One From Each Department: What Do You Pick?


You walk into Micro Center and are told you can pick one product from each department, no questions asked. You get to go through:

DIY (3D Printers, Raspberry Pi)

BYO (Graphics Cards, Processors)



TV/Small Electronics


Center of Store (Everything Else)

What are you picking up?


  • magarity
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    First Anniversary 5 Up Votes First Comment First Answer

    In DIY, I would like a 3D printer but haven't bought once since the kids would just use up all the filament to print out little figurine toys that would gather dust after the initial fun factor wore out. So if it was a contest winner kind of thing, that's what I'd get.

    In the BYO section if there was actually a good video card in stock, I'd grab it before whoever was in charge of the giveaway changed their mind!

    For the rest of the store, I don't really need anything right now so I would have called a friend and asked what he wanted and get that.

  • 3D printer

    Aorus 3090 Waterforce

    2021 Macbook Pro

    WFH system for the wife

    The biggest 4k Tv you have

    New 7.1 computer audio system

  • xanderalex


    EVGA FTW3 3090





  • SaintStryfe

    I'd love a full Raspberry Pi 4 setup, a GTX 3090, a Mac mini M1 (the bigger one), a S535 TCL 4K OLED TV, and some nice gaming peripherals for my rig, maybe a nice Windowmaker keyboard.

  • Dkicks25
    3D printer to print some custom keycaps
    A 3090 for photo and video editing and some gaming
    Iphone 12 pro max 
    A gaming streaming pc for my little brother
    The 65in 4k tv for the family living room
    And a new home gaming router
  • Makery

    I would pick up the CREALITY ENDER 5 PLUS printer with Touch Screen and glass bed. A great first choice for 3D printing.

    Next would be the AMD Ryzen 7 5800x for a nice upgrade from my existing Ryzen 7 3700x.

    For Apple it would have to be the Apple iPad Pro 11 128gb wifi only. Just the right size and storage for daily use.

    In computers a new monitor is called for so the Acer Predator XB323U Gxbmiiphzx 32" WQHD 270Hz is calling to me.

    TV/Small electonics? My cart would be happy with the Samsung QN55LS03TAFXZA 55" Class Frame 4k Smart QLED Tv.

    Under Center of the Store it is simple. I would need the NETGEAR Orbi RBK852 AX6000 Whole home Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 router so I could connect everything together with the internet.

  • Mikeb213
    DIY (3D Printers, Raspberry Pi)
    I have always wanted a 3d printer.  My wife likes to bake and I could make her any molds she could ever think of with one.  I also love Star Trek and would print ships and props to start a collection.

    BYO (Graphics Cards, Processors)
    I would do like a 3060 for my son I drive semi trucks for a living if I can up grade his system we can play while I am over the road.

    I would get there latest ipad to control my sirrus radio and do training in my truck.

    I would get myself a new laptop so I could give my old one to my other son so we could all play together.  I want to upgrade though to a 17 inch screen like this bad boy!

    Lenovo Legion 5 17IMH05H 17.3" Gaming Laptop Computer - Black; Intel Core i7-10750H Processor 2.6GHz; NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6; 16GB DDR4-2933 RAM; 1TB Solid State Drive

    TV/Small Electronics
    I need a TV for my truck so I would like for 28 to 32 inch screen with smart capabilities.


    Center of Store (Everything Else)
    I need a new laptop bag.  I want to find a Swiss army, or targus bag to carry my laptop in.

    I guess I am kinda simple with what all is out there to get. 
  • Talset
    First Comment
    edited April 2021

    From DIY, I'd pick up one of those $999 DIY arcade cabinets for myself.

    From BYO I'd say a 3090 if they were ever in stock, but if not, a large capacity NVMe SSD. It would be my first choice if it wasn't $500+ more than the RX 6900 XT I have.

    From Apple I'd get a 2021 Macbook Pro for my mom.

    From computers I'd get a gaming computer to give to one of my friends who isn't nearly as lucky as I am. I already have a top tier gaming PC and multiple LAN party PC with RX 580's.

    From TV, I'd get a decent 4k TV for my brother that can fit in his room, something between 30 and 40 inches. I already have two very nice TVs.

    From everything else, I'd get a security camera system (if you even carry them) for my dad. He's very into that stuff, which I know PROBABLY makes him sound paranoid, but he just has fun setting that stuff up and fooling around with it.

  • JoeByo
    First Comment
    edited April 2021

    3090 gpu

    A good printer.

    Oh yeah. And a new PC and monitor for good old mom.

  • YKhutt

    DIY (3D Printers, Raspberry Pi): Flashforge Creator Pro 2 Dual Extrusion 3D Printer

    BYO (Graphics Cards, Processors): Any RTX 30 series card

    Apple: Any Mac laptop to give to my niece

    Computers: A decent gaming laptop to work from while on the go

    TV/Small Electronics: a 4K TV

    Center of Store (Everything Else): A small scale, portable projector would be nice

  • JonM

    BYO - Ryzen 5900x

    DIY - Creality Ender-6

    Consumer Electronics - Shure SM7B

    Printers - A second tray from my Brother HL

    Desktops - PowerSpec with a 3090

    Laptops - Microsoft Surface Pro

    Monitors - Acer XB323U GP

    General Supplies - Asus Rapture GT-AX11000


    Apple - Macbook Pro

  • SpinalFailed
    DIY - 3d printer for sure. Does it have a price limit on what I can get? That will determine which model comes home with me!

    BYO - Nvidia RTX 3080 or a 6800xt is acceptable as well

    Apple - iPhone to replace my daughter's broken phone


    Center of store - ummm I would probably have to stroll the aisle to figure out what's jumping out at me!
  • Christian_Agama


    Any 3070 Available And A x570 MotherBoard for my friend

    New 2021 iPad Pro for my dad he's had the same iPad for 6 years

    Insane Overkill PC

    Big 4K TV For The Living Room

    Audio Technica AT2020 More Ram

  • STLBob

    If money were no object ..

    Creality Ender-6 3d Printer

    SanDisk Black AN1500 4TB SSD

    Apple MacBook Pro MVVK2LL/A 2019 16" Laptop Computer

    PowerSpec G900 Gaming Computer

    Samsung QN75Q80TAFXZA 75" Class (74.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart QLED TV

    Ubiquiti Networks 10G 16-Port Managed Aggregation Switch

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