I've been looking recently for a pre-built PC for gaming in Victoria, Australia for around $1000 which should include OS.
I've seen this at Centrecom http://bit.ly/Tn2HGs. Any thoughts on it?
Also, do any of you guys know a good shop to buy from?
That's not a horrible option, but you'll get WAY better performance for the same price if you build it yourself. (Excella's build, of course, excellent.)
If it's that you haven't built a computer, or don't think you can learn... it's really easy. Think putting legos together. Watch a youtube video (Newegg and NCIX both have very good ones) all the way through, then do it again, pausing to do each step.
It takes about two hours if you do it that way.
If you don't want to learn because you think it would make you too nerdy, then, well... have fun paying extra for worse performance - they prey on people like you who can't be bothered.