450 and then bought a card it'd be about the same price, but the B550 has other features that you may want to utilize in the future like PCIe 4.0 capabilities.  The RAM speed discussion is a little complicated. Others could weigh in on this more than me, but CL16 is technically faster than CL18 because it will have lower latency. I don't know how much of a difference it would make though, so whether it's "worth it" I can't really say. If that money would be better spent elsewhere on your build I wouldn't worry about it, but if that extra $20 isn't going to otherwise make a difference on your build, I'd personally probably go for the CL16. I've heard the stability of the drivers with the 5700/XT cards has improved. Some people's 5700XT's have worked flawlessly since day one even when the drivers were known to be poor. I say unless you specifically want to have access to the NVENC encoder on the RTX cards, go for the 5700XT. If you find you're having issues, GPU's do come with a 30-day return policy.  I'd stick with 650W for the PSU. It's a good sweetspot to match up with mid and high-end video cards.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Scottyg420 ✭ August 1 Drivers are stable? Is that a joke? They still are having a ton of issues, it depends on the brand of cars you get.  Make sure you do a lot of research on the 5700xt. I just got an ASUS ROG 5700xt and it fried my 750w gold evga powersupply. After doing research ASUS issued a notice stating to bring the card to a ASUS authorized repair place so they can fix an issue. Something with pins not being long enough. of course a microcenter employee recommend a open box one to me that haven’t been fixed. Thank god my powersupply was the only thing the card broke. Put my old 2060 and 500w bronze in and no issues.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Scottyg420 ✭ August 1 650W is not high enough for most 5700xt. That’s the recommended minimum but your gonna have issues. The manufacturer of my card list that as the minimum but recommendeds higher.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin August 1 Scottyg420 said: 650W is not high enough for most 5700xt. That’s the recommended minimum but your gonna have issues. The manufacturer of my card list that as the minimum but recommendeds higher.  650W is plenty of power for all 5700XT's, short of custom VBIOS power mods/shunt mods. Under the ATX/PCI-SIG standards, an 8 pin connector is to pull no more than 150W of power, while 6 pin connectors are to pull no more than 75W, with the PCIe slot itself providing up to 75W of power. If we assume the worst case scenario of two 8-pin connectors, this would be 375W total for the card, leaving you roughly 275W of power for the remainder of your platform. As long as you are not pairing your system with a high-power consumption platform (X299 Intel, AMD Threadripper), 650W should be fine.  Scottyg420 said: Drivers are stable? Is that a joke? They still are having a ton of issues, it depends on the brand of cars you get.  Make sure you do a lot of research on the 5700xt. I just got an ASUS ROG 5700xt and it fried my 750w gold evga powersupply. After doing research ASUS issued a notice stating to bring the card to a ASUS authorized repair place so they can fix an issue. Something with pins not being long enough. of course a microcenter employee recommend a open box one to me that haven’t been fixed. Thank god my powersupply was the only thing the card broke. Put my old 2060 and 500w bronze in and no issues.   The brand of cards have nothing to do with driver stability. All 5700XT's use the exact same silicon designed by AMD and fabricated by TSMC, the board partners simply design their own PCB and cooling solutions for non-reference designed cards. The drivers themselves simply dictate how the cards interact with your OS. As far as stability goes, that will depend entirely on the applications being ran, and whether any errata is listed for them in the driver release notes. Understand that this is not an AMD issue, as Nvidia has their fair share of driver errata as well. You can find these issues mentioned on the driver download pages for each respective driver: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-7-2. Here you can see a list of fixed and known issues:  You'll find a similar list for Nvidia as well, albeit with different issues/resolutions: https://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/451.67/451.67-win10-win8-win7-release-notes.pdf There exists no drivers free of issues in terms of performance and stability. Human error will always find itself in everything we do, so it's important to keep that in mind.  If you find issues that are not listed in the driver release notes/errata list for the drivers you are using, I would recommend reaching out to AMD to report the issues. If you are aware of design flaws with a particular card, I would would like to see a source documenting those issues so I can better educate myself for future reference. Zarkil said: The goal of my PC is 1440p at 60 fps on high (not super ultra type) quality and it’s only for gaming. I will be playing on a TV instead of a monitor. I basically play RPG type games and tend to heavily mod them (thus the 2TB SSD). I use WIFI only and would prefer Bluetooth 5 over 4.2, I know I can add both with a $50 card. I’m not big into overclocking, just minor adjustments to GPU with Afterburner type stuff (wait, I DO plan to enable XMP so I guess I AM hardcore after all). https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a7a56bba-82df-4f7b-9994-2a8350e12905  So my main questions/concerns are; Should I go with B550 or get a cheaper B450 and add WIFI\Bluetooth with card? If so what one? The 3600 is good enough now but options are nice, on the flip side a year from now B550 will probably be cheaper and have more options. How much does CL on ram matter? Should I stick with the CL18 3600 or is it worth the $20 extra for CL16 3600?  