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A decent gaming computer ranging from $1000 - $1300 Aud especially for Counter Strike Global Offensive and League of Legends

AaronJ3east
  • 56 months ago

If possible, can you explain why since this is my first time building a Pc. I am a noob at this stuff. Thanks in advance

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

with a locked processor no need for a z97 mobo, either upgrade processor to something with "k" at the end, or drop the mobo to something like a h91 or even h81 since that processor is a little older. Doing that would also save you a bit more money

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Try this. Great build for its price. Way better than the build above me for 1.2K

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H170 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $314.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX TS 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.45 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1025.86
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $980.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-06 10:11 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

think the soundcard is just straight up wasteful/pointless and the optical drive unnecessary.. the wired adapter chosen also offers next to no benefits over the onboard ethernet controller. did you perhaps mean to choose a wireless adapter?

might go with something like this for the build.. the ssd offers far more performance gains in day to day use than what the intel processor selected (or even skylake+ddr4 for that matter) might offer over the amd fx this build uses.. espsecially for LoL and CSGO

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $215.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $124.00 @ Umart
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.00 @ IJK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ Umart
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $499.00 @ Scorptec
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.00 @ PLE Computers
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $89.00 @ PCCaseGear
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1239.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-07 02:10 AEDT+1100

P.S. I think a 390 is overkill for the selected games as well if those are the only ones you intend to play on this machine.. even a 280x is more than sufficient for your needs and would save you some 120 AUD if it is used in the build instead.. up to you i guess..

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Hi Dude..

A'.

The DDR4 skylake i5-6400 is better than the DDR3 Haswell i5-4460 by a long margin in all benchmarks including Gaming:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80817,88185

See the official intel comparison above, be sure to check the 21.3 GB/s vs 34.1 GB/s Memory bandwidth (Skylake vs Haswell), 8 GT/s (Giga Transfers per sec) for the skylake vs 5 GT/s for Haswell, 14nm Manuf vs 22 nm..

Infact CPU.USERBENCHMARK.COM ranks the DDR4 i5-6400 17% faster than the DDR3 i5-4460

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6400-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4460/m35537vs2310

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $269.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.00 @ CPL Online
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ Umart
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $499.00 @ Scorptec
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $58.00 @ IJK
Power Supply Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $98.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1280.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-06 19:54 AEDT+1100

B.

Also the 390 is better card than the 380 by a whopping 42 % in effective speed

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-R9-380-vs-AMD-R9-390/3482vs3481

C. There is already a very good built-in audio chipset in most motherboards, so u wouldn't need an add-on sound card except if u were dealing with some Hi-Fidelity Sound editing applications etc..

Any questions queries doubts, pls feel free to shoot back, any at all..

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