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Community Article Help choosing graphics card — 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 Help choosing graphics card Thillai ✭ December 2020 edited December 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-amd.aspx?load=c74b72f7-0e11-4f7a-9635-4d73f6e87a12 I am a software developer and stream videos about software development. For my configuration i am looking for graphics card less that $100. From the site, i found  PowerColor Radeon RX 550 Single-Fan 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card MSI Radeon RX 550 AERO ITX Overclocked Single-Fan 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile Single-Fan 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card ASUS GeForce GT 1030 Phoenix Overclocked Single-Fan 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card Which graphics card should i choose. please let me know 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSPhillipT admin December 2020 Hello @Thillai Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community!  Taking a look at your build, one thing I would remove is the Red Dragon CPU Cooler and the NZXT All in One Cooler as your processor comes with a CPU cooler already.   For your GPU, the GTX 1030 is slightly better than the AMD RX 550.  I would look at the ASUS GT 1030 as well.   0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. 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Rick400Tec ✭ May 11 edited June 5 in General Discussion Basically making it a NAS for very few dollars or little electricity. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 11 Greetings. I don't believe so. You're going to want to use a NAS for something like this. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Rick400Tec ✭ May 25 Thank you. i seen there was one, a usb 2.0 device 10 years ago but searches today all lead to wrong results. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook JohnMagee Columbus, Ohio Store Associate June 9 I would try a raspberry pi. This machine is very low electrical use and there are plenty of linux kernels that could support this operation. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Basic Linux Desktop Build — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts Basic Linux Desktop Build KevinTheGeeKMD ✭ May 2020 in Help Choosing Parts I have the following case for the desktop I'm looking to build: Specifications PRODUCT INFORMATION SKU 224022 Mfr Part# CA1B300M1NN01 UPC 841163056691 SPECIFICATIONS Case Type Mid-Tower Color Black Material Steel Plastic Bezel Material Plastic Motherboard Support ATX mATX Motherboard Tray ATX, mATX Side Panel Vented Solid Cable Routing Holes Yes LEDs Blue LED Buttons Power Reset Speaker Yes EXPANSION External 5.25" Bays 3 Internal 3.5" Bays 3 Internal 2.5" Bays 3 Expansion Slots 7 Maximum Supported Card Length 320mm COOLING SYSTEM Cooling System Bays 4 Fan Bays Case Fans Intake (2) Front 120mm Fans Case Fans Exhaust (1) Rear 120mm Fan Case Fans 4 Included Liquid Cooling Capable Yes CONNECTORS USB 1.1/2.0 Ports 2 USB 3.0 Ports 1 Audio Ports Audio In Jack Audio Out Jack POWER SUPPLY Power Supply Mount Bottom Power Supply Not Included PACKAGE CONTENTS What's in the Box Case; Cable Ties; Case Speaker; Screws PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS Height 17" Depth 19" Width 8.3" Weight 9.25 lbs. I'm looking for a suitable motherboard and power supply to work with this case. can anyone offer some recommendations?  Thanks in advance. Kevin 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 2020 Greetings. Do you already have the processor picked out / plan on using an existing one - if so what is the model of this processor? Thank you!  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook KevinTheGeeKMD ✭ May 2020 Can recommend a motherboard and processor combo please? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin May 2020 Looks like that's a Thermaltake Versa H22. It supports standard ATX power supplies and motherboards, which is the majority of what we have.  Do you have a price range in mind for the components, and could you give us an idea of what exactly you're using the system for? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Powerspec B728 upgraded to Win 10; Integrated Media Card Reader - 4 in 1 not showing — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion Powerspec B728 upgraded to Win 10; Integrated Media Card Reader - 4 in 1 not showing wogie ✭ December 2020 in General Discussion I came across some SD cards I had not looked at in a while, probably a year or more.  When I bought the Powerspec B728 in April 2018 I was attracted by it was Win 7 Pro and upgradeable to Win 10.   The Integrated Media Card Reader - 4 in 1 worked under Win 7 and the cards could be read.  I upgraded successfully to Win 10 in early 2020 but I had not looked at the SD cards since then.  I discovered this morning the SD cards don't show up and neither does the Integrated Media Card Reader 4in1 reader.  I have an old USB card reader and the cards show up. How can I get the Integrated Card Reader on the Powerspec B728 to work?  I'm not interested to roll back to Win 7; loved that OS but I'm not going back. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Comments Ian admin December 2020 Greetings. If you right click on Start and go to Device Manager, look under "Disk Drives" here, do you see the reader here?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ January 6 Hello Ian, I looked extensively at the Device Manager and do not see the Card Reader anywhere.  Under "System Devices" there are 32 items listed but none show card reader. The other thing is, when I plug in a flash drive, some of these don't work, yet if I plug the same flash drive into an HP ENVY I bought at Microsoft last year, it works OK.  The B728 has more than adequate USB ports, both 2.0 and 3.0 I find in Device Manager I expand "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" I see only 4 listed: 1) Generic USB Hub, 2) Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 1.0 (Microsoft) 3) USB Composite Device and 4) USB Root Hub (USB 3.0). I am on Win 10, updated to "Feature update to Windows 10, version 20H2"  Do you think I need a driver update?  I don't know where to start. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ January 6 By the way I put the drivers disc in and reinstalled, but no improvement. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin January 6 @wogie Could you please check under "Disk Drives" in the Device Manager. We're looking for a generic USB reader device under the Disk Drive menu. Another option is to click View > Show hidden devices and see if it's there. If it is showing there or you can see the device in the list, can uninstall and see if it automatically reinstalls. If it isn't showing, or doesn't reinstall, it's likely that the connection has an issue. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ January 14 @LandShark Thanks for the reply.  I had not checked the forum in a week or so.  There's only 4 items showing under Device Manager - Universal Serial Bus controllers. As you suggested I set the view to Show hidden devices and there are many USB's and I have to say, the USB ports often (but not always) don't recognize SOME Flash Drives.  When I bought the B728 and it ran Windows 7 Pro, all were working.  