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Community Article Driver Power STate Failure — 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 Driver Power STate Failure Mr_Dayton60 ✭ May 2020 in General Discussion my new laptop (HP Spectre X360) has frozen several times and gone to the crash message: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. Some websites called this the screen of death, but said it was merely a conflict with a driver on the system. Just wondering, is this fixable, or is it a deal-breaker for the laptop? Can a novice like me fix it? Thank you for any help! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin May 2020 There area  couple of possible causes with that BSOD. Combining it with the freezes is a little more concerning. Does it freeze and recovery or require a reboot? Have you seen any other BSOD's? You're going to look at the display driver first and then power management. I would start by reinstalling  your GPU driver. Could you provide the full model of your Spectre x360? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Dayton60 ✭ May 2020 The computer reboots itself after  that BSOD. I'll take a look at the display driver as you suggested and the power management. the model is x360 15-df0008c. It is refurbished. thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mr_Dayton60 ✭ May 2020 also, this problem really started after I'd installed our printer driver, so I could try removing that. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Open a store in Washington State — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy Open a store in Washington State theOnlyBen ✭ July 14 edited July 14 in Store Information and Policy The west coast is lacking Micro Center locations! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin July 14 Greetings, Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! Thank you for providing us a location you think a Micro Center would be great at! I don't really have the pay-grade to make the decision of opening up a location but I can send this to the people that are and see their thoughts and opinions!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article In-Store Pickup by a friend out of state? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy In-Store Pickup by a friend out of state? shutterguy ✭ May 2020 in Store Information and Policy I am an Ohio customer, I reserved an in-store only item at one of the stores in GA, this particular item was only available at a store in NY and GA, sold out everywhere else. I have a friend that lives in GA, can he pick it up and pay for it if I give him my order number? I am going to send him cash and he will ship it up to me.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments AlexS admin May 2020 shutterguy said: I am an Ohio customer, I reserved an in-store only item at one of the stores in GA, this particular item was only available at a store in NY and GA, sold out everywhere else. I have a friend that lives in GA, can he pick it up and pay for it if I give him my order number? I am going to send him cash and he will ship it up to me.  Greetings @shutterguy and welcome to the MC community!  Your friend can pick it up as long as he pays for it using his own card and matching I.D.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook shutterguy ✭ May 2020 Sounds great, thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin May 2020 shutterguy said: Sounds great, thank you! You're welcome!  Thanks for stopping by the Community and be sure to take a look around our forum   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook GEE ✭ May 2020 I would like my admin to pick up a laptop the I have reserved and paid for online.  If I have give her a Picture of my ID and credit card and a copy of the confirmation, can she pick it up?   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin May 2020 Hello @GEE,  welcome to the Micro Center Community! Unfortunately, the person picking up the order will need to use a card under their name.  They would be unable to use your credit card and your picture ID.  If you have a Business Credit Card/Debit Card that only has the Business' name, and the person can provide proof of employment, that can also be used.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook rjackson424 ✭ May 2020 my uncle needs me to pick up pc parts for him and is ordering them online, is there a way he can pay online and I can pick it up for him? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AlexS admin May 2020 rjackson424 said: my uncle needs me to pick up pc parts for him and is ordering them online, is there a way he can pay online and I can pick it up for him? Q.  Can I have someone else pick up my in-store reservation for me? A.  Someone else can pick up your order, as long as they are paying with their own credit card that matches their own identification.   Unfortunately, your Uncle cannot pay for it in advance.  Any reservation he makes despite the website requesting card information only puts a $1.00 authorization on the card and payment will still need to be completed in full upon pickup.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article help choosing a laptop — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion help choosing a laptop kgfPatsfan ✭ February 16 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hi, I need a new laptop and the only specs I can come up with are what I don't like about my current setup. That said: Windows 10 lightweight support internet gaming - specifically, tabletop simulator on Steam; my current laptop has a lot of lag despite a good internet connection in the house. (HP Envy M6) I will probably also want to cast from this machine good camera and mic - the camera on my work machine is blurry (Dell Vostro) backlit keyboard, ports to support wireless keyboard and mouse. i probably wont use a headset, as I hate having things on my ears. Dell offered me an Inspiron 15 5000 at $600 based on these "specs" I am not a super user, I no longer need to use my personal machine for work, and I really just want the few things I do to work well. i would prefer to be frugal, but my last laptop lasted 7 years, so I'd like to get something that will keep me going for awhile again. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin February 16 edited February 16 Hello @kgfPatsfan I'd recommend a few different things, but your store's selection may vary. I'd recommend checking these out. Be sure to make sure that your store is selected at the top of the page. https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=pricelow&N=4294967288+4294817517+4294817438+4294819898+4294820736+4294820632+4294808474+4294808800&myStore=false As for my recommendations, I'd suggest a couple of different things, depending on your budget and your store's stock. ASUS Zenbook 14 Q407IQ-BR5N4 14" Laptop Computer - Grey; AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2.3GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce MX350 Graphics; 8GB RAM; 256GB Solid State Drive HP Pavilion 15-ec0003ca 15.6" Gaming Laptop Computer Factory Refurbished - Black; AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2.3GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5; 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM; 512GB Solid State Drive Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54-52QW 15.6" Gaming Laptop Computer - Black; Intel Core i5-9300H Processor 2.4GHz; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6; 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM; 1TB Solid State Drive I hope this helps, but please let me know if you have any questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kgfPatsfan ✭ February 16 Thank you. I would say the ASUS is just a little more than i wanted to spend and is beautifully lightweight Doesn't seem to have a way to cable in to my modem to diagnose or overcome connection issues. The HP Pavilion seems to have almost everything I want - maybe a little on the heavy side, but I have better computer luggage than I used to and it might not be as important as I think it is. I could stretch to afford this too. The Acer Nitro is out; I'm just not willing to spend this much money on myself. My local store (Cambridge) appears to have all of these. Although you offered choices (thank you!) you did not enlarge on why these choices match my terribly vague specs. I'd like to hear why you chose these, but I'm happy enough with choice 2 that I probably don't need reinforcement. If I go with the HP, can you recommend a mouse and keyboard? Any reason I should not go with a simple and cheap option? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 16 I based my recommendation on the specifications you needed and the availability I could see. The HP is refurbished, however, it's a great option with a dedicated GPU. (GTX 1650) which will offer great performance for the games you're interested in. I wanted to give you options at multiple price points that would offer you good, better, best for the price you mentioned. I'd recommend a decent keyboard, but it would be mostly dependant on your budget and your needs. I spend my time working from a keyboard so I spend more than most. If I were looking for cheap yet quality, I'd buy something like the Redragon K530 Draconic 61 and the ASUS TUF 3 I'm a fan of Mechanical Brown Switches, and I like the wrist wrest on the Cooler Master CK530 and I like the shape and light weight performance from the Glorious Model D. I'd be happy to recommend others if you're unhappy with these. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook kgfPatsfan ✭ February 16 Thank you! Did you have any thoughts on the Inspiron Dell wants to sell me? I am not afraid of refurbished, and the specs of this machine address several of the things I know I want - thank you! My computer needs have atrophied extremely over the past few years, as I have moved more firmly to separate work and home. My home machine only needs to be able to game, and I am absolutely not a power gamer. I have extensive access to Office products and storage at work; I do not anticipate typing more than chat comments on this machine. Also, i will be typing and mousing from the depths of my comfy chair. I have been perfectly happy with a $14.99 logitech mouse/keyboard combo that ran off the same USB for a year, but like all cheap thinks, it eventually broke. Tempted by anything named redragon - I'm Welsh. The discussion I found on brown switch online takes me back - clicky keys! pressure resistance! I used to care so much about these things! I am definitely thinking hard about these options. Both of these mice seem subtly right-handed - I am left-handed. I do mouse with right hand buttons - I started my professional life in tech support and needed to be able to use other people's mice - but I use my left hand. Thank you for your time. I will definitely go with the HP. I will think about the redragon keyboard. I will keep looking at mice. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 17 Hmm, the Dell Inspiron that they have recommended for you doesn't have dedicated graphics. It does have Intel's new Xe integrated graphics which will perform better than the previous generations by a fair amount. It may still struggle to offer you decent framerates for tables with multiple assets or games that have a slightly higher graphics fidelity. That being said, it is a thin and light laptop which would be great for travel. It's an extremely portable laptop. Especially for a 15.6" inch. I prefer the brown switches for their tactile feedback! The blue switches are great too, however, they are quite a bit louder than reasonable. Especially since you mentioned you'll be using your laptop microphone. If you're planning on hosting meetings or other things, I might suggest a more quiet keyboard, like the Logitech you mentioned. Membrane keyboards are typically more quiet than mechanical. Red switches are very fast and typically a bit quieter, however, they are a bit too sensitive for my liking. (I have heavy hands that depress the key when I rest it on the keyboard.) Check out our recent article on Mechanical or Membrane. If noise is an issue for you, one can always purchase O-rings to dampen the noise that the key makes when bottoming out. Sorry, I didn't think to offer you an ambidextrous mouse. I'm a righty, so I recommend what I use/know. I don't have much experience with ambidextrous mice, however, the Logitech G G203 is great for an inexpensive yet high-quality option. Another mouse that I have experience with would be the Logitech G PRO It does have mouse buttons that can be switched for left-handed use. 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to Reset/Refresh Windows 10 from the login screen - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to Reset/Refresh Windows 10 from the login screen - Micro Center Resetting your computer will reinstall your operating system and take the computer back to factory settings. All user data and information will be removed and all programs will be removed unless they were pre-loaded by the manufacturer.  Disclaimer: If you have data you need to keep, we always recommend backing up your system. Even if you just want to refresh, no matter how slim the chances, there is always potential for something to go wrong and leave your system in state where it's inaccessible. For one reason or another, you may find yourself in a situation where you cannot get past the sign in screen on your system. Sometimes you just forget your password or pin, it happens even to the best of us! Maybe you had an old laptop laying around that your parents hadn't used in a long time and they gave it to you, but can't remember their login information. Whatever the reason, if you don't have the correct login information, options are limited for getting around it. If you sign in with a Microsoft Account (i.e. registered your email with Microsoft and use that for login) then you can attempt to reset the password from another device through the Microsoft website. If you sign in with a Local Account (i.e. account stored only on the computer, not registered to any email) then you either need a password reset disk (which needs to be set up in advance) or you'll need to reset the system. Again, resetting will completely erase the computer, so any data that isn't backed up will be lost.  Unfortunately resetting is the only "easy" method for removing your account/password from the system if you don't have the password reset disk set up already. Refreshing will keep your account/password on the system so that's not an option. There are other more involved methods that allow you to clear a forgotten password for a local account, but they required using installation/boot media for Windows/Linux and messing around with the command prompt. We won't be going into those here.  To access the recovery environment from the login screen, follow these steps: First, bring up your password/pin entry (by booting up your computer like normal), then locate the Power Button icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen. (This is not the power button on your actual computer.) Press and hold down the Shift key on your keyboard; while holding Shift click the power button and select Restart from the options on the screen. Continue to hold Shift until you reach a new screen. After a moment a new menu should open presenting a list of options for you. You may release Shift, and then select Troubleshoot Click on Reset this PC From here on out the process is exactly the same as resetting/refreshing within Windows. Select either Keep my files or Remove everything If you select Keep my files, you will have to select the Administrator account. Then enter the Administrator password for the account you selected and click Continue Now you will have the option to select Cloud download or Local reinstall. If you previously selected 'Remove everything' then you will be brought straight to this step. If you are connected to the internet, I recommend selecting the Cloud download option, otherwise you can select the Local reinstall option. Same as above, you'll be asked if you want to Just remove my files or Remove my files and clean the drive. If you intend to keep your system choose just remove my files. If you're getting rid of it, you can clean the drive to make data more difficult to recover. Note: Cleaning the drive takes much longer than just removing your files.  You are now finished! Just let the PC sit for a bit to complete the Windows reset. If you are resetting Windows on a laptop, I strongly recommend connecting the charger now. You can encounter other problems if the laptop battery dies during this process. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article What info is saved from state ID for new graphic cards? — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Store Information and Policy What info is saved from state ID for new graphic cards? prom ✭ April 12 edited April 12 in Store Information and Policy What type of information is recorded for the new GPU's to get a voucher? I read the FAQ but it only says you need a drivers license or State ID. What info is used from these? Assuming that should be a public disclosure for privacy reasons. Thank You 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 12 Hello, you may view our privacy policy which details what information is kept from transactions at https://www.microcenter.com/site/customer-support/privacy_policy.aspx 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Lenovo laptop — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Lenovo laptop LuB ✭ October 2020 edited June 7 in General Discussion Hello, the following laptop was recommended for me:   Lenovo ThinkPad E15 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black; Intel Core i7-10510U Processor 1.8GHz; 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM; 512GB Solid State Drive; Intel UHD Graphics I was wondering if Micro Center carries a Lenovo laptop with the same/similar specs but with the thinner design (Ideapad)? Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers VitorVicente ✭ October 2020 Hey! I found this while browsing the Microcenter store: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621519/lenovo-ideapad-3-17iml-173-laptop-computer---grey It's very similar in specs, just has a different processor. It's also a 17 inch, which might not be ideal if you want thin and light. There is also this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621349/lenovo-ideapad-5-156-laptop-computer---grey but it once again has a different processor (this time a bit worst). If you'd like to go even smaller, into the 14 inch territory, may I recommend this one: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628648/lenovo-ideapad-flex-5-14-14-2-in-1-laptop-computer---grey - it's a Ryzen powered machine, but really solid, the only slight disadvantage would be the smaller SSD, only having half the capacity.  