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Competitive Gamer Building a Gaming Computer for $2100 AUS

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I am a gamer who has a budget of $2100 AUS and I want to build a fast PC that can handle high frame rates in FPS titles such as Overwatch, Battalion 1944 and Battlefield. I have been looking around at local Australian stores such as Scorptec and I need help choosing parts, I am looking for a red and black color theme if possible. I only really want parts from Scorptec because of the convince of driving there. I was thinking of getting a 1080 with an i7 7700k or an i7 7800x but I don't have enough knowledge on computers to know whats best please help me out thanks.
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  1. Check out pcpartpicker.com

    I believe you can change the monetary value to AUS but I'm not 100%(I'm at work on my phone).

    With a low budget your probably can't go with the X299 build which is a 7800x and probably have to go with the LGA1151 7700k.

    Right now stictly for gaming the 7700K is basically still the best though. Get a G2 or G3 PSU

    Will you be overclocking? What resolution will you be gaming?
    Reply to Shotta06
  2. Shotta06 said:
    Check out pcpartpicker.com

    I believe you can change the monetary value to AUS but I'm not 100%(I'm at work on my phone).

    With a low budget your probably can't go with the X299 build which is a 7800x and probably have to go with the LGA1151 7700k.

    Right now stictly for gaming the 7700K is basically still the best though. Get a G2 or G3 PSU

    Will you be overclocking? What resolution will you be gaming?

    I do not plan to overclock and I am playing at 1080p on a 24 inch monitor
    Reply to HeroRobotic
  3. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from HeroRobotic : "Need help making a PC"

    HeroRobotic said:
    I have a budget of $2100 AUS I want a really fast computer for fast pace competitive gaming. I would prefer the parts to be from scorptec


    Chugalug_ said:
    Need anything apart from the parts included?
    Monitor? Keyboard/mouse? OS?


    Here's a build that includes no peripherals, https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/jhQKTH
    Reply to Mike3k24
  4. Mike3k24 said:
    MERGED QUESTION
    Question from HeroRobotic : "Need help making a PC"

    HeroRobotic said:
    I have a budget of $2100 AUS I want a really fast computer for fast pace competitive gaming. I would prefer the parts to be from scorptec


    Chugalug_ said:
    Need anything apart from the parts included?
    Monitor? Keyboard/mouse? OS?


    Here's a build that includes no peripherals, https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/jhQKTH


    Just switch case for some red/black.
    Reply to salerhino
  5. You can change the LED color on that case btw
    Reply to Mike3k24
  6. Grab this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($427.00 @ Centre Com)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B250M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.00 @ Centre Com)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC 8G Video Card ($699.00 @ Umart)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ Centre Com)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Monitor: Acer - XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($379.01 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $2030.01
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 08:16 AEST+1000
    Reply to Chugalug_
  7. That's a terrible list dude you didn't even include an ssd for that budget.
    This build is 10x better than the above, includes a good sized SSD and a 1080ti.
    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/QcZqf8
    Reply to Mike3k24
  8. If you'll pay a bit more attention you'll also see that that list and all previous including yours don't include a monitor, is @OP expected to utilize anything above a 1070 at 60Hz?
    Performance is pointless if you don't use it.
    If I was going for just performance without a monitor I could do far better.
    At 1080p Ryzen performance also takes quite a significant hit. Not sure why you're downvoting me for taking into account the situation...
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($297.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($115.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Samsung - 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card ($1080.20 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ Centre Com)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Total: $1987.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 12:09 AEST+1000
    Reply to Chugalug_
  9. Chugalug_ said:
    If you'll pay a bit more attention you'll also see that that list and all previous including yours don't include a monitor, is @OP expected to utilize anything above a 1070 at 60Hz?
    Performance is pointless if you don't use it.
    If I was going for just performance without a monitor I could do far better.
    At 1080p Ryzen performance also takes quite a significant hit. Not sure why you're downvoting me for taking into account the situation...
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($297.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($115.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Samsung - 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card ($1080.20 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ Centre Com)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Total: $1987.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 12:09 AEST+1000

    My monitor is 144hz 1080p
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  10. In that case grab the 1080 Ti list you quoted just there, best value for money.
    I'll change it to fit your budget.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($295.00 @ Umart)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($115.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card ($1080.20 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ Centre Com)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Total: $2086.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 16:15 AEST+1000
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  11. Chugalug_ said:
    In that case grab the 1080 Ti list you quoted just there, best value for money.
    I'll change it to fit your budget.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($295.00 @ Umart)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($115.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card ($1080.20 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ Centre Com)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Total: $2086.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 16:15 AEST+1000

    I would prefer the i7 7700k, also I am more comfortable if the items are from scorptec so I can just pick them up there
    Reply to HeroRobotic
  12. Best answer
    You'll get worse performance that way, and the CPU won't last as long.
    I get brand safety, but the AMD CPU simply allows you to get much more performance for your money.
    You can buy everything but the RAM from scorptec, you'll be forking over another $40 if you want to buy the RAM from Scorptec.
    If you want to get that from them too: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/4n648d/gskill-tridentz-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c16d-16gtzkw


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Scorptec)
    Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($119.00 @ Scorptec)
    Memory: GeIL - SUPER LUCE 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($159.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($189.00 @ Scorptec)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ Scorptec)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($1129.00 @ Scorptec)
    Case: Corsair - 100R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.00 @ Scorptec)
    Power Supply: Fractal Design - Integra M 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.00 @ Scorptec)
    Total: $2132.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-06-28 16:43 AEST+1000
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