hi guys this is my first attempt at building a computer so i need all the help i can get.
I was hoping you could tell me which are the best products to buy to build a gaming comp to support all sims 3 games and casual browsimg etc.
I live in australia so if any of you could assist i would be eternally grateful
p.s my budget would be around $1000 - $1200 at a stretch
Assuming you don't need a monitor. Could probably get a cheaper mobo, but I put in an H97 for possible future upgrades to a non-overclocking processor. SSD for speed. If you want it to be cheaper, you could just run on the HDD and add the SSD later as an upgrade.
There is definitely room to cut some costs though, just threw this one together.
EDIT: I honestly don't know anything about Australian prices, but this just seems absurdly high. If this is normal... man.
The Fx-8320 paired with a 970 chipset motherboard is a great budget orientated choice.
As for the RAM, basically any 2x4GB 1600MHz RAM froma reputable brand such as Kingston , would work fine.
The WD HDD I selected performs well for its low price. I have one and my PC boots in 30secs.
The R9 270x is a great mid-range card that would hnadle any game at their highest settings at 1920 x 1080, but you might have to turn down the AA.
The Antec HCG 620w is based on the Seasonc S12ii 620, which is of high quality, so power failures shouldn't be happening.