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Critic my cheap SCII comp build

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August 12, 2010 3:45:07 AM

Hey, I'm trying to build a computer for the sole purpose of being able to play SC II at a decent graphics setting. Don't really wanna go over $600 I have a few parts.

Please critic this build:

CPU - I3-530 - $100
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $50
RAM - 2x2gb Patriot DDR3 1333 - $90
CD - Undecided - $25
Motherboard - Undecided - $125
Win 7 - $130

PSU - 600W - Already Own
Video Card - Radeon HD4850 1 gig - Already Own
Case - ATX - Already Own

Total = $520
Tax = $592

Please let me know if there is any major bottlenecks or anything I should be aware of.
August 12, 2010 4:24:50 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Video Games to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 12, 2010 11:46:41 AM

Any thoughts? Anything should be replaced?
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August 12, 2010 11:55:09 AM

It looks fine, though me personally, I would actually go with AMD for the RANA x3 440 - $76 and an AMD board.
This board is $110 after rebate and also allows Crossfire in case you ever need it
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The i3 is a nice CPU, but in this day and age I prefer to stick with at least 3 cores on my CPU. The AMD has the added bonus that you can easily upgrade it in future if another game you like comes out which require more power.

I would also change the RAM to G SKill Ripjaws as they are faster and I like G Skill a lot, they will cost $105, but this is personal preference.

In terms of what you want it to do, your system will play SC2 fine

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