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Community Article How to play Recordings on a WinBook D5008DH DVR - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to play Recordings on a WinBook D5008DH DVR - Micro Center This article will show you how to play recordings on a WinBook D5008DH DVR. Here is how to do this: 1. Right click on the Preview screen and select Search. 2. Select the admin username, enter the password and click OK. The default password for the account is 123456 if you have not previously changed it. NOTE: This prompt may not show if you are already logged in. Proceed to the next step once logged in. 3. In the upper right select the date and channels. 4. Click on a time segment in the bottom bar and the recording will start playing in the upper half of the screen. Recordings are segmented into hour segments and a green bar indicates recordings. 5. Above the recording selection to the left are player controls: pause, rewind, stop, slow, and fast forward. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article CES 2021 In Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Weird — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion CES 2021 In Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Weird SeanM admin January 18 edited June 16 in General Discussion CES 2021 wrapped up late last week and, while we got some exciting news from Intel as well as news from Nvidia on 3000 series laptops and new AMD-powered laptops, the show had plenty else to offer as well. So what are your highlights? What do you think we'll actually see publicly available? And what's too weird to ignore? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments SeanM admin January 18 I'm pretty excited to see what Intel brings to Alder Lake, especially as they get closer and closer to full 10nm architecture. Nvidia's new 3060 card looks like a stellar budget option for builds. MyQ announced a $3,000 dog door that is completely wild and I am very curious to see if it ends up becoming a common thing or just stays this niche product. But also, as silly as it might be, I'm honestly pretty excited to play with this new Android keyboard from Typewise that has been genuinely breaking my brain over the weekend  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 18 I thought the Hyperscreen announced for Mercedes was pretty crazy, a 56" long touchscreen for their cars. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mmiller2 admin January 18 Razer's concept for a gaming chair with 60in screen was crazy! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TheSobeGuy ✭ January 18 This link is the YouTube video I made at home.  There were too many things to talk about, but my specific favorite of it all is the ASUS ROG lineup: 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook robmp11 ✭ January 19 Asus pg32uq and pg32uqx looks awesome except the price of Pg32uqx. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to manually open the ESET Banking & Payment Protection secured browser — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › How to & Technical Guides › Software How to manually open the ESET Banking & Payment Protection secured browser Ian admin April 2020 edited June 3 in Software Do you have ESET Internet Security or Smart Security Premium and wish to make sure your online shopping or banking is protected? You can easily open up the secured Banking & Payment protection browser, a feature of ESET that will help keep you safe online for these websites. Banking & Payment protection is an additional layer of protection designed to protect your financial data during online transactions. 1. To begin, open the ESET Security software found on your PC. To do this there are two easy ways to get the program open on your PC:  Method 1: Click the Start icon, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, and look for ESET from the list of applications and select it. Then select ESET Security.  Method 2: Go to the hidden icons menu typically found on the lower right hand corner of the Windows taskbar and click on the ESET icon. 2. From the ESET main program window that opens on your PC, click Tools from the menu on the left. 3.   Click on Banking & Payment protection from the Tools screen.   4.   A new window will appear. The ESET Banking & Payment protection secured browser will open with a green border surrounding it.   5.   Enter in a website URL of a bank or financial website and the green border will remain indicating it is still within the secured browser. Related Articles: How to Clear the Update Cache in ESET How to add a website to ESET Banking & Payment Protection How to set up and use ESET Anti-Theft 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to write a review for a product — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy How to write a review for a product BlazerBuddy ✭ October 2020 edited October 2020 in Store Information and Policy For the Microcenter  sweepstakes event this month, it says you have to write a review for a product and you will be entered, does that mean if your write multiple reviews you would have more chances?? Also, how do you write review?? I went to a Microcenter item I bought on the website, and I can’t seem to find the “write a review button”. Only read other people’s reviews, I am signed in. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin October 2020 On the review section on the product page there should be a little green button that says "Review this product." I don't believe more reviews means more chances, as that could potentially lead to people abusing the system a bit and we typically only do one-entry-per-person for these contests. I'll tag @LandShark for clarification just to be safe though.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BlazerBuddy ✭ October 2020 TSTonyV said: On the review section on the product page there should be a little green button that says "Review this product." I don't believe more reviews means more chances, as that could potentially lead to people abusing the system a bit and we typically only do one-entry-per-person for these contests. I'll tag @LandShark for clarification just to be safe though.  Okay, Thank You. I was reading the rules and may have glimpsed over something that said more reviews more chances. Let me check. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to view Files while using the Inland Dual Bay Docking Station - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to view Files while using the Inland Dual Bay Docking Station - Micro Center This article will show how to view files with the Inland Dual Bay Docking Station via a USB connection to your computer. The use of this feature for this device is very similar to an external enclosure minus the hassle of installing it. 1. Plug the docking station into the wall and turn the power on using the switch on the back. A green light will appear on the front indicating that the station is on and ready to go. 2. Install the hard drive in the first bay closest to the front of the device. 3. Plug one end of the USB cable into the computer and the end into the Dock. 4. The dock will now emit a blue light and the computer will detect the drive that is plugged in. Note: if the dock doesn’t light up blue immediately, turn the dock off and back on, and the blue light should come on. 5. Open the File Explorer icon at the bottom of the screen. 6. Open the hard drive icon that is installed in the docking station. 7. The drive's files will now be viewable to delete, save or alter files. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts — 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 Need Help Choosing Parts Alwaysryu ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=ae1328a5-c7c4-48f7-a042-99612c02c75c Looking to build a streaming and gaming build. Streaming will involve the following type of streams -Ps4 with face cam and overlay -An overhead and a face cam for tabletop gaming and overlay -PC gaming with face cam and overlay Would this build be up for the task? Should I put anything else in to it?  Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 Hello @Alwaysryu! Welcome to the Community.  This build is definitely up to the task, the only thing I might change would be recommending the Ryzen 7 3700X or Intel i5-10600k and going with a 2080 Super for the video card. Both of those CPUs are more than capable of live-streaming and gaming at the same time if you're using software encoding, and you could get an in-game performance uplift from the 2080 Super vs the 2070 Super which is always nice to have.  The other thing to consider is that the RTX video cards include the NVENC encoder which is quite good for live streaming and unless you're constantly maxing out your GPU usage, you can pretty much just slap on NVENC and have no problems streaming while completely freeing up your CPU for any other resources on your system, and in that case the 3900X is probably overkill and you could just save some money on a less expensive CPU. This is going to depend on the games you play as well as your target settings for your live stream but it's definitely something to consider. I have a system with a Ryzen 7 3700X and a 2080 Super and I've done a lot of testing on live streams and I've found that with the games I play, software encoding has worked best for me, but many people use only NVENC and never have any issues.  If you're interested, I actually wrote a live-streaming guide that goes over a lot of those concepts in a little more detail.