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Need help! wanting to build a gaming pc for all sims 3 and 4 games

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July 6, 2014 8:04:16 PM

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

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July 6, 2014 8:16:09 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($135.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($179.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.12 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $947.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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.
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July 6, 2014 8:29:21 PM

Here's my recommendation
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($185.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $923.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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.
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