$1500 budget for gaming PC. Australia.

May I first say, Aussie prices "Ouch!"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $245.00 @ PLE Computers
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $115.00 @ PCCaseGear
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $175.00 @ Umart
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.00 @ Umart
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00 @ Umart
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $335.00 @ Umart
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $98.00 @ PLE Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $125.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor Samsung S22D300HY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $135.00 @ Centre Com
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1494.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-08 02:46 EST+1100

8 core CPU and 16GB memory gets your video work done faster. If you want/need a 970, drop the ssd, 8GB memory, and get a cheaper case.

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