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Community Article Any Advice? — Micro Center Any Advice? AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 8 in Help Choosing Parts A couple days ago I made a config of my new mid ranger and I got replied to. Shoutout to @LandShark. I realized today that the Ryzen 5000 series is out so I re-did the config. So if @LandShark can please respond again I would appreciate it. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=745bacea-b402-4d66-a721-2d0779eee72e 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TheRealFresher ✭ November 8 You should be good. It's a very clean setup 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 8 TheRealFresher said: You should be good. It's a very clean setup Thanks! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 9 Hey @MightyD, I think you may have made a duplicate to this post, and I responded there! Let me know if you still have any questions! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 9 LandShark said: Hey @MightyD, I think you may have made a duplicate to this post, and I responded there! Let me know if you still have any questions! I didn't make a duplicate but I updated the last one and re-uploaded with everything new. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 10 Here's the duplicate I mentioned. https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/5530/any-advice. I'd say the same that I did last time. However, I'd add that the upgrade to the 5600X is a great choice! Check out our 5600X Review and Benchmarks for the new release! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Any Advice? — Micro Center Any Advice? AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 8 in Help Choosing Parts So a couple days ago, I was customizing my mid ranger and asked for advice. I got replied to. Shoutout to @LandShark. But then I realized the Ryzen 5000 series was released so I re-did my config and all that so if @LandShark can reply again please, I would appreciate that. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=745bacea-b402-4d66-a721-2d0779eee72e 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 9 edited November 9 I'd say the same that I did last time. However, I'd add that the upgrade to the 5600X is a great choice! Check out our 5600X Review and Benchmarks for the new release! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Any Advice? — Micro Center Any Advice? AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 5 in Help Choosing Parts I'm building a new mid-range gaming PC because my old one broke and I'm not sure this is the best line up for my mid-ranger. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=25aab49e-1c63-4856-bdfa-2054c8cbe1f1 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 5 Hey @MightyD What kind of budget did you have in mind here? Also, what games, FPS, and resolution did you have in mind here? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 5 I have a budget of like $1300 max, I play Fortnite, Minecraft and just shooter games in general. I like a good FPS from 200 to 300 minimum. And a res of 1080p is good for me. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 5 I know the 3070 can do the red and FPS things. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 5 Res* 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 5 I missed that you had paired a monitor in your build list. The monitor you paired with this build can do 144hz or 144fps. Which the 3070 should be able to handle well at 1080p! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Any Advice? — Micro Center Any Advice? AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 14 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. I have no budget and I wanted to know if I have too many 2.5" ssds or if I can fit any more hard drives.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=745bacea-b402-4d66-a721-2d0779eee72e 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin November 14 Hello @MightyD Thank you posting on the Micro Center Community!  I see you are going with a very high end build.  What are your goals with this build?   The Corsair 1000D fits 5 3.5'' and 6 2.5'' Drives, but keep in mind your motherboard has 8 SATA ports and will only connect 2 Drives if you connect your 2 M.2 Drives.  I do think you only need 1-2 SSDs and the rest can be on HDDs.  The main reason you want to use SSDs as secondary drives is if you need the high Read and Write speeds from it, usually seen in video editing.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 15 TSPhillipT said: Hello @MightyD Thank you posting on the Micro Center Community!  I see you are going with a very high end build.  What are your goals with this build?   The Corsair 1000D fits 5 3.5'' and 6 2.5'' Drives, but keep in mind your motherboard has 8 SATA ports and will only connect 2 Drives if you connect your 2 M.2 Drives.  I do think you only need 1-2 SSDs and the rest can be on HDDs.  The main reason you want to use SSDs as secondary drives is if you need the high Read and Write speeds from it, usually seen in video editing.   I know about the SSD part but your saying now that I can only use 2 2.5" SATA SSDs? And the goal for this build is I want to be the most ready in history for the ULTIMATE GAMING. That's why I have such a high end graphics card and such a fast CPU. Last question, can I fit more hard drives? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 16 If you're intending to use this system for gaming I'd recommend not using the Threadripper as it is more suited to multicore workloads and while it can game, it will not perform as well as a general desktop processor. The new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are really shining in this category right now. I'd recommend selecting one of those. Generally, the selections you've made for this build are bit overkill for gaming alone. If you have the budget for it, you could definitely use SSDs, however, data is much cheaper on HDD. The reduction in cost does come at a loss of speed. Hope this helps. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AdminsAreToxic Rockville ✭ November 16 LandShark said: If you're intending to use this system for gaming I'd recommend not using the Threadripper as it is more suited to multicore workloads and while it can game, it will not perform as well as a general desktop processor. The new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are really shining in this category right now. I'd recommend selecting one of those. Generally, the selections you've made for this build are bit overkill for gaming alone. If you have the budget for it, you could definitely use SSDs, however, data is much cheaper on HDD. The reduction in cost does come at a loss of speed. Hope this helps. Ok good to know. Thanks! I added the hard drives to store my games. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article SSD and HDD — Micro Center SSD and HDD Kenny ✭ November 10 in Customer Service Questions It’s my first time having duel hard drives, but I don’t know how to save or get files from the HDD. I thought I found the drive and attempted to save to it but it didn’t work.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Kenny ✭ November 10 How do I save and pull files from the secondary drive? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 10 Have you initialized your new secondary drive? If not, we have a very helpful guide with instructions on how to do so! https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/3289/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-newly-installed-secondary-drive-in-windows-10 Let me know if this helps! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Kenny ✭ November 11 LandShark said: Have you initialized your new secondary drive? If not, we have a very helpful guide with instructions on how to do so! https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/3289/how-to-initialize-and-format-a-newly-installed-secondary-drive-in-windows-10 Let me know if this helps! This information is fantastic! Sadly I didn’t have the drive i was looking for. I paid micro center to put the system together for me, and i see a second drive with only 2 gigs and a partitioned c drive and that’s it. Starting to think the second drive isn’t hooked up or they just forgot it  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 11 Hmm. That is strange. If you had us install it for you recently, I'd definitely recommend bringing it to our service department. We should be able to take care of this for you. Otherwise, I'd check to make sure that the drive is properly plugged in. It should have two cables plugged into it. SATA data, and SATA power. The connectors look like this: Data: Power: 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 11 I found this really helpful image. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Raid 0 and/or? — Micro Center Raid 0 and/or? Jim ✭ February 15 in Your Completed Builds I was looking at the 64 core build and skipped to the end (it's too much $$ for me at this time) and I see it says to use Windows 10 with drivers for RAID 0. I want to set up RAID 0 or something better on my Windows 10 machine.  It's a hand-me-down, my stepson discarded it and it's about 4 years old.  I want to use it to store scanned family photos (and more) without the hassle of online accounts and connectivity issues.  In January I installed Windows 10 Pro on a new 1 TB Seagate drive.  The 4 year old 1 TB drive is still in the case but it probably isn't a Seagate.  Where I work we have some RAID 0 machines that always use identical drives. Will I find RAID 0 in Windows 10 Pro and what do I have do to use it?   As I understand it, RAID 0 just makes an exact copy of the hard drive.  When the main drive fails the spare is an exact copy so the machine runs until the failed drive can be replaced.  The 1 TB Seagate was $45, I can buy a twin for it. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Jim ✭ February 16 I found something on Microsoft's website for Windows 10.  I am not rolling, I just followed advice to ask somebody who knows.  I would still like to hear from somebody with experience on this.  