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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 iphone — Micro Center iphone System admin June 22 in Customer Service Questions This discussion was created from comments split from: reservation. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments JanO ✭ June 22 I have been trying to get my apple iphone fixed since Martch.  I was out of town when the virus started and having trouble with my phone. I was told by apple support that I had to bring my phone in as soon as I got home but by the time I got home apple stores were all closed. I am 81 years old and this is my only phone, I need to bring it in.  When can I get an appointment. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin June 22 Greetings. We repair iPhones at the following Micro Center stores: Westmont, IL - Chicago, IL - Columbus, OH.  An appointment is not needed for service, there may be some available online at https://www.microcenter.com/site/service/service.aspx If your local store is not listed, we would have to send the phone directly to Apple for any service.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter JohanL ✭ June 22 Does Microcenter provide loaner phones while repairs are being done? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin June 22 JohanL said: Does Microcenter provide loaner phones while repairs are being done? Unfortunately we do not provide loaners.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Hot Coffee - Micro Center Build — Micro Center Hot Coffee - Micro Center Build System admin November 14 edited November 14 in Your Completed Builds Hot Coffee - Micro Center Build Gaming, [email protected], and watching movies & shows. My computer runs 24/7 doing it all. Most obvious hindsight fix would've been to not attempt to make a DIY purple dye, that backfired horribly and resulted in the name of the system because it stained the Read the full story here 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments somerando ✭ November 14 favorite feature: random fan somewhere 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article first build - Micro Center Build — Micro Center first build - Micro Center Build System admin August 4 edited August 4 in Your Completed Builds first build - Micro Center Build first ever build, I wanted to give myself some upgrading potential in the future, I feel that this rig does that Read the full story here 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments mmiller2 admin August 4 Congratulations, Kody! You have been selected as one of our second place winners of the PC build contest! Please respond to this comment within 24 hours and I will send you a message with final steps to confirm your entry and claim the prize! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Is my build good or can it better for the budget — Micro Center Is my build good or can it better for the budget Tigran_62 ✭ August 11 in Help Choosing Parts It is my first time building and I had a couple questions? Here is my build Processor-  AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Motherboard-MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Ram- Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory SSd- Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Gpu- Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card Case-Corsair iCUE 465X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case Power supply-EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Monitor- LG 27GL650F-B 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor I want to know if there is anything I can do to save money because I do not know if my cpu is as good as my gpu , because I will be running Call of duty and Fortnite mainly and I wanted to see if I can make anything better or do anything to save money. My budget is $1,250 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Geisha - Micro Center Build — Micro Center Geisha - Micro Center Build System admin September 9 edited September 9 in Your Completed Builds Geisha - Micro Center Build This was my first gaming pc! I built it on a whim because I was tired of in-game lag and friends complaining about my unreliability when I was playing on a Mac. Originally, I was just going to buy one but decided two-day shipping was two days too Read the full story here 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin September 9 This is amazing! The little figurine really pulls the concept together! You should post it in our Streaming Must have contest https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/4484/streaming-must-haves-contest-enter-for-your-chance-to-win-a-200-gift-card 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Enamelized Va ✭ September 9 Congratulations on your first build!!! It looks really good and clean. The geisha figure is a nice touch and can easily be seen against the white. Thanks for sharing 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need Help on wat to upgrade — Micro Center Need Help on wat to upgrade Pacoo781 ✭ September 2 in Help Choosing Parts Please HELP Not sure if i should just upgrade to a i7-7700 OR just go with a 10gen I7 and new motherboard? dont know much and no budget just would like to work with I have. Setup I3-6300 Corsair (2x16GB)32gb 3200MHz  MSI Z270 RTX 2060 Super Intel SSD 760p 250GB M.2 Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB Corsair CX600M 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Pacoo781 ✭ September 2 just looking to get the best for Warzone 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 2 An i7-7700 would be a nice upgrade and obviously would be the cheapest way to get more performance. It's still a good gaming processor and it shouldn't be a bottleneck for a 2060 Super.  