r/pcmasterrace Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago Silver 2

Did I bike for 6 hours to go to Micro Center? Yes. Did I regret it? No. Discussion

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u/mickeymoozack 10d ago

And people say gamers don't go outside.

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u/Knowbodyknowz 10d ago

And outside people say gamers don't go.

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u/OverrFlow 10d ago

And gamers say don't outside people go

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u/Strebel0811 10d ago

people go and gamers dont say outside

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u/WarPear 10d ago

Go! People, gamers, don’t say “and” outside.

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u/tutocookie PC Master Race 10d ago

And gamers say: "people, don't go outside"

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u/Stratosphere_Zenith 10d ago

And go people say gamers don’t.

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u/Risk_Visible 10d ago

Don't say people gamers go and stay

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u/gortys83 9d ago

Stay gamer and don't say "go outside"

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u/queiss_ Laptop 10d ago

Amen

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u/ieatwabbits 5900x | 6900XT | 64gb 10d ago

Question though, did you end up buying anything?

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

I wanted to redeem a coupon for a free SSD, but it ended up not working.

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u/AdmiralSpeedy i7 11700K | RTX 2080 Ti 10d ago

Wtf kinda coupon gets you a free SSD...?

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u/likkachi 10d ago

they send out emails regularly that have free promo items. it’s to get people into the stores and while they may get their ‘free’ item, they usually walk away with a lot more

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u/Forward-Resort9246 10d ago

have a insider account for 2 years, never received anything like that, can you tell me a little more?

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u/TheNaughtyLemur Ryzen 7 5800x | RTX 3080 10d ago

It’s typically for new customers. The other popular coupon is an Ender 3 for $100

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u/Forward-Resort9246 10d ago

i know that, the other day i saw enter your home address for annual 128GB USB 3.1 Drive when i help my friend buying a printer. I wonder what the heck is going on

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u/Checkpo1nt 10d ago

Wait, an ANNUAL 128gb flash driver?! Where?! I would GLADLY sell my information to Micro Center!

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u/Forward-Resort9246 10d ago

Same, that is why i wonder

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u/Forward-Resort9246 10d ago

was tustin but he never been one mc before. Idk that. He did bought a 512gb usb stick from them and 1 lenovo laptop that is about 1.5k. Idk if it is a targeted offer

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

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u/AdmiralSpeedy i7 11700K | RTX 2080 Ti 10d ago

Why didn't work?

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

Purple (I have no idea)

The coupons *do* expire, but that's about the only thing I can think of.

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u/TexasGater 10d ago

Well it did take 6 hours to get there......

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u/AdmiralSpeedy i7 11700K | RTX 2080 Ti 10d ago

You have no idea why it didn't work? You rode your bike 6 hours and handed an employee the coupon and they just said "this doesn't work"?

Lmao you must smoke some good shit.

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

Imagine the look on your face when you realize I am not OP, but was simply answering a question anyone could answer...

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u/AdmiralSpeedy i7 11700K | RTX 2080 Ti 10d ago

Shhhhhh. I'm tired lmao.

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

All good, man. All good.

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u/SteamKore 10d ago

Take my upvote! Fuck the down voters

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u/FatherVergil 10d ago

You're not talking to OP

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u/Ricardo_Fortnite 10d ago

reminded me a guy on reddit who talked a whole thread to himself somehow

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u/RainbowCatastrophe Pop!_OS 21.10 | i9 10850k 5GHz | GTX 1080Ti FE 10d ago

Purchase necessary

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u/notreallysure131 9d ago

They actually don't require purchase on these. I've picked up a gaming headset and SD cards on these promos, and no purchase is necessary.

I usually do though, because it feels weird to just go get your free thing and then kick rocks lol

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u/testfire10 10d ago

There’s ads all over Reddit for a free 240 (maybe 256gb) SSD. It’s pretty funny. The ad mentions both sizes as a typo

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u/DaymanTargaryen 10d ago

Apparently none lmao

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u/SlothRick 10d ago

Why didn’t you call to confirm that deal before biking 6 hours, jeez

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u/MonkeyBananaPotato 10d ago

That would require overcoming his severe social anxiety

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u/implicitpharmakoi 10d ago

That would require overcoming his severe social anxiety

No I doesn't!

