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Written by PhillipT 

Hello! This is a breakdown of streaming setups at three different tiers: BeginnerIntermediate, and Pro. It can be very confusing trying to keep track of all the different kinds of equipment used for streaming and what pieces are even necessary. I will go into detail for things that I would consider required, and things that I would consider an accessory and may not be needed at all.  

I highly advise that if you are just starting off streaming to look within the Beginner and Intermediate setups and getting comfortable with the equipment there. Streaming is a big commitment and starting off with Pro equipment at the beginning can be a waste of money if you don't stream frequently. When you begin livestreaming and have a solid grasp at it (and hopefully some regular viewers), I would then consider upgrading the equipment you have. When upgrading your setup, you do not need to do it all at once. It's absolutely okay to upgrade your equipment one piece at a time. Upgrading equipment can even be great content for a stream title. “New Webcam Stream!” or “New Stream Setup” usually draws wandering eyes. 

This guide will not go into detail on what internal hardware your computer needs to stream. This guide will focus on peripherals and streaming equipment. Different games will require different recommended hardware to stream and it’s possible that you may not even be streaming games. This guide is aimed for those who already have a computer that can play and stream their desired game(s) without any performance issues. If you are looking to stream podcasts, interviews or content creation, the computer doesn’t need to be very powerful. Keep in mind, a big part of streaming is having a good UPLOAD speed from your internet service provider. 

This guide will assume every stream setup will use at least a webcam/camera and a microphone. You can obviously stream without either of these, but many streams use both. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AT ALL PRICE POINTS

Broadcasting Software is required to stream at all price points. Without a program to broadcast with, you have no way of sending your video feed to your livestreaming platform. A popular program for this is OBS Studio. It is a free program that streamers use to stream to websites like Twitch and YouTube. Another popular pick is Streamlabs OBS, which combines Streamlabs with OBS Studio. Streamlabs is a tool for streamers to manage notifications and chat tools as well as providing other useful features for streamers.

We have a setup guide for Streamlabs OBS at:

https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7211/how-to-use-streamlabs-obs-slobs

MICRO CENTER'S STREAMING STUDIO BUILDER

Similar to PCPartPicker, we have a system on our website called Streaming Studio where you can pick parts out for your streaming setup. The system uses the stock in your local store, and once complete, you can place it as a big pickup order! It will break down equipment and accessories for streaming into sections where you pick the item that you want. We also have preset setups for the BeginnerIntermediate, and Pro categories so you have a starting point to work off of, and of course you can edit the presets and change them to fit your preferences/budget. Lastly, you can select Wide Open and start with a blank slate and fill in the parts that you want!  

BEGINNER STREAMING SETUP

So you're looking to start a stream up for the first time? There are definitely a few options for budget streaming. Some people may not even need to buy additional equipment! Beginning with this sort of hardware may help you decide whether or not you'll want to stream long term or broadcast every once in a while. To jump start your audience, telling your friends or family would be a good first step! The equipment here is generally acceptable quality, completing the job of letting viewers see you and hear you. 


Laptops: Most laptops have a built-in webcam and an integrated microphone! Assuming your laptop can handle streaming and playing games, you don’t really need to get any additional equipment if you are looking to stream for a budget. 


Webcams: There are a lot of options for budget webcams, just note that they aren’t usually going to be high definition and they usually have low frame rates. They still will get the job done and your viewers will be able to see you.

Segue USB 1080p High Definition Web Camera


Manhattan 1080p USB Webcam


j5create USB HD WebCam


Microphone: What is nice here is that webcams usually have a built-in microphone! Although not the greatest quality, they again still perform for what you need them to. If you have a pair of headphones that have a microphone built in, those should work as well. For the beginning tier, I'd recommend getting a gaming headset. These generally have a quality microphone built-in. If you notice the microphone start to distort or hear background noise, adjusting the noise gate in your broadcasting software should usually remedy this.

Logitech H111 Stereo Headset


HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset


Corsair HS60 Pro Surround Gaming Headset


INTERMEDIATE STREAMING SETUP

Maybe you started streaming with a budget setup and think it's time to upgrade. You could also be someone who has decided to start with some nicer equipment to give your viewers a better experience. The equipment here will give new viewers and strangers a better perception of the stream and I recommend getting equipment here if you want to try getting return viewers that are strangers. Friends are more forgiving and generally watch streams even with issues, whereas strangers may not be so kind.

 

Webcams: We are now looking for higher quality webcams. Ones that have a higher resolution, ideally 1080p or higher. Webcams here also have a nicer frame rate and you won’t look like a blur when moving. 

Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam


Logitech StreamCam Plus


Logitech Brio 4K Ultra


USB Microphone: Have you been to those streams or have those friends whose microphone just pick up everything in a distorted way? People talking in the background, loud clinks and clangs, and even the breathing of the person? We are starting to use external microphones here! These are all standalone USB Microphones with higher audio quality than integrated microphones you'll find in headphones, headsets and webcams. You can consider using Wind Screens/Pop Filters if you find your audio having loud hisses or pops. Boom Arms are also recommended to pair with your microphones, or even required if your microphone does not come with a stand. If you are using a USB microphone, you may want to consider switching to actual headphones rather than a headset since headphones usually have better audio quality. Not so much a streaming improvement but a quality of life improvement.  

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Condenser Microphone


Blue Microphones Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone


Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone


HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone w/ Mount


PRO STREAMING SETUP

Now we're getting into the heavy duty setups, and I only recommend these types of setups if you are going to be very serious about streaming. This equipment is really for those that already have a captive audience where a streaming career is a possibility or is already happening. While the equipment here is very high quality, it requires multiple parts and is not a simple plug-and play setup.


DSLR Cameras: Let’s face it, even the best webcam is just too small to facilitate the quality a DSLR Camera can have. Whether it be a better field of vision, better focusing, better lighting controls, DSLR Cameras will almost always be superior. Keep in mind, DSLR Cameras were not designed for streaming and the camera you pick will need to be able to stay powered without the use of a battery, as well as provide a clean HDMI output (no icons, no framing, no words). You will also need a capture card to receive the HDMI output from the camera into your PC. Lastly, you will also need a mount for these cameras. The DSLR Cameras listed below will work, but you will need to get the power supply/dummy battery elsewhere as Micro Center does not supply these. You can also find a list of DSLR Cameras that work for streaming here.


Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Requires dummy battery


Canon EOS M200 Content Creator Kit See details below


Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Requires dummy battery


  • Note: Canon EOS M200 is powered by a DC Power Adapter. Requires Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC-E12 DC Coupler for Constant Power


XLR Microphones: Even higher quality than USB microphones, XLR microphones capture a larger range of sounds. Most USB Microphones start distorting when players yell into the microphone, or have a hard time differentiating peaks when speaking softly. I highly recommend thoroughly researching XLR Microphones if you are planning to get one. Some microphones are better at picking up high pitched voices, some perform better with singing or yelling. Research goes a long way here, finding the perfect microphone for your voice can make your stream’s audio feel super natural and crisp. Keep in mind, you are going to need a boom arm for XLR microphones, and most either come with a wind/screen or pop filter.  

Blue Microphones Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone


Audio-Technica AT4040 XLR Condenser Microphone


Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone Micro Center fun fact: This mic was used to record Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”


Audio Interface: XLR Microphones do lack a USB connection, so you will need to use an audio interface to turn the analog signal from the microphone to a digital one. These are commonly called a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). XLR microphones also have a low and quiet audio output, so you will usually need a PreAmplifier (Pre-Amp). This is where the Audio Interface comes in, with a DAC and Pre-Amp built together, they let you connect your XLR microphone to your computer. Keep in mind, some microphones may need their own Pre-Amp like the Shure SM7B, which is commonly paired with the Cloudlifter PreAmp. Audio interfaces also include a bunch of adjustment options for your XLR microphone so you can fine-tune the way you sound. You may also want to consider using high-end headphones here as well, as they work extremely well with Audio Mixers.  


Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface Doesn’t have a Pre-Amp


Shure MVI Digital Audio Interface


Behringer XENYX Q1202USB 12 Input Mixer


USB/Audio Interface Zoom LiveTrak L-8 


STREAMING ACCESSORIES

There are a lot of accessories that can be extremely useful for your stream. Some are optional, some may be required depending on your overall setup. 


Capture Cards: This may be required depending on what content you are streaming. If you plan on streaming a game console, or using a DSLR Camera to stream, you'll need one. If you are planning to stream content directly from your computer screen, you will not need a capture card. 

Elgato Cam Link 4K USB


Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro


Audio Extractor:  These devices take an incoming HDMI signal and split it into separate HDMI and Audio signals. Some capture cards may require you to split the audio from your HDMI input to get audio. You can also use this to feed your games audio into an audio mixer for adjustments on the game audio or putting the game audio on a different feed for your computer. 

Sescom - SES-AE1001 HDMI Audio Extractor


Boom Arm:  If you plan on using a USB or XLR Microphone, you should look towards using a boom arm to mount your microphone. Some microphones do not come with stands, so it will be required to mount your microphone. This helps with field of view, as some stands have an issue with blocking the screen. It is also great to move your microphone as you change your posture throughout the stream.


Neewer Microphone Boom Scissor Arm Stand


Samson Technologies Microphone Boom Arm 


Stream Deck: An efficiency accessory for streamers. It’s a pad with buttons that lets you program macros to each button. Streamers use this for playing certain songs when something happens, transitions to different scenes/layouts, or opening programs. There is a lot that can be done that can make your stream more entertaining, although this is definitely a quality-of-life upgrade and not required. 

Elgato Stream Deck


Green Screen: Another accessory that is not required for streaming, but it can lead to fun and entertaining content for your viewers. This also allows more options for setting up your layout for your stream because you are not as restricted with a background on your webcam. Keep in mind, you will need to use a broadcast software that can work with green screens like OBS Studio. 

Savage Chroma Green Travel Backdrop Kit


Elgato Green Screen w/ Collapsible Stand


Lighting Stands: Definitely not required, but it’s a very good way of increasing the quality of a webcam. Good lighting coming from the direction of your webcam can dramatically change the way your webcam captures you and it will almost always look nicer. 


Savage Edge Lit LED Light Mini


Savage Luminous Pro LED Video Light


Elgato Key Light


After going through everything, please stop by our Streamer Studio Builder to pick out the parts that you would like to add to your streaming setup!  

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Inland Electronic E-Paper E-Ink Screen Display Module 1.54 Inch for Arduino Raspberry pi


Description

When doing DIY experiments, we often need to use a display.

The inland E-screen module has a 1.54-inch display in black and white color and a resolution of 200*200. The module displays dynamic images via SPI communication.

We also provide detailed methods to attach display module to the Arduino microcontroller.

Special Note: When testing it, we use the 1.8.9 version of the IDE software. But if you use other versions of the IDE, code may be incompatible.


Technical parameters

  • Working voltage: DC 5V
  • Working current: 150mA
  • Maximum power: 0.75W
  • Display color: black and white
  • Display size: 1.54 inch
  • Display resolution: 200*200
  • Interface type: 8pin header with 2.54mm pitch
  • Operating temperature range: -20℃ to +60℃
  • Positioning hole diameter: 3mm
  • Size: 55*34*7mm
  • Weight: 14.5g
  • Environmental attributes: ROHS


Wiring Diagram


Test code link

https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArhgRvK6-RyJghuBfPkm8Ca_cn6N?e=g7FMQr


Code setting method

  1. Install Image2Lcd modulo software first. Then register with the registration code.
  2. Draw the picture you like on the drawing software, set the output to black and white, and the pixel to 200*200.
  3. Open the modulo software and set up as follows:

Click folder icon in top left to select the pattern you exported, as shown below.

Positive (black on white), then tick "color reversal"; negative display (white on black) does not need to tick.


Tap “Save” to generate the corresponding C language code file, as shown below.

Copy and paste the generated C language code to the const unsigned char IMAGE_DATA[] PROGMEM location in the code, as shown below.


Test Result

The test code is successfully uploaded. Plug in power, then the display will display various patterns, as shown below.


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Here are some of the most commonly received home printer / all-in-one printer questions we receive at our Micro Center stores: 


Q: Why is a Printer considered an All in One?

A: A printer that can support printing, scanning, and copying is typically considered an All-in-One. Some All-in-ones even can fax.

 

Q: What is a Small-in-One?

A: These are all-in-one printers that are smaller than the standard AIOs. However, they work the same way.

 

Q: Do I have to setup every feature?

A: No. Features like fax do not have to be setup unless you plan to use it. If you only want to use the copier, you do not have to use your computer at all.

 

Q: How do I scan a document?

A: There are two primary ways to scan. One option is to use the scan option from the printer, which may need to be setup. Another option is to use the software on the computer to start the scan.

 

Q: Do I have to use my Wi-Fi to connect to the printer?

A: No. AIO’s can be connected to the computer directly using a USB cable. You can always use this same USB cable to connect the printer wirelessly.

 

Q: What can I do if there are missing spots on the page?

A: Most inkjet printers will have a nozzle check pattern; this can show if there is a problem with the black or color ink. If there are missing spots, you can perform a head cleaning.

 

Q: Why is my laser printer printing faded pages?

A: Laser printers use toner cartridges so you may need to take it out and shake side to side. If that does not work, try replacing the ink.

 

Q: Do I need my computer for all the features?

A: No. All-in-ones with fax do not use the computer at all and only need a fax line. Copying also can be done at the printer using the display and doesn’t require the computer.