If you still want to to the 10th gen, an i7 isn't really necessary. The i5-10600k is a really good gaming processor, nearly the same performance as the 10th gen i7 and i9 parts, only slightly behind depending on the specific game. So in terms of value I'd recommend that if you're just gaming. Otherwise the 7700 should still make a nice improvement for you.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Pacoo781 ✭ September 3 thanks 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Airpods — Micro Center Airpods Legendary ✭ September 8 edited September 8 in Customer Service Questions Do you guys sell just the AirPod charging case ? If you can please get back to me ASAP I lost my charging case  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin September 8 We do sell the wireless charging case, you can view it on our website here: https://www.microcenter.com/product/606639/apple-wireless-charging-case-for-airpods 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article First time building a PC — Micro Center First time building a PC CJ_56 ✭ August 4 edited August 4 in Help Choosing Parts I am looking to build a gaming PC (I am also going to be using it for my new degree). I have a budget of about $2000. Could someone help me pick what is needed? (Essentially build a PC). I have played around with the builder but find myself going over budget or unsure of certain items. Thanks This is me playing with a build https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=5a142e5d-07a4-43b9-bc0d-b468716df943 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 4 You have a pretty good build going there, but there's a couple things I would change depending on what exactly you need to use the system for.  If you're just gaming, you can easily go with the i5-10600k instead of the i7-10700k. It's basically identical in gaming performance but quite a bit cheaper. I would use that leftover to upgrade to a higher quality power supply. There's nothing wrong with the one you chose, but in a high-end build I'd go with a nice 80+ Gold certified PSU like these: https://www.microcenter.com/product/513600/seasonic-usa-focus-plus-650-watt-80-plus-gold-atx-fully-modular-power-supply https://www.microcenter.com/product/503517/evga-supernova-650-g-650-watt-80-plus-gold-atx-fully-modular-power-supply Does your degree require the use of any special software beyond the basic Microsoft Office type stuff? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CJ_56 ✭ August 5 I appreciate you getting back to me. I am going to school for cyber security so it is unknown at this point what I will need. I just would rather have it now vs need it later.  I have a few questions: Would AMD Ryzen be a good fit (based on cost?) For CPU cooling, would the water cooling kit I chose be all I would need?  Is this list complete for a build or am I missing anything?  Could I build this on my own with no experience building PCs? (I have watched YouTube videos).  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CJ_56 ✭ August 5 Sorry for the dumb questions but I have one more...is an optical drive necessary anymore? I cant remember the last time I have used one. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin August 6 Would AMD Ryzen be a good fit (based on cost?) Ryzen's price points for their performance are a blessing for budget gamers.  While you have an amazing budget, the choice is really yours to go in the direction of Ryzen or Intel.  But if you wish to shave some dollars to put towards something else in your budget, Ryzen may be the way to go. For CPU cooling, would the water cooling kit I chose be all I would need?  The Corsair iCue should be more than efficient in keeping your processor cool and PC quiet, especially if you do not have plans to overclock (and if you do overclock, you'll already but in position to cool the processor) Is this list complete for a build or am I missing anything?  As long as the $2000 budget was primarily for just the computer itself, you should be set.  I'd also recommend ESET Anti-virus but that's at your discretion.  Could I build this on my own with no experience building PCs? (I have watched YouTube videos).  If Henry Cavill, the actor who played as Superman can do it, I'm sure you can as well!  I'd always recommend having a friend who has PC building experience present to provide guidance but if not, yes, plenty of Youtube and internet resources are there to help you along your way.  (And also, read the manuals!) Sorry for the dumb questions but I have one more...is an optical drive necessary anymore? I cant remember the last time I have used one. These are not dumb at all.  You're doing the smart thing if anything.  And for the optical drive question?  No.  Not necessary.  If anything, purchase an external drive if you really need to access old software or play a DVD on your computer  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CJ_56 ✭ August 8 Thank you, all great information and helps me a ton. I appreciate how helpful people are on here. Do you think now is a bad time to build a PC with new graphics cards coming out? Some rumors are saying they will be out in about a month. Will this make my build "obsolete?"  