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Community Article Corsair Cooler RGB Blinks — 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 Corsair Cooler RGB Blinks Chas ✭ April 14 edited April 14 in General Discussion Tech Support My custom build from Mayfield store is several months old. Lately I noticed the RGB on the iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler goes out sometimes for a couple seconds,. The problem is intermittent and haven't noticed it in gaming, When I reboot it works ok for some time then will act up. I think it is just the RBG and not the pump and fans but I'm not sure. Firmware is up to date and latest ICUE software. What might the problem be. Thank you Charles Anthony 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTDavey admin April 14 Hello @Chas and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. Have you uninstalled the ICUE software and reinstalled it? If not try that as a troubleshooting step. What motherboard do you have as well? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 15 edited April 15 I did a reinstall awhile back, not since problem though. I could try doing that, it is all updated though, software and frimware. Motherboard is MSI Z490 I noticed an windows Intel update recently. I hope the pump isn't stopping too. ugh 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @Chas Okay try the uninstall and reinstall. Which MSI z490 is it, Z490 A pro, Plus, etc.? Is this a custom build or a Powerspec? If its a Powerspec, which model (ex., B250, G480, etc.)? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 15 edited April 15 Custom MPG Z490 Gaming Plus 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @Chas just curious, have you updated your z490 chipset drivers or Bios since you purchased the board? When did you purchase the board? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @Chas Just curious on your motherboard as to why I asked about the Chipset. Let us know what happens with the software reinstall. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 15 Thats what I said above. Chipset is updated, once by me and most recently by Windows (INTEL - System - 10.1.31.2). I dont mess with BIOS. Purch. date 06-22-20 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @Chas Okay. Finish the uninstall and reinstall of the software and do a ICUE update after it reinstalls. Then shut down computer and unplug the USB connection for the cooler, leave unplugged for 20 seconds, then reconnect. Reboot system and monitor your system to see if the random intermittently RGB Light issue continues. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 15 That's easy enough to try. I'm afraid to mess with BIOS. I do see there is an update 7C75 A6 Hope I don't need to mess with it. I can do it through Dragon Center or site but rather not. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @Chas yeah no need to mess with the Bios at this point. It seems to be more of an issue with the ICUE software. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 15 Ok thanks I'll do reinstall and unplug usb like you said and give it a day or so, worth a shot. I do have a warranty but trying to do it the easy way. Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 edited April 15 @Chas no problem. Let us know what happens. It may be me or another MC forum Admin that replies. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 15 ICUE has a new program that just came out. 4.9.350 older version was v3.38.61 I guess I'll try the new and improved 4.9. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Chas ✭ April 17 So far updated to ICUE4 and reset usb to pump has it running good. I also updated BIOS today, which worked out ok. whew 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Corsair Lighting System Query — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Cases and Power Supplies Corsair Lighting System Query Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 in Cases and Power Supplies I'm planning to get a Corsair H100i Platinum CPU Cooler ( 240mm rad, 2 fans ) But, i have some questions about Corsair's lighting system, specifically; Would i be able to hook every RGB cable into a Corsair RGB LED Fan Hub and just have it work? or do i need something else? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin September 2020 Greetings @Ionmaster987 Specifically on the H100i Platinum RGB it just connects to your board via a USB 2.0 header and you run this via the iCUE software. If you have a lot of Corsair RGB devices they do sell the Corsair Command Pro to manage everything, with the Corsair Node's as expansion options for multiple devices.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 TSMikeW said: Greetings @Ionmaster987 Specifically on the H100i Platinum RGB it just connects to your board via a USB 2.0 header and you run this via the iCUE software. If you have a lot of Corsair RGB devices they do sell the Corsair Command Pro to manage everything, with the Corsair Node's as expansion options for multiple devices.  So, i couldn't just.. connect the fans the H100i Platinum comes with to this thing and have it work and be controllable via iCUE? Because, i don't have any corsair devices, my case might be corsair but it's so old it doesn't have any controller or anything, so, do i **need** the Commander Pro to be able to have the fans light up? or, will they light up, but not be controllable lighting-wise? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Enamelized Va ✭ September 2020 @Ionmaster987 with the Corsair H100i coming with that controller you plug it into a Sata connection and then there's a 3 pin you connect to the motherboard and then to that controller. From there your fans plug into the controller and once you boot into windows download the Corsair iCue to then control the RGB colors desired. I'll have to see if I might be able to take some pics of mine that I installed on my other system 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 @Enamelized My friend, you're slightly misundestanding. the fans it comes with, i don't have the capability of hooking the RGB wires into anything, i was asking: do i need something fancier, or can i just get this basic controller, hook the fans into it, and they'll work just fine, be configurable and stuff? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Enamelized Va ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 Not misunderstanding at all, as mentioned that controllers used to plug your fans into and through the Corsair iCue software you can in turn control the RGB of said fans 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 So, i don't need a commander pro at all? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin September 2020 Hello @Ionmaster987 I am the biggest Corsair fan here at Micro Center haha.  Let me see if I can assist you with this! The Corsair RGB Fan Hub (the one pictured) will power the RGB For your Corsair RGB Fans.  It will not allow you to control the RGB however, it just defaults them to the default RGB setting on the Fan (Rainbow Cycle usually).  You can however, connect the RGB Fan Hub to either the Lightning Node PRO or the Commander PRO.  These will connect to the RGB Fan HUB and then connect to a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard.   In short, to make it controllable, you WILL need to connect it to the Lightning Node PRO or Commander PRO.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 Darn, would i at-least be able to control their speed through the hub? Or no? If so, i might as-well just get a Commander Pro, since it has enough slots to control the fans the AIO comes with. In the future, might want a lighting node pro to be able to have the RGB be seperate for other fans.. So, now a question: do you think that AIO can fit inside a Carbide Series Spec01?  https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/529832591134556162/752558364168552489/unknown.png This is my case, it looks like it'll fit at the top if the tank is towards the front.. Wait hang on, i just looked, apparently the one i've been talking about is the iCUE H100I RGB PRO XT Liquid Cooler, the Platinum's a bit too expensive, but it appears it doesn't even have rgb fans, so i might not even need a commander.. What's the difference between the iCUE H100I RGB PRO XT Liquid Cooler and the Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 The fan speed is controllable by your motherboard/monitoring software, based on your CPU temperature. You do NOT need the Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro to change the actual fan speeds. The difference between the two coolers is that the H100i RGB PRO XT does not have RGB fans, while the H100i platinum does. Both of them have RGB on the pump.  Based on Cosair's spec sheet for your case it can only support a 120mm radiator, not a 240mm.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 TSTonyV said: The fan speed is controllable by your motherboard/monitoring software, based on your CPU temperature. You do NOT need the Lighting Node Pro or Commander Pro to change the actual fan speeds. The difference between the two coolers is that the H100i RGB PRO XT does not have RGB fans, while the H100i platinum does. Both of them have RGB on the pump.  Based on Cosair's spec sheet for your case it can only support a 120mm radiator, not a 240mm.  You sure a 240mm won't fit? the top, if the back fan was removed, could probably fit it in.. If not, I'm not really sure what to do, i've been wanting an AIO just because it'd be quieter and better looking that i haven't given any thought to what i'd do if i couldn't even put it in. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 I'm going based on Corsair's spec sheet on their website.  https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Cases/Carbide-Series™-SPEC-01-Red-LED-Mid-Tower-Gaming-Case/p/CC-9011050-WW#tab-tech-specs Even if it looks like there's room, the question is what the clearances are. The problem with the Spec-01 is that if you install a top-mounted radiator and fans they will come down far enough that they'll cover the tops of the RAM slots as well as the 8-pin CPU power on the top-left corner, and any other things like fan headers across the top. If your RAM or anything else plugged in across the top is too tall, you won't be able to properly install the cooler.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ionmaster987 ✭ September 2020 So, then i'd need a new case.. Well, thank you for confirming this, i will not be buying an AIO liquid cooler because apparently it won't fit. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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The problem is I don't know how to plug the fans themselves in. The fans come with 3-pin connectors, and the system fan connectors on the motherboard are 4-pin (I am using the MSI Gaming Edge B550 motherboard). Do I need to pick up an adaptor or a splitter, or is there something I'm just missing that's right in front of me? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin April 19 Hello @mmoroski and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. You can connect your 3-pin fans to the 4-pins connections on the motherboard. The fans will work fine. 4-pin connections are usually for fan speed control. With 3 pin connections, the motherboard will control your fan speeds. No adapter is necessary. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mmoroski ✭ April 20 Since it is still usable that is good to know. But is having fan speed control something that is worth searching for a 4-pin adapter for the fans? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 20 Don't believe they really have first-party adapters for this, Corsair would recommend using a controller to accomplish this, such as https://www.microcenter.com/product/479494/corsair-commander-pro-digital-fan-and-rgb-lighting-controller 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mmoroski ✭ April 20 Might pass on that for now. Doesn't seem like fan speed is that huge of an issue for me at the moment, and since I got the 3-pack, it at least came with the RGB hub for lighting up my 3 fans. Thank you for your input though! Will consider that controller down the line. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 22 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31454#Comment_31454 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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Is the Vengeance a better option to the point that is worth the higher price point? Or would I be better off saving a couple dollars and going with the Ballistix kit? I'm not really sure what the main differences are. