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Community Article Asus Prime Z690 return — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Asus Prime Z690 return PedroL2000 ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 in Store Information and Policy So I have a small problem. Not small actually, a HUGE problem. I live in Brazil and I asked my brother that lives in Baltimore to buy some components for my new PC at Parkville MicroCenter. One of these components was ASUS PRIME Z690 DDR5 motherboard. Yes DDR5, and he was supposed to buy DDR4 (my fault kinda since I should have told him the exact model name). Now, I have a DDR4 RAM with DDR5 mobo. What should I do? DDR5 RAMs are not just out of stock, but they are also extremely overpriced. And I can't return it to MC because he came to Brazil for christmas and won't be back in 15 days, which is the return period. And I don't think I could resell it for a reasonable price here (just to have an idea, DDR5 is cheaper than DDR4 motherboards right now). I'm completely lost on what to do lmao, so I'm asking for some advice. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin December 2021 Greetings. Honestly we will not have a direct option on support for this. You can try arrange shipping back to your brother and if purchased since November 3rd, it can be returned through January 15th with our holiday return period. Otherwise, if you are not in the same country now as one of our stores, the best thing is I can advise is to look for a computer parts store in your area that may have RAM available. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Are you having issues with it? You would do fine with any Z690 board, just depends what ports/features you're looking for. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Recently I discovered that my motherboard's serial-number is a part of the batch of motherboards that has been recalled by Asus due to a reversed capacitor on the motherboard. As of now, my motherboard is still functioning, but as I understand it, it's just a matter of time before it fails. Asus instructed me to contact the retailer I bought it from (Micro Center) about handling the recall. Is this accurate? Will I be able to return my board to my local store despite it being outside of the usual 30-day return period? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin February 12 Greetings. Yes, we can assist with the recall directly at any Micro Center store. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I'd add memory to #1 and #3 but the CPU cooler overhangs #1 so I can't get at it without removing it. Grrr....why in the world would they build it like that??? Should it be able to just fill #3? I realize it'll run in single channel but I don't think I have a choice. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin April 28 @MendotaHS I saw your post and first let me say that if you have a bad slot, then the motherboard should be replaced under warranty. Please bring it in and we'll take care of that for you. The cooler fan clips on. If you pull the plastic tabs and remove the fan, then install the RAM, you shouldn't have any issue reinstalling the fan unless the RAM has an exceptionally tall heat spreader. Ideally you want your memory in pairs for dual channel operation. If you add another stick and you populated 2-3-4 then you're operating in flex channel. The memory in 2-4 have twice the bandwidth as the memory in 3. It's still extra capacity and the system will prioritize 2-4. If your slot 2 is dead, and you're moving the stick to 3-4, don't do that. You'll be running both sticks in single channel. Instead remove the fan, and move the sticks to 1-3, then you'll be in dual channel mode. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MendotaHS ✭ April 28 Thanks, now this same computer is producing a CPU high temp error when ever it starts. Forces it into setup but there's nothing to change. The first 2 out of the 3 PowerSpecs I bought have had serious hardware issues. I'm very disappointed. All 3 are going back... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 29 @MendotaHS We'll certainly take care of the systems in service for you. You reattached the fan, is there any chance the CPU fan cable came loose from the header? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MendotaHS ✭ May 1 I'm taking them back for refund. 2 out of the first 3 had hardware issues. Didn't even unbox the 3rd. 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The system periodically thinks that the ethernet cable is not connected and will completely reset the network interface. This makes the primary purpose of the system (gaming) rather difficult. I have changed network cables, plugged into different ports on the network switch, etc. and the problem intermittently persists. I know the board has WIFI but I really would rather use the wired interface for performance. Some research around the internet turned up an article on the I225-V ethernet controller on this motherboard (I'm too new to post the link) but the tech already installed a later driver version (1.0.2.14) than the link mentions and the Asus website only lists this version for the motherboard. This driver update also does not package any firmware update with it. I'm not sure where I should go from here as far as trying to resolve the problem, other than trying to contact the local Micro Center store where I had the build done but they are swamped so I am wondering if there are any other troubleshooting or simple steps that I could look at before going that route? The motherboard BIOS version is pretty behind (version 0707) vs the latest (1404) so I'm not certain it would help and I had the system built for me precisely so I wouldn't have to deal with things like this. Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin May 9 @smccoole On a new build I usually flash to the latest BIOS as a starting point, but I've tested the BIOS you're on with that board and did not encounter this problem. We've seen the i-225V issues in the past, but with this board the NIC's should be revision B3 and that should be resolved. Check the ethernet adapter in device manager. Under Details - HardwareIDs verify the revision is 03. As for things to try. Under Advanced - Speed and Duplex, try capping it at 1Gbps and see if the issue remains. You can also test disabling energy efficient ethernet. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Faulty Asus Tuf Gaming Z690-Plus Wifi Network Chip — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards Faulty Asus Tuf Gaming Z690-Plus Wifi Network Chip viper949 ✭ December 2021 in CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards Hello, I purchased the Asus Tuf Gaming Z690-Plus Wifi and found out after the fact that Asus has been using faulty intel Network chips in their boards apparently for a while now, as seen in several discussions: https://www.reddit.com/r/ASUS/comments/kppyoi/psa_asus_motherboards_with_intel_i225v_25gb_nic/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ASUS/comments/qovvj3/asus_maximus_z690_hero_ethernet_doesnt_work_at_all/ I bought 90% of the parts for the PC at Micro Center (pretty much everything that was available in the store) including the mobo and was wondering what should be done at this point. I'm not saying it is Micro Center's fault but I now have wasted 1.5 hours and the thermal paste I bought making this machine only to find out that the Mobo has known issues. Would it be possible to bring the PC in and have someone help rebuild the PC and provide thermal paste? If it was an SSD or something it would have been no big deal but since it is the Mobo has known issues, that means it will have to be a complete rebuild. Looking forward to hearing from Micro Center 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments GoatForHire Irvine, TX ✭✭ December 2021 I'm a little confused reading this your post. Are you stating you are having issues with Ethernet on your board? A couple of reddit threads doesn't mean every board they sell is defective, people only post when they have issues, which means the 99% who aren't having issues aren't posting. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook viper949 ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 I'm not saying every one of them isn't working. You are right, I should have been more clear, I am just wondering if I bring it in if they would be willing to help rebuild it since it is not a user error or anything and literally everything else is working perfectly it is just the nic on the mobo sadly. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/38617#Comment_38617 Hello, I assume you have tried common troubleshooting such as driver uninstall/reinstalls etc. Is your computer just not seeing any networks? If you'd like to bring it you are more than welcome to.   I'd recommend creating an appointment with our service department using the included link. https://service.microcenter.com/ServiceRepairSignUp/Reservation/Create Our certified technicians can diagnose the issue and provide the best path to a resolution. Please select your local store and category of the device issue and add a brief description. Select an available appointment time that best serves you and fill in your contact info. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook viper949 ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 Thanks, I will do that now. Also yes I did everything including reinstalling the OS 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2021 @viper949 I remember a few things about this issue from a while ago. I actually have an ASUS X570-E on my main system. First I recall intel released a 1.45 firmware update for the i225-V to address this issue. Beyond that I seem to recall the main issue was detecting the speed and duplex from the router itself and this seemed to be more of an issue with specific routers/gateways. I recall AT&T Gateways were one of the effected. If you stuck a switch between it, or tunneled through another PC, issue didn't exist. You might also be able to manually set the speed and duplex in device manager. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Asus ROG STRIX Z690-G; INTEL I7-12700K; - Micro Center Build — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Your Completed Builds Asus ROG STRIX Z690-G; INTEL I7-12700K; - Micro Center Build System test admin January 18 edited January 18 in Your Completed Builds Asus ROG STRIX Z690-G; INTEL I7-12700K; - Micro Center Build Asus ROG STRIX Z690-G Motherboard (LG1700); INTEL I7-12700K CPU; G.SKILL 32GB 2X16 D5 6000 TRIZ. Trident Z5 model F5-6000U4040E16GX2-TZ5S, DDR5-6000 16GBx2, CL40-40-40-76 1.30V RAM; Noctua NH-C14S CPU Fan; CORSAIR 280X RGB TG WHITE CASE; SAMSUNG 1TB Read the full story here 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Faraz631 ✭ January 18 I want MORE PICTURES! Great build by the way 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 19 Great looking build! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Computer Hardware — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Computer Hardware Mark56 ✭ November 2021 edited November 2021 in General Discussion Will 12th gen Intel processors and Z690 motherboards be available on November 4? Last night Nov 3, 2021 about 9 pm 12th gen processors and 5 Z690 motherboards suddenly appeared on the Micro Center website, - but just after midnight everything was taken down. Does this mean we'll be fighting now for processors and motherboards, - as if graphic card unavailability weren't bad enough? When I saw processors and motherboards disappear just after midnight, - my heart sank. I can't believe this is happening with Alder lake and Z690 motherboards now too. UPDATE: Just as suddenly they've reappeared again early this morning. Everything disappeared for several hours and thought 'here we go again', but finally some Good news on the hardware front. If only graphic cards followed suit!!! Intel i7-12700K 04 Nov 2021.jpg ASUS Z690-F ROG Strix.jpg 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TeslaDev ✭ November 2021 ...and at above MSRP. What a disappointing time this is. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Gigabyte Aorus Pro DDR4 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion › New Members Gigabyte Aorus Pro DDR4 Jlow ✭✭ April 25 in New Members Been looking for this Mobo but cannot find it. Are you guys going to carry it? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin April 25 Greetings, which specific model (B450, Z690, etc.) of Aorus Pro? There's a few different models under that name. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jlow ✭✭ April 26 Z690 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 26 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/41783#Comment_41783 I do not see a DDR4 configuration of this board in our inventory at this time. It is unlikely we would get it, but if that does change, it would be posted to our website. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Anyone local to me available for in-person consultation? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Off Topic Am very hesitant about my first build. Anyone local to me available for in-person consultation? kunzek ✭ February 6 in Off Topic Hi, my parts are below. I have almost everything except for the case (Lian Li Air mini). I am a lifelong console player making the switch and I've never built a PC before (28 M) so I would like to invite someone local to my apt in Silver Spring, MD to help me not mess this up. PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 PE 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB Founders Edition Video Card CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor MOBO: Asus PRIME B660M-A D4 WIFI Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard AIO: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler RAM: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin February 8 Greetings. I am sorry, we do not offer any specific in-home services at Micro Center. If you want to bring your PC in to Micro Center to have someone build it, we can do that for you! More information may be found at https://www.microcenter.com/site/service/instore-service-complete-build.aspx  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SemperSavage ✭ February 9 Would change the mobo to a z690 series for that cpu and gpu combo..... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kunzek ✭ February 10 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39952#Comment_39952 Like I said I'm super new to PC building. I already bought the B600M and I think it would be hard or not possible to return it. May I ask why I should get the z690 instead? I am strictly gaming and not going to OC. Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SemperSavage ✭ February 14 Sorry for the delayed response. If you bought it but not have opened it. should be an easy return. I just did my first build a month ago. Console gamer for 20 years. It is def a game changer. Your setup is nice btw, cpu/gpu combo is very good. I would possibly up the ram from 32/ 3200 to 32/3600-4000. here is my setup if you had any questions. CPU-Intel i5 12600k MOTHERBOARD-MSI Edge wifi z690 LGA 1700 DDR4 RAM-Ripjaws V 32 GB (2x16) DDR4-4000 TOWER-Lian Li II Mesh Tempered glass eatx tower POWER-EVGA 1000 w gold GPU-Evga 3080 ti ftw3 ultra SSD-Samsung 970 evo plus ssd 1 tb (for the games) SSD-Samsung 970 evo plus ssd 500gb (for everything else) HEATSINK-Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black 60.09 CFM CPU Cooler OPERATING-Windows 10 64bit MONITOR-Dell - S2721DGF 27" Gaming IPS QHD FreeSync and G-SYNC 165hz 1ms 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Scary_Guy Detroit, MI ✭✭ February 21 edited February 21 I can almost guarantee you don't need anyone to assemble it for you and you can do it all yourself. 20 years ago maybe but these days it's about as easy as LEGO. Watch some tutorials on YouTube and read the manuals and you'll be all set. I was building my first systems when I was in my teens back in the late 90's and I was done in about an hour. Two hours if you include the time for Windows 98 to install. 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SKU:360842 This computer looks good but no one has been able to tell me which Z690 Motherboard it has. Spec sheet says Z690 Motherboard. Dell Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming PC Intel Core i9 12th Gen 12900KF 3.2GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6X; 32GB DDR5-4800 RAM; 1TB Solid State Drive Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSKevinG admin December 2021 Good afternoon @HappyTexan69 Thank you for contacting micro center. So looking at the Dell system my guess is that this is a board they have made themselves and is not from a third party as even their own specifications just lists the chipset. The main concern you will have with building your own system will be getting a graphics card for the computer. https://dl.dell.com/content/manual18993461-alienware-aurora-r13-setup-and-specifications.pdf?language=en-us&ps=true 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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(further explanation below) — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Will a DDR5 motherboard support all DDR5 RAM, no matter the MHz? (further explanation below) DoomWad ✭ November 2021 edited November 2021 in General Discussion I was able to get my hands on a DDR5 MB and RAM recently. After the upgrade, I’m having trouble getting the PC to post. I googled my symptoms and they mostly pointed towards improper GPU installation (which I was able to rule out), or RAM issues. I singled out the DIMMS to see if one of them was bad to no avail… then I decided to take one last look at the motherboard manual. It says “Support for DDR5 4800/4000 MHz memory modules” - My modules are 5200MHz. I didn’t even know that DDR5 came in the 4000/4800 MHz variety. My assumptions were that this manual is just out of date, and the motherboard should support DDR5 of all MHz. Are my assumptions correct? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin November 2021 Greetings. Which brand/model of motherboard and which brand/model of RAM do you have? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DoomWad ✭ November 2021 edited November 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/38099#Comment_38099 I have a gigabyte z690 aorus master with Corsair dominator ddr5 @ 5200 MHz and C36 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin November 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/38101#Comment_38101 Sorry for the delay in response. Looking at the ASUS website https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z690-AORUS-MASTER-rev-10/sp#sp Here is what it lists for memory supported: So it only supports up to 4800MHZ without overclocking / setting an XMP profile. So any tweaks to that would have to be set up in the BIOS. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Choosing Parts - 1st Build — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Choosing Parts - 1st Build Monty ✭ October 2021 in Help Choosing Parts Would like to build a computer. Parts are: Intel - Core i7-11700K Rocket Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included Rog Strix Z690-a Gaming wifi 4  G.Skill - Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3600C18D-16GTRS - Silver x2 Lian Li - PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White ASUS - ROG STRIX 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply - White  ASUS - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 ROG Strix White V2 LHR Overclocked Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card  Inland - Platinum 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0x4 M.2 2280 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive, Read/Write Speed up to 3,400 MBps and 1,900 MBps, PCIe Express 3.1 and NVMe 1.3 Compatible, Ultimate Gaming Solution Seagate - BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive  ASUS - ROG Strix LC 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit - White Lian Li - UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - 3 Pack White x2 Will this allow me to game without heat and processing issues and will everything play nice together? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin November 2021 Hey @Monty I was noticing that you were interested in the Z690-A Gaming Motherboard from ASUS. This motherboard has the LGA 1700 Socket which is not compatible with the i7-11700K processor you've also listed. I'd recommend a similar motherboard with an LGA 1200 socket or perhaps going with a new Intel 12th Gen CPU once they have been released. Intel just announced the 12th Gen CPUs and expects market availability on the 4th! Everything else here in your build looks great as far as compatibility goes! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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So can someone help me build a pc that can run Minecraft/Skyrim with 300-500 mods, for at least 10 hours straight, cause my current computer is struggling a bit. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answers asianse Austin, TX ✭✭ March 17 Answer ✓ The thing that will be the determining factor for Minecraft and lots of mods is RAM. You need a lot to store the current game state. Therefore I recommend at least 32GB of RAM. $3000 is a generous budget for a PC, so you could look for the best of the best that's currently available: i9-12900K (https://www.microcenter.com/product/641915/intel-core-i9-12900k-alder-lake-32ghz-sixteen-core-lga-1700-boxed-processor-heatsink-not-included) z690 Motherboard (https://www.microcenter.com/product/644626/msi-z690-meg-unify-ddr5-intel-lga-1700-atx-motherboard) DDR5 ram (https://www.microcenter.com/product/646756/gskill-trident-z5-rgb-32gb-(2-x-16gb)-ddr5-6400-pc5-51200-cl32-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f5-6400j3239g16gx2-tz5rk-black) 3080 TI GPU (https://www.microcenter.com/product/637879/asus-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-ti-tuf-overclocked-triple-fan-12gb-gddr6x-pcie-40-graphics-card) These components can be found probably for cheaper on other sites, but processor prices are unbeatable at microcenter (and you can price match) 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 17 Answer ✓ $3000 is a very generous budget for gaming so you can do about whatever you'd like part wise, you could go the AMD route for your build as well. Here's an AMD recommendation under/around your budget: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=ffd87e58-9ca5-4684-a675-cda58c0a17c9 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers scar5290 ✭ March 17 Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Intel 12700K Overview and Benchmarks — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Reviews & Buying Guides Intel 12700K Overview and Benchmarks LandShark admin November 2021 edited November 2021 in Reviews & Buying Guides The highly anticipated Intel 12th Gen CPUs, codenamed Alder Lake, are finally here. Since Intel has been talking up these