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 8 CJ_56 said: Thank you, all great information and helps me a ton. I appreciate how helpful people are on here. Do you think now is a bad time to build a PC with new graphics cards coming out? Some rumors are saying they will be out in about a month. Will this make my build "obsolete?"  So here's the thing about building a PC. At some point, no matter what you do, your build will be obsolete. That's just how hardware works so I wouldn't base my decisions on that. Make your decisions based on the needs and budget you have.  The next gen cards aren't going to suddenly make a computer you build now unusable.  A PC built with a budget of $2000 is going to last for years regardless of if you purchase a 3000-series or 2000 series GPU.  Now I personally would wait just to see what the new line of cards looks like performance and pricing wise to have more options available if you can wait, but that's just me. If you don't need to build a PC right now it might be worth it to wait, but if you can't or just don't want to, don't stress too much and build the PC you want now and realize that you'll still get an awesome system either way.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CJ_56 ✭ August 10 The more I read the more I am torn between waiting and building one now. Lots of good information and I like the honest answers. The only issue I see is my budget changing (increasing) due to the price of the new hardware. It is what it is lol 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 10 Hardware pricing usually stays somewhat consistent over generations, though we've definitely seen cases where that's not the case recently (with NVIDIA specifically and the crazy prices on their high end RTX cards). If the new hardware is overly expensive and not a bad value, you can still fall back on the current hardware which will likely see some price drops when the new stuff is out.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CJ_56 ✭ August 12 So I have had a few people be skeptical about liquid coolers, saying that if it has any issues, its a catastrophic failure...meaning the entire computer is gone.  Is this a common issue? What alternative suggestions would you have?  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f5b37892-ac46-41e4-9400-ec952b3f148f 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 12 If liquid coolers fail, yes, sometimes it can be pretty bad, if you get a leak and liquid gets on other components while they're running. There are also more ways for liquid coolers to fail because they have more components, whereas if an air cooler fails it's basically only going to be a bad fan which is easy to replace.  However, failures are very rare, even the more "common" failures like pumps not working. It's technically correct to say there's more risk with a liquid cooler, and if something goes bad it would probably be worse than if an air cooler goes bad, but that's a little bit like saying you're at higher risk of getting struck by lightning because you're a lot taller than other people. It's not significant enough of a difference that I think it should be something to worry about.  That said, high-end air coolers can compete with AIO liquid coolers so if you're concerned, there's nothing wrong with going that route. Coolers like the Noctua NH-D15 are just as effective as AIO liquid coolers, so it really comes down to preference 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article i need to cancel my order — Micro Center i need to cancel my order vastrallakas ✭ November 20 in Customer Service Questions please cancel my order it turns out my current power supply will suffice for now 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 20 Hello @vastrallakas Please expect an email from me regarding your order! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Funko pops — Micro Center Funko pops SP00KEYSN00PY ✭ September 26 in Off Topic Can you guys put funko pops in pc builds? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin September 26 Hello @SP00KEYSN00PY You can!  They may interrupt airflow if placed in certain places in the case such as right behind an intake fan but it does add some personality to the build. I personally don't have a Funko Pop in my build, but I have an acrylic stand of an anime girl instead.   1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Enamelized Va ✭ September 29 You sure can and I've done them in a couple of my cases.You also find that some people actually might do a whole theme around a Pop and add it in for the extra visual.  The one thing I might say is if it's a Pop that doesn't stand up too well try and put some double sided take on the feet/stand to help it stay up and not fall if your case could get bumped Here's a Zombie Hulk Pop I'm using. Good luck 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Cancel order — Micro Center Cancel order CallanCampos ✭ May 2 in Customer Service Questions Hi, if there’s any admin or anyone who can help me online, can you please cancel my order. I chose delivery without knowing that it would take a week to ship and there’s 7 of the item in stock at my local Micro Center. Order number 9965534. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin May 2 Hello @CallanCampos! Welcome to the Community. I just wanted to let you know in case you hadn't received a confirmation that we were able to cancel your order. Please let us know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Loud fan new PC build — Micro Center Loud fan new PC build aconman ✭ May 9 in Technical Support Questions Just built my first PC. The build was much easier than expected. Everything is fine except the cpu fan ramps up and down at idle. It fluctuates at 37-54 degrees celcius at idle and the fan goes nuts. Case- Fractal design Motherboard- aorus B450m elite rev1 AMD RYZEN5 3600x 16GB RAM RIPSAW 1TB NVME STOCK AMD FAN EVGA RTX 2060 Oh and a HUGE thank you to the gentleman that helped me pick out the build. Well to be honest he chose it all and im quite happy. Im bad with names sorry bro lol. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Best Answer TSTonyV admin May 9 Accepted Answer Hello @aconman! Welcome to the Community.  It's fairly normal for your CPU temps to ramp up and down even when idling because there are things in the background going on that can briefly boost your CPU utilization, but if it's excessive then you may benefit from doing a BIOS update on your motherboard. These types of issues were a somewhat common complain early for the Ryzen 3000 series on certain motherboards, and BIOS updates helped to alleviate some of these issues.  If a BIOS update doesn't quite fix it, my suggestion would be to set a custom fan curve for your CPU fan to make it less aggressive at lower temperatures.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers aconman ✭ May 10 Thank you for your quick response i will definitely give it a shot. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article i want to exchange a pc — Micro Center i want to exchange a pc achary ✭ October 6 in New Members i want to exchange a pc 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin October 6 Hello, @achary and welcome! As long as your PC is still within its return period, you're welcome to return or exchange the item. Was this a purchase made in the store or perhaps this was an online order? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New desktop build — Micro Center New desktop build Xenu ✭ April 17 in Help Choosing Parts I'm going to drop some of my Donnie Dollars off at the Tustin CA Micro Center. I was thinking about getting a 2070 Super. Are the Gigabyte Aorus GPUs commonly stocked? I'm a terrible person who wants to spend more money on pointless RGB lights. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments AlexS admin April 17 Hello @Xenu!  Welcome to the MC Community!  And lol @ the "Donnie Dollars."  Haven't heard that one.  As for the Gigabyte AORUS you requested, it's an item we do try to sell normally, however with the COVID-19 pandemic, availability has been an issue.  Our team is working hard with vendors and suppliers to restock as quickly as possible.  But I'd recommend noting this SKU so you can check when it comes in-stock. 967026 https://www.microcenter.com/product/609636/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-aorus-overclocked-triple-fan-8gb-gddr6-pcie-30-video-card 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Xenu ✭ April 17 Thanks for the reply @TS_AlexS. I may just pick up what's available and trade up later. Pending any delays, we're supposed to be getting new GPUs later this year. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New PC Build Help — Micro Center New PC Build Help gms2257 ✭ August 26 edited August 27 in Help Choosing Parts I'm working on a new build and have some questions. I went through the 7 part series on the site on how to choose parts and changed some things around from another configuration I was working on. I tried calling the store a few times today but the hold queue was full. I was thinking of going in but I ran out of time. Here's the build.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=9663e30f-b83c-4201-a1d6-e92d64a583e4 Here's some background on what I will be using the machine for. I'm a full-time day trader and I put very heavy loads on my machine with multiple trading platforms, running other multiple programs, and a screen capture recording my screens during market hours. I’m a very heavy multitasker and put heavy loads on my machine. I will NOT be using this PC for any gaming. It’s strictly a work PC for heavy multitasking and day trading. The trading programs I use are Think or Swim, Scanz, Stocks To Trade, and Etrade Pro.  I was informed today by a tech at Think or Swim (one of the main trading platforms I use) to use this link below in choosing a graphic card. He said to choose from the upper blue/green area since the platform is very demanding. So I chose the GeForce RTX 2070 but not sure if I made the best choice. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-09-27-gpu-power-ladder-all-graphics-cards-tested Monitors I currently have: Two Acer S271 HL monitors https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-s271hl-led-monitor-full-hd-1080p-27/  One  40 Inch MU6290 4K TV https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/uhd-tvs/40-class-mu6290-4k-uhd-tv-un40mu6290fxza/.  I'm not currently using the MU6290 4K TV but may want to in the future. There's also slight possibility I may decided to get another MU6290 4K. If I do buy another one then the setup will be: One Acer S271 HL monitor https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-s271hl-led-monitor-full-hd-1080p-27/  Two 40 Inch MU6290 4K TV https://www.samsung.com/us/televisions-home-theater/tvs/uhd-tvs/40-class-mu6290-4k-uhd-tv-un40mu6290fxza/.  The questions I have are: 1. Processor: Is the AMD 3900 overkill for what I need and if it is does it make sense for the future? 