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First PC Build for under $650 AUD

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September 30, 2012 6:56:33 AM

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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September 30, 2012 8:42:05 AM

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!
September 30, 2012 9:21:26 AM

This is what i think you should buy

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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.)
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September 30, 2012 10:08:06 AM

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.
September 30, 2012 5:30:49 PM

Best answer selected by TehTazman.