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$750 AUD First Time Build, inc. Monitor and OS

Hey! I am planning on building a gaming based computer. My budget is about $750 including a monitor and OS.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month.
Budget Range: $650 - $800 Including a monitor and OS
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing the net, Watching Movies (not so much but I will do it sometimes)
Preferred Websites for Parts: Anything in Australia; Mwave, PCcasegear, etc,.
Location: Australia, Sydney
Parts Preferences: Don't care
Overclocking: Probably Not
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: The monitor I plan to get is 1920 x 1080


Ok so I already have a build in mind, this is what i have so far:

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2z6AX

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $139.00 PCCaseGear

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $79.00 Mwave Australia

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $60.99 Mwave Australia

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 CPL Online

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card $99.00 CPL Online

Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.00 CPL Online

Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $59.00 CPL Online

Total: $559.99


The monitor I plan on getting is the ASUS VS247HR 23.6" 2ms HDMI Full HD LED Monitor.

So basically what I would like to know is can i make this build cheaper. With the case it is not set in stone I am still kind of looking around. I really like the look of the Cougar Volant Black Mid Tower. And yeh so if anyone has any advice or suggestions they would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
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  1. Well mate first things first, u got 4gb of ram, now high end games like BF4 Crysis 3 ACblack flag will suffer if they have under 8gb of ram avaiable at 1080p, not sure what games u want to play
    Next: U got a micro-atx motherboard on a Mid tower case, i mean its not a big deal but u got a motherboard designed for a micro atx case on a mid case and that simply means u got a lot of room, most ppl use ATX boards on mid tower cases to take full potential but this one is just fine
    If u want to make it cheaper i first have to ask what kind of games u are going to use it for...........
  2. Portuguesetechie said:
    Well mate first things first, u got 4gb of ram, now high end games like BF4 Crysis 3 ACblack flag will suffer if they have under 8gb of ram avaiable at 1080p, not sure what games u want to play
    Next: U got a micro-atx motherboard on a Mid tower case, i mean its not a big deal but u got a motherboard designed for a micro atx case on a mid case and that simply means u got a lot of room, most ppl use ATX boards on mid tower cases to take full potential but this one is just fine
    If u want to make it cheaper i first have to ask what kind of games u are going to use it for...........


    Ok well I would like to play games like AC black flag, COD Ghosts and stuff like Watch Dogs when it comes out so I guess I need 8gb ram now. What would you recommend?

    Thanks heaps for your help!
  3. Well i just want to make sure of one thing, u do know that with the HD7770 u wont be playing BF4 at ultra with decent FPSs dont u? http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/battlefield_4_vga_graphics_performance_benchmark,7.html look at your resolution the HD 7970 only gets 30 fpss at ultra
    now if u want to stay with this build then u must understand that u wil be playing stuff at low-medium, maybe some at high settings, now if u could get 200 AUD for the GPU like a r9 270x or a GTX 760 u would be much better
    to the CPU i would not touch, its a good budget one, as for the Ram i would suggest u get 8gb of ram if u are making that GPU upgrade if u arent just stick with 4gb because u wont need 8gb on low/med settings :( sorry to break it to you like this
  4. Yeh I knew this build would never be able to max out settings or anything. But now what I am wondering is if maybe I should wait so I can increase my budget? What would you do? Keep in mind I am not a massive gamer or anything an I am only young so I don't have the cash rolling in but I don't want to spend a whole heap of money on a computer that is well... Shit.
  5. Mate my advise to u is wait, specially because you are not a massive gamer,when u do enter gaming hardcore style and start playing a lot u will want to play at max settings u will want to be pride of your 'machine' :P, my advise to u is wait and gain your money, slowly sure, but its worth it, you dont need to rush in and build your first pc..........keep researching :) see if u can get a bigger budget and wait for big sale weeks like Black friday /Xmas/ Boxing day
  6. Portuguesetechie said:
    Mate my advise to u is wait, specially because you are not a massive gamer,when u do enter gaming hardcore style and start playing a lot u will want to play at max settings u will want to be pride of your 'machine' :P, my advise to u is wait and gain your money, slowly sure, but its worth it, you dont need to rush in and build your first pc..........keep researching :) see if u can get a bigger budget and wait for big sale weeks like Black friday /Xmas/ Boxing day


    Ok, no problem. Thanks heaps for your help I really appreciate it! What would be a decent budget to aim for that would allow me to play those high end games at good settings?
  7. Well a gamer's speed spot is normally the 1000 budget margin for the tower and the components inside
    so u can get a 300 dollar GPU like GTX 770 or r9 280x
    a 200-250 dollar CPU like an FX 8350 or an I5 4670k
    8gb of RAM
    and a good motherboard
  8. Portuguesetechie said:
    Well a gamer's speed spot is normally the 1000 budget margin for the tower and the components inside
    so u can get a 300 dollar GPU like GTX 770 or r9 280x
    a 200-250 dollar CPU like an FX 8350 or an I5 4670k
    8gb of RAM
    and a good motherboard


    Ok sounds good thanks heaps for your help! By any chance would you be able to do a quick PCPartPicker list for when I do end up buying my computer? If you can would you be able to do it in the Australian "version"?

    Thanks heaps for your help I really appreciate it!
  9. Best answer
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2zpFH here mate, now do understand that that build is at 1.1k but u can get a cheaper PSU from XFX, partpicker doesnt have much PSU choice also the ram seems to be a little expensive in AUD
    If u want to reduce a bit go for the GTX 760
    This build is just a guideline :)
  10. Awesome thanks heaps! :pt1cable:
  11. :P no problem
  12. Portuguesetechie said:
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2zpFH here mate
    This build is just a guideline :)

    He didn't put a monitor and o.s. in here,so keep that in mind.

    Something like the next would for just $100 more,
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2zqOg
  13. Vic 40 said:
    Portuguesetechie said:
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2zpFH here mate
    This build is just a guideline :)

    He didn't put a monitor and o.s. in here,so keep that in mind.

    Something like the next would for just $100 more,
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2zqOg


    Yeh I already knew that. But thank you very much
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