Micro Center Champions Recommend: BYO Month Parts!

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BYO Month is our celebration of all things Build-Your-Own. Here on the Community, we have build guides, sale roundups, and a chance to win a $500 Micro Center gift card! Of course, it's not BYO month without a plethora of stellar deals on PC parts. But, with so many great deals, it can be hard to pick out what you want to use in your next build! Thankfully, the Micro Center champions are here to recommend some of their favorite parts and deals to get you started. Check them out below!

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, ASUS B650E-F ROG Strix Gaming WiFi, G.Skill Flare X5 Series 32GB DDR5-6000 Kit, Computer Build Combo by @elcurr

Looking for a reason to upgrade your PC? Well, we've got the perfect excuse to catch up to the cutting edge! I personally love our AMD Ryzen 9 7900X combo, a perfect processor for gamers and creators alike. It comes bundled with the ROG STRIX B650E-F, a killer motherboard that pairs fantastically with the 7900X for optimal gaming and is even Wi-Fi 6E capable. But that's not all - the bundle comes with 32GB of G.Skill 32GB DDR5 RAM absolutely free! And speaking of free, you also get a free digital copy of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor when you purchase the Ryzen 9 7900x. With this bundle you end up saving $520. It’s hard to say no to upgrading when the deals are this good.

Seagate IronWolf Pro 16TB by @Lambdaben

The Seagate Ironwolf Pro 16TB is a high-capacity hard drive designed for use in network-attached storage (NAS) systems. It offers a massive amount of storage space, making it ideal for users who need to store large amounts of data, such as videos, photos, and other multimedia files. With a spindle speed of 7200 RPM and a 256 MB cache, the Ironwolf Pro 16TB provides fast data transfer rates, reducing the time it takes to access and retrieve files. Additionally, it has a workload rating of 300TB per year, making it a reliable and durable choice for professional use.

The Ironwolf Pro 16TB also comes equipped with a number of features designed to enhance its performance and reliability. These include vibration sensors that detect and compensate for vibration in multi-drive systems, as well as rotational vibration sensors that mitigate vibration in large-scale storage systems. The drive also includes Ironwolf Health Management software, which allows users to monitor the drive's health and receive alerts if any issues arise. With its high capacity, fast transfer speeds, and advanced features, the Seagate Ironwolf Pro 16TB is a powerful storage solution for professional and enterprise users who require dependable and scalable data storage.

Lian Li Lancool 216 by @Lesaol

The Lancool 216 from Lian Li is a great standard tower for those looking for a do-it-all case. Thanks to its dual 160MM front fans, as well as an updated mesh front panel, airflow throughout the system is optimized for any type of build. Lian Li also increased the maximum size for a top-mounted radiator to 360MM thanks to two different motherboard mounting standoff points, keeping it compatible with both water and air cooling. For those who prefer air cooling, the Lancool 216 also has increased its max CPU heatsink height up to 180MM. Another excellent feature is Lian Li’s modular I/O system allowing you to choose whether you want your front I/O ports at the top of the case or on the side, making it more accessible while having your pc on your desk!

The Lancool 216 is perfect for those who like to futureproof their PC builds and upgrade as time goes on without having to worry about space or airflow when upgrading. Lian Li’s 216 is one of the best mid-tower budget options thanks to its updates from the 215, and I highly recommend using it as the home to your next build. And for those who are wondering, yes, it even fits an RTX 4090. 

Samsung 980 Pro 2TB by @ricardo_ortega

Storage drives, such as HDDs and SSDs, are crucial in any system as they manage and maintain all your data, from your OS to your games to your homework! However, there are also a lot of options when it comes to storage, and choosing an SSD can be overwhelming. Ideally, you want a drive that will load games and files lightning-fast at a great price.  Thanks to Micro Center's BYO month deals, that drive is definitely the Samsung 980 Pro 2TB.

Right now, this PCIe gen 4x4 SSD is only $159.99 (that's $90 in savings!). Plus, you can save an additional $10 with a purchase of any CPU, motherboard, or system. It has read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s, perfect for gamers and tech-savvy users.  Samsung uses nickel coating for their drives to keep thermals under control, so it won’t drop in performance as it heats up, maintaining faster loading speeds and lower wait times. If you're looking for a little bit less storage space, there is also a 1TB version for only $99.99 (though with storage, more is almost always better!).  

Want even more BYO Month? We've got our sale highlights over here, and be sure to check out all of our Bundle Deals as well as our wide range of Top Deal offerings. Here on the Community, we have build guides, sale roundups, and your chance to win a $500 Micro Center Gift Card as well as plenty more to come as BYO month continues!


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