Can this build be cheaper with same performance?


Looking at building a cheap PC on Pccasegear. This is going to be a cheap PC that needs to be capable of playing some games on medium settings. Nothing like the Witcher 3 or anything but just some games like csgo, league and some telltale games. here is the list I've put together, any input would be appreciated.

I personally would not go for anything that is a "silent" case that is not a Fractal. They are known to have cooling issues, it is better to get a case for ventilation and get silent fans instead. The rest look "ok" to me.

So what country is that from?

It's from Australia, I also buy stuff from them sometimes. They're pretty good!

If you're set on staying with PC Case Gear, I'd recommend bumping down to a 1TB HDD instead of a 240 SSD (HDD is fine for those games you're looking at) and also maybe change the case.

You can also take Streetguru's advice and opt for an AMD build if that's in your interest. I'm currently on AMD and it's been totally fine for gaming.

Well here ya go, should be good for what you want to go, you could always throw in a GPU later with the 520W

You could always go ITX as well, the motherboards are about $150

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-Plus Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($108.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($73.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Centre Com)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($82.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($155.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Genius Imperator Pro White Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($35.00 @ CPL Online)
Mouse: Razer ABYSSUS Wired Optical Mouse ($25.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $745.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-01 18:25 AEDT+1100

With a bit larger of a budget, get a 970 or and AMD 390X and the X4 860K from AMD. The per-core is better on the i3, but get a quad core and thank us later.

I don't the 860k is available in AUS, least not in the part picker

Kinda like how the 390 is like $100 more than a 970 in india

Pricing and availability are weird

Yeah, the 970 would be nice. Hmm... That sucks about the market down under.

Gotta start a PC hardware smuggling ring

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The 860K from newegg comes to about $130 AUD - includes shipping down to my area. Obviously will have to wait a week or two but yeah.

Changing up to the 390X might come with a PSU upgrade from what yzyzso was after. It's pretty power hungry from what I heard! It also costs $659 from PC Case Gear for the MSI version haha!

mate i don't know your budget but i would suggest buying your parts from multiple sources else unless if you don't have access to a car or public transport to like, Scorptec, MSY and such in your area. I am currently struggling to make a build for you on PCCG due to my internet being a dick.

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Here I made it a bit cheaper and more suited to your needs.

Hey guys, thanks for replying.

This build is just meant to be a family PC, I would like to spend 800 - 1000 AUD if possible. Just didn't want to go integrated graphics lol. I'll take MrChumps recommendation into consideration.

P.S Its awesome to see you Logan comment on my post, this community is great :)

Considered 2nd hand - gumtree, ocau forums, ebay?
Even if you were to get an ex-business machine (i5 or the like) then just change out the psu and gpu (provided the case is suitable) you should be able to pull together a decent enough build. Other mobs to consider for parts are PLE, Netplus, MWave, ShoppingExpress and even Kogan online.

This just came up on ozbargain > - actually pretty darn good package. I put together an amd build it but as you will see my build does not have a gpu. my idea was you could buy the gpu from the first link you gave. I could not find one on pcpartpicker Australia edition. with your gpu the build comes to about $950

Well here's the thing to remember about CSGO. It's extremely easy to run, for example I used to get 60 frames on like a 4860. If you want something that will be affordable and run some games decently here's what you should do. Ask around Tek Syndicate to see if anyone has like a r9 270, GTX 680, 7870, or similar card which you can buy off them used for a deal. CPU wise an 860k with 2x4gb 1600mhz ram will do you. That would do you for a little while. Also sans any SSD's and just stick with a platter drive.