Living in Australia for Gamers should come with Term's of Condition's
"As Being Australian we agree to not complain of the Overpriced parts, half the amount of company's and half of the amount of stores."
Bottom line tech =expensive
However It doesn't mean that your completely screwed.
After God gave us Jesus, ebay was the next best thing that pc enthusiasts have received.
I mean, sure it's second hand but it's not all risk. You could buy your Case, Hard drive, (sometimes cpu) brand new and then the rest second hand and what do you have to worry about. Ram is literally so hard to break, Motherboards Can be a bit fragile, and i'll give you a moment to think why a good quality second hand power supply won't be breaking____________________.
Gpu's are alright too.
So what's My point. This is a Buyers guide for a budget gamer
The Budget Pc
The classical Lga 775 socket is old but not completely useless for example http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-745-Used-/262296340770?hash=item3d12148922:g:xgoAAOSwQYZWxV7h this old Dell Optiplex may pretty awful and most people wouldn't consider buying one of these but you might want to take another look sure it has a pretty awful cpu at 1.86 Ghz However picking up a Q6600 and something like a r9 270 and maybe a further 4gb of ram to complete the 8gb .(note you may have to purchase a further power supply) You'll have a pretty capable 1080p Machine. Sure you're sacrificing fast data Speeds and higher power consumption but just remember the price). For hygiene reasons you'll probably want to buy a new case and move everything over.
So there you have it a pc for your budget gaming needs
Btw i am not religious
This is my first post don't bash on me to hard
Thanks for reading