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Help removing ~$50-100 Australian from a build (Need cheaper)

#11zorlaczeroheroPosted 9/3/2013 4:35:00 AM
johnny_pay posted...
i would suggest hunting around for parts. when i built my computer i looked at like 6 different shops and the difference in prices for the total build was about 300 depending on where i bought the parts from.


Indeed, go on Aussie sites like Mwave and PCcasegear and see what they have on offer. I've seen $350 graphics cards for a lot less because of a weekend deal or whatever. If your friend is flexible with his build he'll be able to bring it in cheaper.

Looking at the list, you could change the case to save some cash, and look for a deal on a PSU. You can get better than that cheaper if you shop around. Find out if there are any computer markets in your area. I know they have one in Sydney (though it's not great). But you'll often get stuff a bit cheaper.

btw same PSU at Mwave is $89, worth it if you are in the area.
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#12SnadadosPosted 9/3/2013 7:39:40 AM
daemon_dan posted...
member1982 posted...
PSU too expensive, drop to 520W antec like Neo or something.

That case is also abit pricey.. no doubt it is nice.. but.... hehe


you guys have to remember that in AUS, electronics tend to cost considerably more. This includes PC components


Even still, that case if only $15 more than what newegg lists it "on sale" in the US.

You can easily drop the price about $50 by choosing another case.

The Antec HCG series is a bit on the expensive side regardless of what country you are in if you're looking for a budget build.
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#13member1982Posted 9/3/2013 10:45:39 AM(edited)
daemon_dan posted...
member1982 posted...
PSU too expensive, drop to 520W antec like Neo or something.

That case is also abit pricey.. no doubt it is nice.. but.... hehe


you guys have to remember that in AUS, electronics tend to cost considerably more. This includes PC components


i am in australia... lols, i had a look at the 520W antec neo PSU i bought like 2 years ago, and it was like $50, now it is like $70 mwahah, damn. Seems it gets more expensive... maybe go for some other newer model

http://staticice.com.au/ gets good price for certain parts, seems like TC already using MSY pricing :P so that is like the sort of pretty close to being the cheapest you can get.

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#14zorlaczeroheroPosted 9/3/2013 2:29:50 PM
member1982 posted...
daemon_dan posted...
member1982 posted...
PSU too expensive, drop to 520W antec like Neo or something.

That case is also abit pricey.. no doubt it is nice.. but.... hehe


you guys have to remember that in AUS, electronics tend to cost considerably more. This includes PC components


i am in australia... lols, i had a look at the 520W antec neo PSU i bought like 2 years ago, and it was like $50, now it is like $70 mwahah, damn. Seems it gets more expensive... maybe go for some other newer model

http://staticice.com.au/ gets good price for certain parts, seems like TC already using MSY pricing :P so that is like the sort of pretty close to being the cheapest you can get.


I find Australia cheaper than the UK for PC parts. It's not far off the US. And yeah it's hard to find cheaper than MSY, except the weekend deals at other places. I go to the Auburn branch in Sydney for expensive stuff. I would use them more but they are an ignorant set of buggers. You can stand there for 15 mins whilst they ignore you and have a chat.
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#15Skul_(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 3:19:38 PM
daemon_dan posted...
I really can't advise going lower, then, unless he doesn't really wanna game on it. I assume he does?


He does. Hes not a huge gamer, but he loves his Total War and C&C.

How about this revised build?
x6 FX-6300 CPU $135
AsRock 970-Extreme4 AMD 970 MoBO $115
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600MHz RAM $79
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD $69
Corsair Carbide 300R Black Mid Tower Case $98
Gigabyte 7790 2GB OC GPU $159
Antec HCG-520M PSU $104
SATA DVD RWSamsung $19
20 5ms LG E2042TC $115
$893

It fits in the budget, so i just want confirmation that it is a solid build.
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#16daemon_danPosted 9/3/2013 3:22:03 PM
Skul_ posted...
daemon_dan posted...
I really can't advise going lower, then, unless he doesn't really wanna game on it. I assume he does?


He does. Hes not a huge gamer, but he loves his Total War and C&C.

How about this revised build?
x6 FX-6300 CPU $135
AsRock 970-Extreme4 AMD 970 MoBO $115
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600MHz RAM $79
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD $69
Corsair Carbide 300R Black Mid Tower Case $98
Gigabyte 7790 2GB OC GPU $159
Antec HCG-520M PSU $104
SATA DVD RWSamsung $19
20 5ms LG E2042TC $115
$893

It fits in the budget, so i just want confirmation that it is a solid build.

It will meet his needs. You might even be able to get a slightly cheaper motherboard
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#17BadProfessionalPosted 9/3/2013 3:35:37 PM
Skul_ posted...
He does. Hes not a huge gamer, but he loves his Total War and C&C.

How about this revised build?
x6 FX-6300 CPU $135
AsRock 970-Extreme4 AMD 970 MoBO $115
Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 1600MHz RAM $79
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD $69
Corsair Carbide 300R Black Mid Tower Case $98
Gigabyte 7790 2GB OC GPU $159
Antec HCG-520M PSU $104
SATA DVD RWSamsung $19
20 5ms LG E2042TC $115
$893

It fits in the budget, so i just want confirmation that it is a solid build.


You could also consider an A10-6800K build without a discreet graphics card now, and then when your friend has another $150-200 (or more) adding a discreet card.
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