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Upgrades required to play starcraft

Hi All,

I just bought a new computer (and I was on a budget) and was wondering what upgrades I would need to make on it to play Starcraft 2 on higher settings. Keep in mind that I am on somewhat of a budget and do not want to spend a fortune on a video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108312&cm_re=Lenovo_H215_0893-_-83-108-312-_-Product


I attached the newegg website where you can see the specs for it. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  1. What PSU does that have? (Maybe I'm blind and don't see it).

    Secondly what resolution do you game at.
  2. What's your budget??
  3. The processor is kind of weak..(really weak)
    And StarCraft is CPU 65% and 35% GPU
    Well i guess i could recommend this for medium high..
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121388&Tpk=asus%20ares
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131355&cm_re=5550-_-14-131-355-_-Produc
  4. I was actually able to zoom in on the computer shown close enough to see it has a 280W PSU.
  5. @plznote

    The first card that you have suggested is around 4 time costly then his entire pc.
    And the cpu will be bottleneck for this card.
  6. bystander said:
    I was actually able to zoom in on the computer shown close enough to see it has a 280W PSU.


    If true you need to upgrade your PSU.
  7. I kind of figured the PSU would be weak (among other things), considering the price of the computer :). I was hoping to only spend a couple of hundred more to get it to playing games at a respectable level. I'm not a hard core gamer, but I just bought Starcraft 2 and would like to play it without the game lagging at a decent graphic level.

    Any reccomendations on the PSU upgrade, cpu upgrade or graphics card upgrade? Which is most important as I begin to upgrade.
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  9. rocky41 said:
    @plznote

    The first card that you have suggested is around 4 time costly then his entire pc.
    And the cpu will be bottleneck for this card.

    :lol: I was joking on the first round...
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