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Community Article Samsung 980 PRO 2TB Benchmarks — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Samsung 980 PRO 2TB Benchmarks MicroCenterOfficial admin February 2021 edited September 2021 in Reviews & Buying Guides If you’ve been looking at M.2 storage recently, you may have seen or been recommended the Samsung 970 EVO. The 970 EVO M.2 is a fan favorite for its fast write speed and dependability. The Samsung 970 PRO is an even more durable version of the 970 EVO with a drastically increased amount of data it can rewrite. However, with new advancements in processors, motherboards, and chipsets, we are seeing the next level of high-speed storage in the form of PCIe Gen 4.0. Samsung recently released their new M.2 SSD and successor to their 970 series M.2 SSDs: the Samsung 980 PRO 2TB NVMe M.2, which fully utilizes the blazing-fast PCIe Gen 4.  We recently got to plug the new Samsung 980 PRO 2TB NVMe M.2 into our test bench and run some diagnostics on it. The 980 PRO 2TB NVMe M.2 makes use of NAND flash memory for stable and fast transfers, along with the newly released PCIe gen 4.0. For our test, we used the same test bench as at WD_BLACK AN1500 SSD Benchmark, making use of an ASRock X570 Taichi paired with a Ryzen 9 3900X. We also had 16GB of 3200MHz RAM as well as an EVGA RTX 3070. You can find our test bench here. We also ran the Samsung 980 PRO through two different benchmarks, AIDA64’s Drive Benchmarks, and CrystalDiskMark.  To start with, let’s go over the CrystalDiskMark results:  6,579.2 MB/s read is a massive number. With the average sequential read speed of better consumer SSDs being around 3500 MB/s, this just blows the average out of the water. Large sequential write speeds as well, at that 3300MB/s vs the average 2300 MB/s. The Random Reads and Writes at the various Queue Depths are all also very impressive, all scoring higher than the collection of higher-end M.2 NVMe SSDs. As a reminder, the CrystalDiskMark benchmark is based on short bursts and isn’t reflective of practical use for this SSD. It still shows potential speeds that the drive can have. The next benchmark tool we used is the AIDA64 Drive Benchmark which has a multitude of tests for our 980 PRO to go through. The first one we did was the Average Write Access or the response time for the SSD to respond to a request. SSDs, in general, have a fast response time, with the average being anywhere between 0.03 and 0.30ms. The 980 Pro is a bit faster, with an average of 0.02ms response time.    Next, we ran the Linear Write benchmark in the AIDA64 Drive Benchmark. This is the same as a Sequential Write Benchmark that CrystalDiskMark used but over a much longer period of time. Due to the longer period of testing, we can see how the Samsung 980 PRO handles thermal throttling. This benchmark is also similar to transferring one large file, like a video. The result was a very respectable average of 2440 MB/s. With better active cooling, it is possible to see better results as the 980 PRO was under the heatsink of the Taichi.  We also ran a benchmark with the Linear Write + Verify. This benchmark has the SSD write sequential data and then verifies the data written.  After the Linear Write + Verify Benchmark, we ran both Random Write and Random Write + Verify Benchmark. Random Write is more like grabbing multiple different items and documents and transferring that data over rather than one single large item. This would be the more common application for most people, and the results were pretty great. Lastly, we ran the Buffered Write benchmark. This tests the first few sectors on the SSD by writing data to it and then writing over that sector again. This shows the first bits of transfers are fast and work great for transferring small documents. Again, a monster performance.  In conclusion, this drive is incredible and worthy of the high praise it has received. The Samsung 980 PRO is a great successor to the Samsung 970 PRO, utilizing PCIe Gen 4.0 for some serious gains in performance. This is one of the fastest SSDs Micro Center has tested, and definitely one of the fastest options for the consumer market. The Pro series from Samsung are known for their durability, and the 980 Pro is sure to be no exception. Samsung says that you’ll be able to write 1200TB of data before seeing serious issues. 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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not IncludedCPUAMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included1$699.99 EACH
ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 ATX MotherboardMotherboardASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard1$449.99 EACH
G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GTZN - BlackRAMG.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-3600C16D-32GTZN - Black1$229.99 EACH
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - WhiteCaseLian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - White1$249.99 EACH
EVGA SuperNOVA 1200P2 1200 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX Fully Modular Power SupplyPower SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1200P2 1200 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX Fully Modular Power Supply1$359.99 EACH
ASUS AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT ROG Strix LC Overclocked Hybrid Cooled 16GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics CardVideo CardASUS AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT ROG Strix LC Overclocked Hybrid Cooled 16GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card1$2,499.99 EACH
Samsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)2.5" SSDSamsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)1$379.99 EACH
NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ LCD DisplayWater Cooling KitsNZXT Kraken Z73 360mm CPU Water Cooling Kit w/ LCD Display1$294.99 EACH
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USBOperating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB1$139.99 EACH
Astro Gaming A40 TR Wired Gaming HeadsetHeadsetsAstro Gaming A40 TR Wired Gaming Headset1$149.99 EACH
NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-band Gigabit Wireless AC RouterWireless RoutersNETGEAR Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-band Gigabit Wireless AC Router1$249.99 EACH
Corsair QL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 3 PackCase FansCorsair QL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 3 Pack1$149.99 EACH
Total$5,854.88