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 8 Hello! Looking between the two, I don't see much difference myself, both brands are very respectable for the quality of their products (although some users will have brand loyalty), so you really can't go wrong with either. They both have RGB, same RAM speed and heat spreaders. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin April 8 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8264/corsair-vengeance-vs-crucial-ballistix The main difference between the two will be the DRAM chips or IC's that are used within the two. When you buy Crucial memory, you are guaranteed to get Micron IC's as Crucial is owned by Micron. Corsair sources their DRAM IC's primarily from SK Hynix and Samsung, with some of their cheaper offerings using Micron as well. My only gripe with Corsair is that they often sell the same memory but with different version numbers that are often not advertised on sales pages. Depending on the version number, you might get Hynix CJR/DJR or Samsung E-Die. That said, the Crucial Ballistix kit is guaranteed to be Micron no matter what, so there isn't a gamble there. I would personally lean towards the Crucial kit in this instance, especially if you plan to simply load the XMP, because the tighter primary timings would put the crucial kit slightly ahead of the Corsair kit. If the Crucial kit is using Micron-E die, it will also overclock higher if you enjoy manually overclocking. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I am using ICue and have it controlled by a commander pro and the lighting node core, and I want to add the corsair RGB strips. so my question is do I need to buy the  Corsair iCUE LS100 LED Smart Lighting Strip Starter Kit? or will I be ok with just buying the expansion kit and just plugging the RGB lights into the Lighting node core?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin January 10 Hello @Romeoag18 thanks for posting onto the Microcenter Community Forum. Both would work, but the expansion kit would be the better and cheaper rout. You should be able to plug into your lighting core, depending on the number of RGB lights being used and if your core/hub still has an available connection or port. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Romeoag18 ✭ January 11 @TSTDavey Okay thank you so much! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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Wasn't intentional but this ended up being a Corsair dominant build! Corsair case, AIO, fans, Commander Pro Read the full story here 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments mmiller2 admin February 17 Awesome build! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Johan_F ✭ February 17 amazing build.. looks great. that case looks awsome 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 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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Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TS_EmileC admin May 12 Hello @yj668. I'll source the receipt for you. Please look for an email from me shortly. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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Nastysoda ✭ September 11 edited September 17 in Store Information and Policy Hello, I bought a corsair h110 cooler and the tie down bolt just snapped in half before it even started getting torqued at all. will I be able to return this product? it's been 12 days since purchase. The Microcenter is 2 hours away that's why I ask. Since then I've replaced the cooler with one from another store , just because it was closer. 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Which RAM — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Which RAM XeroDusk ✭ April 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Okay I really wanna know the difference in between these 2 sticks of RAM. Can someone help me? They both have the same MHz and memory Speeds Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2D3600C18 - Black and Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 C18 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW16GX4M2Z3600 - Black 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin April 2020 Hello @XeroDusk! Welcome to the Community.  From what I can see, the difference is that the slightly more expensive one has ever-so-slightly better RAM timings on it's overclock profile. Realistically it won't make much of a difference unless you're really into overclocking your memory and like to play around with those. If all you plan to do is put it in your computer and just roll with the default XMP settings, go with the less expensive kit.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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I'm sparing no expense and the items that come to mind that i have left to pick are the ssd cards, power supply anything additional that would be needed for a water cool system, and what ever else I don't know/remember needing, I picked out the motherboard, CPU, GPU, ram and a case 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin November 2020 Hey @Geo What parts have you selected thus far? I'd recommend using our Custom PC Builder as it will check compatibilities for you while you add your parts to your wishlist! Looking forward to your reply! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Geo ✭ November 2020 MSI X570 MEG Godlike AMD AM4 eATX Motherboard,ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Strix Overclocked Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics I considered a 3090 but it's probably unnecessary,Corsair Obsidian 1000D RGB Tempered Glass eATX Super-Tower Case, Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual-Channel I also considered trident but I havent made a pc in a while so I'm not sure if there is a major difference, or if one is more reliable than the other. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Vermeer 3.7GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor, also sorry for the text I copy and pasted from my wishlist. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Okay, what budget did you have in mind for this build? Also what do you plan to do with it? What performance targets are you looking to meet? What monitor are you pairing this build with? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Geo ✭ November 2020 I'll be getting the monitors later. As for what I'll do with it, I'll stream, game, record on it. As for my budget for this month itlls be around 4500 but I'm also fine with getting more parts in December so I can extend it up to 8000 or so if I dont get everything I want in one go. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 I'd recommend speaking with our BYO associates in the store. They'd be able to provide the best recommendations and walk you through your build while in the store. However, with a budget of 4500, you should be set for any build you can think of. I'd recommend an 850 Watt PSU, an M.2 SSD, and a 240mm AIO unless you'd like to go with a custom loop. https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966654+795&Ntt=&prt=&sku_list=&Ntx=&Ntk=all&Nr= https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294945779+4294809042&Ntt=&prt=&sku_list=&Ntx=&Ntk=all&Nr= https://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966904/water-cooling-kits Hope this helps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 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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Im not sure if there is another place it can be listed at btw. Im pretty sure the aio itself works fine like the fans spin depending on the temperature and the pump/fans light up (default colorway since I cant control via Icue software). I can feel water flowing too. Temps seem normal too. The issue is with it showing up in corsair Icue. Anyone know what it could be? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin November 2020 Greetings @Prathik I would assume then that the USB iCUE cable was not connected to the unit. This is a USB cable that connects to the side of the water block, opposite of the tubes. It should connect to a USB 2.0 header on the bottom of your board. This is how iCUE communicates with the unit. It is required for control, but not required for the unit to function. Check your accessories box. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prathik ✭ November 2020 I think microcenter already put it because I already see the usb cable connected to the unit and there is two usb 2.0 headers and both are occupied (one probably by the pump) so maybe I could replug it. Could you let me know how the usb 2.0 part that plugs into the header looks like? And also, I tried plugging in a normal micro usb from the pump to the rear io shield but nothing changed. But i think that is because the micro usb part that went into the pump was a loose connection I dont know why. It is the same as the one that came with the corsair h100i cooler 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prathik ✭ November 2020 I tried replugging both ends of the cable and there was no difference. I unplugged and replugged the part of the cable that goes to the usb 2.0 header and I unplugged/replugged the micro-usb part of the cable. Nothing changed 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin November 2020 @Prathik And you have no devices in Device Manager that are indicating a problem or aren't installed? No Corsair devices under Human Interface Devices? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prathik ✭ November 2020 No there is a "corsair composite virtual input device" in human interface devices. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin November 2020 edited November 2020 Prathik said: No there is a "corsair composite virtual input device" in human interface devices. Try uninstalling that driver, then restarting the system and it should automatically reinstall. This isn't a guaranteed fix but it might help.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook frosty ✭ February 17 im having the exact same problem, the lighting node core pops up in the icue software but not h100i device itself, any help would be appreciated. (also i should mention that when i first built the computer the cooler did appear in icue but has since stopped working) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin February 18 Hello @frosty have you look to see if its showing in device manager? Try to follow some of the steps shared to @Prathik to see if they apply to your scenario. Also try to restart the ICUE service by opening ICUE and going into settings and the restart icue service. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook frosty ✭ February 18 edited February 18 @TSTDavey the same as him i only have the corsair composite virtual input device listed under human interface devices, i also tried rewiring my desktop yesterday and made sure everything was connected properly as well as restarting the icue service but i still have the same issue. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin February 18 Hello @frosty Can you uninstall and reinstall your iCUE software? The drivers to detect it are on your iCUE software so let's try resetting that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin February 19 @frosty Corsair Composite Virtual Input sounds more like a keyboard driver. Do you have a Corsair keyboard? Do you have anything under "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" labeled Corsair? The cable is a standard micro USB. If you have a spare, it's worth testing the cable. Just leave the side panel off and plug in the type A end to the rear I/O. You can do this with the system on, you'll be able to see if device manager detects the device. It will refresh. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook frosty ✭ February 21 @TSPhillipT tried reinstalling the iCUE software and no luck. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook frosty ✭ February 21 @TSMikeW i dont have a corsair keyboard and this is what was listed under universal serial bus controllers, i dont know if it could be any of the bottom 4 or not. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MichaelBolton ✭ July 23 edited July 23 For those coming across the thread from google: run USBLogView from nirsoft to watch a list of usb connects and disconnects. https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_log_view.html This helps in diagnosing USB issues. You should also check out usbDeview to see a list of disconnected USB devices and the drivers they have loaded. https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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There will be a total of 6 fans. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 10 Greetings. I believe their hubs are typically compatible with all of their fans, but to be certain I would reach out to Corsair support to verify there are no incompatibilities: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/contact 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook dabj1979 ✭ May 10 Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 10 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin May 11 Hello @dabj1979 Chiming in as Micro Center's biggest Corsair Fan. You can use the included Commander CORE that came with your Cappelix for your QL120s. The main thing is that the QL120s are slightly worst than the ML120s that come with it in terms of performance however most people would not notice the difference. They are also a bit louder when ramped up. I personally am using LL120s for my current build but I have done a build with QL120s and they were fine. If you looking to min-max, stick to the included ML120s, but I think it's worth trading off the small bit of performance difference for the aesthetics 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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That case can support 120mm radiators on the top, back, and front, as well as a 240mm radiator on the front.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin July 2020 Smelyn said: I’m about to buy these but I want to verify if they would fit Welcome to the forum! You'll have plenty of room to fit an H45 AIO in the Cougar MX330. In fact, you could even go with a larger H100i if you wanted to, as it supports 240mm radiators as well: https://cougargaming.com/products/cases2/mx330/ With the H45 being a 120mm AIO, you'll be better off installing it in the rear 120mm or top 120mm location as the tubing may not be long enough to reach the front of the chassis. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Smelyn ✭ July 2020 Oh ok thank you guys for telling me!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 2020 Smelyn said: Oh ok thank you guys for telling me!! You're welcome! Let us know if you have any other questions.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I noticed that from my commander pro, I can control only speed for three fans and NOT the 6 fans. Not sure if the Commander Pro does no this support this functionality or the technician missed this. ANY help is greatly appreciated. The RGB works fine in perfect sync, it's just that I cannot control the speed of three other fans in the front of the case. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TSPhillipT admin September 2020 Accepted Answer Hello @SunnyC I am a big Corsair fan (no pun intended) and I currently am using a Commander Pro connected to 6 fans and I can control all of them.  It supports 6 fans, I would check to see if all 6 fans are plugged into the Commander Pro.  It is possible the technician may have installed the fans into the motherboard rather than into the Commander Pro.  The other 2, for the radiator, should be controllable via the H100i Platinum SE Tab.   5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers SunnyC ✭ September 2020 Thank you @TSPhillipT ! You are absolutely right, three fans were plugged to the motherboard and not the commander pro. As always, great customer service from MicroCenter, st louis park, MN where they immediately fixed the issue so now I am able to control all 6 fans with iCue and I am loving it! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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VictorT279 ✭ May 2020 edited June 3 in Cases and Power Supplies Ok, so I looked at the CX550M physical specifications on this website, and it says that the power supply depth is 11.4 inches, which doesn't fit inside the case that I'm using, the Lian Li Lancool II. However, I checked corsairs website, and they're complete different dimensions than the one on microcenters website. I even used pcpartpicker to check if the PSU was compatible with the Lancool II, and it said it was so now i'm confused and this is a PSU that I really want. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin May 2020 We occasionally have incorrect specs listed on our pages, so go by what Corsair has listed on their page. That power supply is an ATX form factor, and the case you're using supports ATX, so they'll definitely work together.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 743 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 219 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 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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NYCHitman1 ✭ May 2020 in Help Choosing Parts If so, does the RAM clear the gap to fit between the DIMM slot and the radiator fan(s)? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTonyV admin May 2020 What kind of case do you have? If the radiator and fans are down far enough that the RAM slots are going to be partially covered, even the shortest RAM is going to be too tall to fit. That said, cases designed for a top radiator mount should have enough clearance unless the radiator you have is particularly thick.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NYCHitman1 ✭ May 2020 edited May 2020 @TSTonyV Hi Tony -- appreciate the response! My case is the Corsair iCUE 465X. I could always move the radiator to the front and the issue would more or less be resolved. I was just curious if anyone was able to achieve this while being top mounted. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin May 2020 No, you're not going to have any clearance issues with the radiator and fans being mounted in the top. There should be plenty of space to be able to remove them as well. Now what will be an issue is the 8 pin CPU power in the top left. That's going to be hard to get to after you install the radiator. I plug that in before installing the radiator. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NYCHitman1 ✭ May 2020 TSMikeW said: No, you're not going to have any clearance issues with the radiator and fans being mounted in the top. There should be plenty of space to be able to remove them as well. Now what will be an issue is the 8 pin CPU power in the top left. That's going to be hard to get to after you install the radiator. I plug that in before installing the radiator. That's generally speaking one of the first things I plug in since those 8-pin power ports are in awkward spaces, mostly. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 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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Prathik ✭ September 2020 in Help Choosing Parts i have heard that the corsair ll120 fans need 5v fan headers to power. is that true can someone tell me if it is true or not. and secondly if it is true, i cant seem to find any info on if the gigabyte z390 pro wifi has 12v fan headers or 5v! I JUST NEED TO KNOW IF THAT MOTHERBOARD WORKS WITH 6 CORSAIR LL120 FANS!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin September 2020 Greetings @Prathik Yes. RGB is 12V, ARGB(Addressable) is 5V. So you would look to see what RGB headers your motherboard has. This board has RGB headers labelled LED_C# and addressable headers labeled D_LED#. So you would be able to run RGB or ARGB lighting strips or fans. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prathik ✭ September 2020 yes but the rgb part is connected to the lighting node pro but the actual power comes from the 4 pin PWM FAN HEADERS on the motherboard right? Or you at least need the fan headers to plug the fans into since they have two cables, one for the hub and one for the fan headers on your motherboard. I'm asking if my motherboard supports 6 of these corsair ll120 fans. the way you can tell is by first looking at how many fan slots there are and then seeing if they are compatible with my fans because, for example, the fan headers could be like 5 volts when the fans may need 12 volts of power. another example is if I only have 5 fan headers instead of 6 for all 6 fans please let me know with a detailed response thank you. and could you explain how the corsair ll120 fan three pack works? the other three fans come with the corsair 465x case. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prathik ✭ September 2020 i dont think the fans plug into a rgb header on the motherboard i think they plug into a fan header 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin September 2020 @Prathik That's correct. With an RGB case fan you're going to have a 12v power for the fan, 3 pin 4 pin PWM. Then you'll have a seperate cable that's RGB or ARGB. They both will connect to separate headers or controllers. So look at your D_LED1-2 for the RGB connectors and the SYS/CHA_FAN headers for the fans. You can use the AIO, CPU_OPT and W_PUMP as well. The latter is just a port that provides more amperage for a D5. D5's draw about 2A. Most fan headers are rated at about 1A. 120MM fans tend to average about 300mA. You can by breakout cables or splitters, to run multiple fans, by either RGB or power off of one header. I'd keep it at 3 per SYS/CHA  header to stay under 1A draw. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin September 2020 Hello @Prathik Just to clarify, as someone who has a lot of experience with Corsair Fans... being a Corsair Fan myself, the motherboard will not support 6 Fans without the use of splitters or a Fan Controller.  They are standard fan plugs, 4 Pin PWM.  I highly recommend getting a Corsair Commander Pro as it is a 6 Fan Controller with a built in Lightning Node Pro so it can also manage your RGB.  Corsair's RGB Wires are proprietary and can only plug into the Corsair RGB Hub.  This Corsair RGB Hub will give RGB and it can be addressable if you connect the Corsair RGB Hub to a Lightning Node Pro or a Commander Pro.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Prathik ✭ September 2020 Alright I will get a commander pro but can you tell me how it works exactly like how it powers itself, how it powers the fans, how the fans get rgb, how the speed is controlled? That’s my first question my second question is if instead of plugging one of the Case fans into the motherboard fan headers, could I just plug it into commander pro and how does all this stuff work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin September 2020 @Prathik The Commander Pro will connect to your motherboard through a USB 2.0 Header.  The Commander Pro is also powered by SATA, and will power all the Fans and RGB.  Since it is connected to your USB 2.0, if you open up your iCUE, you can control fan speeds and colors through that software.  I recommend plugging ALL fans into your Commander Pro.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.6K All Categories 1K The Blog 32 What's Trending 158 How to & Technical Guides 8 Computer Hardware 118 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 7 Maker 14 PC Build Guides 76 Reviews & Buying Guides 25 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 742 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 105 New Members 71 Consumer Tech 21 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 73 Software 2 Audio/Visual 11 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 22 3D Printing 46 Retro Arcade/Gaming 78 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 48 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 218 Graphics Cards 159 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 11 Monitors and Displays 28 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 20 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 $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build - Page 4 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › What's Trending How to Choose Parts for Your Custom Computer Build «123456789» Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  SammyFox01 said: Hi there! I am looking for about a 3000$ build. I am looking to be able to somewhat future proof my setup. The games I am going to be playing mostly right now are the new cod (blackops coldwar?) apex legends, gtav and similar games. I am also wanting to stream or record and be able to edit videos without it taking a really long time to export 20 to 30 minute videos. Also I'd like integrated wifi and ethernet. I'm not super new to computer building but I'd like some help determining what would fit into my budget and needs . Thanks everyone!  