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Hi,
I am looking to build a PC that is fairly small and can do gaming, work and video editing. The games that will be run are Battlefield 4 and others at such. It has to be able to run programs such as Microsoft word and adobe after effects. I have put together a build that I think might suit my needs. Please make suggestions to the build and help me out. My budget is around the $1400 Au. Also I need a good 23 inch monitor for $300 Au at the max that will be good for gaming.
Thankyou very much.

Build Link: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Nickthegamer312/saved/2Ks2
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  1. Adobe products utilize Nvidia GPUs faster than AMD's cards. Plus, there was no way you can get a high end system with an i7 at your budget. I also added an extra 8GB to your build, as you video edit, you need that room to render faster. Such a shame there is a high tax on components in your country. Here is my build for you -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($245.00 @ CPL Online)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($105.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($389.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Cooler Master N600 Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($155.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1398.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 00:54 EST+1100)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($349.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Silverstone SST-PS07W (White) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ CPL Online)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1258.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 02:34 EST+1100)
  3. PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Yfq8
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Yfq8/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Yfq8/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($348.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1168.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 02:54 EST+1100)

    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1JrP
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1JrP/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1JrP/benchmarks/

    Monitor: Asus PA238Q 23.0" Monitor ($275.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Total: $275.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 06:30 EST+1100)
  4. You guys do know the guy wants a good 23" monitor right?
  5. dottorrent said:
    You guys do know the guy wants a good 23" monitor right?


    :pfff: sorry i didn't noticed before.Thanks for heads up :D
  6. Nickthegamer312 said:
    Hi,
    I am looking to build a PC that is fairly small and can do gaming, work and video editing. The games that will be run are Battlefield 4 and others at such. It has to be able to run programs such as Microsoft word and adobe after effects. I have put together a build that I think might suit my needs. Please make suggestions to the build and help me out. My budget is around the $1400 Au. Also I need a good 23 inch monitor for $300 Au at the max that will be good for gaming.
    Thankyou very much.

    Build Link: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Nickthegamer312/saved/2Ks2


    for just gaming and editing (Not 3D modeling and heavy rendering) you can have a 8 core AMD cheaper better solution too.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YkTK
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YkTK/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YkTK/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($166.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1043.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 06:43 EST+1100)

    One more with GTX 780 Beast :D

    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YkZP
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YkZP/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YkZP/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($166.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($729.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1373.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 06:46 EST+1100)

    Intel i7 solution with R9 280x
    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Yl5v
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Yl5v/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Yl5v/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($348.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1353.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 06:49 EST+1100)
    Now choice is yours mate :d
  7. Thanks for all your replys!
    I have a couple questions. The first one is that I have always been told that you should get an i7 core for video editing also what do you mean by you can't get a i7 with your budget? Do you mean that it is to much when you could replace the saved money with say ram?
    Also my bad, I thought the gtx770 was a lot more than the r9 280x. That's why I went with that.
    Thankyou very much
  8. Yes, that is what I meant.
  9. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Thanks for all your replys!
    I have a couple questions. The first one is that I have always been told that you should get an i7 core for video editing also what do you mean by you can't get a i7 with your budget? Do you mean that it is to much when you could replace the saved money with say ram?
    Also my bad, I thought the gtx770 was a lot more than the r9 280x. That's why I went with that.
    Thankyou very much


    first of all GTX 770 and GTX 780 are the most powerful GPUs after titan.
    R9 280x is nothing more but a HD7970 (renamed) not even a single bit different than that.
    it is true you should get i7 for video related work.but it was totally true untill FX-8xxx series came in market it has physical 8 cores .
    Yeah. it has little bit weaker cores then intel i7 but its like 100 and 95 difference trust me with a gtx 780 and 8 gb ram you can over run this difference.i have tested it my self 1 month ago and results where awesome.
    i'd tested in After effects , premier pro , and photoshop.CC. Also in AVS video edition and Majix audio rendering too.
    Remember to select the best answer that will help other to make quick selection :D
  10. Thanks for the answer,
    In the fx-8000 series what would be the equivalent to a i7-4770?
    Thankyou
  11. dottorrent said:
    Yes, that is what I meant.


    Holy Cow...did you noticed TAX man ...it's nightmare .
    and plz explain a little how adobe utilize Nvidia Gpu more then AMD.
    i'm totally blank in this thing..in real time i noticed that but theoretically i don't know reason.
    Plz advise.
  12. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Thanks for the answer,
    In the fx-8000 series what would be the equivalent to a i7-4770?
    Thankyou

    Fx-8350 is the highest till now.
    its not truly equal but its like 100 and 97 but with other good parts you can make it 100 and 100.
    but for a low price good performance Fx-8320 is just fine.its slightly low then Fx-8350. both have 8 cores
  13. Wow didn't realise it was that much cheaper! Could you please suggest a mobo to go with it that is good. Preferably a micro atx mobo because I would like to get the corsair 350D as a case. Thankyou
  14. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Wow didn't realise it was that much cheaper! Could you please suggest a mobo to go with it that is good. Preferably a micro atx mobo because I would like to get the corsair 350D as a case. Thankyou


    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmdU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmdU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmdU/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $877.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 07:27 EST+1100)
  15. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Wow didn't realise it was that much cheaper! Could you please suggest a mobo to go with it that is good. Preferably a micro atx mobo because I would like to get the corsair 350D as a case. Thankyou


    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ymhm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ymhm/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ymhm/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.00 @ CPL Online)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1012.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 07:29 EST+1100)
    With corsair Power supply
  16. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Wow didn't realise it was that much cheaper! Could you please suggest a mobo to go with it that is good. Preferably a micro atx mobo because I would like to get the corsair 350D as a case. Thankyou


    With FX-8350 :D

    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ymmr
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ymmr/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ymmr/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($225.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.00 @ CPL Online)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23.0" Monitor ($185.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1237.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 07:32 EST+1100)
  17. Ok so how is this? Will it be able to play games such as battlefield 4 whilst recording?
    Thanks for your help!
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmyO
  18. Also I am a bit confused about what it is good monitor. Could someone please help me to find a good one. I have looked at the mx239h is that any good?
    Thankyou
  19. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Ok so how is this? Will it be able to play games such as battlefield 4 whilst recording?
    Thanks for your help!
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmyO


    hahahah. BF-4? this rig will rip off the soul of BF-4
    :D
  20. Best answer
    Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Also I am a bit confused about what it is good monitor. Could someone please help me to find a good one. I have looked at the mx239h is that any good?
    Thankyou


    with best in line monitor.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmTc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmTc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1YmTc/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($225.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.00 @ CPL Online)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Monitor: Asus PA238Q 23.0" Monitor
    Total: $1052.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 07:49 EST+1100)
  21. Hey thanks for all your help I think that solves just about everything but was the very first build that I posted any good?
    Thankyou
  22. Ultimategameranfilmer said:
    Hey thanks for all your help I think that solves just about everything but was the very first build that I posted any good?
    Thankyou

    your welcome mate .
    Pick best answer by clicking the tab "select as solution" that will help others to make quick selection from your country.
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