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I was looking at the following: Samsung 870 Evo, Crucial MX500 and BX 500. The drive I'm replacing is a WD Blue that's almost 10 years old, but I'm not loyal to a specific brand but want good price and quality. My PC does have 2 more m.2 slots, but a 2TB drive seems a little spendy compared to SATA. And it doesn't sound like there would be a noticeable improvement.   As for price, I'm trying to stay under $250. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Help Parts compatibility — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Help Parts compatibility Neuro ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 in Help Choosing Parts I’m trying to build myself a pc will be my first and I want to know if I’m choosing the right parts in terms of compatibility, the parts will be: MBO: Asus B550-A RoG Strix Amd cpu: Rysen 9 5900x gpu: evga Rtx 3070 ti  Ram: Corsair vengeance 4x8GB (I don’t know how many pin I will need on this rams for the MBO that I’m choosing ) SSd: 980 evo 3.0x4 Samsung  PSU:  I don’t know what PSU W. I will need for this build. I need help with this one.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Yingdong ✭✭ December 2021 You have a compatible and solid build. However I would recommend you to go with 3070/3080 instead of 3070ti. 3070ti is only a ~5% performance uplift from 3070, while 3070 ti draws 290w instead of 230w of 3070. For ram any ddr4 ram will work. I personally advise you to go with ballistix 4x8gb 3600mhz+, as ryzen platform loves high frequency rams. Micron(crucial) e dies were known for its good overclock ability, while corsair's lower end ram kits are basically garbages while being much more expensive. Also it would be better to go with samsung 980 pro or WD sn850 to utilize pcie4.0. The 980 non pro has this dramless design, limited both heat and performance, is mainly for thin and light laptop usage. About the psu, for your exact build 750w would be enough. I would advice you to choose seasonic as its a reputed brand on psu. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Need help picking a motherboard — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need help picking a motherboard Aron105 ✭ January 29 in Help Choosing Parts For the past few weeks I've been using pcpartpicker to find all of my parts. However, every time I pick a motherboard, lots of compatibility issues pop up with the processor (BIOS), case, and Power supply. For the BIOS, I know I can manually fix that, but for the others I'm no so sure. Can someone let me know about a motherboard that works with the rest of my build? Here's the list: Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU Cooler: NXZT Kraken X53 RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB Graphics Card: Geforce RTX 3070 Power Supply: NZXT C750 Gold Case: NZXT H510 Elite Thanks in advance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin January 29 Answer ✓ Greetings. Any B550 AM4 board or X570 AM4 board would work for you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Aron105 ✭ January 29 Thanks! I found one and It looks like It'll work great 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 29 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39647#Comment_39647 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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BadKarma ✭ April 11 in Help Choosing Parts Looking at setting up a new rig. I included a list of parts I am currently debating. Looking for some feedback. Good/bad/suggestions. I do occasionally game. I do however edit lots of photos ( photographer ) and edit videos. Looking for something that will excel in both areas well as well as game as needed. Thanks in advance. AMD 5900 X ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 AMD G Skill Trident Z RGB 64GB ( 2 x 32GB ) Lian Li - PC - O11 Dynamic Glass ATX Mid Tower EVGA Super NOVA 850 GT 850 Watt Gold EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070ti FTW3 Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB SSD Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1 TB ( Boot Drive ) Corsair iCUE RGB Pro XT 240 mm Water Cooling Kit LG Ultragear 27GL83A-B 2k Monitor ( Will run dual monitors ) Possibly another of these or a 1080p 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TAPEthan ✭✭ April 12 Honestly, this is a pretty balanced build, maybe upgrade the graphics card for more performance, as the 5900X is kind of overkill for the RTX 3070 Ti, but this is a good build, and will have no problem gaming or photo editing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭✭ April 12 edited April 12 If you haven't already, I suggest asking in a forum dedicated to the particular video and photo editing software you intend to use regarding good choices for graphics cards. Software of that type makes use of a given GPU differently compared to recommending one in general for games. Video editing in particular tends to not even use a GPU. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 13 That all looks great for gaming/editing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Cutting down on some things, need someone good with parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Cutting down on some things, need someone good with parts MoriIsDumb ✭ March 2021 in Help Choosing Parts Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core AM4 with Wraith Stealth Cooler- $200.00 Crucial 8gb DDR4 2666 MHz- $47.95, x2         $95.90 MSI- B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard-          $114.99 ARESGAME Power Supply 500W PSU (AGV500)-                     $39.69 GTX Titan 6GB DD-                                                                    ~$200.00 (haven't decided where to buy my titan) Samsung 980 Pro 500gb SSD-       $119.99 Lian Li Tempered Glass ATX Case-                                             $75.99 Keyboard and mouse       $23.99 Monitor $93.99 The keyboard, mouse, and monitor are the cheapest acceptable peripherals I'm willing to go for. (75hz monitor, just some cheap RGB keyboard and mouse) Basically what I'm asking is there anything on this list I can cut down on that is either the same, or better for less money. This totals around 970 USD... which isn't the greatest for my budget. I'd like to cut maybe $120, but that's incredibly generous. Thanks all in advance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 2021 Hello @MoriIsDumb and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Take a look at the following if they are in your MC store. Check out the website and enter in the SKU#. G.skill Ripjaws V sku# 768770, on sales possibly until this Sunday. Look at the inland premium 512gb sku# 860304 or look at the WD Black SN750 sku# 944454. For monitors with us, look at the Asus VP228He sku# 831891 if your store has it. There is a open box monitor. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MoriIsDumb ✭ March 2021 Thank you for the help. I appreciate it. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 @MoriIsDumb No problemo. 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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My first preference (1) is a mini-tower case. Second preference (2) is mid-tower case. Third preference (3) is Full tower. This build will contain : ASRock motherboard B450M Pro4 AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 32GB RAM : Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3200 UDIMM AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 graphics card AX200 WiFi 6 PCI-e expansion card Samsung 980 Pro 500GB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 Samsung 870 QVO 1TB 2.5 SATA 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin June 2021 Hello @rlrimotep Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! This is a pretty weird request and checking the cases we have I found none that we carry. I went over to Newegg and Newegg listed 4 different cases, however two of them had incorrect specs regarding the 5.25'' bay. The other two do have the two requirements you want. The first one is the SilverStone Sugo Series SG12 SST-SG12B-V2 Micro ATX Case that fits a ATX PSU, looks to be modular and fits the 5.25'' bay and has that USB-C Port. The other is the Cooler Master Cosmos C700M. This case is an E-ATX case so it is very big. It looked like it was an incorrect spec as I couldn't figure out how you would install a 5.25'' drive on this, but it turns out the front panel is on a hinge that let's you open it to access the drive. I hope I was helpful in finding cases, the best one for you based off your requirements looks to be the SilverStone one. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnMagee Columbus, Ohio Store Associate June 2021 I was looking at your board, and it does not have the option to support a case with USB c. However, the best performing case in my opinion that we carry is the CoolerMaster N200. The best that fits those needs in general opinion is the Fractal Design Focus G. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Full build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=473ae92e-e802-48b3-bb28-1dbc4cc0884e CPU: (1) Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake 3.6GHz Twelve-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($299.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) MSI Z690-A Pro WiFi DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard ($239.99 EACH) RAM: (1) G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-4000 PC4-32000 CL18 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-4000C18D-32GTZN - Black ($169.99 EACH) Case: (1) Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Mesh Mid Tower Computer Case - White ($134.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($139.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($1,429.99 EACH) M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P1T0B) ($179.99 EACH) Water Cooling Kits: (1) Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit ($209.99 EACH) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin December 2021 Greetings @Robot9 I mainly play DCS, but I've done a little MSFS 2020. You shouldn't run into any performance issues due to your hardware for a very long time with that build. VR in DCS wouldn't a problem with a 3080 Ti. 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It usually happens when I'm looking at the product images, but I don't know that it's the cause. When it happens, my CPU cooler fan will spin up, so there's some kind of load happening during the hang up. It doesn't happen in Chrome. It's my understanding that the new Edge browser is based on Chromium, so I'm not really sure why it hangs on Edge but not Chrome. Edit - I guess I'd better mention: Ryzen 5900X, Radeon 6800XT, Asus Strix B550E, Samsung 980 PRO, 32GB DDR 3600, Windows 11 Pro. All latest drivers This problem also existed on my 3900X system, and also on Windows 10. This problem does NOT exist on my Surface tablet. Maybe it's a Ryzen thing? I can't say. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin October 2021 Greetings, to clarify, this issue occurs with about any page on the Micro Center website at random? Does this occur on the Community site as well? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin October 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/9755/micro-center-website-hangs-on-microsoft-edge This is very odd. Using a Ryzen CPU myself with Edge on Chromium and can't get it to hang. Can you do me a favor and test with Hardware Acceleration disabled? Go to Settings - System - "Use Hardware Acceleration When Available" and turn this off. Restart the browser and give that a try. If this fixes the issue, it's actually not your CPU at all as this would force your CPU to handle all of the acceleration efforts. It also means that the issue lies somewhere with the browser and accessing resources on your GPU. The fact that it occurs on both Windows 10 and 11 tells me this is likely not a driver issue, but could very well be something to do with how the board's PCIe slot is switching its lane bandwidth during power saving moments (when pages request hardware acceleration vs when they don't need them). Might be worth forcing a PCIe link speed of Gen 4 x16 and using the Ryzen high performance plan with hardware acceleration enabled afterwards and see if that changes anything. 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MoriIsDumb ✭ March 2021 in Cases and Power Supplies Here is what I'm looking at right now- Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core AM4 with Wraith Stealth Cooler- $179.00 Crucial 8gb DDR4 2666 MHz- $43.99, x2         $87.98 MSI- B450 Tomahawk Max AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard-          $124.99 PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non- Modular Power Sup.- $44.99 GTX 1660 Super 6gb GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 GPU-                             $244.99 Samsung 980 Pro 500gb SSD-       $119.99 Please ignore the price tags, this is pasted from a google doc. I am not sure what case to get, I'd like the cheapest case possible (while still having air flow for the 1660). If the fans on the 1660 and Stealth Wraith (included with the R5) are not enough, please let me know what fans to get. I do not want RGB (yes, I know, blasphemy) just yet as I am trying to keep this on a budget. Last question, I promise. Do cables come with my parts? If not, what will I need? Ok, that's all the questions I have. Thank you in advance for the help. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 2021 Hello @MoriIsDumb and thanks for contacting Microcenter. First, we'd recommend a 500w PSU just to make sure all parts including your 1660 have all the wattage they need. But the 450w will work. Second when you get your B450, make sure the box says its 3rd AMD ready. That way you know the B450 is ready for your 3600. If not, you may need to update the b450 bios. Third, how much are you wanting to spend on a case? What your max price to spend on a case? The case comes with case fans, you should be good there. All your cabling should come with your case and power supply BTW. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MoriIsDumb ✭ March 2021 Max is around $50 dollars. If absolutely necessary I can go a bit more, but I'd like to stay low. @TSTDavey 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 @MoriIsDumb Okay, the cheapest we have would be a Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX case. Some stores may have open box for $51.96 but regular is $69.99. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MoriIsDumb ✭ March 2021 Alright, that should do it. 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I would like to keep the cost around $2,000 but that isn't too much of a concern. Here's my list of parts so far: PC Builder_ Build Your Own PC _ Micro Center.pdf I currently have a License for Windows 10 that I believe should be transferrable to my new build. I am also bringing a 256GB SSD, and a 2 TB HDD from my current build. ------- I'm not concerned with appearance, so RBG isn't important to have. Does this build look like it would meet my needs? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Lambdaben Houston ✭✭ May 18 Parts look good to me, my only recommendation would be upgrading to a Samsung 980 Pro to get faster PCIe SSD speeds. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TAPEthan ✭✭ May 19 Great part list! All I have to say is maybe get a cheaper case, to get a 2TB NVMe SSD for more storage, as there are great cases around $90-100, like the DeepCool CK560 or the Fractal Design Meshify C. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook chemerik ✭✭ May 19 I'm surprise others missed this, but you have a motherboard selected that takes DDR5 memory but DDR 4 RAM. You'll either need to buy DDR5 memory (currently rather expensive but getting better) or get a motherboard that runs DDR4. I'm totally up on the new Intel chipset numbers, but I believe that means a Z660 chipset. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook McJunker ✭ May 19 I made a new parts list for DDR4 RAM (Only planning on having 2x 16GB). I'm not sure if the more expensive of the two is worth the extra money. What do you think of this? PC Builder_ Build Your Own PC _ Micro Center (3).pdf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 19 If you want the DDR4-3600 performance gain at just a couple dollars more compared to the DDR4-3200, I'd just go for this model, it's just $3 more and still the same brand: https://www.microcenter.com/product/636569/gskill-ripjaws-v-32gb-(2-x-16gb)-ddr4-3600-pc4-28800-cl18-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3600c18d-32gvk-black 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Need Help Choosing Parts Framunda ✭ October 2021 edited October 2021 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. It will be for a triple monitor sim racing setup. I would ideally be under $3000 but $3500 is my max. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=ffec3be5-46f3-46b3-8b2a-0571be799557 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Yingdong ✭✭ October 2021 If you go for performance and price to performance ratio, here are my advices. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I would suggest to cutdown a bit on mobo and others and upgrade the gpu you choose, $3500 is actually enough to put together a 3080ti build. For ram, I would go for the crucial ballistixs instead of lower end g.skill trident z as the ballistixs are much better on overclocking, and ryzen platform tend to perform better the high frequency ram. For power supply, go with the new G6 instead of the GT. EVGA GT power supplies are oem by FSP Group, while G6 power supplies are oem by Super Flower. For ssd, you deserve better. Please stay away from the qlc 870 qvo. While the samsung 980, the cutdown dramless version, makes sense in a laptop with better thermal control but not in a desktop. Go grab a 980 pro, or 970 evo plus/hynix p31/sn750 or any one of the flagship nvme. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, if you just like the cool rgb and light flashes on your rig and not much want to prioritize the performance, then just ignore me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Framunda ✭ October 2021 edited October 2021 Awesome I appreciate the feedback.  I really have no idea about computers so I was just trying to piece something together.  I have no desire for the fancy light shows and all that. I'd rather it perform better then look cool. I'm also unsure of the cooling aspect of it and if the liquid cooling is better or necessary? I'm also looking for the video car to have the freesync option as the monitors have the freesync option, so ibwas looking to go with an amd video card 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yingdong ✭✭ October 2021 edited October 2021 If you are willing to build all of it yourself, take a look at this: CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x ($270) motherboard: Asus ROG Strix b550-f ($180) ram: Crucial ballistix 3600mhz cl16 16gb(2x8g) ($70) GPU: Evga 3080ti ftw3 ultra ($1420) Power supply: 850w evga g6 80+ gold ($135) storage: Samsung 980 pro 1tb ($180) Crucial MX500 2tb($177) cooling: Be quiet! Dark Rock pro 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is no point to get a x570 board as b550 has same or even better vrm while they both support pcie4.0 . As the 5900x is still pricing too high, I would suggest to go with the 5600x and wait for price drop to upgrade, it would not be a huge difference on gaming anyway. You will surely find some other place that offer cheaper price for specific parts. But if you want microcenter to do this build for you, tell them just to use the stock cooler come with 5600x. And buy a heavy dual fan air cooler instead(such as Dark rock pro 4, Assasin III, Deepcool Assassin III or ThermalAlright Frost Commander 140). These beast can handle 5900x with no issues. For Evga power supply, they have really messy and confusing naming tags. G2, G3, G6 and P2, P6 are decent, they are oem psu by Super Flower and Seasonic which make great psu. The 30 series gpu are on shortage, so wait for a while or go with any 3080ti that has a price that you are willing to accept. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Anything I could improve on other than upgrading GPU in the coming months. — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts What do you guys think? Anything I could improve on other than upgrading GPU in the coming months. mogarrett12 ✭ November 2020 in Help Choosing Parts https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a14535d8-ebbe-43ad-818f-2842f6e6da6a Strictly gaming, PUBG, Tarkov, COD, etc.  Shooting for 1440, 144 1ms. Any feedback would be appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin November 2020 Hello! Welcome to the community!  I noticed a few things that I would recommend changing. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0c17f140-8efa-4b51-ad96-7b93b942134b The 3900X, while it's a great CPU, isn't really targeted for gaming. I'd recommend going with a 3700X instead, or going with a 3600 and then upgrading to the 5600X which outperforms the 3900X in gaming.  I'd also recommend an M.2 drive instead of a 2.5" SSD. One last thing I noticed was that you selected Windows 10 Pro 32-bit. I'd recommend Windows 10 Home unless the pro version is needed.  I'd always recommend 64-bit as you will not be able to utilize the full performance of your system with the 32-bit version.  Hope this helps.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mogarrett12 ✭ November 2020 Thank you for the feedback. Didn't even notice those few little things. Must have looked right over them. Landshark, I am looking to grab a 3000 series in the coming months. I actually have someone willing to sell me an ASUS Dual RTX 3070. If I were to buy that would that change anything you recommended above?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook whatname ✭ November 2020 Very nice high end build and not much to recommend. I would say the only thing that you might consider is a nvme drive if you haven't already. Since the build already has 4 Terabytes of storage, I think that a 500-gigabyte nvme drive such as this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/622291/wd-blue-sn550-500gb-3d-tlc-nand-pcie-gen-3-x4-nvme-m2-2280-internal-ssd from micro center is enough. If you want the highest-end stuff, as I can see with your build, a Samsung 980 Evo is the highest end currently. 