The RX 5700 XT is stable now right? Most people seem to think so and it preforms better than the 2060 super that was my original choice. Do I need the 650W PSU or would 550W be ok? It’s only $20 more so I played it safe.  Thank you for the help! I was a loyal PC gamer that got married, had kids, and my job turned into a career so I turned to consoles for my gaming needs (yes I’m ashamed of myself). Grabbed a HP OMEN laptop on sale a few years ago and remembered what I was missing. Been a surprisingly great laptop but the girl is showing her age now so time to move on. I figured it would be simple to upgrade but my God has everything changed! Hope everyone is doing well and again, thank you for any help because this is driving me crazy 😉 I agree with @TSTonyV 's recommendation, though mostly due to the fact that newer TV's are starting to provide FreeSync support via HDMI, and you'll definitely see a difference in your gaming experience with adaptive sync enabled. May I ask which TV you plan to use for gaming? Most 4k 120hz TV's allow 1440p 120hz mode via HDMI on PC's, and you can also use FreeSync if they support it. My Samsung NU8000 55 inch and LG OLED B9 55 inch TV's support operation in these modes, and both support adaptive sync technology. This, combined with the low input lag in their respective game modes makes for an incredible couch gaming experience, especially in RPG's, which I am a fan of myself. As for the memory debate, definitely go with the CL16. $20 difference is worth it in my opinion, especially when you factor in the quality of the IC's if you ever plan to do any manual overclocking in the future. AMD's Robert Hallock did a fantastic job documenting the difference in frequency/timings and their impact on gaming performance if you were looking for an interesting read: https://community.amd.com/community/gaming/blog/2017/07/14/memory-oc-showdown-frequency-vs-memory-timings. I wish you the best of luck with your setup, let us know if you have any further questions. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article NVIDIA 3000 Series Launch & Micro Center FAQ! — Micro Center NVIDIA 3000 Series Launch & Micro Center FAQ! LandShark admin September 4 edited October 29 in Announcements, News & Launches [FAQ Updated 4:48 pm ET 10/27]* Did you catch the official launch event on Tuesday, Sept 1st, where NVIDIA announced the new 3070, 3080, and 3090 cards? NVIDIA is making some very impressive claims! NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors: The building blocks for the world's fastest, most efficient GPU, the all-new Ampere SM, brings 2X the FP32 throughput and improved power efficiency. 2nd Generation RT Cores: Experience 2X the throughput of 1st gen RT Cores, plus concurrent RT and shading for a whole new level of ray tracing performance. 3rd Generation Tensor Cores: Get up to 2X the throughput with structural sparsity and advanced AI algorithms such as DLSS. Now with support for up to 8K resolution, these cores deliver a massive boost in-game performance and all-new AI capabilities. G6X Memory: This is the world's fastest graphics memory on the GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080. World's First 8K HDR Gaming GPU, Powered by AI: The GeForce RTX 3090 lets you play, capture, and watch your games in brilliant 8K HDR. It features new DLSS 8K gaming, HDMI 2.1 for single-cable connectivity to 8K TVs, GeForce Experience support for 8K HDR game capture, and AV1 decode for efficient playback of 8K HDR streamed video. I can't wait to upgrade! Coming from a GTX 1080 ti, the boost in performance will be tremendous, and I can't wait to see 2nd Gen RTX. I'll be upgrading to the RTX 3080. For me, the 3080 fits perfectly into my budget for my work and play. I've watched NVIDIA announcements in the past; however, the 3000 series launch was different for me, and I felt that I was witnessing a moment that will be remembered. (Image Courtesy NVIDIA Official Launch Event) Be sure to bookmark this post by clicking the star at the top right to easily check back, as we'll be updating this post once we know more about availability! (Image Courtesy NVIDIA Official Launch Event) I can't wait to see how these cards benchmark and how they perform, especially after Jensen showed us the significant performance increase. The multipliers are based on 4k gameplay in multiple popular games. In the launch event, NVIDIA shows the 3090 handling 8k gameplay smoothly, which is absolutely mindblowing. It's always interesting to see what Jensen has been cooking, and I'm excited about the future of PC gaming. What are your thoughts on the new NVIDIA 3000 series cards? What's your current GPU, and why are you upgrading? 😊 FAQ: Availability for NVIDIA RTX 3000 Series Graphics Cards We know demand for these new graphics cards is high. We’re working hard to make these new, exciting products available to as many customers as we can. Please see below for answers to popular questions. You may also post your question here and we’ll do our best to respond quickly.   Q.) Will you have the 3070/3080/3090 cards on the release dates? A.) Yes, we will have a variety of top brand RTX 3000 cards available on their respective launch dates: RTX 3080        Thursday, September 17th RTX 3090        Thursday, September 24th RTX 3070        Thursday, October 29th*   Q.) Which RTX3000 graphics cards will be available? A.)  