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Need help creating a Gaming PC for approximately $2000 AUD

TheConfusedBuilder
  • 6 days ago

Hi everyone, I'm new to the building a PC scene, and so was looking for help picking the most suitable parts. I am in Australia, and am looking to play newer games (i.e. Re2, Red Dead 2)i n the highest quality that won't put me too far over budget, as well as modding older games (Fallout NV, Skyrim) . I have a keyboard, mouse and OS, but am looking for a new monitor. I am aiming for a budget of around $2000 but i am open to pushing up to around $2500 with a decent monitor.

Thanks in advance!

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  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

AMD Version:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $278.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock X570M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $299.00 @ JW Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $129.00 @ PC Byte
Storage Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.00 @ PC Byte
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $651.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.00 @ PC Byte
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $145.00 @ PC Byte
Monitor Asus ROG Strix XG258Q 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $552.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2254.00
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-15 13:16 AEDT+1100

Intel Version:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9600KF 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $293.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $35.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Asus PRIME Z390M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $225.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $129.00 @ PC Byte
Storage Corsair MP510 240 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $79.00 @ PC Byte
Storage *Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $651.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Thermaltake Versa H18 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.00 @ PC Byte
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $145.00 @ PC Byte
Monitor Asus ROG Strix XG258Q 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor $552.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2230.00
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-15 13:17 AEDT+1100
  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, is there any particular reason I would pick AMD over Intel or vice versa?

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Double amount of threads in Ryzen can be helpful in some tasks and also comes with a decent(far from amazing though)stock cooler eliminating the need to spend extra money on on cooler.

You may wish to purchase aftermarket cooler anyway,but I think every AMD boxed cooler deserves a chance. It is proven that they are good enough no matter what some PC enthusiasts might claim. They aren't great for OC-ing though. Not that overclocking Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs(3200 and 3400 are NOT Zen 2)will yeald some special performance improvements.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

As Gamesquire said, Ryzen can be helpful in tasks that are better with multithreading.

Intel tends to be better for gaming (if the game doesn't require many threads)

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