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Need a good computer for Team Fortress 2 and Starcraft 2

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  • Starcraft 2
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July 12, 2010 5:35:58 AM

I want a computer that can run TF2 and Starcraft 2 at optimum performance. Right now im looking at a computer off of iBUYPOWER.com and this is what I have:

Case: NZXT Lexa-S Gaming Case

Processor: Intel Core i5 655k

Memory: 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1333

Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 220 - 1GB

Motherboard: ASUS P7H55

Power: 500 Watt

Hard Drive: 500 GB Hard Drive

Optical Drive: 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD/RW Drive CD-R/RW Drive

Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

Network Card: Onboard LAN Network

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

Monitor: 19" Widescreen LCD

Speaker System: iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System

(Mouse and keyboard are included for free)

Total: $862.00

This is mainly to check if this will work, but also if I would be getting a good deal and if I could get the same performance for lower cost. Really all I want is for TF2 and SC2 to work at optimum performance, if I could save a hundred or two bucks that would be great. As long as I can upgrade in the future, im just wanting a good gaming PC for the time being. Im not too interested in future proofing right away, im on a low budget.

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July 12, 2010 7:39:57 AM

Compare prices between the i5-655k and the i5-750; I'm pretty sure the i5-750 is cheaper and is a true quad-core to boot. The k-series are overpriced because they come with unlocked multipliers.

Also, the GT220 SUCKS as a gaming card. Save money somewhere else and go for something more powerful, otherwise no game will run at anywhere near full settings.
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July 12, 2010 10:30:16 AM

Processor wise its fine but a Herr_koos states, Stay away from the gfx card unless your budget is restricting you the id consider your cpu. The 5770/460 or better would be the best bet and also give you some future proofing.
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