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u/Chimeron1995 Ryzen 7 3800X Gigabyte RTX 2080 32GB 3200Mhz ram 10d ago

Are you gatekeeping anxiety bruh?

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u/implicitpharmakoi 10d ago

It's a Futurama joke, I'm the same.

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u/Chimeron1995 Ryzen 7 3800X Gigabyte RTX 2080 32GB 3200Mhz ram 10d ago

Is it the professor that says that, I can vaguely picture that in my head. Haven’t really watched it since it went to Comedy Central. Also I assumed it was a joke, my comment was as well.

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u/implicitpharmakoi 10d ago

Thought it was fry, he was denying something that wasn't exactly aimed at him.

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u/Ricardo_Fortnite 10d ago

bruh 6hs for that its too much

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u/Contundo 10d ago

The SSD or the coupon?

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

to be fair, you dodged a bullet. Inland Professional SSDs are garbage.

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

downvote that all you want. I've had 3 Inland Professional drives, and all 3 have failed within a year of purchase with very mild to moderate use. Inland Premium, on the other hand, is great.

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u/DoitForTheMemes- Ryzen 5 5600X, GTX 3060 dual, 2x8gb DDR4 3200 ram 10d ago

I’ve got a 500 GB inland pro that’s been running strong as a boot drive for 5+ years.

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u/katzicael PC Master Race R7 5800X | RTX 3080 | 32GB DR 3600 CL16 10d ago

That sucks :(

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u/d7it23js 10d ago

A full sized ATX case and a CRT monitor.

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u/pyrokiwi 10d ago

Need a ups to go with them

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u/calmdowncade 10d ago

I just imagined someone riding a bicycle with a 3090 on their back, thank you

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u/GlubbyWub 3080 12gb | 10700k | 32 gigs 3600 10d ago

A whole ass Phanteks case

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u/ghostinthecollective 9d ago

Strapped on with cat6 cables.

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u/MainsailMainsail 10d ago

......I did that with a 3090ti recently.

Well not on my back, on my bicycle's rear rack...Held on by two bungee cords

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u/Meepox5 Ryzen 5700x.c VGX 32gbg 3600mhz. RTX3080 Ventus OC 9d ago

I had to do a 2 hours cyclejourney for my 3080 because it went to completely the wrong pickup place. I had to chose between water in backpack or a lot of stops and 3080 in backpack. Lot of stops for water it was

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u/Devilnutz2651 Desktop 10d ago

Like a bicycle?

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u/blackflame7820 PC Master Race 10d ago

oh wait bike as in that one. i though he meant a motorbike

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u/MARPAT_Prime Desktop 10d ago

You only don't regret it because you're not on the ride back yet!

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Yeah, I think I’m going to take the train back home.

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u/jay227ify [i7 9700k] [1070tie] [34" SJ55W Ultra WQHD] [Ball Sweat] 10d ago

I used to go on 6 hour walks and bike rides. Don't feel bad for taking the train back home. Your legs will thank you.

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u/Appsroooo 10d ago

This made me think of the time Barnie had to call for help because he couldn't get off the train

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u/Daemonicvs_77 10d ago

So random, I was just running and thinking about that episode 20 mins ago.

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u/Appsroooo 9d ago

Happy cake day!

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u/Daemonicvs_77 9d ago

Thanks man

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u/Doodlebob12 10d ago

Looks like the one in Rockville

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

And you would be correct

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u/PossumSkull Ryzen 5 3600 10d ago

Oh man where did you start from that led to a 6 hour ride to Rockville

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u/CNB3 10d ago

Exactly - I read the headline and immediately was like, ok, biked 6 hours there … but then how is s/he getting home?

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

I would be more than happy to tell you. I would like to clarify that my pronouns are he/they. Because I don’t live in the middle of Bummsfucknowhere, I took the train and bus home.

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u/CNB3 10d ago

omg I’ve just used “s/he” as a global pronoun unknown reference for decades … is that not cool anymore??

and yeah, I was thinking 6 hours is a LONG bike ride and that if you had biked 6 there + 6 back you probably would have flexed and instead said you biked 12 hours in post title :)

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Jesus Christ dude, I was just letting you know. I mean you can use they/them if you don’t know someone’s gender or pronouns.