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 815 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to set up a Tenda N301 Wireless Router - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to set up a Tenda N301 Wireless Router - Micro Center This article will show how to complete the basic setup of a Tenda N301 wireless router, including the physical connection and basic wireless setup. Here is how to set the Tenda router up: 1. There are 3 cables that will need to be connected to the router: Connect the power cable to the wall outlet and to the PWR port on the router (shown in green). The router will automatically power on. Connect an Ethernet cable from your computer to any one of the LAN ports on the router, labeled 1, 2, and 3 (shown in blue). Connect an Ethernet cable from your cable/DSL modem to the WAN port on your Tenda router (shown in red). 2. Open any web browser on your computer, such as Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome, and enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar and then press Enter on your keyboard. 3. A login screen will appear. In the password box, type admin and then click OK. 4. Select the connection type used for your internet connection. In most cases, select DHCP. 5. Enter the desired security key for the wireless connection in the Security Key box, and then click OK. This is the key that will be required to enter for every new wireless device connecting to the router. 6. A confirmation window will open, confirming the wireless security key. Click OK to confirm the security key. The basic setup of the Tenda router has been completed! © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Need Help with ASUS Prime Pro (RGB, Fans, & Strimer Plus) — 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 Need Help with ASUS Prime Pro (RGB, Fans, & Strimer Plus) SWSturm ✭ June 19 in CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards So I'm going to be building in a Lian Li 011 Dynamic Mini Snow Edition and looking to hook up a total of 9 Lian Li Uni fans (120mm). 3 on top (daisy chained), 3 on bottom (daisy chained), 2 on AIO (daisy chained), and 1 on rear. I'd also like to use Lian Li strimer plus 24 and 8 pin, if possible. Everything else I seem to have a handle on when it comes to putting together this PC except for hooking these up correctly. Any help from someone with experience with using the ASUS X570 Prime Pro would be greatly appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin June 19 Hello @SWSturm Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! So your Lian Li Strimer comes with a controller that you can plug your 24 Pin to and connect your Daisy Chained Lian Li Fans to 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SWSturm ✭ June 19 Thanks for replying. Okay, just to clarify, so you're saying I can connect the three sets of daisy chained fans (3-3-2) plus the 9th fan AND the 24 pin and 8 pin strimer plus to the one ARGB header via the controller? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 20 @SWSturm Just chiming in. Yes that is correct? Here's a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj6ZfXUfoAU 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SWSturm ✭ June 20 So it should work like this: 3 splitters into the hub. 1 splitter = 3 bottom and 2 AIO fans, 1 splitter = 3 top and 1 side fan, and 1 splitter = both 24 and 8 pin Strimer plus. Am I correct in my thinking? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 20 @SWSturm Yes that concept should work. You should only have 1 AIO cooler. What 2 AIO cooler Fans are you describing? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SWSturm ✭ June 20 I'm replacing the 2 fans on the Lian Li 240 Galahad AIO with 2 SL 120 Uni fans. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin June 20 @SWSturm oh okay, their just chainable case fans. Okay gotchu. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 815 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article (Closed) NVIDIA GeForce PC Build Showcase Contest Top 5 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Contests › Past Contests (Closed) NVIDIA GeForce PC Build Showcase Contest Top 5 mmiller2 admin November 2020 edited December 2020 in Past Contests Thank you for all the great submissions to our NVIDIA GeForce PC Build Showcase Contest! Our staff has selected the top five based on the following criteria:  Photo quality Quality of description of the post Quality of cable management Uniqueness of build or theme How the PC fits into the full setup In no particular order, here are our top 5! Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) Upendo - 15 years in the making Silver Glacies Ryan's Green PC The Monstrosity   Check out their full posts by clicking the links above and then vote for your favorite! Voting will close on 11/9 at 9am EST. (Closed) NVIDIA GeForce PC Build Showcase Contest Top 5 Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) Upendo - 15 years in the making Silver Glacies Ryan's Green PC The Monstrosity Sign in to vote! This is a public poll: others will see what you voted for. (Closed) NVIDIA GeForce PC Build Showcase Contest Top 5 92 votes Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) 40% 37 votes Upendo - 15 years in the making 3% 3 votes Silver Glacies 7% 7 votes Ryan's Green PC 1% 1 vote The Monstrosity 47% 44 votes Hide Results 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Socialbutterfly18 ✭ November 2020 The Monstrosity I’m feeling the colors -1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bankst20_ ✭ November 2020 The Monstrosity The Monstrosity rocks! -1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Christian_Agama ✭ November 2020 Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) im not trying to sound rude and salty but this was basicly payed to win all but 1 does not have a custom water loop and i dont see the point of giving someone who already has a over kill pc more money when someone with a decent budget could deserver it. 5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BlazerBuddy ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) Christian_Agama said: im not trying to sound rude and salty but this was basicly payed to win all but 1 does not have a custom water loop and i dont see the point of giving someone who already has a over kill pc more money when someone with a decent budget could deserver it. Agreed. Giving someone a $500 Microcenter gift-card for a lower budget Pc would be nice to see in the upcoming challenges. (Just a suggestion). 3 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ausboss ✭ November 2020 Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) Agreed.  "Uniqueness of build" is a criteria and they are water loops filled with LEDs and fans.  The all look clean at least save the monstrosity. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook S_Park ✭ November 2020 Silver Glacies Also agreed. What happened to that one sff build? https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/4004/sirius-loops-box Is this not unique? Are these not good pictures? 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Griffin ✭ November 2020 The Monstrosity I like the tubing on the monstrosity. It looks super wild which I think matches the name and the case very well.  I did not realize about this contest before it was too late to submit but here is a link to my build. It may inspire someone at some point so here it is.    https://www.microcenter.com/buildpost/4482/desk-pc-v1 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MrCoup13 ✭ November 2020 Silver Glacies I agree with what Christian_Agama said: im not trying to sound rude and salty but this was basicly payed to win all but 1 does not have a custom water loop and i dont see the point of giving someone who already has a over kill pc more money when someone with a decent budget could deserver it. This is kind of sad seeing only high end builds on this list. 3 of the builds feature a 2080 variant and 1 is a Titan. I voted for Silver Glacies simply because they could actually use the $500 to upgrade their system.  2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook pecosROB ✭ November 2020 Upendo - 15 years in the making Tbh soft tubing makes me soft, and seeing a cpu liquid cooled but an air cooled gpu hurts my eyes. Disappointed at the use of soft and hard tubing or just soft tubing in a build. PCs look clean though, I just personally wouldn't do a custom loop for only a cpu or with visible soft tubing lol. Good luck to everyone! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook OrignalGreywolf Wylie ✭ November 2020 Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) I like the cleanness of the Silver Glacies however the entry dates were October 1-31not November 2 so that is why it did not get my vote and I went with the Demon Slayer. I almost went with the Monstrosity as I am wanting to get my build over to an open air case and run dual colors but my OCD did not like the bends as they looked like they were off, or at least in the pictures they looked off. Congrats to whomever wins and some pretty nice builds out there. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BiggMike614 ✭ November 2020 Water Hashira (Demon Slayer) Loving the detail of water hashira and for this to be his 1st build very impressed  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Thesilentgen9 ✭ November 2020 The Monstrosity Great job to all, but the monstrosity is stunning!