Back to School is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing your Back to School Builds!
Between July 19th and August 20th, check out our PC Builder, load it up with everything that would go into your back-to-school PC (or work, or gaming, or any other PC!) and share the link in the comments below. And be sure to tell us a little bit about your build-to-be!
After August 20th, we’ll be selecting one lucky winner to receive a $500 Micro Center gift card to get their build started before school begins!
Winners will be contacted the week after the contest ends.
How to enter (see terms and conditions for full contest rules):
· Join the Micro Center community
· Design your Back to School Build using the PC Builder on the Micro Center website – Be sure to include a case, PSU, CPU, and motherboard! (See instructions below)
· Post the link from the “Share” widget in the comments with a short description of why you picked your parts.
Step 1. Head over to the Custom PC Builder
Step 2. Fill out the builder with your PC wish list!
Step 3. Copy the link from the share box on the right-hand side
Step 4. Paste the link in this thread and tells us about your build!
See attached contest terms and conditions.
Contest submission window: 7/19/20 – 8/20/20
One 1st place winner will receive a $500 gift card
Need a basic work from home computer that I can upgrade later to play games
I am a transfer student stepping into my first year at a University. The PC I have built is versatile for all my hobbies and essentials. I need a new computer since my current laptop is slowly fading away and I need it for work. I currently work for the University, approving employers to hire the Universities' students for jobs, internships, and fellowships. Beyond work, I would like to game a First-person shooter likes CSGO battlefield with high frames. I would like to capture gameplay and edit little montages that I make for my friends to look back on as memories. Lastly, I need a computer to record my guitar. I will be living on campus and having an amp is not an option. I plan to use an audio interface to record my guitar using guitar plug-ins. Thank you for your consideration.
My old build (also mostly built via Microcenter) is getting a little long in the tooth. A solid replacement, focused on gaming.
I want a new PC so that I can use it for school work and gaming while I am at uni. Also I want to use it to edit videos and make 3d animation content and this PC would help with that. I also made it so that it uses mostly white components because I like the aesthetic of white colored builds.
Can't wait to building my own gaming / work pc! Just moved and so excited to finally shop at Micro Center! https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=01d70120-d5c6-42fb-ae4a-cdd142506cd5
Need a solid up-to-date PC that I can use while I learn to code in a bootcamp I am beginning in September. I built my first PC from parts I got from Micro Center about 7 years ago and haven't been able to update it since. I am beginning my career in coding in a few months and it would be an enormous help to win this!
I love my current p.c. but its been with me thru high school and collage and got my degree with me, sadly its getting up there in age as I am currently presently surprised that's its still functional. I would use this build that I created for remote working with also getting more certifications, tho I would probably downgrade the gpu to a regular 2080 if that was an option as I really don't need that much gpu power for what I am doing but for this one to be as long lasting as my current one was/is I would likely need a powerful and/or a reliable card to run it into the ground in usage for over half a decade like the last/current one.
Need a new gaming PC after the last one died on me.
This would be a build so my son can play Minecraft with me. He has just started to learn to play the game using keyboard and mouse and I couldn't be prouder. He's the world's hugest Minecraft fan and he's currently using a tablet to play it so it's time he enjoyed the game at its fullest potential!
I picked these parts because it was all companies I trust and if I'm going to build a PC it's going to be from parts locally purchased. I prefer going to the store to pick up the parts for most things. This build will be for gaming and some virtualization.
Back to work BAY BAY! Simple upgrades to fit most needs and do some gaming after work.
For the CPU, I chose a Ryzen 5 since AMD CPU's are great for both Productivity and Gaming, which would be great for school.
For the Motherboard, I chose a Mini-ITX with built in Wi-Fi because if you are inside of a Dorm Room, you probably don't have a lot of space.
For the RAM, I chose 16 GB since it is cheap, and it's all you really need as of 2021.
For the GPU, I chose a 1660 Super because it can handle most games, as long as you don't plan up cranking the graphics.
For the Storage, I chose a 250 GB NVMe SSD for a boot drive, with a 2 TB Hard Drive for any games you might plan on installing.
Everything else that I chose was because it fit the specifications I was looking for with all of the other parts.
I just want to build a nice AMD Ryzen based gaming system that will allow me to play all the latest and greatest games at High to Ultra settings at 1440p without having to compromise anything. The system I built has an AMD Ryzen 9 5900x, ASUS Crosshair 8 Dark Hero, 32 gigs of G.Skill Trident Z Neo RAM, an ASUS Strix 3080 Ti OC, and a blazing fast WD_Black SN850 NVMe drive for storage. I picked a Lian Li Lancool 2 Mesh case because it was reviewed by a trusted source as having excellent airflow. Unfortunately I couldn't find the CPU cooler I would actually want for this build in stock at the store I selected. But I would put a Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black on it rather than the low profile Noctua cooler I was forced to select to complete the build. Why is there such a severely limited selection of air coolers at the CA, Tustin store?
Here is my DREAM MACHINE
I am very excited to build my first PC. I am hoping that this PC will last a good 5-8 years for me to finish college and land myself a job. I will use this PC for school and gaming in my off time. If I have the chance or time, I may consider making videos and streaming. The link posted below is not exactly the same (but close enough) to the parts I already bought. The $500 will go towards the remaining Intel Core i9 10850K Comet Lake CPU and peripherals. (Currently playing the waiting game for a GPU)
I'm looking to buy a machine for options trading using Think or Swim. ToS is written in Java and not particularly memory efficient, so CPU clockspeed and memory speed is very important. I chose an available GPU in the build, but in reality, I would choose a spare GTX 1070 I have for the build. My fantasy setup would drive two 4k TV's via HDMI 2.0 and a 1440P monitor off of DP.
This build is what I want for a combination work/gaming PC with the capability for running Visual Studio
I am not sure what I am doing, but it is fun to dream. Would love to have a gaming computer.
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