BYO Month Returns! The Best Deals, Champion Recommendations, and PC Build Guides!

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Written by Sean Mekinda

Micro Center's Build Your Own Month is back with a celebration of all things BYO PC! We've stuffed it to the brim with killer deals, PC part guides, builds, and more. Check out our round-up below:

Champion Part Recommendations:

The Micro Center Champions have come together to put together some recommendations for their favorite PC parts. Check out these links for quick recommendations, including in-depth explainers of why they recommend that part!

Micro Center Champion Recommendation Roundup: PC Parts

Micro Center Champions Recommend: Power Supplies

Micro Center Champion Recommendations: RAM

Micro Center Champions Recommend: Your Next Motherboard

PC Parts Deals Roundup:

G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black - $119 off!

G.Skill is known for its killer RAM, and the Ripjaws V is no exception. With 3200MHz speed and a CAS latency of only 16, this 32GB kit is the perfect complement to any build, underscored by ts minimalist black heat spreader making it an absolutely gorgeous set of RAM without distracting from the rest of your build.

Quick Specs:

  • DDR4 RAM
  • 3200MHz
  • 32GB - 2 x 16GB
  • Cas Latency: 16

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included - $300 off!

AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X is an incredible, top-of-the-line CPU, jammed with 16 high-powered cores and 32 threads, all able to be turbo-boosted up to 4.90Ghz. That's a lot of processing power. It's also not the only AMD processor we have discounted: Check out the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X, all on sale!

Quick Specs:

  • Socket: AM4
  • 16 Cores
  • 32 Threads
  • Base speed: 3.40GHz
  • Turbo speed: 4.90GHz
  • DDR4 Support

Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake 3.2GHz Sixteen-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included - $150 off!

Intel's Core i9-12900KS comes packed with incredible power, including 16 cores (8 E-cores and 8 P-cores) overclockable to a blistering Turbo speed of 5.50GHZ, 24 threads, DDR5 and DDR4 support, and support for PCIe 5.0. The 12900K is for those who are looking for the very best Intel has to offer!

Quick Specs:

  • Socket: FCLGA1700
  • 16 Cores, 8 E-cores, 8 P-Cores,
  • 24 threads
  • E-core base clock: 2.50GHz
  • P-core base clock: 3.40GHz
  • Max turbo boost of 5.50GHz
  • Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • PCIe 5.0 and 4.0 support
  • DDR4 and DDR5 support

Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Eagle Overclocked Triple Fan 8 GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card - $155 off!

NVIDIA's RTX 3070 line of graphics cards are the perfect sweet spot for any build. They're strong enough to handle AAA gaming and ray tracing with power to spare, but they won't wreck your budget. Gigabyte's Eagle RTX 3070 is a triple fan version of the card, so you'll get even more cooling. And more cooling means more stable power, allowing you to eke out every drop of raw graphical power from the 3070!

Quick Specs:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • Ray Tracing Support
  • PCIe 4.0 x16
  • Triple Fan

MSI MAG CORELIQUID P240 240mm All-in-One Water Cooling Kit - $10 off!

High-end processors need a lot of cooling to keep operating at full capacity. If you're gaming hard, rendering video, or just pushing your computer to it's limit, a classic air cooler may not be enough to keep your CPU cool. This small, sleek AIO from MSI is the perfect way to ensure you're getting everything your processor has to offer without filling your case full of fans!

Quick Specs:

  • Compatible with most modern Intel and AMD CPUs
  • 240mm radiator
  • 2x 120mm dual ball bearing fans

Build Guides:

Our Micro Center build guides are fantastic references for anyone looking to put together a new build but aren't sure where to begin. Whether you're looking for style, power, or a purpose-built PC, we've got a build guide to get you started.

Micro Center Champion Build Guide: The Ultimate Gaming PC

The 'Keep-It-Cool' PC Build Guide

The Streaming Setup Build - From Your Motherboard to Your Microphone

Build Guide: Entry-Level 4K editing PC for DaVinci Resolve

But that's not all - we've got a ton more BYO PC parts on sale so stop by your local Micro Center and keep an eye on the Community for even more BYO Month updates!


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