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Ultimate Gaming & Editing PC ($1000)

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What is the best gaming and editing PC for around $1000?

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What is the best gaming and editing PC for around $1000?

Well it's no way near ultimate, but that aint gonna happen with your budget.

 

 
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($349.00 @ CPL Online) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.00 @ CPL Online) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($229.00 @ IJK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Mwave Australia) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($78.00 @ CPL Online) 
Total: $1009.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 20:04 AEST+1000

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Well it's no way near ultimate, but that aint gonna happen with your budget.

 

 
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($349.00 @ CPL Online) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.00 @ CPL Online) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($229.00 @ IJK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Mwave Australia) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($78.00 @ CPL Online) 
Total: $1009.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 20:04 AEST+1000

 

change that overpriced r9 270x into http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928wf3oc3gdand it's good to go.


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change that overpriced r9 270x into http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928wf3oc3gdand it's good to go.

229 for a 270X... I paid 180 for a 270OC in Canada brand new from ASUS... at NCIX


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Well it's no way near ultimate, but that aint gonna happen with your budget.

 

 
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($349.00 @ CPL Online) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.00 @ CPL Online) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($229.00 @ IJK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Mwave Australia) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($78.00 @ CPL Online) 
Total: $1009.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 20:04 AEST+1000

 

I didnt mean ultimate as the best I just mean like something really good for the price! Sorry

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change that overpriced r9 270x into http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928wf3oc3gdand it's good to go.

Well the one you linked has 1 more GB of VRAM than the one in my build, for the same price which is fair enough another gig for nothing, but also kinda pointless since he'd ever use it


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Well the one you linked has 1 more GB of VRAM than the one in my build, for the same price which is fair enough another gig for nothing, but also kinda pointless since he'd ever use it

r9 270x is 7870, r9 280 is 7950. Completely different category of gpu. 

 

Not to mention r9 280 overclocks like a monster.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/msi-r9-280-gaming-3g_6.html#sect1


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Xeon 1230v2, B75 Pro3-M, 16GB Crucial Ballistix, Msi TF GTX760, Crucial M500, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, CM G550M, Fractal Arc Mini.

 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/B8z9YJ


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($319.00 @ CPL Online) 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($55.00 @ CPL Online) 

Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($142.00 @ IJK) 

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($85.00 @ IJK) 

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($158.00 @ IJK) 

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($70.00 @ Centre Com) 

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card  ($185.00 @ Centre Com) 

Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.00 @ Mwave Australia) 

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($77.00 @ Umart) 

 

Total: $1145.00

 

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 20:17 AEST+1000

 

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r9 270x is 7870, r9 280 is 7950. Completely different category of gpu. 

 

Not to mention r9 280 overclocks like a monster.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/msi-r9-280-gaming-3g_6.html#sect1

wait what, sorry. Thought the one you linked was a 270x. Yeah the 280 will be better lol


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Well it's no way near ultimate, but that aint gonna happen with your budget.

 

 
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($349.00 @ CPL Online) 
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.00 @ CPL Online) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($229.00 @ IJK) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Mwave Australia) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($78.00 @ CPL Online) 
Total: $1009.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-31 20:04 AEST+1000

 

Pretty sure if you arent overclocking you dont need a Z97 Mobo. Unless h97/h81/whatever dosent support a Xeon.


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Pretty sure if you arent overclocking you dont need a Z97 Mobo. Unless h97/h81/whatever dosent support a Xeon.

You're absolutely right, but the H97 motherboards in Aus are more expensive than Z97 lol


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Well my PC was around that and here are my parts :)

 

CPU: FX-8350 (8 Cores)

GPU: Gigabyte Windforce R9 280

PSU: CM Vangard 750W 80+ Gold

RAM: G.Skill Hyper X 8GB (2x4GB)

Motherboard: GA-970A-UD3P

SSD: 128GB Kingston

HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 

Case: Zalman Z11+

 

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My recommendation if you really want to do proper editing, no bling ,no branding, just pure performance:

 

 
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($335.00 @ CPL Online)  ~~Turbo 3.7GHz (1 core) 3.5GHz (4 cores)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-PRO3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($79.00 @ Umart)  ~~ no bios update needed
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($69.00 @ PLE Computers)  ~~ as OS or scratch disk
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($369.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Total: $1085.00 
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
 
 

Slighty pricier but way way faster. Might want to double up the ram to 16gb if you do 4k stuff. Remove the ssd if you must but do not settle for anything less than a r9 290 if you are serious about video editing, unless youre using CPU compute instead.

Which editing software are you using? For Premier and Vegas the OpenGL performance on amd is heaps better. Some effects will still prefer CUDA dthough.

If you are not editing that much swap out the cpu for an i5 4590 or i5 4460. will save you another ~85AUD
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