I am looking into parts for a home built mid-range games computer that will be able to successfully run SC2 and D3 on high quality when released. I'm willing to spend but am totally lost when it comes to finding parts that are both good and compatible with each other. I guess what I'm asking is for help with the build so i can buy the parts and get busy. I am willing to spend around $700-900, i have many speakers/mouses/keyboards/monitors laying around that i can use. i will be getting the parts around town also
I don't think that the 5830 is a good choice, it certainly doesn't cost $230 for the performance it offers, a 5770 is a better buy, save your money and get a 5770.
besides at that resolution of 1280x1024 a 5770 is more than enough, heck even a much older card would of been. Let me give you an example, my old pc, that now i use to keep my data, had the fallowing specs:
while you are 100% right, nice build btw, i recommend a little more of his budget wise, because i factor that if he upgrade to a better monitor the build i posted will fallow, with no upgrade necessary, that translate into cheaper than building 1 cheap pc now and then upgrading or building a new one later.