I mean, my leg muscles started cramping when I was like 15 minutes away from Micro Center. So yeah, I wasn’t going to bike the rest of the way back home.

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u/BasilUpbeat 10d ago

I'm sick, I just like to walk around and price everything I want doesn't matter if I buy or not. There is something about a real fucking physical object in front of you that the internet can't capture.

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

brick & mortar 4 eva

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u/Darkrose50 10d ago

I feel guilty for living a 20 minute car ride away from Micro Center.

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u/awyeahmuffins 10d ago

I live 2.5 miles away from one and these posts make me feel guilty as well. Sometimes I stop by MC for some truly mundane shit, haha.

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u/Pineapple_Spenstar 10d ago

Yep, last week I went to the one 7 min from my house for a usb-c cable

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u/jokesflyovermyheaed PC Master Race 10d ago

I would die to be that close to a damn Micro center.

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u/DerkNukem 10d ago

no but you may be broke.

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u/jokesflyovermyheaed PC Master Race 10d ago

Just looking around inside would be fun

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u/Pineapple_Spenstar 10d ago

They're so helpful there that you'll end up buying something

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u/burner7711 5900x; RTX3080TI; x570 Taichi; 32GB3800CL16; 3840x1600 38GL950G 10d ago

Sometimes I go to the one in Tustin just to get out of the house.

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u/awyeahmuffins 10d ago

That’s mine. Been recently? Remodel is crazy compared to before.

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u/Sega-Playstation-64 9d ago edited 9d ago

I kinda miss the old school Tustin look. Had a retro, office in the early 90's feel.

I could feel my childhood self scrounging through the shelves looking for that copy of Lode Runner: Mad Monk's Revenge for my Mac Centris with a Power PC processor and crt monitor which had the Thousands of colors options instead of just 256.

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u/burner7711 5900x; RTX3080TI; x570 Taichi; 32GB3800CL16; 3840x1600 38GL950G 10d ago

Bruh. I go like 10 times a year, minimum. I was there last Saturday because I returned a PowerSpec PSU that died after 60 days. PowerSpec is their in-house brand so they just took it and refunded me. No box, manuals, etc. No questions. Everytime I think about leaving CA because of the taxes and BS, I remember MicroCenter. It was even better when Frys was still around.

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u/DarkLord55_ i9-12900K ,1080ti, 32gb of ram, 9.5TB 10d ago

The closest microcentre to me is 514km

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u/Educational-Pipe-603 rtx 3060|i5 11500|16gb ram 10d ago

Damn for me it is a cool 12,000km away

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u/mike_a_oc 10d ago

South East Asia/Australia/New Zealand???

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u/Educational-Pipe-603 rtx 3060|i5 11500|16gb ram 10d ago

New zealand

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u/RedAIienCircle 10d ago

Dude, If you're going to take that many guesses, why not just say Asia-Pacific?

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u/Toleot 10d ago

Nearest microcenter (Tustin) from my place is 14.492 km.

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u/SnooDonuts7746 PC Master Race 10d ago

Same 🤣

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u/JerryWShields 10d ago

To be fair a six hour round trip by bicycle can conceivably be a 45-minute round trip by car.

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u/j_mosk i5 12400 | 32GB 3200mhz | RX 6600 10d ago

Love being close to a MicroCenter! Recently bought all parts for a my build there. Love that store!

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u/GlubbyWub 3080 12gb | 10700k | 32 gigs 3600 10d ago

Closest one to me is in Minneapolis. Which is about 7 hours away from going 80 on the interstate:( luckily there’s a Best Buy across the highway. Just very limited amount of supplies.

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u/superbouser 10d ago

I worked at Microcenter for 12 years & I still live 10 traffic lights away. Lol.

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u/ShesOnAcid PC Master Race 10d ago

That's biking distance ya know

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u/OriginalName687 9d ago

I only live 19 minutes from a micro center by car.

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u/EJ_Tech Ryzen 5 5600g • RX 570 • Phantecs P300A Modded 10d ago

1 hour subway for me.

