The extreme budget build

So my friend wants a console killer for around $500AUD
Now he also wants to render videos but doesn't mind waiting a bit.

My suggestion is:
I am unsure about the CPU choice. I kinda just picked and hoped. Could you guys help me improve.

Not a fan of that PSU, 350W is rough.

It's better then the no-name spare chinese one I have...
To keep it budget it'll be hard... I'm already a little over budget.

That's true I guess, I'm just thinking about his upgrade path. I think he'd be better off buying second hand (if that's an option), because with that much money in good old Australia spent on brand new components isn't going to get you far

I can't really find any second hand. Although he's saying $700 is the cut off and he'd be fine spending $600. This may mean more room to flex.

Damn buying tech in Australia is expensive, assuming you want to keep the same CPU/Mobo, try this

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I'm willing to downgrade the CPU and mobo

I'd put the £170 from the GPU into a better CPU maybe an A10 and a decent PSU then pick up a good used GPU once Pascal et all launch and the used market gets flooded

There is no used market in Australia. Well not one that doesn't prey on the stupid buying cheap cards for big $$$

I disagree, the 750ti will kick any similarly priced CPUs ass if hardware acceleration is available when encoding video

You could go with an R7 360 instead. Little video comparing the two:

The build if I had to do it would look like this:

750ti seems to be worth it more.

Just wanted to mention it.

Yeah, I'd usually go AMD but the 750ti is a clear winner at this price point

He also doesn't mind waiting a bit tho

Jeez that is a rough market you guys have down there. Do you know anyone in the US you could trust to repackage and reship stuff for you?

Pc part picker is horrible for a aus.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor | $152.99 @ Mwave Australia
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard | $98.00 @ CPL Online
Memory | Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | $59.00 @ CPL Online
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $69.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 4GB Video Card | $225.00 @ Umart
Case | Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case | $45.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply | Corsair VS 450W ATX Power Supply | $54.00 @ CPL Online
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $702.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-04 03:28 AEST+1000 |

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD A8-7650K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.00 @ Umart)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A68M-HD+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($72.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($169.00 @ Umart)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $606.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-04 03:41 AEST+1000

$600, chip you can overclock a little bit, and a nicer looking case and a 500w PSU

Why not a 270x instead of 360 or 750Ti? It's a better card than either and shouldn't be that much more.

Although, it is Oz so might be a lot more...