hey guys im trying to built a computer for a friend, the most he wants is to play some games, movie, music, and just internet browsing, but his biggest concern is he wants starcraft 2 to work nice and smooth. Thats the reason he wants a new computer as he currently has a laptop which can not handle the game even on all low im guessing his laptop overheats and crashes.
His budget is 300 maybe a lil more with tax.
Here is what i have came up with and keep in mind this is only from one store because i like how they have their search set up its easy which is why i use tigerdirect, it does not mean that ima buy it from them or that same exact part this is only like and estimate. Ima check out microcenter and frys as well and i will report back to you guys once im set on the built for sure.
he does not need a hard drive, or cd-rom/dvd writer or reader
what i dont like is that its an nvidia chipset because i like to keep amd and ati together and intel n nvidia together, but does it really matter what chipset it is ? because if it doesnt matter then that bundle for 124 would cut down the price.
Hmm see if u could mirror the $500 SMB build since u have some h/w on hand http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-a-pc-overcloc...
This has to be the only time i commend a SBM build lol But ya low cost with great results config
At 1st glance u could do with just 4GB DDR3 and find a way to squeeze in a GTX 460 maybe?
ima keep looking in about a week we are going to start buying the parts so by then i should have everything set or at least have almost a perfect built for him. And now that you brought it up maybe i will try getting the gtx 460 in there.
ima try and see if i can fit it into the previous pc he had, but the one he had before is an older case but im sure i can fit the graphic card in there and whats wrong with msi i always thought they were good brand ? and for 95 bucks come on man thats hard to beat.