Thanks a lot StarCraft 2. I wasn't planning on upgrading for a while but you forced my hands.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! So far this is what I have in my cart. Also, I am not looking to overclock at all. All I want to be able to do with this new rig is run StarCraft 2 on ULTRA settings without any significant hiccups in FPS.
I'd also like to limit the cost to under 500 if possible. I have keyboard/speaker/monitor/hdd/dvd drive/etc so those I don't need to worry about as much. I'd just like a good computer that's able to run StarCraft 2 in max settings without FPS drops.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: It'll either be this week or in September (Going on vacation)
BUDGET RANGE: $400-500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming is most important. Least would probably be well... anything else.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Maybe Graphics Card.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, AMD Mobo with USB 3.0 (of course optional), DDR3.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just looking to allow SC2 to run on ultra without it going below 30 FPS! (:
I've picked out some parts already that I might purchase. Please provide suggestions/opinions on them.
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB RAM
OCZ 600W PSU
I feel like my current graphics card might just do it. I posted in another category on Tomshardware about my CPU bottlenecking and such but I really am not sure what's going on with my computer.
My graphics card is this:
Would that graphics card be alright? Or would it significantly bottleneck the CPU I have in my cart?
Also, am I missing anything? Do CPU Heat sinks and fans come with the CPU? Or do I have to purchase my own? I have a ATX case in mind so that's covered.
I would appreciate any sort of suggestions/recommendations. Thank you!