new processors since CES 2021 back in January, we’ve had quite a bit of time to speculate. And, based on first impressions, these new CPUs don't fail to live up to the hype. The Specs: Intel has done something unique with their latest CPUs. They have introduced a hybrid architecture system featuring a combination of Performance-cores (P-cores), the highest performing CPU core Intel has created to date, and Efficient-cores (E-cores). These make for fantastic scalable multithreaded workload performance. This also allows for increased core counts overall, with E-cores allowing impressive ability in multi-threaded tasks, and then the agility to assign P-cores to those power-hungry tasks as well. With the additional cores on the die, we would also expect to see more power being drawn by the CPU. Also, this would likely increase the thermals. Intel has touted quite the performance gain with this new architecture design, but we’ll be running some benchmarks to see for ourselves how the 12700K performs. These new processors also offer 16 PCIe 5.0 lanes and 4 PCIe 4.0 lanes for a total of 20, alongside DDR5 memory up to 4,800MT/s (DDR4 at 3,200MT/s is also supported) and increased L3 & L2 cache sizes.  The Intel 12th gen processors use a new architecture and have a new socket type, LGA 1700, on the new Z690 motherboards. The Z690 chipset is the only platform currently available that will work with the new processors. The new chipset offers some impressive new features like the ones we mentioned above, but also USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 provides up to double the bandwidth, DMI Gen 4.0 increases the chipset to CPU throughput for fast access to peripheral devices and networking. The Highlights: The first processor in the industry to offer DDR5 memory for up to 4800MT/s. The first processors in the industry to offer PCIe 5.0 (up to 16 lanes), which offers up to 2X I/O throughput over PCIe 4.0, with up to an additional four lanes of PCIe 4.0 support. Up to 30MB Intel® Smart Cache (L3) and 14MB L2 cache for increased memory capacity with reduced latency. Integrated high-speed wireless with Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E, which combines industry-leading Wi-Fi 6E connectivity with powerful gaming network technology to minimize lag, latency, and packet loss.  Discrete Thunderbolt 4 universal cable connectivity for external device expansion. The Benchmarks: For our benchmarks, we used a custom-built system, but you can find the full parts list (with an Intel spin) over here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/9895/intel-12th-gen-core-i7-12700k-build-guide/p1 We’ve run some synthetic benchmarks, like Cinebench, and we’d like to have been able to run Aida64 to get some additional information about the new chipset, but unfortunately, Aida64 has yet to be updated and optimized for the new platform. However, in tests like PhotoWorxx it was even impressive to see unoptimized results. We were able to run some benchmarks on a few of our favorite benchmark games as well, including Borderlands 3, Rainbow Six Seige, and Sid Meier's Civilization VI. Even though our build has an NVIDIA RTX 3070, we ran our benchmarks at 1080p to put more of a load on the CPU, rather than the GPU. If you’ve put all the load on the GPU, then the GPU becomes the bottleneck instead of the CPU. Whereas in testing at a low FPS, we’re able to put more load on the CPU.  (If you have more questions about our testing or benchmarks or if you’re interested in an article about benchmarking and testing methodology, be sure to comment below!) The results here in CinebenchR23 show a marked improvement over the previous results we've seen from Intel. Especially so in single-core performance! It's great to see such high 1% lows in a title like Borderland 3. 1% Low refers to the lowest 1% of frame rates. This is a good indicator or frame rate jitter or stuttering that is quite noticeable when playing. Typically, the higher the 1% low the smoother the game will feel. The 12700K paired with the NVIDIA RTX 3070 destroyed this benchmark. I'm not aware of any displays that can handle 435 FPS, but you'd be able to reach that if you could find a display that could handle it. In Civ 6, the AI test is a good indicator of computing time, as the game goes on into the later stages the AI turn time can take ages as it takes more and more CPU recourses. The 12700K just breezes through this benchmark. The Conclusion We loved our experience with the 12700K and the Z690 platform It's a great system that brings quite a lot to the table! We're excited to see how Intel's new hybrid architecture with P-cores and E-cores will impact the CPU marketplace, and we're excited to see this competitive offering from Intel! More from Intel's 12th Gen Launch: Looking for more on Intel's newest processor lineup? We've got a build guide, breakdown, and even a  Core i9-12900k giveaway! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. 