Need help with picking parts [1st build]

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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  1. Fill out the template in the link below and post back.
  2. 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 :)
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Best answer
    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.
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