I upgraded the OS to Win 10 about a year ago, and it may coincide with the upgrade and I didn't notice. I then issued the Show Hidden Devices command while I was in the Disk Drive menu, and I see the Flash Drives I've used and a few others. At this moment I have only a logitech wireless keyboard / mouse bluetooth plugged into USB 3.0 on the front panel.  No other USB devices plugged in.  I don't see one called "generic USB reader device".  The non hidden ones are correct, the SSD that came with the B728 and I installed the WDC WD10EALX-009BA00. I've temporarily unplugged the WD My Passport. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin January 16 Sorry for the delay in response, any options listed such as "Other devices" or "Unknown devices" in Device Manager?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ February 26 Device manager shows neither "Other Devices" - or - "Unknown Devices". If I could determine the make and model for the card reader then perhaps I could look for a new driver. This is a big annoyance that I have a built in SD Card Reader, which worked great when I bought the system from MicroCenter. I bought it specifically because it was Win 7 from factory, but it was ready to upgrade to Win 10 whenever I wanted. It was 11 months ago when I upgraded the OS to Win 10, the SD Reader is not recognized. This is a major annoyance. All the SD cards work when I use them with an external card reader. Mark 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin February 26 @wogie Did this stop working when you upgraded it to Windows 10? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook BSmith7760 ✭ March 12 Mine did the same thing - B728. Under Windows 7 it worked, then I upgraded to Windows 10 and it is no longer recognized... 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin March 13 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29306#Comment_29306  Are there any options listed such as "Other devices" or "Unknown devices" in your Device Manager?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ March 31 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/28572#Comment_28572 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/29319#Comment_29319 Yes, this stopped working when I upgraded the B728 to Windows 10. I bought this unit on April 29, 2018. Not quite 3 years old. I also bought the same model computer, SKU 180885; PowerSpec B728 Desktop Computer from my wife, on May 27, 2018. That one also had the OS upgraded to Win 10 a year ago. I checked the same SD cards in the built in port this morning, March 31, 2021 and the port does not detect the cards, nor does it show up in the device manager. On both computers, if I issue the command "scan for hardware changes" the 4 in 1 reader device DOES NOT show up. Windows 10 Pro is activated on my computer, and the activation is with a digital license linked to my Microsoft account. Is it possible that I need to find the product key on the original disks, and enter that product key, for windows to find the proper driver? I would gladly manually install the driver, if there's a procedure, but the only information I have is this from the powerspec website, it does not give and in or where to find the driver. I am stuck at this brink wall and have been for several months. I'd appreciate if someone can offer a workable solution. Mark 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ March 31 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/25062#Comment_25062 Hello Landsharh, by uninstall, do you mean open the case and pull the plug on the reader, restart the PC and then shut it down, and then go back in the case and plug in the reader? Then restart to see if the reader is detected? Looking for clarification because the driver does not show up on the device manager. If it did then I would uninstall and then let it try to reinstall. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin March 31 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30468#Comment_30468 @wogie just chiming in. So the usb reader isn't showing up in Device Manager and even when selecting View hidden devices. @LandShark was referring to right clicking and uninstalling from device manager and then reinstalling (check for hardware changes) in device manager. When was the last time the motherboard chipset drivers have been updated on the powerspec? Your Powerspec b728 should have a ASRock H310M-HDV board, but I want to verify what in there. Lets right click on the start menu (4 white squared window) and choose Windows Powershell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin), whichever shows up. Once the dos screen opens up with the cursor blinking, type this command. wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber Make sure no typos, you have every comma and space. Reply back with the results, the whole row. We can verify the board and have you update chipset drivers to see if that works. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 4 Here's a screenshot of the readout from PowerShell It is the AS Rock H110-HDV board. I have never updated the chipset driver. Is that difficult / risky to do? I did not check my wife's PC but it was bought within a month of mine and I know I never updated that one either. Thanks 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 4 For clarification, it is built-in SD SmartMedia Card reader that does not work. I have a SanDick ImageMate 5-in-1 reader which, when plugged into a USB Port, will read the SD Cards. I'm looking for a way to get the built in "4-in-1 SD" Media card reader to work again. Prior 2 the Win 10 upgrade it was working. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 5 edited April 5 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/30640#Comment_30640 Another question for you so we can help further look into this - do the USB ports next to the SD card reader still work? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 11 Was travelling this week and could not test until now. That's an interesting question. In a row are three USB ports and then the 4-in-1 SD card reader. Left to right, it's USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and the 4-in-1 SD card reader I used the oldest USB drive I have, and ancient 256Mb flash drive and the newest, a SanDisk Ultra 3.0, 32 Gb. Both USB Flash Drives will work in both USB 3.0 Ports. Neither works in the USB 2.0 port. Then I duplicated this test on my wife's Identical B728, and got the same results. So only the USB 2.0 port, which is next to the built-in 4-in-1 SD card reader, does not work, on either B728 computer. Thoughts? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 12 edited April 12 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31051#Comment_31051 Try the drivers from here: http://www.mctsol.com/powerspec/newpsdrivers.php Enter B728 and download the motherboard drivers. Please download and install the chipset and card reader drivers and see if that helps. Both folders will be labelled as such. They will both have setup files you can click on and run/install. Just follow any prompts for restarting as necessary. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 I went to the link you recommended and Entered B728 and 7 Drivers were found: None of the files were labeled " chipset and card reader drivers", but I downloaded all of them, except the Wireless LAN for Windows 7, because when I started it, is seems to start to download a file named psdriver-12m.exe, but only downloads a small amount an dives the message "1 day left to download" and progress stops. I probably don't need it anyway. since I'm on win 10. I extracted all of these and a folder was created "c:\drivers and several subfolders. I found a folder c\drivers\Win7-10\Chipset_10.1.1.9 and within that a file named SetupChipset.exe (dated 7/14/2015 4:53 PM) and ran that. I did not did not find any named card reader divers. Is it possible the drivers for download of the card reader are stored elsewhere, or maybe a card reader driver from another PowerSpec system would work? Thanks for your help. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31194#Comment_31194 On the motherboard file, when I extract it, I see the following options: Please double check the downloaded file as I see cardreader drivers here, you would extract the files from the motherboard download (it should go to C:\drivers\motherboard), then open that folder and run the setup file found inside. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Clearly I must not be getting something. When I extract the motherboard file, there is a subdirectory structure like this: There aren't subdirectories like you have. My file comes from an executable named psdriver_14v when ut is executed it puts a drives folder on the C: drive, then shows a motherboard subdirectory and these subdirectories below that, names Win7, Win7-10 and Win 10. None of the subdirectories below that one show a name beginning with 01_Chipset, 03_SerialIO or 06_Cardreader. I was existed to find the driver website you suggested but I'm not getting the same results. I am lost at this point. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Would you tell me the name, date and file size of the download you are getting from  http://www.mctsol.com/powerspec/newpsdrivers.php Thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Maybe I should just pay the $$$ and drop it off the the repair center. It seems like such a simple thing, I've never experienced anything like this to install a driver. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin April 15 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/31213#Comment_31213 Psdriver14v is the file, its 451MB I went ahead and extracted the card reader files separately and uploaded it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ODLuRMqerqxxwnYpGHG03foH22QJeIum/view Give this a try and let us know. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Thank you for all your help, but although the the Realtek Card Reader Diver appears to have successfully installed, base on this message, the card reader still does not work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @wogie just chiming in. The H110M motherboard should work with windows 10 including the card reader. Normally I'd recommend to update the bios. But the Powerspecs can be unique in some ways surrounding its bios. Let see what bios version you are on. Hold down the Microsoft key + R and type msinfo32. Look at the Bios/version line to the right and respond back with the entire line under Bios/version or give us a screen shot. We'll give next steps. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 Here's the BIOS information: American Megatrends Inc. P1.30C, 2/17/2016 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin April 15 @wogie the SD Card readers should be in front panel of the case. The more I'm thinking the bios update may not do the trick. Do your usb ports in the front still work on this Powerspec? Just a thought, you may have to bring this in for service. The card reader may need replaced. But card reader should connect to the usb connections on the motherboard, that why I was curious on if the front top usb ports still work. If the usb ports still work, than another option may be to use a usb to sd card reader adapter. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 They are in the front, but part of the case, not a bay. L - R 1) USB 3.0 works 2) USB 3.0 works 3) USB 2.0 does not work 4) SD Reader 4-in-1 does not work. My wife also has an identical B728 they were purchased about a month apart. Her computer has the same behavior, the SD Reader does not work, nor the USB 2.0. These worked when we purchased with the installed Win 7 Pro, it was after upgrading to Win 10 Pro when the USB 2.0 and SD Reader stopped working. I should also mention there two other USB ports in the front, about halfway down the case, by the power switch and in line with the microphone jack and earphone jack. These work. There are four USB ports in the back, all work. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook wogie ✭ April 15 PS - I do have a USB to SD reader that works, but it would be nice if the built in SD Reader worked. No fumbling with an extra cable. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook «12» Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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This article references an ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F Gaming Motherboard however the general design of most motherboards is very similar for purposes of this article. Let's begin with the CPU Socket - where the processor goes. Typically, the CPU will be from one of two manufacturers: Intel or AMD. You can tell what processors are compatible by checking the socket type. This board has an AM4 socket which fits most current AMD processors. Next, we move to the memory or RAM slots. Modern memory slots will feature one side with a clip that is used to hold the memory stick in place. The other side will be ridged to hold the stick in place but allow the memory stick to be pressed into the slot without the need to have a second clip found in older motherboards. There are two main power connectors on a motherboard. All motherboards, much like this B450, will have a motherboard power port that uses a 20+4pin configuration. Modern power supplies will usually have this already set up for the full 24pin setup. Depending on the computer, they can run anywhere from 20pin to as little as 11pin for most prebuilt towers, such as Lenovo or Dell. As for CPU power, located top left, it will run either a 4pin or 8pin connection. That 8pin connection may be a 4+4pin, with some CPU power cables even running an 8+4pin. Now we see the PCIe slots - referred to as PCI Express slots. Most motherboards will have multiple slots. The first image highlights the PCIe 16x slots and the second image highlights the PCIe 1x slots. Graphic cards are the most common expansion cards placed in these slots, but they also function as additional slots for anything from additional USB ports to sound cards and secondary network cards. Next we see the front panel connections that usually span the bottom of the board. This is where ports and buttons on the front of the case are normally connected to the motherboard. For the most part they will be on the bottom of the board, but if the board supports USB 3.0 or higher, you will see the header below or to the side of the motherboard power pins in most builds. Most computers will have at least one SATA Port in use at any given time, so it’s important you know where to look when utilizing them. SATA is now the standard connection for most internal Hard Drives, SSD Solid State Drives, and Optical Drives. Next, we have a newer port on motherboards, the M.2 slots. These slots, depending on the board, will usually fit one of two type of M.2 devices - SATA or PCIe. When