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Robby202 ✭ November 2020 The Monstrosity I can't believe I learned about this contest so late! Awesome job, TOP 5!  -1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mmiller2 admin November 2020 Thanks everyone for voting! Congratulations to @EdN for The Monstrosity Build! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook This discussion has been closed. Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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. 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If you are experiencing issues with documents not printing in Windows and you have already verified that you are using the correct printer, it may be because there are documents pending or running into an error. This can be easily solved by clearing the print queue.  Here is how to clear the print queue in Windows 10: 1.  The print queue can be found in the Devices and Printers menu. To open Devices and Printers, press the Windows key on your keyboard and the letter R at the same time to open a Run window. Type “control printers” into the Run window and then click on OK. 2. This will open a new window for you. The Devices and Printers window will show a list of all the printers installed on the computer. There may be a green check mark on one of the devices indicating it is the default printer. 3.  Select the printer that needs its queue cleared by right-clicking it and choosing See what’s printing from the list that appears. This will show you any documents in the printer's queue. 4. A properties window will now open for the printer. Select the Printer menu from the top and then click on Cancel All Documents. Any queued documents should be cleared and the next document sent to the printer will be the first in the queue. Once completed, the print queue should be completely cleared out! © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Micro Center's Guide for Live Streaming Equipment - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Micro Center's Guide for Live Streaming Equipment - Micro Center Written by PhillipT  Hello! This is a breakdown of streaming setups at three different tiers: Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro. It can be very confusing trying to keep track of all the different kinds of equipment used for streaming and what pieces are even necessary. I will go into detail for things that I would consider required, and things that I would consider an accessory and may not be needed at all.   I highly advise that if you are just starting off streaming to look within the Beginner and Intermediate setups and getting comfortable with the equipment there. Streaming is a big commitment and starting off with Pro equipment at the beginning can be a waste of money if you don't stream frequently. When you begin livestreaming and have a solid grasp at it (and hopefully some regular viewers), I would then consider upgrading the equipment you have. When upgrading your setup, you do not need to do it all at once. It's absolutely okay to upgrade your equipment one piece at a time. Upgrading equipment can even be great content for a stream title. “New Webcam Stream!” or “New Stream Setup” usually draws wandering eyes.  This guide will not go into detail on what internal hardware your computer needs to stream. This guide will focus on peripherals and streaming equipment. Different games will require different recommended hardware to stream and it’s possible that you may not even be streaming games. This guide is aimed for those who already have a computer that can play and stream their desired game(s) without any performance issues. If you are looking to stream podcasts, interviews or content creation, the computer doesn’t need to be very powerful. Keep in mind, a big part of streaming is having a good UPLOAD speed from your internet service provider.  This guide will assume every stream setup will use at least a webcam/camera and a microphone. You can obviously stream without either of these, but many streams use both.  REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AT ALL PRICE POINTS Broadcasting Software is required to stream at all price points. Without a program to broadcast with, you have no way of sending your video feed to your livestreaming platform. A popular program for this is OBS Studio. It is a free program that streamers use to stream to websites like Twitch and YouTube. Another popular pick is Streamlabs OBS, which combines Streamlabs with OBS Studio. Streamlabs is a tool for streamers to manage notifications and chat tools as well as providing other useful features for streamers. We have a setup guide for Streamlabs OBS at: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7211/how-to-use-streamlabs-obs-slobs MICRO CENTER'S STREAMING STUDIO BUILDER Similar to PCPartPicker, we have a system on our website called Streaming Studio where you can pick parts out for your streaming setup. The system uses the stock in your local store, and once complete, you can place it as a big pickup order! It will break down equipment and accessories for streaming into sections where you pick the item that you want. We also have preset setups for the Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro categories so you have a starting point to work off of, and of course you can edit the presets and change them to fit your preferences/budget. Lastly, you can select Wide Open and start with a blank slate and fill in the parts that you want!   BEGINNER STREAMING SETUP So you're looking to start a stream up for the first time? There are definitely a few options for budget streaming. Some people may not even need to buy additional equipment! Beginning with this sort of hardware may help you decide whether or not you'll want to stream long term or broadcast every once in a while. To jump start your audience, telling your friends or family would be a good first step! The equipment here is generally acceptable quality, completing the job of letting viewers see you and hear you.  Laptops: Most laptops have a built-in webcam and an integrated microphone! Assuming your laptop can handle streaming and playing games, you don’t really need to get any additional equipment if you are looking to stream for a budget.  Webcams: There are a lot of options for budget webcams, just note that they aren’t usually going to be high definition and they usually have low frame rates. They still will get the job done and your viewers will be able to see you. Segue USB 1080p High Definition Web Camera Manhattan 1080p USB Webcam j5create USB HD WebCam Microphone: What is nice here is that webcams usually have a built-in microphone! Although not the greatest quality, they again still perform for what you need them to. If you have a pair of headphones that have a microphone built in, those should work as well. For the beginning tier, I'd recommend getting a gaming headset. These generally have a quality microphone built-in. If you notice the microphone start to distort or hear background noise, adjusting the noise gate in your broadcasting software should usually remedy this. Logitech H111 Stereo Headset HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Corsair HS60 Pro Surround Gaming Headset INTERMEDIATE STREAMING SETUP Maybe you started streaming with a budget setup and think it's time to upgrade. You could also be someone who has decided to start with some nicer equipment to give your viewers a better experience. The equipment here will give new viewers and strangers a better perception of the stream and I recommend getting equipment here if you want to try getting return viewers that are strangers. Friends are more forgiving and generally watch streams even with issues, whereas strangers may not be so kind.   Webcams: We are now looking for higher quality webcams. Ones that have a higher resolution, ideally 1080p or higher. Webcams here also have a nicer frame rate and you won’t look like a blur when moving.  Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam Logitech StreamCam Plus Logitech Brio 4K Ultra USB Microphone: Have you been to those streams or have those friends whose microphone just pick up everything in a distorted way? People talking in the background, loud clinks and clangs, and even the breathing of the person? We are starting to use external microphones here! These are all standalone USB Microphones with higher audio quality than integrated microphones you'll find in headphones, headsets and webcams. You can consider using Wind Screens/Pop Filters if you find your audio having loud hisses or pops. Boom Arms are also recommended to pair with your microphones, or even required if your microphone does not come with a stand. If you are using a USB microphone, you may want to consider switching to actual headphones rather than a headset since headphones usually have better audio quality. Not so much a streaming improvement but a quality of life improvement.   