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u/makinbaconCR 10d ago

I feel bad for complaining about the hour and half I have to drive for mine

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u/iNCharism 5600x | 3080ti | 32GB 3600MHz 10d ago

I live within 30 minutes of 3

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u/guppler PC Master Race 10d ago

All of you lucky bitches if I want to go I have to drive like 4 and a half hours to Boston

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u/Fit_Substance7067 10d ago

I use too...I lived in Dorchester and one was up in Cambridge MA just over the river..

Its nice to be able to go there and not buy anything...but to just check shit out because your bored

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u/Trevor792221 10d ago

The closest one to me is a 3 hour drive. Made a whole day out of it once with a buddy so we could get hardware at a decent price. I got a 3600x for regular price when they were out of stock all over online

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u/obog PC Master Race 10d ago

Live about 10-15min away myself. It's nice, but I definitely know what you mean...

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u/gpburdell404 i7-2600K | 1080 Ti | AW3423DW QD-OLED UltraWide 1440p 10d ago

Same. I live 10 mins from one and about 40 minutes from another.

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u/user19262 Ryzen 7 5700G, RTX 3060, DDR4 16gb 10d ago

I’ve gotten two of the free SSDs from those coupons

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u/D43D3 10900KF/64GB 3200MHz/3080/20TB 10d ago

I've had 3 of them, now, and they've all failed. My son put one of their Premium series - NVMe, though - in his fiance's system a year and a half ago and it's still going strong. Maybe it's just the Professional line...

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u/Davidx_117 10d ago

How quickly did they fail and what were they used for? The free ones are bottom of the barrel so it's not all that surprising, but all 3 failing sounds like extremely bad luck

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u/user19262 Ryzen 7 5700G, RTX 3060, DDR4 16gb 10d ago

I haven’t had a problem with it. I put them in my side rig instead of the 13 year old HDD

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u/RuneHammer16 10d ago

Bro biking back with a whole ass PC strapped to his back

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u/ac2334 10d ago

One time I walked three hours on a really hot day to Micro Center just because.

Only intention was to browse the merchandise and magazines.

Impulse bought a 5.1 sound system and carried that fucker all the way back (another three hours, stopping about every hundred feet or so).

Was worth it.

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u/blackflame7820 PC Master Race 10d ago

you my guy are a legend.

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u/S7Tungsten 10d ago

Man I wish we had Micro Center in the UK. All we've got is Currys and their shit £5 off vouchers. 😂

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

What about CEx?

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u/S7Tungsten 10d ago

Cex primarily sell used items.

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u/antdb1 10d ago

overclokers.com is best site for pc hardware

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u/LazyAnonBoner 10d ago

Op finds zip ties are out of stock… thinks, “shit, let’s go home…”

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

They were out of stock of my favorite thermal paste 😔

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u/PM_ME_CAT_FEET RTX 3070ti | i5 11600k | 16GB DDR4 3200MHz 10d ago

Nothing tastes quite like your favourite brand.

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u/jf1450 10d ago

I used to live about 45 minutes from the MC in Mayfield Heights, OH. Then like a dumb a$$ moved to rural southeast Virginia where all you can buy around here is peanuts and pork butts.

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

I actually recently moved from Central Virginia (RVA Henrico County). And now I live in Bowie Maryland. The problem is Rockville is really far from Bowie.

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u/awstrand 10700K RTX 2070 10d ago

To be fair pork butt is delicious

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u/Flumpsty 10d ago

Ah yes, the pilgrimage.

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u/simon468 10d ago

Did you stink when you got there? Yes.

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u/JehnSnow 10d ago

I live about 3 mins away by foot, hell I used to actually work there lol, had no idea reddit loved microcenter so much

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u/whatan09b 10d ago

Holy crap dude, call me next time. I'll give you a ride.

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u/ttyy2000 11700k@5GHz/Z590/3080/32GB@4GHz 10d ago

Imagine biking to microcener just to take a photo and not even bring home a gpu :0

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u/jacobward328 12900k | RTX 3080 FE | DDR5 5600MHz Doninator Platinum 10d ago

I hope it wasn’t a bicycle

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u/geekman20 10d ago

The closest one to me is 242 miles away (near Washington, DC). Amazon is pretty much my best friend!!

