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.
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.
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.