Blue Microphones Snowball USB Condenser Microphone Blue Microphones Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone w/ Mount PRO STREAMING SETUP Now we're getting into the heavy duty setups, and I only recommend these types of setups if you are going to be very serious about streaming. This equipment is really for those that already have a captive audience where a streaming career is a possibility or is already happening. While the equipment here is very high quality, it requires multiple parts and is not a simple plug-and play setup. DSLR Cameras: Let’s face it, even the best webcam is just too small to facilitate the quality a DSLR Camera can have. Whether it be a better field of vision, better focusing, better lighting controls, DSLR Cameras will almost always be superior. Keep in mind, DSLR Cameras were not designed for streaming and the camera you pick will need to be able to stay powered without the use of a battery, as well as provide a clean HDMI output (no icons, no framing, no words). You will also need a capture card to receive the HDMI output from the camera into your PC. Lastly, you will also need a mount for these cameras. The DSLR Cameras listed below will work, but you will need to get the power supply/dummy battery elsewhere as Micro Center does not supply these. You can also find a list of DSLR Cameras that work for streaming here. Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Requires dummy battery Canon EOS M200 Content Creator Kit See details below Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Requires dummy battery Note: Canon EOS M200 is powered by a DC Power Adapter. Requires Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC-E12 DC Coupler for Constant Power XLR Microphones: Even higher quality than USB microphones, XLR microphones capture a larger range of sounds. Most USB Microphones start distorting when players yell into the microphone, or have a hard time differentiating peaks when speaking softly. I highly recommend thoroughly researching XLR Microphones if you are planning to get one. Some microphones are better at picking up high pitched voices, some perform better with singing or yelling. Research goes a long way here, finding the perfect microphone for your voice can make your stream’s audio feel super natural and crisp. Keep in mind, you are going to need a boom arm for XLR microphones, and most either come with a wind/screen or pop filter.   Blue Microphones Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone Audio-Technica AT4040 XLR Condenser Microphone Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone Micro Center fun fact: This mic was used to record Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Audio Interface: XLR Microphones do lack a USB connection, so you will need to use an audio interface to turn the analog signal from the microphone to a digital one. These are commonly called a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). XLR microphones also have a low and quiet audio output, so you will usually need a PreAmplifier (Pre-Amp). This is where the Audio Interface comes in, with a DAC and Pre-Amp built together, they let you connect your XLR microphone to your computer. Keep in mind, some microphones may need their own Pre-Amp like the Shure SM7B, which is commonly paired with the Cloudlifter PreAmp. Audio interfaces also include a bunch of adjustment options for your XLR microphone so you can fine-tune the way you sound. You may also want to consider using high-end headphones here as well, as they work extremely well with Audio Mixers.   Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface Doesn’t have a Pre-Amp Shure MVI Digital Audio Interface Behringer XENYX Q1202USB 12 Input Mixer USB/Audio Interface Zoom LiveTrak L-8  STREAMING ACCESSORIES There are a lot of accessories that can be extremely useful for your stream. Some are optional, some may be required depending on your overall setup.  Capture Cards: This may be required depending on what content you are streaming. If you plan on streaming a game console, or using a DSLR Camera to stream, you'll need one. If you are planning to stream content directly from your computer screen, you will not need a capture card.  Elgato Cam Link 4K USB Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro Audio Extractor:  These devices take an incoming HDMI signal and split it into separate HDMI and Audio signals. Some capture cards may require you to split the audio from your HDMI input to get audio. You can also use this to feed your games audio into an audio mixer for adjustments on the game audio or putting the game audio on a different feed for your computer.  Sescom - SES-AE1001 HDMI Audio Extractor Boom Arm:  If you plan on using a USB or XLR Microphone, you should look towards using a boom arm to mount your microphone. Some microphones do not come with stands, so it will be required to mount your microphone. This helps with field of view, as some stands have an issue with blocking the screen. It is also great to move your microphone as you change your posture throughout the stream. Neewer Microphone Boom Scissor Arm Stand Samson Technologies Microphone Boom Arm  Stream Deck: An efficiency accessory for streamers. It’s a pad with buttons that lets you program macros to each button. Streamers use this for playing certain songs when something happens, transitions to different scenes/layouts, or opening programs. There is a lot that can be done that can make your stream more entertaining, although this is definitely a quality-of-life upgrade and not required.  Elgato Stream Deck Green Screen: Another accessory that is not required for streaming, but it can lead to fun and entertaining content for your viewers. This also allows more options for setting up your layout for your stream because you are not as restricted with a background on your webcam. Keep in mind, you will need to use a broadcast software that can work with green screens like OBS Studio.  Savage Chroma Green Travel Backdrop Kit Elgato Green Screen w/ Collapsible Stand Lighting Stands: Definitely not required, but it’s a very good way of increasing the quality of a webcam. Good lighting coming from the direction of your webcam can dramatically change the way your webcam captures you and it will almost always look nicer.  Savage Edge Lit LED Light Mini Savage Luminous Pro LED Video Light Elgato Key Light After going through everything, please stop by our Streamer Studio Builder to pick out the parts that you would like to add to your streaming setup!   © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Audio/Microphone Issues — 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 Audio/Microphone Issues Kristyn ✭ April 2020 in General Discussion I have an 8th generation HP Pavillion laptop that is having trouble with the microphone. I discovered this when video chatting because, no matter the platform, I can hear the other person, but they cannot hear me. I have tried recording myself with the computers camera to test the microphone and it just will not work. I ran a diagnostic through HP and nothing was detected. I tried all of the tech support options HP's help center offered, but nothing has worked. When testing the audio my computer shows that it can hear my voice, and all of my microphone settings appear to be turned on. What am I doing wrong? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSKyleH admin April 2020 Hello Kristyn, one thing I can suggest is checking the sound control panel in Windows 10. This can be accessed by right clicking the speaker icon and choosing Sound Settings, then looking for Sound Control Panel as a blue link. When the window opens, click recording devices. When talking into microphone, green bars will go up and down to the left of it. If the microphone that has these green bars doesn't have a green check mark, then it may need to be made your default device and you may try clicking that microphone and choosing Set as Default. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 TSKyleH  Thank you for your advice. I Followed your instructions and found that the computer microphone is in fact my default device. So, unfortunately I am still without audio. If you have any other ideas for me to try I would love to hear them. Thanks again! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Could you tell us the model of your laptop? Also, please try the voice recorder app on your system and see if you can record and playback a message. Are you using the built in microphone or an external one? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 My laptop is an HP Pavilion. It was purchased around Black Friday 2019, so it is a new device.  I have tried tried the voice recorder and it will not record my voice. I am using the built in microphone.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 We'd like to reset your audio controller first. Hold the "Windows" key and press "R". In the "Run" box type: appwiz.cpl We'll need to find your audio software to uninstall and reinstall from here. I couldn't say exactly without a model number but either IDT, or Realtek High Definition Audio. Double click on it, uninstall and reboot. The system will install an audio driver on reboot automatically. Try the voice recorder app again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 Thank you for your help. I held down the "windows: key, pressed "R", and entered appwiz,cpl, but IDT and Realtek were not among the options listed. I found the model number for my laptop - 15-cs106cl.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Thank you. We're going to follow Kyle's instructions to get back into the sound control panel. I'll give you a direct way. "Windows + R", at "Run" type: explorer.exe %windir%\system32\mmsys.cpl We'll go to the recording tab and double click on your microphone. Got to the "Advanced" tab and let me know what the default format is set to. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 The default setting is 24 bit, 48000 hz 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Change it to any 16 bit option and press "Ok" then try the voice recorder app again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I changed it to the 16 bit option and it still does not work... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Alright. We'll reset the driver another way. Right click on the "Start" menu, and go to "Device Manager". Expand "Sound, video and game controllers". Let me know what you have there. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I have Intel (R) Display Audio and Realtek (R) Audio 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Right click on the "Realtek (R) Audio". Choose the option to uninstall it. Click "Uninstall" and reboot.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I uninstalled Realtek. How do I reboot? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I have rebooted. Still not working 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Next step, lets go to Start > Settings Privacy. Select "Microphone" on the left and verify that apps are allowed to access it. Also check for the programs we're using in the list below this. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I checked the privacy settings and my camera and voice recorder are both allowed to access the microphone.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Good. Next we'll go back into "Device Manager". This time we're looking under "System Devices". We're looking for "High Definition Audio Controller". One will be for your Intel Display Audio and one is for your Realtek (R) Audio. It's going to be too hard to tell, as the Realtek (R) Audio is typically an Intel chip with a Realtek Codec, they'll probably both have an Intel vendor ID, and they'll both reinstall on a restart. So lets  uninstall both of these devices, and reboot. They'll reinstall automatically on a restart and we'll test again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 Is the one highlighted in blue the one I want to uninstall? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Confirmed it's an Intel  chip with a Realtek Codec. Yes, please uninstall that and reboot. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I uninstalled the Intel (R) Smart Sound Technology and it still isn't working...  I appologize for this being so difficult to fix! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I have no sound what so ever on my computer now.... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 And for some reason I no longer have the Intel (R) Display Audio on my device.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 I had sound before uninstalling Intel (R) Smart Sound Technology.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 sound is back, but still no audio 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin April 2020 Apologize for the slow response. The root audio device will have to go online and find a driver it may take a bit. As for the Intel Display Audio, it's part of your video card. Updating the video card will re-add this back in if windows update doesn't do it for you. Do you have another microphone you can test? On a headset as an example? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kristyn ✭ April 2020 No need to apologize. I tested out an external microphone...and it worked! I also tried the voice recorder app without the external microphone and it works too!!!  Thank you so much for all of your help!!!!! I'm not sure why it decided to work all of a sudden, but I am glad it did. You have been very helpful through all of this and I really appreciate all of your guidance!!! Have a wonderful day   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook spyke ✭ August 2020 lenovo g50 internal microphone does not reach zoom session.   any suggestions? i have gone into the Control Panel, but the Configure button is grayed out for this device. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin August 2020 Make sure the microphone is selected as the default input device in the Zoom app. Test the mic on the voice recorder app. Make sure it works outside of Zoom. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Specs on XPS 8930 Dell Desktop — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Specs on XPS 8930 Dell Desktop La_Red ✭ May 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion I'm looking to purchase this desktop  SKU: 969147 Mfr Part #:XPS8930-7357BLK UPC:884116317357 I'm trying to figure out whether it has an M2 slot and whether it has dual or single channel memory. I have been trying to get the store on the phone with no success, and I can't find it in the specs provided online anywhere.  Does anyone know? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers BubbleMax MN ✭ May 2020 @La_Red From what I'm going to guess this is not M.2 compatible. As these tend to have a pre like 2017 MB's that are mostly green are going to generally be one gen to old for a M.2  TLDR if you want M.2 you will need most likely a MB upgrade.  As to the Ram from what I"m seeing of YT reviews of an equivalent build. Most of the MB's in these PC's have dual channel RAM(These if they have to can also run just one stick of RAM.) The only problem is they are LIMITED however to just two Memory sticks.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In my honest opinion there are FAR better PC's that even you could PC game on for 800 dollars. And still get all the stuff you wanted as well get RGB. For what you would be spending on this pc. The PC your looking at is like scaping the bottom of the bucket.  Plus an i7-9700 is feels awkwardly thrown into this build to just inflate the price. Not to mention any effort to upgrade that build your suggesting would be a nightmare.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/617115/powerspec-b731-desktop-computer < ~ This one is what I'd invest in as if you intend to use it for graphic design or modeling in VR. Or use it to game its Not only going to be more easy but its also the case will have MORE airflow and easier upgradeability. As there aren't giant HDD racks and etc in the way.  Also you could use that like 100$ or so to get a nice external 1TB SSD And have about almost 1.5 times the space.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BubbleMax MN ✭ May 2020 BubbleMax said: @La_Red From what I'm going to guess this is not M.2 compatible. As these tend to have a pre like 2017 MB's that are mostly green are going to generally be one gen to old for a M.2  TLDR if you want M.2 you will need most likely a MB upgrade.  As to the Ram from what I"m seeing of YT reviews of an equivalent build. Most of the MB's in these PC's have dual channel RAM(These if they have to can also run just one stick of RAM.) The only problem is they are LIMITED however to just two Memory sticks.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In my honest opinion there are FAR better PC's that even you could PC game on for 800 dollars. And still get all the stuff you wanted as well get RGB. For what you would be spending on this pc. The PC your looking at is like scaping the bottom of the bucket.  Plus an i7-9700 is feels awkwardly thrown into this build to just inflate the price. Not to mention any effort to upgrade that build your suggesting would be a nightmare.  https://www.microcenter.com/product/617115/powerspec-b731-desktop-computer < ~ This one is what I'd invest in as if you intend to use it for graphic design or modeling in VR. Or use it to game its Not only going to be more easy but its also the case will have MORE airflow and easier upgradeability. As there aren't giant HDD racks and etc in the way.  Also you could use that like 100$ or so to get a nice external 1TB SSD And have about almost 1.5 times the space.  PS: With the PC I'm suggesting it would also be easy to just swap out and in if and when you want to add more to it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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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It arrived on the 2nd of December, which is within the holiday order period for returning products until the 15th of January (I'm considering returning it at this point).]] When I received the G436, I used it fine for about 4 days, but then I installed Mirror's Edge Catalyst and played it for a bit and then it just froze and the computer crashed. Okay, so I realized that I was playing it on hyper settings, which was definitely more than the 3070 could handle, I think. I get it to work just fine at ultra settings, and I also install Tomb Raider (2013) and play for a bit. Those games held up just fine, but then on one play through instance with Mirror's edge, 3 days later, it crashes on the settings I've been playing just fine with. I can't get it to boot whatsoever past the "American Megatrends" logo and it does this weird thing with green dots and stripes all over the display (my display and hdmi cable are not the issue at all, so don't ask about it). The screen would literally just stay black after the logo and the wheel loading-thing finished its animation (you can see this in the second photo). I then spend the whole afternoon trying to get it work and I end up getting on chat with Microcenter support on the website (I think the guy's name was Tristan). Since I couldn't get back into Windows whatsoever, I just did a clean reinstall of it with Tristan's help. So I do that, and Windows works again and loads just fine, I reinstall all my software and games and drivers, and get on with my life with no