 

Q: Do I need a router to connect the all-in-one printer?

A: If you have multiple devices that need to print to the device, then it is recommended to connect it to a wireless router. Any device that is on that network can connect to the printer wirelessly.

 

Q: How does the printer work wirelessly?

A: If the printer supports wireless, it usually has a couple of ways to connect it. One uses WPS, which is a pin or a button on the router. The second method is a manual setup where it asks for your wireless network name and password.

 

Q: My printer no longer prints from my computer. What can I do?

A: There are a couple of things you can try. First, make sure the printer still connected to the wireless network or that the USB cable is plugged into the computer. Next, you can try reinstalling the software from the manufacturer, which sets back up the printer and reconnects to it.

 

Q: My printer interface says there is a paper jam. What do I have to do?

A: First, you need to check if any paper is caught in the feeder or inside the printer. All-in-one printers typically have multiple doors to check: one for the paper tray under the scanner, where the ink is installed, and sometimes one located in the back for the rollers. After checking these try restarting the printer.

 

Q: How do I replace the ink when its low?

A: All-in-one printers will have an option under maintenance that gives an ink replacement option. After choosing that option the printer will then direct you to remove the cartridges and allow you access to them under the scanner unit.

 

Q: My computer says “Error Printing” when trying to print. Is there a fix?

A: Check the printer display. Ensure the printer is turned on and has no messages displayed. The ready screen typically has copy and scan options to select. If it is clear, you may have to cancel the job and try again.

 

Q: How do I cancel a print job?

A: If the printer started printing you can use the stop or cancel button on the printer itself. If the computer hasn’t sent the job yet, then you will need to open the print queue and cancel the document. Instructions on this can be found in our article here:


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IS THERE A BETTER CHOISE? - This is not available at MicroCenter, so would order it prior to going in for build work. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite CPU Cooler for Intel AMD Desktop Processors Compatible with Intel LGA 115x, 1366, 1200, 2011/2066, AMD Ryzen AM4, sTRX4, TR4IceGiant ProSiphon Elite CPU Cooler for Intel AMD Desktop Processors Compatible with Intel LGA 115x, 1366, 1200, 2011/2066, AMD Ryzen AM4, sTRX4, TR4 - $169.99 Thermal Compound – HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO USE. THREW IN FIRST ITEM ON LIST AS A PLACE HOLDER - Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut Thermal Grease - 1g - SKU: 229534 - $11.99 Software Operating System – I am not interested in Windows 11 purely on an interface basis. I have to use a Mac for some work I do and I consider (my opinion of course) the interface a serious downgrade in function and convenience. - Microsoft - Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB - SKU: 261214 - $139.99 Antivirus Software - ESET - Internet Security - 1 Device, 3 Year (OEM) - SKU: 275743 - $99.99 Office Suites - I also have and use primarily WordPerfect. Microsoft - Office Home and Student 2021 - SKU: 339523 - $149.99 Peripherals Keyboard – Will be using my Razer Widow from Long Ago Mouse – Will be using my Logitech mouse, as my Long Ago Razer Mouse Stopped Working. Mouse Pads – a Piece of Printer Paper works super good. Speakers – 2 Speakers (Bose or Karden or something through a TV to Receiver Setup) Headsets - Nope Monitors – I already have a curved screen Samsung TV (lots of inches) and a “smaller” 27” ASUS Monitor. ASUS 27" 1440P Eye Care Monitor (PB278Q) - QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI  Wireless Routers - I TOTALLY WINGED IT ON THIS. 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Below is the link to the build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=df872b94-62a2-4303-ac53-dca2bcca2831 Questions are, The Alder Lake processors all say they are limited availability and to buy in store. I'd like to order online and have them build it for pick up at the store. Is this doable? How do I bypass the "sorry items not in stock" error related to the "limited availability" tag? Or is this something that would require calling ahead of time to confirm there is an i7-12700k available and then bringing the list on paper in? Trying to save an extra hour plus car trip by not having to go twice, if possible. Obviously the whole build is not possible if the 12th gen isn't available. I hummed and hawed on a few of these items. I'd like an opinion on the motherboard choices as I'm less familiar with them. I just wanted one that was DDR5 compliant and had adequate NVMe 4.0 support for the 980 Pro. Originally had an Elite AX listed here but it was labelled as DDR4. Is the Master overkill to an alternative I missed? Similarly I'm not familiar with the 5000D. I added fans as I believe the case only comes with 2. Is this unnecessary with a galahad on the front? I added a Windows 11 DVD as the operating system. Will MicroCenter be able to flash the bios and install this operating system without an optical drive? I assume they can just use the DVD windows key to install via USB? Would really like input on how best to go about building an Alder Lake with the PC Builder. Also the Live Chat function seems to be broken 🙂 Thanks, 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Crowek ✭ November 2021 My alternative and first pass was this build linked below. I made this because I was unsure about the availability of the 12th gen and ability to order for pick up in store. Would like feedback on these options + the questions above. The person who would be doing the pick up is less familiar with these so I want to make sure everything is covered prior to committing versus a prebuilt (hence the question about extra trips as well). https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=115dd6a5-0158-4d9e-998a-70b4833ade65 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭✭ November 2021 edited November 2021 I'm planning to get a 5000D in white and from what I figure the two black fans that come with it totally wreck the look of the white case. So yeah, I would say that 3 pack of white fans is a good choice but you can use the black ones if you don't care about the appearance. I say give the black ones to a friend or keep them in a box for just in case you need a replacement. The fans on the AIO will blow in and then it relies on pressure to get the warmed air out the back and top (if there are no other fans). This will work "ok-ish" but honestly it does help to have fan power to push out. Fortunately the output fans can make a huge difference while only running like 50% or less, so they provide benefit while being nice and quiet. PS - You don't need to go LED fans for the output ones of course. 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Here is how to unbox and setup the OfficeJet 4500 Printer through connecting to a Ethernet network and / or plugging in USB. This guide does not include software setup. The HP OfficeJet 4500 is able to connect both through a USB and a wireless connection. The following guide supplements the steps given in the setup guide from HP.

NOTE: While this model is no longer sold by Micro Center or the manufacturer, this information may still be useful to those using this model of printer.


1. Unpack the printer from the box.

  • Remove the cables and the install disk.


  • Turn the box upside down on a large table or on the floor and slide out the printer.
  • Remove the foam packing from the sides


  • Remove the plastic bag.
  • Remove all plastic from the tops and sides of the printer.
  • Open the print cartridge bags and remove the plastic cover from the copper colored contacts.


2. Plug in the printer into a power source. This is the purple connection in the back and the tab/clip will be to the top of the plug.


3. Power on the Printer with the power button on the lower left of the control panel.


4. After powering on a question about English 1 or another language appears in the display.

  • Use the left and right arrow keys on either side of the OK to change the displayed code for other languages.
  • Press the number for 1 on the numeric pad for English.

5. Next on the display is a Location question, USA=11.

  • Use the left and right arrow keys on either side of the OK button to look for choices.


  • Type the number of your location in the numeric keypad.
  • Then verify by pressing 1.
  • Power off and then on to keep the settings.


6. The next message that will appear will be that the Print Cartridges are missing or not detected.

  • Open the printer door and turn the printer off and then on again.



  • The print head will move back and forth a few times and then settle in the opening.
  • If the print head does not move to the right position close the door wait for 5 seconds and open it again.
  • Give about 15 to 30 seconds between attempts to allow the system to move the print head into place.
  • Remove the plastic from the bottom of the cartridge to reveal the contacts if not done yet.




  • Put in the color to the left at a slight upward tilt to the front and then press forward and up.


  • Do the same with the black on the right side of the print head pushing forward and then up with a force just a bit more than gentle.


  • Close door and click OK on the control panel.
  • The printer will move the print head around in the printer.


7. Next, install the Paper guide.

  • The guide has two prongs that will insert into the holes on the side of the main opening at the bottom of the printer.


  • With the end of the guide slightly up, slide the prongs into the holes and allow the tray to drop into position.
  • Load paper into the tray - about 20 sheets.


8. Press OK to start the alignment process.

  • The printer will print a sheet.


  • Place this into the scanner and press OK.
  • The scanner will run and then a page will print the HP 4500 menu map.
  • Please file this map for later use.


9. To turn on the wireless on the printer:

  • Press the wireless button on the left of the control panel.


  • The light will turn blue.


10. To connect to a wireless network.

  • If the printer connects you will see a message Success, connected to network, press OK.
  • When the correct network name appears press OK on the panel.
  • If this is not the right network, use the right arrow button to see more available networks to connect to.
  • When it finds Wi-Fi routers it will display the name(s) (Tenda for example) press OK if the first name presented is correct.
  • It will search for Wi-Fi in the area.
  • Press OK.
  • You will see Setup Wizard.
  • Use the right arrow key by the OK button to go to the wireless menu and press the OK button.
  • Press the button on the far right with a wrench symbol.


11. The Printer Software can now be installed.

  • If the printer is connected by USB there will be a pop up that will allow the software to be installed automatically. This can be used rather than the CD for printer install.
  • If this is a Mac computer, plug the printer in first before installing the software from the CD.
  • If this is a Windows computer, install the software on the CD first before plugging in the printer with the USB connection - or before connecting to the Wi-Fi printer.

12. To use the USB cable connection.

  • Plug the square end of the connection to the USB port on the computer.
  • Plug the round end of the connection into the back of the printer.


© Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Custom Water Loop Question — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Custom Water Loop Question bartiniboy ✭ November 2020 in General Discussion This is my build:https://pcpartpicker.com/user/bartiniboy/saved/qFy78d Question:Was wondering what I need for custom water loop besides what I have which is the build and these 4 items (1) EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB - Nickel + Acetal (1) EK-Quantum Vector RTX 3080/3090 Backplate - Black (2) EK-CoolStream PE 360 (Triple)  (1) EK-Quantum Magnitude D-RGB - AM4 Nickel + Acetal 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers bartiniboy ✭ November 2020 I can link all these EK products if need be but the forum was being glitchy when typing this 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin November 2020 edited November 2020 Greetings, You have your GPU block, CPU block and a 360MM Radiator. You're missing a one critical component and a lot of accessories.. For your pump the D5 is the gold standard here. There are lots of options, some with PWM. If I buy a D5 with PWM, it's because it's a good deal, I won't connect the PWM cable, just run the pump at 100%.  Second, you need tubing. Soft or rigid. We have kits for bending rigid PETG if that's something you want to do. Second is fittings, you're going to want to use compression fittings. They're simple to use. You'll need one for each port. CPU block, GPU block, Radiator, Pump. Should be 8 in all.  You will note the port thread on the components when buying fittings. Should all be G1/4" A few other things I should add regarding the D5. Get a pump-res combo. You don't need a reservoir, but you'll be grateful. With a res the system will mostly bleed itself. Otherwise, you're doing a T-fitting, and you'll spend an afternoon on it. D5 should include an adapter to jump your power supply for leak testing, otherwise, you can make your own out of a paper clip. you could also consider the EK leak tester: https://www.microcenter.com/product/610520/ek-leak-tester It's $49.99, but it's a lot faster. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook bartiniboy ✭ November 2020 Thx Ill be going in tomorrow to talk to a tech about planning it out  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 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 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 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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The only feasible way I imagine myself ever getting a card is if I sign up for a waiting list that reserves the card in my name, and then I go pick it up when it's ready. Sounds extremely simple, straight forward, and fair. Employees at Micro Center could simply take the cards, slap a note on it for whom its reserved, and then notify them that it's ready with a 30-minute window to get it. If they cannot arrive in that 30 minute window, they are reset to the back of the list. This is just how I imagine a waiting list to work. But at the store the other day I was told there's a link to follow that puts you on a list, but that there's no way to reserve your place on the list. Which effectively makes the list... pointless. Is there a not pointless waiting list? Is there any way for me to get a card? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 2021 Hello @MatthewDZak and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. What store did you go to that shared about the waitlist? There's no gpu waitlist, there is a store entry list, which can only be accessed 2 hours before the store opens. And you have to be outside the store before it opens at 10am. Getting a GPU from Microcenter is on a first come first sell basis due to there being a shortage on GPUs across the industry. There are no holds on the GPUs. Customers have to be in the store to get a GPU if in stock or if a delivery truck is coming that day. Customers can hang out until the truck comes. The strategy to possibly get a card from MC is to visit the store on consecutive days (Tuesday through Saturday), arrive at the store at 8am to be part of the first group of customers to enter the store. Once inside the store, if GPUs are in stock, you'll be able to grab 1. If non in stock, then the store will let you know if a truck is coming that day. At that point you can hang out in the store until the truck comes or the store may work something out to call you. We understand your work situation. We've advised customers in the same situation to see if they can take sometime off as vacay and show up to the store early. Your situation is a little unique with no automobile at the moment. I'm not sure if there is a friend or family member that could bring you down to the store early. Another option would be the use of uber or lyft. But because of the shortage on GPUs, its first come first sell when it comes to obtaining a GPU at MC. The other option would be to pay the premium for a GPU at Amazon or newegg. They are about $200 more than what they are at MC depending on the GPU card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MatthewDZak ✭ March 2021 Hmmm. I was specifically told "Waitlist" by the cashier. My guess is that they simply found the wrong word to use to describe the function of the list. I think maybe they need clarification themselves. A customer also walked by and told me to "refresh the list at 7 AM sharp" which I have no idea what that means. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 @MatthewDZak I may have written a long book and it may have been too long. LOL Sorry for that. But I mentioned there is a store entry waitlist. You have access it 2 hours before the store opens. So 7am makes sense, you have to access it and be in line that early to get into the store to have a chance to get a GPU. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MatthewDZak ✭ March 2021 Let me sort this out visually so I can process it. 😅 You need to get there hours in advance in order to get on THE LIST. (If you have the right kind of phone, which I don't.) You need to get on the list in order to get into THE STORE. You need to be among the first people to reach THE GPU's. Am I understanding this? How do employees at the store control that? I would imagine a crowd around a door and a black friday-like dash for graphics cards. If that's the case, why bother getting on a list? You could just be bigger and faster. And couldn't someone show up at 9:59 AM and push their way through the crowd, bypassing everyone, and get the GPU's first anyway? I'm sorry for asking so many questions. I just need to know what my odds are before I probably sacrifice a day's pay, splurge for an uber, and stand in line for hours with a bad back, get trampled, leave without a graphics card, and pay for another uber. 😂 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook steelaw ✭ March 2021 Yeah you pretty much summed it up.there is no crowd control and it is far from a perfect system it has been this way for months I don't see it changing the foreseeable future 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jamell ✭ April 2021 Wait a second, so even though there's a store entry priority list, we basically have to run towards the isle like maniacs and quickly grab the GPU we want? The list doesn't ensure that you get a card if you for example, are first on the list, there are 20 cards, but 30 people on the wait list? I can tie my shoes really well, put on a belt and flexible shorts and sprint towards one.. but I've never been to the store before,bid still be at a disadvantage now knowing where the aisle for the GPU's is located. Any advice, suggestions? Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jamell ✭ April 2021 I'm leaving for rockville maryland In 2 days and plan to arrive at the store at or before 5 AM.. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30832#Comment_30832 I have not heard of any sort of "mad dash" to enter the store. We have seen most customers are going to the store before it opens to see if we have received shipments. Most often we seem to receive shipments on the weekdays. I'm unable to promise when we'll be receiving any new shipments or offer when to expect a shipment will be delivered, but it seems that most have success going in the morning before we open. Voucher information and other commonly asked questions & answers can be found at https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7909/limited-availability-product-launch-faq 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jamell ✭ April 2021 @Ian (admin). Thank you for your swift reply, I'm sorry for asking yet another question.. but is it safe to assume that if there's no "mad dash" as you put it, if I showed up 12 hours before the store opened, and I were 1st in line, or second, and you had for example just 5 GPU's, does this mean I have priority to grab one out of the 5 since I was second? If not, what's stops people from sprinting towards the aisle and snagging it? Also, when put on the list, do you have to list which specific card you want, or is it priority based selective choices? Also, what is a voucher? I'm sorry for the trouble, I'm travelling to another state just for a chance at purchasing one of these cards, preferably the 3080 (any variant) but since that seems to be the most popular 30 series GPU, I'm not very confident even if I were first in line for the 9 days in a row I'll be in Maryland, that they'd even have it in stock... Thank you for any other information you can provide. The store map helps a bit, but I'm terrible at reading maps, if it is a marathon sprint to get the card, I'll probably end up running in circles my first day there or something. So much anxiety about these things...saw this post and my confidence in being able to get one went way way down to be honest. Even though I truly believe this is the best chance anyone has at getting one at retail price, or at least not paying 200-300% over market value. It's such a ridiculous hyperinflation, scalping should be illegal. I don't know why the one PC outlet store in Florida shut down nearly a decade ago (assume not many people on Florida do PC gaming?), but because of the shortage, and the bot sniping scalpers, it really sucks trying to get a card here. "Tiger Direct" bought out "Comp USA", when they shut Tiger down, they both shut down. What a crappy situation. I don't understand this at all, computers are used basically everywhere.. yet I'm in a state with not a single PC component outlet... All we have are small businesses, and even if they get one card a month, they'll sell it to their family first, if not, they scalp it to a consumer... I hate this. I don't know now what's caused the semiconductor (silicon shortage?). But it sucks, something tells me this won't get better, not even by next year... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jamell ✭ April 2021 edited April 2021 Oh, the voucher system sounds great, I'm very worried about one aspect of it though. I'm traveling from Florida to buy one because micro center doesn't exist here. The FAQ that was provided says (state id or drivers license).. please tell me my Florida ID will work... If not, I can't even qualify to buy one... It would be virtually impossible without one, pretty much like like the online sales of them atm.. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 2021 @Jamell just chiming in. Your Florida will work. There isn't a requirement that customers can only buy GPUs if they are in-state customers only. Good Luck. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jamell ✭ April 2021 @TSTDavey(admin) Oh my god, what a relief, thank you so much for your reply, hope has been restored! I hope 10 days of waiting overnight is long enough to snag any of the 3 cards I could use. 3080 would be ideal to push through some game's poor optimizations.. Great customer support, there should be a microcenter in every state!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook r0x ✭ June 2021 I'm confused, because the employee at Micro Center Fairfax told me the same thing. I signed up for a waiting list, and I even received the following email: Congratulations, you have been placed on the Micro Center Video Card Wait List. You will receive notification via email when you are next up on the wait list for a video card in your selected video card class. When you receive that email, you will have 3 days to purchase the available video card SKU within your selected class using Micro Center’s in-store pickup process. Video cards not picked up within 3 days will be returned to the store’s inventory. By placing your name on the wait list, you are not guaranteed a video card and you may purchase only 1 video card every 30 days. So what does this really mean? Do I still need to attempt to get in line, or will I one day be called/emailed like I've won the lottery? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin June 2021 edited June 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/33845#Comment_33845 Greetings. You are looking at a thread that is 3 months old and the reservation system is unique to the Fairfax store and was created after this post was made by another user. You will be notified from the store regarding this process when available. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Caradepau ✭ July 2021 Odd, why is Fairfax offering a wait list, while other locations don't? Seems like a more civil and ethically fair method of distribution of GPU s than what's been and currently being done by MS in other locations. Going to a store to "black Friday" wait overnight or even a few hours in advance prior to store opening is rediculous and unrealistic for most people. Madison Heights location, as of June ish 2021, peeps supposedly get there 2 hours before opening, to then be eligible to scan qr code which is outside the store, to then be eligible for a GPU, at least that's what was stated to me during the many many trips I made to that store during normal hours from a MS employee. Only slightly better? Than the previous method..camp overnight to then get a paper voucher for a hard to get item..GPU, CPU, whatever it is.. MS, best buy, are still using a rediculous "Black Friday" method..no matter the details (qr code, paper voucher) when they should be doing waiting list like this supposed Fairfax local is or at least did. And a waiting list means... if waiting a month or three for that text and or email from MS for you to finally get a card..so be it. Better than wasting so much time, gas, milage wear and tear of your car, and days off work.. The argument may be...Newegg waiting list..good luck.. you'll never get a GPU.. You would eventually get one..in theory much sooner IF they stopped the "black Friday" method. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin July 2021 Hello @Caradepau, the post that you're responding to is quite dated at this time. 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Melo ✭ June 2020 in CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards I don’t know why I was sold a bundle like this but since mine does not have that orange “3000 ready” sticker should I return it?  I live an hour away and I’m brand new to the pc building community . Please help me I purchased this at the beginning of June . Did the orange sticker fall off or was I just sold the wrong bundle ? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMichaelB admin June 2020 Welcome to the forum, @Melo. The ASUS B450M-A/CSM supported the Ryzen 5 3400G on BIOS version 1201, which was released on May 10, 2019. While not impossible, I find it extremely unlikely that one of our stores had a board on the shelf for over 1 year without it being updated. Did you run into a no-POST issue while assembling the system? Or are you checking out of precaution before building?  You are more than welcome to bring the board back to the store for an exchange as I am confident our sales team will take care in making sure you have compatible hardware. If you want to attempt the build now to see if it works, we are here for you should you have any questions or issues. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Melo ✭ June 2020 thank you for your answer! I have not even took the processor or the motherboard out of the box because my case comes in on Monday. And I’m hoping that they manufactured some updated motherboards with out that orange sticker. I would have to drive back an hour to fix the situation but I think I’ll just try my luck and if it doesn’t work there are many videos on how to do the bios thing . Another question I bought the wd black sn750 500gb m2 this motherboard should support that correct ? Sorry for the “noobness” new learner here thank you for your time! Oh maybe I can check the serial number on the motherboard box to see if it’s the updated one  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 When the 3000 series originally came out, we actively updated the BIOS on the 400-series boards we had in stock to make sure they were compatible, so even if it doesn't have the label it's pretty likely it's compatible. While it's not impossible, I'm going to agree with Mike and say that I'd be extremely surprised if we had a 400-series board in stock that did not have the proper BIOS update.  The SSD you chose will work just fine in this motherboard. It has one PCIe M.2 slot available.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Melo ✭ June 2020 And as always you guys came through and helped me with my questions I appreciate it guys  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 Of course! Always happy to be of assistance. Let us know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DaBostonBeast ✭ July 2020 I can't believe the rep answered this and never mentioned that the 3400G is actually a 2000 series chip with graphics CU's. With the new 4700G it's a 3000 series chip. APU's on Ryzen just run a Generation behind. There is no reason it shouldn't work with a B450 Board unless something is broken. If you had updated the Bios you'd probably just be S.O.L. since it's a 1 way trip. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin July 2020 DaBostonBeast said: I can't believe the rep answered this and never mentioned that the 3400G is actually a 2000 series chip with graphics CU's. With the new 4700G it's a 3000 series chip. APU's on Ryzen just run a Generation behind. There is no reason it shouldn't work with a B450 Board unless something is broken. If you had updated the Bios you'd probably just be S.O.L. since it's a 1 way trip. You are correct in that the Ryzen 3000 APU's are based on the Zen + architecture, not Zen 2, however they did still require a BIOS update as they were not compatible with the B450 chipset out of the box. Their specific microcode was not added to the ASUS Prime B450m until BIOS version 1201 (released 5/10/2019), which was the exact same BIOS that added support for the Zen 2 (3000 series) processors. https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-B450M-A/HelpDesk_CPU/.  