Most everything else I see from Lenovo being light and under those specs would also see a significant price increase, but if you'd still like to take a look at them I recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga. If you don't mind slipping away from Lenovo, there are a handful of Dell and HP offers that might also interest you. Might I recommend this one on the Dell side: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628440/dell-inspiron-15-3590-156-laptop-computer---black - and this one on the HP side: https://www.microcenter.com/product/630081/hp-pavilion-x360-convertible-15-dq1071cl-156-2-in-1-laptop-computer-refurbished---silver Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out if you'd like any more recommendations/opinions. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LuB ✭ October 2020 Thank you so much for taking the time to look into my question and advise! I will take a look at the models you suggested. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin October 2020 @VitorVicente is spot on for the recommendations from Lenovo, if you'd like to go outside Lenovo for your selection, we do carry some thin and lights from other brands, such as Samsung. : https://www.microcenter.com/product/622120/samsung-galaxy-book-ion-133-laptop-computer---silver As well as ASUS : https://www.microcenter.com/product/626156/asus-zenbook-flip-13-ux363ja-db51t-133-2-in-1-laptop-computer---grey Please let us know if we can help further! 😊 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Whether it’s your first time building or you’re an experienced builder and just need some extra clarification, this post is for you. With all the options available on the market, it can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help break it down.   If you’re looking for other parts as well, be sure to check out some of our other guides: How to Choose PC Parts: The Processor How to Choose PC Parts: The Motherboard How to Choose PC Parts: The Video Card How to Choose PC Parts: RAM How to Choose PC Parts: The Power Supply How to Choose PC Parts: The Case   In this installment, we’ll be going over storage, so it’s all about choosing your internal hard drive. Once again, let’s get our key questions in order: What are you using this computer for? Depending on what you’re doing, your storage needs will vary. You may need large amounts of high-speed storage, or you may just need a lot of capacity, and speed is secondary. What’s your budget? Storage is an area that you can easily save costs on if you’re willing to compromise a bit. Things to know when picking drives: What is an HDD (hard disk drive)? Hard drives (HDD) are the most common form of storage available and tend to be considered the traditional hard drive. They are mechanical drives with a spinning platter that physically reads and writes information to sectors on the drive. This is why you’ll see them labeled with RPM in the specs. Hard drives will connect to your computer via SATA cables and come in 2.5” and 3.5” form factors. 2.5” drives are used for laptops, while 3.5” drives are used for desktops. While you could connect a 2.5” drive to your desktop, the increased price for the slimmer form factor makes it generally not worth it. 7200RPM is the standard speed I would recommend if you plan to use a hard drive in your desktop. What is an SSD (Solid State Drive)? Solid state drives (SSD) are a newer form of drive that utilizes flash storage, like a USB flash drive. Unlike hard drives, SSDs have no moving parts. SSDs have gained a lot of popularity recently and are becoming the default storage option for many users. SSDs come in a few different form factors, such as 2.5-inch SATA and M.2. SSD form factors 2.5-inch SSDs are the same size as 2.5” hard drives commonly used in laptops. They utilize the same type of SATA cable connections that normal hard drives use to connect to your motherboard.  M.2 SSDs are a newer style of solid state drive that’s become popular recently. They’re smaller and slot directly into your motherboard as opposed to mounting separately and using a cable like a 2.5” drive. They can utilize a SATA interface or an NVMe PCI express interface, but I’ll get to that later. While other form factors exist for SSDs, we’ll be keeping this basic as consumer-grade solid state drives are primarily 2.5” and M.2 drives. What is SATA?  SATA stands for Serial ATA, and it’s an interface that allows you to connect various storage devices such as hard drives, SSDs, and optical disk drives.  What is NVMe? NVMe is a newer interface that’s become very popular on M.2 SSDs. It utilizes a PCIe-based connection which has much faster transfer speeds and higher bandwidth than a traditional SATA connection.  Should I get an SSD or Hard Drive? SSDs have gradually become more commonplace over the last few years and have become fairly standard. The main advantage SSDs have is that they’re much faster than traditional HDDs. This means much faster boot-up time and loading speeds, which is very noticeable, even during normal everyday use. One other benefit SSDs have over hard drives is the lack of moving parts. This helps them be more resilient to physical damage than hard drives and should keep them running longer. However, SSDs are still more expensive than hard drives, so if you need large amounts of storage space, going SSD only can get expensive.  PC builders on a budget will often compromise, using a smaller SSD as their primary drive for their operating system other important software and use a secondary HDD for storage space. This gives you the benefit of the SSD's speeds for everyday use in Windows with the cheap space of the HDD. The only benefit games get from being on an SSD is decreased loading times. Of course, modern games can be very large. So, if you can’t afford full SSD storage, you can still use the SSD+HDD set up and they’ll play just fine.  For most users, we’d recommend an SSD, at least a small one, to install Windows on. If you can afford it or don’t need a lot of storage capacity, a full SSD build is the way to go.  If you have a specific use case that requires very large amounts of storage, HDDs may be the better option because of the price. Some HDDs are designed for specific use cases, such as surveillance hard drives or NAS storage. HDDs are also great to use as backups.  NVMe (PCIe) vs SATA SSDs M.2 SSDs can come in both SATA and NVMe. SATA M.2 drives function exactly the same as SATA 2.5”, they simply slot into your motherboard directly instead of requiring cables to connect them. Outside of ease of installation and space, there’s no advantage they have over a 2.5” drive. NVMe M.2 SSDs, on the other hand, are quite a bit different, so it’s important to understand exactly how they work and what benefits it gives you. There are two different ways SSDs can read and write data: sequential and random. Data is stored on a drive in a series of blocks; blocks are made up of bytes/bits of data. Sequential read/write accesses those blocks in sequential order, whereas random read/write goes directly to whichever blocks are needed. You’ll see SSDs advertised with read/write speeds in their specs, but what isn’t specified is that these are sequential read/write speeds, not random.  SATA III, the current SATA standard you’ll see on SATA SSDs, maxes out at 600 MB/s for read and write speeds. PCIe 3.0 NVMe drives can have read/write speeds over 3000 MB/s, and PCIe 4.0 drives can be over 5,000 MB/s (this varies depending on the drive, make sure you check the specs). As you can clearly see, this is a huge uplift vs. a SATA interface, but sequential read/write is only used when transferring data files. It also depends on whatever you’re transferring to/from as well. Your slowest component will bottleneck you, so a data transfer from an NVMe drive to a hard drive is only going to transfer at the speed the hard drive can operate at.  Random read/write is used for most other things, like booting your computer or loading an application. Random read/write speeds are extremely similar between SATA and NVMe SSDs, so you won’t really notice any differences between the two for normal everyday use.  There’s nothing wrong with going with an NVMe drive for normal use, especially with how common they are now, but it’s not a requirement either. A SATA M.2 SSD will perform just the same for most people. For the average users, I would go with whichever is most readily available and affordable. If you’re somebody who does a lot of high-speed data transfer, NVMe is probably the way to go.  Which storage drive(s) should I buy? Most drives available will work perfectly fine for anybody. I’ll list a few examples of drives to look at, and my recommendation would be to choose the one with the capacity you want that costs the least unless you have a specific one you’re interested in.  Some manufacturers will include utilities with their drives like cloning software or health monitoring, and the cheaper drives tend not to include those sorts of things. As always, it’s good to do some research and double-check reviews to avoid any individual cases that could be poor quality, and remember, there are more options out there than what I list here! Hard drives: Western Digital Blue Mainstream 1TB 7200RPM 3.5” Internal Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM 3.5” Internal Hard Drive Western Digital Black Performance 1TB 7200RPM 3.5” Internal Hard Drive SATA SSDs: Inland Professional 1TB 2.5” SATA SSD (comes in 256GB, 512GB and more) Crucial MX500 1TB 2.5” SATA SSD (comes in 250GB, 500GB, and 2TB) Samsung 870 EVO 1TB 2.5” SATA SSD (comes in 250GB, 500GB, and more) WD Blue 1TB 2.5” SATA SSD (comes in 250GB, 500GB, and 2TB) NVMe drives: Inland Professional 1TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe M.2 (comes in 256GB and 512GB) Samsung 970 EVO 1TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe M.2 (comes in 500GB as well) Crucial P2 1TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe M.2 (comes in 250GB, 500GB, and 2TB)  WD Black SN750 1TB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe M.2 (comes in 250GB, 500GB, and more) That pretty much covers it! SSDs and hard drives are fairly straightforward, and I'll mention one more time that, in my opinion, there's no reason not to use an SSD, even if it's just a small one. If you have follow-up questions, feel free to comment below, and if you’re still looking for part recommendations, we have guides for Processors, Motherboards, Graphics Cards, RAM, Power Supplies, and Cases. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments JasonA ✭ May 2020 Could you consider adding a section here about adding PCIe interface cards that allow you to install M.2 NVMe/SATA SSDs on the card ? This might be something for (a) a motherboard that has no M.2 socket on it, or (b) for a motherboard which only has one M.2 socket, but the user wants to add additional M.2 devices. 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Disturbed ✭ July 2020 Hey all, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 vs Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 which is better? Full specs are Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 3,500MB/s/3,300MB/s, 600K/550K IOPS and Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 3,500MB/s/2,700MB/s, 500K/500K IOPS. Should I just rely on specs and go for the EVO Plus?? 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin July 2020 Disturbed said: Hey all, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 vs Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 which is better? Full specs are Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 3,500MB/s/3,300MB/s, 600K/550K IOPS and Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 3,500MB/s/2,700MB/s, 500K/500K IOPS. Should I just rely on specs and go for the EVO Plus?? They are both very high-end SSDs and you can't go wrong with either. They benchmark very close as well, as you can see on a benchmarking site such as userbenchmark: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-970-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB-vs-Samsung-970-Evo-Plus-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/m497261vsm693540 2 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook well ✭ November 2020 is there a difference between WD blue and WD black SSD?  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 @well Yes, there is a difference in the two. The WD Black uses a 3D V-NAND Flash archetecture, while the WD Blue uses 3D TLC NAND. Different archetectures typically change the performance of the drives. In speed and in the amount of writes. Here the WD Black offers Read Speed Up to 3,470MBps and Write Speed Up to 3,000MBps while the WD Blue Read Speed Up to 2,400MBps and Write Speed Up to 1,950MBps 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook well ✭ November 2020 @LandShark I see, thanks for the info. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin November 2020 You're quite welcome! Let us know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook k1k3_93 ✭ March 6 edited March 6 Hello Everyone , I'm new to the PC enthusiast game and one of my biggest concerns is compatibility. How do I check if an SSD will be compatible with my current motherboard? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 6 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28975#Comment_28975 Hello, what motherboard and SSD would this be regarding? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook k1k3_93 ✭ March 9 @Ian I'm going to buy the powerspec b745 which I believe has a MSI MPG Z490 PLUS motherboard. It looks like the current SSD is an 1 TB NVME SSD is a Western Digital Blue SN550. I want to see if I could add a second SSD...I'm pasting the link of the SSD that I'm interested in! https://www.microcenter.com/product/506238/samsung-970-evo-1tb-ssd-3-bit-mlc-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 9 @k1k3_93 just chiming in. You are correct the B745 has the MPG z490 plus mobo and has 2 M.2 slots. So you could install the EVO 970 as a secondary SSD. The Samsung is also compatible with the z490. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook k1k3_93 ✭ March 9 @TSTDavey ok sweet thanks for clarifying!!!! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 9 Please let us know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Also provided is information on Returns, Prepayment of Shipping Fees, and Failure to Comply with Micro Cent Community Article Why is my game taking so long to load in with 120 frames and 10 ping? — 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 Why is my game taking so long to load in with 120 frames and 10 ping? JustinBernardi ✭ May 2020 in General Discussion I recently bought a asus gtx 1660 super 06g Phoenix and a 500 watt power supply. I have an amd fx(tm) 4300 quad core processor at 3.80 ghz and 8 gigs of ram. Would like to figure out how to fix this issue. Do I need a new processor? Motherboard? Fans?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSMikeW admin May 2020 Loading would be mainly effected by your drive performance. Do you have an SSD? Also with that GPU the FX-4300 is going to be showing it's age. The CPU will bottleneck the GPU to some extent. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BubbleMax MN ✭ May 2020 @JustinBernardi could I ask what game you are trying to load into. Some games are both RAM memory hungry and frequency hungry. From what I'm seeing though its more likely the former is your problem. Often times if the frequency is high enough it can sometimes  "vibrate" I guess might be the word through its fps problems. But the loading process might be looking for more ram in total to use to load in faster. An SSD or M.2 can supplement this bottlenecking, but ultimately the RAM to a degree is sort of a lubricant for the CPU. Often times a little more than you need with RAM is better than being just enough. (Kinda the same principal of choosing a Power Supply; the idea of wanting to have more power than you might need rather than just enough.)  Though as a disclaimer you don't need to go crazy with a ram upgrade if you buy new ram. 16GB's right now is the sweet spot that is suggested cause most systems don't go too much over 12 to 14 GB's of ram even when mirroring and or streaming. Min specs of games are not good guidelines!!! (Unless your budget goal is all low graphics and fps settings.) You want a balanced gaming PC setup NOT too much and not too little. With ram its not really talked about much but there are four states RAM memory is often in. There is "used" which as it sounds like the ram in use. Theres the "2nd state cashed and this somewhat bleeds into the third state standby" this middle state is a big "what if" state. Its basically ram that might be used temporarily to load in big CPU tasks. But then will return to their standby phase. This is where I think a lot of budget builds sometimes don't know about. And then of course the last 4th state "unused/not in use memory"  Its really the 2nd and 3rd state "of standby and cached" that can both end up temporarily hogging rather than eating ram. Basically its a large portion of RAM devoted to the CPU saying "I might need all this ram so just in case I'm going to devote this larger than needed portion to loading  in all the important critical computing. " This insures things load in properly however it potentially comes at the cost of then CPU is focused if this bottlenecks on its one task if the standby and cashed states fill up the memory. Leaving the PC unable to make other requests. Or it might force your game to halt opening and wait for the other application to finish what its doing.  Lastly it could be that you have a lot of background process going on such as windows update tends to take overall priority as in literally pull the cpu's focus and can potentially also rev up the memory. When installing or downloading. Both of these can massively hinder gaming performance.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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A 64-bit OS with Windows desktop 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin May 2020 I would recommend a basic 1TB SATA SSD. I'll list a few options that are on sale available. https://www.microcenter.com/product/508183/inland-professional-1tb-ssd-3d-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive https://www.microcenter.com/product/501993/crucial-mx500-1tb-ssd-3d-tlc-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive https://www.microcenter.com/product/607196/wd-blue-1tb-ssd-3d-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive https://www.microcenter.com/product/600949/samsung-860-qvo-1tb-ssd-4-bit-qlc-v-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive Keep in mind you're likely going to need a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter to install the SSD into your HP Desktop. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! Sign In with Micro Center Register Sign In with Micro Center Sign In Register Categories 6.3K All Categories 966 The Blog 44 What's Trending 146 How to & Technical Guides 6 Computer Hardware 116 Software 3 Home Office 5 Networking Audio/Visual 1 Home Automation 14 3D Printers 1 Maker 12 PC Build Guides 55 Reviews & Buying Guides 17 Build Showcase 9 Contests 32 Past Contests 407 The Community 1.4K General Discussion 89 New Members 31 Consumer Tech 11 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 64 Software 2 Audio/Visual 2 Networking & Security Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 19 3D Printing 43 Retro Arcade/Gaming 73 All Other Tech 1.1K Store Information and Policy 41 Off Topic 2 Community Ideas & Feedback 108 Your Completed Builds 2.5K Build-Your-Own PC 1.6K Help Choosing Parts 207 Graphics Cards 151 CPU's, Memory and Motherboards 57 Cases and Power Supplies 18 Air and Liquid Cooling 10 Monitors and Displays 27 Peripherals 6 All Other Parts 15 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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This helps reduce energy consumption, which can save you money on your power bill, or extend battery life on mobile devices. This article describes how to disable the computer from automatically going to sleep in Windows 10. 1. Right click on the Start button, typically found at the lower left corner of the screen, then click on Power Options. 2. On the “Power & Sleep” menu, under Sleep, there is a drop-down menu with time options. Select Never to disable the computer from going to sleep. You do not need to click Save or Apply, the new setting goes into place automatically. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article How to run System File Checker in Windows 7 - Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker How to run System File Checker in Windows 7 - Micro Center This article will show how to run System File Checker (SFC) to repair protected system files in Windows 7. There are a couple of ways to run the System File Checker (SFC) to verify or to fix corrupt protected system files on your system. NOTE: Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft or Micro Center as the operating system has reached its end of life, this guide is available for those still looking for assistance with Windows 7. Further troubleshooting outside of this guide for Windows 7 is not available from Micro Center. Here is how to Scan and repair the System Files: 1. Open a command prompt window with Administrator rights. 2. Type the command sfc /scannow and press Enter on your keyboard. This process will take some time to complete. *Warning: You should be aware that sfc /scannow will change any modified System Files back to the original default state. System File Checker will replace incorrect corrupted, changed, or damaged versions of files with the correct ones. How to verify if the System Files are Corrupt: 1. Open a command prompt window with administrator rights. 2. Type the command sfc /verifyonly and press Enter on your keyboard You should see a comment on the command window stating the files are ok or no file integrity violations were found. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Thoughts on what could be the problem? — 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 › CPU's, Memory and Motherboards Thoughts on what could be the problem? evL ✭ July 2020 in CPU's, Memory and Motherboards I was stuck on a boot loop with a EVGA 1200w P2 PSU intially.. it wasn't posting AT ALL.. so what i did was unplug the network adapter, my keyboard + mouse etc. to get it to post.. and even then it was having issues.. did a cmos clear multiple times.. (this was the only way to get it to post).. I could only get it to post with a cmos clear and only with just the m2 drive in and all other sata drives unplugged (the ssds and hdd). ---- sata6 and something else is disabled when you have m2 installed if im not mistaken (but i've just got 4 slots taken anyway if i were to plug them in) --also this is on a fresh copy of w10, i also disabled wake device up on network adapters, usb, etc. in device manager and disabled fast boot.. bc even when trying to shut off the computer, the only way to actually shut it off was to pull out the plug bc the fans and led would remain on.. problem is.. the only way to actually boot was to have that "standby' mode on to boot.. the computer has issues coming out of a cold boot for whatever reason.. anyway, after a few days of doing this i got fed up and returned the PSU.. (this was after troubleshooting .. updating bios, installing drivers, testing each ram stick, etc.) also noticed my AIO wasnt turning on sometimes and  that it wasn't being detected on device manager.. anyway, tried with a Corsair RM750x, and the computer was able to power up successfully but without the thunderbolt expansion that was included with the mobo.. so i returned the psu and got the Corsair RM1000x.. I was able to power up fine.. again without the thunderbolt expansion.. was happy that it could power up all my drives. so i wanted to test XMP with the AI optimized settings from bios.. Here were the benchmarks for it, https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/31033022 (i'm aware its not a good benchmark) Results were fine but, when i restarted the computer, i noticed the RGB on my fans didn't turn on. And so after noticing that, I shut down the computer and hit the I/O switch in the back.. then powered the computer back on.. the LCD on the kraken z73 didn't power on this time (this also happened alot with the previous PSU), and the RGB on the fans also didn't turn on but it was still spinning.. windows icue  didn't detect the lightning node connected this time either but still detected the commander pro So what I did to power the lcd and fans back on was to boot back up into windows, and shut down ( so that it could get into that "stand-by" mode.. THEN start up the computer again to get things in working order is this a mobo issue? power issue? or? please advise -----I have both 8-pin EPS connectors plugged in, and the 24 pin .. my monitors r running both 240hz and 144hz Bios 0607 CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  CPU Cooler: NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII EXTREME EATX LGA1200 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory Storage: OCZ Agility 3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  Storage: Hitachi Deskstar NAS 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID GAMING Video Card   Case: Lian Li O11D XL-X ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair RMx 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply   Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  Case Accessory: Corsair Commander Pro + Lightning Node Monitor: Asus VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor   Monitor: Acer Predator XB2 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor  Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120 W 2.1 Channel Speakers 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin July 2020 The power supply issue is certainly unusual. The EVGA Supernova's are generally very good units, and it's a single rail 12V power supply. We'd have to assume it's just defective. Regarding the powering off issue, this is a hibernate issue based on the sound of it. Remember, with Windows 10 shutdown is a deep sleep state really. Disable your hibernate or fast startup. Disabling hibernate disable fast startup, as that's the feature it's using. See if this eliminates the issue for you. You can do so via Power Options or via elevated command line. powercfg -h off 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook evL ✭ July 2020 TSMikeW said: The power supply issue is certainly unusual. The EVGA Supernova's are generally very good units, and it's a single rail 12V power supply. We'd have to assume it's just defective. Regarding the powering off issue, this is a hibernate issue based on the sound of it. Remember, with Windows 10 shutdown is a deep sleep state really. Disable your hibernate or fast startup. Disabling hibernate disable fast startup, as that's the feature it's using. See if this eliminates the issue for you. You can do so via Power Options or via elevated command line. powercfg -h off yep, i've already done that unfortunately.. starting to wonder if 1000w just doesn't cut it or if it's just a bad bios setting 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 2020 System should run on much less than 1000W. And if that's the issue, you're more likely to encounter crashes or freezing at load, than these random issues your mentioning that sound like hibernate or maybe selective suspend issues. You could try that if the issues detecting the RGB controller persist. Through all of this and when failing to POST with the thunderbolt connected, what QCodes are you seeing? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Unlike other brands, PowerSpec does not pre-install ESET in case you prefer to run a different antivirus program, but your system will come with the ESET Activation Helper tool to help you activate and install ESET. Whether you want to run ESET or not, we do strongly advise having some type of antivirus software on your system. If you want to take advantage of the 90 days of ESET, follow these steps: Using the Activation Helper 1.   When you boot your PowerSpec computer for the first time, the ESET Activation Helper window will appear automatically. Select I want to activate and install. 2.   This will open a new window with the ESET activation form. Fill out all the required fields including the serial number of your PowerSpec computer. 3.   Once the activation form is submitted, scroll to the top to view the ESET license key. Copy or save the license key as it will be needed during installation. License information will also be emailed to you. 4.   Follow the instructions in the following article to install the current version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus. https://support.eset.com/en/kb3418-download-and-install-eset-nod32-antivirus What if I can't get to the Activation Helper? If you selected the option to not install ESET or otherwise can't get the Activation Helper back: 1.   