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Enabled Two NVMe drives, 1T and 2T for 3T total Self contained liquid cooled with radiator. Good paste and good seating. Monitor - Dell AW2721D Power supply - CORSAIR RM1000X FM 80+G ATX 202 P-Core Clocks set at 5000Mhz P-Core Sync All Cores E-Core Clocks set at 4000Mhz BCLK Aware Adaptive Voltage - Enabled Actual VRM Core Voltage - Offset Mode = 1.359V Offset Mode Sign "-" CPU Core Voltage Offset - 0.02500 G-Sync Enabled - Current Resolution - 2560 x 1440 w Refresh rate at 240 Hz At idle, my CPU temps are approx 25 C. When playing any game and or testing with 3DMark my CPU temps reach between 75C and 80C  No issues noted. When using Cinebench to test, after about the 10th pass, I start to thermal throttle. Again, this doesn't happen with 3DMark or any GPU or CPU based games or benchmark tools. Can someone advise? Do I need to turn down P-Core Clocks? I only see thermal throttle and temp only exceeds on P-Cores, E-Cores stay under. Again, no issues noted except when running Cinebench r23 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin May 6 Greetings @KF4UNF_Gary, Operating your processor outside of the default specifications can potentially damage your hardware and void you warranty. We can provide some information. You're better off undervolting and letting TVB do the work for you. I would take a look at this article here: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?127565-ASUS-MAXIMUS-Z690-EXTREME-amp-i9-12900K-GUIDE-Load-Lines-VF-Curves-Adaptive-Voltage For information on TVB I would read this official documentation from Intel: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/processors/core/core-technical-resources.html You want to undervolt and let TVB do the overclocking for you. It's easier and more efficient than manual overclocking, because it follows a voltage frequency curve rather than a static input. If you find yourself running into a thermal limitation you can consider upgrading the cooling solution. You can set TVB offsets to increase the frequency past 5.2Ghz, but even on a custom loop in that frequency range temps are almost impossible to control. Remember with Cinebench Multi-Core, it's putting an even, heavy load across all cores. That's going to create much higher temperatures than other, real world applications. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. 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The motherboard is an Asus Tuf Z690 plus WiFi D4 with an I7 12th gen and Windows OS 11. Everything boots up great and is working. The only things that are not working are the Ethernet and wifi options. No lights come on when I plug in my Ethernet cables. The two cables that I have tested are working fine and have used them on my old computer. When in settings, the Ethernet doesn’t show it’s connected. Do I have to buy a USB adapter for this? I don’t want to have to do that since this motherboard is brand new.  The wifi option is also not showing up at all. There isn’t a driver or anything for me to enable. I’ve tried the many fixes found on YouTube and in articles and forums. The only thing I haven’t been able to test is downloading new drivers from asus or microsoft due to not owning a flash drive.  Is there something I am missing? Did I not setup the computer correctly or is motherboard defective? Do I need to download the drivers to see if this works (seems a bit crazy that I need to do that when this is brand new but I have no idea at this point)?  Thank you for your help, Oswin 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSMikeW admin May 9 @Oswin Right click on the "Start" menu and go to "Device Manager". Check if the device is listed under "Network Adapters". Also see if you have any devices missing drivers under "Other Devices". 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Oswin ✭ May 9 Hiya, I have opened device manager and the only network adapter showing up is the Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V. Under other devices, I have a whole list of items that are flagged (Network Controller, 4x PCI Device, PCI Simple Communications Controller, RAID Controller, SM Bus Controller, 2x Unknown device). 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 9 @Oswin Double click on the i225-V. Does it state it's working properly? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Oswin ✭ May 9 It does say it’s working properly. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 9 @Oswin Do you have another PC where we could download the chipset and other drivers then transfer it via flash drive? If so I would do that first. If you can't, try this. From that properties window, go to "Advanced". Select "Speed and Duplex". Set it to "1.0 Gbps Full Duplex". Click "Ok" and restart. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Oswin ✭ May 9 I can download the drivers, not quite sure where to download from unfortunately. I will try that first and then the second if it doesn’t work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 9 @Oswin https://www.asus.com/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/TUF-Gaming/TUF-GAMING-Z690-PLUS-WIFI-D4/HelpDesk_Download/ LAN Intel management engine Serial IO Intel rapid storage Wireless Bluetooth Audio Intel rapid storage 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Oswin ✭ May 9 Alright so I was able to get most of the drivers to work. The ethernet is still not working and now raid controller is being flagged under other devices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 9 @Oswin That's the Intel Rapid Storage or IRST driver. What router/modem do you have? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Oswin ✭ May 9 It is an AT&T router. It is made by Pace. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 10 @Oswin This particular adapter from my experience has serious issues with the AT&T Gateways. It usually won't connect to them at all, we'll need intermediary device. If you have a laptop with ethernet, you can run it through the laptops ethernet port and connect via ICS to verify the port is working. For a permanent solution, get a 5 Port Gigabit switch. They're usually under $30. Put it between the AT&T router and the PC, it'll work fine. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I bought a 3 yr warranty with the computer micro-center built for me 5 months ago and now started having blue-screens while gaming and having to do hard restarts via power button on case. I explained to a black male(don't know his name, had corn rows) at the front counter of repair and knowledge area about my situation about how I had already swapped my 3070ti for a 1060 both evga brand gpus to see if that was the problem but it still kept doing it. I also told him I ran memtest from the motherboard bios as I had a z690 asus board that allowed me to run the test from the bios in which it passed with both ram sticks still on the board. I proceeded to also state there was flickering on my asus aio oled screen when the bluescreens started to happen, I also explain I did a fresh re-install of windows 11 pro to try to see if that would fix the problem which again did not. So Im left with assuming its one of the three mobo,psu, and cpu, as I have a 3 year warranty of all parts excluding the gpu since I bought those seperately and they both work fine as I am literally having to game on my i5 6600 with a 3070ti -.- at home until I can get my computer repaired. Personally I don't enjoy making post like this considering I understand retail work is a pain and covid etc not helping the situation, But after a week of waiting I have no gotten a call from the tech that is supposedly working on my pc named Liam O. I can give the repair order Number via pm's since I would prefer it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Wafflecakes ✭ May 15 edited May 15 To add the situation I just got a text stating it was a issue with the video card when I literally just stated BOTH cards work on a i5 6600 6th gen computer with all high settings and the 1060 was used for 5 years and still worked before I sent it to get the computer repaired all I am seeing here is that the tech is trying to bypass the warranty by trying to upsell me on a gpu. This is starting to infuriate me, a blue screen through event viewer logs explains things if the gpu was a problem then the 3070ti I have at home that gave me the same exact problem on that build pc by "microcenter" would've did the same thing with the i5 6600 I am currently using which I have not gotten a blue screen AT ALL. So something shady is going on did the tech swap the cards out with a 3000 series card, did the tech use the same mobo with another gpu did he swap the 1060 card onto the new mobo to recreated the problem?, I feel this is lack of actual trouble shooting that I could've done myself if it wasn't for the fact I don't have time to do it. The first thing I did when I got these bsod was to trouble shoot the gpu and I did by swapping a older card with the newer one on that z690 mobo, I then proceeded to swap them back to the i5 6600 as a trouble shooting measure with the same settings on game I play and I did not recreated the problem. So if the gpu wont do it on one mobo but another one than I can only make a logical assumption that it has to be the cpu, mobo, psu since the memtest stated the ram was working correctly. Please have a tech call me as I am trying to text liam to further try to understand what type of procedure liam took to verify it was a gpu problem. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 17 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/42183#Comment_42183 Hello, I will send you an email regarding this to get you in contact with the store directly. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 249 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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What parts would you recommend for this build (Motherboard, memory, cooling, case, etc). Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin January 15 Greetings, I'd look over this parts list. For now I left the hard drive empty but there is still plenty of your budget left over dependent on whether not you wanted an SSD or just a standard HDD. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f4394eba-53ee-4e01-82d9-667b6f00190b 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LCM ✭ January 15 Thanks Ian! I'd probably go with SSD for quiet operation. This system will always be on since it's a server. Would you recommend a water-cooled AIO for the CPU cooling or another choice? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 18 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39362#Comment_39362 As seeing you'd be going with a high-end processor for this build. I'd recommend a 240mm or 360mm AIO. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rootwyrm ✭ January 18 Hi. I'm RootWyrm. As in the RootWyrm. The ESXi whitebox guy. I looked over Ian's list and I would very strongly recommend against it. This is NOT going to play nice with ESXi7 even as a lab box for a whole list of reasons, not the least of which is known Z690 and E-core issues which will almost certainly not be fixed. There is no driver for the i225V which works either, and I don't have time (or much inclination) to fix it myself these days. The fact is that to build a solid ESXi box will require you to purchase parts Microcenter simply doesn't stock. Which you should not blame them for - if they carried these parts, they'd sell maybe two or three a year at best. It's just not worth it. So that said, here's what you actually need: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=50e29890-3d56-4354-9a0a-b89b47ab6691 Yeah. We're not messing around here. First of all, the WRX80E-SAGE is a 90% HCL board. It will run ESXi without issue, period. Every component on the board is also supported out of the box, and the integrated IPMI means you do not need a separate GPU. Which is why I didn't include one - not because they're impossible to get. (If you want to do GPU workloads, Z690 doesn't do passthrough anyway.) Secondly, the use of Ballistix kits is very, very deliberate. These are 2x16GB Micron 16Gbit E-die, which means they are 1R per DIMM. Going from 64 to 128GB would keep you at a maximum of 8R. You can swap around to whatever Ballistix kit makes the most sense for your workload though, from 32 to 256GB. If you want to go