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$900-1000 AUD ATX Gaming Build Requested

As you've probably guessed, I have enlisted the help of you good people of Tom's Hardware to help me with a future-proof Intel gaming/multipurpose ATX mid tower build.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Next week (16/6/14 - 22/6/14)

Budget Range: $900 - $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Moderate Gaming > Light Video Processing > Everyday Use

Are you buying a monitor: No.

Parts to Upgrade: From scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MSY (preferably their Ultimo store)

Location: Sydney, Australia (preferred store is MSY Ultimo, prefer in-store to online)

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 CPU (preferably, if something is better then go with that), reliable modular PSU, no DVD drive required, narrow case (~20-21cm wide), aftermarket CPU cooler, 1TB HDD, at least 64GB SSD (cheaper graphics card if necessary), keyboard and mouse optional

Overclocking: Maybe, but not in the next half year.

SLI or Crossfire: Very slim chance, so no.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (current)

Additional Comments: I need a mid tower case, roughly 20 to 21cm wide, that is well-built, black-coloured and quiet. It must have USB3. I'll be running mainly War Thunder, Warface and Battlefield 3 on medium/high settings.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I currently don't have a desktop PC for video processing and gaming. This is my first build.

Thanks in advance guys! :D
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  1. Try Tom's - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-budget-gaming-pc,3780.html

    but get better i5 eg i5 4350
    and better mobo eg any H97
    and better psu eg XFX 550

    Oh OH - 1000AUD? - leave it as is then.
  2. i7Baby said:
    Try Tom's - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-budget-gaming-pc,3780.html

    but get better i5 eg i5 4350
    and better mobo eg any H97
    and better psu eg XFX 550

    Oh OH - 1000AUD? - leave it as is then.


    A lot of those parts are not available at MSY, I'll see...
    And I don't need such an expensive graphics card. Maybe an R9 270?

    Thanks!
  3. Best answer
    I'm in Melbourne and can also buy from PCCG and CPL. You should also look at Umart
    For $1000AUD, you'll get something like - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1411&products_id=27648 putting it together yourself
  4. i7Baby said:
    I'm in Melbourne and can also buy from PCCG and CPL. You should also look at Umart
    For $1000AUD, you'll get something like - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1411&products_id=27648 putting it together yourself


    That build looks pretty promising.

    Thanks for posting!
  5. No worries. Shop around. Don't get stuck with one shop unless they have everything you want. I bough bits from everywhere for my build. But they were all within driving distance.
  6. i7Baby said:
    No worries. Shop around. Don't get stuck with one shop unless they have everything you want. I bough bits from everywhere for my build. But they were all within driving distance.


    I'm planning on getting the Corsair 230T case. Is there any advantage in getting a MicroATX motherboard like in the PCCG build, or getting a full ATX motherboard? If so, can you recommend one around the $99 mark?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I'm going with the MSI H87-G43 Gaming. I've also just noticed I've got a black and red colour scheme going on... :P

    Thanks!
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