Gaming pc under 600

Hey guys I was wondering if you know any decent gaming pc builds under $600 aud. I'm new to building so I don't what to get. These are some requirements:

8gb ram

500+gb storage

A decent graphics card that can play BF3, COD, Portal 2, Gmod, Crysis, TF2 ETC at medium to high to ultra settings

Needs an optical drive

a really nice case

I live in Australia so it has to fit my budget.

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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($132.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($45.00 @ Foxcomp)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Scorptec)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $607.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 15:06 EST+1100)

    There not many options for your build to fit in your $600 au budget
  2. I don't mind if its a bit more expensive would intel be better than and if its is what shall I get?
  3. That case might not suit everyone, like me but it gets the job done for a low budget build.
  4. My suggestion, see the link here :

    Contains every part from Australia, total under 600$.

    If you can afford to spend a bit more :

    Includes a better card.
  5. Don't most games run at least off a quad core processor tho now?
  6. I really like this case : CoolerMaster CM Storm Scout
  7. The i3 is fine for gaming, no bottleneck with it.
    That's more expensive case for the budget, for this kind of budget a decent case like the elite 430 will do.
  8. Highly recommend the "If you can afford to spend a bit more" build. Most games are still optimized for dual core actually. But it will run a bit better depending on your setup. Gaming on dual cores is still acceptable and will perform great.
  9. But for BF3 on High??? Wouldn't a dual core just not cut it for that type of play? I'm sorry I'm just new and asking a bunch of questions.
  10. Nope, it doesn't bottleneck the cards in question, in fact for BF3 it will be limited mostly for the gpu, a 650 ti or 7770 doesn't cut it for 1080p ultra.
    Keep in mind that the test was done using a 7970 so just expect around 3-40 FPS on average.
  12. If you are willing to overclock then you should go with a fx 6300
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