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$1000 Gaming PC Build Australia

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January 22, 2013 10:22:17 AM


Budget Range: $900-$1000AUD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the Internet.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anything that ships to Australia.

Location: Victoria, Australia

Parts Preferences: Preferably an intel CPU.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current computer couldn't run Battlefield 2142... So yeah it's crappy.


Thanks,

Bob
a c 285 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 22, 2013 10:44:30 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.00 @ 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 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($125.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($329.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1024.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 23:44 EST+1100)

can be cheaped out, especially on case/GPU. but i believe you wouldnt want to sacrifice quality+performace
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January 22, 2013 10:47:18 AM

Why us Aussies are up at midnight I have no clue :lol: 

This should be a good build for you, its kind of a no frills version of my rig and will serve you nicely I think. Both PC Case Gear and Scorptech are based in Melbourne, so you can pick up the parts locally instead of paying for shipping.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Scorptec)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.00 @ Scorptec)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1020.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 23:46 EST+1100)

Places where it can be cut down are in the PSU and case. PSU is overkill for the rig as it stands, but will support Crossfire/SLI (and so will the board) later on if you do go that route. Downgrading to a 550/600W would be fine.
Case, personally wouldn't downgrade it. Having a decent case is a good investment.
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January 22, 2013 11:33:21 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yWXx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yWXx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yWXx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 750GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Corsair Force Series 3 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.69 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $983.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 08:33 EST-0500)
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January 22, 2013 12:29:50 PM

^ No PSU and its an Australian build, no way you can get prices that cheap down here.
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January 22, 2013 12:40:54 PM

@ikeh, i dont know what he is actually trying to do

he "spammed" some threads with false build

i think he didnt even read the OP's first post
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January 22, 2013 8:39:23 PM

Would I be able to switch the case in manofchalks build to a 300r?
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January 22, 2013 11:02:35 PM

You can use whatever case you want as long as it can support an ATX size motherboard.
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