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Jumping Ship from Mac to PC - Hold my Hand Please!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

I can honestly say that the sole purpose I now have this innate desire to build a PC is from watching LTT videos as often as they are released for a few months now since stumbling on them. However, being of a younger generation (born in the late 80's), I have been indoctrinated with Mac's as that's been the only type of computer in my household and has spilled into the family business where they are used exclusively for custom cabinetry designing and so on.

 

So, I've attempted to put together some parts lists, but I figured I could probably get a good jump start from here. Here's the criteria and potential uses.

 

Budget: $800-$1,200 CAD (not including peripherals)

Primary Use: Gaming (new to PC gaming as well, I haven't gamed on a computer in probably 10 years. Mostly played RTS from Blizzard, bit of Diablo, COD way back in the day)

Secondary Uses: Hobbyist 3D (architectural mainly, played with sketchup a bit) - potential for CAD type software for building custom cabinetry systems - eventually learning how to port that into our CNC as a hobby. As well as web browsing, content consumption via Netflix and Youtube, etc.

Hardware question: Do I need to buy something separate if I wanted wifi and Bluetooth? Thinking wireless for peripherals as this set-up will be in my garage/workshop where I'll be doing a pivot Vesa mount off the wall so I can move the monitor around away from the desk when I need it for other things.

 

So I'm hoping other people here smarter than me can give me a list to start on for a build? I've been thinking AMD, I don't know if the newest chips are necessary, I've read enough about the 3600 ones to see bits about having issues with x470 motherboards (way out of my league attempting to address these types of things!), is having the newest ones worthwhile bang for buck? Or would I be better off with the next newest gen of chips?

 

Side note: It may be tacky, but honestly I wouldn't mind a little RGB in my life, that's about as wild as I get these days!

 

Keep in mind I have NEVER built a PC before, am drowning in Apple products like no ones business, so with that, any help would be appreciated! :)

 

 

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($194.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($89.25 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($92.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card  ($454.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-05 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: Antec VP PLUS 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($53.82 @ Vuugo) 
Monitor: LG 24GL600F-B 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor  ($198.54 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $1214.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($198.90 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler  ($39.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($159.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Mushkin Enhanced Helix-L 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  ($399.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Walmart) 
Power Supply: *EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($70.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1194.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($262.95 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($108.20 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($53.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($53.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Lexar NM600 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($64.99 @ Powertop) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card  ($454.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Memory Express) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $1193.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 01:18 EDT-0400


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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I'll recommend something like this instead...

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($262.95 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada) Supports BIOS flashback
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($96.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($77.19 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  ($519.99 @ Memory Express) Placeholder for AIB varient
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Memory Express) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $1182.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 04:09 EDT-0400


PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 5 2600 - ASRock B450 Pro4 - G.Skill Trident Z (8x2 3000MHz) - Intel 660p Series 512GB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - NZXT H500i - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial BX500 480GB - MSI RX 570 GAMING X - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 8GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Seagate Barracuda TB

 

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3 hours ago, adams said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($198.90 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler  ($39.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($159.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Mushkin Enhanced Helix-L 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  ($399.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Walmart) 
Power Supply: *EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($70.88 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1194.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 01:06 EDT-0400

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PRIMARY PC

Ryzen 5 2600 - ASRock B450 Pro4 - G.Skill Trident Z (8x2 3000MHz) - Intel 660p Series 512GB - Seagate Barracuda 2TB - MSI GeForce GTX980Ti LIGHTNING - NZXT H500i - Super Flower Leadex ll Gold 650 Watt

 

SECONDARY PC

Xeon X5680 - Asus SABERTOOTH X58 - Crucial (4x2 1333MHz) - Crucial BX500 480GB - MSI RX 570 GAMING X - Cougar MX330 - EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650 Watt

 

LAPTOP

Acer Nitro 5 - 7300HQ - 8GB DDR4 2133MHz - GTX 1050Ti - Intel 600p Series 256GB - Seagate Barracuda TB

 

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PCPartPicker Part List:

 

 

X570 boards are a bit pricey but they'll come in handy if you every upgrade to a new Ryzen CPU, plus PCIe 4.0's nice

I wouldn't buy a RX 5700 XT yet because the thermals on the stock reference card is literal fire, if you're going to do some heavy workloads then stay away.