How much video editing will you be doing? If you're really heavy on video editing and rendering, then I'd probably recommend going with Ryzen for your CPU choice. It does depend on what programs you're using, but Ryzen is just a safe bet for that kind of workload, and at this budget you can easily fit in a Ryzen 9 3950X. If you'd prefer to focus on the gaming performance more then we can go with an Intel i9 10900K. It's as good as you can get for gaming and will still be good for video editing/rendering, just not as good as the 3950X. Just depends on what you want to focus on more. We can also fit in a 2080ti in this budget (or you could wait for the next generation NVIDIA GPU's to drop, which is happening soon, so I'd probably wait and see).  For a Ryzen based build, I'd do this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f32b3443-354d-4d52-a91d-e4e713626329 For Intel, I'd probably recommend you basically the same build I recommended to @A_Human_Person, with slight modifications like less RAM since 64GB is pretty overkill for the vast majority of people.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=64626706-5911-49cd-94e5-57ad08e6d7ce 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SammyFox01 ✭ August 2020 TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  SammyFox01 said: Hi there! I am looking for about a 3000$ build. I am looking to be able to somewhat future proof my setup. The games I am going to be playing mostly right now are the new cod (blackops coldwar?) apex legends, gtav and similar games. I am also wanting to stream or record and be able to edit videos without it taking a really long time to export 20 to 30 minute videos. Also I'd like integrated wifi and ethernet. I'm not super new to computer building but I'd like some help determining what would fit into my budget and needs . Thanks everyone!  How much video editing will you be doing? If you're really heavy on video editing and rendering, then I'd probably recommend going with Ryzen for your CPU choice. It does depend on what programs you're using, but Ryzen is just a safe bet for that kind of workload, and at this budget you can easily fit in a Ryzen 9 3950X. If you'd prefer to focus on the gaming performance more then we can go with an Intel i9 10900K. It's as good as you can get for gaming and will still be good for video editing/rendering, just not as good as the 3950X. Just depends on what you want to focus on more. We can also fit in a 2080ti in this budget (or you could wait for the next generation NVIDIA GPU's to drop, which is happening soon, so I'd probably wait and see).  For a Ryzen based build, I'd do this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f32b3443-354d-4d52-a91d-e4e713626329 For Intel, I'd probably recommend you basically the same build I recommended to @A_Human_Person, with slight modifications like less RAM since 64GB is pretty overkill for the vast majority of people.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=64626706-5911-49cd-94e5-57ad08e6d7ce Do you have an idea of when they'll be out? If it isn't too long I'll definitely wait for that!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 SammyFox01 said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  SammyFox01 said: Hi there! I am looking for about a 3000$ build. I am looking to be able to somewhat future proof my setup. The games I am going to be playing mostly right now are the new cod (blackops coldwar?) apex legends, gtav and similar games. I am also wanting to stream or record and be able to edit videos without it taking a really long time to export 20 to 30 minute videos. Also I'd like integrated wifi and ethernet. I'm not super new to computer building but I'd like some help determining what would fit into my budget and needs . Thanks everyone!  How much video editing will you be doing? If you're really heavy on video editing and rendering, then I'd probably recommend going with Ryzen for your CPU choice. It does depend on what programs you're using, but Ryzen is just a safe bet for that kind of workload, and at this budget you can easily fit in a Ryzen 9 3950X. If you'd prefer to focus on the gaming performance more then we can go with an Intel i9 10900K. It's as good as you can get for gaming and will still be good for video editing/rendering, just not as good as the 3950X. Just depends on what you want to focus on more. We can also fit in a 2080ti in this budget (or you could wait for the next generation NVIDIA GPU's to drop, which is happening soon, so I'd probably wait and see).  For a Ryzen based build, I'd do this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f32b3443-354d-4d52-a91d-e4e713626329 For Intel, I'd probably recommend you basically the same build I recommended to @A_Human_Person, with slight modifications like less RAM since 64GB is pretty overkill for the vast majority of people.  https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=64626706-5911-49cd-94e5-57ad08e6d7ce Do you have an idea of when they'll be out? If it isn't too long I'll definitely wait for that!  I believe most people are expecting them to drop within the next month.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bros3ph_Gaming ✭ August 2020 TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: TSTonyV said: Bros3ph_Gaming said: Hi! I’m new here in the community, and pretty much in PC building. I’m about to build my first PC, but I can’t decide if my plan build is  capable enough for my purpose. So I’m planning to use my build for streaming and gaming. I play bunch of FPS games, like Apex Legends and CoD Warzone, the same time I currently stream on 720p 30fps using OBS.Live. This will be my planned build: Ryzen 3600 - 16GB RAM 3600MHz - RTX 2060 Ultra KO - mobo B550 for future Ryzen chip compatibility I plan to eventually use this PC as a dedicated streaming PC, that’s why I do not want to spend too much on the GPU. My biggest concern is, will these be enough to game on high settings while streaming CoD Warzone or Apex Legends? Because if not, I will just go ahead on my original plan build which is, 3700X paired with RTX 2070 Super. Thanks much!! Yes, you should be able to get high settings 60FPS in most games you play if you're playing at 1080p with a 2060. On the really graphically intense games you may not be able to get more than 60FPS, but for CoD and Apex legends you should be able to get 100+.  If you're planning on staying at 720p/30FPS while streaming, then you'll have minimal in-game performance loss.  Thanks much! I do not want to over spec the build since my plan is to eventually turn this as a dedicated streaming pc. Last question, should I get B550 or X570? For a more future proof AMD MOBO. They'll both be equally future proof for most people. There's some specific differences between X570 and B550, but for the average user they don't really matter. If you want to read more about them, Gamers Nexus has a good technical breakdown here: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3582-amd-chipset-differences-b550-vs-x570-b450-x470-zen-3 Sorry seems like I edited my prior comment too late. I have a follow up question, should I go straight for Ryzen 3900X instead of 3600? With all the deals going on with Ryzen chips, and also if I’m planning to eventually upgrade the 3600. I read that more cores means better rendering which streaming takes advantage of, and specially if I’m planning to use this build for some editing. Or is 3900X an overkill for the purpose? So the thing about streaming is that there are two different types: software and hardware. Software encoding will utilize CPU resources and yes, more cores and threads will be helpful in that respect. However, you don't need a 3900X just for streaming, depending on how high quality you want to stream in. As an example, I have a 3700X in my system and I stream at 720p/60FPS at x264 Medium. In the most CPU intensive games I play I still usually only hit 60-70% CPU utilization at most. Streaming is a task that does like more cores/threads, but it's dependent on some other factors and after a certain point you do hit diminishing returns.  If you plan on using hardware encoding to stream, then you'll be utilizing your GPU instead of the CPU and those extra cores won't really matter for gaming.  For video editing, it's a bit of a different discussion. That's going to depend on the specific program you plan to use. In general for video editing and rendering more cores will equate to better performance, but some programs and use cases may be optimized more for single-threaded performance. You'll need to do a little research on that front but if that's something you definitely plan to get into later, the 3900X is definitely a good all around pick.  You say you're planning on turning this into a dedicated streaming PC later, does that mean you would use your main PC as your editing/gaming PC when you get into editing later? And do you know what kind of setup you'd have for the main PC? Yup I am planning on using the hardware encoding so I don’t need to shell out on a more expensive CPU, I was just not sure if the 3600 will be enough. Yup, my future main pc will be the editing/gaming pc. So far I have not thought of the build yet, but from what I have seen, many high end gaming pc runs on a intel based setup. I was actually planning on asking for help from the community again when the time comes. I really appreciate the answers, I now feel more confident that the 3600 paired with 2060 KO Ultra will be a great bang for the buck build. The 3600 is definitely enough, and with a 2060 it's a pretty good mid-range system, I think you'll be happy with it.  Most high-end gaming builds are Intel based since Intel still has the edge in raw single-core performance right now, and games still aren't great at multi-core utilization yet.  Hi Tony, just want to say thanks for helping me decide to stay on 3600 and 2060 KO Ultra. Just finished the build this week, and boy I’m loving it. 0 issues in streaming while gaming Warzone on all high settings. Good thing I asked the community first before opting for the more powerful 3700X and 2070 Super, which could have ended being overkill since my goal is to turn my current build into my dedicated streaming PC. I finished the build with the following: Ryzen 5 3600 RTX 2060 KO Ultra 32GB 3600mhz G. Skillz RAM MSI B550 Tomahawk. Looking forward for your future help, once I start my dedicated gaming pc build. Thanks much!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook A_Human_Person ✭ August 2020 TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: TSTonyV said: A_Human_Person said: Hello, I am a student that is trying to build a computer for science research, specifically machine learning. A teacher/mentor has advised me to pick a CPU that has the highest clock speed affordable as well as some other specs, but there are just so many options! I am completely new to computer building, and when looking at the components with the specs I need, there are just too many. Here are the things I need: 64GB Memory, 2TB SSD, NVidia GForce 2080Ti for GPU/Graphics card. The rest were not specified, but I am also having trouble choosing the motherboard and the power source. It would be really good if you helped! If what you need is "the highest clock speed affordable" that's just another way of saying "buy the highest end Intel chip you can afford." If we're already talking 2080ti/64GB of RAM, then I'll just assume your budget can probably fit the other really high end stuff. In your case, the fastest clock speed you'll get is out of the i9-10900k. Depending on what kind of features you want what motherboard you go with can be flexible. I'd go with something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=7273de4b-7b9c-4cb1-af3b-59b57e7517af If this is out of your budget, can you specify what kind of price range you're in so we can tailor the recommendations accordingly? Thank you for your reply! I was able to pick everything except the motherboard and GPU based on your recommendations. I heard that a new GPU (3080 3080 Ti) is coming out soon, so I think I will wait until it comes out. Do I still need to buy a video card in order for the computer to work? I saw that the CPU comes with some sort of graphics unit. I chose the motherboard that you selected, I am not too experienced with choosing components as this is my first time. I see that it has Wifi and is compatible with GPUs so I think it will be fine. The 10900k does include integrated graphics so you don't have to use a GPU just to get a display. Just keep in mind anything that's graphics heavy will be terrible on Intel's integrated graphics, so no gaming until you get a GPU.  