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600-700 dollar gaming pc that can run starcraft 2 and fallout new vegas

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October 14, 2010 11:29:14 AM

hi, this i going to be my first gaming pc and i want one that can run these modern games, but i dont really have 1000 dollars to spend. I also dont know anything about parts... so thanks for any help i get.
a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 12:30:33 PM

SC2 even on Full HD no AA is actually a tame beast while fallout vegas:
http://www.overclock.net/video-game-news/836265-ve3d-fa...
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Multi-core support
OS: Windows 7/Vista/Xp
Memory:2 Gigs of Ram
Hard-Drive space: 10 GB of free hard-drive space
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 6 series/ATi 1300XT series minimum
Processorual Core 2.0ghz


Here is a $511AR (w/o OS) config which would do the job and some hehe
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October 14, 2010 12:55:28 PM

These are the specs for fallout new vegas:

Steamworks digital platform (Games for Windows is the certification)
Operating System: XP, Vista, Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz (enhanced for multi-core)
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 6 Series or similar (ATI 1300 minimum)
Memory: 2GB
Hard Disc Space: 10GB

I'll give it a whirl.

psu and case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hmm, that puts you at 735 w/o shipping and rebates. A bit over what you stated. Not really good at finding what is good on the cheap. Maybe Batuchka would come and give you something better. Cheers man.

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October 14, 2010 12:56:12 PM

hahaha, speaking of the devil. How do you do it man? hahahah.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 1:11:22 PM

Batchuka has a habit of recommending Biostar boards. Which are bottom-end boards. I've had several ECS and Biostar boards pop their capacitors. I never recommend them. Its worth the extra $10 for an MSI or AS Rock board instead
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October 14, 2010 1:15:52 PM

That bad? Guess have to be wary about them then. They sure are cheap though. Thanks for the heads up.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 1:32:39 PM

obviously, it doesn't happen to everyone, or Biostar wouldn't have been around for 20 years, but they do have a reputation for corner cutting and lower-quality parts.

I'd rank the major manufacturers in 5 tiers, from best to worst:

1st tier: Gigabyte, Asus
2nd tier: AMD, Intel reference boards
3rd tief: AS Rock, MSI, Zotac
4th tier: Biostar, ECS
5th tier: PC Chips (RIP), Jetway, Foxconn
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October 14, 2010 9:21:25 PM

thanks for the answer. i dont want to be a bother, but do you mind clarifying if this will be able to run games like new vegas/online fps's? The way you said new vegas was different got me a little worried...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 14, 2010 10:06:45 PM

SC II is a RTS game. It's not terribly taxing on either modern CPUs or modern GPUs. An Athlon II X3 445 with a GTS 450 will run rings around it. Fallout New Vegas is an update of the popular RPG, and will need a more powerfulk system to play at hjigher resolutions. The same PC will play Fallout 3 just fine at, say 1600x900, but not at 1900x1080 resolution, or at least not without some scenes starting to stutter.
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October 14, 2010 10:22:06 PM

oh...then can you suggest a good build that would run new games like new vegas? i assume it will cost more, but maybe not TOO much?
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October 14, 2010 10:31:45 PM

dont worry about fallout las vegas, fallout 3 ran on medium for me on a 9500 GT and dual core processor which is fairly old, so I dont expect fallout las vegas to be any diffrent, goodluck and btw you have a great taste for games :) 

here is a build that will run you for $745 all quality parts I would put in a build of mine :) 

ram and case: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB, LIAN LI Lancool

mobo and VGA: GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD,GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850

PSU and CPU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W,AMD Phenom II X4 955

DVD: samsung DVD burner

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

total in the cart: $745 AR
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October 14, 2010 11:59:54 PM

thanks to all answers. i stil have some time before i am buying, so any other opinions are welcome and appreciated!
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October 15, 2010 12:09:55 AM

I need a monitor/screen as well as the computer...also is there anything else i would need to make this build run? a power cord or something?
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October 15, 2010 12:57:43 AM

Batchukas build would run fallout new vegas easily and any other game pretty easily. no, the power supply comes with a power cord.
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October 15, 2010 1:06:48 AM

what should i buy as an OS and monitor for batchuka's build?
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October 15, 2010 11:10:45 PM

hey batucka thanks for all the help man, but i have another question? do you think it would be worth investing for a amd 800 series board? if so can you odify the build?...thanks again
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a b 4 Gaming
October 16, 2010 3:48:28 AM

Just extra
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