Go to https://www.eset.com/us/activate/microcenter 2.   Select "I'm activating a new license" 3.  Fill out all the required fields including the serial number of your PowerSpec computer. What if there's an error or I can't register my license? Sometimes the activation doesn't work. If you run into trouble, feel free to comment below for assistance. We can help by submitting a request to add the Serial Number to the ESET database and get the trial version downloaded for you in the meantime. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123» Comments jimothy ✭ May 2020 Hi, I picked up a PowerSpec 706 yesterday, but I can't activate my license with serial number G706042042326. Please help. Thank you! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin May 2020 edited May 2020 Hello @jimothy and welcome to the community! I am sorry that you are having issues activating your ESET license on your PowerSpec PC. It is likely that your PowerSpec serial number was not added to the ESET database yet. I will send you a private message to help you get this resolved.  In the meantime, to get your PC secure you can download ESET directly from their website here: https://www.eset.com/us/download/home/  You can use your email address to start a free trial. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook PLAG ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 Hello, I recently purchased a PowerSpec and I'm having a similar issue to jimothy. It won't allow me to insert my state. Therefore I'm unable to complete the activation because it's a necessary field. Will I be able to go to the link previously provided (https://www.eset.com/us/download/home/) to download ESET?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Raging_Catf1sh ✭ June 2020 I'm having the same issue as @PLAG. I cannot select 'State' regardless of what i choose for the 'Country' field, and 'State' is a required field so I can't proceed to the next step. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 PLAG said: Hello, I recently purchased a PowerSpec and I'm having a similar issue to jimothy. It won't allow me to insert my state. Therefore I'm unable to complete the activation because it's a necessary field. Will I be able to go to the link previously provided (https://www.eset.com/us/download/home/) to download ESET?  Raging_Catf1sh said: I'm having the same issue as @PLAG. I cannot select 'State' regardless of what i choose for the 'Country' field, and 'State' is a required field so I can't proceed to the next step. Hi there! For both of you, you'll want to try to register the license directly through ESET's website: https://store.eset.com/us/activate/microcenter/ Click "I'm activating a new license" and fill out the form. At the bottom, use the computer serial number for the Serial Number/Activation key. Once you do that, you'll be provided a new License Key you can use. Make sure you copy/save it.  Go to https://www.eset.com/us/download/, select "I already purchased" under Home, then download NOD32 antivirus. During the download, it will prompt you for an activation option, select "use a purchased license key" then use the key provided from the registration windows.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Raging_Catf1sh ✭ June 2020 TSTonyV said: Hi there! For both of you, you'll want to try to register the license directly through ESET's website: https://store.eset.com/us/activate/microcenter/ Click "I'm activating a new license" and fill out the form. At the bottom, use the computer serial number for the Serial Number/Activation key. Once you do that, you'll be provided a new License Key you can use. Make sure you copy/save it.  Go to https://www.eset.com/us/download/, select "I already purchased" under Home, then download NOD32 antivirus. During the download, it will prompt you for an activation option, select "use a purchased license key" then use the key provided from the registration windows.  It still won't allow me to select the state. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Raging_Catf1sh ✭ June 2020 TSTonyV said: Hi there! For both of you, you'll want to try to register the license directly through ESET's website: https://store.eset.com/us/activate/microcenter/ Click "I'm activating a new license" and fill out the form. At the bottom, use the computer serial number for the Serial Number/Activation key. Once you do that, you'll be provided a new License Key you can use. Make sure you copy/save it.  Go to https://www.eset.com/us/download/, select "I already purchased" under Home, then download NOD32 antivirus. During the download, it will prompt you for an activation option, select "use a purchased license key" then use the key provided from the registration windows.  It still won't allow me to select the state. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 Raging_Catf1sh said: TSTonyV said: Hi there! For both of you, you'll want to try to register the license directly through ESET's website: https://store.eset.com/us/activate/microcenter/ Click "I'm activating a new license" and fill out the form. At the bottom, use the computer serial number for the Serial Number/Activation key. Once you do that, you'll be provided a new License Key you can use. Make sure you copy/save it.  Go to https://www.eset.com/us/download/, select "I already purchased" under Home, then download NOD32 antivirus. During the download, it will prompt you for an activation option, select "use a purchased license key" then use the key provided from the registration windows.  It still won't allow me to select the state. Have you tried using a different web browser? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dons6419 ✭ June 2020 edited June 2020 Seems I am not alone , went to activate my eset and have a error and will not let me get the key! Serial must not be in the database as someone before 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin June 2020 Dons6419 said: Seems I am not alone , went to activate my eset and have a error and will not let me get the key! Serial must not be in the database as someone before Greetings. What is the error you are getting? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dons6419 ✭ June 2020 I am getting the error that my serial is not in the database  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TS_JosephF admin June 2020 @Dons6419 Alright, I have submitted a ticket to add your serial number to the ESET database. In the meantime, we recommend using the free trial for ESET. You can download it here: https://www.eset.com/us/download/ then just use your email address to sign up for the free trial. Your serial number should be added by the time the trial expires.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Dons6419 ✭ June 2020 Ok thank you , have the free trail going  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook dusty ✭ June 2020 I'm having the same issue as jimothy. It's not taking my serial number. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zeke ✭ June 2020 I am having the same problem as many other users.  When I enter my information into the activation screen, it says "The License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system." 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 dusty said: I'm having the same issue as jimothy. It's not taking my serial number. Zeke said: I am having the same problem as many other users.  When I enter my information into the activation screen, it says "The License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system." For the both of you, I've opened up tickets and will be sending you an email follow-up for this! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook christinen ✭ June 2020 I am having the same issue with my PowerSpec G163. When I enter my information, it says ""The License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system." 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin June 2020 christinen said: I am having the same issue with my PowerSpec G163. When I enter my information, it says ""The License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system." I sent you an email follow-up regarding this! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Brad ✭ July 2020 Same situation happened for me ... Trying to register Powerspec B677 and it says "License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system".  Please help 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSPhillipT admin July 2020 Brad said: Same situation happened for me ... Trying to register Powerspec B677 and it says "License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system".  Please help Hello Brad, I have sent you an email to follow-up on this issue!   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Matt_1 ✭ July 2020 Same as Brad above.  Trying to register Powerspec B744.  Please add my computer serial number to the ESET database.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin July 2020 Matt_1 said: Same as Brad above.  Trying to register Powerspec B744.  Please add my computer serial number to the ESET database.  Sent you an email follow-up! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LitDad ✭ July 2020 Hi, I have same issue. Says my # could not be found in the system. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin July 2020 @LitDad I sent you an email for your information. We'll get this resolved for you. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook omid ✭ July 2020 Hi, I picked up a PowerSpec 706 , but I can't activate my license with serial number  Please help.