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  • 55 months ago

Hi there! Lately I have been thinking a lot building a computer to upgrade from a laptop to something better. I would use it for gaming mostly but maybe some graphic designing too. I also need something that I can record and game fluently at the same time (YouTube). All the builds that I have put together so far have been great but the price is always a problem... :( I live in Australia and everything is always so much more expensive. My maximum price would be 1500$ AUD and some requirements would be a SSD for Windows (7) and some special programs, along with an at least 1 TB 7200rpm hard drive. A Skylake CPU would be great but if there is a better value for performance CPU out there, I would definitely go with that. Otherwise I will keep an open mind for the rest, and would love to see what builds you guys could come up with. :) Geez, I have written a novel! Thank you so much! XD BB21

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a tough budget, but it manages pretty well. It'll do great.

I know you said you wanted Windows 7, but Windows 7 is much more expensive than any others, plus it's being phased out by Microsoft, to the point that one of the updates is a Windows 10 patch

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $295.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $78.98 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $125.00 @ Umart
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ IJK
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $475.00 @ CPL Online
Case BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.00 @ Umart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $129.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1502.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-19 18:08 AEDT+1100
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/BB21/saved/KVjV3C I changed it slightly and added a CPU cooler that seems really good for 30$ AUD... but is it really? Will it allow me to overclock this computer well?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

And also... if I were to buy this build this Christmas would I still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free? Because that is the operating system I am running on my computer, and I can definitely say it is way better than Windows 8 (which my computer used to run).

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, the air cooler is alright, but the 6500 is a locked processor, and the h170 is not an overclocking board.

As far as I know, any Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 license is free to upgrade to Windows 10. In fact, since Windows is trying to phase out all the OS except for 10, it'll probably be free for a while. An OEM license for Win10 is currently 141 AUD.

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