in use, they will take up a portion of the data lanes available of their given type. Most commonly they are used for internal SSD storage - something that looks like a memory stick and functions like a disk drive. Finally, let’s look at the I/O Panel - Input and Output connectors, where all your cables plug in to the back of the computer. The arrangement and selection of ports will vary between motherboards. Starting on the far left, we can begin with the PS/2 port. This is what is known as a legacy port. While most keyboards and mice today will use USB in one form or another, the support for PS/2 stems from a fall back option for keyboard or mouse connections should the motherboard experience issues with their USB ports. On the topic of USB, lets continue with the next set of ports on the panel. USB ports come in a variety of colors and at least two shapes. Notice the standard rectangular USB ports. Different versions are signified by the color of the port, but USB ports and most devices are backwards compatible. The Type-C USB port - an oval shaped port located below the single light blue USB Port - is the other type of USB on this panel. While newer to motherboards, it functions identically to its more common cousin, but is able to perform at greater speeds and transmit higher power levels. Looking towards the center of the panel, we have the video ports. Pictured here are two of the more modern video connections, HDMI below with Display Port or DP above. While most motherboards still come with video ports, many higher end CPUs no longer come with integrated graphics, relying instead on a dedicated video card that many computers come with now. Next we see the Ethernet Port. This is where the network cable would plug in to your computer. Virtually all motherboards will have one of these as desktops typically rely on a wired connection to the internet. Ethernet still provides the best network speeds and connection stability. Some motherboards may also support wireless connections. While the first one does not, the second picture from a similar model shows what they look like. For our last item we see the sound ports. This board has several connectors, but most of the time it comes down to what your sound setup is. Most motherboards use a standard color-coded scheme: green for audio (speakers or headphones), and red or pink for microphones. The additional ports are for additional speakers like surround sound or related features. SPDIF is reserved for Digital Audio. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Atari SD Card - Configuring the USB gamepad — 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 › Featured Categories › Gaming Atari SD Card - Configuring the USB gamepad Jon1999 ✭ July 14 in Gaming I have the Atari 32GB Micro SD (SKU# 163683) and cannot get the USB gamepad to work correctly. I have tried the Vilros Retro gamepad (same gamepad inside Atari Pi Kit, SKU# 115931) and the Logitech Gamepad F310. The gamepad buttons do not work correctly and I have tried multiple times to configure them. I am new to the Raspberry Pi 3 and the reviews made it sound so simple to use (plug and play). I am apparently missing configuration steps. Do I need to install some other drivers? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer Ian admin July 15 Accepted Answer https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8887/atari-sd-card-configuring-the-usb-gamepad Greetings, I would look over the RetroPi website, there is tons of setup and troubleshooting information listed! https://retropie.org.uk/docs/ 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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USB has had 4 major releases since it was first introduced into the market, as well as some minor adaptations around those releases. USB ports and cables can be identified by the USB symbol pictured below. There are a couple of key points to understand about USB: USB Releases, as outlined below, have to do with speed and specifications.  Types of USB Connections, outlined later on this page, have to do with the physical connections, shapes, and sizes of the USB cables and ports. Some USB Connections and some USB Releases cross over with each other throughout the overall timeline of USB technology to offer the best selection of features, functions, and benefits. USB Releases USB 4.0 Specifications Announced 2019, but not widely available as of the writing of this article (May 2021) Also known as SuperSpeed+ and based on Thunderbolt protocols Speeds up to 40Gb/s using certified cables USB 4.0 ports and connectors are typically of the Type C variety Backwards compatibility with USB 3.2, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt 3 is supported USB 3.2 Released 2017 Also known as USB SuperSpeed+ Speeds up to 20Gb/s using certified USB cables USB 3.2 ports and connectors are typically of the Type C variety Variations include Gen 1x2 (10 Gb/s) and Gen 2x2 (20 Gb/s) USB 3.1 Released 2013 Also known as SuperSpeed+ Speeds up to 10Gb/s USB 3.1 ports and connectors are often color-coded Teal or Blue USB 3.1 ports and connectors can be of Type A, Type B, or Type C variety Variations include Gen 2 (10 Gb/s), later referred to as 3.2 Gen 1x1 USB 3.0 Released 2008 Also known as SuperSpeed USB Speeds up to 5Gb/s USB 3.0 ports and connectors are often color-coded Teal or Blue Generally backwards compatible with USB 2.0 at the slower speed USB 3.0 ports and connectors can be of Type A, Type B, or Type C variety as well as a Micro B SuperSpeed variation Variations later referred to as 3.1 Gen 1 and 3.2 Gen 1x1 USB 2.x Released 2000 Also known as High Speed USB Speeds can be 480 Mbit/s, but due to overhead effective speeds are 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s USB 2 ports and connectors are often color-coded either black or white Generally backwards compatible with USB 1.x at the slower speed, and USB 3.x at a slower speed USB 2.x ports and connectors can be of Type A, Type B, or Type C variety USB 2.x ports and connectors can also be of the Type Mini A, Mini B, Mini AB, Micro A, Micro B, or Micro AB variety USB 1.x (now considered obsolete) Released 1996, updated 1998 Also known as Low Speed USB and Full Speed USB Speeds are 1.5 Mbit/s (Low Bandwidth or Low Speed) and 12 Mbit/s (Full Bandwidth or Full Speed) USB 1.x ports and connectors are often color-coded either black or white Works with USB 2.x but at the lower speed USB 1.x ports and connectors can be of the Type A or Type B Types of USB Connections Type A Designed to be connected to a host device, such as a desktop or game console. Type B Designed for peripherals. For example, printers will have a USB Type-B connector most of the time. Mini and Micro The various mini and micro connections are used in various smaller devices such as cell phones and digital cameras. Mini-USB connectors will mostly be found on older portable devices but are becoming obsolete. Micro-USB is a very popular USB connection for portable devices. Type C The newest connection for USB is USB Type-C. Type-C is meant to replace previous connection types with a single connection. Support for up to USB 4.0 with speeds up to 40GB/s Compatible with 3.0 and 2.0 with the use of adapters Power output of 20V(100W) and 5A. This will allow future laptops to be USB powered Bi-directional power so a peripheral device could power the host No up or down position. No more flipping the cable around to find