Thanks, I was able to pick all the components. However, this note showed up: The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled. I looked up what this meant and I saw that it should not be much of a problem, but I just wanted to make sure because I do not really know what this means. Thanks. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Xenoz7 ✭ August 2020 Hello there I would like some help on choosing a motherboard for the following parts. These is all the parts I would get but I can’t find ( or I don’t even know ) what motherboard to use with these parts. Any help greatly appreciated.  Parts:  1: Power supply : RMx Series™ RM850x — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3: Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 4: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 5: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 6: SSD: ( X2 ) WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 560 MB/s - WDS100T2B0B 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2020 Adoni4x said: Hello there I would like some help on choosing a motherboard for the following parts. These is all the parts I would get but I can’t find ( or I don’t even know ) what motherboard to use with these parts. Any help greatly appreciated.  Parts:  1: Power supply : RMx Series™ RM850x — 850 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3: Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 4: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 5: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 6: SSD: ( X2 ) WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 560 MB/s - WDS100T2B0B Any model of X570 or B450 would be fine to use with that setup. Depending on which Micro Center you are nearest to, it will vary what models they have in stock. You can view the stock online for the x570's at https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=X570&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966996+4294815402&myStore=false and b450's at https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=b450&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966996+4294815402&myStore=false  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Newbuilder ✭ August 2020 I have a i7 6 gen with 20gb ram SSD 1tb drive, and the bottleneck is my   old 960 video card,  reading the RTX 2060 "super"  is the one to get for around $400, I see a whole range of non "super" 2060 for $300+   do I need a super, I am sure the $300 2060 are great cards when would I see the difference ? my next step would be to upgrade to a i7 9th Gen  I read that a i9  is not worth the money for most needs even gaming, 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Newbuilder ✭ August 2020 Also I have a 400W PSU will I need to upgrade that for new rtx 260 card! it was a good Lenovo system I am upgrading 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Xenoz7 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 This is my first ever pc that I am attempting to build! What you guys think are these parts perfect ?  Parts:  1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3 : Power supply : EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-1000-X1,1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size 4:  Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 5: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 6: SSD: 1 WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC  7: Motherboard: Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) ATX motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS power stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting 8: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA, OVERCLOCKED, 2.75 Slot Extreme Cool Triple + iCX2, 65C Gaming, RGB, Metal Backplate, 08G-P4-3277-KR, 8GB GDDR6 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Pablo ✭ August 2020 Is anyone still active on this thread? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2020 Newbuilder said: I have a i7 6 gen with 20gb ram SSD 1tb drive, and the bottleneck is my   old 960 video card,  reading the RTX 2060 "super"  is the one to get for around $400, I see a whole range of non "super" 2060 for $300+   do I need a super, I am sure the $300 2060 are great cards when would I see the difference ? my next step would be to upgrade to a i7 9th Gen  I read that a i9  is not worth the money for most needs even gaming, Newbuilder said: Also I have a 400W PSU will I need to upgrade that for new rtx 260 card! it was a good Lenovo system I am upgrading What i7 processor do you have? Depending on model of video card, they will typically require at least a 500 or 600 watt supply. Each card will define what it requires in its specifications.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2020 Xenoz7 said: This is my first ever pc that I am attempting to build! What you guys think are these parts perfect ?  Parts:  1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler 2: CPU Cooler : iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler 3 : Power supply : EVGA SuperNOVA 220-G3-1000-X1,1000 G3, 80 Plus Gold 1000W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size 4:  Case : iCUE 220T RGB Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower Smart Case — Black 5: VENGEANCE® RGB PRO 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz C18 Memory Kit — Black 6: SSD: 1 WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC  7: Motherboard: Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) ATX motherboard with PCIe 4.0, dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS power stage, HDMI, DP, SATA 6Gb/s, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and Aura Sync RGB lighting 8: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA, OVERCLOCKED, 2.75 Slot Extreme Cool Triple + iCX2, 65C Gaming, RGB, Metal Backplate, 08G-P4-3277-KR, 8GB GDDR6 All the parts listed here are compatible with each other. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin August 2020 Pablo said: Is anyone still active on this thread? Yes, we monitor this thread as well as the section itself https://community.microcenter.com/categories/help-choosing-parts when available to.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostWolf ✭ August 2020 Hello, I am planning on upgrading from a laptop (ASUS TUF FX505DU 15.6 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, Nvidia 1660Ti mobile, 32gb 2400mhz ram) to a desktop for gaming, the parts i picked out for this build and plan on buying in the next month are, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler: stock MOBO: MSI B550 MPG Gaming Carbon WiFi RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16gb (2x8) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL14 (might go w/32gb (4x8) instead of the 16gb (2x8)) GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil OC Triple Fan 8gb GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Crucial MX500GB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (main) SSD: Crucial MX1TB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (storage) PSU: PowerSpec 850w 80+ Gold ATX Fully Modular CASE: Cooler Master NR600 MasterBox Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower CASE FANS: Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 ARGB x4 OS: Windows 10 Home 64 I already have the following parts MOUSE: Corsair Harpoon RGB (i have big hands and the multi button ones i end up hitting more then 1 at a time lol) KEYBOARD: Corsair K55  MONITOR: ASUS TUF Gaming VG27V 165hz 27" Curved I am open to any and all suggestions IF i should replace anything on this build or keep it the way it is.  The games i'm currently playing are ESO online, CoD Warzone, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo 3, World of Tanks, Star Wars the Old Republic, Crossout, Borderlands 2 and Fallout 4.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 FrostWolf said: Hello, I am planning on upgrading from a laptop (ASUS TUF FX505DU 15.6 AMD Ryzen 7 3750H, Nvidia 1660Ti mobile, 32gb 2400mhz ram) to a desktop for gaming, the parts i picked out for this build and plan on buying in the next month are, CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Cooler: stock MOBO: MSI B550 MPG Gaming Carbon WiFi RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16gb (2x8) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL14 (might go w/32gb (4x8) instead of the 16gb (2x8)) GPU: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil OC Triple Fan 8gb GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 SSD: Crucial MX500GB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (main) SSD: Crucial MX1TB 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 (storage) PSU: PowerSpec 850w 80+ Gold ATX Fully Modular CASE: Cooler Master NR600 MasterBox Tempered Glass ATX Mid Tower CASE FANS: Cooler Master MasterFan MF120 ARGB x4 OS: Windows 10 Home 64 I already have the following parts MOUSE: Corsair Harpoon RGB (i have big hands and the multi button ones i end up hitting more then 1 at a time lol) KEYBOARD: Corsair K55  MONITOR: ASUS TUF Gaming VG27V 165hz 27" Curved I am open to any and all suggestions IF i should replace anything on this build or keep it the way it is.  The games i'm currently playing are ESO online, CoD Warzone, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo 3, World of Tanks, Star Wars the Old Republic, Crossout, Borderlands 2 and Fallout 4.  It's a solid build all around, the only thing I'd probably change would be going up to DDR4-3600 for your memory since 3600 is the sweetspot for third generation Ryzen CPUs.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook dancer4949 ✭ August 2020 Hi! I'm looking to build a custom desktop, primarily for gaming (some other work, but no demanding video rendering or creative stuff). I have no budget, so I just want to make sure I'm getting the best products for what I need. This is my list so far, do you have any thoughts on it? CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4x16GB) DDR4-3600 CL 16 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive, Seagate barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5' 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (2 of them) Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB AMP MAXX Video Card Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AE-7 32-bit 384 kHz Sound Card Case Fan: ARTIC 56.3 CFM 120 mm fan, ARCTIC 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan (5 pack) Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse I've never built a custom computer, so all thoughts and advice is appreciated! Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 dancer4949 said: Hi! I'm looking to build a custom desktop, primarily for gaming (some other work, but no demanding video rendering or creative stuff). I have no budget, so I just want to make sure I'm getting the best products for what I need. This is my list so far, do you have any thoughts on it? CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor Cooler: NZXT Kraken Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk Wifi ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (4x16GB) DDR4-3600 CL 16 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive, Seagate barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5' 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (2 of them) Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB AMP MAXX Video Card Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: be quiet! DARK POWER PRO 11 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AE-7 32-bit 384 kHz Sound Card Case Fan: ARTIC 56.3 CFM 120 mm fan, ARCTIC 56.3 CFM 120mm Fan (5 pack) Keyboard: Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Wired Optical Mouse I've never built a custom computer, so all thoughts and advice is appreciated! Thank you! If you're primarily gaming and your other tasks will be things like general office or schoolwork, then I'd recommend switching off that Ryzen 9 3950X to a more reasonable Intel offering. The 3950X is a beast of a CPU and obviously can game very well, but it's a 16-core part that's really targeted at people using it for workstation/production scenarios and Intel's higher end offerings will still hold the edge in gaming. Obviously in that budget you can easily fit in the 10900k so that's the one I would look at.  64GB of RAM is also MASSIVE overkill unless you're doing something that is specifically extremely RAM intensive. Even 32GB would be huge overkill, as 16GB is more than enough for gaming and running multiple other programs at the same time. You could easily take some of that RAM budget and replace one or both of those hard drives with SSDs instead.