2. Video Card: Is the GeForce RTX 2070 a good choice? Does it seem like overkill for my use? 3. Motherboard: Is the motherboard a good choice? I think it has wifi which I don't need but someone from another forum recommended it. I'm lost on this. 4. RAM: Does the 64GB of RAM make sense? Originally I was going to get 32GB but since Think or Swim is such a resource hog and it's recommended to put the settings to half your RAM. Theoretically it should only use what it needs. Are there any other benefits to having 64GB of RAM for my use? 5. GPU: I ordered the Seasonic 850 GPU today but received an email that it was out of stock so the order was replaced with Corsair RM850x 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply. Is that a good choice? 6. SSD Drive: I was told to get the NVMe M.2 drive for the main drive. I keep the bulk of my files on the D drive to keep the C drive clean basically with just programs and what's in my documents folder. That's why I chose two 500GB NVMe M.2 drives vs 1TB so that I could do that. Does this make sense and does it even matter anymore? In other words is there a benefit to doing this for performance or other reasons or should I just go with 1TB  500GB NVMe M.2 drive? Can I even have 2 NVMe M.2 drives? Will it affect anything performance wise? 7. Sata 3 Drives I chose 2 8TB Internal Drives for storage and backups. Will both these drives fit in the case and connect to the motherboard since I already have the two NVMe M.2 drives? 8. Case: Is this fractal design a good choice? Many recommended it. 9. Are the five P12 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fans a good choice? 10. Is the Reaver CC-1101 CPU Cooler a good choice? Is this a good idea to have? 11. Any other thoughts or recommendations? If you've gotten this far you're probably exhausted so thanks so much for taking the time to read it. This build is very important to me since I daytrade for a living and I also need a powerful machine for all the multitasking I do. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSPhillipT admin August 27 Hello @gms2257 I have moved your thread to a more suitable category.   I disagree with the tech that you spoke with earlier in regards to picking the proper Video Card.  Unless you are doing in depth Stock Analysis and are grinding data and logarithms, you don't need a high end Video Card.  The link the tech provided you was for benchmarking Video Cards playing games at a 1440p Resolution.  This doesn't reflect any actual performance gains while using multiple stock trading applications. The main thing you will want to make sure your video card has are ports that match your monitors/TVs.  I see you are looking at using monitors/TVs that have HDMI as their main connection... most video cards will rarely have 3 HDMI Slots.  It's more common for Video Cards to have DisplayPorts rather than HDMI ports.  You are likely to use an adapter that converts DisplayPort to HDMI, just make sure you get a good adapter that promotes 4K Resolution.   Going into answering each question now; 1.) The 3900X is a great processor for stock trading.  It boasts a high amount of cores and threads that will assist with multitasking the multiple stock trading programs you have as well as computing calculations with high clock speeds.  It leaves room for extra multitasking and futureproofing as well. 2.) Video card question was answered above mainly.  2070 will work of course, but it is definitely not needed unless you are more into stock analyzing and number crunching.  You can definitely go to a lower model of graphics card, like an Nvidia 1650 or 1660. 3.) Your motherboard is like the skeleton for the build, and it's the base.  Your motherboard doesn't have a large impact in performance, it just decides what parts you can use on it.  After picking your processor and RAM that work with the motherboard and their Chipset, you begin looking at things like integrated WiFi/Bluetooth or 10GB Lan Ports, or other small changes with the motherboard.  There is very little differences between motherboards besides additional features as listed above.  I think the motherboard you picked is fine. 4.) 64Gb is what I would recommend when it comes to heavy multitasking.  I am unsure why would you limit your RAM to half, I would let it eat up more RAM if it allows for faster loading and storage of data sets.  The benefit for more RAM is the ability to store more data in higher speed storage temporarily, including large data sets for stock trading.  They also allow for more multitasking.   5.) Your PSU (Power Supply Unit) is fine and doesn't have major changes between brand.  The 80+ Standard shows efficiencies for the Power Supply, with the higher rating, the less your computer affects your electricity bill.  You can go to a lower wattage if you change to a weaker Video Card. 6.) There isn't a very large benefit in having 2 M.2 Drives.  The biggest benefit is the ability to Write and Read from the second drive very very very fast.  This mainly applies to video editing, where you can grab large 4K-8K Files from a second drive and write/save your video back onto the secondary drive.  In my opinion, I would just do the 1 500GB M.2 SSD and have the 2 8TB Drives on the side.  7.) Curious, does Stock Trading take up that much storage?  I'm not sure on the storage side of this.  For back ups, I understand however you can usually do a 2TB or 4TB drive for back up and still have more than enough storage generally.  