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Community Article Type C Cable for Docking station — Micro Center Type C Cable for Docking station NekeB ✭ June 8 in Sales I recently bought a Targus USB Type C docking station.  it came with a very short  usb type C cable.  I need one that is longer.  However, the ones that I have that are mostly used for charging my devices, work for the mouse and keyboard, but not for the monitor.  I thought they were all created equal, but clearly they are not.  Can someone help with the specs required for the USB type C cable that would work?  I need to connect a mouse, keyboard, external camera and monitor to my laptop.  Thanks in advance! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TS_BryantA admin June 11 @NekeB Good morning and welcome to the Micro Center Community! Thank you for sending us your questions regarding compatible cables. For many docking stations that plug by USB-C, you may need to purchase a Thunderbolt 3 cable which uses the USB-C type connection port. Below is a link to one of these cables. https://www.microcenter.com/product/502119/j5create-33-thunderbolt-3-(usb-c)-cable To better assist, what model of Targus Docking stations was purchased? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article PowerSpec G464 - USB-C Not Working — Micro Center PowerSpec G464 - USB-C Not Working Jordan_T ✭ June 16 in Technical Support Questions Hello! I purchased this prebuilt on Saturday and it's handling all my programs great so far. But there's a few issues that are frustrating and the latest and most important one now is the USB-C port is not working. I've tried 3 different USB-C devices, including an adapter and simple phone charging cable, and none of them work. The connection itself doesn't feel secure either. Anyway I'm bummed! It wouldn't be an issue but my wireless headphones are USB-C and I'm not able to use them. Am I missing something obvious, like installing a drive? Hopefully you can shed some light. I appreciate it. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Jordan_T ✭ June 16 I should mention - no error messages popup in my notifications. It doesn't register anything. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jordan_T ✭ June 17 I've run a sfc scannow command and it didn't find any violations. Also, here is a screenshot of the universal serial bus controllers - none of these indiciate they are the USB-C?  Please any help is appreciated. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin June 18 edited June 18 Hello @Jordan_T! Welcome to the Community.  You're referring to the USB-C port on the back of the motherboard, correct? The first thing I'd do is download/install all the motherboard drivers for your computer. The G464 uses the ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (Wi-Fi). You can download drivers for that board from ASUS here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/TUF-GAMING-X570-PLUS-WI-FI/HelpDesk_Download/ If you download them from ASUS' website, download the Chipset, Audio, LAN, Wireless, and Bluetooth to cover all your bases. You can also get them on our website here, if you search for your Powerspec model number:  https://www.mctsol.com/powerspec/newpsdrivers.php Hopefully that will get it up and running, if not let us know and we'll see what other options we have.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article In need of specific monitor — Micro Center In need of specific monitor josephf ✭ September 26 in Monitors and Displays To whom this may concern, A few months ago I purchased a Viewsonic monitor from the Madison Heights location in Michigan. Its my local micro center and where I typically shop for all my needs, however, when looking to purchase the same exact monitor the Madison Heights location near me is now sold out. I've noticed that the Columbus location has only one left (for quite some time) and was wondering if it was possible to ship it out either to me or the micro center near me for purchase. Below is a link of the exact model I'm in need of, thank you! Viewsonic VX2758-C-MH 27" Full HD 144Hz VGA HDMI Curved LED Gaming Monitor https://www.microcenter.com/product/503887/VX2758-C-MH_27_Full_HD_144Hz_VGA_HDMI_Curved_LED_Gaming_Monitor 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin September 27 Greetings, This model is currently marked as discontinued. It's unlikely that we'll receive anymore at this time. You can speak to a manager at your local store about possibly having one transferred, but this would be up to the store that had the item to transfer, since it's currently in that status. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article USB-C port conflict between power cord and portable monitor — Micro Center USB-C port conflict between power cord and portable monitor Paws83 ✭ June 11 in Technical Support Questions Can I use a splitter to allow the use of my computers one USB-C port?  My Lenovo E590 notebook needs to use the port for The power cord and a portable AOC monitor. Is this possible without adding a docking station? Thank you in advance! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 11 The closest you'd get to something like that would be a USB-C hub with power delivery, like this Inland hub for example: https://www.microcenter.com/product/487465/inland-usb-31-(gen-1-type-c)-to-usb-31-(gen-1-type-a)-2-port-hub--hdmi---60w-power-delivery---black It's kind of like a mini-docking station in reality. This link will give you a list of all the USB-C hubs we carry, look for any that specifically list "power delivery" as an option for other options: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294967110+4294816776&myStore=false 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Paws83 ✭ June 12 I need two usb-c ports. The first choice you recommend uses the usb-c port to provide a couple of regular USB ports and im still left with only one usb-c port. That doesn’t accomplish my needs, as I need Two (2) usb-c ports.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin June 12 This hub has two USB-C ports. One is for charging passthrough, the other as a normal USB-C port: https://www.microcenter.com/product/508360/iogear-usb-c-4-port-hub-w--100-w-power-delivery-pass-through 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article KVM Switch and Docking Station - I'm doing something wrong — Micro Center KVM Switch and Docking Station - I'm doing something wrong Bwanderz ✭ June 9 in Hobby Boards & Projects Hello, Yesterday I purchased an 816439/ IOGEAR USB-C DOCK W/ 100W PD https://www.microcenter.com/product/510631/iogear-usb-c-docking-station-with-power-delivery-30 and a 988253/ IOGEAR USB-C 2PRT KM SWT W/PD https://www.microcenter.com/product/610523/iogear-usb-c-2-port-keyboard-mouse-and-peripheral-switch-w---power-delivery at Micro center to connect my LG 29WK600-HDMI, Lenovo Ideapad L340, and a Surface Pro 6. A few things I noticed when I unpacked the purchased items yesterday was that I might not have the correct connect cables. Also, when I combined the elements, the KVM switch read only one computer. It did not feed that one computer to the monitor that is connected to the docking stations. The set up right now is that monitor is connected to the docking station with the HDMI cable, the docking station USB-c is connected to the surface pro (because of COVID Look down) I do not have the surface pro docking station. The wireless keyboard and mouse are connected to the docking station that allows me to type on the surface.   