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November 6, 2013 12:36:31 AM

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/2...

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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 5:54:20 AM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 7:34:27 AM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 7:55:09 AM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 9:53:08 AM

You guys do know the guy wants a good 23" monitor right?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 11:32:23 AM

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 
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 11:45:09 AM

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/2...


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 
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November 6, 2013 11:50:03 AM

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
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 11:57:42 AM

Yes, that is what I meant.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 12:01:03 PM

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 

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November 6, 2013 12:04:16 PM

Thanks for the answer,
In the fx-8000 series what would be the equivalent to a i7-4770?
Thankyou
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 12:06:25 PM

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.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 12:09:16 PM

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
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November 6, 2013 12:18:53 PM

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
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 12:28:07 PM

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)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 12:30:48 PM

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
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November 6, 2013 12:33:06 PM

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)
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November 6, 2013 12:42:53 PM

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
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November 6, 2013 12:48:59 PM

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 
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a b 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 12:50:39 PM

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)
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November 6, 2013 1:01:36 PM

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
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November 6, 2013 1:10:52 PM

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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