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Community Article HyperX Alloy Origins Core Unboxing Video! — 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 › Peripherals HyperX Alloy Origins Core Unboxing Video! Err0h ✭✭✭✭✭ March 2021 in Peripherals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ0rI5ZYjbo&t Hope you guys enjoy a quick unboxing! HyperX as usual knocks it out of the park! :) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin March 2021 Very cool! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Hey Gamers!! What's your go-to keyboard? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Peripherals Hey Gamers!! What's your go-to keyboard? AlexS admin April 2020 in Peripherals While my current gaming setup is primarily Logitech, the keyboard I've held close to my heart that I now use at work is the HyperX Elite Alloy RGB (Cherry MX Reds).  I've used this at local CSGO LANs at Game Arena and it was my primary keyboard I used during Seasons 30 and 31 of ESEA Open.  It'll be running at two years old come October and the switches are still super responsive.  I also swapped out the original keycaps for the PBTs What brand and model of keyboard do you currently use?  Or which was the best one you've ever had that you wish was still in production? 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answers Stefano238 ✭ April 2020 Answer ✓ Not the prettiest keyboard, but Ducky DK2108SZ. Built like a champ! Love the Cherry MX reds for gaming. I’ve been gaming in this for about 6 years now. Got my Logitech lightspeed headset and mouse to match. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BrandonCassie Canada ✭ April 2020 Answer ✓ Logitech G613 Lightspeed: Wireless, virtually 0 latency, mechanical, doesn't look "gamery" 6 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Tiahuana ✭ April 2020 Corsair K95 RGB. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 BrandonCassie said: Logitech G613 Lightspeed: Wireless, virtually 0 latency, mechanical, doesn't look "gamery" I've always wanted to try to get one of these but the definitely cost a pretty penny.  If I they release a Lightspeed G Pro series, I might snag that up   Thank you for sharing!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 Tiahuana said: Corsair K95 RGB. This is such a slick board. I believe one of our techs also uses one of these.  He's all about RGB everything lol 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSAustinM admin April 2020 Looking to get another of the Logitech G K840. My daily work keyboard. It lacks the RGB but very responsive. https://www.microcenter.com/product/510381/logitech-g-k840-mechanical-gaming-keyboard---romer-g-tactile 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Juancarlos ✭ April 2020 HyperX Alloy Elite RGB as well. I love how clicky it is, but not too clicky to where it bothers people if i dont have my mic on push to talk! I like the color customization it has as well as saved slots you can change the color on the fly. I really enjoy the droplet effect! Dont mind the bottle hahah i dont really have pictures of my keyboard.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 Juancarlos said: HyperX Alloy Elite RGB as well. I love how clicky it is, but not too clicky to where it bothers people if i dont have my mic on push to talk! I like the color customization it has as well as saved slots you can change the color on the fly. I really enjoy the droplet effect! Dont mind the bottle hahah i dont really have pictures of my keyboard.  Oh I'm minding the bottle!  I didn't even know Jameson had a cold brew!  That sounds delicious!  Thanks for sharing your setup and heck yes, HyperX!!! Also, second question, what rank are you in CSGO?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MC_Kris ✭ April 2020 GMMK TKL with Everglide Oreo switches and GMK Red Samurai keycaps. A very comfy keyboard. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin April 2020 edited April 2020 Usedfigma said: GMMK TKL with Everglide Oreo switches and GMK Red Samurai keycaps. A very comfy keyboard. I love those keycaps! The GMMK is great. I'll add a picture later when I have the chance, but I have a full-sized GMMK with Kailh Box Whites and some HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 TSTonyV said: Usedfigma said: GMMK TKL with Everglide Oreo switches and GMK Red Samurai keycaps. A very comfy keyboard. I love those keycaps! The GMMK is great. I'll add a picture later when I have the chance, but I have a full-sized GMMK with Kailh Box Whites and some HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps.  HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin April 2020 I am currently using a Keychron K4 for my wireless gaming setup: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621289/keychron-k4-wireless--wired-mechanical-gaming-keyboard---gateron-red. I won't lie, I hated it at first due to it missing some of the functions I used a ton. It lacks a physical print screen button, the RGB settings reset every single time you restart the computer, and for some reason it won't remember to keep my RGB off when I turn it off after restarting the PC. Luckily the print screen issue was resolved in the latest firmware update, allowing me to hold FN + P + Page Up for 6 seconds to rebind the Page Up key to Print Screen. Sadly, the RGB is still very flaky and won't remember to stay off. This is a bummer for battery life and people like me that find RGB to be distracting in general. The lack of RGB control software might be off putting to others as well, but RGB isn't my cup of tea anyways so I don't mind it. The switches feel fine, a lot like Cherry MX Red's. I still prefer the Romer G's from my Logitech G Pro, but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. The aluminum frame feels nice and solid and the extra caps that were provided were much appreciated. The caps themselves do feel extremely cheap though, so they may warrant replacement over time. For the price, it's definitely a solid wireless mechanical keyboard. I'll add some pictures once I get home. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 TSMichaelB said: but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. I also await this.  My Logitech G Pro at home is great but a wireless Lightspeed option would be better and make my setup look clean. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin April 2020 TS_AlexS said: TSMichaelB said: but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. I also await this.  My Logitech G Pro at home is great but a wireless Lightspeed option would be better and make my setup look clean. My "monitor" is a 55 inch OLED TV that I can't sit close to. My PC is a a massive open frame system with a 1260mm liquid-filled anchor attached to it, so I can't move it closer to the couch. I'd also rather not have a long USB cable strewn across the floor, so wireless is definitely a requirement. Since it's wireless, I want battery life to last as long as possible, so I need it to allow me to keep lighting off.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 LogitechG's battery life has come a long way for wireless peripherals.  I have the G Pro Wireless Mouse and maybe need to charge it once every week or two depending on the game I'm playing where as the Logitech G703 wireless had to be charged every 3-4 days 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin May 2020 Has anyone here own or have owned Razer's Opto-mechanical keyboards? And if so, what are your opinions of it?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin May 2020 edited May 2020 AlexS said: TSMichaelB said: but until Logitech releases a wireless TKL G Pro with no macro keys on the side, I'll be using this instead. I also await this.  My Logitech G Pro at home is great but a wireless Lightspeed option would be better and make my setup look clean. Logitech has heard our cries.  Should see these in the market come June. :')  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin June 2020 UPDATE:  This keyboard is AMAZING.  I'll get a video unboxing completed soon. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lateral Rockville ✭ November 2020 Bugha Five Below keyboard lol I’m kidding. I go with a HyperX Alloy Origins RGB 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin November 2020 MightyD said: Bugha Five Below keyboard lol I’m kidding. I go with a HyperX Alloy Origins RGB HyperX is pretty fire!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Err0h ✭✭✭✭✭ December 2020 Thoughts on this? SteelSeries Apex 3 RGB Gaming Keyboard - OmniPoint - Micro Center I'm looking into getting it just as an RGB keyboard for my stream PC but I think it looks cool.  Much nicer than the Corsair K55   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin December 2020 Personally, I'm not familiar with OmniPoint switches, but this looks like an amazing keyboard. Especially for $49.99! Here's some info on SteelSeries OmniPoint switches! This keyboard looks like an amazing buy, packed full of features with IP32 water resistance for protection against spills among others. Wow. If I buy another keyboard in the near future, this will be it. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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What setup should I get? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Wanting to get a PC upgrade but there's so many options. What setup should I get? Runninen ✭ January 12 edited January 17 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, I am planning out a new PC setup to get into the world of Virtual Youtubing, but I am new to making a setup so I decided to ask you guys what would work best. I'm not going for anything special. I've already found a keyboard (Corsair K70 MK.2), headphones (HyperX Cloud Alpha), a microphone (HyperX Quadcast), a mouse (Razer Deathadder V2 Pro), and a webcam (Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam). Currently looking for two monitors, a mousepad, a pop filter, a chair, a desk, whatever else is necessary for a good VTubing setup, and most importantly... A PC (Prebuilt or built). I wish to balance quality and performance with a fairly low cost. I'm willing to spend a good amount, though, but I will limit myself to around $3500 or so. UPDATE: Budget has been increased to $5000. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin January 18 Answer ✓ Greetings, Sorry for the delay in response. This would be pretty much a top of the line streaming/gaming machine: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=fd8f6569-04f6-4f9a-9b8c-7ffeed266a3d I see your budget is now $5000 with everything listed, so the above build leaves plenty left over for other accessories. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin January 15 Hello, we can look into that. With your $3500 budget was that only for the PC/PC parts or is that for everything you listed? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Runninen ✭ January 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39350#Comment_39350 For everything listed. My roommates have gotten on to me about overspending though I do have about $10,000 saved up. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Runninen ✭ January 18 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39411#Comment_39411 I give you my thanks! And that leads to part 2 of my question: What accessories should I go for? (Monitors, Chair, Mousepad, Pop Filter. Mic, Mouse, Keyboard, and headphones are optional if you think my setup needs room for improvement) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 19 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/39412#Comment_39412 A lot of this would be personal preference on what accessories to get, I would take a look through some guides we have on our website that we have:https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/233-micro-centers-guide-for-live-streaming-equipment and https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7210/streaming-setup-guide-how-to-start-streaming that should point you in the right direction on a lot of those items. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article (Closed) Logitech G DrLupo Limited Edition Contest - Page 2 — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Contests › Past Contests (Closed) Logitech G DrLupo Limited Edition Contest «123» Comments JHumphrey ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 Corsair Void Pro Wireless, K55 keyboard, M65 mouse, wood clamp for a headset holder. Monitor is an AOC 27” 1440p.  Used for gaming, mostly Apex Legends), light video editing and streaming video. I would love a better keyboard, and my monitor could use some upsizing.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NathanB ✭ August 2020 I use them for work mainly, but also some light gaming, F1 2020, FIFA, Warzone etc. My favourite bit of kit is my Acer Monitor, 27inch, 140hz and 1ms response time make it amazing for gaming. I've got a relatively cheap mouse and keyboard that was bought from Amazon, which disconnect randomly, so could really do with an upgrade! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook OmnicronOG ✭ August 2020 Well, here it is. I've practically been living at this desk since the entire pandemic started. What started as my gaming/streaming setup has become my workstation and starting next week my "back to school" station. For everything that I do, comfort and functionality is key -- a massive HyperX mousepad, a Logitech MX Master 2, the Razer Huntsman keyboard, Alienware 25 monitors, a comfortable set of Logitech G Pro headphones for Zoom calls, and even an Echo Show 5 to keep me on schedule.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RealJustinCase ✭ August 2020 Playing Fall Guys & WoW! Love my HyperX but KBM def need an upgrade lol 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AintTheBabyGap ✭ August 2020 1. 2. I use this setup mainly just for gaming and chilling with the friends, but i also do stream a couple days out of the week during my free time just for the added fun. 3.My Favorite peripheral would have to be my yeti mic. It sounds amazing and i absolutely love the customization options it has. I would love to upgrade my headset i currently use the hyper x cloud 2s, but i would love to try the new wireless Logitech headset that was just released. My other upgrade would have to be my mousepad because i would like a full sized mouse and keyboard mat. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ralv ✭ August 2020 This is my Gaming setup.  I have a Reddragon k552 keyboard, a Reddragon M601 mouse, an xbox one controller and a fifine microphone, I use a very small mouse pad and a 144hz monitor this is all mounted on a night table.I use my setpup for Valorant, Fall guys & Fortnite. I definitely need a desk more than anything my keyboard is also starting to fail & my microphone is horrible at picking up my voice. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook gabesaan ✭ August 2020 Heres my setup that I use for gaming and school work. My Peripherals are Headset: Logitech G332 - My best friend got me these for my birthday Keyboard: Logitech G Pro Keyboard - Had this keyboard since 2018 when I upgraded from a Coolermaster membrane keyboard. Mouse: Logitech G402 & G305 - I got the g402 mouse after my old mouse stopped working. Later I wanted a wireless mouse, so I picked up the g305. Now I switch between the two Mouspad: Havit Mousepad - I had a small mousepad just for my mouse but my friend had this mousepad lying around and he let me have it My favourite peripheral would have to be the Logitech G Pro keyboard. It's a big difference from what my last keyboard felt like. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Devin_Brimer ✭ August 2020 Keyboard: Logitech G610 Mouse: Logitech G502 Used for Gaming and GameDev My G502 is my favorite peripheral, and my upgrade wish-list is that amazing custom DrLupo KB/M/Pad combo! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CrispyBunny ✭ August 2020 Keyboard: K70 LUX Mouse: Logitech G502 Mouspad: MM300 Corsair I use them for playing Escape from Tarkov and Fortnite. Favourite is the new G502, its my fav because i have been having a nightmare. In the last 3 months i have had to return 4 DIFFERENT brand new mice to Corsair as the scroll wheels keep snapping internally and not working, one lasted as little as 2 weeks. Im very brand loyal and have slight OCD so love all my things to match but at the moment they dont. I cant replace the keyboard and mouse mat right now so this prize would be perfect for me. PLUS i have no friends and have to play Tarkov (Hence the paper note with the list of best ammo types lmao) so i need all the help i can get and Lupos gear might just make me able to finish my last 3 challenges for Kappa. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kraftyboi ✭ August 2020 Here is my setup! it took me about 1.5 years to save up for everything. I am a huge sucker for any logitech products as you can see. I use this for both gaming and work. My mouse (G403) and keyboard(g pro) are my favorite parts of my setup. I’m looking to upgrade my mouse as the g403 cord is a huge issue for me. I love showing and explaining my setup to people because I am very proud of it. This was the result of hard work and dedication! I look forward to collecting more logitech products in the future! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Intric8_Midas ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 Hey, my peripherals consists of my Orbweaver Chroma (I wore down my thumbstick direction fo W-keying😅), a generic cloth mouse pad for LOL and my Rival 600 both of which I got after I got an upgrade in my laptop (first time over 60hz) which I had to wait a long time for. My favourite would have to be my keyboard it's served me well up to this point, with the mouse helping my aim a lot. I've been using both for playing a variety of games and graphics design and more recently video editing. IMG_20200824_183529.jpg 3.6M IMG_20200824_183326.jpg 4.3M 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook savagebori ✭ August 2020 Razer mouse and Keyboard - Endless Gaming Asus monitors - To see DrLupo in HD  PS4- More Gaming! Steelseries Artic 7 - To hear DrLupo's angelic voice (LUL) Hoping to win to upgrade to what I've always wanted LG. Good Luck Have Fun!!!! To all! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KobeProvost ✭ August 2020 My current peripherals are: Mouse: Logitech G403 Keyboard: HyperX Alloy Origins Core TKL Mousepad: Logitech G840 XL I use my setup for a constant mix of gaming, video editing, and music production. Lot of time at home means lots of time honing these skills and I've really found out I have a stronger passion for gaming than I even realized. My favorite peripheral would have to be my mouse. It get's the job done and is very responsive. Helps me drop 20-30 bombs in Warzone all thanks to Logitech. If I could upgrade anything it would be my mouse to either a wireless G703 or the wireless G Pro and my keyboard to the G Pro. I recently got the wireless G Pro X headset and I absolutely love so I've been very interested in trying out more of Logitech's wireless gaming hardware and of course I want to switch my keyboard so I can have Logitech everything. Makes things look cleaner. Thanks for checking out my setup and good luck to everyone else with their entries! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook cenarir ✭ August 2020 Keyboard: Ducky One 2 Mini Pure White Mouse: Logitech Wireless Mouse G305 Headset: Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset AW988 I use my setup for streaming and playing games. My favorite would be the Ducky One 2 Mini keyboard. It is the perfect size and feels great.  My upgrade wishlist would be for a better wireless mouse and the G Pro Wireless would be perfect. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AkaAzzy ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 I play on a Xbox I play keyboard and mouse on my Xbox and I have the ReDragon k552 for keyboard and Hyperx Pulsefire FPS pro for mouse and I have the Hyperx mousepad it’s size medium and I play on a tv and I really need a new mouse my mouse is always lagging and the mouse wheel doesn’t work I would really want to upgrade my mouse.My favorite part of setup is my keyboard it is so clicky and the rgb are so bright.Im grinding to become a Professional Esport Gamer.Im really thankful for this opportunity. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CrispyWaffles ✭ August 2020 Pretty basic set up.  I mainly use for gaming, however I also use as typical home computer.  Plus my work laptop off to the side, which shares the old HP monitor from a Windows XP computer.  Keyboard is an E-Element Z-88 RGB mechanical brown switch.  Its on the cheaper side, but it gets the job done.  My mouse is a very cheap Bluetooth one that's 6 years old, but gets the job done for now.  Headset is the HyperX Cloud Alpha S, and I absolutely love these.  They are super comfy with surround sound, which was a must for me, and the quality for games is fantastic, as well as music.  Headset is definitely my favorite peripheral. I would love to get a top of the line wireless mouse.  Was looking at HyperX or Razer based on the cost, but Logi G Pro mouse would be amazing.  Would get a sizeable mouse pad to compliment as well.  Mine is just one I had lying around.  I'll get another monitor down the road, just saving for other things at the moment. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook pinayprincessa ✭ August 2020 Hi i am pinayprincessa ,i am full time content creator, partner at twitch and this is my set up for streaming , i am a big fan of drlupo because of how genuine he is and passionate about helping people in need, been watching him for years,Also the little drlupo is in front of my pc on the left. my favorite is my new pc, some parts are from micro center near me. i can stream smoothly now without frame drops and higher fps in call of duty. AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor •Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard •Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 •Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive •Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive •Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card •Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply •Asus ROG STRIX LC 360 RGB White 80.95 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler •Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case My wish list: Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Logitech G G840 XL Gaming Mouse Pad 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Serafin ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 SO first of all this is my first ever, first ever build from Tustin micro center in which they are so helpful , first ever keyboard and mouse and everything as over the last past 2 years I been using a party table and then put over a blanket so it would at least not look horrible so yeah that's my battle station I made over the summer.  I use this for gaming fortnite and doing homework and online classes I am using a huntsman mini and viper mini which are every great for the size but would like a wireless so the cable won't disturb my productivity. My favorite is the keyboard I never had a mechanical keyboard and would be nice to own another one and share to my brother. The most favorite out of my set up is my first desk, a lot I can do! Other then that I always had everything I needed to succeed even just owning my party table to get the highest GPA in school and going to the library to use their computers! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook MrTin10 Texas ✭ August 2020 Peripherals: Logitech G613 Wireless- Great mechanical keyboard for coding & gaming. Logitech G604 Wireless- Just picked this up & is by far my favorite mouse. Creative Pebble V2- Needed some nice speakers that fit under the monitor & these were perfect for that job. Razer Serien X- I use this for gaming & streaming. Razer Kiyo- Recently picked this up at my local Walmart for a good deal. I use it for my zoom classes & streaming. Dell UltraSharp U2719D- Awesome 27" monitor for 60Hz 1440p gaming. Sebrant 3.0 USB Hub- I love the idea of having switches to turn my peripherals on & off. My favorite peripheral is the mouse! It fits my hand so perfect and I love the features of it. My upgrade wishlist is a new gaming monitor with a higher refresh rate and HDR. Something like 144 Hz 1440p gaming monitor would make my setup so much better. I also like the Logitech G915 Keyboard because of the RGB but it is too expensive for me. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Coltonj13 ✭ August 2020 I pretty recently got my setup but could not be happier, I absolutely love it. I purchased it to play games like Valorant, EFT, Warzone, and many others. But mostly, I watch Lupo at any and all times of the day. It consists of a Logitech G512 Carbon, Logitech Pro Wireless mouse, 24” acer monitor, and Logitech G432 headset. My favorite new addition is my Nanoleaf Light Panels behind my setup. I am beyond blessed and lucky to have what I have but why not enter in this giveaway. Good luck to everyone (: 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Lechautu ✭ August 2020 Logitech G935: with the 50mm drivers, it is the best wireless headset I have ever seen. Logitech G915: a fancy wireless aluminum low-profile mechanical keyboard Logitech G903 + Powerplay: wireless mouse that never needed  to be charged Logitech G560: powerful speaker for a small room 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ENZAK ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 So I'm a small streamer / gamer / game dev student at "HOWEST : The Level", and mainly stream fps games or some relaxing stuff with chat. My mic is the Shure SM7B as I was talked into investing into some quality audio equipment, I kinda regret it because it was a big part of my budget at the time and couldn't buy a camera for a while after this. (I got the Sony A5100 now though) I also used to own a G Pro Wireless myself but the mouse wheel started rubbing against the mouse buttons, so I decided to test the Razer Viper and then I got myself a mouse bungee from Glorious. Already missing that wireless feeling btw! For my monitor and mouse pad I've always used BENQ's XL2546 and Zowie GSR, I like them and never decided to change, especially the mousepad because I can just put it in the washing machine like once a month, no problems, and it gives you that clean fresh mousepad feel! And then lastly my keyboard is the Steelseries Apex Pro with the customisable actuation switches, a nice touch but not necessary in my opinion. My favourite peripherals are probably my headset and the Logitech GPW I owned in the past, I've never had problems with it and it fits my hand perfectly! The main reason I'd love to win this is because it's all from one brand meaning I don't need to install 3 different softwares like Steelseries Engine, Synapse 3, Logitech G Hub, etc. I've also been thinking of buying a new GPW so that could save me some money. And ofcourse it looks really clean and professional. It's just one nice package and the colours will fit perfectly with my background! #WaitingForCyberpunk2077 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ENZAK ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brispy ✭ August 2020 My headset is the Logitech g pro x wireless, my keyboard is the glorious gmmk tkl and my mouse is the viper ultimate! I wish I could upgrade my mouse and keyboard to the Logitech g pro series due to the great experience I had with my new headset! My favorite peripherals are mouse and keyboards but my top peripheral right now is the Logitech headset it’s changed my gaming audio experience forever!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LB3 Marietta, GA ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 My current battle station peripherals are used for work, productivity and gaming. They are the Logitech G110 keyboard, Logitech G9x mouse, Logitech G35 headset and Logitech G440 mousepad. My favorite peripheral is the Logitech G35 headset. It has great, detailed audio for FPS games like Counter Strike with great sound dampening to drown out background noise and a top quality microphone. My wishlist upgrades are the Logitech G703 Wireless gaming mouse, Logitech Powerplay charging system, Logitech G733 wireless headset and Logitech G613 wireless gaming keyboard. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook nikcole07 ✭ August 2020 keyboard- Logitech K120 mouse- zelotes t-90 headset- SADES Spirit Wolf I use my set up for playing games, streaming, and (now, due to COVID) I'm homeschooling my son. My favorite peripheral is my keyboard. It's not overly complicated and it works with no problems. If I could upgrade it would my headset. It doesn't fit very well and the volume buttons on it are in a very inconvenient spot so I'm accidentally hitting the mute button all of the time. If I could, I would upgrade my mouse. It's just all right; it was a hand me down from my husband.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JDoucet ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 I use my setup for ultra-competitive gaming sessions. It composes of the following: A WD easy store external harddrive, a cutting-edge Logitech M510, the best mouse-pad I could find (for 4 dollars at OfficeDepot) and a pair of Beats noise-cancelling headphones. I also use a ultra-sleek gaming chair I saved off the street and cleaned up/"refurbished". For real now, I use it for work and for playing anything from GW2 to Destiny 2 and am saving up for a monitor and computer that I can dedicate to gaming. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dagbar ✭ August 2020 My setup is used for streaming on twitch (Dag_bar) and kicking some zoomer butt on some COD:warzone or some RP in GTA. I don't do bad for being a grandpa and can always use some new equipment to add to the setup   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook phikai ✭ August 2020 This is my office and gaming (console) setup, but with new PC parts on the way it's time to start switching some things up. I love my Yeti Mic and Logitech Camera in this setup as they're great for both gaming/streaming and work. The upgrade wish list is a keyboard and mouse to go with the new gaming rig. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook codesbyme ✭ August 2020 I use this setup every day from gaming, job hunting, previous school work, and watching streamers. My favorite peripheral is my 144hz monitor. I used to have a tv that I used and it hindered my gaming playstyle and put me at a disadvantage. For example R6. My upgrade wishlist is a new motherboard, AMD Ryzen 9, and a 2080ti. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123» 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. 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This build was asked to be done by be quiet! after CES, to showcase some of their new products. products they supplied -DarkBase700 -12 X 140mm silent wing 3 fan's - straight power 11 platnium PSU HyperX supplied - 16GB DDR4 Fury non RGB 4 sticks Kingston supplied a - 500GB m.2 I am also a automotive painter so modding kind of goes hand and hand , so i started by tearing everything down even the gpu, motherboard parts and psu, which was pretty sketchy "i do not advise anyone who is not a professional to do this" had to de solder from inside power board to get it apart. I also laser cut all my acrylic parts and bent them with a acrylic bender before paint, all logos and details are paint with stencils and air brush also 100% paint whole MOD. To see more of my mods and more in depth process check out my social medias @termudasquare (if you have questions feel free to comment down below) Favorite Feature i love this mod for the fact its simple and air cooled, and was fun to work with a new company, and meet some amazing people at CES. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin July 2020 edited July 2020 This is a cool build! You don't happen to have any more in-progress photos from the work you did, do you? I'd love to actually see the process.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin July 2020 That looks so clean.   1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TermudaSquare Minnesota ✭ July 2020 TSTonyV said: This is a cool build! You don't happen to have any more in-progress photos from the work you did, do you? I'd love to actually see the process.  Yea man definitely got tons, what parts you looking for specifically? I have other full detailed build logs also for other mods I’ve did. Will be doing detailed build log within next two weeks, been busy on a clients mod.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TermudaSquare Minnesota ✭ July 2020 TSTonyV said: This is a cool build! You don't happen to have any more in-progress photos from the work you did, do you? I'd love to actually see the process.  Working on this gators themed mod right now in the evolv x 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TermudaSquare Minnesota ✭ July 2020 AlexS said: That looks so clean.   Appreciate it  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin July 2020 TermudaSquare said: TSTonyV said: This is a cool build! You don't happen to have any more in-progress photos from the work you did, do you? I'd love to actually see the process.  Yea man definitely got tons, what parts you looking for specifically? I have other full detailed build logs also for other mods I’ve did. Will be doing detailed build log within next two weeks, been busy on a clients mod.  I think what I would be most interested in is the laser cutting, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for the build log! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin July 2020 Wow, such high quality work! I'm excited about the build log too. 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I use these peripherals to game, I mainly play r6 ranked and as of today I am gold 2 hopefully by the end of the season I will have hit plat. My upgrade wishlist would be replacing my peripherals because they are getting old and only time will tell when they will be useless. Winning this giveaway would help big time.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook OhFlux ✭ August 2020 Current setup. Used for school, gaming (mainly Escape from Tarkov) and programming! I have a Poseidon Z keyboard that currently has double input issues (I have already remove keycaps and cleaned the board, but no luck!) I would love the G Pro gaming keyboard. Hoping to upgrade to a new GPU soon, too! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin August 2020 @OhFlux Uh oh, looks like you didn't attach any photos. Be sure to add to be entered in our contest! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook eWallzer ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 I use the Corsair Harpoon Wireless mouse, K55 RGB Wireless Keyboard, Astro A50 headset, Blue Yeti Microphone, and Logitech C970 Webcam all for streaming everyday on twitch! I currently am looking to upgrade both my keyboard and mouse as the wireless portions dont really work well, as well as my webcam for better quality! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook CrimsnSphinx ✭ August 2020 Im currently using A m65 pro corsair mouse paired with The Corsair Gaming k95 RGB platinum xt and a controller for fps games while gaming and my mouse pad is a Fnatic Xl mousepad that my fur baby likes to use as a ,scratch post. I use my battle station for graphic designing, editing and gaming. I also have the Plantronics- RIG 800 HD wireless headset for both my ps4 and pc.  My ideal peripherals would be the Glorious Model O in white along with the Logitech- G915 Lightspeed wireless keyboard and possibly a better mousepad.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Xanba ✭ August 2020 Mouse - Razer Naga (2014) Keyboard - Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (2014) Monitors - Asus VP248H 75hz (x2) My favorite peripheral is the Razer Naga mouse, it is so handy for MMOs and MOBAs. My upgrade wishlist would have to be in order: Proper gaming headset (HyperX Clouds II or Steelseries Arctis 7s), then any 144hz monitor like the Asus VG27VQ, and then upgrade the PC to the 20 Series from dual 970s. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Shackd ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 2014 Raizer Tapian mouse, this is my old reliable as I've had her for 6 years. the rgb has officially died. I have some $30 turtle beaches from a year ago. my keeb is a diera wireless optical keyboard. this baby was cheap but I love it so much. I'm currently gaming on my MacBook Pro 2019. but I am currently building a battle station in my living room so I can build a PC with the new rtx 3000 series. I can't wait to have my PC and it would be so awesome if I could get any new peripheral it would be a blessing. if I ended up being the lucky winner I would probably want a new mouse. thank you so much for reading this even if I did not win! battlestation2.HEIC.pdf 18M 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Porky60 ✭ September 2020 I am using a Logitech G502 Lightspeed wireless mouse paired with a tada 68 custom keyboard that has soldered hot-swappable switches. The current switches in use are blue zilent v2s that have a set of black keycaps and accented with a set of red Tai-Hao doubleshot pbt keycaps. I am struggling to determine a favorite peripheral, however due to the time I have put into it I would have to say it is the keyboard. The mouse is also my favorite that I have tried so far and I don't know if I can use anything else. I use these for gaming primarily, but also for any other work that I am doing at my PC including video editing. If I were to upgrade or change a peripheral I would most likely be interested to try other wireless mice from Logitech as they have been by far my favorite mice I have ever used.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123» 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. 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Which parts are recommended should there be a need to replace the motherboard and CPU? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin October 2021 edited October 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/36678#Comment_36678 Greetings. If you are wanting to upgrade Windows 11 on this PC, you'll unfortunately need a new motherboard and CPU. If you do not have DDR4 RAM as well, you would need that as well to work with a newer motherboard. For the processor requirements, anything 8th generation Intel or newer will work as well as AMD Zen+ or newer. For a full list of compatible processors, check out the Microsoft support pages - Intel: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors and for AMD: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-amd-processors 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexC21 ✭ October 2021 Ian I'm not familiar when it comes to compatibility or factors needed to make Custom PC to around entry-level gaming PC. Not certain whether to find a Motherboard that can fit into existing "Diablotek Diamond ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (CPA-0170)" or find a "suitable" desktop case alongside with the rest of the parts. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin October 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/36752#Comment_36752 If you're not quite sure where to start, I'd look over our guide for choosing PC parts found here: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/3311/how-to-choose-parts-for-your-custom-computer-build Your computer case should work as ATX is still the standard size for most motherboards but you may want to change cases for more USB ports, front jacks, etc. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexC21 ✭ October 2021 Just to search for mATX/ATX motherboard and possibly equivalent to Intel i7 processor or higher and replacing DDR4 RAM for 16 GB? ~ Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2 GB 128 Bit DDR 5 ~ Motherboard: MSI MS-7641  ~ CPU: AMD Processor FX-8320 Eight-core ~ CPU fan: "what came with AMD Processor FX-8320 Eight-core package" ~ RAM: 1 HyperX FURY 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model HX318C10F/4 1 Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Red (HX316C10FR/8) ~ Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M ~ Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E500B/AM) ~ Case: Diablotek Diamond ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (CPA-0170)  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin October 2021 @AlexC21 You're looking at a pretty substantial upgrade. The CPU certainly is not compatible, and the motherboard is AM3. Upgrading to a compatible CPU, is going to require an AM4 board, which will in turn require DDR4 memory. Another factor is the video card. EFI Support on a 700 series Nvidia card can be spotty. I'd expect to replace all of those components. You want to keep your case, so we'll stick to mATX boards. What's your budget for the upgrade? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexC21 ✭ October 2021 Ian & TSMikeW My budget for current specs was less than $1000. What are my options for theoretical budget of $1500? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin November 2021 @AlexC21 GPU availability is still difficult. You'll want something in the range of an RTX 3060 or 3060 Ti. On the AMD side, 6600 XT. Your power supply will accommodate this GPU. Lets reserve $600-700 of your $1500 budget, and do the CPU/Motherboard/RAM and maybe an NVME drive. RAM: https://www.microcenter.com/product/467049/gskill-ripjaws-v-32gb-(2-x-16gb)-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-3200c16d-32g-black SSD: https://www.microcenter.com/product/607732/wd-black-sn750-1tb-m2-nvme-interface-pcie-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive-with-3d-tlc-nand-(wds100t3x0c) Alternative is the Inland Premium 1TB. An NVME driver is worth the upgrade performance wise. Leaves us with $670. CPU/Mobo combo: https://www.microcenter.com/product/5005028/amd-ryzen-7-5700g-with-wraith-stealth-cooler,-msi-b550-mag-tomahawk,-cpu-motherboard-combo I like the 5700G for price vs performance. An 8 core CPU just above the 5600X in price. You're also getting an APU, which you'll potentially add value if your a streamer, by using the APU as a rendering device. This combo is $460, so you're still well under your budget. 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I do not believe the issue to be with the headset as I have tried it with other devices and the microphone works fine. I can also hear audio fine, my laptop just doesn't seem to pick up any sound input i trying to resolve my issue seeing many youtube video but didn't helped me they checked my mic online but they suggest me to update driver.But i am still facing issue Any suggestions on how to solve this 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31824#Comment_31824 Greetings, how does this connect to your PC - via USB or 3.5mm cable? 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Hello! This is a breakdown of streaming setups at three different tiers: BeginnerIntermediate, and Pro. It can be very confusing trying to keep track of all the different kinds of equipment used for streaming and what pieces are even necessary. I will go into detail for things that I would consider required, and things that I would consider an accessory and may not be needed at all.  

