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Building a new Budget PC in AUS

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Hello, I am building a budget rig and it's my first time. I am in Australia and using http://www.pccasegear.com/ to get the parts. I want it to be around $800 and maybe a little higher. Is this a good rig? Is the motherboard going to be fine for the CPU and will there be no bottlenecks?


Case: Xigmatek Alfar MT Black Case
CPU: AMD FX-6300 6 Core Black Edition Processor
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHz OC Edition V2
Hard drive: Western Digital WD Green 1TB WD10EZRX
RAM: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (2x4GB) DDR3
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 Motherboard
PSU: Aerocool VP550 550W True Power
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM

Any improvements but still with in the budget would help smile.gif

I am using this for gaming, games such as minecraft, tf2 and battlefield 3/4.
post #2 of 8
I would at least get a WD Blue 1TB EZEX as its one of the fastest hd's they produce at present (much faster than the green for a os drive)
post #3 of 8
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($265.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $817.00

when you say you are going with that Asus LX V2 it clearly means you aint overclocking but still that motherboard will be fried if you run that CPU on it even at stock

and if you really aint overclock i would highly suggest you going with a locked core i5+H61 motherboard n a value 1333Mhz RAM

Hope that helped
post #4 of 8
I don't recommend WD Green as your OS HDD, it's rather slow. Samsung 128gb 840 SSD are $110 at mwave. I personally use one and think its great. But if your after more storage WD blue is a smarter option as CravinR1 stated.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone for all the replies so quickly!

I know that the Source 210 is a good case, but if I order parts from different places, doesn't the shipping cost more than the small savings? (Correct me if I am wrong)
I am trying to keep the price down and a locked core i5 costs a lot more than the fx 6300.

NEW BUILD
CASE: Xigmatek Alfar MT Black Case
CPU: AMD FX-6300 6 Core Black Edition Processor
Hard drive: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHz OC Edition V2
Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB (1x4GB) Vengeance DDR3
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2 Motherboard
PSU: Aerocool VP550 550W True Power

I like the case because it comes with 3 fans and seems to have room for cable managment.
All on pccasegear.com

Suggestions? Improvements?
post #6 of 8
I would really try and work a SSD in there, even if it's a small one! ...PCCG has a 128 GB Sandisk for $109, and u can get a 1 TB Hitachi HDD from MSY for $68 ($69 if u prefer seagate)...also there is an 500W OEM PSU (link) for $55!!!
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Originally Posted by mrhalg View Post

Thanks to everyone for all the replies so quickly!

I know that the Source 210 is a good case, but if I order parts from different places, doesn't the shipping cost more than the small savings? (Correct me if I am wrong)
I am trying to keep the price down and a locked core i5 costs a lot more than the fx 6300.

NEW BUILD
CASE: Xigmatek Alfar MT Black Case
CPU: AMD FX-6300 6 Core Black Edition Processor
Hard drive: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB WD10EZEX
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHz OC Edition V2
Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 4GB (1x4GB) Vengeance DDR3
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2 Motherboard
PSU: Aerocool VP550 550W True Power

I like the case because it comes with 3 fans and seems to have room for cable managment.
All on pccasegear.com

Suggestions? Improvements?

that build has no shipping costs almost all things at freely shipped thumb.gif
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($265.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $817.00 shipping included

sorry forgot to mention it in my first post redface.gif BTW you build is quiet good but just look into the PSU its isnt reliable one in my suggestion i would say pay 2$ more an get a quality PSU

Corsair VS550 ATX Power Supply $62


in motherboard that is a decent 4+1 phase VRM setup have a look at these too they may interest you

ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
both are priced $119 n by the looks of the gigabyte its looks a logically more bang for buck i mean a 8+2phase VRM setup i aint getting my hands on the reviews yet but i will get back asap as i get any reviews on that board
Hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 7/26/13 at 6:09am
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks again everyone for the extra help! biggrin.gif

I think I will follow this build so thanks!

It actually costs $20 more to buy the 210 with shipping, so I will be building you build except with the Xigmatek Alfar MT Black Case. I do plan on overclocking the gpu a little bit as well and have also decided to buy the Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHz OC Edition V2 instead of the Gigabyte card because it's slightly cheaper.

New case: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22516
New GPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22516
Edited by mrhalg - 7/26/13 at 9:03pm
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