The architecture of the processor was not relevant to the compatibility question as despite the older Zen+ architecture, it required the exact same BIOS as the rest of the 3000 series for compatibility. This is why OP asked about the sticker as it would designate that the board had the BIOS required to allow the processor to POST. As for the 4700G, there was far less information about that processor over a month ago when this thread originally was posted as the 4700G just paper launched yesterday on AMD's website. As an enthusiast, I like to keep up on all upcoming hardware launches, but I also cannot provide advice based on unreleased products as they are subject to change prior to officially launching. 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Also, every time I shut down or restart it, the screen will turn off but the PC itself won't actually power down for some reason. I uninstalled Wallpaper engine and I'm still having the same problem. To actually power it down I have to hold down the power button on the PC instead of doing it directly from Windows. When I turn it back on, it says please wait and then it loads up to the lock screen and everything is perfectly fine and it actually shuts down correctly. So now every time I turn the computer on, I have to manually shut it down and then power it up again for it to run normally. When I try to restart it on the first "power down" it says 2 apps are preventing restart/shutdown, and I'm not sure what they are. It ends up closing eventually but not the PC itself. Any help is appreciated! Specs: GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB 16GB Ripjaws Ram Ryzen 7 3700X 750 Watt Power Supply B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Hydrocooler 1 M.2 SSD Drive 1 Sata SSD 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin March 2021 Hello @Headcrab93 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. We don't think the wall paper engine is the cause of the choppy and slow start up. That's just an assumption based on what was described. Something either on the Windows side or your motherboard is out of date. Is windows up to date? Also looks like the B350 Tomahawk has a motherboard Chipset Driver update dated February 23, 2021. We recommend to make sure your Windows is up to date and also install the latest AMD chipset driver for your B350. See link below. Let us know the results if its still choppy. Also make sure you 1660 GPU drivers are up to date from Device Manager as well. b350 chipset driver link: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/b350-tomahawk#down-driver&Win10%2064 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ March 2021 I will try that, thank you! I will let you know 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29082#Comment_29082 Great sounds like a plan. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ March 2021 I checked and everything is up to date now and I restarted my PC the first time, and it took a long time, and it just came up as a Windows error that said "Driver_Power_State_Failure" which I am not sure what that means. As usual it is running normally but this time I just let it restart after it collected error information. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29096#Comment_29096 Can you install and run bluescreenview on your PC to get more info about this? https://www.microcenter.com/tech_center/article/11378/how-to-install-and-run-bluescreenview The file name / caused by driver info would be helpful for us to help figure out what's going on. Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ March 2021 I will do that and get back to you asap! Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ March 2021 I installed it and the most recent crash was at 9:37 P.M, there are a lot of dump files but I'm pretty sure this is the info you want: Filename: ntoskrnl.exe (this is the same for every crash recorded). Caused by Address: ntoskrnl.exe+3fc806 That is all I can really make out, I'm not really in the know how of technical stuff! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKyleH admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29164#Comment_29164 I am sorry to hear that, ntoskrnl is a system file that can indicate some corruption, though before suggesting to reinstall windows I would recommend trying to do a clean boot to ensure nothing is starting with the computer that may not be needed. Another option may be to start the computer in safe mode to see if it allows for a normal shutdown, without having to hold the power button. The problem I forsee with this is that since its intermittent the safe mode may not reveal enough as many features are disabled in safe mode. The clean boot for this reason is my recommended first step as you can still use the computer, applications just wouldn't be started with windows but you can still open them. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ March 2021 I will try that. Again thank you all for your help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29166#Comment_29166 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ August 2021 Me again, It has been 5 months and I still have no idea how to get rid of this problem. I've uninstalled windows twice and the second time I completely factory reset windows (Cleaned out every drive, including personal files) . The same issue still occurs, I've tried Restoro and the scans indicate that nothing is wrong. To this day I still have to shut down my pc by holding the power button as when I press shut down the screen will go black but my pc remains on. Same as restarting, It'll be stuck on the restart page for 5 minutes and then I get a blue screen saying "Driver_Power_State_Failure". Then once I power it down by holding the power button and turn it back on, everything is perfectly normal. I've looked up multiple ways to fix this and I've tried most of them, even getting fresh files after completely restoring my pc. All of my drivers are up to date besides one named "AMD psp 11.0 device" which I'm not sure how to update and if that one even matters. At this point I may have to resort taking it in to the Mayfield Micro Center for a diagnostic test. Any feedback is greatly appreciated :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Headcrab93 ✭ August 2021 I've recently been reading about the ntoskrnl.exe file. I found an article on Microsoft help which the person seems to have the same problem as me. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/help-ntoskrnlexe-making-my-computer-stutterlag/32e442f7-3948-42f1-bf96-127401472507. Mine is fixed temporarily when I turn off my pc with the power button and turn it back on. It is not until I turn it off overnight or wait an hour or two in which this problem occurs. The user said it happened in March of 2021, which is the same month It began for me, which leads me to believe that the file came with a new Windows update of some sort. I still can't seem to get rid of it though or I don't know how yet. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2021 If you have already reset/reinstalled Windows, that would eliminate really any software troubleshooting we can recommend. It may be best to bring the PC in for service at this time for further assistance. 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SeanE ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 in General Discussion So here's my build: Case — Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower CPU — AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU Cooler — Wraith Prism stock cooler GPU — Asus NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Motherboard — Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER ATX AM4 PSU — Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply RAM — G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Storage — Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD Case Fans — 2x Noctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm (intake), 2x Fractal Design stock fans (exhaust) But after the painful process of building this the first time and connecting all the cables, the PC booted up on my first try. For a moment, I was proud of myself to have even gotten that far. I accidentally bent my CPU's pins along the way but managed to bend them back into place, so I was relieved to found out that it worked without too much problem.This is my first build and I dropped around $2,500 for it, not counting the extras I purchased outside of Micro Center (speakers, extra case fans). It took me over 20 hours to assemble it. Mainly because I'm a complete noob at this. Also because I had to break up the actual building process into separate sessions, because I work full-time and I have a very small workspace. So I had to put everything away once I had to leave the house. I managed to install Windows 10 Pro on it. I installed the necessary drivers to get the Internet connection, sound and graphics settings working. And even now, I've been trying to take small steps in improving the PC, hopefully culminating into something truly special. Then I noticed the PC's CPU is running way too hot.  When I checked both the motherboard's BIOS and a monitoring software (NZXT Cam), the temperature was around 40 - 50°C when it's not under load. Sometimes, the PC would freeze up for no apparent reason, even though the CPU isn't even close to 20% load. Sometimes, the screen just freezes entirely and I can't do anything. Sometimes, my programs would just freeze and the Task Manager is unable to shut any of them down. I did try resolving this by deactivating a piece of software, which I believe is part of the problem (Razer Cortex, which installed from my mouse). For a time, my PC didn't freeze anymore. Over the days, the CPU's temperature has been climbing up to 60°C and even as high as 80°C for just having Discord and Microsoft Edge open. My house isn't even terribly hot (and it's winter). So I realized this is eventually going to be a major problem, so I bought two Noctua case fans (as intake fans) in hopes that it would cool everything down. I moved the two stock case fans as exhaust It seemed to work a tiny bit, but not a significant drop. It still sometimes climbs up to 75°C. Today, I tried launching Metro: Exodus on Steam, a game that's known to be resource-intensive. Almost immediately upon launching the game, the whole PC shut off. My GPU has never even come to close to having problems with its temperature, so I knew it had to be the CPU. I tried decreasing the clock rate and the voltage usage, and it seems to cool down the CPU somewhat (it went below 60°C). But I knew this is only a temporary solution, not for the long run. I figured I must've done something wrong with the CPU cooler installation, so I decided to take apart the PC today in hopes that I can resolve it. So I cleaned up the existing thermal paste (apparently, I used a tiny bit too much last time as it was dripping down from the CPU's sides). I applied new thermal paste and tried a different way of applying it (thin spread using an applicator). I made sure the CPU cooler is screwed onto the standoffs tight enough and that the latches are on the standoffs. I put everything back together and tried to test the PC to make sure the whole thing powers on. And then, the video card is the only part that showed an LED on when I turned on the case's power switch. Everything else, including the motherboard and all the smaller parts, never turned on. I pressed the case's power button several times, but nothing turns on. The RAM's LED lights are not on. The fans are not spinning. So I tried checking on my cables: the 24-pin and the 4+4-pin connectors and all the small ones like the power switch, reset switch, etc. They're all plugged in and not loose. I checked the connections on both the motherboard and the PSU. Nothing's loose. Since the video card's LED actually turned on, I figured the PSU isn't the problem. It still managed to provide power after all. It's most likely the motherboard, the one thing that's supposed to bring power to everything else. I don't know how it happened, but I think I somehow broke it. I tried to take every precaution possible to make sure the PC is in a good environment to be worked on. I stayed away from carpeting. I kept my hands on the case most of the time to keep myself grounded. I even worked on this shirtless, everything to prevent the risk of a static charge. The CPU cooler was a very tight fit, so I had to loosen the standoffs just to get it in (and out the first time) to begin with. I don't know when it happened, but I think the motherboard broke. I did buy a $299.99 2-year protection plan with Micro Center as a safeguard. It's on my receipt listed as TWG TWG-2YR BYO BNDLE 023101, and it shows it covers the CPU, the SSD, the RAM, the GPU, the motherboard, the PSU, the case and the PC monitor. I'm just... devastated now. I put in so much time and effort in trying to put this rig together and it also costed me about $2,500. I spent hours just trying to troubleshoot every little thing to make sure everything works fine. I don't even know if I resolved my CPU's heating issue since the PC won't even boot. It's been almost a month since I bought the parts (I bought them during Black Friday sales). I tried my absolute best to do everything correctly. I even had the PC running decently at one point, and now it's a big expensive piece of metal. EDIT: I should mention that I did take out the CPU out of the socket (to clean it more easily) and both RAM sticks so I can easily take the CPU cooler out. The Wraith Prism cooler is a bulky thing; hard to put in, hard to take out. I also tried to clear out the CMOS. Didn't do anything. I tried replugging the 24-pin and 4+4-pin connectors again. Didn't do anything.  However, I did find something odd. When I unplugged the PC and plug it back in, then turned on the case's power switch, I saw a white light flash at the upper left area on my motherboard for a millisecond. It ONLY shows up if I unplug the case and plug it back in again, then turned on the power switch. More specifically, the light flashed around the Aorus board's logo, the piece of plastic that sits to the left of the CPU. Does that mean my motherboard is still functional? EDIT 12/09/20 -  So I tried to jumpstart the motherboard by placing a flathead against the two POWER SW pins. Unfortunately, nothing turned on. Then  tested the PSU by connecting the 4th and 5th slots. I switched the PSU on and the fan is spinning. However, I flipped the switch off and turned it on again. It didn't do anything. So I unplugged the PSU and tried the process again. When I flipped the switch on, it worked. But once again, I flipped the switch off and tried turning it on again. The fan didn't spin. Is this normal behavior for a PSU? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin December 2020 Hello @SeanE Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!  First thing I would like to say is AMAZING DETAILS on the issue, the steps you took and did.  It is very helpful to have as much detail as you put in, thank you so much! Now onto the issue, the system doesn't seem to be booting up at all, it is very possible to be a motherboard issue.  A No Boot usually points to one of three things, the motherboard, the power supply or the case.  We can easily eliminate two of these options, first eliminating the case.  If it doesn't boot when pressing the power switch, one thing could be the power switch itself being the issue, so let's try jump starting the motherboard.  All you need to do is make sure all plugs are in besides the front panel, and then with the PSU turned on, connect the two pins where the POWER SW would go to with a piece of metal like a screwdriver.  This completes the circuit and tells the motherboard to try turning on.  If it does turn on, we may have a bad POWER SW, but if it doesn't turn it, it eliminates the case.   The next thing to test is the PSU, using the Paperclip Method!  As complicated as it looks, it's pretty easy to do!   Taking a look at the 24 pin layout, this is as if you have it facing you with the clip at the top.  All you need to do, with the Power Supply disconnected from everything and only connected to an electrical outlet, is connect the Green port to any Black Port with a paper clip.  So from the top left, the 4th pin and any pin from 5-7.  This should cause the fan to spin on the PSU.  From here, if the Fan Spins, we can rule out the Power Supply as well and look at getting that Motherboard replaced.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SeanE ✭ December 2020 Hello @TSPhillipT So I tried to jumpstart the motherboard by placing a flathead against the two POWER SW pins. Unfortunately, nothing turned on. Then  tested the PSU by connecting the 4th and 5th slots. I switched the PSU on and the fan is spinning. However, I flipped the switch off and turned it on again. It didn't do anything. So I unplugged the PSU and tried the process again. When I flipped the switch on, it worked. But once again, I flipped the switch off and tried turning it on again. The fan didn't spin. Is this normal behavior for a PSU? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSKyleH admin December 2020 SeanE said: Hello @TSPhillipT So I tried to jumpstart the motherboard by placing a flathead against the two POWER SW pins. Unfortunately, nothing turned on. Then  tested the PSU by connecting the 4th and 5th slots. I switched the PSU on and the fan is spinning. However, I flipped the switch off and turned it on again. It didn't do anything. So I unplugged the PSU and tried the process again. When I flipped the switch on, it worked. But once again, I flipped the switch off and tried turning it on again. The fan didn't spin. Is this normal behavior for a PSU? Thank you for the information, since the fans did spin, I suspect the issue is more likely the motherboard. We do normally offer a 15 day return/exchange period for the motherboard, however if it was purchased in November it would qualify for our extended return until January 15th. Details on the return policy can be found on our knowledge base at https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/24-can-i-return-a-product-that-is-defective. If possible your welcome to try testing the power supply in another build altogether or if you have a spare laying around you can try connecting it up as well. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 @SeanE The RM850 supports Zero RPM cooling mode, so it's possible the fan just isn't running after the initial startup, because this has kicked in once the temperature wasn't detected. And this 'resets' when you discharge the power supply. Unfortunately, discharging the power supply only proves if the PSU is totally dead. It doesn't tell you if you have a bad rail. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SeanE ✭ December 2020 TSKyleH said: Thank you for the information, since the fans did spin, I suspect the issue is more likely the motherboard. We do normally offer a 15 day return/exchange period for the motherboard, however if it was purchased in November it would qualify for our extended return until January 15th. Details on the return policy can be found on our knowledge base at https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/24-can-i-return-a-product-that-is-defective. If possible your welcome to try testing the power supply in another build altogether or if you have a spare laying around you can try connecting it up as well. Unfortunately, I don't have another build lying around. But I'll exchange the motherboard whenever I have the time. TSMikeW said: @SeanE The RM850 supports Zero RPM cooling mode, so it's possible the fan just isn't running after the initial startup, because this has kicked in once the temperature wasn't detected. And this 'resets' when you discharge the power supply. Unfortunately, discharging the power supply only proves if the PSU is totally dead. It doesn't tell you if you have a bad rail. I see. So, should I take my chances with the current PSU I have? Or exchange this one too? I was pretty good to make sure it's off or disconnected from the wall outlet whenever I work on the PC, so I find it strange that it could potentially break down on me already. There's one more thing. The reason I went through all this trouble is to drop the CPU temperature since it was running unusually high when not under load. So I was going to reapply the thermal paste to see if it changes anything. This is strange seeing as how I didn't overclock the CPU (and have no intention to). I did accidentally drop the CPU at one point and bent the pins and I did read stories of CPUs still being able to work with damaged pins (though running hotter than usual). I did make sure the CPU actually fits into the socket perfectly, so I didn't think I would encounter any significant problems with it. I'm told that the stock Wraith Prism cooler should be fine regardless of what I do on the PC, but it doesn't seem like that's the case for me. Should I upgrade to a more powerful aftermarket cooler? Or would the problem be likely the CPU itself? The reason I'm asking so many questions is because the nearest Micro Center is about 30 miles away from me, lol. It would be a major hassle if I had to constantly drive between home and the store if I keep encountering problems like these. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 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 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 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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We're accepting all challengers to the Build Showcase over the next few weeks to compete for a Micro Center prize pack, stuffed with goodies and gift cards. We have two prize packs to give away, one given out randomly and one to be fought for in the Build Bracket! After the entry period ends, the Micro Center forum team will be selecting our top eight builds based on the following criteria: ·        Photo quality ·        Quality of description of the post ·        Quality of cable management ·        Uniqueness of build or theme ·        How the PC fits into the full setup And from there, its up to the forum to decide the winner! We’ll be randomly seeding each build for head-to-head voting until only one remains: our #MicroCenterMadness winner! Doom by Kevin Xo How to Enter Simply submit your build to the build showcase with #MicroCenterMadness in the title before March 26th to be entered! If you’ve recently submitted to build showcase, you’re still eligible: just update your submission to include #MicroCenterMadness and you’ll be entered. On March 29th we’ll be randomly drawing one builder to win a Micro Center prize pack AND announcing the first round of voting! For a bonus entry into the random drawing, come back and post a link to your build in the comments (and maybe hype it up a little… some positive buzz never hurt your bracket chances)! Voting will run in waves from March 29th 12:01pm EST to April 8th 12:01pm EST. The winner of the second Micro Center Prize Pack will be notified on April 8th. Quick steps to enter (see terms and conditions for full contest rules): ·        Join the Micro Center community ·        Submit your custom-built PC to the PC Build Showcase with #MicroCenterMadness in the title (see instructions below)   How to submit your custom build to the PC Build Showcase Step 1. Sign in to fill out the build submission form Step 2. Fill out the build category, name (be sure to include #MicroCenterMadness!), favorite feature, and description. Include details about the process, what you use your PC for, things you would change, etc.  Step 3. Add a few glamour shots of your completed build   Step 4. Fill in your parts used Note: You can manually add archived or custom parts. In the example below, I've added an Intel i7-7700K by typing in the "Select CPU" field. Since the part is not listed I then selected "Add Intel Core i7" as seen below in red.   Once you've added your part, you can adjust the price to correctly list what you paid. Step 5.  Select "Save", then select "Publish" to submit your build for approval. Bonus Step: Come back and post a link to your build in the comments for a bonus entry for the random giveaway! Good luck! See attached contest terms and conditions. Contest submission window: 3/8/21 – 3/26/21 Contest voting window: 3/29/21 – 4/7/21  One randomly selected winner will receive a Micro Center prize pack valued at $200.97. One voted winner will receive a Micro Center prize pack valued at $469.96. Micro Center Madness TC.pdf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Comments MrSpicyV ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 Built this just after release on 5/7/19. I waited for a year and a half from when I really should have upgraded to get Ryzen 3000 and Radeon Navi. When I saw the 5700 XT Anniversary Edition announced, I decided then and there that I would build my PC around that aesthetic. Also had to use a hack saw on this build. Not the best photographer, but hopefully it shows the love and care I put into this build. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/6866/amd-50th-anniversary-build-microcentermadness edit: Can't believe I forgot to mention that after missing the 5/7 drop and the first restock for the 3900X, I drove from Chicago to the St. Louis Microcenter to get my hands on one. It felt good to finally put it together. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MicroCenterOfficial admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29128#Comment_29128 I really like the burnt orange colors - gives it almost a western feeling! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Viro ✭ March 2021 Been wanting to show off my build. Came out better than I originally thought.  https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/6881/v-mk-8 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MicroCenterOfficial admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29189#Comment_29189 A great build - the purples and greens are a nice touch! Be sure to add #MicroCenterMadness in your build title to enter! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Artistz101 ✭ March 2021 Just uploaded my build this morning and showing off some of my work. build this pc last year and reorganize everything recently, each month has it own theme but i left it on the rainbow mode since alot of people i know like the color mix. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7010/terror-storm-microcentermadness 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Harvey ✭ March 2021 I've been wanting an all white ROG's build, and I dreamt of it for 3 years. I did it! So proud to own this! Thank you Micro Center for most of the parts <3 https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/6925/microcentermadness-white-rog 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EMS32687 ✭ March 2021 I was a PC noob and I had to make my first build special, especially after everyone looked down on me for being a counsel player well guess who has the last laugh hahaha https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7102/darth-maul?preview=yes 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29806#Comment_29806 Doesn't look like your link is working and be sure to add #MicroCenterMadness in your build title to enter! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 Here is my PC "Stealth" I hope to stream on Twitch and make funny videos I can upload to YouTube. I hope I'm able to change lives and make people happy by watching me even if it is only a single person I made smile that whole day I want to make people happy and kick a laugh out of them at least once. I hope to eventually one day give back to my fans and do amazing things like a 12-hour charity stream! I'm aiming big and I'm aiming strong and with my hard work and dedication, I will make my dreams come true and change lives. I wish the best of luck to everyone, have fun and take care! -Thank You Build: https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7110/stealth--microcentermadness 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jules ✭ March 2021 Thanks for doing this microcenter! Heres my entry hope yall love it as much as I do. I wanted to ensure not only my pc build was dope and clean of cables but that my entire setup fit my pc theme as well!  https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/6033/sith-trooper-build 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Badcopyinc ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 My brother told me I should post my build here. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7139/storm-shadow-microcentermadness 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SpeedyPotato ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 Added my build to the showcases!(err, whenever it gets approved) https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7142/transparent-lcd-side-panel-matx-build-microcentermadness! I think this is one of the few, if only, mATX builds I've found on the net with a transparent side panel LCD. Fun fact, I recently broke the whole mod when cleaning out the system and had to make it all again from scratch. Oops! Video for the weebs: https://youtu.be/Gvi6ufwCQR0 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook magarity ✭✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 I just finished putting "The Sign of the Times" together yesterday and leak testing overnight. So far so good but when you spot the sign, you'll know why I named it that and why it technically still isn't finished. Can I get any pity points from the judges?? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Rawdilz Harrisburg pa ✭ March 2021 My first custom water cooled pc. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7141/rawdilz-bam-microcentermadness 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MicroCenterOfficial admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30077#Comment_30077 Maybe not pity points, but you definitely got the forum team laughing! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30077#Comment_30077 I love it, best of luck turning that paper GPU into a real one :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook k1k3_93 ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 First ever build! Not the flashiest but gets the job done! Once my build is validated I will make sure to post the link which shows greater details of my components. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7197/microcentermadness-itz_whatz_on_the_inside 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AJ925 ✭ March 2021 Definitely was worth all the effort https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7187/microcentermadness!-quarantine-build 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jjr279 ✭ March 2021 Here’s the link to mine, FFVII themed build complete with Lifestream iCue effect. I think it’s neat  https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7182/ff-vii---Lifestream 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Rawdilz Harrisburg pa ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 @Jjr279 I just started playing ff7 on ps5 and it looks very pretty. I never played it before but always heard great things. The game is actually free this month on ps plus. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JPSHRACER ✭✭ March 2021 Here is my Micro Center build from November 2020! It was an availability focused build. It turned out to be camouflage part white and black components. It is an awesome computer! https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/5314/jpshracer-infinity-custom-built-2020 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zacravity ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 I hope I'm not too late, but I probably am, anyway here's my mess. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7233/the-placeholder?preview=yes https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/41396281 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leefront ✭ March 2021 edited March 2021 Hey, hopefully I am not to late for the bonus giveaway, didn't see about that part till today (No worries, I still submitted it on the form ahead of the due date). Anyways this is my first PC Build that I built a few weeks ago. https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/7079/the-pc-without-graphics-%7C-microcentermadness 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30316#Comment_30316 Great budget build looks amazing enjoy it! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30259#Comment_30259 Looks really good! great cpu choice! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30242#Comment_30242 I Like the dual monitor set up and i really like the cable extensions on your pc they look great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30220#Comment_30220 I really like your build i recommend upgrading the GPU once you can unless you're not doing anything that needs a good GPU but enjoy it looks great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30086#Comment_30086 This build is just crazy good looks amazing the theme is awesome and all the matching colors make this pc look 10/10 and I'm pretty sure performs 10/10 probably the best pc build I've seen in a while! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30077#Comment_30077 I really love these types of builds there unique and hard to build it that's why there so impressive to me not only that but the fact your water-cooled it makes it 10x's better looks amazing and I hope ur able to get a good GPU once the inflation is over. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ March 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29982#Comment_29982 I Really like the cyberpunk theme and the white color theme looks great and i really like your RAM not many people use it but I personlly like it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» This discussion has been closed. 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Tell Us Your Favorite 2021 Micro Center Memory and Enter to Win a Gift Card! - Page 4 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Contests › Past Contests Tell Us Your Favorite 2021 Micro Center Memory and Enter to Win a Gift Card! «12345» Comments KyleRusty ✭ January 3 My favorite Micro Center memory is that of my first visit.  I convinced my brother to stop at the Tustin Microcenter on our way to the beach.  All I ended up buying was a fan but I still had tons of fun looking at all the products on display and daydreaming about my ideal PC build.  I would love to go back and see the new remodel of the store, and maybe buy a little more than last time lol.  Micro Center made the trip all the better. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JoshArc ✭ January 3 My favorite memory was waking up early in the summer to drive down to Westmont and getting lucky to be in the first wave of lottery picks, then finally buying a 30 series card: a 3080 TI! I was so excited to finally upgrade from my 1060. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TJ_5280 ✭ January 3 To be honest, I am terrible at computers and so fourth, but my father the computer programmer introduced me to Micro Center years ago. I still love when I call him and ask what he and mom are up to and it's, he is "running errands to the Micro Center". Every time I go home to visit we always visit to see the new stuff or get something I need to fix something I need my dad's help for. Thanks for the memories. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MikeG ✭ January 3 My favorite memory was the JayzTwoCents video where he explores the remodeled Tustin store. Unfortunately, I had to move to a location that is farther away from my closest Microcenter store (St. Louis Park, MN) in 2020... but I would love to have a great reason to visit again! Thanks for this opportunity. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yatamiir ✭ January 3 My favorite moment at micro center Tustin is when I came early in the morning and was able to pick up the last 3080ti for my computer.  All of the Tustin staff are so friendly and accommodating .  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Illbill123 ✭ January 3 My favorite memory of 2021 was buying my Prebuilt PC from Microcenter that i use everyday for gaming that has a 3070 🤗 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RunningRaptors ✭ January 3 My most memorable memory was going to the Rockville Microcenter and picking up a open box Nuvision laptop for a $27 with a 1440p display. Unfortunately the battery is dead and getting a replacement is worth more than the laptop. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JaedenReese ✭ January 3 my MOST!!! memorable moment visiting micorcenter was the 4th random friday I came to get my very first 30 series GPU to complete my build. These are the days where tustin microcenter (which is 104miles away from my home) where being renovated. they only post a printed paper with a list of GPU on stock on that day. and i was so bless to get and afford a 3080Ti. and even more i got appove on microcenter credit card so i got 5% off so double whammy 🙏🏼 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MPena ✭ January 3 My favorite memory was walking into MC for the first time and buying a gaming monitor. I use to work for a competitor and never set foot inside the store...man, was I missing out! I had such a great experience, I decided to go back and purchase my 2nd monitor for Christmas. Now I find myself checking the website for deals or anything new and exciting to purchase for my gaming rig. See you guys again! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Loafy ✭ January 3 My favorite memory would be when my dad and I found there was stock at mc and we dropped by got the last gpu and now, I think we were lucky because that was right before the Chinese tariffs were implemented. Thanks to this it completely changed my life for the better. Thank you Micro Center 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook True ✭ January 4 My favorite had to be being there in line the day the Ivy bridge CPUs dropped and building a whole new pc from ground zero in one shopping trip.. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook X_iloveninjas_x1 ✭ January 4 My favorite memory from Micro Center was the first time I visited the Fairfax, Virginia location. I knew that getting a graphics card was going to be impossible so my idea was to get a start on my new computer by getting all the other components. I had my eye set on Ryzen 5600x and some Ripjaw 3600 mhz ram to start my build. As the associate that was helping saw I was building a new computer he asked me what kind of graphics card I wanted I informed him that a 3070 would be my ideal card but those were very difficult to get. He let me know that they just had a shipment and they had a 3060 ti if I was interested in it. I freaked out, I knew that I would be able to build my pc in one of the worst parts droughts in my time.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Duwapp ✭ January 4 Favorite all time memory is waking up at 6:30 and driving 1 hour to my local min to center in hopes of getting a GPU. Arrived, scanned QR code. Doors opened at 9 and still had to wait another 2 hours before my name was called. Scored a AORUS 3060 TI that day.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jayvien ✭ January 4 I don't have a memory of Micro Center last year, but if Micro Center give me a memory this year it'll be a core memory. Free pc? Ehem😳😆 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jayvien ✭ January 4 *I'd like to order one😳😆 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mjac0608 ✭ January 4 My favorite MicroCenter memories were both in 2021: While we were still virtual last year, I gave a presentation about MicroCenter and their "Build Your Own PC" primary business model to my design class (which was honestly more of a promotion, not gonna lie 😅). That summer before I returned to college in-person, my cousin helped me begin my PC journey at the Paterson, New Jersey store. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ernieJohnston ✭ January 4 My favourite memory of 2021 is when a mediocre team, the #AtlantaBraves, developed into an elite organization like #MicroCenter to win the #WorldSeries! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FSB ✭ January 4 My favorite memory has got to be when I decided to go from gaming on my PS4 and went to micro center in Tustin to get a pc. While I needed a computer for school, I also wanted one powerful enough to run all the games I like to play. Lucky I was in the right place and the store associates helped me pick out the best pc for my price range and not only did I get everything I wanted in a pc but I also need up with something that outperforms all of my friends builds. In addition to that, what also made the experience superb was that I was able to try out a racing simulator (something that I have seen on Instagram countless times and have always wanted to try). The fact that they had a floor model for people to test was phenomenal and the second I saw it I new I wasn’t leaving the store until I got a chance to try. All in all, every time I go into my local micro center I am always more than pleased with my experience and the steal of a deal I manage to find.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Alllmiiight ✭ January 4 Favorite memory? All those sweet sweet memory sticks I came in and picked up from your Instagram ads! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BenSokol ✭ January 4 My favorite memory would have to be buying a RTX 3070 at MSRP in April of 2021 after getting to the store only ~30 minutes before it opened. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EvanForm ✭ January 4 My most memorable trip to Micro Center in 2021 was when I went to upgrade my motherboard and cpu. It was going to be my first upgrade to my pc so I got a b550 board and a 5600x and when the guy over where I was instructed to go asked me some questions about the features I wanted, my mom was standing looking so confused with pc lingo. It was so funny and definitely something I will not forgot. Also the promotion at the Tustin Reopening and running around searching for the products I got for the mega sale was insanely fun! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AdrianTBG ✭ January 4 My favorite Micro Center memory was the first one I made. I just got into PC building and heard about the store. I made a drive into LA with my mom’s car and thought to myself “How far away is Micro Center?” It wasn’t too terribly far, so I decided to make the trip. This was my first time on the freeway alone, so I was a little scared, but it ended up being a lot of fun. Arriving for the first time was amazing, seeing all the stuff in the store. This was before the Tustin store had a remodel, so the thing I remember the most was the gaming chairs on top of the aisles. I just walked around taking in the sights, I don’t think I’ll forget it. I went back 2 times after, and as soon as I get my own car, I’m gonna make another trip. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Drzzy03 ✭ January 4 i cant even express how much i love micro center! I had bought a graphics card back in 2020 before the big inflation, and it kinda just laid around for a while because best buy was too overpriced and i was too impatient to wait for shipping. So i searched around and found micro center. Not only did i come out with everything i needed to build my pc, but they also saved me a ton of money too because of there sales!i actually also went a few months back and picked up a g920 steering wheel for the pc build as well i got it on sale!  i guess those were my favorite memories!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lennon875 ✭ January 4 My favorite memory at Microcenter would be when I spoke to a manager about some CPU's and 3D printers, life hasn't been the same since. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Itsle0 ✭ January 4 Honestly it was the the walk through the aisles just window shopping for anything that caught my eye. I had my new parts already waiting for me at the pickup area and walking the aisles I ended up in the keyboard aisle and just testing the different switches. Ended up getting a nice logitech keyboard that caught my eye. Walking out with my keyboard and all my new pc parts was freaking epic. Definitely my favorite memory of 2021. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Boredpanda007 ✭ January 4 My favorite memory from 2021 is getting my 3D printer from MC- Towson, MD. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ezotyric ✭ January 4 Best micro center memory of 2021 is just like all my other favorite micro center memories of previous years and that waiting in line on Black Friday looking forward to buy new hardware for my rig! 2021 was waiting in line and finally getting my hands on a 6600xt! It was a massive upgrade from my old gtx 950! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Teatrolites ✭ January 4 My favorite memory of going to micro center was in November, when I got my very first drone! Although a small dji mini se, it was so fun to go pick it up and talk with the wonderful staff there! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jasonm17 ✭ January 4 Being able to find everything you need to build a computer with your kid. Seeing the excitement as you build it and the anticipation builds when you fire it up and she sees the screen come to life. Knowing there is a place like micro center that can make that happen is well honestly no words can describe. Even if we don’t win Thank you for bringing this enjoyment into our lives and others. Have a great day  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DrawingPin ✭ January 4 This one is easy. Taking my son to the store in NJ for the first time and watching his face turn red with embaresment at my level of excitment. Finally being able to get back to the store after COVID etc. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12345» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. 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Categories 7.9K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 60 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 246 Consumer Tech 67 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 3 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 77 Off Topic 16 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 33 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 28 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Powered By Vanilla Community Article RTX 3000 Series Micro Center Discussion & FAQ! - Page 56 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides RTX 3000 Series Micro Center Discussion & FAQ! «1…53545556575859…61» Comments Cerkebel St. David's ✭ November 2020 Dary said: Jtdelisio said: 3 GPU's. Wow! No name taking You continue coming? Any luck? For us it's really the only brick and mortar store that carries them nearby, it's our best bet even though it seems like they only get small and infrequent shipments 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BrindianBriskey ✭ November 2020 Does anyone have intel on the Cambridge MA Microcenter? Have they had anything in stock, and if so when is the best time to show up? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DarkDraken ✭ November 2020 Dary said: DarkDraken said: At FairFax, at 4am 6th one in line. Wish me luck will update. How is it going? Update for you. About 30 ppl showed up. Delivery was very short. Only had 3080 Zotac card, kind of feel rough after all that and getting not much to choose from. Heard it was worst for CPUs. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook John_S13 ✭ November 2020 DarkDraken said Update for you. About 30 ppl showed up. Delivery was very short. Only had 3080 Zotac card, kind of feel rough after all that and getting not much to choose from. Heard it was worst for CPUs. Thanks for the follow up, I'm also interested in the Fairfax MC. Do you know how many cars they got in all? Did you grab the Zotac or will you be going back? My work schedule isn't real compatible with this process but I need a 3080 so I'm trying to get as much info as I can on the local store. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DarkDraken ✭ November 2020 John_S13 said: DarkDraken said Update for you. About 30 ppl showed up. Delivery was very short. Only had 3080 Zotac card, kind of feel rough after all that and getting not much to choose from. Heard it was worst for CPUs. Thanks for the follow up, I'm also interested in the Fairfax MC. Do you know how many cars they got in all? Did you grab the Zotac or will you be going back? My work schedule isn't real compatible with this process but I need a 3080 so I'm trying to get as much info as I can on the local store. Its rough all I can really say. From what I heard the other day shipment got nothing and today was like one card and one cpu it seem like. Like I said they offered me the Zotac 3080 card today but i declined. I was 6th in line so I can t say about the ppl in front of me. Someone before morning asked the group if they were there for CPUs or GPUs, most were there to get a CPU. A good handful were for both. The manger was really professional about the queing system and stated the delivery are completely random.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dary ✭ November 2020 Cerkebel said: Dary said: Jtdelisio said: 3 GPU's. Wow! No name taking You continue coming? Any luck? For us it's really the only brick and mortar store that carries them nearby, it's our best bet even though it seems like they only get small and infrequent shipments That's why I'm asking. I'm trying to see if they are getting consistent even if it is a small batch. I wouldn't mind getting up one day and making it extremely early if I can get my hands on one. I just don't want to go another 4-5 days  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dary ✭ November 2020 DarkDraken said: John_S13 said: DarkDraken said Update for you. About 30 ppl showed up. Delivery was very short. Only had 3080 Zotac card, kind of feel rough after all that and getting not much to choose from. Heard it was worst for CPUs. Thanks for the follow up, I'm also interested in the Fairfax MC. Do you know how many cars they got in all? Did you grab the Zotac or will you be going back? My work schedule isn't real compatible with this process but I need a 3080 so I'm trying to get as much info as I can on the local store. Its rough all I can really say. From what I heard the other day shipment got nothing and today was like one card and one cpu it seem like. Like I said they offered me the Zotac 3080 card today but i declined. I was 6th in line so I can t say about the ppl in front of me. Someone before morning asked the group if they were there for CPUs or GPUs, most were there to get a CPU. A good handful were for both. The manger was really professional about the queing system and stated the delivery are completely random.  Damm this whole thing is frustrating. Lol thanks for the follow up pal. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Cerkebel St. David's ✭ November 2020 St. Davids only received 3090s this morning, R.I.P. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dary ✭ November 2020 Cerkebel said: St. Davids only received 3090s this morning, R.I.P. Same in north Jersey 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook repn1999 ✭ November 2020 The people at microcenter in Dallas are full of shit when it comes to 3000 series cards. There are tons of scalpers and some of the employees are helping their friends and family scalp the cards. I remember when the crypto boom was happening and you could hardly get a gpu. Microcenter used to make you purchase the card with your personal info, meaning that if you bought one you couldn’t get any other card for 180 days period. MC claims they are trying to prevent scalping but the GM at microcenter in Dallas told me himself they are not tracking who buys them. There is a guy on Facebook who posts cards for sale, several of them all purchased at MC Dallas everyday they come in and some how always gets at least one card. Call it hating if you like but I just want everyone to get a fair shake. I purchased a titan rtx from MC Dallas and it died in a clients machine 90 days later. Warranty gonna take 1-2 months. Wanted to try and get a 3080-90 to replace it and can’t even find one. Opened a better business claim against MC Dallas. Other should complaint as well. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DreadPirateRoberts ✭ November 2020 How is that something worth claiming to the BBB? RTX Titan is Nvidia.. not MC. You should provide the scalper info to someone at MC instead of complaining about stuff here and letting it continue. Seems like hate to me. Negative complaints without a positive alternative. -__- 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dary ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 DreadPirateRoberts said: How is that something worth claiming to the BBB? RTX Titan is Nvidia.. not MC. You should provide the scalper info to someone at MC instead of complaining about stuff here and letting it continue. Seems like hate to me. Negative complaints without a positive alternative. -__- Maybe, but if they truly did that during the Crypto boom why not do it now? I've been at MC in North Jersey  6 times before 5am and haven't been able to get a single 3080 meanwhile I see at least 4 vendors selling at least 3 each for more than double the price on Facebook. All with MC receipts. So if they already prove that taking their personal info works. Why not do it again. Not saying they have inside friends helping them. I'm sure they are losing sleep to get them on line. But, again if it worked before. Today for example, somebody was selling for 50$ the 3090 voucher by 3:00pm. Mean while people that were under the rain for over 3 hours got nothing.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook repn1999 ✭ November 2020 I did complain to the store gm who’s opinion was so what and I did provide info about the people doing the scalping. The point was that if you claim to be anti scalping and claim to be taking measures to prevent it and then admit to not tracking who buys what it’s a double standard. It also is an issue when cards show up on Facebook for sale with a receipt dated for a day when they claim to have gotten no cards yet could somehow sell a few.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook repn1999 ✭ November 2020 I did bring up what MC did during crypto mining and he claimed to know nothing of it even when I showed him a printed email with the policy from back then. I was building rigs for people back then so I had to deal with that.MC was not my source for cards due to the limit but I did buy a card here or there for builds and they priced the cards like 500 bucks for a rx580 8gb card unless you bought like a motherboard and cpu and such to stop the crypto peoples and they kept track of who bought what. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LegendsOfJack ✭ November 2020 It’s the Yonkers NY location. The management was very professional and the people here genuinely were respectful. Except for 1 guy that tried buying someone’s spot. The guy he went up to called him out on it and pretty much embarrassed him enough for him to leave. About 30 people were on the list by the time the store opened..  @Amaredeus what time did you show up at Micro Center Yonkers?  I'm planning on trying to get a 6800XT at launch on Wednesday but I'm not sure if I need to camp out or something in order to get a good place in line for the cards XD 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Rommer1 ✭ November 2020 Does anyone know if the Westbury, NY gets "ANY" cards on a a daily(Tuesdays thru Friday) bases? I really do not want to be at the store at 6 am and not get anything. Looking for either a 3080 or a 3090, i can use either for different builds. Thanks Raul 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MikeRoius35 ✭ November 2020 Any info on amd 6800xt?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 @MikeRoius35 Check out our RX 6000 discussion for more info on the 6800 XT 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Wayne_W71 ✭ November 2020 MC Chicago is always out of 3000’s, I went today and was told the line was 100+ people (only those in line before 5AM got anything) for RTX 3000’s and AMD Ryzen 9 5900x. There were people camping out for Thursday shipments... amazingly, you can buy at 80-100% markup RTX 3070’s on eBay or StockX purchased at MC Chicago. Same for 5900x’s.  With everything 2020 going on, scraping/gouging on toilet paper to electronics, you would think that stores would do more for their customers who are the end users. If MC complained directly to NVidia and AMD about scalping, maybe something would actually change.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SumDumDingo ✭ November 2020 Are there any 3080's at the Westmont location? Looking to pick one up after work but it's a bit of a drive for me.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook juniorxmo ✭ November 2020 looking to buy an rtx 3080 in Tustin, California, when will we have our next restock here in Tustin? : ( 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LlamaTron5000 ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Since I have the day off, I was thinking of going to the Dallas location tomorrow.  Are people still queuing up before opening?  If so, how long before open are people showing up and is there even a chance of getting a card? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook beanz ✭ November 2020 Has anyone had success at the Brooklyn or Flushing NY locations recently, specifically for 3070s or 3080s? There were some posts at the beginning of the month but I don't know what the current situation (like are people still lining up super early? Is there a specific day of the week restocking happens? Or is it just "go every day" dice roll? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Pete924 ✭ November 2020 Does anyone know the delivery dates of the Microcenter in Westbury NY? Looking for an Nvidia RTX 3080 FE 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Thvrteen ✭ November 2020 Has anyone been to the Tustin Micro Center? What is the status on 3070s? It's the last thing I need to buy for my build but I don't want to keep driving out there for nothing  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FAnnH ✭ November 2020 Anyone at Tustin Microcenter? I see they stocked up over 25+ 3080's and have couple of 3090's can anyone confirm a line for black friday?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook prodmod ✭ November 2020 Does anyone know what the situation is for 3070s at either the Chicago/Elston or Westmont stores? Is it worth it to go and wait in line? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wmiller306 ✭ November 2020 Professor_Doom said: Quick update for anyone near Rockville. Went early this morning, got a 3080. The guy here said they got 4 3090s from yesterday, expected 24 3080s, and 4 3070s today. There were like around 18 people waiting so there might be chance for anyone trying to get a card today.  What was the situation with waiting? Was it inside or outside of the mall? There are so many entrances. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ryuseitia ✭ December 2020 Any info on St. Louis Park, Minnesota? 3080 or 3090 Kind of went a few times with no luck in shipment. Hoping to head back this week, hoping Wednesday is a lucky day~ haha 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dlan ✭ December 2020 Any 3060 ti? At the st. Louis park? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1…53545556575859…61» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. [{"insert":"\n"}] Comment As ... 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Working from home and being a content creator on my spare time with video and photo editing I'm looking to upgrade my aging laptop and getting a dedicated desktop. This would be the perfect machine to fill my needs. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=d6392588-cb6a-42b4-8c97-05cdaea8dfcf 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dill_Pickle24 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=50acdf9c-daa8-45de-b31c-f8ee63cda558 I have some of these components already(half ram, mobo, and ssd), so as an upgrade I'd get 16 more gb of ram, a hard drive, and the cooler first. Ram would be good for multitasking. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Infrar3d ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=240730eb-7f5b-41af-8fb9-f340da8d1bde Because why not... WARNING!!! THIS PC CONFIGURATION IS HIGHLY EXPENSIVE AND CONTAGIOUS ONLY VIEW IF YOU HAVE A HOLE THE SIZE OF THE MARIANA TRENCH BURNING IN YOUR POCKET 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Tjb ✭ December 2020 I have always went to microcenter to buy computer components. I have never been disappointed! I have here my dream PC. Not over the top but not a budget PC. I plan on giving my first budget computer to my bestfriend this Christmas if I were to get lucky and have this build started. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=13688ade-fb1b-4bd4-be28-cf96828270ec 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook laura_b ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 Super overkill and unnecessary but why not. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7dfb6730-580c-44a3-8b5d-01aca442502d I really want to go super overkill so hence Threadripper 64 core. And I wanted tons of RGB so I went with Asus ROG components. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christy ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=24be1d77-f442-4e61-b113-7b5a14184c8f I'm a graphic artist / video editor / sim racer / major multitasker. This is a big upgrade from my current setup.. Just here being a dreamer. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook YongHoLee ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a68a2c0a-9368-4e62-a53b-c04ef55d76ae This is a build I plan on building in the future. I'm a software engineer in training so I'll definitely need the processing power from the 3700x and the ram will be nice, maybe even upgrade to 64 Gb. Other than that, I'm going to be playing some intensive games ranging from Path of Exile to Cyberpunk 2077. This would be a great 'affordable' setup that will be able to run anything at 1080p/1440p at max settings. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Noaddrag ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=81dd6be7-7f51-4362-b7bf-98258425ff40 This build is absolutely overkill for my needs, but this is what my perfect, budget isn't a worry build would look like. I went so far to include monitors as well, figured if I'm gonna share my dream, I'm gonna share my whole dream. The regular 1440p monitor for traditional gaming and general use, but the WUHD for movies or cinematic games that may be played with my wife. This would be a dream come true, but I certainly don't expect to come anywhere near this kind of investment for at least a while in my life. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Nemalpha ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=c60c08a3-c1df-4415-a7a0-c5426dcd9ee3 Covid has really limited our usual family activities. As a teacher, when I am done grading papers and having online classes, I just need to unwind with the family. This would make a great Steam gaming PC in our living room and make family time even better. Stay safe everybody, we will get through this if we stick together. Thanks to Micro Center for a pretty cool contest opportunity, and always having the parts I need when I need them. Shout outs to the awesome staff at the Yonkers store in NY and Patterson store in NJ!!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rroyy ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b13f0a22-2b06-49eb-bd8e-b0c618f61d7a I really want this pc because the components are really good for what they cost and I don't really have the money to build it and its not over kill and its better than my dell optiplex 790 this pc would be a real blessing to me and being able to do school work and game with my friends. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b13f0a22-2b06-49eb-bd8e-b0c618f61d7a 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zenno ✭ December 2020 I made this build out of my dream to have a ASUS themed PC one day. Powerhouse of a PC to take on rendering, editing and gaming! Hopefully to achieve this one day! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0c7a4b6b-a5f5-47f8-81b2-cfa217a88862 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Patches93 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=bd85d853-f09a-40a7-acf4-3f86be8b0c14 I chose this build because it would rock in gaming and streaming and it would look really cool while still not being too flashy. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook keanec2 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=5bc94c75-9ab6-41fd-aecd-04a6cb5c9ce2 Though I have never built a PC before, i'm aspiring to build one and replace this dusty old mac. My dream build ....It features a r5 3600 (a killer cpu with awesome performance at the price) paired with an RX 5700 XT( the only decent GPU in stock) though I would prefer and RTX 2080 TI because it would be a perfect match for the 3600. All on a gigabyte x570 motherboard paired with 4 sticks 32gb of corsair RGB ram. As for the storage, I chose a BLAZING FAST Samsung 970 evo as a fast boot drive also serving as a killer games library. A samsung 1tb ssd as a game library asko, and a 2tb HDD as file storage. All of this in a nzxt h510 rgb case because it features cool looking RGB effects (+15 FPS). The keyboard one that all my friends have and the mouse, a Logitech g502 (wireless is +++) And finally, two awesome 1080p moitors, one for schoolwork, the other for ... gaming! Well that was my dream build,nothing too interesting but I hope I win and best of luck!  And thanks for your time! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook shard ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=41e6d5cc-a51b-4587-95aa-d627f3522e47 I've actually been making builds like this since I was a little kid, unfortunately never got to build them due to financial problems 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JonBoy ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=03c641b2-0db2-4d25-95d6-1a27f0c5ae6b It's been almost 10 years since I built my last computer, and it's definitely showing its age.  I'm saving money to get something top of the line to hopefully last me again and enjoy all the new games in all their glory. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Resire ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 I've gotten into the community relatively recently and I've learnt a lot doing so. With this pandemic going on the parts aren't exactly what I imagined, but I made sure I would be content with this PC, and you better bet I would be. I made this list to just be able to do everything I will do as well as a little more, such as gaming/streaming, but of course more importantly to look stunning. To be honest, the components may to a little to powerful as I recently upgraded my system (coincidentally at micro center)  so I wanted to one-up what I currently have, but I digress. Thanks for reading! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=686eb939-4f1d-48d9-a75e-ee16fb1a862e 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook lesuelrs ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=33ebb25a-94a6-4f64-b5ee-e1cd77102528 That's what I would be using if microcenter had a store in Florida so I could buy parts. This is what I settled for in it's place, since I don't have a microcenter. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=33ebb25a-94a6-4f64-b5ee-e1cd77102528 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Corui ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=bc460234-5065-4ac3-abaa-3e9f5b8829e6 I am currently running on a system with a gtx 750 ti And would think this would be an awesome upgrade for this holiday season! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mango8 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=80897d02-daeb-4baa-9c00-f3c3034670d1 I chose these parts because I am on a budget (other than the 3060 TI) also I thought the case looked nice and the RAM needed some RGB for +99999 fps. My current system is a 2nd gen i3, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a cheap Dell motherboard, and a dying hard drive without a graphics card so this would be an incredible upgrade. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Hendogg9912 ✭ December 2020 I like that this builder checks for compatibility, just confirms my research. I would love to upgrade to this build.  My current pc is good,  but it does not have power that I need to play games and stream at the same time. Also, I would love to have a 3D printer!!  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0e47ec2a-4de5-4d0b-9d28-1fdbf46458d0 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DrX33 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=77098ad1-a8db-4853-81d9-5f28b785735a A nice performance build to replace my current PC of 6 years.  No GPU listed while I wait for a 3060-ti.  Ready for future gen ssd gaming as seen in the unreal engine 5 demo.  Would be really cool to win!  Probably won't, but why not lets try! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MiniatureToast ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=d8ae6eef-c2ea-4e38-ac02-38b562c05f28 Half way through quarantine I've started building PCs with/for friends lately, showing them around the PC community. So, why not build myself a new rig, especially now that we are stuck in remote learning and I'm learning to computer animate on an old rig.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook han1003 ✭ December 2020 My dream creator/gamer build. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=bcbe8ff9-782b-4bf7-87ea-57a343232cf1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Joriz ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d61f8f36-e4df-4fa4-a41c-7bcc59934684 This dream build is better than what I have currently. I went with a simplistic build, nothing too fancy.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook bbrandonpeter ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7467e9dd-3315-4736-9a00-6b69d899077f I chose these specs because I want to start building a PC that is capable of both streaming, playing high-end games with minimal FPS drops, and also rendering video edits. What makes this PC special is definitely the new Zen 3 series from AMD with top-notch processing speeds and cores. I also added in a monitor because higher resolution gaming has been taking over the market, plus I can watch as many movies as I'd like with this beautiful screen. With this build, I can potentially start streaming my gameplays and share them with others. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Yrahcaz91 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=04ff508a-4711-4386-8c4a-c9efc08e95f9 I started with the goal of picking a decent rig with only parts in stock at my local Microcenter at the time.  CPU? I can live with a Zen 2 vs Zen 3. 3700X it is. Great selection of motherboards, RAM, PSUs, cases. Love odd case builds. The the old GPU shortage made me sad. Here's hoping if I am randomly selected, by the time I get the prize, there will be GPUs in stock lol. Microcenter is awesome, GPU suppliers are lame for their paper launches. :-( 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Holysmoke_27 ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 This is one of my current dream Builds that I am actually starting on!  This build would be used for Gaming and or Production (Unreal Editor).  There is a few points id like to highlight.  First off Im sticking with Intel with an I9.  AMD has really came up recently but I still just trust Intel for realibility.  MSI has never failed me, The Z490 MEG ACE is a beautiful motherboard with all the bells and whistles. Im going with the 3080 (MSI because why not) for its the best deal in long run, even if I have to hold out and wait.  32G RAM will do just fine for gaming and smaller side production, The G skill Trident I think looks pretty & fast.  Plenty of fast storage for Games and Assets.  Of course all of this goes in the beautiful Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic (RGB razer or black).  Cooled off with the EKWB Water cooling kit.  9 Lian Li  SL120 bBack RGB Uni Fans and of course Lian Li Strimer's.  PSU is EVGA Supernova  850 Giving plenty of power for now and future upgrades. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f132a9ed-bb08-4c0c-8ef2-41a0a5850297 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Judgementz ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx#selector_93 I chose this build, because having a dream pc like this would be all i ever wanted. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jacob_567 ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=add43650-8476-475b-b536-7ad8b9e9b956 I chose these PC parts because I want to be a pro-Fortnite streamer but I can't because I don't have a PC or any of the right equipment. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook admin_NK ✭ December 2020 https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=ac8554f8-e18b-484b-82dc-c457e6025738 I went for a top gaming build, obviously. The parts I chose were for top performance and build quality rather than for best value. I like to spend a little extra for the best parts! I will be able to carry over some parts from my current rig, but I'll definitely be buying an RTX 3080 and a new case to go with it - oh and a bigger PSU! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1…6789101112…16» This discussion has been closed. 