(maybe my serial number doesn't add on eset database) Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin July 2020 omid said: Hi, I picked up a PowerSpec 706 , but I can't activate my license with serial number  Please help.(maybe my serial number doesn't add on eset database) Thank you! Sent you an email followup! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook tsloan ✭ August 2020 I am having the same problem trying to activate the license for a PowerSpec 705. "License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system." Please help! Thank you! --T.S. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSMikeW admin August 2020 tsloan said: I am having the same problem trying to activate the license for a PowerSpec 705. "License Key or Retail Code you entered could not be found in our system." Please help! Thank you! --T.S. I put in a request to have a key generated for your system and emailed you this information as well. We'll get that new working license for the 90 day trial out as soon as possible. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook G30_Ac3 ✭ August 2020 Afternoon, I'm having the same issue when attempting to activate my license for a PowerSpec G163. ESET_Activation_error.jpg 124.6K 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin August 2020 G30_Ac3 said: Afternoon, I'm having the same issue when attempting to activate my license for a PowerSpec G163. I've opened up a ticket to have this corrected. In the meantime you can always download the 30-day trial directly from eset.com and once that trial is up, your serial number should be fixed and you can try activating it again for a further 90 days.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «123» Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. 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LoveIevoL ✭ June 2020 in Store Information and Policy Hi, I realize this won’t change anything and I doubt anything will come out of me saying this but I feel the need to sort of state the disappointment in the services I’ve been given post purchase of my custom builds.  I purchased two custom builds from microcenter totaling over $8,000 and it is now the 8th day I have yet to be contacted to pick up my ready builds. I understand during this time there needs to be an understanding from the customer side and a patience due to the craziness of what is happening in the world right now, however, personally I feel customer service/technician duties have been handled poorly. Stated on your build card cost breakdown, you offer “one day” build times and even same day build times if certain conditions are met, however, the day of purchase I was told that would not be the case. This is where I first felt wronged due to the fact of the premium of labor cost, which is not cheap, and is not even being handled by dedicated builders. I’ve been told by technicians of microcenter than they serve among other things as a front desk/cashier of that department and in their free time they build the desktops. This off the bat doesn’t feel right to me because it is set up to fail from the start... of course how is it possible for builds to be done on time and promise a one day build time if the people building it aren’t given the chance to give it their full attention. One busy day can lead to a huge back order of custom PC’s to customers paying the premium to build a custom PC through your services. And if your card and website state the promises of one day/same day builds and you can not fulfill that, then as a business that wants to show care for their customers I feel like some sort of compensation should be given. If you’re back ordered with all this unprecedented increase in business and you’re not able to keep up and you don’t feel the need to give compensation for be unable to fulfill your stated services besides the corporate response of, “no we can’t offer a discount, this is just the way it is...” I can’t help but feel like I’m being treated as just a cash cow and it leaves a terrible taste in my mouth for future business with microcenter.  It’s disheartening to say the least when I pay over $8,000, don’t get the same service as advertised, pay the same amount despite not receiving the same service and from $8,000 I had a total savings of $50...  It’s just hard to understand for me and being as this is my first time buying/building a custom PC personally I don’t know how long it takes to put it together, however, there’s plenty of full walkthrough videos of PC’s being built start to finish in less than 2 hours. Which again, might not be my case and I’m not an expert by any means but for it to take 8 days and ongoing... man.. it just really sucks.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @LoveIevoL! We had a ticket opened and passed your information to the store when you reached out to us before. Since you haven't heard back yet, I escalated your request to my managers to make sure somebody is able to reach out to you. Hopefully they'll reach out soon, let us know if you have any more questions.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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I'm in Texas (more specifically Houston) and am looking to grab the Ryzen 5600x to upgrade my husbands computer. I see its $299.99 regularly, so how much would it be after the first responder discount is applied? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin February 4 Hello @JustHereForPuters! Welcome to the community! We still do offer a First Responder Discount, however, the discount differs for each item. I'd recommend coming into the store. When you go to the store please present your ID. Please let me know if you have any other questions! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Remotelyconfused ✭ April 1 Be sure to have the little plastic card your company issues or your paper Texas license, because coming to the store in your fire truck, in uniform, with partners that have their ID, showing them the state verification website, or a clear picture of both your ID and state card won't satisfy them. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Remotelyconfused ✭ April 1 They should consider using the state certification site as proof along with your driver's license because that's actual proof of your certification. We don't all carry our certifications on us off duty, so this makes it a major inconvenience. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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I am planning to overclock this system utilizing ASUS software.  Will be glad to hear any feedback from you! Thx! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 6 Hello @FrostBeast and welcome to the community! This is an impressive build! What kind of budget did you have in mind? What monitor are you pairing with this monster? Honestly, this is an excellent build! Everything works! You'll have a stable platform for overclocking with the ASUS motherboard you've selected, you have ample cooling with the AIO you've selected and the GPU will pair with this system very nicely and you've got RAM to spare! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LB3 Marietta, GA ✭ January 6 @FrostBeast I really like this build but I'd like to point out one thing. If you're going all out on the other components I strongly suggest keeping your storage/SSD in-line with the other components. Your current SSD selection offers a slower QLC (quad layer) drive. If you really want storage that will keep up with your system I strongly suggest choosing a TLC (triple layer) SSD. Other than that, great build! I'm jealous. If you really wanted to utilize your system a PCI-e Gen 4 (4.0) SSD is ideal but often breaks the budget. Similar option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/608649/inland-premium-2tb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive Upgrades (depending on your budget): https://www.microcenter.com/product/607734/wd-black-sn750-2tb-ssd-3d-v-nand-pcie-nvme-gen-3-x-4-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive-w--heatsink https://www.microcenter.com/product/601601/samsung-970-evo-2tb-ssd-v-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive PCI-e Gen 4 option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628177/samsung-980-pro-series-1tb-ssd-v-nand-pcie-gen-4-x-4-nvme-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 7 LB3 said: @FrostBeast I really like this build but I'd like to point out one thing. If you're going all out on the other components I strongly suggest keeping your storage/SSD in-line with the other components. Your current SSD selection offers a slower QLC (quad layer) drive. If you really want storage that will keep up with your system I strongly suggest choosing a TLC (triple layer) SSD. Other than that, great build! I'm jealous. If you really wanted to utilize your system a PCI-e Gen 4 (4.0) SSD is ideal but often breaks the budget. Similar option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/608649/inland-premium-2tb-ssd-3d-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive Upgrades (depending on your budget): https://www.microcenter.com/product/607734/wd-black-sn750-2tb-ssd-3d-v-nand-pcie-nvme-gen-3-x-4-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive-w--heatsink https://www.microcenter.com/product/601601/samsung-970-evo-2tb-ssd-v-nand-m2-2280-pcie-nvme-30-x4-internal-solid-state-drive PCI-e Gen 4 option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/628177/samsung-980-pro-series-1tb-ssd-v-nand-pcie-gen-4-x-4-nvme-m2-2280-internal-solid-state-drive Thank you for you help. I really dont know much about ssd market. From my perspective they have a lot of brands an ridiculous pricing for 2tb nvme m2 drives.