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Looking for a pc for around $1500 (AUD)

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Budget (including currency): approx. $1500 AUD

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: CS:GO, GTAV, Rainbow 6 Siege (semi-intensive games)

Other details Looking for a PC design that overall consistently performs well, preferably AMD. Budget should completely cover PC with no peripherals (except I do need you to consider Windows into the PC, so roughly$1350AUD for the whole PC). Wanting to be able to have GTAV max setting on over 60fps. 

 

Please help. 

 

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4 minutes ago, lil_jubby said:

Budget (including currency): approx. $1500 AUD

Country: Australia

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: CS:GO, GTAV, Rainbow 6 Siege (semi-intensive games)

Other details Looking for a PC design that overall consistently performs well, preferably AMD. Budget should completely cover PC with no peripherals (except I do need you to consider Windows into the PC, so roughly$1350AUD for the whole PC). Wanting to be able to have GTAV max setting on over 60fps. 

 

Please help. 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/BlueScope819/saved/#view=PxGp23

This is $1200 USD just buy a 5$ eBay windows key, but you really should wait two months for the next gen hardware so you can get much better bang for buck.


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PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/LLBQJb

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($195.00 @ PLE Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($116.80 @ Device Deal) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($97.90 @ Newegg Australia) 
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($169.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Triple Dissipation Video Card  ($609.60 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($58.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($101.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Total: $1347.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 01:52 AEST+1000

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2 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/LLBQJb

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($195.00 @ PLE Computers) 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($116.80 @ Device Deal) 
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($97.90 @ Newegg Australia) 
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($169.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Triple Dissipation Video Card  ($609.60 @ Amazon Australia) 
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($58.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($101.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Total: $1347.30
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 01:52 AEST+1000

This is a good build although a CPU upgrade to a 3600 would not hurt if you can squeeze it in


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You could aso further save some money by dropping the motherboard to a B550-A Pro or a B450 board (B450-A Pro Max, B450 Gaming Plus Max, B450M Mortar Max, B450 Tomahawk Max would be my picks) and the memory to a 3600 CL17/18 kit, without taking much of a noticeable performance hit, at least for now.

 

I'd probably just get a cheap Windows key off eBay or whatever tbh, instead of spending $150 on it and therefore sacrificing on hardware. Or just run it unactivated for a while.


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7 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/BlueScope819/saved/#view=PxGp23

This is $1200 USD just buy a 5$ eBay windows key, but you really should wait two months for the next gen hardware so you can get much better bang for buck.

OP is in Australia... your build costs over 2k AUD.

 

@lil_jubby I agree with @orbitalbuzzsaw that @boggy77's build with a 3600 is ideal.


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13 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/BlueScope819/saved/#view=PxGp23

This is $1200 USD just buy a 5$ eBay windows key, but you really should wait two months for the next gen hardware so you can get much better bang for buck.

Mate he is from Australia. You can't just copy paste the same build.

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22 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

You could aso further save some money by dropping the motherboard to a B550-A Pro or a B450 board (B450-A Pro Max, B450 Gaming Plus Max, B450M Mortar Max, B450 Tomahawk Max would be my picks) and the memory to a 3600 CL17/18 kit, without taking much of a noticeable performance hit, at least for now.

 

I'd probably just get a cheap Windows key off eBay or whatever tbh, instead of spending $150 on it and therefore sacrificing on hardware. Or just run it unactivated for a while.

yeah, the B550 a-pro would be the smart buy, for it's the literal manifestation of god in budget form. Also, the psu can be switched out with an in win pb650 (it was going for 122 a few hours ago). We'll also need to buy three arctic p12s for the p300a mesh


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3 minutes ago, BillNyeThecommieSpy said:

We'll also need to buy three arctic p12s for the p300a mesh

Good point. I keep mixing up the P300A and P400A up as to which one comes with two fans (the P400A) and which one comes with just one (P300A) lol.


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Just now, Mateyyy said:

Good point. I keep mixing up the P300A and P400A up as to which one comes with two fans (the P400A) and which one comes with just one (P300A) lol.

yeah, it was a bit odd on phanteks' part to not include a bunch of fans with a budget case


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Once again. For the 1001th time. If you aren't gonna be helpful, don't bother posting. This includes not reading OP, not being able to or understand how to help properly, not wanting to do extra leg-work and so on.


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($299.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory  ($118.39 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($96.54 @ Amazon Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($59.00 @ Umart)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card  ($529.00 @ Umart)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/o ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($129.00 @ Amazon Australia)
Total: $1508.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 02:35 AEST+1000

You can purchase a Windows 10 Key for 7.50AUD on Ebay

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It is but human, to err, to buy a PSU, akin to dirt,

but fret not, young Padawan, for we will tell you, 

what will become, of that, which you have earned

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