Here's what I found (excerpts, I didn't copy the whole thing, but it all came from Microsoft): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12438  Storage Spaces in Windows 10 Applies to: Windows 10 Storage Spaces helps protect your data from drive failures and extend storage over time as you add drives to your PC. You can use Storage Spaces to group two or more drives together in a storage pool and then use capacity from that pool to create virtual drives called storage spaces. These storage spaces typically store two copies of your data so if one of your drives fails, you still have an intact copy of your data. If you run low on capacity, just add more drives to the storage pool. … You can use a variety of types of drives with Storage Spaces, including USB, SATA, and SAS drives. ... How do I create a storage space? Add or connect the drives that you want to group together with Storage Spaces. Go to the taskbar, type Storage Spaces in the search box, and select Storage Spaces from the list of search results. Select Create a new pool and storage space. Select the drives you want to add to the new storage space, and then select Create pool. Give the drive a name and letter, and then choose a layout. Two-way mirror, Three-way mirror, and Parity can help protect the files in the storage space from drive failure. Enter the maximum size the storage space can reach, and then select Create storage space. … Should I create a simple, mirror, or parity space? Simple spaces are designed for increased performance, but don't protect your files from drive failure. They're best for temporary data (such as video rendering files), image editor scratch files, and intermediary compiler object files. Simple spaces require at least two drives to be useful. Mirror spaces are designed for increased performance and protect your files from drive failure by keeping multiple copies. Two-way mirror spaces make two copies of your files and can tolerate one drive failure, while three-way mirror spaces can tolerate two drive failures. ... When a mirror space is formatted with the Resilient File System (ReFS), Windows will automatically maintain your data integrity, which makes your files even more resilient to drive failure. Two-way mirror spaces require at least two drives... ...Parity spaces are designed for storage efficiency and protect your files from drive failure by keeping multiple copies. Parity spaces are best for archival data and streaming media, like music and videos. This storage layout requires at least three drives to protect you from a single drive failure and at least seven drives to protect you from two drive failures. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin February 16 Welcome to the forum Jim! To answer your original question, RAID  is indeed an option available to use with Windows 10 and can be configured in three different ways. The first is through the Storage Spaces feature that you mentioned earlier, the second involves a software RAID using Disk Management, and the third is a hardware RAID using your motherboard's RAID controller or a third party PCIe RAID controller. Before you create a RAID array, it's important to understand the different types of RAID in order to determine which will better serve your needs. In our 3990X guide, we used RAID 0 because it offered the highest level of IO performance, however it does not protect against drive failure. RAID 0 is a "striped" configuration that leverages writes across multiple drives to improve your storage performance, effectively doubling bandwidth in some cases. RAID 1 is the more traditional RAID, where you mirror your drives to have redundancy in the event of a drive failure. Since you are scanning and storing important family photos, I would strongly recommend going this option. If you need added redundancy, you can even go with a RAID 5 or RAID 6 configuration, which provides even more redundancy for multiple drive failures. For more information on RAID levels, take a look here: https://www.microcenter.com/tech_center/article/4499/raid-by-the-numbers As for mixing and matching drives, I strongly recommend you match them. Different drives have different controllers, and it's a lot easier to rebuild a RAID array if you use identical drives, especially if you are using a hardware RAID. It's possible to use different drives, but it's a bit more tedious to deal with overall and may not perform as well as using identical drives.  Here are some articles describing the many ways of setting up RAID. 1: Disk Management: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-mirrored-volume-file-redundancy-windows-10 2: Storage Spaces: https://www.howtogeek.com/109380/how-to-use-windows-8s-storage-spaces-to-mirror-combine-drives/ 3: Hardware RAID (Intel): https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005803/technologies.html 4. Hardware RAID (AMD): https://drivers.amd.com/relnotes/amd-raid-quick-start-guide.pdf Understand that if you are trying to mirror the OS drive (the local C disk), you will need to backup your data and reformat. If you are simply adding additional disks to a system, you can RAID those additional disks from within the OS without having to reinstall. This would be recommended, as you can use a faster SSD as your boot device and use spinning HDD's with redundancy for your important files. If you have any questions Jim, please let us know! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jim ✭ February 20 I bought 2 more 1 TB Seagate drives and set up a storage space using those 2 new drives. I thought the motherboard  had only 3 SATA ports so I stuck with 3 drives but each one was a double port (they need straight connectors on the cable to use 2 because they are stacked ).   