the right position USB Technologies and Functions USB On The Go / USB OTG OTG was released in 2001 and enables USB devices to communicate with one another. For example, a smartphone can read directly from a USB flash drive instead of having to go through a desktop to transfer the data. Both devices can act as a host or peripheral so that the data sharing can work both ways Does not work through a standard hub Device needs to be OTG compatible and use an OTG cable May need to download a file manager app to fully utilize all features USB Sleep and Charge Sleep or Charge ports do not turn off during sleep or standby modes on computers, unlike normal USB ports, which will disable when the computer is asleep. Mostly color coded Yellow or Red May be identified differently depending on the computer manufacturer May need to be enabled on the computer May also have a lightning bolt next to the USB symbol USB Data Transfer Cable Enables a user to transfer data from one computer to another, which a standard USB cable will not. These are not very widespread because there are easier ways to do this, such as a home network, flash drive, or Ethernet crossover cable. © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Graphics Card — 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 Graphics Card AjayShamma Texas ✭ December 2020 in General Discussion Something is messing up and it wont post my question i think its because i have a link in it but i saw your response with the benchmarking thing but the 5500 XT didnt look like the one i found the one i found is on newegg and its titled  Sapphire - 11295-01-20G - Video Card 11295-01-20G Pulse RX 5500 XT 8GB GDDR6 PCIE HDMI/Triple DP OC if you copy and paste that you should be able to find it on Newegg and the 2060 i found is also on Newegg titled  ASUS TUF-RTX2060-O6G-GAMING - OC Edition - graphics card - GF RTX 2060 - 6 GB GDDR6 - PCIe 3.0 x16 - DVI, 2 x HDMI, Disp that one is also on Newegg can you please let me know which is better because the amd one had better clock speeds and ram so i think thats ones better but i just wanted to make sure. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTDavey admin December 2020 Hello @AjayShamma thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. You are correct, the RX 5500 will perform better then the Nvidia RTX 2060. The 5500 is performing card than the 2060, but the 2060 by no means is a bad card. You could go with either or and will have a graphic card. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook AjayShamma Texas ✭ December 2020 OK thank you so much sorry for the confusion. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 @AjayShamma You're Welcome and no confusion at all. You did your research and really answered your own question. We (Microcenter) just gave you confirmation that you were right. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I've turned off the setting to allow the cpu to manage the power to device in power settings and allow the usb to turn off. In the device manager, the sd card isn't listed to update driver. Thoughts? Chris 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMichaelB admin April 2020 Welcome to the forum, Chris. I am sorry to hear you are having issues with your SD card reader/USB 2.0 port on your PowerSpec B660. Do you recall if there were any recent Windows updates performed on the system or any recent hardware changes that coincide with the SD card/front USB 2.0 port not working? Are you able to see the SD card reader in device manager after selecting "Show Hidden Devices" under the View tab? If there were any recent updates, I would recommend rolling back to see if functionality is restored. If you've performed any hardware upgrades, double check to make sure none of the front panel IO cables were unplugged during the process. If you see the SD card reader/USB controller in device manager, right click and uninstall the device then reboot the system. Lastly, unplug the power cable from the system and hold the power button down on the chassis for 60 seconds. This will discharge any power remaining in your capacitors and can resolve a myriad of issues that may be impacting your system. If none of this works, I would recommend bringing the system in to your local Micro Center store when it's convenient and our techs can assess the situation in-depth to determine the issue. If you have any questions, please let us know! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Stork ✭ April 2020 I can't recall any updates that caused this to change. I first noticed this a year ago but during home isolation, I'd figure now is as good a time as any to figure it out. It's odd to me that it's the sd card, the USB 2.0 next to it and the two on the bottom front while the ports on the back and the two 3.0 upfront work fine. No sd card in the device manager or under hidden devices. No hardware upgrades (I did add ram but this was after) but I will open it up and double-check again. I will try discharging the static. I've downloaded the drivers recommended by "Driver Easy" as well as manually updating via device manager but since it's not showing in the list I assumed it was all for nothing. Chris 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTonyV admin April 2020 You can redownload drivers for our Powerspec systems from our website here: https://www.mctsol.com/powerspec/newpsdrivers.php The SD card reader and the USB 2.0 port next to it actually share the same cable internally, which would explain why it's also not working. In Device Manager the SD Card reader should show as "Generic - Multiple Reader USB Device" under Disk Drives.  If you can see that device listed, try uninstalling and reinstalling it just to be safe, but if it's not showing there at all, try redownloading and installing the motherboard drivers from the page I linked. If that doesn't fix it, we could be looking at a hardware issue.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Shmeve ✭ March 1 So I'm having this same issue but it is with all the ports on the front including the 3.0 ports.  I tried reinstalling all the motherboard drivers but they still aren't working and they don't seem to be showing up in the Device Manager either.   I'm pretty positive it is not a hardware issue considering this is a repeat issue of another person's post.  The only thing of note I did was wipe the hard drive partitions fully before reinstalling a fresh copy of Windows 10.  Any ideas? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook LandShark admin March 1 edited March 1 Hello @Shmeve Sorry to hear you're having difficulty with this. I've got a couple of things that you could try to fix this issue. Method 1: I suggest you physically unplug and then plug in the SD card reader and front port connections. Then run the hardware device troubleshooter and check if it helps. Follow the below steps: 1.       Type troubleshooting in the search bar.  2.      Select Troubleshooting. 3.      Select View all on the top left corner. 4.      Click on Hardware and Devices. 5.      Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter. If the issue persists then follow the below method. Method 2: Follow the below steps to uninstall the Universal Serial Bus controllers driver: 1.      Press Windows + R keys on the Keyboard.  2.      Type devmgmt.msc in the Open text box.  3.      Expand Universal Serial bus controllers from the window.  4.      