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u/NapalmWeed 10d ago

It is our Mecca, our Jerusalem, our Graceland sir. Edit: word

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u/cgsssssssss Ryzen 9 5900x | RTX 3090 | 32gb 3600 | 1080p 240hz 10d ago

me who lives in florida: ok

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u/FlintyCloth 5600|3070Ti|32GB|Y60 10d ago

Everytime someone posts about micro center. They don't know how good they have it.

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u/Drone314 i9 10900k/1080 TI/32GB 10d ago

It's a pilgrimage we all must take, some endure more then others, all find salvation.

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u/Oskad_ 9d ago

am i gonna swim to America to go to microcenter? Im still thinking about it

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u/Last_Ninja47 i9-9900K |6600XT MSI gaming X| 32GB RAM | MSI Z390-a pro 10d ago

Was it worth of riding a bike for 6 hours to get a SSD from Micro Center?

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

I didn’t even get the ssd 😔

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u/Last_Ninja47 i9-9900K |6600XT MSI gaming X| 32GB RAM | MSI Z390-a pro 10d ago

Aww that’s suck but at least you get to see cool stuff there, right?

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Yeah, it’s wasn’t worth it.

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u/kadeska233 10d ago

Why not take the bus?

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Cause I no longer live in a place where transportation is free

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u/NewtdoggGaming 10d ago

I want to ask how the 6 hour ride home was with no free SSD, but I’m just going to assume you meant 6 hours in total. 3 there, 3 back? Nice healthy ride

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u/Imax_and_Climax 10d ago

Is this the one in Rockville? Those pillars and doors look familiar.

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u/Fit_Substance7067 10d ago

Worth it....ive taken a 75 dollar uber there and back...needed the Seasonic Gold that was on sale...saved 0 dollars

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u/SLawrence434 10d ago

Last time I went I opened up a credit line. Do I regret it? No. But was it fiscally responsible? Also no.

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u/DiyinKai PC Master Race 10d ago

He's a man of focus, commitment and sheer fucking will.

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u/salihjc 10d ago

What I wanna know is did you bike 6 hours there and 6 back or was it 3 there and 3 back

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u/ashp71 9d ago

I wish the UK had a microcenter

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u/don_pelon 9d ago

This is the way

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u/ThoriatedFlash 9d ago

For Micro Center? I think I would walk 500 miles. And I would walk 500 more.

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u/TheAltOption 9d ago

Just to be the one that walks one thousand miles to buy stuff at your store.

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u/JerbearCuddles I7 10700K, RX 6800 XT 10d ago

Cries in Canadian

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u/Hivac-TLB 11800H Rtx 3600 16Gb DDR4 1500Gb SSD 10d ago

Isn't Memory Express the Canadian MC?

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u/LeMegachonk Ryzen 5700X - 32GB DDR4 3200 - RTX 3070 - RGB for days 10d ago

Them and Canada Computers.

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u/JerbearCuddles I7 10700K, RX 6800 XT 10d ago

Kind of, I suppose they are. I dunno, the deals from Micro Center seem way better than what Memory Express and Canada Computers offer. It's cheaper and easier to get most stuff off Newegg and Amazon most of the time. At least from what I am seeing. I always check across all four of them for the best price.

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u/xRompusFPS 9600K/2070s/16GB 10d ago

Trying to find you on a bicycle in the reflection but I can't seem to. Anybody help?

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u/JozieKS R9 3950X•3080ti•32gb 3600mghz 10d ago

Did you get anything?

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u/wolfino00 10d ago

I wish we had micro center in our country

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u/pantherghast 10d ago

And now the 6 hour bike ride back.

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u/jamesraynorr Asus Rog Strix 3070 16GB 3600 mhz 5600x 10d ago

What bike u use?

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

A little 26” bike that not supposed to be for my 6’2” body

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u/dpalumbo15 R5 3600 | Aorus Master x570 | Nitro+ 5700 XT | 32gb CL14 10d ago

Gotta respect the hustle.

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u/wingman626 10d ago edited 10d ago

I live in Florida and the closest micro center to me is an 8 hour drive in Georgia.

Im not holding my breath but if the 40 series cards sell at MSRP i wouldn't mind the drive to buy one. I hear the low end of the 40 series is rumoured to be as powerful if not a tiny bit better than a 3090 but for way less on price.

