SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HD video and Starcraft 2
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Hard drive, power supply, keyboard, mouse, monitor, optical drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg preferable, but not necessary
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Will be using a Core i series processor and a GTX 460 video card
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 minimum
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Have a configuration in mind, just want thoughts and possible price saving suggestions
My intial configuration through Newegg is below. It's pretty straightforward. As I only need RAM, video card, CPU, case, and motherboard for now, I'm just looking to tweak this. I went with a high clock dual core CPU as the only game I'll be playing is Starcraft 2, and won't need anything better for everyday computing/HD video watching. I figured the GTX 460 was the way to go, from all accounts, as far as price/performance ratio goes.
Basically, I just want to see if anyone has the ability to tweak this configuration to save a few bucks, or get a little more performance at this price range.
Thanks in advace!
UPDATE: Wrong GPU on price list, should be GTX 460 1GB
So you will have a fresh install of windows and never run anything besides sc2? I dont believe how games only use 2 cores, EVERY game i ever played always uses 4-5 cores of my 6. From WOW to warcraft 3 to duke nukem, from a windows 95 monopoly to crysis. I have yet to play a single or dual threaded game.
If you look the processor i recommended will outperform the one you suggested.