This is where I am lost – the KVM switch has two USB-c ports in the back for two computers and a third USB-c port for the power, with three USB-b ports in the front with an additional USB-c port in the front also. The docking station has two USB-c ports in the back, one next to a VGA HDMI, ethernet port, printer port, and three USB ports with a USB-c cable. I placed the KVM switch USB-c cables into the Lenovo USB-c port and the other KVM USB-c cable into the surface pro. The KVM only registered one laptop without the monitor. I’ve read that I could connect a KVM switch to a docking station; however, I think that does the docking station have to be equipped to read two laptops? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers TSMikeW admin June 10 In theory having a KVM switching two PC's between a dock should work. In practice, having a controller behind another controller usually creates it's own issues. To verify, it's a switch, so it should only detect one PC at a time. Then you'll toggle the channel and it should switch over to the second PC. Then that PC will detect the docking station and attempt to install it. This is where you can run into an issue. So first lets do this. Whenever you're using something behind a switch, I would always let the system install it first, so that it's going to recognize the device properly. This is more than likely if you install it directly then move it behind the switch, rather than trying to install it through the switch or docking station. If you connect the docking station directly to the system with USB C, does it work properly and are you getting video output? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article What motherboard would best suit my first "potential" build? USB 3.1 benefits? — Micro Center What motherboard would best suit my first "potential" build? USB 3.1 benefits? bconn ✭ May 29 edited May 29 in CPU's, Memory and Motherboards https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=67b303a3-4394-4697-ba46-9a32e4e93f2d This is a link to the parts that were available for in-store. I was informed on reddit that the motherboard I chose didn't have a 20 pin header (chose this one due to availability). And after looking at a spreadsheet someone shared with me, I noticed all the motherboards I looked into didn't have a 20 pin header either. Does anyone know a good option that would run well with the other parts I picked? Or, if you think an adaptor would be a suitable fix? This is my first build and I don't know if not having the USB 3.1 would cause complications or even limit certain abilities. Thanks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Best Answer TSTonyV admin May 30 Accepted Answer Okay, they're referring to this connector: This is a connector used specifically for the front panel USB-C connection, and the motherboard you chose doesn't have this specific connector. The only thing this will affect is that USB-C port on the top of the case. The other front panel connectors for the power button, USB Type-A and audio jack will all be able to plug into the motherboard you selected on that build. So if you don't have any use for a USB-C port, then it's not a big concern.  The closest priced board to the ASUS X570-P I found with the USB-C front panel header is the X570 Aorus Elite, with the next one up being the X570-Pro Prime. 5 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers TSTonyV admin May 30 Based on the pictures, and on ASUS specs for this motherboard, it should actually have two USB 3.1 Gen 1 headers. Are you referring the smaller connector used frequently for USB-C front panel cables? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter bconn ✭ May 30 Yes I believe so. This is the feedback I received which brought it to my concern. I guess just want to know whats this limits. Thanks for the response. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter bconn ✭ May 30 edited May 30 TSTonyV said: Okay, they're referring to this connector: This is a connector used specifically for the front panel USB-C connection, and the motherboard you chose doesn't have this specific connector. The only thing this will affect is that USB-C port on the top of the case. The other front panel connectors for the power button, USB Type-A and audio jack will all be able to plug into the motherboard you selected on that build. So if you don't have any use for a USB-C port, then it's not a big concern.  The closest priced board to the ASUS X570-P I found with the USB-C front panel header is the X570 Aorus Elite, with the next one up being the X570-Pro Prime. Thank you once again for getting back. I did further research and with your response included, I fully understand the concept of the different connectors. I also noticed I would have WiFi issues so I had to include that as well. After comparing a bunch of different options, I went with the ASUS X570 TUFF Gaming Plus (Wifi) just under $200. I honestly didn't see your suggestions in time as my first parts list ran out of stock and with all the up-charges and backorders on parts online, I purchased due to fear of loss. Hopefully I didn't make a rookie mistake. *EDIT: HAHAHA So with the motherboard I chose, I wont be able to use the USB C header on the case. (Back to my original problem) However I'm probably going to get an adaptor or live with it. Thank you again for the help. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin May 30 Of course! Always happy to be of assistance. The TUF Gaming Plus is a good motherboard overall and I think you'll be happy with it, minus the lack of USB-C header 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter mgreen50 ✭ October 4 I am also looking at a build using the Asus TUF Gaming plus with Wi-Fi and a Fractal Gaming Design S2 case with a USB-C on the front panel. Do I understand correctly that I will not be able to connect that USB-C to that motherboard? Are there any adaptors available that would allow that to take place? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter bconn ✭ October 4 Not a pro but I’ve been here so.. You are correct. Both the h510i and fractal s2 case have the same compatibility issues with the mobo stated above. You will need to buy an adaptor if you wish to use that front panel usb c. The adaptor uses the 20 pin socket (19 pin usb 3.0 header on the mobo) I’ll leave it to someone else to maybe recommend a particular adapter that would work well as I decided to do without and just not use my front panel connection. The IO on the x570 allows me to make all the connections I need while keeping wires towards the back of the case. I have read that the speed isn’t always guaranteed when using the adaptor so keep that in mind. But it still allows use of the front panel connections. Also they are inexpensive. Good luck! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article NZXT H510 ATX Case - MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX Motherboard error — Micro Center NZXT H510 ATX Case - MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX Motherboard error Luke_Jeung ✭ August 31 in CPU's, Memory and Motherboards I am looking to make my first PC, and I used PCPartPicker to gather my list of items I would want. On the bottom I get this note: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case has a front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port, but the MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard does not have sufficient USB 3.2 Gen 2 or Gen 1 headers. The case USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C port will not be usable. Here is my list from PCPartPicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/q2D2p8 Any help would be greatly appreciated! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 31 Front-panel USB-C headers are not available on all motherboards, so if you were to use the H510 with that motherboard, you won't be able to plug in the USB-C cable. The regular USB 3.0 Type-A port you will be able to use.  If you want to have that USB-C on the case available, I'd personally recommend this board: https://www.microcenter.com/product/625049/msi-b550-a-pro-amd-am4-atx-motherboard This link will give you a list of a number of boards we carry with the appropriate USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header:  https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966996+4294818892+4294811032&sortby=pricelow 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Luke_Jeung ✭ August 31 Thank you so much! Helped me understand that a lot better! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Gigabyte 2070 super display ports — Micro Center Gigabyte 2070 super display ports EWO70 ✭ July 31 in Help Choosing Parts The last part I need to finish my build is a graphics card. I have decided on a 2070 super. Evey review I've seen about it says it comes with 3 display ports, an HDMI port and a USB type c port. Yet every online retailer and website says it only comes with the 3 display and one HDMI. What gives? Do the all same with the USB type c port? Or is there a different model. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers EWO70 ✭ July 31 To clarify it's the "Gigabyte RTX 2070 super gaming OC" 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 31 It depends on the specific model of card. Some 2070 Supers may come with one, some may not. I assume you're looking at this model: https://www.microcenter.com/product/611296/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-windforce-oc-3x-overclocked-triple-fan-8gb-gddr6-pcie-30-graphics-card In which case, it doesn't look like it comes with a USB-C port, based on the pictures of the product we have. You may have seen reviews for a similar but not identical card that did include a USB-C port.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter EWO70 ✭ July 31 I cannot seem to find reviews or models of the type c port on Gigabytes website either.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 31 Yeah, the only Gigabyte 2070 Super we carry that has a USB-C port is the 2070 Super AORUS model.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter EWO70 ✭ July 31 Ok thanks "We" as in micro center? Or as in the Sharonville location? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin July 31 I did some digging and it looks like there is a "2070 Super Gaming OC," different form the Windforce card I linked earlier, with a USB-C port. https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphics-Card/GV-N207SGAMING-OC-8GC#kf However, we don't carry that model, "we" as in Micro Center in general.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article sbski — Micro Center sbski sbski ✭ August 19 in New Members Hello all! I am a 21 year old who works in IT. I love to mess with computers and I spend a lot of my free time reverse engineering power management. Most of this work has revolved on increasing performance on Ryzen Mobile but I do potentially have some security vulnerabilities that are in the dev pipeline. I program in c, c++, c#, and a few other languages. I am a good person to reach out to for Ryzen Mobile and AMD overclocking issues. I enable Ryzen 4000 laptops to keep up with desktop components and plan to find out if I can go faster.  Here's a link to my github where you can explore what I have created: https://github.com/sbski HMU with any questions that you may have!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments AlexS admin August 21 Welcome to the Micro Center Community @sbski!  We're happy to have you here!  I know we have a few overclocking fanatics that would enjoy discussion with you.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 21 Hello and welcome!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Laptop - upgrading outdated ports — Micro Center Laptop - upgrading outdated ports Disturbed ✭ June 27 in Technical Support Questions Good day, Is it possible to upgrade outdated ports i.e USB 3.0 to USB-C or USB 3.1 or USB 3.2?  I'm currently using: DELL INSPIRON 7567 i7-7700HQ 15.6″FULL HD 16GB 256GB SSD + 1TB GTX 1050Ti 4GB 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 27 Hello @Disturbed! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately you won't be able to upgrade the ports. They're part of the motherboard itself and they're not designed to be changed or removed. To be honest, I'm not sure of any laptops that allow you to actually upgrade the ports. You can still usb 3.1/3.2 devices with a 3.0 port, and you can use a USB-A to USB-C adapter if you need to plug in a USB-C device, but you'll still operate at USB 3.0 transfer speeds of course.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Disturbed ✭ June 30 Thanks, that was my thinking as well - that's it's part of the motherboard.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Help finding a compatible enclosure for this SSD — Micro Center Help finding a compatible enclosure for this SSD Eric_A ✭ May 24 in Help Choosing Parts I have an m.2 SSD I was given out of a friend's dead laptop. I wanted to make it into a portable, high-capacity storage drive, since it's 256GB. However, I have ordered 3 separate enclosures from multiple brands and sources online, all claiming they're compatible with it, and when they arrive, they are not compatible. I know the drive still works, because I slotted it into a different PC to check, and yep, all green. I did this after every compatibility fail, just to be really sure. All research I've done says it's AHCI, not standard NVMe. I'm kind of at my wits end here, and just want this thing to get working.  On a whim, I also went to a different friend, and borrowed an enclosure for SATA and another for NVMe to see if those worked, and nothing from those, either.  Any recommendations? The SSD model is: Samsung MZHPV256HDGL Rev 0  PLZ HELP 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin May 25 It's an NVME drive, it's M key. Do you have USB C available and were any of the enclosures you tested USB C NVME enclosures? