Gaming PC - $1000 Australian

#1 Posted by jaymag94 (8 posts) -

Hey everyone,

I am looking at getting my first ever gaming pc soon as I have primarily been a console gamer up until now. I have done research into building a pc but I'm still not confident in being able to choose the right components that will give me the best value for money. I have about $1000 (AUD) to spend on it and I am hoping that someone would be able to give me a build that would suit this budget. However I do not need a monitor, mouse or keyboard as I already have these. So for $1000 (AUD) I need the following:

- Case

- Video Card

- CPU

- RAM

- Motherboard

- Power Supply

- Hard Drive

- CD Drive

(Not sure if there is anything i have missed)

I hope someone can help me out, i would be very grateful if they did.

#2 Posted by stenchlord (219 posts) -
  • $202.00 - Intel Core i5 3450 (3.1GHz|X4|HD4000 650MHz|6MB L3)
  • $089.00 - MSI H77MA-G43 Motherboard
  • $065.00 - Corsair CMX8GX3M2B1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
  • $269.00 - Gigabyte Radeon HD7850 2GB OC
  • $079.00 - OCZ Vertex 3 60GB SSD
  • $129.00 - Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB 7200RPM
  • $022.00 – Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVDRW Drive OEM
  • $065.00 - Silverstone Strider 500W ST50F-ES
  • $099.00 - Silverstone TJ08-E Black M-ATX/ITX Case
  • $1,019.00

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You could drop the SSD but I personally still think it's worth having in there for Windows and Applications. The 2TB should be plenty for games and storage.

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