problem. Two weeks later, I'm playing Tomb Raider and the computer just crashes (three days ago). I had overclocked the CPU before then to speed up some simulations I was running for a few hours. I thought this was no issue as I had just set it back to the preexisting configurations in the BIOS. But then, while playing Tomb Raider, it had crashed. It did the green dots and stripes again and you can see in the third photo below that I would be able to boot into windows by mashign F11 and selecting the Windows boot instance. But this doesn't always work. I would had to turn it off and on over and over again hoping that the screen wouldn't just hang after the "American Megatrends" logo passed. For the past 3 days I've had to uninstall and reinstall Windows about 6 times and reinstall different NVIDIA drivers (I'm working on 457.51 right now). I can't get even Minecraft to work, not Minecraft RTX, just regular minecraft with 12 chunks and max graphics and anti-aliasing. I will play Minecraft for 5 minutes to see if it will hold, and then it will just crash the whole computer. I set the power settting to different combinations as well, from optimal power, to adaptive and maximum performance. I tried different combinations, but none of them work in terms of preventing the computer from crashing playing just Minecraft. Has anyone had a similar issue? My product number is G436112050706. The computer is not broken, so yeah I can definitely return it before January 15. It just really sucks. Does anyone have any solutions before I go ahead and return the computer and maybe wait to order the G467 when it comes in stock? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 Greetings. Really with clean install/reinstalls of Windows, that's the last step of software-related troubleshooting you can really do. So there isn't much more we can suggest, you can try a clean install of your video card drivers if you would like (the 2nd post in this thread) https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2858/how-to-roll-back-or-clean-install-video-card-drivers-in-windows-10#latest However, with what you are describing it does seem it may be faulty hardware and would be best to bring in to a store location for assistance.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SimiusV New York ✭ January 10 Yeah, Video TDR failure along with that kind of artifacting definitely points to a faulty GPU. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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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These steps and screenshots can be used for most ASUS wireless routers; however, the location of physical connections may be different depending on your router’s model. The router being used in this guide is the ASUS RT-AC68U. Here is how to set up the router: 1. First, we will need to connect the necessary cables to the router to obtain your internet connection. There are 3 cables that will need to be connected: Once everything is connected, press the power button on the back of the router (shown in red). Finally, connect the power cable to the wall outlet and to the DCIN port on the router (shown in green). Connect another Ethernet cable from your computer to any one of the LAN ports on the router; labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4 (these ports are yellow). Connect an Ethernet cable from your cable/DSL modem to the WAN port on your ASUS router, labeled with a globe with a ring around it (this port is blue). 2. Once the router is powered on, open a web browser. The ASUS setup page may automatically open. If so, continue to step 4 of this guide. If not, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and then press Enter. 3. If prompted to log in to the router, enter admin as both the username and password, and then click OK. 4. The initial setup page will open; click the Go button. 5. Enter the desired username and password for the router administrator in the corresponding boxes, and then click Next. It is highly recommended to change this from the default username and password as this is the information that will be used to access the router’s administration settings. NOTE: This is not your Wi-Fi password to connect to the internet. b 6. The router will detect your internet connection. Depending on your connection type, additional details may need to be entered if required by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). In most cases, the router will detect the connection automatically and continue. 7. Enter the desired network name (SSID) and network key (password) into the corresponding boxes, and then click Apply. This will be the information used to connect to your Wi-Fi network. 8. A configuration summary will appear, showing the new settings. Click the Next button. 9. A login prompt will appear. Enter the admin credentials (username and password) that were set earlier in step 5 and click OK. 10. The settings page for the router will open. Click the Logout button at the top of the page to log out of the router’s settings. 11. Click OK on the confirmation box to log out. The setup is now complete. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article New B744 - ESETMC.exe, Rapid Store Technology — 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 B744 - ESETMC.exe, Rapid Store Technology Bjw ✭ June 2020 edited January 15 in General Discussion New PowerSpec B744 (i7-9700k) and having two issues; 1) This came with the trail version of ESET and at 1st boot I declined the install then was prompted to remove it which I said yes.  The system still has ESETMC.exe in the start-up apps and is also throwing 100's of event log errors daily. I downloaded the ESET uninstaller tool and it found nothing to uninstall.  What is the procedure for getting this removed ?? 2) Intel Rapid Store Technology seems to be taking a long time to start the service.  It appears in the task bar but well after other system icons appear, taking a full minute to appear and another 30 sec's or more for it to run (green checkmark appearing on the icon).  Prior to the green checkmark and hovering your mouse over the icon displays "Intel Rapid Store Technology is not running").  All seems fine but I have never had a PC where IRST took so long to start up. Thanks for any help, Bjw 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Bjw ✭ June 2020 PS:  Event log doesn't show any errors or warnings for IRST. Bjw 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin June 2020 edited June 2020 Hello @Bjw You may not be able to 'uninstall' as ESET is not actually installed on the PC. You can try using Revo Uninstaller. It is free and it can detect program files that Windows does not or cannot remove. You can download it from here: https://www.revouninstaller.com/ As for the issue with the Intel Rapid Storage, I recommend reinstalling the driver and checking how the properties are set. You can download the driver from here: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z390-P/HelpDesk_Download/ I am seeing that the startup type can be changed in the IRST properties. Make sure that it is set to automatic and restart the PC.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bjw ✭ June 2020 Ok so before doing the IRST reinstall I decided to check the BIOS to see if an update was available.  I hit F2 while booting to get into the bios and snap-shot the screen.  I must be stupid but how do you exit the bios ??  Trying F10 it just says you made no changes and clicking on OK to that does nothing.  what am I missing ?? Thanks, 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bjw ✭ June 2020 Never mind......this mouse is VERY touchy and after trying to click on OK it finally found the "sweet spot" on the button and closed........phew !!! When I do the IRST driver re-install are their settings I need to make note of before hand or is it pretty much a blind install.  I'll check the properties to insure automatic is set.  Also, I tried to open IRST just now but its window only pops up for a second then immediately dis-appears. Bjw 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin June 2020 Bjw said: Never mind......this mouse is VERY touchy and after trying to click on OK it finally found the "sweet spot" on the button and closed........phew !!! When I do the IRST driver re-install are their settings I need to make note of before hand or is it pretty much a blind install.  I'll check the properties to insure automatic is set.  Also, I tried to open IRST just now but its window only pops up for a second then immediately dis-appears. Bjw You do not need to take note of any of the current settings. Also, if you cannot get it to open then reinstalling is likely going to solve that issue along with it not running. Once you reinstall, you should not have to change any settings. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bjw ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 Thanks.......I downloaded and it unzipped to 2 folders, Driver and Install.  The Driver folder has multiple files and a subfolder called 64bit , it has an AsusSetup.exe which I ran.   The installer lacked any details other than it installed successfully.   Note: I didn't uninstall anything prior to doing this. It did fix the issue of the RST app not opening but did not do anything with regards to RST starting slow.  Services.msc shows its running and set as Automatic (delayed).  I have not tried changing to just Automatic as am unsure why the delay is preferred.  