Question Upgrading from Imac 2011 to pc for 3D modeling,

Jul 23, 2019
I have been on a mac for 10 years , never had a prob until I got into Blender....Need a PC upgrade, I'm an oldie with not much PC savvy, when it comes to picking parts it feels like I have been dropped in the jungle, stark naked....I have come up with this build and would really appreciate any feedback from one of you guru's, thanks

Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) Perfect for most people with all the core features of Windows 10 including: automatic updates, Cortana and DirectX 12 graphics support (No Recovery Media)

Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Case Upgrades (Fans and Lighting): Maximum Airflow with 3 x 120mm LED Coloured Cooling Fans for your selected case (Blue Colour) (Fans Only (no upgrade))

Cyberpower Noise Reduction Technology: Cyberpower Sound Absorbing Foam -- reducing audible noise transmitted through solid case panels by up to 75%, and more(1)

CPU (Processor): AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - 12-Core 3.80GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo - 64MB L3 Cache Processor, Pro OC Compatible (No On-board Graphics)

CPU Freebies: AMD 2019 Xbox Game Pass for PC Game Bundle

CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H45 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator, Extreme OC Compatible (Corsair CPU Water Cooling, Extreme OC Compatible)

Motherboard: MSI X570-A Pro: ATX w/ RGB, PCIe 4.0, USB 3.2, SATA3, 2x M.2

Memory (RAM): 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/2400mhz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)

Graphics Card (GPU): MSI GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB - Ray Tracing Technology, DX12®, VR Ready, HDMI, DP, 4 Monitor Support (Single Card)

Graphics Card Freebies: NVIDIA Super Bundle (Wolfenstein Youngblood and Control)

PSU (Power Supply): Cooler Master MWE V2 650W 80+ Gaming Power Supply

M.2 SSD Drive: 256GB (1x256GB) Intel 760p M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD - 3210MB/s Read & 1315MB/s Write (Single Drive)

Hard Drive (HDD & SSHD): 1TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (1 Drive)

Internal USB Hub: Built-in USB Ports
Wireless Networking: Intel® Wireless 9260 Wi-Fi 802.11ac Dual Band (2.4 GHz & 5GHz) up to 1.73Gbps w/ PCI-E Adapter & Dual Antennas

Wired Networking: ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT -- As standard on all PCs

Monitor: 24" Samsung S24D330H 1ms 1920x1080, D-sub & HDMI Black Full HD LED Gaming Monitor (Single Monitor)

Speakers: Logitech S150 2.0 Digital USB Speaker Set (BLACK Colour)

Keyboard: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Logitech Cordless MK270 Desktop Keyboard & Laser Mouse



For the cooling, either get a 240/360mm AIO or a high end air cooler. Ram, get DDR4-3200MHz dual channel ram kit. Get a better quality PSU, the MWE isn't exactly what I'd call, reliable. Seasonic make some good quality units. I'd look at the Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 drive.