 

 

I noticed that nobody actually included a wireless network card, so I put one in. This Gigabyte adapter should be able to handle Bluetooth 4.2 as well so your wireless peripherals should work fine. (You technically can get a cheap bluetooth USB stick but those are cheap and probably will not last long, and they use up a USB port)

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17 hours ago, Jumped Ship said:

Thanks everyone! This is great!

 

Also, @realpetertdm, thanks for including a wifi network card. So it does double duty and does Bluetooth as well?

Yes, it should do both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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23 hours ago, realpetertdm said:

 

 

I noticed that nobody actually included a wireless network card, so I put one in. This Gigabyte adapter should be able to handle Bluetooth 4.2 as well so your wireless peripherals should work fine. (You technically can get a cheap bluetooth USB stick but those are cheap and probably will not last long, and they use up a USB port)

I already picked a board with wifi. The phantom gaming 4 has a crappy VRM and the m12ii is ancient.


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2 hours ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

I already picked a board with wifi. The phantom gaming 4 has a crappy VRM and the m12ii is ancient.

 

2 hours ago, Herman Mcpootis said:

I already picked a board with wifi. The phantom gaming 4 has a crappy VRM and the m12ii is ancient.

I do think a $150 X570 board will be better then a B450M board, even with a "crappy VRM". What do you mean by "m12ii"?

 

Also a separate PCI network card is going have better speeds, and my one supports bluetooth.

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1 minute ago, realpetertdm said:

 

I do think a $150 X570 board will be better then a B450M board, even with a "crappy VRM".

it's crappy for the price. the X570-P would be a better choice. not that it would matter much anyways when a half decent B450 board is more than enough for a 3600.

 

2 minutes ago, realpetertdm said:

What do you mean by "m12ii"?

the PSU is ancient. a corsair CX or coolermaster masterwatt are much better.

4 minutes ago, realpetertdm said:

Also a separate PCI network card is going have better speeds

this still depends on the module itself...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Was it the 450 boards that had issues with the new 3 series? I don’t have other pcs other than apple products so I don’t know if I’m equipped to do the tinkering to make them work. There’s a 450 max or something now that’s supposed to have fixed that isn’t there?

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57 minutes ago, Jumped Ship said:

Was it the 450 boards that had issues with the new 3 series? I don’t have other pcs other than apple products so I don’t know if I’m equipped to do the tinkering to make them work. There’s a 450 max or something now that’s supposed to have fixed that isn’t there?

B450 boards need a bios update first before you can use zen 2 CPUs, the B450M/AC is an exception and the MSI MAX boards already havr updated BIOSes.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 8/14/2019 at 10:19 PM, Herman Mcpootis said:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($262.95 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($108.20 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($53.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($53.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Lexar NM600 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($64.99 @ Powertop) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.75 @ Vuugo) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card  ($454.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Memory Express) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master MasterWatt 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Total: $1193.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-15 01:18 EDT-0400

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Do I need a cooler to go with this? Newbie question I know...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Equivalent Nvidia GPU perhaps? Just read a lot about how hot and noisy the 5700 is. My PC will be in a warmer garage in the summer so I don't want any cooling issues.

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3 minutes ago, Jumped Ship said:

Equivalent Nvidia GPU perhaps? Just read a lot about how hot and noisy the 5700 is. My PC will be in a warmer garage in the summer so I don't want any cooling issues.

have a look at 2060 or 2070

 

or if u dont mind second hand look around for a 1080/ti


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2 hours ago, Jumped Ship said:

Question - Do I need a CPU cooler for this build?

 

It's already included.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

How does this look? Will I have any issues with physical space in the case? Anything that is overkill or bottleneck?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jumped Ship said:

How does this look? Will I have any issues with physical space in the case? Anything that is overkill or bottleneck?

Dunno why you're getting an M-itx board with a m-atx case. Get the B450M/AC if you really want wifi.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay thanks for the help. I got kind of lost looking at boards, I just want to avoid the bios flash issue as I only have access to apple computers typically. Is there one you’d suggest that has wifi and bluetooth?

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9 minutes ago, Jumped Ship said:

Okay thanks for the help. I got kind of lost looking at boards, I just want to avoid the bios flash issue as I only have access to apple computers typically. Is there one you’d suggest that has wifi and bluetooth?

the board i mentioned already has wifi and bluetooth and doesn't need BIOS updates.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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