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Help with first gaming build please. $2k budget or thereabouts.

IIMCK
  • 53 months ago

Hey, i'm looking at doing a build purely for gaming. I'm hoping to be able to play on high/ultra settings? I want something that will have the ability to be upgraded easily over the next couple of years if i feel i need to.

I do require a monitor as well but i think id rather get the most out of the 2k budget excluding a monitor then work that out abit later.

Basically my main requirements are the best i can get for $2k or a little less, prefer to not break the budget by much or at all. More info below..

EDIT Also something that can be overclocked (If its necessary)

Budget: $2000 AUD

Location: Sydney, Nsw Australia

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Purely for gaming

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): I do require a good monitor but i didn't really have that in mind in this build.

Operating System required: Windows 10 i guess?

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Prices in Australia are cancer

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $355.00 @ IJK
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Asus Z170M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $196.00 @ Centre Com
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.50 @ Centre Com
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.00 @ IJK
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $288.00 @ CPL Online
Case Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case $137.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $129.00 @ CPL Online
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $424.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2008.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-06 17:36 AEDT+1100
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers, i'll keep this build in mind, i'm open for anyone else to help as well.

Prices for everything in AUS are cancer.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/K26Gyc went with a locked cpu but a Z-board so if you wish to upgrade later for overclocking you can. With the mobo you can crossfire or sli, 16gb ram, i was going to put a gtx 970 but instead went with r9 390, either way you can mix and match depending on what you want from gaming. Prices are expensive here i know, im an hr away from you and i traveled to syd to get parts most of my parts.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So i modified a few things using suggestions from both replies and i removed the peripherals.

What do you think about this build? Does it work out good for what i want? Is there anything in there that people think are bad choices or incompatibilities.

Cheers.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $355.00 @ IJK
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Asus Z170M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $196.00 @ Centre Com
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.50 @ Centre Com
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.00 @ IJK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $489.00 @ IJK
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $55.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $18.00 @ IJK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1592.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-06 21:03 AEDT+1100

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