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Krista ✭ August 2020 I have some questions about having a PC built for my daughter.  She's an animation major at College for Creative Studies. They use Maya Autodesk and Adobe video editing such as premier and after effects. We need something fast and able to handle this type of software. She currently has a MacBook pro, and it can't handle Maya at all. We were considering buying a iMac pro however reading on that I don't believe it would be a good idea. We are not looking for an entry-level PC, we want something high end that will last her 4 yrs of college. This is our first time doing this, and not sure what we will need. TIA 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 edited August 2020 Krista said: I have some questions about having a PC built for my daughter.  She's an animation major at College for Creative Studies. They use Maya Autodesk and Adobe video editing such as premier and after effects. We need something fast and able to handle this type of software. She currently has a MacBook pro, and it can't handle Maya at all. We were considering buying a iMac pro however reading on that I don't believe it would be a good idea. We are not looking for an entry-level PC, we want something high end that will last her 4 yrs of college. This is our first time doing this, and not sure what we will need. TIA Do you know what kind of workloads she'll be using within Maya Autodesk and Premier/After Effects? If she's doing a lot of rendering, then we'll want to be targeting a high core/thread count CPU, but if she's not rendering and is focused solely on design/animation instead, higher single-core speeds will be the target for Maya. After Effects and Premier historically have preferred high single-core speeds as opposed to multi-threaded as well, though AMD's high core count offerings are still very competitive on that front, and this still does depend on workload. Do you know if she'll be working with 4K, 6K, or 8K projects, and if she'll be doing a lot of exporting with Premiere? Also, what kind of budget are you working with? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kayvon_1 ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 Hello, I am about to purchase my pc parts off of amazon and before I do I just want to check if all my parts are compatible with each other and if they are not any can you recommend any parts that would fit. I typically play Modern Warfare and GTA. Below are all my parts.  SSD: addlink S70 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive Read 3,400MB/s/Write 3,000MB/s Motherboard: MSI Performance Gaming Intel Coffee Lake B360 LGA 1151 DDR4 Onboard Graphics CFX ATX Motherboard (B360 Gaming Plus) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit – White (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W)   Graphic Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 128 Bit PCI-E Graphic Card (GV-N105TD5-4GD)   Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler   Power Supply:  600W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze, GAMEMAX VP-600-M-RGB   PC Case: NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-W1 - Compact ATX Mid -Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Integrated RGB Lighting - White/Black CPU Cooler: Pccooler GI-D66A CPU Cooler Moonlight Series | Dual Silent CPU PWM Fan 120mm | E-Sports Plexiglass Top Cover Sync with ARGB Lights | 6 Direct Contact Heat Pipes for Intel Core i7/i5/i3, AMD Series 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Kayvon_1 said: Hello, I am about to purchase my pc parts off of amazon and before I do I just want to check if all my parts are compatible with each other and if they are not any can you recommend any parts that would fit. I typically play Modern Warfare and GTA. Below are all my parts.  SSD: addlink S70 1TB SSD NVMe PCIe 3x4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive Read 3,400MB/s/Write 3,000MB/s Motherboard: MSI Performance Gaming Intel Coffee Lake B360 LGA 1151 DDR4 Onboard Graphics CFX ATX Motherboard (B360 Gaming Plus) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit – White (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W)   Graphic Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 128 Bit PCI-E Graphic Card (GV-N105TD5-4GD)   Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler   Power Supply:  600W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze, GAMEMAX VP-600-M-RGB   PC Case: NZXT H510i - CA-H510i-W1 - Compact ATX Mid -Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Vertical GPU Mount - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Integrated RGB Lighting - White/Black CPU Cooler: Pccooler GI-D66A CPU Cooler Moonlight Series | Dual Silent CPU PWM Fan 120mm | E-Sports Plexiglass Top Cover Sync with ARGB Lights | 6 Direct Contact Heat Pipes for Intel Core i7/i5/i3, AMD Series Your motherboard and CPU are not compatible. You chose an AMD processor, but paired with with an Intel motherboard.  If you're going for an AMD Ryzen processor, the types of motherboards you want will be the B450, B550 and X570 motherboards.  Something else I'd throw out there is that if you want to go AMD, for gaming I'd recommend the Ryzen 5 3600 instead. It's quite a bit cheaper than the 3700X or 3800X while having basically the same gaming performance, and you could take that extra budget and put it into something else like a more powerful video card.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MerlEM ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 I need help/advice on what parts to get for a gaming pc. I am planning to get it build at micro center. I will be playing games like valorant, league of legends and fornite, doing school work, maybe some video editing. Maybe also a little streaming. My budget is below 1000. I want fast, no lagging, and lasts for a long time/able to upgrade. I have to buy a pc soon, I would appreciate it if someone could respond quickly. Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 MerlEM said: I need help/advice on what parts to get for a gaming pc. I am planning to get it build at micro center. I will be playing games like valorant, league of legends and fornite, doing school work, maybe some video editing. Maybe also a little streaming. My budget is below 1000. I want fast, no lagging, and lasts for a long time/able to upgrade. I have to buy a pc soon, I would appreciate it if someone could respond quickly. Thank you. If you're doing video editing, I think our safest bet in terms of value is a Ryzen system. I would do something like this: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f214ee1a-f035-4de9-bd1d-c2d172ec3c2f The 2060 KO video card I included is really a placeholder. I think $300 is the right spot for a video card for this budget, and with the RTX 3000 series hitting shelves soon we're likely to see some pretty big price cuts for the current hardware and at $300 there will likely be some more powerful cards once the new ones are available.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jackson ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 I am going to try and build my first pc. I am thinking about making it more high end for video editing and am wondering if these parts are compatible. I am also wondering if I actually need things like the sound card or the wireless network adapter or if there are better parts I could use for the same price. I am open to any suggestions or help. CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950x GHz 16-core Processor $700 CPU cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid Cooler $145 Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard $380 Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (32x2)  Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB $90 Video Card: GEFORCE RTX 3080 $700 Case: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 $270 Operating System: Windows 10 pro Sound Card: Creative Labs z PCle 24-bit 96kHz sound card $85 Wireless network adapter: Belkin AE6000 $50 UPS: CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD $120 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jackson ✭ September 2020 Is this still an active forum? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Jackson said: Is this still an active forum? Yes! We've been pretty overwhelmed with discussion about the RTX 3000 series cards, I apologize for the delay in getting back to you here.  As for your build.  Jackson said: I am going to try and build my first pc. I am thinking about making it more high end for video editing and am wondering if these parts are compatible. I am also wondering if I actually need things like the sound card or the wireless network adapter or if there are better parts I could use for the same price. I am open to any suggestions or help. CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950x GHz 16-core Processor $700 CPU cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE 63 CFM Liquid Cooler $145 Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-Fi) ATX AM4 Motherboard $380 Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (32x2)  Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB $90 Video Card: GEFORCE RTX 3080 $700 Case: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2 $270 Operating System: Windows 10 pro Sound Card: Creative Labs z PCle 24-bit 96kHz sound card $85 Wireless network adapter: Belkin AE6000 $50 UPS: CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD $120 Everything here is compatible and I think you made great choices overall if you're going for high-end workstation type build like this. You don't need a sound card or wireless network adapter, since sound and WiFi are built into the motherboard. If you're doing audio work a separate sound card could possibly be useful if it has extra features or connectivity a motherboard wouldn't typically have, but otherwise it's unnecessary.  I noticed you didn't include a power supply in that list, I'd recommend a nice 750W or 850W Gold or Platinum certified PSU, something like a Seasonic Focus or EVGA Supernova.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Duck ✭ September 2020 Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Duck ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? 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I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Duck ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Duck ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit.  ok so I found stuff i like for about the same price at the i7. here is the link https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=99627a52-1219-4c62-a940-8f1ecc7da768  Ik it probably gonna be a tight fit for the 220t so if you know any another nice looking cases for not too much  that can fit everything then that would be nice. also if anything look weird plz tell me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Duck ✭ September 2020 TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: TSTonyV said: Mr_Duck said: Hi. Im looking to build a new pc and have found parts I like. I thought that the build your own pc website at microcenters website only shows you parts compatible with previous parts you have picked. Here are the parts CPU: Intel core i7 9700k 8 cores 4.9 ghz turbo Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard  RAM: corsair vengance rgb pro 16gb (2x8) ddr4 3200 CASE: Corsair icue 220t PSU:Corsair rm650 80+gold atx GPU:EVGA rtx2060 ko oltra M.2 SSD: Inland professional 1tb water cooling kit: corsair icue h100i case fan: 1 corsair af120 Everything in your build is compatible, if that's the question you're asking. Looks good overall, although I'd personally opt for an i5-10600k + Z490 motherboard. In terms of gaming performance the 10600k and 9700k are extremely similar but you at least get the advantage of a newer intel platform with the 10600k.  ok i like it. the price is nice XD. But will the core 15 10600k still be able to handle the 2060?plus which exact mother board? And is it worth it because though the cpu is worth it the mother board is quite a bit more expensive? im also confused about a couple thing so if you could priv dm me or let me call you it would be rlly helpful. Yes, the 10600k is one of the best gaming processors you can get and would be more than sufficient for the 2060.  