Right- click on the drivers and select Uninstall.  5.      Click on OK on Confirm device uninstall prompt. 6.      Restart the computer, the drivers will get automatically installed on your Windows 10. Let us know if this solves the issue for you. 1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Shmeve ✭ March 1 Awesome I will give it a shot! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I currently have a Asus Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard. what are my options thank you 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/8521/upgrading-my-pc Hello, we can look into this with you! For the best assistance with this: What is your power supply and processor? Are you looking for a video card for gaming? What is your budget for this? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zebadiah ✭ May 11 Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 84W BX80646I74770K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance ... ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ... ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard this is what i currently have, i'm looking to upgrade for gaming. budget would like to stay under $500 if possible. also do you recommend a smaller tower that this can fit in. i currently have Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior thank you for the help!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 With a 4770k, I'd look at a RTX 2060 in that price range. A video card better than that you are going to experience decent bottlenecking due to the CPU. To add wireless, the easiest way to do that is with a USB wireless adapter such as https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=usb+wireless+adapter&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294966871&myStore=false As for replacing your case, you will need a case that supports an ATX motherboard at least, here are the cases we would have that would fit that: https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntt=atx+case&Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294964318+4294808235&myStore=false You can get down to a mid-tower case in size with an ATX board. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Zebadiah ✭ May 11 awesome... thank you so much for you quick feedback and help!!!!!! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Ian admin May 11 https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/comment/32139#Comment_32139 You're welcome, please let us know if you have any other questions. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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I'm looking for new drives and wanting drives with good speed and high data access and transfer speeds. I looking for drives in the 6TB-10TB range in size and don't have adequate budget to consider SSD for the external drives (all of my internal drives are SSD). I'm considering some drives that have eSATA. How does eSATA transfer speed compare to USB 3.1? Compatibility question: Will this host card work with my system: Vantec 6-Port 6GB/s PCIe RAID Host Card (I don't need to use the RAID configuration) https://www.microcenter.com/product/417099/vantec-6-port-6gb-s-pcie-raid-host-card-with-hyperduo-technology My system: AORUS X570 Master MB with (1) each open: PCIEX8, PCIEX1 & PCIEX4 AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Windows 10 Pro Concerns: Card data does not state compatibility with Windows 10. If this card is not compatible with Windows 10, does MicroCenter have another eSATA external port option? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Best Answer TSKevinG admin May 26 Accepted Answer For the external drives, there will be a few models that should work for you. The faster usb drive you are going to find is going to use USB 3.1. With this drives the ones in the link below will all spin up to 7200 rpms which is going to work good. I also checked our external SSD's as these would be the fastest drive we would have but i do not have anything that goes up to 6 to 10 GB https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&sortby=match&N=4294945771+671+672+673+4294821127&myStore=true 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin May 25 Greetings. What was your budget for the hard drive? USB 3 would be a quicker transfer than eSATA. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Mike_Driven_Imagery ✭ May 25 Ian - Thanks for the response. I learned that USB 3 would be quicker than eSATA after posting my question, so that is where I'll be looking. I'm hoping to spend around $200-$250 for the drive. I'm certain my MB is capable of supporting USB 3.1, as I've got a two ports, one front type C and one back type A, in that configuration. I'm using my current USB 3.1 rear port for a WD - BLACK D10 8TB drive. I may need to add an expansion card to increase USB 3.1 ports for new drives. I have one each - PCIEX1, PCIEX4 and PCIEX8 available for expansion slots at the rear of my MB. Where the system bogs down is copying from internal SSD to USB remote drives. I tend to shoot events, download RAW images to internal SSD for initial edits, and then transfer to remote USB drives when archiving, to free up limited room on the internal SSD drives. My intent is to buy the quickest drives available as new ones are needed. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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What you need: USB Drive that is at least 8 GB Linux ISO or Internet Connection to download one USB imaging software Creating the Linux USB is the quick and easy part. The harder part is deciding which flavor of Linux you want to use, as there are over thousands to choose from:  Every single flavor of Linux that you see listed in this picture originally came from Debian. Most of these operating systems were created by hobbyists who have a love for Linux and good operating systems, so you can't really go wrong with any of them. But, if you're overwhelmed by choice, we've picked out a few of our favorites for you. Download the Linux ISO To start, you will need to have a Linux ISO file. If you do not have one already, you can download one from any of the links below: Ubuntu - One of the most popular flavors of Linux with great long term support. Linux Mint - My personal favorite flavor of Linux. It has the Windows 10 feel but with the power of Linux. Oracle - Another very popular flavor of Linux. It is commonly used for Linux servers. Lubuntu - If you have a slower PC or maybe you want to try to install Linux on a Windows XP system, this would run a bit smoother. For this guide, I will be creating a bootable USB for Ubuntu. If you do not already have the ISO file for Ubuntu, you will want to go to Ubuntu.com and download it. Once you are at Ubuntu.com click on ‘Download’ at the top of the screen: Then click ‘20.04 LTS’ under Ubuntu Desktop: The ISO should start downloading. Remember where you save this as we will need it in a moment. Unless you changed the download location for this, you should find it in the Downloads folder.  