I've decided not to spend so much on getting a supercomputer in purchasing a Phenom II X4 955 BE, etc..., and saving instead to get a good laptop for grad school. Nonetheless, I still want to build a new comp to play SC2 on high/ultra, Dolphin emulator (for Smash Bros Melee), and PCSX2 (for when USBLoader on the ps3 wont play the game).
Please recommend some builds/combos/parts for the Cheapest possible build for those needs. The lowest acceptable setting for SC2 will be High-everything.
I don't need a monitor, OS, ODD, HDD, keyboard, mouse, nor speakers, nor SC2 lol. My monitor's resolution is 1600x900 btw. Additionally, I'd feel comfortable with a Gigabyte/Asus mobo, but am partially open to MSI mobos. I'll keep editing this post in case I find more parts, but just wanted to put this request out there.
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply: OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W Combo Case and PSU for $85
Total: $449, including shipping, after rebates. Edited for spelling
Woops forgot to say that I also don't need a case Also forgot to add that I'm in Cali, so 9.75% sales tax. I've been configuring over and over, using the Rana as my CPU, and I think that it's safe to say that 500 total is achievable.