CHEAP Family PC build

So my parents' toshiba laptop needs a replacement badly, so my dad asked me to see If I can get them a really cheap desktop together.

  • Budget. 400-430 Above 460 is pushing it.
  • Where do you live? Australia,  and what currency do you use? AUD
  •   -Is there a retailer you prefer? Umart, ( Pc Case Gear (
  • Do you need or already have peripherals?Keyboard
  • What will you be using your future computer for? Mainly very light gaming and surfing the web and watching movies online and on disk. 
  • Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking? No
  • Do you plan on going for custom watercooling now, or in the future? Nope
  • OS. Do you need a new one? yes W8 64bit
  • Do you plan on Mining BTC either for yourself or Tek Syndicate? No


What I have so far:

Intel Celeron Dual Core G1610/2.60GHz $49.00

ASRock B75-PRO3-M $63.00

G Skill 4G(2x2G) DDR3 1600Mhz $52.00

Seagate Barracuda 500GB $56.00

CoolerMaster K280 Case $49.00

CoolerMaster Thunder Series 500W $56.00

DVD Drive $19.00

Gigabyte Geforce 210 $39.00

TP-Link TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless PCIe $14.00

Windows 8 64 bit $109.00


I'd like to reduce the cost slightly and add a cheap keyboard. I also need a wireless adapter but Im not sure if the one I've chosen have is any good.


I see the thunder series PSU on PCCG is at $79, currently. 

I'd swap it out for the corsair cx-430 - it is all you will need for your build, and is 80+ certified, and cheaper.

Other than that, the build looks alright for what you say you need it for. What games specifically will you be playing when gaming? 


I'd recommend paying a bit more for this:

I can't honestly see the 210 playing anything. Integrated graphics would be better. The 6670 will give you a significant boost in performance. But once again, depends what games you're playing.

The games It'll be playing are GTA San Andreas (My little sister loves this game) and the sims 3 also played by my little sister.

Also I'll be buying the thunder PSU from Umart where its priced at 56 :)

Ah ok. So I assume you're building the PC yourself?

I'd consider the 6670. It's only about $30-$40 more and the performance will be double, if not more than that of the 210. Or even an upgrade to the 610 at least. It's up to you though. I'm sure GTA:SA will be fine on the 210 possibly.

Man the prices for RAM and OS are so expensive in Australia compared to the US! 

We need to sort out our pricing.

Haha yes I'm not sure myself why its so expensive here and yes I'm going to build the PC myself.