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December 6, 2013 2:44:56 AM

Hey guys, I really want to build a gaming pc, but I need advice on what parts to get. I need a monitor, OS and possibly a mouse/keyboard. I'm literally starting from scratch.

Here's what I've got so far; it includes OS, monitor, mouse/keyboard:

I would like to run games such as BF4/Bioshock Infinite/Dead Island/COD/Far Cry etc. on decent settings with good FPS.

Please tell me; 1. If it's all compatible
and 2. If there's anything better I can get for the price or anything I can remove to lower costs without reducing performance.


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December 6, 2013 3:36:52 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Some time in December hopefully.

Budget Range: $800-1200 AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any Australian site.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Parts Preferences: AMD processor due to the cost (I guess)

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not.

Your Monitor Resolution: I want to buy a 1920 x 1080 monitor also included in the budget.

Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice, maybe a case that comes with an LED fan? I'd also like to run high-demanding games like BF4 on decent settings (med-high should be fine), and maybe ultra for other games like BF3, Bioshock infinite etc.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to move from console to PC.

Thanks :) 
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December 6, 2013 3:48:26 AM

The parts you've selected seem reasonable. I'd suggest going for low profile ram so it doesn't interfere with the cooler. I'd like to see a better GPU in there as well.
December 6, 2013 3:53:41 AM

I've switched RAM to kingston blu 2x4G, are they low profile?

Also, I'm on a tight budget so what GPU would you recommend?

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December 6, 2013 3:58:46 AM

They appear to be, yes.

GPU's a difficult one, could do with having another $150 in the budget. Then you could step up to something like a 770 or 280x which would give you much better performance in games.

Could also try the 270x at $35 more.