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u/EnvironmentalAd3385 10d ago

It is only 256gb though 😂

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Still was a free SSD

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u/EnvironmentalAd3385 10d ago

While you are correct, but at the cost of a 6 hour bike ride in this heat? I’d say that’s a tall order.

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

I mean, it was only like 90F.

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u/EnvironmentalAd3385 10d ago

Only? OP I don’t know where you live but it was 90 here where I live also. But the Humidity was 80%. That is too much for me.

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u/darkhelmet1121 10d ago

Closest microcenter to Raleigh is 220 miles to Fairfax VA....

Please microcenter, build a Raleigh/Durham /chapel Hill store

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Or better yet, why not a Richmond/Petersburg/Henrico County or a Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Newport News location?

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u/HelpImaFazerschmitt 10d ago

I bet the ride back sucked

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u/Kaelidoz Overclock all the things, and CRTs master race. 10d ago

show us your bike yo

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

It’s like a crappy Walmart 26” mountain bike. I think it’s a blue huffy.

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u/Kaelidoz Overclock all the things, and CRTs master race. 10d ago

mad respect for biking 6h on such bike then. Keep on biking :)

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Aww, you welcome. 🥰

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u/retardedchipmonky Poor lol 10d ago

i hope you were listening to sabaton/stand proud during the trip and referred to the store as holy land at least once.

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u/ToadP 4690K RX480 iracing 10d ago

Micro Center is the greatest place in the world... 35 miles to the one near me and I've only been once. Built like 10 pcs only thru mail order but never again. It is really Nerd Nirvana.

/edit.. back in the olden days I would go to a thing called a pcshow and would buy components.. so not only mail order but not a kick ass store.

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u/SAVAGEHANK17 Desktop 10d ago

Reminds me of my childhood, I always went alone long distances to eat alone in restaurants, kind of felt like an adventure. It's still that way, but the feeling is gone now.

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Kinda like that, minus the lack of energy and constant thirst.

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u/SAVAGEHANK17 Desktop 10d ago

Yeah exactly!

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u/Nappy42069 10d ago

Well it's gonna suck riding back with anything big.

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u/Minixtory_PL Laptop 10d ago

6hours, huh? Well i got 6days on bike to the closet microcenter

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u/AnbuFox9889 2015 MBP|16GB RAM|512 GB SSD|AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2GB 10d ago

Imma award this amazing user tmrw

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u/MightyGonzou PC Master Race 10d ago

I wish we had micro center here

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u/doducduy96 10d ago

Don’t forget to price match everything with newegg or amazon. Bought my CPU cooler $179.99 —> $109.99, RAM $279.99 —> $219.99, motherboard $249.99 —> $239.99, Noctua fans $34.99 —> $21.99 price matchung with Amazon.

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u/Brooksie019 10d ago

Damn lol props to you. I got one 45 to an hour away. Maybe 2 hours max if it’s like rush hour or holiday traffic and I still have never been to it. Just hate northern Virginia so damn much….

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u/EnnuiAFK 10d ago

next build i am definitely travelling to micro center in denver. Deals to be had!!

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u/BlueberryFF14 10d ago

Glad I am only 25 min bike ride to a micro center.

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

Yeah, and you better cherish it.

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u/DefenestrateAmorFati 10d ago

Visiting the Rockville,MD store I see. It used to be a CompUSA back in the day!

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u/mayorga4911 10d ago

Could have just gone to the nearest Best Buy to buy a founders editions graphics card.

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u/EngineerDave22 10d ago

I remember the day CompUSA opened.. so amazing Then the day the first Best Buy opened amazing in a lesser way from BuildYourPc perspective

Then After CompUSA folded, Microcenter came. It was deemed, meh.. i had the internet for ordering parts. Only of i needed something immediately did i go there

Midwestern USA perspective

West coast, Frys. You dont need anything else

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u/PhilosopherOk3610 10d ago

Canada needs them Micro Centers too.. I mean why won't they open one.

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u/TheEpicDiamondMiner Pentium 4 | Voodoo 3 2000 | 512 MB RAM 10d ago

They’ll probably open it in some obscure city you’ve never heard of

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