I highly advise that if you are just starting off streaming to look within the Beginner and Intermediate setups and getting comfortable with the equipment there. Streaming is a big commitment and starting off with Pro equipment at the beginning can be a waste of money if you don't stream frequently. When you begin livestreaming and have a solid grasp at it (and hopefully some regular viewers), I would then consider upgrading the equipment you have. When upgrading your setup, you do not need to do it all at once. It's absolutely okay to upgrade your equipment one piece at a time. Upgrading equipment can even be great content for a stream title. “New Webcam Stream!” or “New Stream Setup” usually draws wandering eyes. 

This guide will not go into detail on what internal hardware your computer needs to stream. This guide will focus on peripherals and streaming equipment. Different games will require different recommended hardware to stream and it’s possible that you may not even be streaming games. This guide is aimed for those who already have a computer that can play and stream their desired game(s) without any performance issues. If you are looking to stream podcasts, interviews or content creation, the computer doesn’t need to be very powerful. Keep in mind, a big part of streaming is having a good UPLOAD speed from your internet service provider. 

This guide will assume every stream setup will use at least a webcam/camera and a microphone. You can obviously stream without either of these, but many streams use both. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AT ALL PRICE POINTS

Broadcasting Software is required to stream at all price points. Without a program to broadcast with, you have no way of sending your video feed to your livestreaming platform. A popular program for this is OBS Studio. It is a free program that streamers use to stream to websites like Twitch and YouTube. Another popular pick is Streamlabs OBS, which combines Streamlabs with OBS Studio. Streamlabs is a tool for streamers to manage notifications and chat tools as well as providing other useful features for streamers.

We have a setup guide for Streamlabs OBS at:

https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/7211/how-to-use-streamlabs-obs-slobs

MICRO CENTER'S STREAMING STUDIO BUILDER

Similar to PCPartPicker, we have a system on our website called Streaming Studio where you can pick parts out for your streaming setup. The system uses the stock in your local store, and once complete, you can place it as a big pickup order! It will break down equipment and accessories for streaming into sections where you pick the item that you want. We also have preset setups for the BeginnerIntermediate, and Pro categories so you have a starting point to work off of, and of course you can edit the presets and change them to fit your preferences/budget. Lastly, you can select Wide Open and start with a blank slate and fill in the parts that you want!  

BEGINNER STREAMING SETUP

So you're looking to start a stream up for the first time? There are definitely a few options for budget streaming. Some people may not even need to buy additional equipment! Beginning with this sort of hardware may help you decide whether or not you'll want to stream long term or broadcast every once in a while. To jump start your audience, telling your friends or family would be a good first step! The equipment here is generally acceptable quality, completing the job of letting viewers see you and hear you. 


Laptops: Most laptops have a built-in webcam and an integrated microphone! Assuming your laptop can handle streaming and playing games, you don’t really need to get any additional equipment if you are looking to stream for a budget. 


Webcams: There are a lot of options for budget webcams, just note that they aren’t usually going to be high definition and they usually have low frame rates. They still will get the job done and your viewers will be able to see you.

Segue USB 1080p High Definition Web Camera


Manhattan 1080p USB Webcam


j5create USB HD WebCam


Microphone: What is nice here is that webcams usually have a built-in microphone! Although not the greatest quality, they again still perform for what you need them to. If you have a pair of headphones that have a microphone built in, those should work as well. For the beginning tier, I'd recommend getting a gaming headset. These generally have a quality microphone built-in. If you notice the microphone start to distort or hear background noise, adjusting the noise gate in your broadcasting software should usually remedy this.

Logitech H111 Stereo Headset


HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset


Corsair HS60 Pro Surround Gaming Headset


INTERMEDIATE STREAMING SETUP

Maybe you started streaming with a budget setup and think it's time to upgrade. You could also be someone who has decided to start with some nicer equipment to give your viewers a better experience. The equipment here will give new viewers and strangers a better perception of the stream and I recommend getting equipment here if you want to try getting return viewers that are strangers. Friends are more forgiving and generally watch streams even with issues, whereas strangers may not be so kind.

 

Webcams: We are now looking for higher quality webcams. Ones that have a higher resolution, ideally 1080p or higher. Webcams here also have a nicer frame rate and you won’t look like a blur when moving. 

Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam


Logitech StreamCam Plus


Logitech Brio 4K Ultra


USB Microphone: Have you been to those streams or have those friends whose microphone just pick up everything in a distorted way? People talking in the background, loud clinks and clangs, and even the breathing of the person? We are starting to use external microphones here! These are all standalone USB Microphones with higher audio quality than integrated microphones you'll find in headphones, headsets and webcams. You can consider using Wind Screens/Pop Filters if you find your audio having loud hisses or pops. Boom Arms are also recommended to pair with your microphones, or even required if your microphone does not come with a stand. If you are using a USB microphone, you may want to consider switching to actual headphones rather than a headset since headphones usually have better audio quality. Not so much a streaming improvement but a quality of life improvement.  

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Condenser Microphone


Blue Microphones Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone


Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone


HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone w/ Mount


PRO STREAMING SETUP

Now we're getting into the heavy duty setups, and I only recommend these types of setups if you are going to be very serious about streaming. This equipment is really for those that already have a captive audience where a streaming career is a possibility or is already happening. While the equipment here is very high quality, it requires multiple parts and is not a simple plug-and play setup.


DSLR Cameras: Let’s face it, even the best webcam is just too small to facilitate the quality a DSLR Camera can have. Whether it be a better field of vision, better focusing, better lighting controls, DSLR Cameras will almost always be superior. Keep in mind, DSLR Cameras were not designed for streaming and the camera you pick will need to be able to stay powered without the use of a battery, as well as provide a clean HDMI output (no icons, no framing, no words). You will also need a capture card to receive the HDMI output from the camera into your PC. Lastly, you will also need a mount for these cameras. The DSLR Cameras listed below will work, but you will need to get the power supply/dummy battery elsewhere as Micro Center does not supply these. You can also find a list of DSLR Cameras that work for streaming here.


Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Requires dummy battery


Canon EOS M200 Content Creator Kit See details below


Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Requires dummy battery


  • Note: Canon EOS M200 is powered by a DC Power Adapter. Requires Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC-E12 DC Coupler for Constant Power


XLR Microphones: Even higher quality than USB microphones, XLR microphones capture a larger range of sounds. Most USB Microphones start distorting when players yell into the microphone, or have a hard time differentiating peaks when speaking softly. I highly recommend thoroughly researching XLR Microphones if you are planning to get one. Some microphones are better at picking up high pitched voices, some perform better with singing or yelling. Research goes a long way here, finding the perfect microphone for your voice can make your stream’s audio feel super natural and crisp. Keep in mind, you are going to need a boom arm for XLR microphones, and most either come with a wind/screen or pop filter.  

Blue Microphones Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone


Audio-Technica AT4040 XLR Condenser Microphone


Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone Micro Center fun fact: This mic was used to record Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”


Audio Interface: XLR Microphones do lack a USB connection, so you will need to use an audio interface to turn the analog signal from the microphone to a digital one. These are commonly called a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). XLR microphones also have a low and quiet audio output, so you will usually need a PreAmplifier (Pre-Amp). This is where the Audio Interface comes in, with a DAC and Pre-Amp built together, they let you connect your XLR microphone to your computer. Keep in mind, some microphones may need their own Pre-Amp like the Shure SM7B, which is commonly paired with the Cloudlifter PreAmp. Audio interfaces also include a bunch of adjustment options for your XLR microphone so you can fine-tune the way you sound. You may also want to consider using high-end headphones here as well, as they work extremely well with Audio Mixers.  


Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface Doesn’t have a Pre-Amp


Shure MVI Digital Audio Interface


Behringer XENYX Q1202USB 12 Input Mixer


USB/Audio Interface Zoom LiveTrak L-8 


STREAMING ACCESSORIES

There are a lot of accessories that can be extremely useful for your stream. Some are optional, some may be required depending on your overall setup. 


Capture Cards: This may be required depending on what content you are streaming. If you plan on streaming a game console, or using a DSLR Camera to stream, you'll need one. If you are planning to stream content directly from your computer screen, you will not need a capture card. 

Elgato Cam Link 4K USB


Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro


Audio Extractor:  These devices take an incoming HDMI signal and split it into separate HDMI and Audio signals. Some capture cards may require you to split the audio from your HDMI input to get audio. You can also use this to feed your games audio into an audio mixer for adjustments on the game audio or putting the game audio on a different feed for your computer. 

Sescom - SES-AE1001 HDMI Audio Extractor


Boom Arm:  If you plan on using a USB or XLR Microphone, you should look towards using a boom arm to mount your microphone. Some microphones do not come with stands, so it will be required to mount your microphone. This helps with field of view, as some stands have an issue with blocking the screen. It is also great to move your microphone as you change your posture throughout the stream.


Neewer Microphone Boom Scissor Arm Stand


Samson Technologies Microphone Boom Arm 


Stream Deck: An efficiency accessory for streamers. It’s a pad with buttons that lets you program macros to each button. Streamers use this for playing certain songs when something happens, transitions to different scenes/layouts, or opening programs. There is a lot that can be done that can make your stream more entertaining, although this is definitely a quality-of-life upgrade and not required. 

Elgato Stream Deck


Green Screen: Another accessory that is not required for streaming, but it can lead to fun and entertaining content for your viewers. This also allows more options for setting up your layout for your stream because you are not as restricted with a background on your webcam. Keep in mind, you will need to use a broadcast software that can work with green screens like OBS Studio. 

Savage Chroma Green Travel Backdrop Kit


Elgato Green Screen w/ Collapsible Stand


Lighting Stands: Definitely not required, but it’s a very good way of increasing the quality of a webcam. Good lighting coming from the direction of your webcam can dramatically change the way your webcam captures you and it will almost always look nicer. 


Savage Edge Lit LED Light Mini


Savage Luminous Pro LED Video Light


Elgato Key Light


After going through everything, please stop by our Streamer Studio Builder to pick out the parts that you would like to add to your streaming setup!  

© Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article Help Upgrading a gaming pc — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Your Completed Builds Help Upgrading a gaming pc keeboardnmouse ✭ March 2020 in Your Completed Builds This is a post from Help Choosing Parts, but was posted here because of no response from that end Hello everyone, I am wondering if you could give me some suggestions on what to upgrade/add to my gaming pc first. I am getting near-60 fps on most non-GPU-intensive games, and for a GPU-intensive games, I am getting 40-50 fps. I would rather upgrade to improve my frames and to be able to stream games rather than make videos. Also every game goes to sub-30 FPS when I try to stream. My current build is https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=0b2394dd-cd3d-4132-aca3-8b9577ce2932 Could you help suggest any first upgrades to go for? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments keeboardnmouse ✭ March 2020 Hello everyone! I didn't get a response from my previous posts, so this is just a reminder, and also a full list of parts other than a link I want to get more fps on games, and be able to stream them, but not making videos. CPU: Ryzen 3 3200G RAM: HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus Elite WiFi X570 AMD AM4 ATX PSU: EVGA 500 Watt 80+ ATX Non-Modular SSD: Inland Premium 256GB 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0x4 Just want to get some suggestions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin March 2020 I think I may have commented on another one of your posts, but from the list of parts you have there, you'll definitely need to add a GPU which is by far the biggest upgrade you can make. There are a lot of great budget options out there like the RX 570, 580, and 590 cards as well as the 1650 Super.  If you can afford it I would also switch out the 3200g for a Ryzen 5 2600x. The 2600x is only $20 more than the 3200g right now, and while it may not have integrated graphics, you'd go from 4 cores/4 threads to 6 cores/12 threads on the 2600x. More cores and threads are a hugely beneficial for any kind of live streaming.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2022 Community Article RAM upgrade problems — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion RAM upgrade problems Brambory ✭ December 2020 edited June 2021 in General Discussion PowerSpec G221 bld 3 with AS Rock B250 Pro4 board. I bought a 16GB pair of Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2400 RAM sticks (recommended and sold by MicroCenter). When I install them in slots A1 and B1 (A2 and B2 are used by stock RAM), the computer will not boot. It just hums, with no beeping or other sounds. Tried it several times, making sure they were totally snug, snapped in nice. What do I do to allow the upgrade to work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin December 2020 Greetings, First lets try to see if it'll POST with a  single stick installed. Could you also provide the full model number or specs on the RAM? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 HX424C15FB2K2/16   16GB DDR4 - 2400 CL 15 288 - Pin UDIMM Kit (2x8GB) This one was the only one that would work, according to the website and a guy at the store. Do you mean using a single original stick, or adding just one new one, and, if the latter, does it matter if it's in A1 or B1? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 @Brambory Adding just a single stick from the Kingston kit, and either one. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 No boot. The blue light and the fans start and stop over and over. I unplugged it since it wouldn't shut down by holding the button down for several seconds. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 edited December 2020 @Brambory The turning off and off, is telling you that the RAM is trying to train. It's looking for a profile on the RAM that it can boot with, but obviously is being unsuccessful. I'd clear your CMOS and give it one more go. If it still won't POST with one stick, then this RAM isn't going to work on your board. It is returnable for 30 days, and we have other RAM that will work for you. The boards a B250 so it is going to be limited to 2666 as a maximum frequency, but that doesn't mean you can buy a faster RAM and still use it. It's just a question of what profiles it has on it, but it will still work. Just as an example, here's the data sheet for your RAM: https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/HX424C15FB2K2_16.pdf  You can see the 2133 CL14, 2400 CL15 JEDEC profiles, and the 2400 CL15 XMP profile. So your board should be set to XMP auto, and if there's no profile, it'll train to one of the JEDEC profiles. The problem with higher speed kits, is they're likely to only have a 2133 CL15 profile, to POST. So ideally you want a 2133/2400/2666 kit with low latency. CL15 is stock for DDR4 so that's what I'd shoot for. Higher is looser/slower. Check out a kit like this: https://www.microcenter.com/product/508576/gskill-ripjaws-v-16gb-(2-x-8gb)-ddr4-2400-pc4-19200-cl15-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit-f4-2400c15d-16gvr---red  Also you can see here: https://www.gskill.com/qvl/165/184/1535941837/F4-2400C15D-16GVR-Qvl  This RAM has your motherboard on their QVL list. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 Thanks for your detailed response, some of which is over my head. 1. How do I clear CMOS? And, after I do, will the computer boot okay after I take the stick out? 2. I'm puzzled as to why the sticks I have were recommended by MicroCenter as the ones to do the job in my specific computer.  And it was way more than 30 days ago, so too late to return.  I had the same problem when I first got them and just gave up in confusion and frustration, but now I want more usable RAM. You say, "So ideally you want a 2133/2400/2666 kit with low latency. CL15 is stock for DDR4 so that's what I'd shoot for," and that is what I have,  —  HX424C15FB2K2/16   16GB DDR4 - 2400 CL 15 288 - Pin UDIMM Kit (2x8GB). These specs are identical to the stock sticks on the board now. Why would the ripjaws work better?    Thanks for the help; I want to make it work this time around. DM 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 @Brambory There will be a jumper on the board labeled CLR_CMOS or CLR_RTC, it's detailed in the manual. Short it for a few seconds. Or remove the CMOS battery. It's unlikely to make a difference though since the board is trying to train, but we may as well try. Generally RAM isn't a problem and so long as the specs are correct, it'll work. You will run into exceptions here and there. I'm pretty happy with G.Skill across the board for the most part and in this case G.Skill tested the RAM on your board to verify it will work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 Well, that didn't make any difference, but thanks for the idea anyway. While I have your attention, can you tell me what the RESET button does? It's the one on the top of the computer, opposite the power on button. And what is the little gray button to the left of the reset button? It has an icon over it that looks like a cylinder.   Back to the RAM I got from MicroCenter — the specs are exactly what you recommend, and the same as the stock RAM, and it was sold as the one for my system, so what's wrong? I will probably go for the ripjaws, but don't like to throw good money after bad. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin December 2020 @Brambory The RESET button just restarts the system. If the system hard locks, pressing the button will cause it to restart. The cylinder icon is an icon for the HDD. That's indicating there's an HDD status LED there. No explanation on the RAM besides it's just not compatible with this particular motherboard. There could be a number of reasons for this. It's rarer today for this to happen, but you do run into it. I would bring the RAM with you and speak to a manager at the store, to see what we can do. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 Since it has been more than a year, and since it is available for pickup only, and since I live 50 miles from the store,  and since COVID is still strong, I think I'll just order it from Amazon or NewEgg and take the risk. If I get lots more RAM functionality for it, the tip about G.Skill have been worth it. Thanks, Mike, for your earnest efforts to help me. It's quite different from other experiences in forum-land. DM 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 I took a look at the BIOS page and find that there is a firmware update available for this board, which says it will improve memory compatibility. I searched further and the feedback on the web said that if you are having trouble installing new RAM, that this could help. I thought it would be worth a try but wonder if there is any risk. I've never done a firmware update before on a board. What do you think? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @Brambory just chiming in with @TSMikeW. Depending on issues with your system, there is a small risk with updating the bios. There's more of a benefit to updating the bios than not depending on the situation. The only small potential risk is that if there is a mix up in the update process, the system may not boot or you'll have issues posting. There are options to reset the bios if this were to occur, but this most likely won't happen as long as you update the bios with the correct bios file from the motherboard manufacturer's site. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ December 2020 Thanks for this. Speaking as a person who is often subject to the Murphy's Law about, if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, I'm shy about trying it. If I was assured that it would allow my new RAM to be recognized, then I would be more likely to go ahead. I would need to know a step by step process to "reset the bios" first. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 edited January 2021 @Brambory see the video below on how to reset the bios with the cmos battery. @TSMikeW has mentioned in this post earlier of changing the jumpers or removing the cmos battery. Take a look a the video below on clearing the bios. You can try this, but as I look over this whole thread it may not be the board as the issue. The HyperX RAM sticks may be your issue. Have you thought about going with the G.skillz sticks like @TSMikeW had mentioned? It may be just the RAM you have and not your board. That means resetting the CMOS battery may not fix your issue. Link below 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brambory ✭ January 2021 Thanks for the input. I wondered if it might be the RAM, but it was the only one recommended by Micro Center as matching my precise build. Too late to return.  If you can't trust  Micro Center, who can you trust? I'll probably end up trying the G.skillz in the end, even though the BIOS page says an update will help memory compatibility.  Further, the CMOS battery is buried behind the huge video card, and the board looks different from the diagram from the manual which shows where the reset jumper is. 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I returned my original headset since the manufacturer told me that it was broken. I purchased a new headset, only to find out that my same issue is happening. The issue that is occurring is that I hear audio just fine, but my mic doesn't seem to work. I've adjusted settings and just cannot seem to get the mic to work. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction on what I need to do. Any help is appreciated. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2021 Greetings. What brand and model of headset are you using? What is the brand and model of computer you have? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rstack1 ✭ December 2021 I have a powerspec g708 computer and I'm using is a hyperx cloud core 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2021 edited December 2021 Is it a single cord coming out of the headset? If so, you would need to use a splitter that plugs the 3.5mm connector into both the audio and microphone ports on your PC. Some of those headsets include this splitter, if not something such as https://www.microcenter.com/product/455894/qvs-35mm-female-to-dual-35mm-male-speaker-microphone-headset-splitter-6-in-black would be needed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rstack1 ✭ December 2021 It has a USB port connection 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin December 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/38454#Comment_38454 Is the mic working on other devices? I would also ensure any mic mute slider/button has not been pressed on the headset. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bodasactra ✭ December 2021 edited December 2021 You may need to go into these specific sound settings. Go to search, type control panel, open the control panel app, click to hardware and sound, click sound, click the record tab, you should see a list of devices for mic, make sure your current device is set to be the default device used as the mic. I have the same headset, best deal on the market in every category. I forgot, If you have a motherboard with the Realtec premium driver its far better to plug into the rear 3.5mm jacks with the splitter wire than using the USB 7.1. Those rear jacks have more DB power than both the USB and front jacks and you have all the sound equalizer and mic boost features in Win 10 Realtec. Helps tons getting more beef from the sometimes thin mic. Good Luck 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. 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Your build looks great, however it is missing the Windows 10 License key.  With that added on, you are looking close to that $800 budget.  You can also consider switching away from RGB RAM and save a bit there, though I understand that a touch of RGB is always nice to a gaming PC build.   The only thing to double check on is that the motherboard does not have WiFi.  Do you plan on using an ethernet cable or getting a wifi adapter?   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LNF ✭ April 2020 Thank you for your input!  Per your suggestion we just switched out the motherboard for Gigabyte - B450I Aorus Pro Wifi AMD AM4 mini-ITX Motherboard  Thank you so much for pointing that out.  Regarding Window, my son says we can do a free download onto a flash drive from our other computer and then install it? Also, do you have a ram suggestion?  It doesn't have to have the "cool" light up feature. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin April 2020 Right, you can install Windows for free, however, it will not be activated.  A non-activated Windows will have a watermark on the bottom right of your screen saying that your Windows is not activated, as well as not having to certain features like Customization/Personalization.  We do recommend activating your Windows Licenses as this can change whenever Microsoft decides to be more aggressive with non-activated Windows.     For RAM, it does depend on the store you are shopping at, but here is G. Skill RipJaws 16GB with the same specs as the ones you had in earlier.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin April 2020 LNF said: Thank you for your input!  Per your suggestion we just switched out the motherboard for Gigabyte - B450I Aorus Pro Wifi AMD AM4 mini-ITX Motherboard  Thank you so much for pointing that out.  Regarding Window, my son says we can do a free download onto a flash drive from our other computer and then install it? Also, do you have a ram suggestion?  It doesn't have to have the "cool" light up feature. You can create Windows 10 installation media for free but the licensing still costs money (Around $120 - $200 depending on which rendition of Windows 10 you purchase).  I'd suggest any sort of G.Skill RAM but the HyperX selection you have is solid as well. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I bought it stock with the exception of 2 custom upgrades i improved on it which is the power supply (Alienware™ 850 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply) and the improved wifi/bluetooth the rest is stock. Stock wise i have an Intel 9th gen i5 - 9400 processor @ 2.90 GHz (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology), Nvidia GeForce GTX® 1650 4GB GDDR5, 8GB HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 2666MHz, Hard drive - 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s, And as for the Motherboard class well i'm not sure if these both are the same or seperate classes of the motherboard (Micro ATX motherboard Intel® Z370 Express Chipset) but if seperate i have the default ATX version. Which is about it for my set up thus far. I have a few screenshots i will post here and i want y'all to tell me if any of these parts are compatible with my desktop. Also please let me know if you can use other parts that may not have to be specific to its brand or whatever for example if i wanted to use a WD Black or Aoras SSD's instead of hyper x or like using Corsair Vengeance & G.Skill Ripjaws memory instead of the default one I have and ect... Thanks in advanced to those who can provide some feedback. P.S If you all can tell or guess I obviously fell back to noob status lightweight after many years 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Extinct ✭ January 2020 Excuse that one typo. it could throw some people off. AlienWare Aurora R9. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMichaelB admin January 2020 Welcome to the forums Extinct. As far as storage support goes, your chassis supports any 2.5 inch SSD's, 3.5 inch HDD's and any SATA/PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD's up to 2280. Your choice of hard drives and SSD's are fine, just remember that you only have a single M.2 SSD slot. You can also go with Corsair or G Skill memory, or basically any memory on the market, just be mindful of pushing the speeds too high. Some boards may not support memory that is too fast. My only real concern with your choice in parts is the graphics card. It's length is roughly 11 inches, which might fit a little snug. You may want to measure the inside of the case to make sure it can accommodate an 11 inch graphics card. If it can't, there are plenty of 10.5 inch cards on the market that will fit just fine. I think it will work, but it's always a good idea to measure beforehand to make sure. Overall, I think your choice in upgrades are perfect and should help you get the most out of that system. If you have any additional questions, please let us know! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Logitech G G840 XL Gaming Mouse Pad To be entered in the Logitech G DrLupo Limited Edition Contest, follow the few simple steps listed down below! All you need to do is join this community forum and reply to this thread with the following: 1.    Attach photos of your current battle station peripherals 2.    Tell us what you use them for 3.    Tell us your favorite peripheral and your upgrade wish list Good luck! Contest begins 12:01 am ET on August 1st, 2020 Contest ends 11:59 pm ET on August 31st, 2020. The winner will be drawn Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 See attached contest terms and conditions. Logitech G DrLupo Limited Edition Contest Terms and Conditions.pdf 117.3K 5 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123» Comments xBig_Manx ✭ August 2020 Logitech G430 - Headset for team comms.  Corsair M65 Pro RGB - My favorite gaming mouse for FPS games. The DPS drop button is awesome for sniping or having more control in a shootout. PowerA Xbox One Wireless Controller - Some games just aren't very keyboard friendly, ya know? Red Dragon Kava Mechanical keyboard - A very responsive and fun to use keyboard. A little on the loud side but I also kind of like that.  