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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2010 5:01:23 AM

Friends,

This hasn't been ordered yet. I was hoping to get some feedback. This is my first build I have assembled with the help of a few others. Goals are light gaming (sc2 on ultra), music, poker.



Peace be the journey.

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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2010 6:35:16 AM

There is nothing wrong with this build, and given the strategy game goals I would say the quad is a good choice.

However, I feel you could sacrifice a bit of power (not PSU quality, just amps) for a bit more GPU.

GTX 260 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if that is too much the 768MB version
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seasonic M12II 520 Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2010 7:03:48 AM

Info :
a faster dual core proc (brute speed) is more preferable in SC2 than a slower quad.
I have found out that 2 cores of my Q6600 are not used at all during gameplay of SC2.

Seasonic is a very good choice.

GTX 260 or HD5770 should be about in the same price range, and here where I live you can get GTX460 only with €10-€20 more.
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a c 113 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2010 7:44:34 AM

guanyu210379 said:
Info :
a faster dual core proc (brute speed) is more preferable in SC2 than a slower quad.
I have found out that 2 cores of my Q6600 are not used at all during gameplay of SC2.

Seasonic is a very good choice.

GTX 260 or HD5770 should be about in the same price range, and here where I live you can get GTX460 only with €10-€20 more.


Heh I meant GTX 460, been doing that since they came out.

I found others saying the opposite on the CPUs.... let me see what I can dig up.

Looks like I'll have to go eat crow on a few other threads :)  Thanks guanyu.

this would be the better processor combo for just SC2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
The board may let you unlock more cores on the CPU anyway.


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