980 Evo: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628176/samsung-980-pro-series-500gb-ssd-v-nand-pcie-gen-4-x-4-nvme-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive. Also would recommend if getting one, try to transfer things you always access like the os to it. You will see at the very least 2x the speed of the current already fast sata SSD. In the end, even the lowest end nvmes are faster than every hard drive and most sata ssds. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook whatname ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Also as Landshark says, get a 64-bit OS. I'm sure that 32 bit only supports like 4Gb of ram. I'd try to remove the hard drive (unless you need the storage) and go for a 5900x later. Otherwise, follow Landshark's steps. They will help. If you aren't doing professional workloads, I recommend a 5th gen ryzen 5/7. Other than that, I hope you enjoy the pc that you will build. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 mogarrett12 said: Thank you for the feedback. Didn't even notice those few little things. Must have looked right over them. Landshark, I am looking to grab a 3000 series in the coming months. I actually have someone willing to sell me an ASUS Dual RTX 3070. If I were to buy that would that change anything you recommended above?  I'd say the 3070 would go great with the parts I recommended above. 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I want a system to be serviceable 5 - 7 years later (last machine did that). The only kicker is I may be running some virtual machines on the box. I have always been a Asus board person and haven't used other manufacturers and BIOSs. Finally, with all the graphic card craziness, I am planning to use on-board graphics... Here is what I came up with ... it is more system than I need (don't such a higher-end board but would like the 2.5G network in case I can get that in the next couple years, WifI 6, BT 5.2...) Intel - Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor (I think I want the Xe graphics and I wear Blue...) ASUS - Z590-PLUS TUF Gaming WiFi Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 - Black (I know I don't need the bling but I can turn it off when company comes..) Samsung - 980 Pro SSD 1TB (MZ-V8P1T0B) - M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology, 2280 Fractal Design - Meshify S2 Tinted Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black NZXT - C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply (overkill but you can't have too much power... I mean I may get graphic card some day...) Could use some opinions on this build and recommendations for fans, etc, particularly the I can control for QUIET use. I only have the use of one hand, so I going to have MicroCenter build it. Thanks! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f99f50bc-1949-46b7-ac7c-7b5a48ab61a8 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 2021 Greetings. We can look into this with you, what would your overall/intended budget be? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lenticularus ✭ April 2021 Well, upper bound would be $1700 for hardware... can add more later 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 2021 That all looks solid for your budget. The case has plenty of room for upgrades and can work with any video card. You could obviously drop the power supply down if you aren't going to use a video card but if you want to be ready for one I'd stick with the 750W. The case comes with enough fans already as-is so you probably don't need to add any. The only real suggestion I'd have is perhaps water cooling the CPU or going for a better air cooler. Those processors can run quite hot. Water cooling suggestion: https://www.microcenter.com/product/617540/corsair-icue-h100i-rgb-pro-xt-240mm-water-cooling-kit Air cooler suggestion: https://www.microcenter.com/product/479165/noctua-nh-d15s-cpu-cooler I hope this helps. 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I am planning to overclock this system utilizing ASUS software.  Will be glad to hear any feedback from you! Thx! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 2021 Hello @FrostBeast and welcome to the community! This is an impressive build! What kind of budget did you have in mind? What monitor are you pairing with this monster? Honestly, this is an excellent build! Everything works! You'll have a stable platform for overclocking with the ASUS motherboard you've selected, you have ample cooling with the AIO you've selected and the GPU will pair with this system very nicely and you've got RAM to spare! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LB3 Marietta, GA ✭ January 2021 @FrostBeast I really like this build but I'd like to point out one thing. If you're going all out on the other components I strongly suggest keeping your storage/SSD in-line with the other components. Your current SSD selection offers a slower QLC (quad layer) drive. If you really want storage that will keep up with your system I strongly suggest choosing a TLC (triple layer) SSD. Other than that, great build! I'm jealous. If you really wanted to utilize your system a PCI-e Gen 4 (4.0) SSD is ideal but often breaks the budget. Similar option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/608649/inland-premium-2tb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive Upgrades (depending on your budget): https://www.microcenter.com/product/607734/wd-black-sn750-2tb-ssd-3d-v-nand-pcie-nvme-gen-3-x-4-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive-w--heatsink https://www.microcenter.com/product/601601/samsung-970-evo-2tb-ssd-v-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive PCI-e Gen 4 option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628177/samsung-980-pro-series-1tb-ssd-v-nand-pcie-gen-4-x-4-nvme-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 2021 LB3 said: @FrostBeast I really like this build but I'd like to point out one thing. If you're going all out on the other components I strongly suggest keeping your storage/SSD in-line with the other components. Your current SSD selection offers a slower QLC (quad layer) drive. If you really want storage that will keep up with your system I strongly suggest choosing a TLC (triple layer) SSD. Other than that, great build! I'm jealous. If you really wanted to utilize your system a PCI-e Gen 4 (4.0) SSD is ideal but often breaks the budget. Similar option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/608649/inland-premium-2tb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive Upgrades (depending on your budget): https://www.microcenter.com/product/607734/wd-black-sn750-2tb-ssd-3d-v-nand-pcie-nvme-gen-3-x-4-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive-w--heatsink https://www.microcenter.com/product/601601/samsung-970-evo-2tb-ssd-v-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive PCI-e Gen 4 option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628177/samsung-980-pro-series-1tb-ssd-v-nand-pcie-gen-4-x-4-nvme-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive Thank you for you help. I really dont know much about ssd market. From my perspective they have a lot of brands an ridiculous pricing for 2tb nvme m2 drives.