over 256GB (which is entirely possible) then Microcenter just doesn't sell the parts. Case is free selection, really. I just grabbed LiLi because it was there at the top. But it also depends on your noise level tolerance and how much room you have. You need a minimum 360mm radiator though. A 280 can work, but if you're going to have consistently high CPU load (above 50%) I really would not recommend it. But the REAL problem is the cooling. One, never run Threadrippers on air. You'll have a bad time at best. And you CANNOT use most common AIOs. The BabyGryphon family is very, very specifically built around the Arctic Freezer II for that reason. It's the ONLY one on the market that can fully operate without additional software, which is a mandatory thing. However, the AFII does not support Threadripper (come on, Arctic, it can do the job.) EVGA is the least worst option here, because it has reasonable defaults. Everyone else is absolutely right out, and that goes triple for Corsair. EVGA uses a standard Asetek profile default and a standard Asetek bracket. But realistically I would not build this without a custom loop with a Bitspower Leviathan 360. Honestly, more realistically, I would ask whether a single big machine actually makes sense here or whether multiple smaller machines (e.g. BabyGryphons) in a cluster would make more sense. BabyGryphons are VERY specifically designed to be absolutely silent (sub-34dBA at 100% load) and extremely compact while scaling to 128GB per host. Much more importantly, BabyGryphons are 99.9% HCL'd (literally only missing me giving VMware a lot of cash.) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 64 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 248 Consumer Tech 68 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 100 Software 8 Audio/Visual 27 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 32 3D Printing 69 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 78 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 251 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 73 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Featuring DDR5 support, Hybrid Processing, PCIe 5.0, and more (which you can read about here), they're promising to be some of the best processors on the market - and we have the benchmarks to prove it. To celebrate the launch, we're remaking our benchmarking PC with an Intel flair: Processor: Intel Core i7-12700k The centerpiece of the build, the Core i7-12700k is the best Intel 12th Gen has to offer without breaking the bank. DDR5 ready, prepped for PCIe 5.0, and equipped to handle gaming, streaming, and recording all at the same time thanks to hybrid processing. There's a lot to love about Intel's new Alder Lake processors, and we've broken it all down over here. Motherboard: ASUS Z690-F ROG Strix Gaming WiFi DDR5 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard DDR5. WiFi 6E. PCIe 5.0. Multiple M.2 memory slots. The ASUS z690-f has it all and is ready for everything Alder Lake processors can throw at it. And if you prefer a wired connection, it supports 10/100/1000/2500Mbps speeds. Don't forget about ASUS's suite of tools designed to eke every drop of power from 12th Gen either! Graphics Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card NVIDIA's RTX 3070 is a perfect match for the i7-12700k, offering high-powered performance while leaving room in the budget to fill out the rest of your PC. Game with high FPS at 1440p and even 4k resolutions on modern titles and crush esports titles with frame rates well above 100 FPS. Processor Cooling: Corsair iCUE H170i ELITE CAPELLIX 420mm RGB All-in-One Water Cooling Kit - Black 12th Gen is a killer processor, and you're going to want to treat a processor like that right. Keep it cool and ready to go with an AIO Water Cooler. The Corsair iCue H170i Elite Capellix is more than ready to keep your temps low and your Core i7 running healthy. Plus, it'll look good doing it with three RGB fans styled in those blue and white Intel colors. RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-5200 PC5-41600 CL38 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMT32GX5M2B5200 - Black Corsair's Dominator Platinum DDR5 RAM is the perfect example of what RAM is capable of for 12th Gen. 32GB of pure 5200GHz speed, designed to crush speeds as soon as it's plugged in, Dominator Platinum is named exactly right. And it's got some gorgeous RGB to go with it. Hard Drives: WD Black SN850 500GB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with 3D TLC NAND It's all about speed and power with the Core i7-12700k, and no memory says that more than an M.2 NVMe drive. With wicked fast read and write times, you'll be booted and into a game before you even sit down. And if you're worried about space, you can always add a traditional HDD or even SSD to your rig, EZ. Power Supply: Corsair RM750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply 750 watts of power with an 80 Plus Gold rating means your new powerhouse will run smoothly and efficiently. But, perhaps more importantly, it's fully modular, meaning you won't have a bunch of extraneous cables getting in the way of all that beautiful white highlighting. Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Blue It wouldn't be an Intel build without blue, now would it? The Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic offers a gorgeous case with just a bit of blue throughout to give it that pop and tempered glass sides will ensure that everyone can see right into your glowing, sleek new build. The full parts list can be found on our Custom PC Builder: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=5bf272b3-c804-4434-a282-8f6c67d592cb 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. 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