You will receive wires/cords to connect and power the Hard Drives.   8.) Fractal Design is a great case brand, especially the Meshify C.  Very good airflow and keeps things inside nice and cool.   9.) These are solid Fans, no issues with them.  You may need to get a Fan Hub or Fan Splitters as there are enough Fan Headers on the motherboard to connect all these Fans.   10.) It's a good cooler, however it's more commonly used in ITX Builds.  ITX means a very cramp and small build since it is a low profile cooler.  Your processor does come with it's own CPU Cooler and it's what I would recommend using rather than another Air Cooler.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 28 Thank you @TSPhillipT so much for all this info. I updated the build to your suggestions and have a question regarding the memory. Hopefully I can have this wrapped up soon and have it built at microcenter today or tomorrow. Here's the new build. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=d16d4afe-90fe-4bdd-a43d-9fa1c20bbc64 The only thing missing from the build is the cooler which I ordered from Amazon and will have today.  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C9FLSLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've read and heard so many conflicting things about this and I'm not sure what to do. I doubt I'll ever need more than 64GB but some say it's better to leave 2 slots open for a less expensive upgrade just in case.  It's also $60 less to get 2 sticks of 32GB vs 4 16GB but I'm mostly concerned about performance and if it will make a difference with the motherboard or anything else. Here's both options and the motherboard. Thank you. https://www.microcenter.com/product/623520/gskill-ripjaws-v-64gb-(2-x-32gb)-ddr4-3600-pc4-28800-cl18-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3600c18d-64gvk---black https://www.microcenter.com/quickViewConfigurator2020/625143/gigabyte-b550-aorus-pro-ac-amd-am4-atx-motherboard Thank you again for your help! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin August 28 Build looks good!   I recommend going with the 2 sticks of 32GB.  The benefits for going with 4x RAM sticks are if your system supports Quad Channel RAM which your motherboard does not support, you would be getting the same speeds as the 2 sticks of 32GB.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 28 @TSPhillipT Thank you! Sorry just one more question to finalize is the motherboard. Do you think the Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro AC AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard or ASUS X570-Pro Prime AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard is better for my use?  Again I'm getting a lot of different info and not sure which to buy. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 28 The primary difference between the two boards is that the X570-Pro Prime has all PCIe 4.0 slots, whereas the B550 Aorus Pro has one and the rest are PCIe 3.0 instead. The X570 also has two USB 3.1 Gen1 headers internally where the B550 only has one. However the B550 does come with WiFi built in.  Unless you have specific needs for those extra features on the X570, then there's no practical difference between. They'll perform the same. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 28 Ok great thanks. I was reading on a custom trading computer site that's been in business over 10 years that doesn't use anything other than Asus because of reliability they said and just about every part in this build they use and I got multiple confirmations from different places including you that the parts look good. So I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something in the motherboard especially since everything is connecting to it. I see that the B550 was released this year vs last year for the x570 so I guess the newer technology is an advantage too. As far as the thing you mentioned with the differences I'm guessing they probably won't matter to me. Maybe the extra 4.0 PCIE slots if I wanted to add another video card or something (not even sure what) would make a slight difference but maybe not even noticeable to me.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 28 B550 and X570 are built on the same kind of technology actually, the X570 just released first is all. B550 is kind of the "budget" option compared to X570. It lacks a few of the features X570 has but those features don't make a difference for most users, like PCIe 4.0. On that note, PCIe 4.0 likely won't make any significant performance differences for you either, even in the future since what you're doing doesn't really rely on PCIe bandwidth. Unless you're planning on using PCIe 4.0 M.2 drives and doing a LOT of high-capacity data transfer across those lanes at some point.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 28 edited August 28 Thanks for that info. That helps me understand better. I don't plan on doing what you're doing with M.2 Drives. That actually brings up another point. I was originally going to go with 2 M.2 Drives (in question #6) but I decided against it because there seemed to be an issue with having 2 of the M.2  I was told it's better to have just one because of less PCIe chatter. Someone else told me it's better to have 1TB anyway because when the drive starts to fill up it becomes slower. The reason I was going to have a 2nd was because I was told many years ago it's better to have all data on a data d drive to keep the c drive clean. So that's what I've been doing since 2004. Now I'm wondering if I can get an additional 2.5 SSD to use as a  data D drive in this setup  (not the M.2 but a 2.5 SSD) to to keep the C drive 1TB M.2 cleaner Is it beneficial to to keep the 1TB M.2 cleaner and have a 2.5 SSD drive for a data D drive? Or am I just overthinking this whole thing and not even matter anymore to keep the C drive clean these days?  