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Eric_A ✭ May 25 edited May 25 TSMikeW said: It's an NVME drive, it's M key. Do you have USB C available and were any of the enclosures you tested USB C NVME enclosures? Yes, I've tried an NVME enclosure, as I mentioned toward the end of the post. It had USB-c out, and I tried using multiple cables to connect to usb-c ports and usb-a ports alike. Nada.  Also when I looked online, I found these pieces of information, explaining why this model isn't standard NVME:  https://www.compuram.de/documents/datasheet/SM951_M.2_SSD_Spec_1.0_General(AHCI).pdf (nowhere here does it say NVME, but AHCI driver does return a result) https://www.anandtech.com/show/9396/samsung-sm951-nvme-256gb-pcie-ssd-review (between the pictures of the NUC and the drives' connectors, it details the differences between the AHCI and NVME model numbers) 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin May 26 edited May 26 That's really interesting, an M.2 PCIe drive that doesn't support NVMe. I don't think I've come across one of those before, but I'm glad you found an answer.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Eric_A ✭ May 26 edited May 26 TSTonyV said: That's really interesting, an M.2 PCIe drive that doesn't support NVMe. I don't think I've come across one of those before, but I'm glad you found an answer.  Well, not quite an answer, as I knew this from the start. I still can't find any enclosures for it, oddly. Motherboards that support it, sure, but not external adapters or enclosures.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article HDMI Cables, possible physical adapters — Micro Center HDMI Cables, possible physical adapters Andy ✭ March 30 in Technical Support Questions Recently purchased a portable monitor with USB Type-C and Micro USB ports. Plan is to use as additional display on an HP 250G laptop. Laptop has full size HDMI and VGA ports for display. Connecting any of three USB's on Laptop to USB Type-C on monitor gives power, but no signal, and Windows 10 settings shows no options for multiple displays, except for option to detect a wireless display. Connecting an old VGA monitor to VGA on laptop, Windows 10 settings shows multiple display option. This all led me to dig further to find that laptop from factory is set up with only VGA and HDMI for external display. 1) Can I use a physical adapter to connect Laptop HDMI (or VGA) to Monitor USB Type-C successfully? 2) Am I able to switch a USB on Laptop in settings to output display? 3) Am I missing something with drivers? Thank you! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments NeilC ✭ April 1 Does anyone know if this adapter is bidirectional? https://www.microcenter.com/product/485114/inland-displayport-male-to-hdmi-female-adapter---black SKU:399576 Mfr Part #:097204 UPC:618996996162 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin April 4 Andy said: Recently purchased a portable monitor with USB Type-C and Micro USB ports. Plan is to use as additional display on an HP 250G laptop. Laptop has full size HDMI and VGA ports for display. Connecting any of three USB's on Laptop to USB Type-C on monitor gives power, but no signal, and Windows 10 settings shows no options for multiple displays, except for option to detect a wireless display. Connecting an old VGA monitor to VGA on laptop, Windows 10 settings shows multiple display option. This all led me to dig further to find that laptop from factory is set up with only VGA and HDMI for external display. 1) Can I use a physical adapter to connect Laptop HDMI (or VGA) to Monitor USB Type-C successfully? 2) Am I able to switch a USB on Laptop in settings to output display? 3) Am I missing something with drivers? Thank you! Depending on the monitor, there may be drivers on the manufacturer's website you'll need to install to use it properly, so I would definitely check that first. You might be able to use an adapter? But normally USB HDMI adapters are designed to go from USB to HDMI, as opposed to from HDMI to USB. There wouldn't be any special settings to enable to output video over USB, either your laptop supports it or it doesn't (most do).  NeilC said: Does anyone know if this adapter is bidirectional? https://www.microcenter.com/product/485114/inland-displayport-male-to-hdmi-female-adapter---black SKU:399576 Mfr Part #:097204 UPC:618996996162 That adapter, as far as I can find, is one-directional, from DisplayPort to HDMI only.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Windows 10 product key — Micro Center Windows 10 product key Dpcrush2112 ✭ May 22 in Windows I need to get the product key for the copy of Windows 10 that I purchased at Micro Center.  There is no COA sticker on the package or the CD - and I have been told by Microsoft that Micro Center will need to supply me with the key.  With the pandemic occurring, I can't get through to them on the phone and am hoping that they can provide me with something on this forum. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin May 22 Hello @Dpcrush2112! Welcome to the Community.  Windows 10 keys are not something we keep records of, but you can look up the key yourself with some tools on your computer. We have a guide for that here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2364/how-to-look-up-your-windows-10-license-key#latest 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Dpcrush2112 ✭ May 23 I found a VB script that I could run to show the license key, but the key that shows up is not valid when i try to activate the software.  I paid $150.00 for the CD, and this is absolutely the first time I have tried to use it.  There is no key on the packaging and Microsoft says you need to provide it.  I need something - I legitimately bought this, and now I feel like I am getting screwed.  I have no idea how running a VBS script actually even shows me a key when I never entered it at installation time, yet it does.  Unfortunately, the key is useless from Microsoft's perspective.  I either need another CD from Microcenter, or you need to help me get a valid license key. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Dpcrush2112 ✭ May 23 Here are the results from the computer with the missing key: From the command prompt using Run as Administrator: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.836] (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\WINDOWS\system32>wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey OA3xOriginalProductKey C:\WINDOWS\system32> From within the powershell admin option: Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Try the new cross-platform PowerShell https://aka.ms/pscore6 PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey" PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> As you can see - neither option generates anything in terms of an actual key - or anything at all.  Running a VBS script did actually produce a key - from who knows where - but it doesn't work anyway. I need some help here. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin May 23 I misread your post, I assumed that you meant it was a product key on a pre-built system, not a separate key provided on an individual purchase of the software.  Unfortunately in either case, we don't keep the product keys themselves on file. Doing so would require us to open the packages or scratch off the sticker prior to sale which is something we can't do. If you can private message me your purchase information, I could get your information to our managers at the store to see if we have any alternative options.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article 2 x DisplayPort Laptop Dock — Micro Center 2 x DisplayPort Laptop Dock Brian1524 ✭ September 29 in Sales Does microcenter sell a dock that has 2 displayport ports? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Best Answer TSMikeW admin September 29 Accepted Answer Greetings @Brian1524 We have the Visiontek Tripple monitor 4K dock: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621158/visiontek-vt4000-dual-4k-display-universal-docking-station-(usb-types-a-or-c) Dual DP, and Dual HDMI. up to three monitors, can use USB 3.1, C or A. 5 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Constant BSOD crashes across several games MicroElectronics G434 1.0 — Micro Center Constant BSOD crashes across several games MicroElectronics G434 1.0 Clay ✭ August 2 in Technical Support Questions MicroElectronics G434 1.0 i7-9700KF CPU @3.60GHz 32GB ram  Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1909 (build 18363.959) Board: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S/ac GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER  GPU Driver: GeForce Game Ready Driver Ver. 451.67 Able to run: Dead by Daylight  Payday 2 Dark Souls 3 Occasional Crash: 7 days to die Killing Floor2 Terraria  Sea of Thieves  Crashes often (within 20-60min): Warhammer Vermintide II Escape from Tarkov No Mans Sky Witcher 3 Troubleshooting steps Updated GPU drivers Clean installed GPU drivers Updated bios completed memtest with 0 errors Ran a who crashed report which pointed at - nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 451.67 , NVIDIA Corporation)- As a likely issue. Searching for crash issues with that error brings a lot of results, most are irrelevant and the relevant forum posts don't end with resolution.  These crashing issues started shortly after purchasing this prebuilt. At first I thought it was maybe a driver incompatibility issue but after dealing with this continual problem of crashing across several different games for months. All drivers have been updated and checked several times. I'm not sure what to check next.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to WhoCrashed (HOME EDITION) v 6.65 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This program checks for drivers which have been crashing your computer. 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It will report a conclusion which offers suggestions on how to proceed in any situation while the analysis report will display internet links which will help you further troubleshoot any detected problems.  To obtain technical support visit www.resplendence.com/support Click here to check if you have the latest version or if an update is available.  Just click the Analyze button for a comprehensible report ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Home Edition Notice -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This version of WhoCrashed is free for use at home only. If you would like to use this software at work or in a commercial environment you should get the professional edition of WhoCrashed which allows you to perform more thorough and detailed analysis. 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Click here to buy the the professional edition of WhoCrashed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Information (local) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Computer name: DESKTOP-H364Q4S Windows version: Windows 10 , 10.0, build: 18363 Windows dir: C:\windows Hardware: G434, MicroElectronics, ASRock, Z390 Phantom Gaming 4S/ac CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700KF CPU @ 3.60GHz Intel8664, level: 6 8 logical processors, active mask: 255 RAM: 34272337920 bytes (31.9GB) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crash Dump Analysis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.  Crash dump directories:  C:\windows C:\windows\Minidump On Sun 8/2/2020 9:44:27 AM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\080220-6640-01.dmp This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x1C23C0)  Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFA8002F3C2D10, 0x0, 0xFFFFF807752CB076, 0x2) Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA file path: C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System company: Microsoft Corporation description: NT Kernel & System Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.  This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.  The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.  On Sun 8/2/2020 9:44:27 AM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\windows\MEMORY.DMP This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!memset+0x17A8A)  Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFA8002F3C2D10, 0x0, 0xFFFFF807752CB076, 0x2) Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Bug check description: This indicates that invalid system memory has been referenced.  This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.  The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.  On Sun 8/2/2020 8:10:45 AM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\080220-8218-01.dmp This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x1C23C0)  Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF8057A607993, 0xFFFFE482474A6E10, 0x0) Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION file path: C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System company: Microsoft Corporation description: NT Kernel & System Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.  This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.  The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.  On Sat 8/1/2020 11:00:36 PM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\080120-8078-01.dmp This was probably caused by the following module: fltmgr.sys (0xFFFFF8030C53DDE9)  Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF8030C53DDE9, 0xFFFFAE881E95E5B0, 0x0) Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION file path: C:\windows\system32\drivers\fltmgr.sys product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System company: Microsoft Corporation description: Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.  This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.  