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I'm looking to build a machine capable of running Starcraft 2 at highest settings (the games requirements aren't out yet).
Also, able to run mass effect, etc.

I have ~$800 to spend. The last computer i build is back when the Athlon 64 was new technology.....so i'm a little behind on the best value tech out now. Looking for recommended components: Intel or AMD isn't a big deal to me.

Any suggestions are welcomed.

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  1. if you got the money go for i5 if not try any amd4core black or if you feel lucky and your good with pcs try 2core amd black and ulock the othere 2cores

    you need a hiybrid bord


    gpu well thats up to you if you want crossfire or just 1 i am going for a XFX ATI Radeon 5770 XXX Edition 1024MB GDDR5 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Graphics Card

    it should be good for gaming :)

    psu cant say becase dont know parts

    hdd Seagate Barracuda 500 GB

    thats it hope i hleped


    sorry for poor spelling
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    These are my recommendations:

    Motherboard: AM3, Asus, USB 3.0, 2 PCI-e slots
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

    CPU: phenom IIx4 955 C3 stepping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    RAM: mushkin enhanced 4GB (really good brand)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226101

    video card: XFX 5850 (double lifetime warranty)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477

    power supply: corsair 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    antec 300 case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    hard drive samsung F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Now, my recommendations go over budget with $905 after mail in rebates and before shipping. To get you within budget, I would change the following:
    GPU: radeon 5770 XFX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150464

    Comes to $775 after mail in rebates and before shipping now. Another, more powerful GPU, the 4890, does not have DX11 but is only $30 more bringing the total after mail in rebates but before shipping to $805

    If you would like to save money on the CPU, this is a viable and powerful option if you want to go with a 4890 or less but you will need a CPU fan in addition:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103652

    A less expansive and nearly as powerful option is the Athlon IIx3 440, which comes with heatsink and fan:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103843
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