If the download did not start on its own, I recommend either clicking the back button and trying again or just closing the browser and starting back from the step 1. How to download the USB Imaging tool You can download this software here. Next, we need to use a USB imaging tool to make the USB flash drive ‘bootable’. All that means is when you insert the USB in the PC and turn it on, it will boot to the Linux operating system from the USB rather than just booting to Windows like normal. You can install either tool using the links above. For this guide, I will be using a program called Rufus. Once you are on the website, you should see this download button: This should start the download automatically. Once it is finished, you will want to run or open the file. If you are using Chrome, you can do this by clicking on the file in the bottom left hand corner. Once you click on it, it should open the program. A message will pop up asking if you want to allow the program to make changes to the PC. Click Yes. The program should now open and you should see this on your screen: Using USB Imaging Tool Now, you will need to use this program to create the bootable flash drive. First, insert the USB flash drive you want to make bootable.  ***Please Note: This will wipe all data on the USB flash drive. Back up any data on the flash drive before proceeding to the next step*** Click the dropdown arrow at the top right to display the available external drives attached to the PC, then click the drive you want to use.  Next, you need to select the Linux ISO file you want to use. Click Select: Then select the ISO file that you downloaded earlier. Click the file then click Open. After that, just click Start and let the program create the bootable USB. If you get this pop-up after clicking start, click Yes. It might ask you if you want to write the image in ISO Image mode or DD Image mode. Check the box next to ‘ISO Image mode’ and click OK. Next you should have a pop-up on the screen. This is the last warning that all of the data on the drive you selected will be destroyed.  If you have not backed up your data on the USB drive yet, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE.  Once you are ready, click OK. Once the program is started, you may see File Explorer open the USB drive that it is writing to. Just close this window as you do not want to modify any files or folders on the drive. Doing so may prevent you from booting from this drive.  Wait until the status bar shows the drive is ready before removing it. And that's it! You have just created a live Linux USB drive. Now that you have successfully created your Linux boot drive, you have the power to explore the OS without installing it. You can also install it alongside Windows and run what is referred to as a ‘Dual-Boot’ system.  Written by TS_JosephF © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article USB — 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 USB yldone2 ✭ February 21 in General Discussion will a USB TP-LINK 300i3ps work in place of TP-LINK CE1588 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers TSTDavey admin February 21 Hello @yldone2 and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. The USB TP link 300ps is a usb wifi adapter. It allows a desktop pc or a laptop pc to connect to the wifi via USB. The TP-Link CE1588 looks to be a wifi Router. A wifi router is different from a usb wifi adapter as the router is designed to route wifi internet connections to computers or devices. So the usb wifi adapter would connect to the TP Link CE1588 to have wifi internet connection for the device the USB adapter is connected to. The CD15888 can not work in place of usb TP Link adapter, but they can work together. I hope this make sense. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article acer predator 300 helios docking station — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion acer predator 300 helios docking station h7scott ✭ December 2020 in General Discussion looking for a dock for my acer predator 300 helios being advised by acer not to buy a usbc connector so im trying to go with a usb 3.0 connection but cant find one that states good for gaming any help? 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Answers Ian admin December 2020 h7scott said: looking for a dock for my acer predator 300 helios being advised by acer not to buy a usbc connector so im trying to go with a usb 3.0 connection but cant find one that states good for gaming any help? Greetings. What ports are you looking for the docking station to have?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook h7scott ✭ December 2020 honestly just two monitor ports would be nice if they could be hdmi but not needed maybe one hdmi and one rgb or dvi 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook TSTDavey admin December 2020 @h7scott Hello just chiming in. I'm not sure which store you are near, but you could go to Microcenter.com and enter in Kensington SuperSpeed 3.0 docking station or IOGear USB 3.0 Docking station. Both should have both HDMI and DVI connections along with being a usb 3.0 docking station. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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A: Unlike the original Oculus Rift, which used external sensors/cameras to track the position of the Oculus headset and Touch controllers, the Rift S uses “inside-out tracking” with five cameras/sensors which are built right into the headset.   Q: What plug-ins are required for the Rift S? A: The Rift S connects to a computer via one DisplayPort connection (or mini-DisplayPort with an adapter included) and one USB 3 connection.   Q: Can I use an adapter to convert the DisplayPort connection from the headset to my PC? A: The only adapter known to work with the Rift S is the included DisplayPort to mini-DisplayPort adapter. The Rift S will not work with an adapter such as a DisplayPort to HDMI.   Q: What is the minimum graphics card required for the Oculus Rift S? A: Oculus recommends that your PC has a NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent graphics card or greater.     Q: Where do I download the software for the Rift S? A: Go to www.oculus.com/setup and click Download Oculus Rift Software. Open the Oculus app that downloads and click Install Now to begin the installation.   Q: Does the Oculus Rift S come with built-in headphones? A: The Rift S has built-in speakers on each side of the headset; however, it does feature a 3.5mm jack on the left side of the headset where headphones can be plugged in and used instead of the built-in speakers.   Q: Can I use external sensors/cameras from the original Rift with the Rift S? A: Currently the external sensors/cameras from the original Rift are not compatible with the Rift S.   Q: Can I use USB 2.0 to connect the Rift S to my computer? A: The Rift S will need to be plugged in via USB 3.0/3.1 to be detected properly.   Q: Does the Rift S work with SteamVR? A: Yes, the Oculus Rift S works with SteamVR.   Q: Can the first gen Touch controllers from the original Rift work with the Rift S? A: No, the original generation Touch controllers do not work with the Rift S. Only the 2nd gen controllers included will work.   © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article Laptop - upgrading outdated ports — 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 Laptop - upgrading outdated ports Disturbed ✭ June 2020 in General Discussion Good day, Is it possible to upgrade outdated ports i.e USB 3.0 to USB-C or USB 3.1 or USB 3.2?  I'm currently using: DELL INSPIRON 7567 i7-7700HQ 15.6″FULL HD 16GB 256GB SSD + 1TB GTX 1050Ti 4GB 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSTonyV admin June 2020 Hello @Disturbed! Welcome to the Community.  