The crash took place in a file system driver. Since there is no other responsible driver detected, this could be pointing to a malfunctioning drive or corrupted disk. It's suggested that you run CHKDSK. On Wed 7/29/2020 11:42:13 PM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\072920-8218-01.dmp This was probably caused by the following module: nvlddmkm.sys (0xFFFFF801704FABCD)  Bugcheck code: 0xD1 (0x2600, 0x2, 0x1, 0xFFFFF801704FABCD) Error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL file path: C:\windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_edab19158bdd0d0a\nvlddmkm.sys product: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 451.67  company: NVIDIA Corporation description: NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 451.67  Bug check description: This indicates that a kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that was too high.  This bug check belongs to the crash dump test that you have performed with WhoCrashed or other software. It means that a crash dump file was properly written out.  A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 451.67 , NVIDIA Corporation).  Google query: nvlddmkm.sys NVIDIA Corporation DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL On Tue 7/28/2020 7:41:16 AM your computer crashed or a problem was reported crash dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\072820-7359-01.dmp This was probably caused by the following module: dxgkrnl.sys (0xFFFFF80556703106)  Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC0000005, 0xFFFFF80556703106, 0xFFFFE98B1F20E3A0, 0x0) Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION file path: C:\windows\system32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System company: Microsoft Corporation description: DirectX Graphics Kernel Bug check description: This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.  This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.  The crash took place in a Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver on your system that cannot be identified at this time.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:  nvlddmkm.sys (NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 451.67 , NVIDIA Corporation) If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination with the errors that have been reported for these drivers. Include the brand and model name of your computer as well in the query. This often yields interesting results from discussions on the web by users who have been experiencing similar problems. Read the topic general suggestions for troubleshooting system crashes for more information.  Note that it's not always possible to state with certainty whether a reported driver is responsible for crashing your system or that the root cause is in another module. Nonetheless it's suggested you look for updates for the products that these drivers belong to and regularly visit Windows update or enable automatic updates for Windows. In case a piece of malfunctioning hardware is causing trouble, a search with Google on the bug check errors together with the model name and brand of your computer may help you investigate this further.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin August 2 Greetings, System is unstable, and it's likely due to the RAM. Please go into your BIOS and under the OC Tweaker tab lower the memory frequency from 3600 to 3200. Save and exit, then test the system normally and verify it's stable. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Clay ✭ August 3 Greetings,  Thank you TSMike you are an IT god. No more crashes! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New Rig Ryzen 5 3600 High Temps! — Micro Center New Rig Ryzen 5 3600 High Temps! Gonzo ✭ October 6 in Technical Support Questions Hello! I just recently bought a new rig and it all seems to be going fine but, my CPU temps seem to be going a bit south, my average temps go between 40c to 60c, Under load it goes from 60 to 80c, but sometimes when under load it goes to a big 90c spike for a couple seconds and comes back down very fast.  My Specs: MSI Tomahawk B550 Ryzen 5 3600 2080 Super  650 W PSU 16 GB 3200 Trident Ryzen Ram NZXT Kraken M22  NZXT H510 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin October 6 edited October 6 What's your current cooling solution? The temps you're describing are fairly standard for a CPU while idle and under load, if you are still using the stock cooler. They are within safe operating temperatures. AMD lists the max temp for the 3600 at 95°C. If you're consistently more toward 60°C while idle, and +80°C while under load, I would also be concerned. I would suggest reseating and applying new thermal paste to your cooler, or perhaps purchasing a new cooling option. I'd also suggest that you ensure your motherboard BIOS is up to date. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin October 6 Greetings @Gonzo What software your using to monitor your CPU temps? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Sound dampened cases — Micro Center Sound dampened cases True ✭ July 1 in Cases and Cooling Dose MC carry any sound damped cases.  I have been using an antech p280 for a decade now.    I don't see sound damping being a advertised on many cases besides Be QUIET that MC dos't sell and i would like to see a case physically before i buy.     Does MC sell anything with good airflow and sound damping ? 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Ian admin July 1 Greetings. I do not see much in the way of sound dampening that we have. I see a couple options, both from Fractal Design. https://www.microcenter.com/product/512954/fractal-design-define-r6-usb-c-tempered-glass-eatx-mid-tower-computer-case---black?storeid=029 Although this one only mentions vibration dampening: https://www.microcenter.com/product/510877/fractal-design-meshify-c-tempered-glass-atx-mid-tower-computer-case---black 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin July 1 Welcome to the forum, @True. We do carry chassis designed for quiet acoustics, however they can be a little tricky to find. The best one that we carry would likely be the Fractal Design Define R6, however it can be quite pricey compared to other chassis: https://www.microcenter.com/product/512954/fractal-design-define-r6-usb-c-tempered-glass-eatx-mid-tower-computer-case---black. It has a ton of features and is pretty modular so you can remove things to better suit your needs. I would personally lean towards the Define S2, which is much cheaper and offers a majority of the features at a fraction of the price: https://www.microcenter.com/product/513040/fractal-design-define-s2-tempered-glass-eatx-mid-tower-computer-case---black.  We do have many of our cases on display, so I definitely recommend stopping in and looking at them before making a purchase. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article How to save space on Solid State Drives (SSDs) in Windows 10 — Micro Center How to save space on Solid State Drives (SSDs) in Windows 10 Ian admin May 8 edited May 8 in Windows If you are looking for some ways to save space on your SSDs on your Windows 10 computer, we have a variety of ways to do that! Check out some of the helpful ways below: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Paging File: The first, easiest, and biggest file to be moved is the paging file. The paging file is like a backup of the RAM in your computer, so it is a large, mostly empty file that simply waits for Windows to input information to it. We will be moving this from the C: \ drive (SSD) to the D  : \ drive (HDD). This configuration may be different in your system, so make sure the drive letters are right with the way your system is configured. From the Windows 10 Desktop, move your cursor directly into the lower left corner and right click the Start Button to reveal the Context Menu select System. Choose System Info under Related Settings. Once System is open, select Advanced system settings. In System Properties, make sure the Advanced tab is selected and then select Settings. Open the Advanced tab in Performance Options and then select Change. The Virtual Memory box will appear. Uncheck the box beside Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Make sure the C: drive is selected, then check No paging file and choose Set. A System Properties box will appear, choose Yes. Next, make sure the D : drive (or whatever drive you want to use) is selected. Then check System managed size, then Set and finally select OK. Close out of these boxes and windows and restart the computer to finalize the changes. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ You can also disable Hibernation Mode, which saves several gigabytes of space by removing the hibernation file - typically 75% or more of your total system RAM. Netbook and Notebook Users Hibernation is a commonly used feature for notebooks to save battery, and typically is the go-to mode for laptops when the battery is running low. If you are using a notebook or netbook, we do not recommend disabling hibernation. From the Windows 10 Desktop, move your cursor directly into the lower left corner and hover over the Start Button. Right click on the Start Button and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the Start Menu. When the black command prompt window opens type "CD C:\" into the box and press enter. The Command Prompt will return a C: \> prompt. Type dir /as and press enter to see the size of the hibernation file. It displays the size of the file in bytes, so just think of the left-most number (in this case '4') to be roughly the number of gigabytes it is using on your hard drive. To turn off the hibernation file, type powercfg -h off and press enter. It will return a C:\> prompt. Once this is completed, restart your computer to complete the process. Hibernation is now disabled on the system, and the space is saved on the SSD. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Another option is modify system restore properties. System Restore is a troubleshooting feature, designed to roll your computer's configuration back to a previous date while not affecting your files. What we will do is limit the ability of System Restore to save restore points, so that the end result is instead of being able to restore the computer by a month or longer, you will only be able to restore it by a week or so. This will keep that option intact while limiting the amount of space it takes up on your SSD drive. Right click the Start Button and select System from the Context Menu. Click System Protection. Select System Protection Tab and click to highlight Local Disk (C:) (System) and then click Configure. On this page, you can change the system restore settings or even turn off the feature completely to save the maximum amount of space. We do not recommend turning it off completely unless you are an advanced user who runs regular system image backups. Move the slider to the left to reduce the amount of space available for restore points to a desired level. Click OK when you are finished and restart the computer to finalize changes. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Moving Index Files: The Search Index is one of the best features of Windows 10 - when you search for anything on your computer, it pops up almost instantly. We certainly don't want to disable this feature, so what we will do is move the index to save space. We will be moving this from the C: \ drive (SSD) to the D : \ drive (HDD). This configuration may be different on your system, so make sure the drive letters are right with the way your system is configured. Click inside the search bar beside the Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Type the word index inside the search bar and that will reveal Indexing Options. Select Indexing Options. With the Indexing Options box open, click Advanced. Click Select new in Advanced Options. Navigate to the desired drive, which is drive D : in this case, and click to highlight the drive. Then click Make New Folder and name it whatever you like. Select the newly made folder and then click OK once you are finished. Click OK in the Advanced Options box and then restart the computer to finalize the changes. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Another option is to move User directories to a storage drive instead of your C: \ drive in Windows 10. The User Directories are the folders such as Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc…, which are stored in your user directory. In this document we will move these to save space. We will be moving these directories from the C: \ drive to the D : \ drive. This configuration may be different on your system, so make sure the drive letters are right with the way your system is configured. Backup suggestion: It is always a good idea to make sure you have a good backup copy of your important data files before proceeding with a process like this. Click the Start button at the bottom left corner of the screen and select File Explorer. Once File Explorer opens, right click the Pictures folder and then click Properties. In the Pictures Properties window, click the Location tab at the top and then click Move. The next box prompts us to Select a Destination. Double click on the storage drive that is the desired destination. In this example, the D : \ drive. Next, click New Folder and choose a name for the folder. I would suggest using your username as the name of the folder. If you are not sure what the username is, look back at step 3 and in the bar where you see C:\Users\EXAMPLE\Pictures, the word EXAMPLE is where your username will be. Once the folder has been created and named, double click on it to open it and then create a new folder here as well. Name this folder My Pictures. After that folder has been created and named, make sure it is highlighted in blue which indicates it is selected. Then click Select Folder. Click Apply in Picture Properties to complete the process. This will then move anything currently stored in the folder. Repeat this process for any other system directory folders you would like to move. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In this final option, we will use a secondary hard drive, presumed to be larger than the solid state drive, as a program installation location for any programs that will allow a custom install option. Windows sets the default install path for programs to the same drive where Windows is installed. Some programs can be very large in size. Most programs can be custom installed to the data drive instead to save the space on the smaller SSD. This article will show you the process involved with installing programs to your data drive D : \. This configuration may be different on your system, so make sure the drive letters are right with the way your system is configured. Keep in mind that not all programs allow a custom install option. Some common examples are Office 2013, 2016, or 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud. Click the File Explorer icon in the toolbar. In the File Explorer window, double click to open Downloads. If the program is on a disc instead, insert the disc and auto play will give you the option to install. When the Downloads window opens, double-click the icon for the desired program to be installed. For this example, we are installing VLC media player. The installation wizard will appear, but this will vary from program to program. Briefly look over any options you might have available before clicking next to proceed with the installation. To install a program on the secondary drive, watch the prompts during the install. Sometimes the program will show the installation path and will have a button to change the location. Other programs may hide the installation path in the Advanced or Custom installation options. Choose the Advanced or Custom option and watch for the opportunity to change the location. Once you have the option to change the Destination Folder, simply switch the C: \ to D : \ and then click Install. After program installation is complete, it is recommended to restart the computer. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article External monitor through a Kensigton hub — Micro Center External monitor through a Kensigton hub JMJ001 ✭ June 2 in Technical Support Questions I have a 2019 MacBook Pro and I connected a USB C connector to the MacBook Pro.  I connected an Acer EB1 series-EB321HQU to the hub with an HDMI.  The screen is not receiving input.  The MacBook does not seem to be signaling the screen. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin June 3 Hello @JMJ001! Welcome to the Community.  First things first, run through Apple's guide on using multiple displays with their systems: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202351 That will make sure you get all your settings straight. If you can go through that and it's still not working, I would try any other USB-C ports on your mac first, then try a second external monitor/cable to rule those out as a possibility. If that doesn't do it, it's possible it could be the adapter itself.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Would appreciate someone to look over 2 ideas, and heat sink help? — Micro Center Would appreciate someone to look over 2 ideas, and heat sink help? Eye_laws_dug_aim NY ✭ August 4 in Help Choosing Parts I've got an Intel build and a AMD build that I worked out the best I could. The budget I was thinking was around 1,200 - 1,500.  This is mostly a gaming PC I would say although I do lots of odd random stuff on here and usually have music or videos going while I play games. I play heavy Simulation games more than flashy shooters although I'd like to be able to play a range of games. I like the NBA so graphics do matter too. I also only choose parts that were for sure in stock at my local store. Links to the builds below. Some games I play: Crusader Kings 2, Stellaris, Bannerlord, NBA 2k series I think I'm happy with the 7 series in the Intel and AMD lines for CPU, I've thought about the 5's but nah. When I was building both I noticed my options for motherboards were different and that sort of through me off. I get why, but look at all the different specs was too much for me. I'm a little worried I'll end up making a poor selection, what do you think of the ones I choose? I went cheap on this end mostly because I didn't know what to really look for, so I could spend more here if you think another is better. One thing I do is record music, and my current computer had no ability to use USB 3 Type C connectors. I looked these seem common now which is good but those little things are what I'm hoping I don't end up missing.  There are different brands that sell similar parts, if you see any I've chosen but know of another that is better, please let me know, I have little idea on which brands do what well. Is my power supply a good choice?  Really need help with cooling. Have zero idea how many or what to get, please help. I really dont want to get into liquid cooling, or any colored lights. The case I chose is also super simple and basic. Do I need water cooling with this type of PC? Is it complicated? Is the case decent? Any other pointers, please let me know, this is my first time building my own! Crazy stuff.  Intel idea https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=2d7b2981-39c6-46c9-a50c-63d357ba5f4b AMD idea https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=a58808eb-a090-42e6-909d-29013a859fe8 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 4 edited August 4 Both builds are pretty solid, wouldn't have any complaints for either of them really.  As far as the motherboards are concerned, provided you choose one that's compatible most motherboards will work just fine. Brand isn't that important, you can find and low quality boards from the same brand. It's more about the individual product than anything. The primary question is what kind of connectivity and features you want. Since you have USB Type C you want to use, you'll definitely want to make sure the board you choose has a front panel USB-C header, not all boards include them. The board on the Intel build includes one, but the board on the AMD build does not. These are a couple boards tat would be a good alternative at a similar price that comes with a front-panel USB-C header: https://www.microcenter.com/product/611269/gigabyte-aorus-elite-wifi-x570-amd-am4-atx-motherboard (doesn't have a rear USB-C) https://www.microcenter.com/product/625047/msi-b550-mag-tomahawk-amd-am4-atx-motherboard  Water cooling is not a requirement, but that case can definitely support it. The CPU cooler that comes with the 3700X is actually pretty solid and will be sufficient for stock use, but you can use an aftermarket cooler if you'd like. For the 10700k, I'd recommend something like a Noctua NH-U14s or NH-D15 for an air cooler, or you could use a 240mm AIO liquid cooler like a Corsair H100i or an EVGA Kraken X53   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Eye_laws_dug_aim NY ✭ August 4 edited August 4 I just noticed the case I had selected has no opening in the front for an optical drive. Hmm, is that the norm now? The build maker didn't alert me that the case was not compatible with an optical drive, but when i tried the same build on PC Part Picker, I had no option of picking an optical drive which makes sense.  I hope the rest of the selections will all work together,  I assumed the builder was only allowing me to pick parts that would work. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 5 Yeah, that's pretty much then norm now with new computer cases. We do carry some that have optical drive slots, just not a lot.  Everything else in your builds were compatible.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.