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Need help building/buying a good gaming pc! (Around $800 would be perfect)

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February 1, 2014 9:19:24 PM

Hey guys, i need help trying to build/buy the best gaming PC possible for around $800, I already have a screen, mouse and keyboard. I would like to be able to play the popular games such as Day Z:Standalone.
I've been looking at this PC but i'm not sure if it's good or not, it had Windows 8 installed and is $800;

AMD FX-4300 BLACK Edition 4 Core Design 3.80Ghz / 4.0Ghz Turbo Core Socket AM3+
Motherboard Featuring the following
16x PCI Express Slot, DDR3 Memory, PCI Slot
8gig DDR3 A-Grade Memory DUAL CHANNEL Capable
Onboard 5.1 Channel (or better) Hi Definition Audio
LAN 10/100/1000, USB 3.0, SATA3, COM and LPT Ports
LATEST High Performance ATI 7750 Based PCIexpress GAMING Video card
SATA-3 Ultra FAST 120gig SSD (Solid State Drive) Hard Drive (BOOT DRIVE)
SATA-3 500gig Hard Drive (GAME/STORAGE)
QUALITY Gaming Case ATX Tower (STYLE VARIES BASED ON STOCK AT HAND)
SATA DVD DUAL LAYER Burner DVD/ DVDRW / CD / CDRW
Latest Wireless network support (No more wires!!)

I also live in Australia, Any help would be greatly appreciated! :) 
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2014 9:39:33 PM

You might price out those parts and see how much the bundle is saving/costing you.

My take is that the graphics card is underpowered for the cpu.
I like to see a 2:1 ratio of graphics to cpu budget for a balanced gamer.

Love the inclusion of a ssd.
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a c 326 4 Gaming
February 1, 2014 9:40:12 PM

here it is

FX 6300 six cores
Radeon 270X (performs slightly below GTX 760)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($269.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.21 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $862.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 16:39 EST+1100)
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February 1, 2014 9:55:36 PM

AMD Radeon said:
here it is

FX 6300 six cores
Radeon 270X (performs slightly below GTX 760)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($269.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.21 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $862.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 16:39 EST+1100)


That looks perfect but i was just wondering if it comes with Windows 7/8 (don't mind) and does it cost heaps to get shipped to Australia?
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a c 326 4 Gaming
February 1, 2014 10:07:57 PM

hadster10 said:

That looks perfect but i was just wondering if it comes with Windows 7/8 (don't mind) and does it cost heaps to get shipped to Australia?


those items are from australian store, check it out
you can add OS yourself
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/os/#sort=a3
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February 1, 2014 11:29:01 PM

AMD Radeon said:
hadster10 said:

That looks perfect but i was just wondering if it comes with Windows 7/8 (don't mind) and does it cost heaps to get shipped to Australia?


those items are from australian store, check it out
you can add OS yourself
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/os/#sort=a3


It costs nearly $100 extra just to ship, and i'm not even including the OS so the price goes over $1000 easy.
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