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AU$1200 gaming build

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I'm looking for a 1080p gaming rig, I am mainly going to use it for gaming and also uni work. I am willing to spend AU$1200 which is about US$850 also there is a 10% gst/tax in australia so about $750-$800.

This is what I've got so far

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card ($394.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $800.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-18 06:05 EST-0500

 

I was looking at fury or nano, but it's a huge price jump. Also how better is the performance of a 980 and is the difference huge enough for me to reconsider my budget to fit that in?

Any suggestion?

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The 390x will do just fine. I'd suggest an intel CPU though. Something like an i5 6500 (or 6600K if you want to overclock)

 

IDK how the price are "down under" so might have to go for an older generation of CPU's

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Swap out the CPU to a much better i5 4460 / i5 6400, get either a H97 motherboard or B150/H170 motherboard (DDR3 Support). Get a 390, invest the rest in a 120GB SSD, you're good to go, slide in a 1TB HDD if you can.

 

http://www.techspot.com/review/1006-the-witcher-3-benchmarks/page5.html

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Y no use aus shops?

Steve Wozniak - "Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."                                                                                                                                               Carl Sagan - "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

 

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CPU: Core i5 6600K Cooling: NH-D14 Motherboard: GA-Z170XP-SLI RAM: 8GB Patriot Graphics: Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4G Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Threamaltake Smart 750W

My computer runs on MSX, Its very hard to catch.

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just remember all these prices here are in us have a look at pc case gear website

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i have had a look at pccasegear, it's more expensive than msy.

As for why not use aus pcpartpicker because it doesn't support many shops, and therefor it doesn't have a lot of the parts available.

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Well here is a build that comes in at EXACTLY $1200 and if you really want all this stuff is available in the U.S as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($275.00 @ Centre Com)
Motherboard: MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($60.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($68.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($99.00 @ IJK)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 380X 4GB Video Card  ($415.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($45.00 @ Storm Computers)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.00 @ Umart)
Total: $1200.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-18 22:22 AEDT+1100

Steve Wozniak - "Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."                                                                                                                                               Carl Sagan - "If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."

 

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CPU: Core i5 6600K Cooling: NH-D14 Motherboard: GA-Z170XP-SLI RAM: 8GB Patriot Graphics: Sapphire Nitro R9 380 4G Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Threamaltake Smart 750W

My computer runs on MSX, Its very hard to catch.

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Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($99.00 @ CPL Online) 

Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($64.98 @ Mwave Australia) 

Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($68.00 @ CPL Online) 


Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card  ($449.00 @ CPL Online) 

Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.00 @ PLE Computers) 

Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($149.00 @ Mwave Australia) 

Total: $1261.98

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-18 22:36 AEDT+1100

 

Skylake build!

Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz - Intel Stock Cooler - Zotac Geforce GT 610 2GB Synergy Edition

Intel DH61WW - Corsair® Value Select 4GBx1 DDR3 1600 MHz - Antec BP-300P PSU

WD Green 1TB - Seagate 2.5" HDD 1TB - Seagate Barracuda 500GB - Antec X1 E.

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i'd also just get an SSD for your OS, you can get a cheap 60GB one for around $60

 

https://www.pccasegear.com/category/210_902/1 

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