Also I found multiple errors in event viewer relating to IStor which after the driver re-install seems to have stopped. I did notice Intel Optane Memory Manager was set to Manual in services.msc.  In task manager its stopped.  Should this not be automatic and running ?? PS: Revouninstaller free didnt find anything..  Actually, ESETMC is a MicroCenter installed startup app.   I did find in program data under startup the shortcut to the exe.   I believe deleting that shortcut will eliminate it from appearing in startup apps.  ESET support thought it was a custom app as they have no such thing as ESETMC.   Bjw 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 816 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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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Hallohannes Germany ✭ June 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I'd like you to help me out on two ends: Some important information: My is around 600 but I'd rather go even lower and if you do tell me I get some decent performance at 500 bucks I'd do it, but I want at least a 500gb SSD. I work a lot with my pc so I dont want to choose a great graphics card but a mid CPU even though I also want a pc that is decent enough to run games like GTA V on low to mid settings. I live in Germany (if that matters), so  here is my build: Feel free to switch out EVERYTHING im not sticking to this its a concept. second, Is it worth buying used PC-Parts or should I go with only new parts (remember I rather have mid performance and save 100 thand spend 100 more for just this slight upgrade) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMichaelB admin June 2020 Welcome to the forum @Hallohannes. Your component selection looks solid, sadly there isn't too many corners we can cut to save much more, aside from maybe storage and memory capacity, starting with a 500GB SSD and 8GB of DDR4 and upgrading later on once your budget permits. As for buying used components, there is definitely a strong market for used components however there are some guidelines I'd recommend following when you buy used components. First and foremost, I strongly advise against buying used HDD's/SSD's as well as used power supplies. Storage has a very finite lifespan as mechanical drives are subject to failure over time and SSD's have a finite number of writes. Power supplies are also important as you don't want your PSU to die, and potentially have it take other components with it if its built in protections fail.  Graphics cards are pretty safe to buy as long as you use some basic tips & tricks during the purchase. Make sure when buying a graphics card that the seller has proof that it works. Request a picture of the card to make sure the condition is still good, and request a picture of the card running a task such as a video game or Furmark with the seller holding a picture of their online name and date. This will help prove that the card can still perform 3D rendering and will help ensure the seller actually has they product they are attempting to sell you. Another piece of advice is to check the second hand warranty policy for the brand you are purchasing. Manufacturers like EVGA offer second-hand warranties for products purchased from the original buyer, so you might be able to get a used 10th generation graphics card like a GTX 1060 for a solid price and still have a bit of warranty left over for the added piece of mind. With CPU's, you need to be a bit more careful. GPU overclocking is pretty harmless due to the locked voltage controls on most cards, but CPU's can have their lifespan and stability greatly impacted by overclocking. When buying used CPU's, it might be best to invest in a locked higher end processor to make sure the processor hasn't been abused with too much voltage. Also check for keywords like "delidded" for Intel CPU's. While it offers greater thermals, it can be a bit of a hassle to deal with when the IHS falls off, or if the liquid metal dries up over a longer period of time. For AMD processors, you don't have to worry too much as they don't really scale all that well with manual overclocking, so a lot of people avoid doing it entirely. You might also find some great deals on first gen Ryzen CPU's thanks to the recent 3000 series launch. They are also extremely uncommon to delid thanks to their higher quality soldered thermal interface material. Motherboards is another thing to be mindful of. If buying an Intel motherboard, request a high quality picture of the socket to make sure there are no bent pins. If it is an unlocked board, inspect the VRM power delivery components to make sure there are no burn marks or popped capacitors in view. AMD boards are likely a safer bet for the aforementioned lack of overclocking headroom, but it never hurts to thoroughly inspect the product or ask for more pictures. I wish you the best of luck with your build. If you have any further questions, let us know! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 33 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 815 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 85 Consumer Tech 26 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 79 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 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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It can be very confusing trying to keep track of all the different kinds of equipment used for streaming and what pieces are even necessary.  I will go into detail for things that I would consider required, and things that I would consider an accessory and may not be needed at all.  I highly advise that if you are just starting off streaming to look within the Beginner and Intermediate setups and getting comfortable with the equipment there.  Streaming is a big commitment and starting off with Pro equipment at the beginning can be a waste of money if you don't stream frequently.  When you begin livestreaming and have a solid grasp at it (and hopefully some regular viewers), I would then consider upgrading the equipment you have.  When upgrading your setup, you do not need to do it all at once.  It's absolutely okay to upgrade your equipment one piece at a time.  Upgrading equipment can even be great content for a stream title.  “New Webcam Stream!” or “New Stream Setup” usually draws wandering eyes.  This guide will not go into detail on what internal hardware your computer needs to stream.  This guide will focus on peripherals and streaming equipment.  Different games will require different recommended hardware to stream and it’s possible that you may not even be streaming games.  This guide is aimed for those who already have a computer that can play and stream their desired game(s) without any performance issues. If you are looking to stream podcasts, interviews or content creation, the computer doesn’t need to be very powerful.  Keep in mind, a big part of streaming is having a good UPLOAD speed from your internet service provider.  This guide will assume every stream setup will use at least a webcam/camera and a microphone.  You can obviously stream without either of these, but many streams use both.    REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AT ALL PRICE POINTS Broadcasting Software is required to stream at all price points.  Without a program to broadcast with, you have no way of sending your video feed to your livestreaming platform.  A popular program for this is OBS Studio.  It is a free program that streamers use to stream to websites like Twitch and Youtube.  Another popular pick is Streamlabs OBS, which combines Streamlabs with OBS Studio.  Streamlabs is a tool for streamers to manage notifications and chat tools as well as providing other useful features for streamers. MICRO CENTER'S STREAMING STUDIO Similar to PCPartPicker, we have a system on our website called Streaming Studio where you can pick parts out for your streaming setup.  The system uses the stock in your local store, and once complete, you can place it as a big pickup order!  It will break down equipment and accessories for streaming into sections where you pick the item that you want.  We also have preset setups for the Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro categories so you have a starting point to work off of, and of course you can edit the presets and change them to fit your preferences/budget.  Lastly, you can select Wide Open and start with a blank slate and fill in the parts that you want!   BEGINNER STREAMING SETUP So you're looking to start a stream up for the first time?  There are definitely a few options for budget streaming.  Some people may not even need to buy additional equipment!  Beginning with this sort of hardware may help you decide whether or not you'll want to stream long term or broadcast every once in a while.  To jump start your audience, telling your friends or family would be a good first step!  The equipment here is generally acceptable quality, completing the job of letting viewers see you and hear you.  Laptops: Most laptops have a built-in webcam and an integrated microphone!  Assuming your laptop can handle streaming and playing games, you don’t really need to get any additional equipment if you are looking to stream for a budget.  Webcams: There are a lot of options for budget webcams, just note that they aren’t usually going to be high definition and they usually have low frame rates.  