[SOLVED] $1500 AUD Gaming PC

May 5, 2020
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Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully within 48 hours, or be the end of the week

Budget Range: $1500-1700 AUD before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: It will be used mainly to play CS:GO, Skyrim, Cyberpunk 2077 and watch movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: The Case and all internal components (I already have mouse/keyboard and a monitor

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I only use pccasegear and mwave, but any Australian based websites will do though

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I'd prefer an AMD build as i believe they are better value for money. I'm not too fussed about brands, but in the past i've had great experiences with Corsair and Ttake parts

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p 144Hz

Additional Comments: Need to have a window and lots of LED lighting (strips, cooling, fans etc). This case or one like it is preferred as well.
https://www.pccasegear.com/products/44932/thermaltake-level-20-mt-tempered-glass-argb-case
A SSD is also preferred, wont need need more than 500Gb


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current gaming PC is about 6 years old and is starting to lose alot of performance.

If you need any more information please let me know, TIA
 

Phaaze88

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Mwave Australia)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P 53.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER Z-ONE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($175.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($108.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($499.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A RGB Mesh Edition TG Black Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1633.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 09:59 AEST+1000
 
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Koekieezz

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So i tried to pick it up, you may want to take a look:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - $225
Motherboard: MSi B450M Pro M2-MAX - $125
RAM: Team T-Force Vulcan Z 3200MHz 16GB (2x8) - $112.87
GPU: MSi GTX 1650 Super 4 GB Ventus XS OC - $299
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM - $59
SSD: Patriot P300 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME - $81.40
PSU: Silverstone Essential 550 W 80+ Bronze - $68
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case - $59
CPU Cooler: Deepcool Gammaxx 300 - $35
Monitor: MSI Optix G241 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz - $379

Total Spend: $1443.27

Here you go: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/yVVZDx

With a better Motherboard, CPU, Ram, and PSU:

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/q4q2n7: $1644.55
 
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kevinburrow

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I've gone very slightly over your budget, but I noted you said you loved Corsair and you could get a Corsair CXM PSU 650w for $35 less if it's an issue:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $297.00 @ Austin Computers
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $204.70 @ Device Deal
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $147.40 @ Newegg Australia
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $173.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card | ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB CHALLENGER D OC Video Card | $629.00 @ Umart
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $149.00 @ Umart
Custom| Thermaltake case| $127.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1727.10
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 09:32 AEST+1000 |
 
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May 5, 2020
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I've gone very slightly over your budget, but I noted you said you loved Corsair and you could get a Corsair CXM PSU 650w for $35 less if it's an issue:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $297.00 @ Austin Computers
Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $204.70 @ Device Deal
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $147.40 @ Newegg Australia
Storage | Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $173.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card | ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB CHALLENGER D OC Video Card | $629.00 @ Umart
Power Supply | SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $149.00 @ Umart
Custom| Thermaltake case| $127.00
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1727.10
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 09:32 AEST+1000 |
This one looks really good thank you
 
May 5, 2020
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So i tried to pick it up, you may want to take a look:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - $225
Motherboard: MSi B450M Pro M2-MAX - $125
RAM: Team T-Force Vulcan Z 3200MHz 16GB (2x8) - $112.87
GPU: MSi GTX 1650 Super 4 GB Ventus XS OC - $299
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM - $59
SSD: Patriot P300 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME - $81.40
PSU: Silverstone Essential 550 W 80+ Bronze - $68
Case: Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case - $59
CPU Cooler: Deepcool Gammaxx 300 - $35
Monitor: MSI Optix G241 23.8" 1920x1080 144 Hz - $379

Total Spend: $1443.27

Here you go: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/yVVZDx

With a better Motherboard, CPU, Ram, and PSU:

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/q4q2n7: $1644.55
Good build but i don't need a monitor, i actually have that exact one already ahahah
 

Phaaze88

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Intel has it's 10th gen launch scheduled for the end of this month if you can wait. If not...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Mwave Australia)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P 53.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($229.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER Z-ONE RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($175.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($108.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING X Video Card ($499.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P300A RGB Mesh Edition TG Black Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1633.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 09:59 AEST+1000
 
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That ASRock Challenger card has heating issues. Dont buy that one...
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NmExnu-j2s


This should be better...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor | $365.00 @ JW Computers
Motherboard | MSI B450-A PRO MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $169.00 @ Umart
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $147.40 @ Newegg Australia
Storage | Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $115.50 @ Newegg Australia
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card | $693.91 @ Amazon Australia
Case | Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $89.00 @ Umart
Power Supply | SeaSonic G 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $121.00 @ Umart
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1700.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-06 10:03 AEST+1000 |
 
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