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 2021 edited January 2021 LandShark said: Hello @FrostBeast and welcome to the community! This is an impressive build! What kind of budget did you have in mind? What monitor are you pairing with this monster? Honestly, this is an excellent build! Everything works! You'll have a stable platform for overclocking with the ASUS motherboard you've selected, you have ample cooling with the AIO you've selected and the GPU will pair with this system very nicely and you've got RAM to spare! Thank you for your comment! I am still not sure which monitor I want 2k or 4k. From what I saw on gpu tests 3080 barely able to provide more than 60 fps at 4k, so I am considering 120-144 2k monitor. Budget is around 4-4.5k$.  Still not sure about ram. I were reading something about 4000 hz for ryzen 9, but didnt find ram with this specifications. Plus i dont know how to overclock ram)  I would like to hear your opinion about my concerns. Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 2021 Also, which option for AMD cpu will be better Nvidia or AMD gpu? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 2021 I'd say that it mostly depends on the games that you're playing and how much you can budget you can put toward your monitors. I'd recommend 4k if you can afford it because you can always play in 2k on a 4k monitor and then still have the ability to view content in 4k if you decide that you don't need 144fps. I hope that logic makes sense. Another option would be one 4k monitor and one 2k monitor. As to RAM, I'd recommend anything at or above 3200mhz. 3600 seems to be the sweet spot for what's available right now. It may be possible that 4000mhz memory will become more readily available in the future but for the moment, it's a bit hard to come by. It is possible to overclock RAM, but getting into speeds around 4000mhz can get a little tricky with individual timings. In my opinion, it depends on what kind of games you're playing. At the moment AMD doesn't seem to have an adequate answer to Nvidia's ray tracing. If we're talking strictly rasterized rendering then I would say AMD pulls ahead a bit. It really comes down to which features you want from your GPU. I really enjoy features like RTX Voice, but the lower cost for the performance of AMD really does make me strongly consider the new RX cards. I hope this helps! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 2021 LandShark said: I'd say that it mostly depends on the games that you're playing and how much you can budget you can put toward your monitors. I'd recommend 4k if you can afford it because you can always play in 2k on a 4k monitor and then still have the ability to view content in 4k if you decide that you don't need 144fps. I hope that logic makes sense. Another option would be one 4k monitor and one 2k monitor. As to RAM, I'd recommend anything at or above 3200mhz. 3600 seems to be the sweet spot for what's available right now. It may be possible that 4000mhz memory will become more readily available in the future but for the moment, it's a bit hard to come by. It is possible to overclock RAM, but getting into speeds around 4000mhz can get a little tricky with individual timings. In my opinion, it depends on what kind of games you're playing. At the moment AMD doesn't seem to have an adequate answer to Nvidia's ray tracing. If we're talking strictly rasterized rendering then I would say AMD pulls ahead a bit. It really comes down to which features you want from your GPU. I really enjoy features like RTX Voice, but the lower cost for the performance of AMD really does make me strongly consider the new RX cards. I hope this helps! Thank you for your opinion again! From my perspective we dont have a gpu which supports 4k 60+ fps on ultra + ray tracing. If i will change 4k to 2k it will look awful (i guess) like switch FHD to HD (it looks horrible).  About the games... Escape from Tarkov, Cyberpunk, CS:Go, Dota2, CoD and similar games. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 2021 I doubt you'll be reaching 4k 120+fps in games like Cyberpunk, however, I don't think it would struggle to reach that in CS:GO. I think you've got an idea of the experience these resolutions and GPUs will be able to provide. I'd have to agree with you for many titles I'd have to say 2k would be my choice. I'm currently playing with a 2k 165hz monitor and wouldn't have a problem recommending it at all. Great experience! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 2021 LandShark said: I doubt you'll be reaching 4k 120+fps in games like Cyberpunk, however, I don't think it would struggle to reach that in CS:GO. I think you've got an idea of the experience these resolutions and GPUs will be able to provide. I'd have to agree with you for many titles I'd have to say 2k would be my choice. I'm currently playing with a 2k 165hz monitor and wouldn't have a problem recommending it at all. Great experience! I just found that kraken z73 isnt really good choice for AMD (some tech issues) and people have a 50/50 opinion about it. Do u have another AIO in mind? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 2021 Sure, I can share recommend the Cooler Master ML360R It should be a very comparable AIO, however, it does have much more RGB. Let me know if you're looking for something else! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 2021 LandShark said: Sure, I can share recommend the Cooler Master ML360R It should be a very comparable AIO, however, it does have much more RGB. Let me know if you're looking for something else! I was googling bunch of AIO reviews and customers feedbacks.. and you know, everybody complains about AIO (not just CM, also Asus, Kraken and etc.). I truly have no clue which AIO to chose... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LB3 Marietta, GA ✭ January 2021 FrostBeast said: LandShark said: Sure, I can share recommend the Cooler Master ML360R It should be a very comparable AIO, however, it does have much more RGB. Let me know if you're looking for something else! I was googling bunch of AIO reviews and customers feedbacks.. and you know, everybody complains about AIO (not just CM, also Asus, Kraken and etc.). I truly have no clue which AIO to chose... I've had an NZXT Kraken X62 280mm for a few years and no issues. I used it on an i5-6600K and my i9-10850K. Before that I had a 120mm Corsair and never had issues. I've built customer PCs with the EVGA CLC 240mm on an overclocked 3900X and no issues. I just built a PC with the MSI MAG Core Liquid 360r on an i9-10850K and it works very, very well. Honestly, I have to assume, from a professional opinion, that many of these "issues" are user related and not actual product issues. I believe that product issues occur but not at the rate you see in reviews. Just pick one you like that's also in your budget and you'll be fine. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 2021 Personally, I've used AIOs from Corsair, CM, and NZXT. I've not had any issues with them, and my choices were made based on looks and price. @LB3's advice to go with the one that is in your budget that you like the most is quite sound! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article I'm a photographer, need help bad. — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts I'm a photographer, need help bad. johneric8 ✭ October 2021 edited October 2021 in Help Choosing Parts I appreciate any help here. I'm a pro photographer, but on a budget. My current PC is on last leg and the guy that put together PC's for me has retired. Photoshop requires a nice processor, at least 16 to 32 gigs of ram. I also know I want an 2 M2 drives, one for OP and other for images I'm currently working on. I understand that I won't get the best machine with the money I'm trying to spend, but I want to see if any of you can look at this list and see if it's okay to order? what suggestions do you have for me? I was trying to stay around $1500.. I've been using a PC now that is 7 years old but on it's last leg but still pretty fast. Below is a huge upgrade from what I have. Not sure the graphics card is great, but photoshop doesn't need anything fancy, just directx12 compatible and at least 4gig of memory. It's mainly the processor for photoshop. I typically edit just photos and NO video. Thanks for any suggestions, I really really need help, I don't know much about PC's.. I hate Mac's, so no go for me there. Intel core 17 10700K comet lake 3.8ghz eight core asus h570 pro tuf gaming intel LGA 1200 (m9therboard) G.skill Ripjaws V64 gb 2 x 32 ddr4 EVGA 850bq 650 watt 80 plus bronze atx samsung 980 pro ssd 1tb M.2 (operating system) inland platinum 1tb m.2 2280 3d Nand. ( for current photo storage for editing in photoshop) coolor master mL280 windows 10 pro 64bit crosair ll120 rgb hydraulic bearing 120mm case fan . 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments johneric8 ✭ October 2021 will this help me get responses? will this work? https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=abd12d52-2ad8-4ee0-8841-edc8c6385d55 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin October 2021 That part build looks fine for what you're looking to do, however, according to Adobe they require a video card with at least 2 GB of VRAM and recommend one with at least 4GB for the newest versions of Photoshop, your build list doesn't have one picked out, so you would want to look into adding that. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/system-requirements.html https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭✭ October 2021 My observation is that you've picked out a quite expensive full size motherboard; Consider browsing the mATX sized ones. Unless you absolutely need the extra slots provided by the full size that will save you some $$. The 5800X is also a pricey step up from the 5600X which may be a better price for performance for you. I process raw images on my 5600X and it is really fast. You may not know that the 5000 series all auto overclock by themselves for pretty good performance boosts and the 5600X does this very well. Microcenter carries the ASUS TUF 1650 Super with 4GB of GDDR6 for $259 which is probably your best bet in that category. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DarthBaggins Acworth, GA ✭ October 2021 Photoshop leans more towards favoring Intel based platforms, which has been seen through many benchmarks thanks to Puget Systems. if you are going with a K sku'd Intel processor, I would recommend looking in the Z590 (for the 10th/11th gen CPU's), and look at WD's NVMe drives as they seem to go head to head with Samsung and definitely competitive in the pricing arena. The GTX 1650 is a good card for workflow and there is a reason OEM's use them in workstation builds. The new NVENC encoder puts in some real work, I'm still running off of a GTX1080Ti in my aging rig, but in the end it has been the best investment I ever made in a GPU that I needed for work and play. I deal with Adobe suite daily, mainly hop between Illustrator and LR most days depending on the workflow and what the client needs done. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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They both have power, and are connected via sata to motherboard. (forgive the remidial nature of my description, I'm not an expert.)  My build currently, assuming relevancy: Ryzen 7 5800x  ASUS Dark Hero x570 (BIOS version unsure, at work currently- have not flashed anything yet)  (2) Samsung 980 PRO M.2 SSD (in RAID 0) (2) Samsung 870 EVO SSD (Discoverable in bios, but not formatted) (Let me know if anything else is relevant)  I open up my BIOS, navigating to the create array menu, and when I toggle the drop down menu for what raid level I want, the BIOS hangs, requiring a restart to resume computer function. I've only tried different sata ports as far as troubleshooting is concerned. The information I've gathered on my problem is scant: only few mentions of... Flashing firmware for motherboard, and other suggestions of specifically flashing raid firmware. I've not explored these options for fear of losing my OS raid volume. I'm unsure how to proceed, I could use information on what the aforementioned tips will do to my OS array. Thank you for any information you might share.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin June 2021 Hello @zenleo and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. We're assuming you have a ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero mobo, is that correct? Do you already have an existing Raid Array configured and are trying to create a new one? Is so, you'll have to delete the existing array before setting up a new one. Are your drives SATA connecting SSD's? If so you'll need to change your SATA mode to RAID in the bios. Raid configuration guide below. If you have not yet set up a Raid array and it still hangs when navigating to select Raid configuration, yes; you want to update your bios for your motherboard. Then try the RAID set up again. RAID Configuration Guide: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1045089/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook zenleo ✭ June 2021 1: correct, that is the motherboard I have.  2: I have two 2tb 980 pro ssd installed on the motherboards 2 m.2 slots. They are in raid 0. What I'm trying to do is add a new array comprised of the two 4tb 870 Evo ssd.  Do you mean to say I cannot have two raid arrays at the same time?  3: I have done so, the step I'm stuck on comes after the option to set sata mode to raid. 4: if I follow through with this, will I lose OS array in the process?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 2021 @zenleo you can have multiple array (ex., Raid 0, Raid 10, etc.). But you may come across issues of configuring a duplicate Raid array (ex., Raid 0 for 2 m.2 drives and Raid 0 for 2 4tb 870 evo ssds. Are you trying to make the 2 4tb 870 Evo's also RAID 0? The RAID configuration guide are the steps to set up RAID on your motherboard. You already have an array setup, presumably for the OS on one of the 980 pro SSD; which are separate storage drives from the EVO 870 drives your are trying to set up the RAID for. So no, long as you configure the RAID for the EVO drives and not the drive that has you OS, it should not wipe out your OS array. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 2021 @zenleo Try updating the bios first, then attempting the RAID set up again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook zenleo ✭ June 2021 @TSTDavey, I appreciate your time, didn't work- Im at a loss where to go next, perchance something is wrong with my motherboard itself?  I'll try contacting ASUS I guess or just put up with having two drives. Thanks again  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 2021 @zenleo so after updating the bios, the RAID selection still hangs correct? There could be an issue with the board or an ASUS bug. Let us know what ASUS says. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin June 2021 @zenleo Usually you'll have a specific setting on the SATA Configuration menu to enable NVME Raid. Did you enable this? The drives should just not show, rather than for your board to hard lock. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Now, of course, Intel's Fastest Desktop Processor deserves nothing less than the best, so we've gone all out for this build. Check the whole thing out below! Processor: Intel Core i9-12900KS Alder Lake 3.4GHz Sixteen-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor Intel isn't lying when they call the Core i9-12900KS the "World's Fastest Desktop Processors," and you can check out benchmarks for proof. With 16 cores and 24 threads, the i9-12900KS supports both PCIe 4.0 and 5.0, DDR5 and DDR4, with a base E-core speed of 2.50GHz and a base P-core speed of 3.4GHz. The whole chip can reach an astounding max Turbo Frequency of 5.50Ghz! You're definitely going to want an AIO - at least - to really get the most out of this processor without thermal throttling it. Something like the ASUS ROG STRIX LC II 360mm RGB CPU Water Cooling Kit! Motherboard: ASUS Z690-E ROG Strix Gaming WiFi DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard While the Core i9-12900KS can support DDR4, if you want to get the most out of the chip (and you absolutely should!) you need DDR5 and a motherboard that supports DDR5. The ASUS Z690-E will make full use of every bit of power you put in it and has support for PCIe 5.0, keeping you on the bleeding edge. Graphics Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti FTW3 ULTRA Triple Fan 24GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card Powerful CPU? Check. Powerful motherboard? Check. Powerful GPU? An absolute must. The EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is the absolute peak of NVIDIA's lineup. Built with an absolutely massive 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM and a whopping 10752 CUDA cores, this GPU isn't just 4K ready, its 8k ready. RAM: G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-5600 PC5-44800 CL36 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F5-5600J3636C16GX2-TZ5RK - Black We've said it with every part we've added and we're not going to stop now: If you're building with the i9-12900KS, go all out. DDR5 RAM is an absolute must, and 32GB is just the start. Double it with a second kit or increase the memory capacity and never ever worry about RAM again. Hard Drive: Samsung 980 Pro SSD 2TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) & Seagate BarraCuda 8TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive Speed and Space is the name of the game. Samsung's 980 Pro offers 2TB of space with blazing-fast NVMe speeds for your OS and anything else you want to put on it. Then, when you start to fill up, you can spill over into a 6TB standard HDD from Seagate. 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So here are my proposed parts: i9-12000k Asrock z690 steel legend WiFi 6E DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX motherboard GSkill trident z neo series rgb 128g (4x32) ddr4-3600 Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX mid-tower EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt 80 plus gold fully modular GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 12gb (anyone know what FTW means?) main drive - samsung 980 pro ssd 2tb (I have plenty of external drives, etc.) MSI - MAG coreliquid 280mm all in one colling kit for CPU 3 lian li 120 fluid dynamic bearing case fans (not sure if I need compound - if it is included with the cooling kit - but if so, probably just thermal grizzly or whatever is available - but let me know if I should get a specific product) Thanks so much for taking a look and any recommendations and/or comments are greatly appreciated in advance, Drew 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments JeromeMicroCenter Atlanta, GA ✭✭ April 17 edited April 17 Hey Drew! You have put together quite the build list, that would make any builder drool. The harmony between your parts is very well-executed, I have no major qualms with anything except for the cooler - the first iteration of it had an issue with the pump, this is supposed to have been fixed with this new version but I just wanted you to be aware of that. One small suggestion, or rather, discussion topic (?) I wanted to bring up; Do you have a realistic workflow that would benefit from 128GB of memory vs 64GB? You say the one of your main uses is video editing, this is one possible idea: Cut down to 64GB as this is something that is much easier to upgrade in the future should the need arise, keep the 3600MHz CL16 (or CL14 if you can find it, the Marietta store has Ripjaws at CL14, not sure what capacity) spec and use the savings to upgrade to the 3090, 24GB gives you quite a bit of breathing room if your application/rendering method is VRAM intensive. But hey, if it's system memory intensive then you are good to go. You've obviously done a lot of research, good job! A first build can be scary, keep these 2 things in mind; 1) A good build guide video can be a lifesaver, try and follow the same steps they take. Linus does a few very basic builds if you want to get a quick grasp on the general process, and he also has a decades worth of advanced builds as well. Watch a few, I find them entertaining and have personally learned a lot from his channel. 2) Your local Micro Center offers build services! The price is tiered based on part selection (usually between $199.99-$249.99 for a build with a standard set of components), If you decide you're not quite comfortable yet but still want a well built machine, stop in to your local BYO department and one of the associates can get you squared away. Good luck! -Jerome T. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook drewehart ✭ April 18 Thanks for the advice - I do think I am going to cut down to 64g - I have 32g now and noticed it gets maxed out in After Effects sometimes, but I imagine 64 will get rid of that - while I don't mind spending the money, cutting the cost a little would be nice and RAM, as you note, is a good place to do it as I can easily upgrade in the future. Thanks again, Drew 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭✭ April 18 edited April 18 You have top end CPU and GPU (meaning "hot") in an all glass case. I recommend you look for a "Mesh" or "Airflow" version such as this: Corsair 5000D Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Computer Case - White - Micro Center or this: Lian Li Lancool II MESH Type C RGB Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Snow White - Micro Center "FTW3" Stands for "For The Win 3" and is EVGA's gaming series with LED lights and triple fans. Oh, and you said you'd rather have function over good looks. That MSI cooler is flashy LEDs and mediocre performance. For performance over lighting, consider something like this: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT 240mm Water Cooling Kit - Micro Center or this: NZXT Kraken X53 240mm Water Cooling Kit - Micro Center 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 256 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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