They still will get the job done and your viewers will be able to see you. Segue USB 1080p High Definition Web Camera Manhattan 1080p USB Webcam j5create USB HD WebCam         Microphone: What is nice here is that webcams usually have a built-in microphone!  Although not the greatest quality, they again still perform for what you need them to.  If you have a pair of headphones that have a microphone built in, those should work as well.  For the beginning tier, I'd recommend getting a gaming headset.  These generally have a quality microphone built-in.  If you notice the microphone start to distort or hear background noise, adjusting the noise gate in your broadcasting software should usually remedy this. Logitech H111 Stereo Headset HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Corsair HS60 Pro Surround Gaming Headset   INTERMEDIATE STREAMING SETUP Maybe you started streaming with a budget setup and think it's time to upgrade.  You could also be someone who has decided to start with some nicer equipment to give your viewers a better experience.  The equipment here will give new viewers and strangers a better perception of the stream and I recommend getting equipment here if you want to try getting return viewers that are strangers.  Friends are more forgiving and generally watch streams even with issues, whereas strangers may not be so kind.   Webcams: We are now looking for higher quality webcams.  Ones that have a higher resolution, ideally 1080p or higher. Webcams here also have a nicer frame rate and you won’t look like a blur when moving.  Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam Logitech StreamCam Plus Logitech Brio 4K Ultra     USB Microphone:  Have you been to those streams or have those friends whose microphone just pick up everything in a distorted way?  People talking in the background, loud clinks and clangs, and even the breathing of the person?  We are starting to use external microphones here!  These are all standalone USB Microphones with higher audio quality than integrated microphones you'll find in headphones, headsets and webcams.  You can consider using Wind Screens/Pop Filters if you find your audio having loud hisses or pops.  Boom Arms are also recommended to pair with your microphones, or even required if your microphone does not come with a stand.  If you are using a USB microphone, you may want to consider switching to actual headphones rather than a headset since headphones usually have better audio quality.  Not so much a streaming improvement but a quality of life improvement.   Blue Microphones Snowball USB Condenser Microphone Blue Microphones Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone w/ Mount PRO STREAMING SETUP Now we're getting into the heavy duty setups, and I only recommend these types of setups if you are going to be very serious about streaming.  This equipment is really for those that already have a captive audience where a streaming career is a possibility or is already happening. While the equipment here is very high quality, it requires multiple parts and is not a simple plug-and play setup. DSLR Cameras:  Let’s face it, even the best webcam is just too small to facilitate the quality a DSLR Camera can have.  Whether it be a better field of vision, better focusing, better lighting controls, DSLR Cameras will almost always be superior.  Keep in mind, DSLR Cameras were not designed for streaming and the camera you pick will need to be able to stay powered without the use of a battery, as well as provide a clean HDMI output (no icons, no framing, no words).  You will also need a capture card to receive the HDMI output from the camera into your PC.  Lastly, you will also need a mount for these cameras.  The DSLR Cameras listed below will work, but you will need to get the power supply/dummy battery elsewhere as Micro Center does not supply these.  You can also find a list of DSLR Cameras that work for streaming here. Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Canon EOS M200 Content Creator Kit Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Requires dummy battery See details below Requires dummy battery Note: Canon EOS M200 is powered by a DC Power Adapter.  Requires Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC-E12 DC Coupler for Constant Power XLR Microphones:  Even higher quality than USB microphones, XLR microphones capture a larger range of sounds.  Most USB Microphones start distorting when players yell into the microphone, or have a hard time differentiating peaks when speaking softly.  I highly recommend thoroughly researching XLR Microphones if you are planning to get one.  Some microphones are better at picking up high pitched voices, some perform better with singing or yelling.  Research goes a long way here, finding the perfect microphone for your voice can make your stream’s audio feel super natural and crisp.  Keep in mind, you are going to need a boom arm for XLR microphones, and most either come with a wind/screen or pop filter.   Blue Microphones Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone Audio-Technica AT4040 XLR Condenser Microphone Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone Fun fact: This mic was used to record Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Audio Interface: XLR Microphones do lack a USB connection, so you will need to use an audio interface to turn the analog signal from the microphone to a digital one.  These are commonly called a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter).  Some XLR microphones may have a low and quiet audio output, so you will usually need a PreAmplifier (Pre-Amp).  This is where the Audio Interface comes in, with a DAC and Pre-Amp built together, they let you connect your XLR microphone to your computer.  Keep in mind, some microphones may need their own Pre-Amp like the Shure SM7B, which is commonly paired with the Cloudlifter PreAmp.  Audio interfaces also include a bunch of adjustment options for your XLR microphone so you can fine-tune the way you sound.  You may also want to consider using high-end headphones here as well, as they work extremely well with Audio Mixers.   Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface Shure MVI Digital Audio Interface Behringer XENYX Q1202USB 12 Input Mixer Doesn’t have a Pre-Amp USB/Audio Interface Zoom LiveTrak L-8  STREAMING ACCESSORIES There are a lot of accessories that can be extremely useful for your stream.  Some are optional, some may be required depending on your overall setup.    Capture Cards: This may be required depending on what content you are streaming.  If you plan on streaming a game console, or using a DSLR Camera to stream, you'll need one.  If you are planning to stream content directly from your computer screen, you will not need a capture card.  Elgato Cam Link 4K USB Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro Audio Extractor:  These devices take an incoming HDMI signal and split it into separate HDMI and Audio signals.  Some capture cards may require you to split the audio from your HDMI input to get audio.  You can also use this to feed your games audio into an audio mixer for adjustments on the game audio or putting the game audio on a different feed for your computer.  Sescom - SES-AE1001 HDMI Audio Extractor Boom Arm:  If you plan on using a USB or XLR Microphone, you should look towards using a boom arm to mount your microphone.  Some microphones do not come with stands, so it will be required to mount your microphone.  This helps with field of view, as some stands have an issue with blocking the screen.  It is also great to move your microphone as you change your posture throughout the stream. Neewer Microphone Boom  Scissor Arm Stand Samson Technologies  Microphone Boom Arm  Stream Deck: An efficiency accessory for streamers.  It’s a pad with buttons that lets you program macros to each button.  Streamers use this for playing certain songs when something happens, transitions to different scenes/layouts, or opening programs.  There is a lot that can be done that can make your stream more entertaining, although this is definitely a quality-of-life upgrade and not required.  Elgato Stream Deck Green Screen: Another accessory that is not required for streaming, but it can lead to fun and entertaining content for your viewers.  This also allows more options for setting up your layout for your stream because you are not as restricted with a background on your webcam.  Keep in mind, you will need to use a broadcast software that can work with green screens like OBS Studio.  Savage Chroma Green Travel Backdrop Kit Elgato Green Screen w/ Collapsible Stand Lighting Stands: Definitely not required, but it’s a very good way of increasing the quality of a webcam.  Good lighting coming from the direction of your webcam can dramatically change the way your webcam captures you and it will almost always look nicer.  Savage Edge Lit LED Light Mini Savage Luminous Pro LED Video Light Elgato Key Light If you have any questions or inquiries about anything in this article or if you'd like to share your current stream setup and wish list, please post them below!  I will try to answer them as soon as I am able to.  I will also be trying to keep this article up to date, especially when new things for streaming come out.  After going through everything, please stop by our Streamer Studio Builder to pick out the parts that you would like to add to your streaming setup!   Change Log: 7/28/20: Updated recommendations 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. 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