We will have RTX 3000 series graphics cards from our top vendors: ASUS, Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, and MSI, including gaming and overclocked models. These will vary store to store. Available models will be listed in the graphics cards category at launch.   Q.) How many will you have in stock? A.) We’re expecting limited quantities for the RTX 3070 launch on Thursday the 29th. We are working hard to get these cards in as quickly as possible, and are going above and beyond our normal shipping processes.   Q.) How much will the 3000 Series video cards cost? A.) Up-to-date pricing for our cards will be posted on the website once they’re available.   Store Related Questions Q.) Are you doing pre-orders? A.) At this time, we will not be offering pre-orders.   Q.) Will I be able to reserve or buy them online? A.) We will not be offering reservations for in-store pick-up, or shipping for these video cards due to the high demand.  Q.) When will vouchers be handed out? A) Our voucher system operates on a local response and first-come, first-served basis. See your local store for more details. Q.) How many vouchers will be handed out? A.) Stores will be handing out vouchers for the cards in stock at that location. Once all vouchers have been distributed, the store will post a sign stating they are sold out. Q.) Are you planning to open early on the release dates? A.) All Micro Center stores will be opening at 9am Eastern on Thursday 29th for the RTX 3070 launch. The stores will operate normal hours thereafter. Q.) What are you doing to handle demand? A.) Given the current pandemic, we want to avoid having lines outside of the store, in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. We ask that you continue to do your part in following CDC social distancing guidelines.   Q.) Can I buy more than one?  A.) We will be limiting purchases at this time to one per household. With limited availability, we want all of our customers to have a chance to be a part of this new product release. Q.) Were Micro Center Associates able to buy the new graphics cards? A.) Due to the high demand and constrained inventory, we’ve restricted employee purchases, so we can get new products into the hands of our loyal customers. Check out our RTX3070 launch livestream here Want to learn more about the RTX 3070? Check out our article comparing it to last generation here 4 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter «1234567…17» Go Comments HarrisonNoll ✭ September 5 Will the 3000 series be in micro center stores on launch day, and if not do we have an idea as of when? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 5 HarrisonNoll said: Will the 3000 series be in micro center stores on launch day, and if not do we have an idea as of when? We generally try to have availability for big launches like this on launch day. I would expect we'll have the cards available, the question is really "how many." I've heard some early reports that NVIDIA is a little low on availability for this launch, but we won't really know for sure until it gets closer to launch day.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Abom ✭ September 5 I'm 5 minutes from the Houston store. Looking forward to getting one launch day! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter ThatOneGuy ✭ September 6 I am excited for the new release (I am planning on getting a 3070), but I am not sure if my ryzen 5 3600 is going to bottleneck it or if my case has enough airflow to keep it cool. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter garyhost ✭ September 6 TSTonyV said: HarrisonNoll said: Will the 3000 series be in micro center stores on launch day, and if not do we have an idea as of when? We generally try to have availability for big launches like this on launch day. I would expect we'll have the cards available, the question is really "how many." I've heard some early reports that NVIDIA is a little low on availability for this launch, but we won't really know for sure until it gets closer to launch day.  Hi, do you think if I called my local store on the 16th they would be able to and willing to tell me if a card would be available when they open the next day, which would be the release of the 3080?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ichthus ✭ September 6 ThatOneGuy said: I am excited for the new release (I am planning on getting a 3070), but I am not sure if my ryzen 5 3600 is going to bottleneck it or if my case has enough airflow to keep it cool. The 3600 should be just fine for a 3070. The only time I'd say your CPU is a "bottleneck" is if you're going for ultra-high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming in esports titles and the ONLY thing you care about is maximum FPS.  People fixate on the idea of bottlenecking so much but in reality there's ALWAYS a "bottleneck" somewhere, and there's ALWAYS going to be better hardware at some point. Don't worry about it too much, the 3600 is a nice mid-range processor with some strong value.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Brad_Isnard ✭ September 7 What is the best strategy to ensure getting a 3080 on launch day? Is it best to camp out or try to reserve one online? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 7 If you want one on launch day, then you'll want to come into the store. We will most likely sell out fast before online reservations can be fulfilled.