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That's because it was only a few months ago when AMD took the performance crown with the launch of their Threadripper 3000 series processors. Apparently having the fastest HEDT processor wasn't good enough for AMD, and the lack of competition in this market meant they had to become their own competitor. Enter the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, AMD's proof that you can solve all of your problems by throwing more cores at it! In this review, we will be going over the various features of the new Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, how it performs against AMD's last generation flagship and it's performance relative to the current consumer processing kings on both the Red & Blue teams. Feel free to use the hyperlinks below to skip to various sections of this review. Without further ado, let's get this show started! Contents (Page 1) Threadripper 3000 Series Pricing & Specifications (Page 2) Zen 2 Architecture Overview (Page 3) TRX-40 Chipset Features (Page 4) System Configuration & Testing Methodology (Page 5) Test Suite: Synthetic & Content Creation (Page 6) Test Suite: Gaming Benchmarks (Page 7) To Overclock... Or not? That is the question... (Page 8) Thermals & Power Consumption (Page 9) Conclusion & Final Thoughts 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Threadripper 3000 Series Pricing & Specifications   AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3990X Price $1399 $1999 $3990 Cores/Threads 24C/48T 32C/64T 64C/128T Base/Boost Clocks 3.8GHz / 4.5GHz 3.7GHz / 4.5GHz 2.9GHz / 4.3GHz Cache Quantity 12MB L2 Cache 128MB L3 Cache 16MB L2 Cache 128MB L3 Cache 32MB L2 Cache 256MB L3 Cache TDP 280W CCD Configuration 4x 6-core CCDs 4x 8-core CCDs 8x 8-core CCDs Transistor Count(s) ~3.9 billion per CCD ~8.34 billion for IOD Die Size(s) 74mm² per CCD 416mm² per IOD Lithography> 7nm for CCDs (TSMC) 12nm for IOD (GloFo) Socket Compatibility Socket sTRX4 (LGA 4094) Required Chipset AMD TRX40 (15W peak TDP / 14nm GloFo) Core Architecture AMD Zen 2 CPPC2 Fastest Cores 2x in CCD4 Socket Power Infrastructure 280W PPT, 300A EDC, 215A TDC This review will focus specifically on the Threadripper 3990X, however it’s important to understand exactly where it sits in the rest of the Threadripper 3000 product stack. AMD is offering a 24 core, 48 thread 3960X as the entry level processor for this platform.  Next, we have the 32 core, 64 thread 3970X which sits in the middle of the stack. Prior to the launch of the 3990X, it was the king of HEDT and still offers insane performance for its asking price. Lastly, we have the main event, the Threadripper 3990X. Boasting 64 cores, 128 threads and a massive 256MB cache, it’s unlike anything on the market. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Zen 2 Architecture Overview Looking at the numbers on paper, it’s easy to see why the 3rd generation Threadripper CPU’s are dominating the HEDT market, but it’s important to understand exactly why, and how AMD managed to pull it off. One of the key areas to their success was the topology of their 3rd generation Ryzen processors. As with the previous Ryzen generations, AMD is using an MCM or Multi-Chip Module design over the single, more traditional monolithic die. The biggest difference with this generation of Ryzen processors is that AMD has moved their central IO functions off the processor die, and on to its own I/O die. Image courtesy of AMD As you can see in the image above, there are multiple CCD’s or Core Chiplet Die’s that contain the Zen 2 CPU cores and their respective L3 caches. All of this is connected to a central I/O die that is responsible for providing each CCD access to PCIe lanes and system memory. You will likely notice that there are multiple memory controllers on this I/O die, and that everything is weaved together by small blocks marked with the infinity symbol ∞. This symbol represents AMD’s Infinity Fabric, a high-speed interconnect through which all these dies are woven together. This unique design also allows AMD to scale their processors in a very dynamic manner as they can simply pick and choose each CCD configuration for their processors. It also allows AMD to improve their yield rates and reduce waste by using the dies that didn’t perform to their original standards in a different capacity.   The current 3rd generation Threadripper product stack is a great example of this in effect. For an example, let’s say AMD designed a 32 core Threadripper with a 4x 8-core CCD configuration. Let’s also say that in the process of picking out the best 8-core dies, they noticed that some of the cores were unable to meet the standards that they designated for this 32-core processor. Instead of throwing the dies away and wasting silicon, AMD can modify the dies and design a 4x 6-core CCD configuration to create a 24 core Threadripper. The improved yields and waste reduction aside, this also plays an important role in filling a void in a market. Without this practice, you may end up with a wider product stack with a wider gap of prices and nothing to fit in between, making it difficult for consumers to find the best product for their budget. This is also true for the 3990X, which is made up of the very same dies used in AMD's EPYC server lineup of processors.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 TRX-40 Chipset Features Now that we’ve covered the history of the Ryzen architectures and the internal design of the new Threadripper processors, it’s time to discuss the platform. Even the best processors in the world can be detrimental to your workflow and user experience without a strong, feature-rich chipset to make use of the processing power. Luckily the TRX40 chipset offers some of best cutting-edge features on the market. Image courtesy of AMD AMD was the first to bring PCIe 4.0 to consumers with the launch of the Ryzen 3000 series processors, and they made sure to provide plenty of PCIe 4.0 lanes with their Threadripper CPU’s and TRX40 chipset. With the CPU boasting 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes and the TRX40 chipset offering up to 24, that is a combined total of up to 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes, 72 of which is usable. It’s important to keep in mind that these lanes offer twice as much bandwidth as PCIe 3.0. For larger render farms requiring multiple PCIe x16 GPU’s or massive high-speed data centers that require a large array of NVMe drives, this platform has you covered.   USB 10Gbps USB 480Mbps SATA 6Gbps PCIe 4.0 Lanes Usable/Total AMD TRX40 Chipset Up to 8 Up to 4 Up to 12 16/24 3rd Gen Threadripper Up to 4 0 Up to 8 56/64 Total Platform I/O Up to 12 Up to 4 Up to 20 72/88   Now that we understand the platform features, it’s time to move on to our testing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 System Configuration & Testing Methodology The primary goal of this review is to illustrate the performance of the Threadripper 3990X in the areas that it was designed to be used in. With that in mind, we understand that we will get the inevitable “Can it run Minesweeper!?” question and believe me, we intend to answer that question and more. For that reason alone, we will be adding additional systems to our test suites to represent both AMD’s best consumer CPU, Intel’s best consumer CPU and AMD’s previous flagship. The test systems and their configurations are listed below. For pricing and availability of each component, click their respective hyperlinks. Components System 1 (TR 3990X) System 2 (R9 3950X) System 3 (i9 9900K) System 4 (TR 2990WX) Processor Threadripper 3990X Ryzen 9 3950X Core i9 9900K Threadripper 2990WX Motherboard ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha TRX40 ASRock X570 Taichi ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6 ASUS ROG Strix X399-E Gaming Memory 128GB DDR4 3200 C16 (4x32GB) 32GB DDR4 3200 C16 (2x16GB) 16GB DDR4 3200 C16 (2x8GB) 64GB DDR4 3600 C16 (4x16GB) Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1600W Titanium PowerSpec 850W Gold PSX850GFM PowerSpec 850W Gold PSX850GFM Thermaltake ToughPower 850W Gold Chassis Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Edition MAINGEAR Vybe RGB Tempered Glass MAINGEAR Vybe RGB Tempered Glass Thermaltake Versa H21 Cooling Solution EKWB Custom Loop w/ Distribution Plate Bitspower Custom  Loop w/ Distribution Plate Bitspower Custom  Loop w/ Distribution Plate Corsair H100i Pro Graphics Card EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black Zotac RTX 2080 Ti AMP! ASUS RTX 2080 ti Turbo Storage Samsung 970 EVO+ 1TB NVMe SSD (2x1TB) Inland Performance 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe Intel 660P 1TB NVMe SSD Intel 660P 1TB NVMe SSD Operating System Windows 10 Pro 1909 Windows 10 Pro 1909 Windows 10 Pro 1909 Windows 10 Pro 1909 Graphics Driver Ver. WHQL 441.87 WHQL 441.87 WHQL 441.87 WHQL 441.87 Aside from the PBO tests on the 3990X, none of the systems are overclocked and are running at stock settings with the exception of DOCP/XMP profiles as they are enabled on all systems. The AMD systems are using the Ryzen Balanced power plan while the Intel system is running on the High Performance power plan. All benchmarks have been performed 3 times and the results have been averaged. The only exception is Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which we ran 5 times due to some of the heavy variance from test to test. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Test Suite: Synthetic & Content Creation These tests focus primarily on rendering and heavily threaded workloads. Keep in mind that the Threadripper 3000 series was designed with these types of workloads. 3DMark TimeSpy Extreme Physics (AVX2) Despite this synthetic benchmark catering more towards gamers, the 3990X puts on a very good show. With PBO enabled, we see a near 20% increase in performance. Blender Benchmark 1.0B2 (Measured in seconds) Here you can see the 3990X is rendering the project over twice as fast as it’s predecessor, the 2990WX. This lead extends further with Precision Boost Overdrive enabled. While the 3950X’s performance is respectable given its price and core count, both of the consumer flagships are far from the 3990X for this particular workload. Chaos Group V-Ray Bench 1.0.8 (Measured in Seconds) This is a great example of how much time you can save on a render. Even if you are only cutting seconds off a render, that adds up over time, which can save a tremendous amount of money. With PBO enabled, the 3990X finishes this project in less than half the time as it’s predecessor. Chaos Group V-Ray Bench 4 (Measured in kSamples) This is where things get interesting. We see the 3950X out-scale the 2990WX despite it having twice the cores. This is because this benchmark favors both core count and clock speeds. This also explains why we see a dramatic 23% increase in performance when we enable PBO. Cinebench R15 (Single-Thread) Here we see the Core i9 9900K pull ahead for the first time, which makes sense given it’s 5ghz single core turbo speed under this kind of load. Surprisingly enough, the 3950X and 3990X are not far behind despite the clock speed disadvantage. The real shocker is that we see our first regression in performance when using PBO. We will discuss this further in our PBO & Overclocking section later. Cinebench R15 (Multi-Thread) There is nothing more satisfying than watching this classic complete in a matter of seconds. While single threaded workloads are not the 3990X’s strong suit, it is unmatched when it comes to mult-threaded workloads. We are seeing over 2x the performance of the 2990WX and when PBO is enabled, we are seeing over 3x the performance of the R9 3950X.  Cinebench R20 (Single-Thread) Now this was certainly a surprise. I expected the 3990X to perform towards the bottom here, and even expected PBO to perform slightly worse due to the lower single core clock speeds, but I did not expect the 3950X to overtake the Core i9 9900K on this text. I ran the test several times and confirmed that the 9900K was maintaining it’s boost frequency of 5ghz throughout the test. The 3950X did not even maintain its highest boost clock, settling at 4.6ghz during the test and still coming out on top with a 400mhz deficit. This warrants further study. Cinebench R20 (Multi-Thread) Now we see the 3990X stretch its legs. Unlike R15, R20 is designed to scale with high core count processors. Our PBO result is nearly 3 times as fast as the 2990WX and over 3 times faster than the Ryzen 9 3950X.  Corona Benchmark 1.3 (Measured in Rays/Second) Corona is another rendering benchmark that scales well with many CPU cores. We can see the PBO result is over 3 times that of the 32 core 2990WX. When you factor in the 2990WX’s $1400 price tag, the 3990X starts to look like a very good value for this type of workload. POV-Ray 3.7 (Measured in Pixels Per Second) This is the last test for our Synthetic/Content creation test suite. While the 3990X still showed a substantial lead over our consumer processors, it was not as pronounced as the other tests. Even with PBO enabled, we did not see a significant boost in performance compared to previous benchmarks.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Test Suite: Gaming Benchmarks We’ve limited our gaming test suite to just 4 titles since this processor is not really designed with gaming in mind. With that being said, we chose modern games, some of which have DX12 support in the hopes that it can highlight some performance benefits of having very high core counts.  Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (High preset, 1080P V-Sync disabled) This was an interesting result. We ran these tests 5 times instead of 3 as we were seeing weird per-test variance between each run. Surprisingly enough, the 3990X consistently had higher max framerates while also having lower minimum framerates than the 9900K and 3950X. It’s important to remember that minimum framerates are the most important metric when discussing a good gaming experience. The better your minimum framerates, the better the experience as you will have less jitter and jarring freezes.  Far Cry: New Dawn (High preset, 1080P, V-Sync disabled) Here we see the 9900K do what it does best. The Far Cry series has always favored fewer, faster cores and this shows with both the 9900K and 3950X leading the benchmarks. We also see the PBO result suffer a performance penalty due to the reduction in single-threaded performance. Hitman 2 (DX12, 1080P High settings, V-Sync disabled, Fullscreen) This is a great example of a well-optimized DX12 title. It scales well despite the lower core clocks and offers a very playable performance even on the older 2990WX. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12, 1080P, V-Sync disabled) This is the last game in our test suite and yet another great example of DX12’s low CPU overhead. We even see PBO scale positively for the first time in our gaming results. If you intend to game on these HEDT processors, remember to take note of your games graphics API and be prepared to compromise on older API’s. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 To Overclock… Or not? That is the question… The answer to this question is likely “No”, thanks in part to AMD’s Precision Boost Overdrive. This feature will allow the processor to automatically sense its thermal and power overhead and adjust its clock speeds and voltage requirements accordingly to perform best in its current workload. If you look back at our benchmark results, you can see that there are hefty gains when enabling PBO for multi-threaded workloads.   The biggest constraint when overclocking is going to be thermals. PBO already increases thermals substantially over stock clocks, something we will touch upon in the next section, however overclocking takes that even further. Simply dialing in 1.3v and 4.1ghz, we managed to hit 93C during a Cinebench C20 run on a custom loop with dual 360mm radiators. To make matters worse, the overclocked performance was not far off from what PBO delivered, and the overclocked results consumed much more power. If you are going to be doing any kind of overclocking, I would advise sticking to memory overclocking and letting PBO handle the rest. Do keep in mind that ANY form of overclocking will void your warranty, so proceed at your own risk. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Thermals & Power Consumption Thermals (30 Minute Blender Loop) We ran Blender on a 30-minute loop to help fully saturate our loop and allow it to reach a thermal equilibrium. Our testing lab has a controlled ambient temperature of 23C. At stock, the 3990X idled at 41C. Average load was 52C and max load temperature was 69C. With PBO enabled, idle temperature remained the same at 41C, average jumped up to 68C and the max temperature spiked to a toasty 83C. As you can see, that increase in clock speed can get pretty warm very fast. Power Consumption (Blender Benchmark Loop) Both systems idled at 85W, with the stock 3990X hitting a max package load of 280W. The 3990X PBO result managed to reach a 599W package load under the exact same testing. When measuring the power draw from the outlet, the stock 3990X pulled 419W (system total) while the 3990X PBO result pulled 840W, almost exactly double the power. PBO is definitely not as efficient from a performance per watt perspective, but if you can spare the power overhead, it does provide a considerable performance boost in most heavily threaded workloads. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin February 2020 edited February 2020 Conclusion & Final Thoughts I think AMD hit the nail on the head here. While you technically can game on this processor, it’s not a gaming processor. This processor is designed with real intense work in mind. VFX studios, data centers that need copious amounts of PCIe lanes, even large VM farms that can utilize the many cores that the 3990X has to offer. If you are looking for a gaming processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X and Core i9 9900K are better suited for that task.   If work is your primary concern, and you spend several hours or even days waiting for computational tasks to complete, then the 3990X might just be the right processor for your needs. Have any questions or comments? Let us know in the comment section below! Interested in learning more about the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X? Visit our FAQ here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2280/amd-ryzen-threadripper-3990x-faq.  Interested in building a system like the one we used to review the 3990X? 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