Unfortunately you won't be able to upgrade the ports. They're part of the motherboard itself and they're not designed to be changed or removed. To be honest, I'm not sure of any laptops that allow you to actually upgrade the ports. You can still usb 3.1/3.2 devices with a 3.0 port, and you can use a USB-A to USB-C adapter if you need to plug in a USB-C device, but you'll still operate at USB 3.0 transfer speeds of course.  1 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Disturbed ✭ June 2020 Thanks, that was my thinking as well - that's it's part of the motherboard.  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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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 does my first build look? $2.5k+ — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts How does my first build look? $2.5k+ Dilligassp ✭ July 23 in Help Choosing Parts -Case NZXT H710i -Motherboard MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI LGA 1200 -CPU Intel Core i9-10900K 10-Core -Cpu cooler NZXT Kraken X73 RGB 360mm - RL-KRX73-R1 - (A friend said that water should already be in this, not sure if true.) -Ram G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory -Power Corsair RM (2019) 850 w 80+ Gold certified Fully modular ATX Power supply -SSD SAMSUNG 980 M.2 2280 1TB x3 -HDD Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive -Case Fans Aer RGB 2 140mm x4 -Gpu nvidia geforce rtx 3090 If you have any comments or suggestions please tell me. <3 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin July 24 Greetings, I'm not sure you'll be able to put that together for 2,500 but I do not see any issues with your parts list. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article B744: SD Card Reader/Writer — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion B744: SD Card Reader/Writer Bjw ✭ June 2020 edited January 15 in General Discussion Does PowerSpec have a control panel (Top front panel with power switch and USB ports) with an SD card reader/writer built=in ?  This would be a nice feature instead of having a portable USB style reader/writer you have to plug in. Bjw 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments TSMikeW admin June 2020 Unfortunately this system does not. We use the Lian Li ATX 205 case, which is available separately on our site. No built in card reader at this time. 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Bjw ✭ June 2020 I figured no such optional panel was available but wanted to ask anyways.  I ended getting a thumb size USB 3.0 SD Card Reader while at MC yesterday. Thanks !! 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? 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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 GAMING PC BUILD $1,000 budget — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › Help Choosing Parts GAMING PC BUILD $1,000 budget Shane ✭ April 2020 in Help Choosing Parts Hello, would like to build my first gaming PC. However, I'm lost at the building part. I play most multiplayer based fps shooters like Siege, Pubg, MW. I wanna be able to play big open world games on PC. like Scum, Rust, EFT, DAYZ. The mouse and keyboard would not be in the budget and I already have a 1440p MSI monitor. please help 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin April 2020 Greetings Shane! Here is what I have picked out, this is a great build for the price. If you had any wiggle room up in your budget, you could definitely change the video card to something higher without the need to change other parts. This list also includes Windows 10 on USB as well in its price, so if you didn't need that you could easily change the video card / add more storage here.  Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=f56bac6b-8129-4c7f-a74e-ec8cb194214e CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Matisse 3.6GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler ($159.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) ASRock B450 PRO4 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($89.99 EACH) RAM: (1) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit BLS2K8G4D32AESB - Gray ($68.99 EACH) Case: (1) Lian Li 205 Tempered Glass ATX Computer Case - Black ($69.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) PowerSpec 550 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Non-Modular Power Supply ($49.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card ($314.99 EACH) M.2 SSD: (1) Inland Premium 512GB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive ($74.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) WD 1TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Refurbished) ($29.99 EACH) Operating System: (1) Microsoft Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-Bit - USB ($139.99 EACH) Total: $998.91 0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla Community Article USB Drivers — Micro Center Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker {$smarty.capture.menu} Activity Categories Discussions Computers Computer Parts Custom PC Builder DIY/ Maker Home › General Discussion USB Drivers Call4duty ✭ December 2020 edited June 3 in General Discussion So, I was having trouble with my bluetooth drivers. A fix was to uninstall every bluetooth driver and uninstall every USB driver. Now I can't use my keyboard or mouse for that pc. What to do?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Comments Ian admin December 2020 Greetings. What brand/model of computer or motherboard is this for?  0 · Share on TwitterShare on Facebook Categories 6.7K All Categories 1K The Blog 36 What's Trending 164 How to & Technical Guides 10 Computer Hardware 119 Software 3 Home Office 6 Networking Audio/Visual 2 Home Automation 15 3D Printers 9 Maker 15 PC Build Guides 81 Reviews & Buying Guides 27 Build Showcase 13 Contests 35 Past Contests 827 The Community 1.7K General Discussion 104 New Members 88 Consumer Tech 28 Prebuilt PCs and Laptops 75 Software 2 Audio/Visual 12 Networking & Security 1 Home Automation 2 Digital Photography 3 Content Creators 21 Hobby Boards & Projects 23 3D Printing 49 Retro Arcade/Gaming 80 All Other Tech 1.2K Store Information and Policy 49 Off Topic 5 Community Ideas & Feedback 111 Your Completed Builds 2.6K Build-Your-Own PC 1.7K Help Choosing Parts 220 Graphics Cards 161 CPUs, Memory, and Motherboards 61 Cases and Power Supplies 19 Air and Liquid Cooling 13 Monitors and Displays 29 Peripherals 9 All Other Parts 21 Featured Categories We love seeing what our customers build Submit photos and a description of your PC to our build showcase Submit Now Looking for a little inspiration? See other custom PC builds and get some ideas for what can be done View Build Showcase View builds by: AMD Processors Intel Processors RTX 3090 RTX 3080 RTX 2080 Ti RTX 2080 Super RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 RTX 2060 Super Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Air Cooled Liquid Cooled SAME DAY CUSTOM BUILD SERVICE If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it. Services starting at $149.99 More Details Micro Center Homepage Desktops Laptops Computer Parts Computer Accessories Custom PC Builder Build Showcase Networking Electronics 3D Printing Service, Upgrades & Repairs Laptop Battery Replacement Laptop Screen Repair Virus and Malware Removal Hard Drive Recovery and Backup Apple MacBook Repair Custom Built PCs Schedule an Appointment © Vanilla Foundation Theme 2021 Powered By Vanilla