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July 15, 2013 10:59:11 PM

I'm building my first gaming PC and basically have two parameters...

1) It must be able to play StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm at ultra settings, at or over 60 frames per second.

2) It should be as cheap as possible.

Anyway, here's my latest build. I'm going to buy everything in a couple days and really have no idea what I'm doing. Think this will turn out OK if everything comes in the mail in a couple weeks and I just have to piece everything together?

GPU - GeForce GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5 -----------------------$135.00
CPU - Intel i5 3330 ivy bridge ------------------------------$189.00
Motherboard - ASRock LGA 1155 Intel ----------------------$62.00
Storage - WD Blue WD5000AAKX ---------------------------$58.00
Power Supply - CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 500W ---------$49.00
Case - NZXT 210 ------------------------------------------$40.00
Monitor - ASUS VS229 H-P ---------------------------------$140.00
DVD Drive - ASUS24x DVD-RW Serial ATA Drive --------------$21.00
Ram/Memory - Gskill Ripsaw DDR3 1600 (2x4gb --------------$54.00

Total: $748.00

What do you think?

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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 11:21:18 PM

if you don't plan on doing sli in the future then yes that's a pretty good build although i would suggest a 3570k atleast and preferably nonstock cpu cooler
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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 11:51:56 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Smorizio/saved/1OZU
Twenty dollars more with rebates. Newer CPU and 660ti card.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 12:59:52 AM

Smorizio there is no GPU in that link. OP the build in unbalanced for a gaming PC you want to spend more on the GPU than the CPU. SC2 only uses 2 cores so if thats the only game you want to play get an i3 and spend more on the GPU.
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