First PC Build for under $650 AUD

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas 2012

Budget Range: $500-$650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming > Video Editing/Rendering > Programming

Parts Not Required: Mouse/Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Country: Australia (AUS)

Parts Preferences: Graphics card compatible with GPU rendering in Sony Vegas 11

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future.

Monitor Resolution: I would prefer a 1080p Monitor.. but if it is out of budget then a 1440x900 would be fine

Additional Comments: I am very new to all of this, and I have no clue what parts go well with others, so I'm here to ask you guys if you can help me put together a cheap, effective build able to run this year and next years titles at Medium-high at the stable, playable framerate (40FPS+ should be fine) and at a decent resolution.. Also, it would help if it was able to recording using FRAPS or DXTORY at the same time with little to no effect on the FPS (at-least not noticeable) Thanks guys!
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  1. Hey, here's my $650 build (All from PCCG):

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 - $77
    MOBO: Asus P8Z77-M - $109
    RAM: G.Skill F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $19
    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD7770 1GB Overclocked - $125
    HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 0F15629 500GB - $69
    CASE: Your Choice - $60
    PSU: Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES - $59
    MONITOR: Samsung S22B300B 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor - $135

    TOTAL= $653

    Hope it appeals to you!
  2. This is what i think you should buy

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.95 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: BitFenix Outlaw ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Monitor: LG E2242T-BN 21.5" Monitor ($129.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $637.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  3. Best answer
    I think it's better if you come back here when it's near the date you'll be buying the components. Prices change quite fast and so do new technology.
  4. Best answer selected by TehTazman.
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