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Buying Pre-built Gaming / Media Computer for $800

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August 10, 2012 5:32:56 PM

I currently have a 24" ultasharp dell u2412m that I just bought and would really like a desktop to enjoy with it. My preferences are a computer able to handle SC2 on Extreme settings, Blu- ray player that shows quality, Microsoft office 2010 for college assignment. The biggest quality I want the desktop to have is appearance and durability, I want it to have a very custom graphiclights with a clear panel to see the components inside, I will be looking at this everyday and a desktop is something that I use literaly everyday. Also If anyone could give out some recommendation on a sound system, keyboard, and mouse that I would be satisfied with, lighted keys preferred . Thank you my limit would be $800 plus shipping, I could be flexible if it something worth investing in, serious offers only welcomed, thank you
August 10, 2012 8:09:51 PM

Sorry man, but don't think you're going to get a pre-built computer that can handle Starcraft II on Ultra for $800. You're probably going to average 40-45 fps and even drop down to 30-35 fps when a lot is going on at best for that budget. Unless you build one or have someone else build one, $800 is a hard budget to cope with.
August 10, 2012 8:30:57 PM

So what would be your recommendation on a reasonable price for a pre built computer that meet my standards?
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August 10, 2012 8:42:41 PM

About $1,000 :/ 
You could get a custom one for a little over 850 and run Starcraft 2 with around 60 FPS for a little over $850 including tax + shipping, but someone would have to build it for you.
August 10, 2012 9:38:47 PM

Alright so setting the budget to $1000 for a system with my preference, subtracting the blu-ray and office, and just mainly focused on a computer that can run SC 2 on extreme would be a good set standard. open to offers or recomendation if I were to build the computer, Thanks you for suggestions prior
August 10, 2012 9:52:01 PM
August 11, 2012 8:11:03 AM

ehh the only benefit i see out of this setup is visually. The ram is 8gb and my neighbor is a gamer he said I need a 16g RAM with 2GB dedicated to graphics card. The case got not so well reviews, hardrive is green, not a very properly built computer, Ive done research for 3 weeks and can see that this would not meet my needs especially for the money spent. Thanks for the reply but no bueno
August 11, 2012 3:50:08 PM

+ the 560TI gets on starcraft on ultra
August 11, 2012 3:50:54 PM

I am sorry but you "suposed to be gamer" neighbor is crazy, i had 4gb and now 8gb and i run EVERY single game at ultra, starcraft runs on 2gb and 1gb for the system which means 3gbs total, i wouldnt see why you want 16g unless you're video editing or music producer
August 11, 2012 9:59:09 PM

dragonrage said:
ehh the only benefit i see out of this setup is visually. The ram is 8gb and my neighbor is a gamer he said I need a 16g RAM with 2GB dedicated to graphics card. The case got not so well reviews, hardrive is green, not a very properly built computer, Ive done research for 3 weeks and can see that this would not meet my needs especially for the money spent. Thanks for the reply but no bueno

Your neighbor does not know what he is talking about. 16GB of RAM is way too much. Anything over 8GB of RAM is overkill.
EDIT: Your neighbor is right about the 2GB of VRAM though. I didn't mean to select a 1GB card for you.
You are making a mistake by listening to your neighbor.
August 11, 2012 10:37:34 PM

alright well here is specs for a person selling a computer on ebay for exactly $800, would it be worth it or is a new built computer worth investing in, also are there other prebuilts that I could get better quality than this build, thanks for all the replies

Tower:( case) COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced

Storage Box: Alpha and Omega BOX-MK-BK INTERNAL 5.25"

CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core

Liquid CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H50 high performance liquid cooling system
http://www.corsair.com/hydro-series-h50-cpu-cooler.html
http://techreport.com/articles.x/17481
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58

Memory:( ram) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Memory cooling: G.SKILL FTB-3500C5-D Fans

Video Card:( gfx) XFX Radeon HD 6850 Black Edition
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1543/1/
Power Supply: ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M Continuous 1100W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single 12V Rail, Modular Flat Cable Design

Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 7200rpm

Hard Drive 2: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7200rpm

DVD/CD reader/writer: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer CD-ROM Black SATA Model

Card Reader: Front Panel Multi-format Card Reader with USB 2.0 Port
August 11, 2012 10:40:19 PM

It's alright, but the GPU definitely would not run Starcraft 2 on Ultra.
August 11, 2012 10:45:23 PM

So recomendations on buying this setup and then upgrading the graphic card, or just creating a whole new build?
August 11, 2012 10:53:45 PM

You should really just build a computer, it's easy, especially if you read all the manuals if you're a beginner.
August 12, 2012 5:11:10 PM

Nvm, this PC has just now been sold.
August 12, 2012 7:20:57 PM

check out my last post it might be a good pc for you
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