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Budget Computer!! For Just 1 Game! [1st Time]

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October 11, 2010 6:41:50 PM

Yea i know you guys had a lot of post about this game Called Starcraft 2!
requirements are as followed:
PC Minimum System Requirements*:

Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
12 GB available HD space
1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
DVD-ROM drive
Broadband Internet connection
1024X720 minimum display resolution
PC Recommended Specifications:

Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
2 GB RAM
512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better
*Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.




Approximate Purchase Date: October/November

Budget Range: 600-700$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Just Gaming Starcraft 2

Parts Not Required: Mouse, OS i have windows 7 Ultimate 32-64 bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any good ones!

Country of Origin: (USA)

Parts Preferences: i dont really care i just want the game to run smoothly and perfect

Overclocking: No..

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: I Want to plug it on my 42inch Tv 1080p.

Additional Comments: i dont know either which os to install 32 ultimate or 64 bit ultimate and also this is my first build so bare with me thank you.
October 11, 2010 7:25:41 PM

Did you seriously bump after 9 minutes? Wow.

Anyway, I don't do the builds like others do, but I would recommend looking a the builds on the forums:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/296090-31-best-config...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/296094-31-best-config...

Those would at least be starting points. In terms of 32 vs. 64 bit OS, 32 limits you to 4GB of RAM for the system, including any ram on the GPU. 64 limits it to 128GB I think, so essentially there is no cap on the 64-bit system. As the minimum requirement for SC2 is only 2GB, technically you could get away with a 32-bit system, and not run into a problems. However, it would be advisable to go with 64-bit, just in terms of availability, and the ability to put in more if you want/need it.
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October 12, 2010 11:10:50 AM

$511AR - nab a keyboard of your choice yada yada and it's all good
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October 14, 2010 4:03:37 AM

Batuchka thanks alot I see u posting in the forums alot but I have some question about that build would that run smooth on a 1920x1080 resolution on ultra? Any other build appreciate it since my budget is higher but thx for giving me a lower cost good build too
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October 14, 2010 5:23:12 AM

well u can up it to a 1gb 460 or a ATI 5850 to be sure which id recommend anyways for future games
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October 14, 2010 9:13:13 AM

A GTX 460 even the 768Mb can do Ultra and even turn on AA while u at it (and u didn't even state AA as a must) so no worries hehe
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October 14, 2010 2:11:31 PM

Sorry for being a noob but what is AA? Never heard it before? And what does it do
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October 14, 2010 4:03:37 PM

Lancelot_91 said:
Sorry for being a noob but what is AA? Never heard it before? And what does it do


AA = Anti-Aliasing

It smooths out rough edges in games which makes the experience a lot nicer since things aren't edgy
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October 14, 2010 6:19:37 PM

Oh well idk much but I just want a build that will run sc2 ultra smoothly on my resolution any other toughs or Batuchka for the win?
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October 14, 2010 7:12:34 PM

Yep he wins :) 
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October 14, 2010 9:13:43 PM

Best answer selected by Lancelot_91.
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October 15, 2010 8:21:03 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and cheers ^^
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