Maingear XL Mousepad - Ol' reliable. A great priced and smooth mousepad with plenty of room 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook mynamejeff123 ✭ August 2020 Logitech G Pro Keyboard - I lost some keycaps but it's still running good from 2018 Old Microsoft Mouse - It has some quirks but it's the best mouse  Logitech G430 - The T1 Special HyperX Mousemat - It's big but not big enough for my desk My favorite peripherals are my keyboard and my mouse.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ShopStoopid ✭ August 2020 My peripherals are used for gaming.  Model O - Recent purchase to upgrade old mouse, most money I’ve invested in a mouse Razer Chroma - First keyboard, really nice just not a fan of them compared to mechanical keyboards from what I’ve seen Qck XXL - Gift from Christmas Razer  Nari - Had to get a new headset because I broke my other one my favorite has to be the model O, I never really thought the difference of the weight comparison. I plan to upgrade my keyboard to a mechanical in the near future when I get some more money and possibly a proper monitor. FD1B27CB-753B-4057-93C0-B27510FDEC85.jpeg 1.7M 57C9B3A2-6E3D-4CF6-803F-91E6350C09DB.jpeg 2.3M 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook blast0ise ✭ August 2020 Varmilo va97m Logitech g703 Used mostly for gaming but also work and music. Would love to move up to the logictech gpro mouse and keyboard!  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Viktorbunbun ✭ August 2020  Logitech G105 keyboard. An old gaming keyboard that's been through a lot of torture, and works flawlessly, however I'd like to change it out. Hyper X cloud alpha headset. Considering I use a blue snowball I don't use the headset mic, Alesis iO2 express. Music and gaming purposes. [does this even count?] Logitech G403 gaming mouse, I am pretty precise with this mouse. Very easy to grip and the perfect size for my hand. Nice POWER A Xbox 360 controller. It's classic and absurdly lightweight. which makes it nicer to hold. Mainly used for racing games or some FPS' Blue snowball, I Use this for communication instead of the headset mic due to the audio catching over the headset mic. which is very strange. Yes i took off the badge on the front because the reflection of it was kind of distracting Don't worry! I can put it back on if i want! I Don't have a mouse-pad as of right now. i use these all for gaming, and my plan is to upgrade the keyboard to a red switch RK61 60% from royal kludge [maybe] and i plan to get a pair of beyerdynamic dt990's for music. My favorite peripheral on my desk is my mouse and headset. Thank you guys for the chance! Stay safe! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RomanMiller_300 ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 I use a red dragon keyboard  logitech g502 And a dell monitor  want to upgrade my monitor and keyboard  Use for gaming and school work. I built 4 computers all parts from micro center  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Velocityhd7 ✭ August 2020 •keyboard(IOGEAR Hver pro x rgb optical  •mouse(Corsair m65 RGB elite FPS gaming mouse   •Headset(A10 astros  •Radom mouse Pad from Amazon   CF0BFEA8-B8FB-44A3-AA7F-E8E62E4C7498.jpeg 2.5M F491011D-2B8C-4CF8-A6A6-2BDB1F339CAF.jpeg 3.3M 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Alorip911 ✭ August 2020 I use this for normal live streaming and playing Pubg and Valoran. I’m looking to upgrade to some news 60% keyboard or something that have mechanical switch. And also I have been using my peripheral and it glitching sometimes.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dhruav_Mathur ✭ August 2020 I use these for my school work, Coding and light gaming My keyboard: Logitech k230 My mouse: Logitech B170 My headphones: Generic headphones from amazon My favourite Mouse: Logitech G502 Hero My favourite Keyboard: Logitech G512 Carbon My favourite Headphones: G431 I do like my current keyboard and mouse but it really slows me as it is a membrane keyboard which limits quick typing and my mouse has like a 2 second delay because of which gaming is almost impossible. I would love to get this upgrade as i'm getting into software development and gaming and with my current peripherals it will be hard for me to do these things especially gaming. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sharper1 ✭ August 2020 2.    Light gaming / Work 3.My keyboard: Stock HP My mouse: Stock HP My headphones: Jabra Evolve  My favorite Mouse: Logitech G502 Hero My favorite Keyboard: Logitech G512 Carbon My favorite Headphones: Jabra Evolve 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AndrewG ✭ August 2020 RIG 500 that my friend gave me - Headset for audio and microphone Razer Death Adder v2 - My first real gaming mouse.  The weight feels really nice, and the shape fits well in my hand. Razer Huntsman - My first keyboard i bought.  Very fast and not too loud.  Does take up a large part of my desk. Hyper Fury S Mousemat - Great mousepad, was a huge upgrade from just my desk.  Really like the performance for the price. Razer Mouse Bungee - A gift from my brother.  Really helps with cord management.  Honestly really great product. My favorite peripheral is my mouse.  The performance is such a jump from the off brand mouse i was using. ------------------------------------------------------------- My upgrade list is going to be the audio technica mx50 headphones. One of the streamers I watch uses them and can hear every tiny sound. I was also looking into purchasing a blue yeti microphone, but the price is a little high.  I will probably settle for one of the amazon "streamer" kits. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Smilinbob ✭ August 2020 Dynex Keyboard Microsoft basic mouse Basic mousepad Logitech Pro headset which does not get used due to the PC not recognizing the mic. I use this setup mainly for World of Warcraft, but also work, who am I kidding, mostly WoW. PC was built with Microcenter parts in Nov 2019. My favorite peripheral would have to be the keyboard, it is what is used most in all the games/work I play and do.  I have been wanting to upgrade these for a while, just have not got around to it.  My first upgrade would be to the keyboard(mechanical) and then to the mouse. Thank you! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mcewanmj10 ✭ August 2020 Alright I use my peripherals currently for school. We recently bought this pc for school work due to Covid. But I’m slowly starting to get into gaming.  I have a Sade’s Scythe Mouse Asus Keyboard (Came with PC) some speakers for better audio  Logitech webcam for Zoom classes currently no mouse pad My favorite is definitely the scythe mouse it’s very clean and as my first mouse for gaming I really like it. Got it about 2 weeks ago and I’m very happy with it. I plan to upgrade a lot. This PC is meant for basic things not gaming so I need to upgrade parts but I do plan to get a proper keyboard and mousepad soon. That’s all, Thank you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook prav ✭ August 2020 I use my peripherals for work and gaming. The PC is custom-built during the week of August 2nd. Mouse- Rii Wireless Mouse Keyboard- Insignia Keyboard ( I don't know if there is a certain model) Speaker- BOSE Soundbar Webcam- Logitech I don't have a mousepad. My favorite peripheral is the soundbar. It was being supposed to be used for a TV but after I built the PC, I moved the soundbar to here. I would upgrade probably the keyboard first as it is the oldest part but still works.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook gavin_goodnight ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 Used for gaming/video editing. Would be really nice to have the wireless mouse/keyboard for a better looking cable managment. I would upgrade my mouse to any decent brand of a wireless mouse. Keyboard - Corsair K63 Mouse Corsair Harpoon Mousepad - Corsair MM330 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Madeline ✭ August 2020  I use my battlestation for gaming, photo editing,  general personal and work use.  Keyboard: HAVIT HV-KB395L RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard (love this brand, though it's not well known) Mouse: Logitech G700s Wireless Laser Mouse Speaker: Logitech Z313 25 W 2.1 Channel Speakers (over 5 years old and still going strong) Headset: Corsair - HS50 Pro Wired Headset Others: Xbox Wireless controller (some games just play better on controller, sue me  ), generic ultrawide mouse pad My favorite peripheral I currently have (not counting my monitors) is probably my keyboard, though it takes up a lot of desk space. Top on my upgrade list is probably my headset (would love to go wireless) or my mouse (it works great, but I'm a sucker for some RGB and sadly this one is lacking) 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook EddyTowers ✭ August 2020 This battlestation is used mostly for gaming, and online classes.  Keyboard: Inland MK-S Mouse: Inland GM-76 (Might change back to Razer Death Adder since this one is a little too small for my hand) Monitor: Benq 22" LCD (Not that great) Speakers: Creative Gigaworks T20 (Have had over 5 years, and still sound amazing.) XBox Controller for certain games, works surprisingly well for Hungry Shark Evolution on my phone... Ultrawide Global map mouse pad bought from Wish.com The RXbar is there in case I get hungry... My favorite is the Inland MK-S Keyboard. Feels and performs outstanding, especially for the price. Would possibly move up to the OM-X in the future, but I'm happy with this one for now. The only upgrade I'm currently planning on is to get a better monitor and probably give this one to my son to connect to his XBox One. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Kieran ✭ August 2020 Battle station used for playing games and having fun with friends during this time where interaction is limited  Headset is razor nari- comms with teammates  keyboard came with my power spec computer- inputing commands   mouse is Logitech g203 wired- moving and selecting variables  moniter1: Asus tuf gaming 27 inch curved. Landscape display Great for playing games  moniter2: dell 24 inch. Portrait display moniter good for managing discord and watching YouTube  chair: good for sitting  favorite peripheral is my headset because the sound is very clear and there are two separate audio tracks for chat and game meaning you could turn one up or the other to hear better, say if the game is to loud.  upgrade could consist of a new keyboard for rgb factors, my current keyboard is shy of.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Adama ✭ August 2020 Balling on a budget  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zwarrior972 ✭ August 2020 Logitech G502 Hero: Amazing mouse. Would prefer something wireless but it has served me well.  Anne Pro 2: My favorite peripheral. Compact, good looking and amplified by the pudding key caps. Plus it's always fun seeing people struggle to use a 60%.  HyperX Cloud Flight: Great headset, love the wireless. Although audio quality and comfort are spotty.  My wishlist is: Logitech Pro Keyboard & Mouse, because they are very very clean  A wireless headset that sounds decent lol 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook lymanamyl ✭✭ August 2020 I play games like CS:GO with Keyboard+Mouse and switch to the gamepad for games likes Spelunky and Tomb Raider. The balisong trainer I just got since it seemed like fun to learn to flip it. I'm kind of a sucker for peripherals, but I would love a full matching Lightspeed set of peripherals, like the Logitech G903 and the full size Logitech G915. Also their new steering wheel looks super fun. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Adderexia ✭ August 2020 I use my set up mainly for gaming and streaming. I love my Logitech mouse. The only room for improvement would be a softer keyboard or wireless mouse set up. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook virgil89 ✭ August 2020 Currently using: Logitech MX Master - Good to use for multiple computers and productivity Apple keyboard - standard keyboard Bluetooth. ShuttlePRO v2 - video editing and general purpose macro launcher. Generic keyboard/mouse combo - for old laptop that has its keyboard broken. Main use is work coding/editing. Haven't had a chance to play games yet. Future Upgrade: New keyboard for main computer. Searching a mechanical one preferably with multi device connection. Upgrade my MX Master to probably the lastest the Logitech MX Master as I think is the best mouse around. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LookitsBirdi ✭ August 2020 Current Setup: 1. Glorious Model - O mouse 2. Corsair K70 SE 3. Blue Yeti on Arm 4. Glorious PC Gaming Race Mouse Mat Main usage is gaming but I do work from home with this setup as well.  My next upgrade is most likely replacing the Mouse Mat as it is starting to fray, or getting some fresh new keycaps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bengy ✭ August 2020     Well this is my “gaming setup but it isn’t i hope I win this bec my mouse and keyboard are not that good and my headset is turtle beach 60 I hope I win the keyboard is a dell office and the mouse is amazon  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zenno ✭ August 2020 Currently using a simple Logitech g300 mouse, Beats by Dre from 7 years ago, Durgod venus 60% keyboard and a Board mousepad from Amazon. It's somewhat manageable for games but my beats are starting peel on the ear pieces. Also I play on a y50 from 2013, so being limited to 60hz, I have to upgrade anything I can. My ideal wishlist is Logitech G903 mouse for accurate shooting, Logitech Pro X keyboard for fast responsive mechanics, and Logitech Pro X for that crispy wireless audio. A Logitech G x Herman Miller gaming chair would be nice to place my cheeks on but that's a bit out of budget. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AceB00gie ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 My Gaming Setup Monitors: 1) ASUS VG278 144hz 2) ASUS VP278 (70hz IIRC)  Keyboard: Ducky Mecha Mini with a mixture of custom keycaps (Baby blue Taihao Rubber & Ducky Black Pudding for the rest) Mouse: Glorious Model O Headset: Arctis Pro Wireless Mousepad: HyperX XXL PC: Lian-LI Liancool II case , Ryzen 9 3600x, RTX 2070 super, 64gb gksill trident ram, 1tb samsung 970 evo, NZXT kraken x62 cpu cooler, and 3 Nzxt Fans tied into the Hue 2 system that has light strips behind the monitor. Everything you see here was bought at the Micro center in Rockville, MD except for the keyboard, headset, xbox controller and Hue-2 system. To be quite honest the only thing I really need to upgrade is the mouse. Switched over to the Model O at the start of quarantine when I built this beast of a PC, and it doesn't feel as good as my old logitec g403. Love the Dr. Lupo swag, been a fan of his for about 3 years now, Love to see him take off like he has recently       1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook clout ✭ August 2020 I use my setup for streaming and competitive gaming. DrLupo has been an idol to me since the beginning of Fortnite. My mouse is a bit outdated and I feel like his signature mouse would go perfect with my setup and help me competitively. My favorite peripheral is my mouse pad because it covers my whole desk. Being that DrLupos mouse is wireless the amount of space is endless. My dream mouse is to have a logitech G Pro Wireless. What a coincidence my favorite streamer partnered with Logitech/Micro Center to do this amazing giveaway, good luck to everyone!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Venaur ✭ August 2020 This is my hodgepodge setup for gaming. A little bit of everything. Mostly this is for League of Legends and the random steam game or two.  My favorite here is the Logitech G603 mouse. I love that it is wireless and has a super long battery life.  If i were to upgrade anything here i'd be looking to upgrade the keyboard. It works well but there are much better options. Maybe go for the Logitech G815.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook tefaholic ✭ August 2020 edited August 2020 I have this gaming pc that cost $500 from amazon and it came with the keyboard and mouse.I really need a mouse because I’m starting to get into gaming.My parents bought the PC just for school work because i I had a cheap laptop.My parents bought it it kinda works good but i stick with it.The keyboard and mouse came with the PC and i am currently trying to be a professional Esports gamer.Please help me with my setup,it will mean the world to me.I also don’t have headphones so I use speakers to help with the sound.Thank you for this opportunity My favorite peripheral is my Monitor because it’s a 60HZ Monitor image.jpg 1.8M image.jpg 1.8M 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123» Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. 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CPU issue? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Hard Drive does not show in BIOS but DVD Drive does. CPU issue? anblan25 ✭ August 2020 in General Discussion Here's the background. I'm using my build as normal, and I run the python.exe I have stored on my internal 3.5" HDD through the SATA port. I get BSOD, and after the reboot Windows can no longer detect my hard drive in File Explorer nor anywhere in Disk Management. I reboot into the BIOS and the SATA ports are Enabled and set to AHCI mode, but it cannot detect my hard drive in any of the ports, despite swapping SATA cables. My other internal 3.5" HDD is non-detectable in all the same ways and doesn't have any exe on it and was not in use at the time of incident. I plugged the hard drive into another build of mine, and it's detected in Windows no problem. I'm thinking that's weird, shouldn't I be able to run executables through the SATA connection? Python is a small-footprint, open-source programming language I use all the time and works fine on my local OS drive (an M.2 NVMe). And I've certainly installed software from exe files stored on the internal drive through the SATA connection before. Maybe Python caused an abnormal surge? So I thought it must have damaged the motherboard, which seems like a crazy thought. Nevertheless, I went through all the legwork to fully replace my motherboard, remove and re-apply thermal paste to the CPU and seat it and the cooler to the new motherboard. Boot into the BIOS and the CPU and all its parameters are detected no problem. But the HDD still does not show on any of the SATA ports in the BIOS. Interestingly, I have an optical drive connected to one of the SATA ports and that does show up! Maybe it wasn't a motherboard issue after all. Could the CPU have gotten screwed up? As I said, the hard drive works fine on my other build which has a different motherboard/CPU/RAM/etc. Hard drives ARE detected on Build 2 : MBD : Gigabyte B450M DS3H APU : AMD Athlon 3000G with Radeon Vega Graphics RAM : Crucial 1x8 GB DDR4-2400 PSU : PowerSpec 650W 80+ Bronze Hard drives are NOT detected on Build 1 : MBD : Gigabyte B450 Gaming X CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 2700X GPU : MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER RAM : Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 PSU : Seasonic Focus GX-750 80+ Gold Hard drives are NOT detected on Build 1.2 (after motherboard replacement) : MBD : ASUS Prime X570-P CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 2700X GPU : MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER RAM : Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 PSU : Seasonic Focus GX-750 80+ Gold Then the only things I haven't swapped are the CPU, GPU, RAM, and PSU. I think GPU and PSU are safely out of the question for relevance. What could have possibly happened to the CPU or RAM so that optical drives are detected in the BIOS through SATA but hard disk drives are not? I'd really appreciate some technical insight here. Thanks in advance. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin August 2020 Based on all the steps you've gone through already, I'd actually say that we haven't ruled out the PSU as an issue. The CPU doesn't really have anything to do with detecting SATA devices on your system, that's handled by the chipset, and you've already ruled out the motherboard as a potential culprit.  I'd say the most likely culprit is a bad SATA power cable/rail on the PSU. The power supply you have should have multiple SATA power ports on it, I would try different ones to see if that fixes it, and if you have a spare SATA power cable, try that as well. If neither of those work, try swapping in the Powerspec PSU from build 2 into the main build and see if that fixes it.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Roxas112 ✭ September 2020 edited September 2020 I have similar problem as the original post. I cannot find my 3 HDDs after replacing a faulty PSU, not in Disk Management nor in the BIOS. What it does register is the CD/DVD drive. I swap the SATA and power cables from the CD/DVD drive to either of the 3 HDDs, it does not work. On the other hand when I used the SATA and power cables from either of the 3 HDDs and hook it up to the CD/DVD drive, it can be detected. Right now I am waiting for a SATA to USB cable to test whether I can detect the HDDs on another computer.  I just want to see if there are solutions to this problem. MBD : MSI Z270 Tomahawk opt boost CPU : intel i7 7700K GPU : EVGA 1080 Ti RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 Old PSU : Corsair CS850M 80+ Gold New PSU: EVGA 650G+ 80+ Gold 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Roxas112 said: I have similar problem as the original post. I cannot find my 3 HDDs after replacing a faulty PSU, not in Disk Management nor in the BIOS. What it does register is the CD/DVD drive. I swap the SATA and power cables from the CD/DVD drive to either of the 3 HDDs, it does not work. On the other hand when I used the SATA and power cables from either of the 3 HDDs and hook it up to the CD/DVD drive, it can be detected. Right now I am waiting for a SATA to USB cable to test whether I can detect the HDDs on another computer.  I just want to see if there are solutions to this problem. MBD : MSI Z270 Tomahawk opt boost CPU : intel i7 7700K GPU : EVGA 1080 Ti RAM : G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8 GB DDR4-3200 Old PSU : Corsair CS850M 80+ Gold New PSU: EVGA 650G+ 80+ Gold You've switched your PSU, and I doubt it's a board issue if you can detect your DVD drive, but it's hard to say 100%. Do you have another system you can try plugging the drives into to rule them out as a potential issue? While it's very unlikely, if the drives were sharing a power cable that was separate from the DVD drive, the faulty PSU could have damaged those drives while the DVD drive was left unscathed.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Roxas112 ✭ September 2020 TSTonyV said: You've switched your PSU, and I doubt it's a board issue if you can detect your DVD drive, but it's hard to say 100%. Do you have another system you can try plugging the drives into to rule them out as a potential issue? While it's very unlikely, if the drives were sharing a power cable that was separate from the DVD drive, the faulty PSU could have damaged those drives while the DVD drive was left unscathed.  I do not have another system, that is why I am waiting on a SATA to USB cord to test it out. But if it ends up to be working fine, then I would have a similar problem as the original post.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Let us know the results when you get the chance to test it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook anblan25 ✭ September 2020 TSTonyV said: Based on all the steps you've gone through already, I'd actually say that we haven't ruled out the PSU as an issue. The CPU doesn't really have anything to do with detecting SATA devices on your system, that's handled by the chipset, and you've already ruled out the motherboard as a potential culprit.  I'd say the most likely culprit is a bad SATA power cable/rail on the PSU. The power supply you have should have multiple SATA power ports on it, I would try different ones to see if that fixes it, and if you have a spare SATA power cable, try that as well. If neither of those work, try swapping in the Powerspec PSU from build 2 into the main build and see if that fixes it.  You got it!! It was the PSU. I guess with all the troubleshooting I was doing and cable swapping and juggling parts between the two builds, I was starting to get dizzy and stopped short of being absolutely thorough with the power supply. Plus I was a little drained after doing the motherboard replacement and CPU re-seating. Turns out the problem is with port#1 on the back of my PSU (it's fully modular) for the 6-pin IDE/SATA ports. I move the exact same cable to port#2/3/4, same power cable same hard drive same everything, shows up in BIOS. Move it back to port#1 and no dice. Looks like I need to contact Seasonic for warranty replacement. Just dumbfounds me that something as seemingly inoffensive as running an exe from an internal drive could be so damaging. Guess it's just best practice to copy anything exciting to the OS drive before you run it, and use the other internal drives for storage only (but I guess you'd still be screwed if your OS drive is a SATA 3.5" HDD). Thanks again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Yeah, definitely would contact Seasonic about a warranty replacement. Glad we could get it figured out! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Roxas112 ✭ September 2020 TSTonyV said: Let us know the results when you get the chance to test it.  I got the SATA to USB cable (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PVX682Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and tested the 3 HDDs. Unfortunately, none of them are able to connect to my laptop. Just to be sure that the cable is fine, I pulled out one of my 2.5 HDD from my external drive and test the cable. My laptop was able to read the 2.5 HDD just fine. Looks like my 3 HDDs are dead. Stupid Corsair PSU, I will not buy Corsair product again. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin September 2020 Roxas112 said: TSTonyV said: Let us know the results when you get the chance to test it.  I got the SATA to USB cable (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PVX682Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and tested the 3 HDDs. Unfortunately, none of them are able to connect to my laptop. Just to be sure that the cable is fine, I pulled out one of my 2.5 HDD from my external drive and test the cable. My laptop was able to read the 2.5 HDD just fine. Looks like my 3 HDDs are dead. Stupid Corsair PSU, I will not buy Corsair product again. That sucks, sorry to hear. It's possible that the data on them may still be recoverable if you need that data. If you wanted to you could bring the drives to your local Micro Center store and we could see what options we have. Just keep in mind if we're unable to recover the data ourselves they'd have to be sent out to a specialized data recovery lab which is extremely expensive.  I don't know how likely this is, but it's also possible Corsair's warranty could cover if a faulty PSU damages other electronics and they may be able to assist you with that, it's probably worth a shot to reach out to them about it.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 8K All Categories 1.2K The Blog 67 What's Trending 15 Past News and Updates 185 How to & Technical Guides 13 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking 2 Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 20 3D Printers 20 Maker 32 PC Build Guides 120 Reviews & Buying Guides 55 Build Showcase 27 Contests 48 Past Contests 1.6K The Community 1.9K General Discussion 105 New Members 255 Consumer Tech 70 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 101 Software 8 Audio/Visual 29 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 4 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 22 Hobby Boards & Projects 33 3D Printing 70 Retro Arcade/Gaming 92 All Other Tech 1.6K Store Information and Policy 79 Off Topic 15 Community Ideas & Feedback 120 Your Completed Builds 2.9K Build-Your-Own PC 1.9K Help Choosing Parts 252 Graphics Cards 200 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 74 Cases and Power Supplies 23 Air and Liquid Cooling 26 Monitors and Displays 34 Peripherals 19 All Other Parts 29 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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But with so many gaming headsets are available in the market, it can be hard to pick out the perfect fit. Most gamers look for top-quality surround sound experience and, because these headsets are typically worn for long periods of time, comfort and fit. That’s just the start, however, as lighting, size, microphone quality, and connection can all play into it your decision as well. But not all factors are of equal importance - if you are buying a gaming headset for the first time, you will need to know what factors are important to you. Why Invest in a Gaming Headset? Although there are various similarities between conventional headsets and gaming headsets, here is what really differentiates them from one another and why you should invest in a gaming headset: 1. RGB Lighting Gaming headsets tend to have a less “office-y” look and often feature specialized designs, RGB lighting, and multiple color options. Some gaming headsets also have different RGB light settings, allowing for advanced customization. But, it should be noted that style has no bearing on sound quality and its relative importance will entirely depend on the consumer’s personal preference. 2. Size Since gaming headsets are usually worn for extended durations, they are usually bigger in size and often have cushioned ear cups making them more comfortable. Because of their bigger size, they are also slightly heavier than conventional headsets. 3. Microphone Most gaming headsets have a built-in microphone to allow gamers to easily communicate with their teammates and friends. Some models feature a detachable microphone, others a retractable microphone, and some headsets permanently and prominently feature the microphone. If you are looking at gaming headsets, be sure to know how you plan on using them – if you don’t have a separate microphone, don’t get a gaming headset without a mic! Factors to Consider When Choosing a Gaming Headset If you are buying a gaming headset for the first time, it is important to identify the most important decision-making factors to get the biggest bang for your buck. There are a few key ways in which gaming headsets differ from one another: ·        Since most gamers prefer a completely immersive environment, the sound quality is often the most important factor. ·        Comfort is the usually second most important factor, as gamers will most likely use their headsets for extended periods. ·        Gaming headsets are available in both wired and wireless options. Wireless headsets offer greater flexibility and convenience, without the risk of getting caught up in wires in the heat of the moment. ·        It’s also worth considering a multi-platform (such as PC, Mac, PlayStation, and Xbox etc.) gaming headsets rather than one platform for greater flexibility. ·        Battery life and how long it takes for the gaming headsets to charge (if needed) is also an important consideration. You don’t want your headset dying on hour two of a twelve-hour marathon! ·        Some gaming headsets have a mic included. However, this is not the case with all available options. Whether this feature is a requirement will again depend on your needs. ·        And, of course, price. Gaming headsets are available at both ends of the spectrum, ranging from $299.99 to $25. The best choice will largely depend on your distinct needs and budget. Wired or Wireless: What Connection Should You Choose? As mentioned above, it is important to decide between wired and wireless gaming headphones. While wireless headsets continue to improve and are becoming more and more popular, there are some great wired options also available in the market. Wireless gaming headsets will generally be more expensive than their wired counterparts, but do offer some serious benefits. Wired gaming headsets are more susceptible to breakage due to tangled wires (I know I’ve knocked my headset off my desk more than once when my wires got caught on my chair….). Plus, if you’re wearing a wireless headset and you need to sprint away for any reason mid-game, your teammate can keep you aware of anything going on. Nothing worse than coming back to a game to find an enemy shotgun in your face! Virtual or Real Surround Sound? If you're getting a gaming headset, you're going to want Surround Sound. It enriches the fidelity and depth of the sound by employing multiple audio channels that surround the listener. But not all surround sound is the same. Gaming headsets usually have two types of surround sound technology: •                   Virtual •                   Real 1.     Virtual Surround Sound System In virtual surround sound technology, the “surround sound” effect is created via drivers and programs on your headset and computer. Because virtual surround sound doesn't use as many physical parts to create surround sound, the gaming headsets employing virtual surround sound technology tend to run cheaper than the headsets with natural surround sound systems. And, while it’s not quite as up-to-snuff as true surround sound, it’s still leagues above the standards of non-gaming headsets. 2.     Real Surround Sound System In real surround sound technology, the headset has special hardware that allows it to produce sounds that are just like real life. It adds an element of reality to the auditory experience. Nevertheless, better technology comes at a higher price. Thus, gaming headsets with real surround sound technology are more expensive. What Wireless Gaming Headset should I get? There are tons of gaming headsets currently available, but we’ve narrowed it down to just six of our favorite wireless gaming headsets. 1. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset is one of the most popular gaming headsets currently available. It offers stable dual wireless technology with 2.4G cordless and Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices. This headset has a 40 feet range which is better than most other gaming headsets offer. The dual-battery system comes with a second battery for more efficient use; you won’t need to be without the headphones even when the spare battery is charging. The headset produces 40,000 Hz hi-resolution audio and comes equipped with a bi-directional ClearCast microphone which promises studio-quality sound along with background noise cancellation. The Arctis Pro Wireless headset is created with high-quality materials like polished steel and aluminum alloy. The unique Arctis ski goggle headband and Air Weave fabric-based ear cushions offer maximum comfort for extended use. 2. Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset and Base Station The Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset and Base Station costs $299.99 and is compatible with PlayStation 4 (PS4), PC, and Mac. With the revolutionary ASTRO Gaming design, it offers an exceptional surround sound experience to gamers, as well as the ASTRO Audio V2 for a complete and smooth frequency spectrum for localization of sound for a competitive edge. The Dolby audio experience offers clarity, sound directionality, and a competitive advantage. This gaming headset also has built-in MixAmp technology to optimized chat and game sounds on the fly. 3. Audeze Mobius Premium Wireless 3D Over-Ear Gaming Headset The Audeze Mobius Premium Wireless 3D Over-Ear Gaming Headset is another great option. The headset uses Audeze Planar Magnetic drivers which utilize magnetic fields to generate sound. This headset is known worldwide for its superior sound quality. They are a perfect accessory to add an extra oomph in your gaming experience. This headset has been developed in collaboration with Waves, the world’s largest developer of audio DSP technology and a technical Grammy award recipient, and combines their groundbreaking NX era with Mobius. This is the first headset to offer an immersive Surround Sound experience to customers without additional software or hardware.  4. Dell Alienware Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset The Dell Alienware Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset is a popular choice. This headset can be customized to any of 16.8M colors in its two zones with AlienFX permit personalized in-recreation lighting fixtures. But don’t let all the color lead you astray – the headset not only looks good but also offers an elevated Virtual Surround Sound experience and an understated wide acoustic initial. It also has high-fidelity 40mm neodymium drivers, amazing bass, and an expansive soundscape for a remarkable gaming experience. 5. HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset w/ 7.1 Surround Sound The HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset w/ 7.1 Surround Sound is compatible with Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, and Nintendo Switch. It has a long-lasting battery which allow the headset to be used for up to 30 hours. This is a wireless headset that relies on the 2.4GHz wireless technology and 53mm drivers has impressive audio quality along with a 7.1 virtual surround sound for better positional audio. The premium memory foam and leatherette deliver unmatched comfort. Its detachable microphone is both Discord and TeamSpeak certified and features an LED indicator that allows you to see when the mic is on mute. The mic monitoring allows you to hear your own voice to ensure that it is neither too high nor too low and can be heard clearly. 6. Logitech G PRO X Wireless Lightspeed Gaming Headset The Logitech G PRO X Wireless Lightspeed Gaming Headset is equipped with Logitech’s Lightspeed wireless technology that offers an exceptional experience without compromises in latency, connectivity, or battery. Gamers can use this headset for up to 20 hours at a time and up to a range of 15 meters using a robust 2.4 GHz frequency. This headset also has a detachable 6 mm PRO microphone with Blue VOICE filters that deliver crisp sound because of advanced noise reduction and compression technology. This headset will cost $199.99 but is worth the price because of the next-generation X 2.0 with surround sound beyond 7.1 channels. Should I Buy a Gaming Headset? Now comes the most important question: what is the best headset for me? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, and it will largely depend on your individual circumstances and preferences. But, if you're a gamer who plans on spending multiple hours in-game multiple times a week, a gaming headset is the way to go. And, if you're looking for more personalized recommendations, stop by your local Micro Center and talk to one of our associates. They'll happily walk you through your needs and help you pick the best headset for you! More from the Micro Center Community: Looking for more information about headsets and audio? We’ve got Community Sections just for that, as well as articles on Steel Series peripherals and Choosing Parts for your PC Build. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to post a new discussion and the Community will be happy to help! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Haz ✭ September 2021 I used the free coupon that Mirco Center sent me and got free headphones. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnDaBeardWilliford Mayfield Store Associate September 2021 Sean, Awesome guide! One thing that people seem to not take into consideration is what material the headphones are made out of. Plastic/pleather or cloth. I point out that if you are going to wear them for awhile getting the plastic/pleather make for some horribly uncomfortable ear sweat. I shoot people to the cloth models to lessen the sweat factor. Just some thing that gets overlooked. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin September 2021 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/36226#Comment_36226 Good point John! Beyond this, you can sometimes tell the difference between Closed and Open-back headphones! As you mentioned the material makes a huge difference. So much so, that there are some 1st party and many 3rd party replacement ear pieces. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key. [{"insert":"\n"}] Comment As ... 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It can be very confusing trying to keep track of all the different kinds of equipment used for streaming and what pieces are even necessary.  I will go into detail for things that I would consider required, and things that I would consider an accessory and may not be needed at all.  I highly advise that if you are just starting off streaming to look within the Beginner and Intermediate setups and getting comfortable with the equipment there.  Streaming is a big commitment and starting off with Pro equipment at the beginning can be a waste of money if you don't stream frequently.  When you begin livestreaming and have a solid grasp at it (and hopefully some regular viewers), I would then consider upgrading the equipment you have.  When upgrading your setup, you do not need to do it all at once.  It's absolutely okay to upgrade your equipment one piece at a time.  Upgrading equipment can even be great content for a stream title.  “New Webcam Stream!” or “New Stream Setup” usually draws wandering eyes.  This guide will not go into detail on what internal hardware your computer needs to stream.  This guide will focus on peripherals and streaming equipment.  Different games will require different recommended hardware to stream and it’s possible that you may not even be streaming games.  This guide is aimed for those who already have a computer that can play and stream their desired game(s) without any performance issues. If you are looking to stream podcasts, interviews or content creation, the computer doesn’t need to be very powerful.  Keep in mind, a big part of streaming is having a good UPLOAD speed from your internet service provider.  This guide will assume every stream setup will use at least a webcam/camera and a microphone.  You can obviously stream without either of these, but many streams use both.    REQUIRED EQUIPMENT AT ALL PRICE POINTS Broadcasting Software is required to stream at all price points.  Without a program to broadcast with, you have no way of sending your video feed to your livestreaming platform.  A popular program for this is OBS Studio.  It is a free program that streamers use to stream to websites like Twitch and Youtube.  Another popular pick is Streamlabs OBS, which combines Streamlabs with OBS Studio.  Streamlabs is a tool for streamers to manage notifications and chat tools as well as providing other useful features for streamers. MICRO CENTER'S STREAMING STUDIO Similar to PCPartPicker, we have a system on our website called Streaming Studio where you can pick parts out for your streaming setup.  The system uses the stock in your local store, and once complete, you can place it as a big pickup order!  It will break down equipment and accessories for streaming into sections where you pick the item that you want.  We also have preset setups for the Beginner, Intermediate, and Pro categories so you have a starting point to work off of, and of course you can edit the presets and change them to fit your preferences/budget.  Lastly, you can select Wide Open and start with a blank slate and fill in the parts that you want!   BEGINNER STREAMING SETUP So you're looking to start a stream up for the first time?  There are definitely a few options for budget streaming.  Some people may not even need to buy additional equipment!  Beginning with this sort of hardware may help you decide whether or not you'll want to stream long term or broadcast every once in a while.  To jump start your audience, telling your friends or family would be a good first step!  The equipment here is generally acceptable quality, completing the job of letting viewers see you and hear you.  Laptops: Most laptops have a built-in webcam and an integrated microphone!  Assuming your laptop can handle streaming and playing games, you don’t really need to get any additional equipment if you are looking to stream for a budget.  Webcams: There are a lot of options for budget webcams, just note that they aren’t usually going to be high definition and they usually have low frame rates.  They still will get the job done and your viewers will be able to see you. Segue USB 1080p High Definition Web Camera Manhattan 1080p USB Webcam j5create USB HD WebCam         Microphone: What is nice here is that webcams usually have a built-in microphone!  Although not the greatest quality, they again still perform for what you need them to.  If you have a pair of headphones that have a microphone built in, those should work as well.  For the beginning tier, I'd recommend getting a gaming headset.  These generally have a quality microphone built-in.  If you notice the microphone start to distort or hear background noise, adjusting the noise gate in your broadcasting software should usually remedy this. Logitech H111 Stereo Headset HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Corsair HS60 Pro Surround Gaming Headset   INTERMEDIATE STREAMING SETUP Maybe you started streaming with a budget setup and think it's time to upgrade.  You could also be someone who has decided to start with some nicer equipment to give your viewers a better experience.  The equipment here will give new viewers and strangers a better perception of the stream and I recommend getting equipment here if you want to try getting return viewers that are strangers.  Friends are more forgiving and generally watch streams even with issues, whereas strangers may not be so kind.   Webcams: We are now looking for higher quality webcams.  Ones that have a higher resolution, ideally 1080p or higher. Webcams here also have a nicer frame rate and you won’t look like a blur when moving.  Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam Logitech StreamCam Plus Logitech Brio 4K Ultra     USB Microphone:  Have you been to those streams or have those friends whose microphone just pick up everything in a distorted way?  People talking in the background, loud clinks and clangs, and even the breathing of the person?  We are starting to use external microphones here!  These are all standalone USB Microphones with higher audio quality than integrated microphones you'll find in headphones, headsets and webcams.  You can consider using Wind Screens/Pop Filters if you find your audio having loud hisses or pops.  Boom Arms are also recommended to pair with your microphones, or even required if your microphone does not come with a stand.  If you are using a USB microphone, you may want to consider switching to actual headphones rather than a headset since headphones usually have better audio quality.  Not so much a streaming improvement but a quality of life improvement.   Blue Microphones Snowball USB Condenser Microphone Blue Microphones Yeti Nano USB Condenser Microphone Blue Microphones Yeti USB Condenser Microphone HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Microphone w/ Mount PRO STREAMING SETUP Now we're getting into the heavy duty setups, and I only recommend these types of setups if you are going to be very serious about streaming.  This equipment is really for those that already have a captive audience where a streaming career is a possibility or is already happening. While the equipment here is very high quality, it requires multiple parts and is not a simple plug-and play setup. DSLR Cameras:  Let’s face it, even the best webcam is just too small to facilitate the quality a DSLR Camera can have.  Whether it be a better field of vision, better focusing, better lighting controls, DSLR Cameras will almost always be superior.  Keep in mind, DSLR Cameras were not designed for streaming and the camera you pick will need to be able to stay powered without the use of a battery, as well as provide a clean HDMI output (no icons, no framing, no words).  You will also need a capture card to receive the HDMI output from the camera into your PC.  Lastly, you will also need a mount for these cameras.  The DSLR Cameras listed below will work, but you will need to get the power supply/dummy battery elsewhere as Micro Center does not supply these.  You can also find a list of DSLR Cameras that work for streaming here. Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera Canon EOS M200 Content Creator Kit Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Requires dummy battery See details below Requires dummy battery Note: Canon EOS M200 is powered by a DC Power Adapter.  Requires Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC-E12 DC Coupler for Constant Power XLR Microphones:  Even higher quality than USB microphones, XLR microphones capture a larger range of sounds.  Most USB Microphones start distorting when players yell into the microphone, or have a hard time differentiating peaks when speaking softly.  I highly recommend thoroughly researching XLR Microphones if you are planning to get one.  Some microphones are better at picking up high pitched voices, some perform better with singing or yelling.  Research goes a long way here, finding the perfect microphone for your voice can make your stream’s audio feel super natural and crisp.  Keep in mind, you are going to need a boom arm for XLR microphones, and most either come with a wind/screen or pop filter.   Blue Microphones Spark SL XLR Condenser Microphone Audio-Technica AT4040 XLR Condenser Microphone Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Microphone Fun fact: This mic was used to record Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Audio Interface: XLR Microphones do lack a USB connection, so you will need to use an audio interface to turn the analog signal from the microphone to a digital one.  These are commonly called a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter).  Some XLR microphones may have a low and quiet audio output, so you will usually need a PreAmplifier (Pre-Amp).  This is where the Audio Interface comes in, with a DAC and Pre-Amp built together, they let you connect your XLR microphone to your computer.  Keep in mind, some microphones may need their own Pre-Amp like the Shure SM7B, which is commonly paired with the Cloudlifter PreAmp.  Audio interfaces also include a bunch of adjustment options for your XLR microphone so you can fine-tune the way you sound.  You may also want to consider using high-end headphones here as well, as they work extremely well with Audio Mixers.   Focusrite Scarlett Solo Audio Interface Shure MVI Digital Audio Interface Behringer XENYX Q1202USB 12 Input Mixer Doesn’t have a Pre-Amp USB/Audio Interface Zoom LiveTrak L-8  STREAMING ACCESSORIES There are a lot of accessories that can be extremely useful for your stream.  Some are optional, some may be required depending on your overall setup.    Capture Cards: This may be required depending on what content you are streaming.  If you plan on streaming a game console, or using a DSLR Camera to stream, you'll need one.  If you are planning to stream content directly from your computer screen, you will not need a capture card.  Elgato Cam Link 4K USB Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro Audio Extractor:  These devices take an incoming HDMI signal and split it into separate HDMI and Audio signals.  Some capture cards may require you to split the audio from your HDMI input to get audio.  You can also use this to feed your games audio into an audio mixer for adjustments on the game audio or putting the game audio on a different feed for your computer.  Sescom - SES-AE1001 HDMI Audio Extractor Boom Arm:  If you plan on using a USB or XLR Microphone, you should look towards using a boom arm to mount your microphone.  Some microphones do not come with stands, so it will be required to mount your microphone.  This helps with field of view, as some stands have an issue with blocking the screen.  It is also great to move your microphone as you change your posture throughout the stream. Neewer Microphone Boom  Scissor Arm Stand Samson Technologies  Microphone Boom Arm  Stream Deck: An efficiency accessory for streamers.  It’s a pad with buttons that lets you program macros to each button.  Streamers use this for playing certain songs when something happens, transitions to different scenes/layouts, or opening programs.  There is a lot that can be done that can make your stream more entertaining, although this is definitely a quality-of-life upgrade and not required.  Elgato Stream Deck Green Screen: Another accessory that is not required for streaming, but it can lead to fun and entertaining content for your viewers.  This also allows more options for setting up your layout for your stream because you are not as restricted with a background on your webcam.  Keep in mind, you will need to use a broadcast software that can work with green screens like OBS Studio.  Savage Chroma Green Travel Backdrop Kit Elgato Green Screen w/ Collapsible Stand Lighting Stands: Definitely not required, but it’s a very good way of increasing the quality of a webcam.  Good lighting coming from the direction of your webcam can dramatically change the way your webcam captures you and it will almost always look nicer.  Savage Edge Lit LED Light Mini Savage Luminous Pro LED Video Light Elgato Key Light If you have any questions or inquiries about anything in this article or if you'd like to share your current stream setup and wish list, please post them below!  I will try to answer them as soon as I am able to.  I will also be trying to keep this article up to date, especially when new things for streaming come out.  After going through everything, please stop by our Streamer Studio Builder to pick out the parts that you would like to add to your streaming setup!   Change Log: 7/28/20: Updated recommendations 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Leave a Comment Rich Text Editor. 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Woohoo.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GeminiOp ✭ November 2021 I’m going to be at Tustin waiting in line to hopefully grab a couple Noctua Fans, UH-9s, some 8gb Ram and a new monitor (:! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook NuNu ✭ November 2021 I’m hoping to finally get a 3060 at MSRP! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook VeritableHero ✭ November 2021 Depends on if I get the gift card or not. 😄 Would love a new case, an M.2 drive, and preferably a start on a new budget PC for my son.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook zakzak123 ✭ November 2021 Going to spend some quality time with the in-laws, working remotely, but most importantly staking out a new OLED. Wife and I are ready to pounce on a 65" TV 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kidlarge ✭ November 2021 I was planning to upgrade my storage with a WD_Black SN750. If I got a gift card I’d probably also upgrade my monitor, not sure what with, but anything better than 1080p 60hz would be an upgrade for sure. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Karhalis ✭ November 2021 Unfortunately, I will be at work, although I do hope to get me a good present: ASUS X570-I ROG Strix Mini ITX mainboard for a SFF build I want to do. Then I can retire my i7-8700k based system to media server duties. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BenSokol ✭ November 2021 Might be picking up a few components for a raspberry pi project and/or a new SSD. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook THEFEEJ77 ✭ November 2021 I am really really looking forward to going to tustin with my dad because I convinced him to build his own PC after I got all my parts at microcenter, we plan on going and getting a Ryzen 7 5800x and a Asus motherboard! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Babyedd123 ✭ November 2021 edited November 2021 I'm looking to buy a 3D printer with a large format in one risen printer at the Houston Texas store 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TrungN101 ✭ November 2021 I plan to build my dad a PC since he has been working on an HP Laptop but it can’t handle all this work load. He got me my pc and now I want to pay him back with a better device. Hopefully I get the $500 gift card 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook RLe9 ✭ November 2021 I'll probably look to buy a new monitor. 60 hertz is standard, but I've really wanted to try a higher refresh rate like the 144 hertz ones. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook nanoflower ✭ November 2021 If things go well I would like to pick up some extra RAM (16GB of DDR4) and some sort of table for e-reading. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook tobiasmar ✭ November 2021 I'll be getting a new headset - looking namely at a Corsair HS80, Virtuoso, or HyperX Cloud Flight - and, if I can actually find one in stock, an RTX 3060ti or 3070 GPU. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook drphilio ✭ November 2021 if i win ima get myself some parts to upgrade my computer. maybe a ssd idk.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook sandra2000 ✭ November 2021 I will be picking up a few computer parts from Microcenter this black friday  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Milinc ✭ November 2021 I'd like to pick up some upgrades to peripherals and streaming gear like a new mic arm and green screen. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook DarkDogg ✭ November 2021 I am hoping to double up my RGB Corsair RAM on Black Friday, and possibly get a new gaming mouse. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Fluid818 Santa Clarita CA ✭ November 2021 I plan to buy my first gaming pc this Black Friday  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KevlarLombax ✭ November 2021 I’m not sure what I’m gonna get.. I know I need to get a brand new Laptop for college next year. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Admiral_Burrito ✭ November 2021 Hopefully a 5800x if its in stock 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook uarober32 ✭ November 2021 I hope to snag a PS5 and maybe a new TV! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GP813 ✭ November 2021 At the new Micro Center in Tustin I'd be on the lookout for a 12700k, Z690 mobo, some Trident Z5 ddr5 memory, and a not insanely priced 3080 GPU along with a 2tb SSD from WD or Samsung. Hopefully it will all be in stock to put together my first new rig in over 10 years. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Rogers ✭ November 2021 Ssd for ps5 if they're on sale.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook clevelumbus ✭ November 2021 I’ll be shopping online because my kids’ school isn’t open that day, bless their hearts 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «1234567…18» This discussion has been closed. 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