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Budget AMD or Intel Based Gaming PC Around AUD$600

Hey Guys,
I'm looking to purchase a new computer on a tight budget around AUD$600 with shipping included. I would mainly use it for GMod, MC (SEUS Shaders and 128 Resource pack), Planetside 2, Civ 5, Anno 2070, oh and some school work but any computer can handle that *cough* Intel Core 2 Duo computers at school *cough* lol. I would like 8 GB RAM, GTX 660 and preferably Intel since I understand a bit about them but happy to opt for AMD if that's better. If you guys could please suggest some specs lists, I've had trouble getting it under $700. See below.

Thanks
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($131.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock B75 PRO3-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($72.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($225.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($55.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $832.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 20:23 EST+1100)
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    So that looks good build. AsRock is not best mobo for intel 1155.
    If Gigabyte B75 D3H is same price tahe it.

    This is AMD build 8 core. Bit over the budget but maybe worth it.
    Of you want cheaper just look 4 core cpu. Then you can upgrade later 8 core if you want better cpu.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($155.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.00 @ Scorptec)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Total: $910.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 00:26 EST+1100)
  2. AxlFone said:
    So that looks good build. AsRock is not best mobo for intel 1155.
    If Gigabyte B75 D3H is same price tahe it.

    This is AMD build 8 core. Bit over the budget but maybe worth it.
    Of you want cheaper just look 4 core cpu. Then you can upgrade later 8 core if you want better cpu.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($155.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.00 @ Scorptec)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 335 Upgraded ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Total: $910.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 00:26 EST+1100)


    Thanks but my budget is around $600 not $900, but thanks for you help.
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