Need a decent gaming pc build with a budget of $800

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    Welll.... he could upgrade to a 8320.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoSam View Post
    Honestly, you don't really need any better parts. If there is a difference at all with an extra $100, it's probably not very noticeable, if at all.
    Spending a bit more money does not always mean having max power available but also a bit of future proofing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Spending a bit more money does not always mean having max power available but also a bit of future proofing.
    I understand that, but most people who game frequently upgrade every couple years or so anyway, that it's almost a waste to buy parts that are overkill for the applications and the time frame. If he doesn't need to spend it to get quality and lasting performance, then I don't think he should. It is a matter of preference. If he wants to dish out an additional $100, that's okay and completely up to him, but I don't think it's necessary.
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    That extra 100AUD could kick him up from the fx6300 to an intel i5 4570 fyi. If OP really needs a DVD-drive (who still uses them these days? :/), it'll put him about 7AUD over. If he doesn't, the build ends up at 885AUD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    That extra 100AUD could kick him up from the fx6300 to an intel i5 4570 fyi. If OP really needs a DVD-drive (who still uses them these days? :/), it'll put him about 7AUD over. If he doesn't, the build ends up at 885AUD.
    He said he had an optical disc for Windows. He doesn't want to overclock so I assumed he wasn't extremely tech savvy and wouldn't know how to create a usb boot drive.

    Bunz, the board I used is AM3+. If you look at the prices on AU.PCPartsPicker you'll see that a decent 1150 mobo is a bit more expensive. I started out trying to build him an I5 Build but prices were a astronomical compared to those in the US. I could go back and try it again, but I don't think it'll get much better.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4G DDR3-1866 Memory ($108.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($229.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.02 @ Mwave Australia)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $899.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-15 08:43 EST+1100)

    Seems like I messed a few mobos... lol

    edit: if he doesn't OC and doesn't SLI/CF 3-way, there's no need for a z87 chipset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
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    Damn-it. I could have waited one day for my build. Yesterday the H87 was a little more expensive. Looks like you win this round, Bunzman!
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    You don't need to use an i5 if you're gaming.. an i3, since it's hyper threaded will play on the same field as higher end Intel chips.

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