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 28 edited August 28 I just went and found what someone told me so if I didn't explain it correctly reading below should. Again, I 'm mainly concerned with causing more issues by introducing a 2.5 SSD data D drive and if it doesn't even matter. "SSDs increase in performance by size, and decrease in performance when they get closer to full. So a 1TB Evo will outperform the 500GB Evo. Less PCIe chatter with a single fast nVME is also preferable to multiple drives if you don't need to." "You can manually map the various profile folders to other locations easily (desktop, documents, downloads, music, pictures, and video folders). I usually do this for people with smaller SSDs. For you I'd probably recommend a mix, setting only download, music, and video to remap to \Profile\etc for example. This means anything that goes into those folders doesn't have to be manually moved off your SSD after the fact, it's just seamless. But your documents and any desktop items you're working with are stored on the SSD for max performance. And leaving open nVME slots is optimal for later expansions." "I would recommend going with an x570 motherboard if you're going to be running 2x Samsung 970. Fyi, the B550 aorus pro uses the pcie x4 electrical slot bandwidth for the 2nd m2 drive, so you won't be able to use that slot for much if you go with that board." 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 28 "I would recommend going with an x570 motherboard if you're going to be running 2x Samsung 970. Fyi, the B550 aorus pro uses the pcie x4 electrical slot bandwidth for the 2nd m2 drive, so you won't be able to use that slot for much if you go with that board." 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 28 edited August 28 I'd say if you can get the same thing with one part that you'd otherwise get with two, then there's no reason to buy the multiple parts. You save some space to leave room open for future expansion. I would only go with multiple drives if I specifically wanted to look for some kind of RAID setup or simply because I was running out of storage on my existing drives and needed to add more. Or if I wanted to have a dedicated drive for backup purposes.  Running an extra 2.5" SATA drive won't negatively effect your performance on an NVMe drive.  I don't know enough about the wiring/PCIe setup on these boards to make a comment about the lanes or operating in x4 mode vs not, but it doesn't hurt to have features you don't use. Better to have it and not use it than to need it and not have it.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter gms2257 ✭ August 29 Ok that makes things easier for me thanks. I'm just going to stick with the 1TB M.2. I guess the days of keeping data on a 2nd D drive to keep the c drive clean to perform better are gone. Also, all my backups are going on the 8tb drives so I was only going to use the 2.5 Sata for storing the files I work on most, which I'll probably benefit from having on the M.2 performance wise. Thanks for all your help. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 29 You're welcome! Please let us know if you have any other questions.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Custom Cables — Micro Center Custom Cables joeymcjoeysalot ✭ August 19 in Power Supplies So I have a Powerspec 850 modular power supply, and I'm looking at custom cables. Most kits have a compatibility list, but none of them list powerspec models. is there a more mainstream brand I can compare apples to apples with to ensure compatibility? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments joeymcjoeysalot ✭ August 20 Alternatively if anyone has had success with any aftermarket custom cables (not extensions) that work with https://www.microcenter.com/product/611997/850_Watt_80_Plus_Gold_ATX_Fully_Modular_Power_Supply I would be happy to know which ones. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSPhillipT admin August 22 Hello @joeymcjoeysalot The best cable that will work with the PowerSpec power supplies are the extension cables.  You would still use the default PowerSpec cables, but rather than plugging them into the motherboard, you plug them into an extender and the extender will plug into the motherboard.   The issue is that the part of the cable that plugs into the Power Supply is proprietary and you need specific cables for them and PowerSpec isn't as popular of a brand for CableMod and similar companies making full on modular cables.   1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article iOS 14 is here! — Micro Center iOS 14 is here! AlexS admin September 18 in Apple Apple has finally released their latest rendition of the iOS!  Featuring widgets and new features and updates to current applications, iOS 14 brings more to the table for the iPhone! Read more here!  *Image from Apple.com 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article POWERSPEC G316 — Micro Center POWERSPEC G316 TedW ✭ July 19 in Customer Service Questions Since there is no manual for the G 316, will you please provide me with the follow information: 1. Mother board 2. Case 3. List of parts installed Thanks RECEIPT REFERENCE #081-PO-13529255 ( CAN’T TELL IF 0s OR Os) PURCHASE: 08/03/19 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin July 19 Greetings, Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Pro 4  - https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z390%20Pro4/index.asp Case: Built for us, you won't find retail equivalent to my knowledge. If you have any specific questions, let me know. We'll get you the information. RAM: GSkill F4-3000C16D-16GISB - DDR4-3000 CL16 2x8GB. GPU: RTX 2070 - Zotac or ASUS, model varies by the build number on the rear chassis. Storage: M.2, either a Crucial MX500 or WD SATA SSD. Data drive was a WD WD10EZEX on all builds. PSU: Cooler Master 600W. Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TedW ✭ July 24 Thanks, though I get an email that an answer was posted. Took me a while to figure out how to get back here and locate my post with answer. Maybe a post on how to get back here and just how the the answer will be relayed to the poster would be helpful to others. TedW 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 24 edited July 24 TedW said: Thanks, though I get an email that an answer was posted. Took me a while to figure out how to get back here and locate my post with answer. Maybe a post on how to get back here and just how the the answer will be relayed to the poster would be helpful to others. TedW Thanks for the suggestion, I'm sure people would find a little "forum how to" useful. For future reference, if you do have trouble, you can always click your profile, and on the right side you should see a little button that says "discussion" that lets you see all the discussions you posted. You can also click the little bell icon next to your profile picture on the top-right to view notifications and if you click them, it should take you to the thread.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Assassin's Creed Code — Micro Center Assassin's Creed Code Zach_E ✭ November 12 in Customer Service Questions I purchased my CPU in July during a promo for Assassins Creed Valhalla.  I still have not received a code and was wondering how to do so.  Thanks, 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers LandShark admin November 13 Greetings, While we could have resent the code to you during the promotion, unfortunately at this time the promotion period has ended. This promo began on 7/7/20 and runs until 10/3/20 or while supplies last. This game code must be redeemed by 11/7/20. This would mean, that even if we were to resend the code, you would not be able to redeem it. Since this promotion was from AMD, I'd suggest reaching out to them directly to see they can make an exception, however, it does look like they have removed the promo from their websites. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Zach_E ✭ November 13 That is really frustrating. When I checked out and noticed the game code was not there they said I should receive it via email before the game released.  That never happened (obviously).  Why would I reach out before the game released when I was told the code should come around that time. The reason i upgraded to the CPU I got was for the promo. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 13 Do you mean that you reached out to AMD about not receiving the code? I'm not seeing any previous discussions or posts from your profile here. I apologize for any confusion here, but the code is distributed on the purchase or it's tied to your processor. Typically, for recent AMD promotions, you go to the AMD Rewards portal https://www.amdrewards.com/ to claim your key. It authenticates your CPU. Otherwise it would be attached on your receipt in paper form or via email. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Zach_E ✭ November 13 This isn't an AMD issue.  It's a Micro Center issue.  AMD asks for a coupon code which comes from the retailer who sold the processor.  When I was checking out they said I should receive the code in an email.  I did not.  The printed receipt did not have a code on it.  I inquired from the cashier when checking out that there was no code.  I was told by said cashier that I should receive it in an email.  My email receipt also does not have a code.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin November 13 Zach_E said: This isn't an AMD issue.  It's a Micro Center issue.  AMD asks for a coupon code which comes from the retailer who sold the processor.  When I was checking out they said I should receive the code in an email.  I did not.  The printed receipt did not have a code on it.  I inquired from the cashier when checking out that there was no code.  I was told by said cashier that I should receive it in an email.  My email receipt also does not have a code.   The codes would've been sent at the same time as your receipt, but in a separate email. In the event that you don't receive that email or are unable to locate it we can re-send them, but it's just too late at this point. We could send you a thousand different leftover codes for that promotion if we had them, but none of them will work because the redemption period is over. AMD ultimately controls these promos and beyond simply providing a code that AMD gave us, we have no say in how they actually work and can't force a code to work that isn't. If you want I can re-send the code and you could try reaching out to AMD about it but that's the only course of action left.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.