Total Amount with Taxes in Canadian Dollars as of August 24 2020

I have been asked by many students over the years what specs they should get for a home workstation PC. I usually answer this question based on their budget.

This is my build for a $3000 budget. I usually invest a little more in things like Monitors, Keyboard, Mouse & Tablet as these things tend to outlive the workstation itself.

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler



Price – $429.99

Motherboard
MSI ProSeries AMD Ryzen 2ND and 3rd Gen AM4 M.2 USB 3 DDR4 D-Sub DVI HDMI Micro-ATX Motherboard (B450M PRO-VDH Max)

Price – $150.55

Ram
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16 LED Desktop Memory, Black



Price – $257.99

Storage 1 – Nuke Localize/Cache Drive
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal PC SSD – SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280, Up to 560 MB/s – WDS500G2B0B


Price – $79.99

GPU
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 128-Bit HDMI/DP 4GB GDRR6 HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1650 D6 Gaming X)

Price – $241.76

PSU
Cooler Master MPY-6501-AFAAG-US MWE 650 Gold Full Modular, 80+ Gold Certified 650W Power Supply, 5 Year Warranty


Price – $144.99

Case
NZXT H510 Compact Atx Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case, Front I/O USB Type-C Port, Tempered Glass Side Panel,Cable Management System

Price – $99.99

Storage 2 – OS / Data Drive
WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal PC SSD – SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5″/7mm, Up to 560 MB/s – WDS100T2B0A


Price – $139.99

Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 2019 Edition – Thermal Compound Paste – Carbon Based High Performance – Heatsink Paste – Thermal Compound CPU for All Coolers, Thermal Interface Material – High Durability – 4 Grams


Price – $11.81

Monitor
BenQ 27″ 2560×1440 QHD IPS Designer Monitor (PD2700Q), 100% Rec. 709 and sRGB, CAD/CAM, Animation, Darkroom, Low Blue Light, Flicker-Free , 60Hz refresh rate, Black


Price – $399.99

Keyboard
Das Keyboard 4 Root Soft Tactile Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Keyboard



Price – $209 + $25.08 Import Fees Deposit

Mouse
Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse – Graphite



Price – $123.35

Tablet
Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphics Drawing Tablet with Bonus Software Included, 10.4″ X 7.8″, Black (CTL6100WLK0)

Price – $279.95

OS
Windows 10 Home





Price – $189