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter BolognaBruh ✭ September 8 Do you think it will be to the point of needing to wait outside of the store for hours to make sure I get one on time?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin September 8 BolognaBruh said: Do you think it will be to the point of needing to wait outside of the store for hours to make sure I get one on time?  That is definitely a possibility, however we have no way of knowing for certain. It will depend entirely on how large the demand is for these products as well as how busy our stores are for other various shoppers. The only real advice we can give for those interested in procuring these new cards is to maintain a close eye on our online inventory and to come in as early as you can to improve your chances at getting one of the new cards.  Be mindful that with products that have limited inventory due to low supply or extremely high demands, you may see limitations imposed such as 1 card per household or the inability to reserve the product (first come, first serve). If any of these limitations are in-place, you'll see it reflected as such on the product page online. It's also important to remember that while the website may show some products in-stock, they could very well be in the cart of a customer and might not be available when you arrive. It may also be difficult to contact stores for inventory updates while they are assisting the increased volume of customers in-store. We are all gamers and tech enthusiasts ourselves, so we share your enthusiasm for these product launches and will do our absolute best to help everyone during these product launches to make sure everyone has a fair shot at getting their hands on these new and exciting products.  If for some reason your local Micro Center store sells out of the RTX 3000 series card, we ask that you remain patient for new inventory to arrive. While we may not be able to provide estimates as to when new inventory is set to show up (much like we don't know the exact availability of product at the launch date), we do try our very best to maintain a steady supply of inventory to meet the high demands of our customers. As always, if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. We are happy to answer any questions we can pertaining to this product launch. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter MDRad ✭ September 8 Hi! Should we expect the store to open at the regular hour? (E.g. for me it is VA Fairfax which opens at 10a ET). Or do you have special hours for launches like this? Thank you.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter umgoblue007 ✭ September 8 Any idea if a Z390 motherboard and/or a Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz CPU will be good enough to handle the 3090 card?  I just bought a new custom rig earlier this year and thinking about getting a new graphics card.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin September 8 umgoblue007 said: Any idea if a Z390 motherboard and/or a Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz CPU will be good enough to handle the 3090 card?  I just bought a new custom rig earlier this year and thinking about getting a new graphics card.   I imagine it will perform just fine. The thing to keep in mind is that high refresh rates at lower resolutions typically end up CPU bound anyways, and the 9900K is still one of the fastest single-threaded processors around, on-par with the likes of the 10900K still, but falls a bit shorter at multi-threaded workloads. Multi-threaded workloads, especially one that can tax all 8 cores/16 threads of your 9900K are quite rare in gaming at the moment, especially if you play at resolutions higher than 1080P. I use a 2080 Ti with my 8700K and have only ran into a legitimate CPU bottleneck once, and that was when I was attempting to push an absurd amount of frames at a lower resolution, resulting in my CPU failing to provide enough draw calls for the GPU. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 8 LCC said: Hi! Should we expect the store to open at the regular hour? (E.g. for me it is VA Fairfax which opens at 10a ET). Or do you have special hours for launches like this? Thank you.  Normal store hours will apply.  umgoblue007 said: Any idea if a Z390 motherboard and/or a Intel Core i9-9900K (5.0 GHz Turbo) (16-Thread) (8-Core) 3.6 GHz CPU will be good enough to handle the 3090 card?  I just bought a new custom rig earlier this year and thinking about getting a new graphics card.   A 9900K would be plenty for a 3090.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter umgoblue007 ✭ September 8 I have a 4K 120Hz monitor (overclockable to 144Hz).  So I want to get the highest frame rate at 4K at ultimate settings for triple A titles.   I’d probably shell out for a 8K monitor once they become more available.  I guess the question is if the 3080 would be sufficient?  Is there a need for the 3090?  Quite a price jump. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin September 8 Sadly we don't know how the 3090 compares to the 3080 as of yet, no performance metrics or benchmarks have been released for the 3090. No doubt it will be faster, but I don't know if it will be fast enough to justify the massive price premium unless you are doing something heavily intensive with VRAM. An 8k monitor might indeed justify that purchase, but I imagine it will be quite some time before those become affordable, especially considering the current pricing of 8K televisions. As for the 3080, I currently game on a 4k 120hz OLED gaming TV with a 2080 Ti and have been just fine for the most part. The 3080 is faster than the 2080 Ti, so I would think it should suffice for most titles, though newer AAA titles on ultimate settings might be pushing it if you are expecting to also maintain 120 frames per second. I imagine even a 3090 will struggle to hit 120fps in 4K on all titles at maxed settings. I would recommend waiting for benchmarks to release and see which cards provide the level of performance you are looking to achieve. From there, buy the best card you can afford within your budget. I think your platform is fine for now and I just don't foresee the 9900K being the bottleneck in this situation, especially at 4k. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin September 8 @TSMichaelB I'd agree, benchmarks are key to my decision of what to buy. @umgoblue007 8K sounds like an amazing experience, I can 'see' why you'd be wanting to upgrade. 😊 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LeOnion ✭ September 8 Will there be a midnight release or wait until the store opens its doors at the regular time? Will there also be reservations? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 9 We will not be doing a midnight release. Reservations will be available at some point however based on past releases we will likely have the cards available only if you come into the store, at least to start off with until supply/demand stabilize.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter umgoblue007 ✭ September 9 I live in Manhattan, so I frequent both the North New Jersey and Brooklyn NY locations.  Will availability vary depending on specific location?   Will reservations depend on the specific location or will all locations follow same process?  I can’t wait for the new cards! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 9 All locations should follow the same process, but availability may vary from store to store.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter DrutypeR ✭ September 9 Can we get a post on here when there will be reservations or when the store procedures are announced? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Daviid ✭ September 9 Will microcenter only have the FE cards in store or could we expect some AIB versions as well? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joela ✭ September 9 Daviid said: Will microcenter only have the FE cards in store or could we expect some AIB versions as well? I was told by an in store rep that there would be AIB's in stock as well. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter yaeji ✭ September 9 I live about 35 minutes from the Dallas location, probably won't be able to get a 3080 on launch day. Does anyone know of a certain timeframe that any Ampere card (mainly the 3080) will go back in stock? Yesterday, I bought a couple things for my upcoming build and told an in-store rep that I'd be coming back on release, but again, I don't think that's happening.. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 10 DrutypeR said: Can we get a post on here when there will be reservations or when the store procedures are announced? Yes, once we get the rest of the details we should have an update posted here. Daviid said: Will microcenter only have the FE cards in store or could we expect some AIB versions as well? Joela said: Daviid said: Will microcenter only have the FE cards in store or could we expect some AIB versions as well? I was told by an in store rep that there would be AIB's in stock as well. We will have AIBs, I believe we will have FE cards, but again, waiting on final details.   yaeji said: I live about 35 minutes from the Dallas location, probably won't be able to get a 3080 on launch day. Does anyone know of a certain timeframe that any Ampere card (mainly the 3080) will go back in stock? Yesterday, I bought a couple things for my upcoming build and told an in-store rep that I'd be coming back on release, but again, I don't think that's happening.. NORMALLY with high demand stuff like this we try to restock frequently, within a few days. However we don't know what availability will be like at the beginning with this launch. For all we know we could sell out of initial stock then not receive any more from manufacturers for two weeks.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter floydian022 ✭ September 11 Apparently, no FE cards:  https://twitter.com/microcenter/status/1304475301100105729 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter DrutypeR ✭ September 11 floydian022 said: Apparently, no FE cards:  https://twitter.com/microcenter/status/1304475301100105729 Thank you for posting this response. I was hoping to go for either FE card or Asus Strix. If Micro Center near me wont be carrying either Ill go through the online route. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter floydian022 ✭ September 11 Honestly, it was what I was expecting from the get-go, as IIRC, FEs were only available at the NVidia store and Best Buy at the 2000 series launch.  Saw the convo here regarding whether MC would have them this time around or not, and figured I'd share the tweet. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter DKC1995 ✭ September 11 I have a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a B450 Asrock Mobo. Will the motherboard be compatible with the 3070? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter «1234567…17» Go Leave a Comment BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list Format Heading 1Heading 2 QuoteCodeSpoiler Emoji Url Image Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights Drop image/file Home • Announcements, News & LaunchesComment As ...