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Need help building a PC that can run TF2/Starcraft 2?

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September 27, 2010 1:13:08 PM

Hello, I'm trying to make a decent rig that can run TF2, Starcraft 2, ETC. I can afford to be a little overkill. Will this build work?


Power: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS certified Active PFC "compatible with core i5/7" 100$

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Blaxk Steel ATX Full Tower Case 165$ Ram: G.Skill 6GB (3 x 2gb) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 150$

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB 32Mb Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard Drive 150$

Processor: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66Ghz 8mb l3 cache lga 1156 95W Quad Core 195$

Graphics Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTx 460 1GB 256 bit GDDR5 Express 2.0 Sli Support card 230$ Motherboard: Biostar t5 xe cfx-sli lga 1156 Intel p55 ATX motherboard

Windows 7: 100.00
September 27, 2010 1:26:35 PM

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Hello, I'm trying to make a decent rig that can run TF2, Starcraft 2, ETC. I can afford to be a little overkill. Will this build work?


Power: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS certified Active PFC "compatible with core i5/7" 100$

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Blaxk Steel ATX Full Tower Case 165$ Ram: G.Skill 6GB (3 x 2gb) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 150$

Hard Drive: Western Digital 1TB 32Mb Cache SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard Drive 150$

Processor: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66Ghz 8mb l3 cache lga 1156 95W Quad Core 195$

Graphics Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTx 460 1GB 256 bit GDDR5 Express 2.0 Sli Support card 230$ Motherboard: Biostar t5 xe cfx-sli lga 1156 Intel p55 ATX motherboard

Windows 7: 100.00


Amazingly well.But some suggestions.First,the i5 750 gets dual channel ram so you should use 2x2gb or 2x4gb so 4gb of that g.skill ram would be more than enough.I can tell you that of all the games I play,including sc2 nothing maxes it or gets near to maxing it.Next,if you don't plan on crossfiring or sliing a good brand 550w psu will be enough.If you will keep the 750w antec.Also,the case you chose is overkill.Get this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ,and you will be more than fine or a haf 922 or even an antec 300.The money you'll save this way should be used for either an ssd or a better gpu like the gtx 470 or 580.Finally you haven't added a motherboard and I personally would suggest not getting the i5 750 and getting the p2 x6 1055t.Th i5 750 is an amazing cpu(I have it) but the p2 x6 is more futureproof due to it's extra cores.Also,the hdd you chose is overpriced.Get a samsung f3 spinpoint 1tb(not the eeco at 5400 rpm,the ones at 7200rpm for storage.
That's all and sorry for the wall of text:-)
October 1, 2010 7:41:13 AM

This rig is good.

Just a second I have another thought:
- i7-950
- Any 1366 Motherboard
- Corsair XMS3 12 GB (6 x 2 GB) for $260 on Newegg
- Any VGA you like
- Any HDD you like
- Same Power Supply

That would pawn any games, even for the next 12 years. >:-)
October 1, 2010 1:19:10 PM

andrern2000 said:
This rig is good.

Just a second I have another thought:
- i7-950
- Any 1366 Motherboard
- Corsair XMS3 12 GB (6 x 2 GB) for $260 on Newegg
- Any VGA you like
- Any HDD you like
- Same Power Supply

That would pawn any games, even for the next 12 years. >:-)

Let's throw in 2x256gb SSD's and sli'd 480's.
:D 
<Then this thread turns into, "Make the best gaming computer, again.">

The build itself looks good and should max games out on lower resolutions.
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