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Gaming pc under $700 AUD

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January 21, 2013 3:53:12 AM

Hello guys,

I live in australia and I'm looking to build a good gaming pc but doesn't break the bank. I want to play most modern games on medium to high settings.( BF3,WOW, all the CODs, Portal 2 etc. my budget is roughly about $700. But I also need a monitor, keyboard, mouse and operating system(windows 7). I need at least 8gb ram and 500gb of storage. And a about 18.5" and up monitor. I'm not to sure about the rest.

Please could you help me


Many thanks :) 

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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:03:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Samsung S22B300B 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $743.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 17:02 EST+1100)

can anyone help me cheaping out this build? already over 700 without keyboard/mouse
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:12:45 AM

Such is the downside of living on an island, everything is more expensive here than it is in the US or Europe.
Although it would make more sense if it was cheaper, most of these parts are made in South-East Asia anyway (which is why HDD's are actually cheaper, made in Thailand most of them).

What your asking for in a nutshell is a $500 gaming rig, which is difficult enough at US prices. You will have to increase your budget if you want a decent rig.

Fellow Aussie here :) 
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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:23:05 AM

^ he is from aussie :)  you can ask him everything about your build/best store to buy from
[:russk1]
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January 21, 2013 4:26:16 AM

I could maybe bump it up to $800
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a c 327 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:30:02 AM

here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Samsung S22B300B 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($11.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $804.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 17:29 EST+1100)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 4:42:26 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Samsung S22B300B 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($135.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (32-bit)
Other: Logitech MK120 ($19.00)
Total: $699.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 17:38 EST+1100)

For some reason it says $700 here, but in Part Picker it says $798, don't know why it does that.
Also Win7 Home Premium 64bit doesnt show up or Win8 Home Premium 64bit OEM, both can be had for $99 at PC Case Gear. The above was just to include it in the price.

Iv gotten all the parts through PC Case Gear, because I have found personally that they have really good service. You can also pick up the parts locally (if you live in Melbourne) to save on shipping.

A few ways to cheapen the build.
- I don't know if this is just my local area, but Officeworks are doing a sale on Win8 right now, like $50 for a copy. Might want to take advantage of that.
- If your not in Melbourne, buy the case locally. Chances are that is whats taking the bulk of your shipping bill.

EDIT: Turns out that the office works thing is only on Win8 upgrade packages, where you go from Windows 8 to Windows 8 Pro. Very confusing advertising as they had Win8 Pro pack for $48 on a big sign.
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January 21, 2013 4:44:18 AM

I found a cheaper monitor: Samsung
S20B300B@ pc case gear

And maybe if I go with windows 7 home premium
Cheers
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January 21, 2013 5:01:44 AM

I'll just get a cheap optical drive aswell
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a b 4 Gaming
January 21, 2013 6:03:50 AM

look at www.msy.com.au they have the cheapest parts in Australia that i know of. thats where i buy everything. They have plenty of store locations, so you should be able to find one near you.
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