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Decent Lower-end gaming build

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July 16, 2010 3:53:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August 2010 BUDGET RANGE: Prob ~ $500 but the lower the better

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Starcraft 2, Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) OS, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect, i live close to the NJ Microcenter, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1366 x 786

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

For a cpu im looking for a core 2 duo or an i3.


and for GPU im looking at a Radeon 4800 series or a Gefore 9000 series

I definaly want to have 4gbs RAM

Im trying to keep this as low as possible

Im completly lost on a case, mobo and psu

edit:
Been looking at some barebones kits on tiger direct this one isnt too bad besides the mobo:
July 16, 2010 4:24:44 PM

@batuchka
i was looking at a similar AMD build as this but a few friends of mine have said that i should really look at the i3, b/c i can get it for 100, unless i want to jump up to a Phenom II.
Id rather upgrade the graphics card in 8 months or so, than need a new processor.
And i feel intel's processor will be slightly better down the line

Also the main reason I'm building this is for sc2, which is very processor intensive game

Also my neighbor may have a monitor for me so im going to take that out of the build
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July 16, 2010 6:15:15 PM

Anyone got a good rig based around an i3 530 and a Radeon 4800?
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