Heyo, just wanted to give an update. I didn't go through with building a PC for awhile cause I was moving around a lot (5 diff places in the past year). Finally got settled into a new home with the wife though and my Macbook kicked the bucket after 7 years.
So I used fp4's build that he linked me with a few changes ( different case, graphics card, and power supply). Working great and really happy I went through with it. So thanks to all who posted helping me out. Moving forward with the thread, is there any adivce anyone has on using Windows (I have only ever used Apple products).
It's exciting to hear that you have your own house now
I'm really happy for you. I'm about to sign my first apartment lease very soon which is exciting.
Is there anything specific you would like to know about PC? Honestly, I've switched from a PC to a Mac a while back for college. You shouldn't have huge problems getting used to it but there are a few things you should realize.
When I used a Mac, I never had to worry about anti-virus software. To my knowledge, I have never received a virus. On Windows, you should install one. People typically use AVG or Malwarebytes as free software, but I personally used Kaspersky when I had a PC.
There's not too much else I can tell you as I haven't used Windows in years. Since you built the PC, I also highly recommend downloading the latest drivers for your hardware. I am not sure if you've already done this, but it can help make your computer faster (especially if you want to play video games).