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Here's a challenge: $500AUD Gaming computer for casual gaming (minecraft, lol, hearthstone, etc.)

iToriale
  • 53 months ago

So, my budget is $500 (In AUD!), and I need a PC for casual gaming and other normal stuff like web browsing, very light video editing, and recording minecraft. Now the challenge is the fact that the Australian dollar is doing terribly at the moment and $500 isn't much of a budget, but it's all I can scrape up, thanks, bye!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Best I can do is this - and it won't be very good:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A10-7850K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $185.00 @ Umart
Motherboard MSI A68HM-GRENADE Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $79.00 @ Scorptec
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $60.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ IJK
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $45.00 @ Storm Computers
Power Supply Silverstone 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $65.00 @ PCCaseGear
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $502.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-24 06:33 AEDT+1100
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Better then what I can do, I live in Australia and I know how it feels. I'm wanting to build a PC, but the cost is around $2000 AUS dollars.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in the same boat as you, and this is what I would strongly recommend. You can swap the 1TB HDD for a 120GB SSD if you want, and I just chose a decent case in the $50 - $60 price bracket but the choice is yours. The Intel integrated graphics these days are surprisingly good, especially for casual gamers. There's also the option of adding a dedicated GPU down the line if you get a bit more cash. This will do everything you mentioned in the OP, and as mentioned there's plenty of room for upgrades.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $165.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $75.00 @ PLE Computers
Memory G.Skill Value Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $56.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ IJK
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case $58.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $499.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-26 14:05 AEDT+1100
  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

ooooh this is like the best build i've found on this website so far!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, I'm glad you like it! What are your plans in terms of buying and assembling the parts?

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