hello im just looking for the cheapest possible route without the system being complete crap, it will mostly be used for starcraft and minecraft. right now mITX looks nice for this but unsure about some of the ITX parts. im lookig to be able to play starcraft 2 at medium settings at 1080p or play intense custom games on low at 60 frames per second. and i would also like to max out minecraft (no brainier).
yeah i don't wish to go the amd route with this one as per core performance would be best with star craft only utilizing 2 threads, if i did go with amd i would be looking at the apu's but silly me being addicted to power i wouldnt settle for anything less than the a10. also this will not be overclocked so im fine with stock cooler. well with the amd cpus using upward from 100 watts maybe, but if i go intel i will be plenty fine with 55 TDP, i am looking for a budget with these same parts at around 300
Slomo4sho, I don't understand your CPU recommendation. The G2020 will stomp the 750K in SC2, and for less.
The 750K is a 5800K without the integrated GPU which overclocks really well. Overclocked, it should provide performance closer to an i3. Also the system is well rounded and enables one to branch out to other games (especially since the GPU comes with 3 games)