I didn't expect that the storage needs unformatted drives to work.  I didn't format them so I was ok.  I set them up as mirror drives so both 1 TB drives act as less than 1 TB drive D. I am not using much so far and I have 3 SATA ports left.  Once they were set up I cut and pasted my documents & picutures into the D storage space.  I think I'm covered now. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin February 20 Jim said: I bought 2 more 1 TB Seagate drives and set up a storage space using those 2 new drives. I thought the motherboard  had only 3 SATA ports so I stuck with 3 drives but each one was a double port (they need straight connectors on the cable to use 2 because they are stacked ).   I didn't expect that the storage needs unformatted drives to work.  I didn't format them so I was ok.  I set them up as mirror drives so both 1 TB drives act as less than 1 TB drive D. I am not using much so far and I have 3 SATA ports left.  Once they were set up I cut and pasted my documents & picutures into the D storage space.  I think I'm covered now. It sure sounds like it! Glad to hear everything went smoothly and that you have this safety net in place for your data. If you have any questions, please let us know. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Cancel an order — Micro Center Cancel an order michellephi ✭ June 14 in Customer Service Questions I need help canceling an online order asap 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Ian admin June 15 Greetings. It looks like you were able to text us and get this cancelled. Let us know if you have any other questions.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Can I use any PSU?? — Micro Center Can I use any PSU?? Smelyn ✭ July 22 edited July 22 in Power Supplies I am thinking of getting asrock atx motherboard (b450 pro4) with a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and a GRx 1660 Super. I’m new to building Pcs so i’m gonna post more questions. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments BubbleMax MN ✭ July 23 Well you could start by googling roughly the average power draw for the GPU and CPU when under a medium to heavy strain. But for this build I'd guess a 650 W PSU to 750 W would be fine. I've found its best to go safe with a little more power draw than less with a pricy gaming rig.(I spent 5 years ploting my rig which if you like you can probably see in my community profile. XD.) Plus a PSU head room can give you the option to upgrade your GPU at will if you want to.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Smelyn ✭ July 23 Alright ty 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 24 To add to what @BubbleMax said, a 650W PSU would be plenty for this kind of rig. Even a 500W would be perfectly fine.  Personally, I'd recommend going with a power supply that's at least 80+ Bronze certified as that'll give you a good baseline for efficiency without being too pricey. If you're thinking really long term, a high-quality 80+ Gold like an EVGA Supernova or Seasonic Focus PSU should last you a very long time.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Cancel an order. — Micro Center Cancel an order. MikeS ✭ October 9 in Customer Service Questions Hello. I would like to cancel an order I just made. It's still pending. Thanks much! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin October 9 Hello @MikeS You should be receiving an email from me regarding this order cancellation!   1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Hold on an item — Micro Center Hold on an item Brrryyannn ✭ April 24 in Customer Service Questions Hey I was wondering what curbside option is and if I can use it to purchase and item to pick it up some other day? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin April 25 edited April 25 Curbside pickup is only available at a select few Micro Center locations at this time, those being the four New York stores in Brooklyn, Yonkers, Westbury and Flushing, as well as our Madison Heights store in Michigan and Brentwood store in Missouri.  However, all stores do have reservations available if you would like to place an order online in advance. Once the reservation is confirmed we hold the item for three days, just keep in mind that some of our stores have had very long delays with fulfilling reservations due to extremely high volume.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Cancel an order — Micro Center Cancel an order Owennht ✭ October 21 in Sales Dear Micro Center, can you please help me to cancel this order? Order number: 11261417.  I want to buy something else. Thanks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin October 21 Hello @Owennht I see that you reached out to our online department and your order has been canceled at this time. Please let us know if we can help with anything else! Thanks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article cancel an order — Micro Center cancel an order prismeous ✭ October 26 in Customer Service Questions i made a purchase a few days ago but i found out it was more expensive than i realized? where can i cancel this order? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin October 26 Hello, @prismeous. Please expect an email from me regarding your order. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Wyzrd ✭ October 29 I also made a online order I would like to cancel, where can I cancel? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin October 29 @Wyzrd Please expect an email regarding your order cancelation. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Cancel an order — Micro Center Cancel an order Ethab ✭ October 27 in Customer Service Questions How can I cancel an order I placed minutes ago?  #11301616 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Is an item in stock? — Micro Center Is an item in stock? AlexS admin October 27 edited November 4 in Customer Service Questions Product availability is displayed on our website and is updated every 10 minutes to reflect current inventory for your local store. When you view the product page for an item, current stock should be listed right above the price.  If you see 10+ IN STOCK, then there should be sufficient stock prior to your visit. If you see less than 10 or if you live a distance away from the store, then it’s always recommended to Add to Cart and Reserve your items, so an associate can put them aside for you. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Is an item in stock? - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Is an item in stock? - Micro Center Product availability is displayed on our website and is updated every 10 minutes to reflect current inventory for your local store. When you view the product page for an item, current stock should be listed right above the price.  If you see 10+ IN STOCK, then there should be sufficient stock prior to your visit. If you see less than 10 or if you live a distance away from the store, then it’s always recommended to Add to Cart and Reserve your items, so an associate can put them aside for you. Community Article Case fans and Ram — Micro Center Case fans and Ram Zach ✭ May 23 in Technical Support Questions Hello everyone, So I have one issue (fans) and another "potential issue" (ram): 1) Out of nowhere, my fans have began to run at max rpm ONLY when the computer is left at idle for 10-15 minutes. When I am gaming and using the computer in some way, the fans stay at their standard rpm (~50% max speed), but if I step away from the computer (shortly after the monitor goes to sleep) the fans begin run at 100% rpm. I've never had this happen before, and I find it ironically backwards that they stay normal under load, but ramp up to max at idle. 2) I have DDR4-3200 CL16 ram installed, but I just recently noticed that HWMonitor says that my ram is DDR4-2666. My BIOS shows 3200, but for whatever reason HWMonitor does not. Is that an issue or should I trust that the BIOS is the most accurate and the application is simply wrong? If it means anything, a couple weeks back when I had the HWMonitor open, it appeared to only be registering one of the sticks of ram (PC restart fixed that). I've also began to have issues where at startup the RGB settings (from the Ballistix MOD software) sometimes don't load the light settings or just one of the two sticks registers the light settings. Thank you for the support! CPU: R5 3.6 GHz 2600x (OC'd to 3.9 Ghz) AIO: Cooler Master ML240L 240mm MB: Aorus B450 Pro Wifi RAM: Ballistix RGB DDR4-3200 CL16 2x8GB (OC'd to 3333 Mhz) GC: Sapphire 5600 XT stock OC'd HD: Inland Pro 2.5" 512GB TLC SSD PSU: PowerSpec 550 Watt 80+ Bronze Non-Modular  Case: Corsiar 275R Mid-Tower 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin May 23 First things first, have you tried restoring your default BIOS settings or clearing your CMOS? I think that's the quickest and easiest thing you could do. Fan speeds can be controlled in your BIOS and it's possible a setting is out of whack.  As for the RAM, usually I would trust the BIOS, as sometimes software in Windows can mis-report RAM speeds. That said, you can use mutliple applications to see if they're consistent. I would check using Task Manager, CPU-Z, HWinfo and Aida64. For CPU-Z just keep in mind that DRAM frequency will be listed at half (So if you have DDR4-3200, it would show 1600 MHz) 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Canceling an order — Micro Center Canceling an order Derin ✭ October 29 in Customer Service Questions Hello! I ordered a RTX 3070 online this morning thinking they would sell out immediately, but when I went to the store this afternoon I was actually able to get one in person. Now I want to cancel my online order as I won’t need a second 3070. How would I go about doing this? Thanks! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin October 29 Hello @Derin Please expect an email from me regarding this order. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Canceling an order — Micro Center Canceling an order Trummel ✭ September 17 in Customer Service Questions How do I go about doing this? Tried calling customer support, was put on hold for 30 minutes and immediately hung up on upon someone picking up the phone. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin September 17 Greetings, We apologize for the wait. I sent you an email requesting more information. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Trummel ✭ September 18 So I sent the order info over the email last night and I assume the work day was over and still have not received a response on being able to cancel the order. 18 hours~. Good way to get me never to shop here again. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin September 18 Hello @Trummel Please check your email again, I apologize for the delay in response.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article PC for an architect — Micro Center PC for an architect Andrzej_D ✭ May 17 in Help Choosing Parts So for last week  I've been trying to build a powerful and upgradeable PC that could run huge Archicad projects and could safely store them (I'm thinking about RAID 1), budget is around $5000 or $6000, but could be more if it really needs to. I have very little experience in building a pc myself so it's quite possible I've made some really stupid mistakes - and that's why I'm here. Would be happy to also see some additional advice on custom PC building! Here's the build: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=d19be3c4-1118-4163-b278-9327a6f6bd88 Thanks in advance! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin May 18 First, you put together a really list of high quality parts. My issue with the motherboard, and the power supply. They're great components, but it doesn't seem like you'll be utilizing them. You can save a lot of money here that could go into your GPU. With the power supply you picked a 1200W unit, you could this room on a 650W with room to spare. I would go a little higher, 750-850 and the EVGA Supernova's are great power supplies, stick with that line. Regarding the motherboard. You may have selected that due to lack of other options as we are very low on X570 boards at this time, but this a board built for overclocking. Top tier VRM, it's built for hardcore overclocking. LN2 or DICE. I would like at something like a ASUS X570-E Strix. You'll get a premium VRM, dual LAN. Everything you'll need and it's a sub $300 board. Between those two components you should save yourself about $400. You can put that into the GPU and step up to an RTX 2080. Keep in mind the default rendering engine with Archicad renders with the CPU only. It would be worth looking at Lumion as a GPU rendering add on that make much better use of your hardware. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Andrzej_D ✭ May 24 TSMikeW said: First, you put together a really list of high quality parts. My issue with the motherboard, and the power supply. They're great components, but it doesn't seem like you'll be utilizing them. You can save a lot of money here that could go into your GPU. With the power supply you picked a 1200W unit, you could this room on a 650W with room to spare. I would go a little higher, 750-850 and the EVGA Supernova's are great power supplies, stick with that line. For power supply I wanted it to run at around half of the load so there would be lower chance of failure and also I thought about an option of some heavy upgrading later so a lot of spare wattage seemed like a good idea. TSMikeW said: Regarding the motherboard. You may have selected that due to lack of other options as we are very low on X570 boards at this time, but this a board built for overclocking. Top tier VRM, it's built for hardcore overclocking. LN2 or DICE. I would like at something like a ASUS X570-E Strix. You'll get a premium VRM, dual LAN. Everything you'll need and it's a sub $300 board. Between those two components you should save yourself about $400. You can put that into the GPU and step up to an RTX 2080. Keep in mind the default rendering engine with Archicad renders with the CPU only. It would be worth looking at Lumion as a GPU rendering add on that make much better use of your hardware. And about motherboard I really wanted it to work with RAID's (especially RAID 1) so there wasn't much of a choice, also like with a power supply I thought about some heavy upgrading so I just wanted the best motherboard I could find so I wouldn't need to replace it. Is this way of thinking good? Or are these just huge overkills even when having what I said in mind? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin May 25 I'll say that having a good quality power supply is never a bad thing and it's one component I would never go cheap on, and it's something a lot of people will do. However, with your specs, I doubt you're going to to put a 600W draw on it under load so I do think it's overkill. The Supernova G3's have 10 year warranties, they last a long time and hold up very well. You're going to have the same RAID options on either of those boards, 0, 1 and 10. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Purchasing an item — Micro Center Purchasing an item Rebeca ✭ November 18 in Customer Service Questions I’m trying to buy an item and it keeps saying wrong billing address  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin November 18 Hello @Rebeca, are you trying to place a reservation, or place an order online for shipping? If you're trying to place a shipping order, you can reach out to our Online team at 614-850-3675 - option #3 and we can assist you. If it's an in-store pickup order, your best bet is probably to just come in and try to pick up the item.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.