Not long ago, we announced the ASUS barebones systems are now available nationwide. A nearly complete system, they come with your motherboard, CPU, cooling system, and power supply already installed - just install memory and a GPU and you're good to game!
Starting today and running through May 30th, we want you to fill out your own ASUS ROG Strix GA35DX-MH700 with all the goodies you need to make it your dream PC, and at the end of the month we'll be randomly selecting one entry to win their a GA35DX-MH700!
All you need to do to win is head over to our Custom PC Configurator with this link:
ASUS PC Builder - Prebuilt Base
Select the Ryzen 7 5800X model, finish the build, then submit it in the comments, with a brief description of why you chose your parts!
(see terms and conditions for full contest rules):
· Join the Micro Center community
· Design your own ASUS ROG Strix GA35DX-MH700 using the PC Builder on the Micro Center website
· Post the link from the “Share” widget in the comments with a short description of why you picked your parts.
See attached contest terms and conditions.
Contest submission window: 5/20/22 – 11:59 PM EST 5/30/22
One randomly selected winner will receive an ASUS ROG Strix GA35DX-MH700
I, for one, could definitely use a new setup. My existing gaming PC has not been keeping up well with the newer titles. A system like this would clearly fix that problem.
(Hey Admin/Contest Runner: I could NOT post the link to my build as an ACTUAL hyperlink because I just joined the community (per your instructions). When I tried to post this as an actual working link, I got an error message that said, "You have to be around for a little while longer before you can post links." Sorry, but you're going to have to copy and paste if you want to see my build.)
I have been using my custom built PC for 8 years now, but its just not keeping up with current needs. Looking to upgrade my BEAST to something I can use for another 8 years.
So, my build, aside from upping the memory and the drive, is pretty basic to the prebuilt barebones. It's been in the upwards of almost 18 years since I've had a gaming PC. Having a family and all the expenses that come with I've always put making a computer on the backburner and didn't want to pay an over time build that charges an obscene payment plan APR.
Having a new gaming PC would enrich my ability to play with a friend my family and I just moved away from yesterday as well as help me enrich having some hobby stuff for my development work.
Plus, bonus for getting my 7yr old into gaming on a PC and not just on a PS4 would be good nerd points! =P
PS. Sorry the link is not in URL format. I've been lurking a long time, but never actually signed up so I can't post links quite yet.
No worries, @mkordick!
I'm going to highjack your post to let everyone know that, if you see the "You have to be around for a little while longer before you can post links." error, all you have to do to correct this is add a profile picture to your account!
Here's your link!
So, not a lot of configuration options in the builder. I filled all the RAM slots with the cheaper 16GB RAM for a total of 64GB of RAM (which is apparently the maximum capacity), I put in the beefiest video card (I just assumed it was the most expensive one), and I put in the NVMe drive with the highest read/write speeds. Total price of $1,810.96
I'd love to make a few suggestions to the builder if I might though:
#1. Make the Windows "tax" optional. If I want to custom build the PC maybe I also want to customize the OS, and none give more control over customization than Linux. Maybe offer to preinstall Ubuntu or Mint on the system instead, or no OS so the user can pick what they like.
#2. There are two PCIe slots on that board, why can I only pick one video card to go in them? Is that limited by the PSU's output power of 750w? That's not to mention the other possible daughterboards.
#3. Crucial and Inland aren't the only drives out there. I know Inland is the MC house brand but if for example someone wants Corsaire memory and a WD drive they should have those options in the builder.
#4. The last picture in the page (included for reference, sorry I can't figure out how to make it smaller) shows it with a keyboard/mouse and some other cables. However in the "BAREBONES KIT INFO" they're not listed. Are they included or aren't they? Photo suggests yes and some people may feel mislead by that. If they aren't you might want to remove/replace that picture.
Anyway, I hope the suggestions help you guys out.
Finally I don't actually want a new machine unless it has ECC RAM as an option. I just wanted to play with the configurator and nit-pick a bit 😛
I picked these parts for the aesthetics and consistency. Don't need too much RGB. The performance would be the same for the most part so the biggest boost is going to be the Pro SSD.
this is the pc build I've chosen. I have chosen this build because it seems like it could run games that I want to play with me and my friends, I've had my pc which is a office pc for about 3 years now and all I can play is Roblox but if I had a better pc I could expand my game playing range. i would like to start streaming or making videos but its hard with just my office pc that's why I'm hoping to win. Goodluck to everyone!
