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Upgrades required to play starcraft

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August 17, 2010 3:20:16 PM

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=N82E168...


I attached the newegg website where you can see the specs for it. Thanks in advance for your help.




August 17, 2010 3:23:14 PM

What PSU does that have? (Maybe I'm blind and don't see it).

Secondly what resolution do you game at.
August 17, 2010 3:26:54 PM

What's your budget??
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August 17, 2010 3:28:46 PM

I was actually able to zoom in on the computer shown close enough to see it has a 280W PSU.
August 17, 2010 3:34:00 PM

@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.
August 17, 2010 3:38:07 PM

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.
August 17, 2010 3:50:25 PM

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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August 18, 2010 4:33:52 PM
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How much is a couple hundred? 200, 300?

Here is something i just threw together, I think its all compatible with your system..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 20, 2010 3:58:11 PM

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...
August 30, 2010 2:15:46 AM

Best answer selected by shoedawg2020.
August 30, 2010 11:38:48 AM

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