I need help deciding what to buy, i have 450$ as my budget to build a pc I haven't built a PC since about 5 years. so my knowledge of parts (etc, whats the best to get) is outdated with light years.
So which way should I go ?
Pros for the PC : is starcraft 2 if i see it on shelves before 2020.
Pros for the PS3 : that its cheaper.
I don't really care for PS3 exclusives or PC's (except for SC2)
PS : I already got a case, monitor and PSU 650W...
I would argue that the return on investment for a PS3 is really high, but if Starcraft 2 is your focal point, then it would be pointless to purchase a PS3, as there has been ZERO indication from blizzard that they might try port it to the consoles.
There is no 5850 in your future for that budget, i'm afraid, but there are some pretty good rigs you can build with your available parts. I am assuming you have a Keyboard and a mouse as well, but will try leave 20-30 of the budget for those things incase you don't.
I always prefer to go with XFX, due to their most excellent double lifetime warranties, and pretty solid Customer Service. The bare minimum card I would put in for some sort of longevity, would be a 4770 512mb card, 114.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...