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Bomb, Typewriter or Beast? Will this work?

l18walkj

38 months ago

I am currently on a laptop for my gaming and looking to upgrade. However, I am a complete noob when it comes to building a PC. I will be using it for Mostly MineCraft and some light video editing. I was hoping to keep it around $1000 (aud) and $300 peripherals and screens.

Below is the parts list i made (or a mess of random text) after looking at forums etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $267.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.00 @ Umart
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $55.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.00 @ Umart
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 380X 4GB Video Card $230.00
Case Apevia X-QTIS-WHT MicroATX Mid Tower Case $50.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $115.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $65.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $18.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor BenQ RL2460HT 24.0" 60Hz Monitor $137.00
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $69.00 @ IJK
Headphones Corsair Raptor H5 5.1 Channel Headset $129.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1363.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-14 22:28 AEDT+1100

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good to me tho the 380x is old gen now, but given the prices you can't really do better, maybe swap to a 470 if you can find a good deal, that should have similar performance but be easier on your power supply/electricity bill.

I might cheap out on the peripherals to spec up gpu or monitor.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tips! Updated build below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $267.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.00 @ Umart
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $46.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Samsung 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $103.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.00 @ Umart
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 470 4GB Video Card $289.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Zalman ZM-T4 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $45.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $65.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $18.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" 60Hz Monitor $169.00 @ CPL Online
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.00 @ Mwave Australia
Headphones Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1 Channel Headset $52.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1412.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-16 02:48 AEDT+1100
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you recommend upgrading to a RX 480 for another $60 AUD?

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