(edit. cant post my pc build yet sadly)
Went with max mem and storage given the options. Monkey around a lot with Affinity suite (designer, photo, publisher) and the ram helps. Storage for a bigger local steam library. 6600XT for decent all around gaming :)
This is gonna be my gaming PC. I went with the 32GB RGB RAM to match the case. I think it looks good in it. I also went with 2TB SSD because games eat a lot of storage now plus the RX 6600 XT for a fast 1080p gaming!
I chose this configuration because I do a lot more editing lately with content creation. Been helping a lot of twitch, YouTube, and other creators edit, and do affects for them. So I chose a card that had a good CUDA core count to help with the rendering. Also must put more money on RAM do to After Effects EXTREME ram heavy rendering. I would upgrade to add more RAM down the line. Saved some money on the SSD since most projects will be rendered then moved to an external for safety. But yeah I could definitely use this started build. My MAC is on it's last legs lol.
I choose ripjaws because I already have it. It working fine. Nvidia card because I already have 3070TI. And SSD there only one option for pce gen4.
I couldn't post required link:
I went with the Corsair 32gb just out of habit. I enjoy Corsair stuff. When with the Nvidia 3050 cause the 30** series cards in general kick ass. Samsung 2tb NVMe for that fast fast load times. I have a Lenovo WMR headset and I think I could have a lot of fun using it with this machine.
almost forgot the link. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-asus.aspx?load=dbbe5a82-c508-488a-aeb4-d10e8614e49e
https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-asus.aspx?load=e906e9c5-dd17-4395-b5ce-5e8094a5df6b Not a large selection, but I went with the RGB RAM since there's a window on the case. Might as well make it flashy. Then I went with the 6600 XT since it was the fastest GPU on the list. For Storage I went with quantity over quality with the 2TB 970 EVO Plus.
I'm a hobbyist game programmer and I also like playing games from time to time (I also dabble in 3D modelling and music for my games). I'm just looking for a nice upgrade to replace my current setup which isn't that great for what I do. So a nicer graphics card and memory should do the trick, and I'm fine with just having a terabyte of storage. I'm not one to have a lot of big games installed at once or achieve ever video I've ever recorded so I'm not starving for space, even on my current setup. Anyways, here's the link to the build.
Built this PC with music production in mind along with being able to play GTA online and some driving games like BeamNG. Doesn't need to be the greatest but well enough to drive a 4K monitor in the future.
This is my build but I would change a few things up. I would go with two kits of Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB. This would help with gaming, streaming, and with school work. As well I would sync up the lights to motherboard to give effect lighting with games I am playing. Next I would go with Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1TB as my boot drive being PCIe 4 and Samsung - 970 EVO Plus SSD as storage drive being 2TB but only PCIe 3. Finally I went with PowerColor - AMD Radeon RX 6600 Fighter Dual-Fan 8GB for many two reason. The 6600 base is better than overclocked 3050 as well has more cuda cores. Second it supports AMD CrossFire. Down the line I can add a second card to help with Vram due gaming or video rendering for school.
I am entering this contest using a Fall 2013 i-Mac. Need I say more?
I built this pc because I really need a new one and this case looks amazing.
Looking for something that can run a triple-monitor setup for flight sim/racing games.
And I need lots of RAM so I can have LOTS of tabs open in Firefox at once.
And I want the 2TB SSD so I can store LOTS of games without having to re-download them.
Haven't built a new PC for a while but this build will definitely best a lot of rigs out there
This would be such an awesome prize! I'd love to be able to game with my friends on it.
This is the ASUS Barebones PC configuration that I would choose if given the opportunity.
I chose this configuration of 64GB Memory, 6600 XT GPU, and 4TB Storage do to how I would like to use this build.
I would be doing a mix of gaming as well as content creation.
This would be my first desktop, would prob end up using it as a wfh setup too, would be nice to pick up a second external monitor (and possibly third) and escape my work laptop when out of office lol
also had to edit the link below to post, like one of the above new users
I'd like to be able to use DLSS in games that support it. And I'd also want an NVMe drive for the OS for snappier response & loading when using the operating system.
Not that i hope to win, but here is me trying 😀.
This would be primarily used for light gaming as well as work and production.
My last Micro Center build was in July 2016. That box was low end but has served its purpose. Now it can't be upgraded to Win 11. I need a new build to stay somewhat modern with an updated operating system.
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