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So guys I finally have an excuse to build a PC and I will be buying the parts tomorrow well a few of them. Now the budget is around $700 AUD this build is for a friend who will only probably play the sims most of the time he will just use it for music and movies. I have an list put together already but I want to see what you guys would do differently. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/GhostWindGamer/saved/VrsV3C

Cheers for the help :D

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So guys I finally have an excuse to build a PC and I will be buying the parts tomorrow well a few of them. Now the budget is around $700 AUD this build is for a friend who will only probably play the sims most of the time he will just use it for music and movies. I have an list put together already but I want to see what you guys would do differently. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/GhostWindGamer/saved/VrsV3C

Cheers for the help :D

Maybe a 120GB SSD you can find some for around $50 USD not sure what that translates to AUD.

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So guys I finally have an excuse to build a PC and I will be buying the parts tomorrow well a few of them. Now the budget is around $700 AUD this build is for a friend who will only probably play the sims most of the time he will just use it for music and movies. I have an list put together already but I want to see what you guys would do differently. http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/GhostWindGamer/saved/VrsV3C

Cheers for the help :D

Does he need an OS or a display?

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Maybe a 120GB SSD you can find some for around $50 USD not sure what that translates to AUD.

He doesn't want a SSD

Does he need an OS or a display?

Nah he has all that stuff already

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Maybe an i3 might be better? 

Or, you can crank the clock speed to like 4.4Ghz for him.

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Maybe a 120GB SSD you can find some for around $50 USD not sure what that translates to AUD.

Exactly $57.34¢. :D

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Nah he has all that stuff already

Okay, would he be willing to go to his max of AU$700?

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Maybe an i3 might be better? 

Or, you can crank the clock speed to like 4.4Ghz for him.

I will probably over clock it for him at some point

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Okay, would he be willing to go to his max of AU$700?

Maybe just hit me with what you got in mind and I'll ask him

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Maybe just hit me with what you got in mind and I'll ask him

Okay, I'll put together a build config. :)

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Great build ghost! Nothing else i can think of beside an SSD, but meh. 

Main PC: Core i5 4670 | MSI Mpower Max z87 | G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4gb | Stock intel cooler | PNY GTX 770 2gb (hoping to upgrade) | Seagate 1tb 7200rpm | Corsair RM850 | Corsair Carbide Air 540 | PCCG custom sleeved black/yellow extensions | Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue | Corsair M45 |

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pls dont take an Intel Pentium, the AMD Athlon X4 760K costs the same and gives you better Performance, maybe you get 1 fps less, but Rendering s much faster

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It's a good build! and for the budget price SSD isn't an option But I guess Overclocking that processor would be Ideal. 

CPU: I5 7400 | Motherboard: MSI H110M  | RAM: 16GB G-Skill 2400mhz  | GPU:  NVIDIA  MSI Gaming 4G GTX 970 | Case: Tecware Quad | Cooling: Stock| Storage: Kingston 120gb SSD, 1TB Drive ,  | PSU: Seasonic 620 Watt 80+ Bronze Full Modular | Display: Devant 50 Inch Smart TV   | 

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pls dont take an Intel Pentium, the AMD Athlon X4 760K costs the same and gives you better Performance, maybe you get 1 fps less, but Rendering s much faster

It doesn't really matter does it

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Don't make it 3K though he won't go that high

How high do you think he'd be willing to go?

Do you think a m-ITX build might suit his needs better, or do you wanna stick with a m-ATX build?

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How high do you think he'd be willing to go?

Do you think a m-ITX build might suit his needs better, or do you wanna stick with a m-ATX build?

He might go to $1,000 but I'm not sure and he won't care about form factor

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He might go to $1,000 but I'm not sure and he won't care about form factor

Okay, well I just was thinking that if he could go to at least $1,000, that he could get a pretty decent build for that much that would last him 3-5 years or so. Plus a $1,000 for a PC is pretty good. You can't even buy an Apple Mac here in Australia for $1,000. So I think that that would be a good amount to go with.

Here, this is what you could do. Have a good chat with him and discuss the maximum amount he would like to spend. Tell him that if he wants a pretty decent PC that will last him at least 3 - 5 years, that spending at the very most $1,000 would get him a good build. :)

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@GhostWindGamer, here's my recommended $1,000 budget build:

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

Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/TVGrpg/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Memory: Kingston Fury White Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Total: $987.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-29 19:55 EST+1000

It comes in just under $1,000. What do you think?

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@GhostWindGamer, I tried my best to balance it out. I would've like to have squeezed in the R9 270, but I figured that the R7 265 was a good compromise. I hope it satisfies. :)

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@Geekazoid I'll ask him tomorrow

Okay, sweet! :)

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@GhostWindGamer, here's my recommended $1,000 budget build:

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

Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/TVGrpg/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Memory: Kingston Fury White Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)

Total: $987.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-29 19:55 EST+1000

It comes in just under $1,000. What do you think?

i would go for an fx 8350 insteadd and then spend the saved 100€ on a Samsung 840 evo 250GB

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