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 7 edited January 7 LandShark said: Hello @FrostBeast and welcome to the community! This is an impressive build! What kind of budget did you have in mind? What monitor are you pairing with this monster? Honestly, this is an excellent build! Everything works! You'll have a stable platform for overclocking with the ASUS motherboard you've selected, you have ample cooling with the AIO you've selected and the GPU will pair with this system very nicely and you've got RAM to spare! Thank you for your comment! I am still not sure which monitor I want 2k or 4k. From what I saw on gpu tests 3080 barely able to provide more than 60 fps at 4k, so I am considering 120-144 2k monitor. Budget is around 4-4.5k$.  Still not sure about ram. I were reading something about 4000 hz for ryzen 9, but didnt find ram with this specifications. Plus i dont know how to overclock ram)  I would like to hear your opinion about my concerns. Thank you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 7 Also, which option for AMD cpu will be better Nvidia or AMD gpu? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 7 I'd say that it mostly depends on the games that you're playing and how much you can budget you can put toward your monitors. I'd recommend 4k if you can afford it because you can always play in 2k on a 4k monitor and then still have the ability to view content in 4k if you decide that you don't need 144fps. I hope that logic makes sense. Another option would be one 4k monitor and one 2k monitor. As to RAM, I'd recommend anything at or above 3200mhz. 3600 seems to be the sweet spot for what's available right now. It may be possible that 4000mhz memory will become more readily available in the future but for the moment, it's a bit hard to come by. It is possible to overclock RAM, but getting into speeds around 4000mhz can get a little tricky with individual timings. In my opinion, it depends on what kind of games you're playing. At the moment AMD doesn't seem to have an adequate answer to Nvidia's ray tracing. If we're talking strictly rasterized rendering then I would say AMD pulls ahead a bit. It really comes down to which features you want from your GPU. I really enjoy features like RTX Voice, but the lower cost for the performance of AMD really does make me strongly consider the new RX cards. I hope this helps! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 7 LandShark said: I'd say that it mostly depends on the games that you're playing and how much you can budget you can put toward your monitors. I'd recommend 4k if you can afford it because you can always play in 2k on a 4k monitor and then still have the ability to view content in 4k if you decide that you don't need 144fps. I hope that logic makes sense. Another option would be one 4k monitor and one 2k monitor. As to RAM, I'd recommend anything at or above 3200mhz. 3600 seems to be the sweet spot for what's available right now. It may be possible that 4000mhz memory will become more readily available in the future but for the moment, it's a bit hard to come by. It is possible to overclock RAM, but getting into speeds around 4000mhz can get a little tricky with individual timings. In my opinion, it depends on what kind of games you're playing. At the moment AMD doesn't seem to have an adequate answer to Nvidia's ray tracing. If we're talking strictly rasterized rendering then I would say AMD pulls ahead a bit. It really comes down to which features you want from your GPU. I really enjoy features like RTX Voice, but the lower cost for the performance of AMD really does make me strongly consider the new RX cards. I hope this helps! Thank you for your opinion again! From my perspective we dont have a gpu which supports 4k 60+ fps on ultra + ray tracing. If i will change 4k to 2k it will look awful (i guess) like switch FHD to HD (it looks horrible).  About the games... Escape from Tarkov, Cyberpunk, CS:Go, Dota2, CoD and similar games. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 7 I doubt you'll be reaching 4k 120+fps in games like Cyberpunk, however, I don't think it would struggle to reach that in CS:GO. I think you've got an idea of the experience these resolutions and GPUs will be able to provide. I'd have to agree with you for many titles I'd have to say 2k would be my choice. I'm currently playing with a 2k 165hz monitor and wouldn't have a problem recommending it at all. Great experience! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 7 LandShark said: I doubt you'll be reaching 4k 120+fps in games like Cyberpunk, however, I don't think it would struggle to reach that in CS:GO. I think you've got an idea of the experience these resolutions and GPUs will be able to provide. I'd have to agree with you for many titles I'd have to say 2k would be my choice. I'm currently playing with a 2k 165hz monitor and wouldn't have a problem recommending it at all. Great experience! I just found that kraken z73 isnt really good choice for AMD (some tech issues) and people have a 50/50 opinion about it. Do u have another AIO in mind? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 7 Sure, I can share recommend the Cooler Master ML360R It should be a very comparable AIO, however, it does have much more RGB. Let me know if you're looking for something else! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook FrostBeast ✭ January 10 LandShark said: Sure, I can share recommend the Cooler Master ML360R It should be a very comparable AIO, however, it does have much more RGB. Let me know if you're looking for something else! I was googling bunch of AIO reviews and customers feedbacks.. and you know, everybody complains about AIO (not just CM, also Asus, Kraken and etc.). I truly have no clue which AIO to chose... 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LB3 Marietta, GA ✭ January 11 FrostBeast said: LandShark said: Sure, I can share recommend the Cooler Master ML360R It should be a very comparable AIO, however, it does have much more RGB. Let me know if you're looking for something else! I was googling bunch of AIO reviews and customers feedbacks.. and you know, everybody complains about AIO (not just CM, also Asus, Kraken and etc.). I truly have no clue which AIO to chose... I've had an NZXT Kraken X62 280mm for a few years and no issues. I used it on an i5-6600K and my i9-10850K. Before that I had a 120mm Corsair and never had issues. I've built customer PCs with the EVGA CLC 240mm on an overclocked 3900X and no issues. I just built a PC with the MSI MAG Core Liquid 360r on an i9-10850K and it works very, very well. Honestly, I have to assume, from a professional opinion, that many of these "issues" are user related and not actual product issues. I believe that product issues occur but not at the rate you see in reviews. Just pick one you like that's also in your budget and you'll be fine. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 11 Personally, I've used AIOs from Corsair, CM, and NZXT. I've not had any issues with them, and my choices were made based on looks and price. @LB3's advice to go with the one that is in your budget that you like the most is quite sound! 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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Today, I was asked to show my badge and then asked for my ID. All shows I work for the state and identifies who I am. I was then told by the manager I am not a qualifying First Responder but he would make a one time exception for me. When asked who qualifies he stated Micro Center has changed the policy on who qualifies as a First Responder. As I tried to explain who I am, he cut me off and stated, "Like I said you are not a First Responders". Can you please explain/identify who qualifies for the First Responders Discount?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments LandShark admin January 19 Hello @MRLEO Please expect an email from me regarding this. I'd be happy to look into this with you! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook ThatEngin3rd Houston, TX ✭ April 19 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/25991#Comment_25991 LandShark, can I get an email also? I just had the same thing happen to me at the Houston store recently, and have never had an issue with it in the past. The supervisor/manager over the registers at that moment advised me that there was a policy change just a few weeks ago (that would be mid-March from when I was there), and that I did not qualify. That manager then proceeded to give the employee at the register a fist bump in front of me and then walked off. Look, I've worked retail before, and I know it can be rough, but doing that fist bump in front of me after denying a discount that I have been able to get every time I'm in the store just came across as all kinds of shady. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 19 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31363#Comment_31363 Hello, I'll be sending you an email regarding this 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook WCK1888 ✭ April 27 Can I also get an e-mail about this? I experienced something similar. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 27 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31678#Comment_31678 Hello, I'll be sending you an email regarding this 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Sign In or Register to comment. Howdy, Stranger! It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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