Around the same price as the Z390 Aorus Pro, I'd look at ASUS Z490-Plus TUF Gaming or the MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge ok i found one i liked. it can have upto 128 gig o ram the name is : Gigabyte - Z490 AORUS Elite Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard its 10$ more than the z390 but it got alot more capability for ram and the cpu is the price than the i7 Also what if i went with the  Intel - Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake 3.7GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor with the same mother board as above?. Nothing wrong with the 9600K, but you would have to pair it with a Z390 motherboard. The 9th-gen Intel CPUs use the LGA1151 socket while the Z490 boards use LGA1200 so they don't fit.  alos what if i went ryzen whihc should i go for? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Willmack23 ✭ September 2020 Good Morning! I am looking at building my first PC. It will be primarily used for streaming and recording Playstation gameplay, while also having the ability to play some mid-level games at 1080p/60fps as well. Here are my selected parts, would like some feedback on whether these parts are compatible and future proof, and if my builds fits my needs: CPU - Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core Motherboard - X570 TUF Gaming Plus (Wifi) AMD AM4 GPU - Radeon RX 5600 XT EVO 6GB GDDR6 RAM - Ripjaws V 32BG DDR4-32000 PSU - Focus Plus 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Storage - Samsung 970 EVO 1 TB SSD M.2 2280 NVMe Case - Meshify C Midtower ATX Case Thanks for the assistance! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin September 2020 edited September 2020 @Willmack23 I've added the parts you listed to our PC builder. As you can see the parts are all compatible and will work well together. I did make a few changes. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=40049ee9-36c0-4b8b-bce9-2d7c70960101 I did add an Elgato Capture device to the build as that would be needed to capture your Playstation gameplay. I'd recommend the internal version, however, Elgato has a version that connects via USB as well. The other part that I added was a storage drive. Since you'll be recording your gameplay, a storage drive would be beneficial as to not instantly fill your boot drive. As to your main specs, the CPU and GPU will perform well together, however, AMD is soon to announce their Zen 3 architecture and the new RX 6000 GPU. It might be worth waiting until that announcement to upgrade, but that's really up to you, as we don't know anything about the upcoming announcement. I hope this helps. Let us know if you have any other questions. 😊 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook SebastianCoronel ✭ October 2020 I've never built a PC before and I've always been a console player when it comes to gaming. However, I am looking to switch over to a PC for gaming and schoolwork. I want to know if any of these parts aren't compatible and if so which option you recommend getting. Another question I have is if all items from Micro Center are only in store pick up? Intel Core i9-9600k ASUS X570 TUF  Inland Premium 1TB SSD Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 8GB NZXT H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case Corsair RM650 Watt 80 Plus Gold  GEFORCE RTX 3070 Corsair H150i Pro XT 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin October 2020 Hello @SebastianCoronel Most of our parts for custom PCs are only available in store. In regards to your build, you will need a different motherboard and a bigger power supply.  For your motherboard, the i9 9600K is incompatible with the X570 Chipset and you will need to use a Z390 Motherboard.  You can also switch the processor to a Ryzen Processor as those are compatible with the X570 Chipset.   Nvidia requires a 650W for the GPU, and I recommend always going for an extra 50-100Ws just in case for upgrades and the extra buffer room. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 Hi @SebastianCoronel and welcome! There are some compatibility issues that I can see with the parts you've listed. The processor is not compatible with the motherboard that you've selected. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx?load=5f895e3f-bc54-4edd-9c47-f3bd36f1eef6 I've recreated a similar build list using our Custom PC builder, which checks compatibility. I'd strongly recommend at least 16GB of RAM. I couldn't add the 3070 just yet, as it hasn't been released. I'd love to know what your budget is, as well as what games you're interested in playing. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LaxDude ✭ October 2020 edited October 2020 Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing. CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin October 2020 LaxDude said: Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing. CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Thank you. Everything there is compatible! Only thing I might mention is you may be able to find something more powerful than the 5700XT on the used market, but overall I'd say this is a solid build.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LaxDude ✭ October 2020 TSTonyV said: LaxDude said: Good afternoon I am looking to upgrade pretty much all of my computer here is the list that I made of all of the parts. If you could check if they would all work together. The computer will mainly for gaming and video editing. CPU-- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor CPU Cooler-- Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard--Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory-- G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Video Card-- Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card Power Supply-- EVGA BQ 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Thank you. Everything there is compatible! Only thing I might mention is you may be able to find something more powerful than the 5700XT on the used market, but overall I'd say this is a solid build.  Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LaxDude ✭ October 2020 I was wondering if a ryzen 5 3600x would work on a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin October 2020 LaxDude said: I was wondering if a ryzen 5 3600x would work on a Asus Prime A320M-K motherboard? If you have the correct BIOS installed on the motherboard, yes.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook hmr009 ✭ October 2020 I am new to the computer building world and i was wondering how well this will work together.  I mainly play league of legends but still want to play apex and stuff with friends.  Let me know any suggestions.   Intel CPU Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor MSI Motherboard Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard MSI Video Card GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black NZXT Case H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black NZXT Power Supply C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply SanDisk 2.5" SSD Ultra 3D 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ASUS Monitors VP278QG 27" Full HD 75Hz VGA HDMI DP FreeSync LED Monitor 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GamerMan ✭ October 2020 Hello, I'd like to build my very first PC. The one I already have is a complete dinosaur, and I desperately need an upgrade. I'm under a tight budget, and therefore I'm trying to keep everything down to under $700. Of course, with this being my first PC, I have absolutely no clue what parts to use, so using the PC builder tool I managed to throw together whatever parts I thought were necessary and could meet my needs. Generally, I'm looking to play games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as video editing programs like Filmora. Here's my list of parts: CPU: Intel - Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor Motherboard: ASRock - H310CM-HDV/M.2 Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard RAM: G.Skill - Aegis Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module F4-3000C16S-8GISB - Black/Red Case: Corsair - Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black Power Supply: PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card SSD: WD - Blue 500GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Case Fans: Corsair - LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan I have all of the external hardware covered, it's the PC itself I'm worried about. Here's my question(s): Will this all go together? Am I missing anything important or recommended? Are the parts I chose, dare I say it, overkill? Please, tell me. With every second I use the scrap of metal I call a computer, I can feel my soul slowly breaking apart. And above all, thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this. It means a lot to me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 hmr009 said: I am new to the computer building world and i was wondering how well this will work together.  I mainly play league of legends but still want to play apex and stuff with friends.  Let me know any suggestions.   Intel CPU Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 3.8GHz Eight-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor MSI Motherboard Z490 MPG Gaming Edge (WiFi) Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard MSI Video Card GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card G.Skill RAM Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB - Black NZXT Case H510 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black NZXT Power Supply C750 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply SanDisk 2.5" SSD Ultra 3D 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Microsoft Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ASUS Monitors VP278QG 27" Full HD 75Hz VGA HDMI DP FreeSync LED Monitor Yes, all of these parts are compatible! I think you've got a great selection here. The only thing I might recommend here is a higher refresh rate monitor. I find that a higher refresh rate makes a big difference, even in games like League. GamerMan said: Hello, I'd like to build my very first PC. The one I already have is a complete dinosaur, and I desperately need an upgrade. I'm under a tight budget, and therefore I'm trying to keep everything down to under $700. Of course, with this being my first PC, I have absolutely no clue what parts to use, so using the PC builder tool I managed to throw together whatever parts I thought were necessary and could meet my needs. Generally, I'm looking to play games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as video editing programs like Filmora. Here's my list of parts: CPU: Intel - Core i3-9100F Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor Motherboard: ASRock - H310CM-HDV/M.2 Intel LGA 1151 mATX Motherboard RAM: G.Skill - Aegis Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 PC4-24000 CL16 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module F4-3000C16S-8GISB - Black/Red Case: Corsair - Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black Power Supply: PowerSpec - 430 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply GPU: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card SSD: WD - Blue 500GB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive Case Fans: Corsair - LL120 RGB Hydraulic Bearing 120mm Case Fan I have all of the external hardware covered, it's the PC itself I'm worried about. Here's my question(s): Will this all go together? Am I missing anything important or recommended? Are the parts I chose, dare I say it, overkill? Please, tell me. With every second I use the scrap of metal I call a computer, I can feel my soul slowly breaking apart. And above all, thank you so much for taking the time to read all of this. It means a lot to me. Yes, all these parts are compatible. I think you've got a great list here for your budget. Another option would be to go with a Ryzen 3400G APU, then to upgrade your GPU at a later date. I think your selection here is a great! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LaxDude ✭ October 2020 I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU, I have a Radeon rx 5700 xt. I was thinking about getting one of the new 5000 series amd CPUs and a Asus tuf gaming x570 plus motherboard, but I'm not sure which 5000 series CPUs to get? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LaxDude ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and CPU, I have a Radeon rx 5700 xt. I was thinking about getting an Asus tuf gaming x570 plus motherboard, but I'm not sure if I should get the Ryzen 5 5600x or the Ryzen 7 3700x? I am looking to play games at 1080p with high framerates, use CAD software, and video editing with Premiere Pro. Let me know if there is a better mother board. Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 Hi, @LaxDude Welcome to the community. I'd recommend you make this decision based on your budget as both will be very strong performers for the workload you mentioned. If you choose the 5600X, you'll want to make sure that the motherboard you choose has updated BIOS for the new chip. With the release of the 5600X, you may see some deals or sale prices on the older 3700X processor. The 3700X does have more cores and threads than the 5600X, however, we have not seen benchmarks for the 5600X, so I couldn't make any recommendations because we don't know how it will perform just yet. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LaxDude ✭ November 2020 LandShark said: Hi, @LaxDude Welcome to the community. I'd recommend you make this decision based on your budget as both will be very strong performers for the workload you mentioned. If you choose the 5600X, you'll want to make sure that the motherboard you choose has updated BIOS for the new chip. With the release of the 5600X, you may see some deals or sale prices on the older 3700X processor. The 3700X does have more cores and threads than the 5600X, however, we have not seen benchmarks for the 5600X, so I couldn't make any recommendations because we don't know how it will perform just yet. Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook well ✭ November 2020 hello, I've been saving up to build my first pc. My budget is $2000 but trying to keep it near $1500. I'm looking to play fps games like rainbow six, hell let loose, etc, as well as strategy games like company of heros 2, total war, mount & blade ii, etc. Ideally, I'd wanna play them at high resolution 60+fps but med resolution is fine as well. I just recreated the build from Nzxt bld with parts that was available here that's similar in spec and price so I think it's good, but I got no idea. Here's my list: CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9GHz  $319 Motherboard: ASUS Z490 plus TUF Gaming  $199 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB)  $68 Case: Nzxt H510  $69 Power supply: EVGA super NOVA 750GT  $134 GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060  $339 SSD: 2 WD Black SN750 500GB $69 CPU cooling: Nzxt kraken M22  $84 Monitor: ASUS 24" Full HD 165Hz  $199 Total $1558 First off, am I overkilling anywhere? Second, I went with 2SSD instead of one 1TB SSD cuz it was cheaper. This won't affect anything right? Also, RTX 2060 seems to be sold out everywhere. Is it expected to be available anytime soon? Finally, about CPU cooling. The Nzxt bld only suggested water-based cooling. Is that better than fan? Also is it safe? Thank you in advance 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin November 2020 well said: hello, I've been saving up to build my first pc. My budget is $2000 but trying to keep it near $1500. I'm looking to play fps games like rainbow six, hell let loose, etc, as well as strategy games like company of heros 2, total war, mount & blade ii, etc. Ideally, I'd wanna play them at high resolution 60+fps but med resolution is fine as well. I just recreated the build from Nzxt bld with parts that was available here that's similar in spec and price so I think it's good, but I got no idea. Here's my list: CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9GHz  $319 Motherboard: ASUS Z490 plus TUF Gaming  $199 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB(2x8GB)  $68 Case: Nzxt H510  $69 Power supply: EVGA super NOVA 750GT  $134 GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2060  $339 SSD: 2 WD Black SN750 500GB $69 CPU cooling: Nzxt kraken M22  $84 Monitor: ASUS 24" Full HD 165Hz  $199 Total $1558 First off, am I overkilling anywhere? Second, I went with 2SSD instead of one 1TB SSD cuz it was cheaper. This won't affect anything right? Also, RTX 2060 seems to be sold out everywhere. Is it expected to be available anytime soon? Finally, about CPU cooling. The Nzxt bld only suggested water-based cooling. Is that better than fan? Also is it safe? Thank you in advance I wouldn't say you're "overkilling" anywhere. This would be a solid mid-range system, though there are things I might change around.  Firstly, with the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs released today and all the reviews/benchmarks coming in, it looks like the hype was real and AMD's performance uplift in gaming with the newest generation is pretty crazy. At $300, the 5600X is looking the go-to choice for gaming now, so assuming you can find one in stock then that might be what I go with vs a 10700.  As for the 2060, unfortunately availability on all NVIDIA GPUs right now seems not-great. A comparable card to look at would be the 5600XT.  Water vs liquid is ultimately about preference and what your budget is. Air coolers can compete with liquid coolers, and technically speaking air coolers are "safer" than liquid in that IF a liquid cooler fails it can be worse, but failures are still incredibly rare so in my opinion, just go with what suits your preferences and your budget. You don't NEED a liquid cooler for an i7-10700, a decent air cooler like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black will be sufficient.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook well ✭ November 2020 @TSTonyV thanks for the advice. I'm excited for my new pc! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jaydiggs ✭ November 2020 What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below. AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.) Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB) Silicon 256GB SSD  Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case)  Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color)  MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...) EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more)  I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate). 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin November 2020 Jaydiggs said: What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below. AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.) Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB) Silicon 256GB SSD  Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case)  Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color)  MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...) EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more)  I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate). So it looks like you're running the 3400G with just the integrated graphics. While the integrated graphics on the 3400G are actually pretty good (about equivalent to a GTX 750, good for lighter 1080p gaming) by far the biggest upgrade you could make would be adding in a dedicated GPU. The 3400G is perfectly serviceable as a gaming processor even if you're not using the integrated graphics. It's not the fastest out there but unless you're target super high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming, it should be just fine.  As for your monitor, that depends on what you want to do. Do you care about higher than 60 refresh rate? If so, I might look at a new one. Getting a system that can put out 144Hz is kind of pointless if your monitor can't actually display it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook sneak ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 Hi I am new to the pc gaming world and i was  wondering what is the lowest buget you can go to build a ok pc because i an interested in building one but i dont have that much money. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Jaydiggs ✭ November 2020 edited November 2020 TSTonyV said: Jaydiggs said: What's up guys? I'm new to the PC gaming world. I built my own rig in July and quickly realized I made mistakes lol.. It was a budget build, I spent about $629 on the build and the monitor. I'm thinking I should upgrade the monitor, CPU, and GPU? If I'm able to sell what I have I probably have about $200-$300 to add in. I currently play Fortnite, but would like to play games like Halo and Forza at the very least. With Cyber Monday and all these Black Friday deals, I'm thinking I need to jump on some deals. Here's what I have below. AMD 5 3400G (Probably should have gotten 2600 instead.. But someone recomended I buy this instead of getting a GPU since I'm on a budget.) Patriot DDR4 3000MHZ 4GB (2x4GB) Silicon 256GB SSD  Deepcool Matrexx 50-Mid Tower (Not the best choice on case)  Deepcool RF120 (3fans, mind you they didn't come with controller, so I can't change color)  MSI Pro B450M Pro M2 Max (Wish I bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max instead...) EVGA 600W BR Power Supply (I probably should have gotten the 80plus gold even though it's more)  I also bought a 32" LG FHD IPS Freesync 60hz Refresh (Wondering if I should try and sell it and buy and MSI 27" Freesync 144hz refresh rate). So it looks like you're running the 3400G with just the integrated graphics. While the integrated graphics on the 3400G are actually pretty good (about equivalent to a GTX 750, good for lighter 1080p gaming) by far the biggest upgrade you could make would be adding in a dedicated GPU. The 3400G is perfectly serviceable as a gaming processor even if you're not using the integrated graphics. It's not the fastest out there but unless you're target super high refresh rate 1080p competitive gaming, it should be just fine.  As for your monitor, that depends on what you want to do. Do you care about higher than 60 refresh rate? If so, I might look at a new one. Getting a system that can put out 144Hz is kind of pointless if your monitor can't actually display it.  TSTonyV,  Thats a huge relief Tony. Im trying to learn more about computers and hardware, and its tough to sift through all the professionals lingo and recommendations. With that said, what is a good GPU for the 144hz range? I've been looking at some of these msi's and raedons. I've also seen the 1060's and 1660. But I don't want to bottleneck my PC and I will be purchasing a new monitor then as well to get better fps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JoshN ✭ November 2020 Hey, I bought a prebuilt a couple years ago and am looking to upgrade some of my things. To run some of the games i wanna play, i need to upgrade my processor. I have an AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-core. What kind of processor would u recommend for me to get? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123456789» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. Comment As ... 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Installed Corsair AIO cooler on the ROG STRIX B450 MOBO (AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT CPU), and connected the pump tach cable to the cpu fan header per instructions.  Started computer, and everything blinked red and computer shut down. Repositioned pump tach cable to the AIO pump header, and everything started working normal.  Loaded Windows 10 Home and started to update software/drivers through the ASUS updater. Restarted machine and went back into blinking red/shutdown mode. Removed AIO cooler and installed standard fan cooler, and system operating OK now.  Want to get the AIO cooler working to set up overclocking. Thoughts on how to troubleshoot?  Currently looking through software and BIOS to identify if settings have been screwed with. Thx, Dave 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin November 2020 Hello @illinidave Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!   Just to check, everything is working now with a normal fan cooler?  What happens when you use the AIO in the CPU_fan header?   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook illinidave ✭ November 2020 System is working fine now with the standard AMD air cooler. I have not tried the AIO connected to the cpu-fan header since it failed the first time, but will try again later. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook illinidave ✭ November 2020 When I set up the AIO the first time, system blinked red and shut down. Don’t think pump was getting power. When I switched to the AIO_pump header, system worked ok until the software update/restart that I mentioned 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin November 2020 Gotcha, do you have everything from the cooler plugged in?  Mainly the SATA Power, the Pump Cable and the Mini-USB Cable?   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook illinidave ✭ November 2020 Think we figured out the problem; we had the cooler power plugged into a SATA cable that was also being used for the 2TB drive. Works fine now. Finding out the fans kick into high gear when the vengeance RGB RAM gets turned to solid white color. 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