Iam looking towards on building a new PC within the next few months or so. The reason is cause i want to be able to play Starcraft 2 when it comes out as well as other games as well. I am in Canada so if anyone is willing to help fix my list, please do. But i only picked out some parts so if anyone will be so kind to help me find parts for me, i would be grateful too. And if I am missing any parts, please include it for me please. Thanks!
Parts and other stuff that are not needed:
Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, sound card, printer, Ethernet card, OS
Or i have this one thats about $350 which is way below my budget, here are the specs :
Acer AM3800-U3802A Intel E5200 2.5Ghz
4GB DDR3 Memory
640GB SATA II HDD
Intel X4500 Graphics w/ HDMI
7.1 CH HD Audio
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct...
To play games you will need something better than the integrated x4500 that comes with the $350 build
AMD is typically better for processors under the $150 price and competing well between $150-200.
If you want to game under $600 canadian this is the kind of build you want. You don't need a 700W PSU for something like this. The technology is up to date so it will be good for upgrading in the future and the board supports crossfire if you ever decide to get a second radeon 4850. I don't know much about starcraft but with this build you can play a lot of modern games on fairly high settings.
I don't blame you for being confused after the mess above. I've edited my original build post for the mistakes that I made. The calisto that daggs suggested is a nice CPU. If you go with his suggestion, you'll need to switch the RAM I suggested. Or you can go with the build I suggested. It's basically a triple core vs. dual core and the triple core has a slightly slower bus.