Starcraft Build under 500 Tags: New Build Starcraft 2 Systems Product Last response: May 9, 2011 11:23 PM in Systems Share cowwithhead May 8, 2011 12:31:57 AM Hello to all, I need a computer that can run Starcraft 2. I would like it to be as cheap as possible (less than 500 dollars). THX Approximate Purchase Date: This Summer (2011) Budget Range: Up to 500 maximum (preferably less than 400) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Starcraft 2, Web browsing, Word proccesing, Image proccesing Parts Not Required: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I dont really care as long as all of the parts come from the same place. Country of Origin: U.S.A Parts Preferences: No Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: N/A Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 More about : starcraft build 500 nagash May 8, 2011 12:48:04 AM http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-pc-ph... nagash May 8, 2011 12:53:03 AM btw 6850 is abit overkill for 1280x1024 maybe 5770? Related resources 500 -600 dollar Starcraft 2 Build - Forum Gaming Desktop for Starcraft 2 for under $600 - Forum [ Under $ 500 ] General Purpose Build - Forum Diablo 3, Starcraft 2 Build for Less than 1K? - Forum Rate My First Comp Build under $ 500 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cowwithhead May 9, 2011 12:10:50 AM would it be worth it to get a better processer and a slightly worse graphics card or is that build optimal for starcraft 2 genghiskron May 9, 2011 12:21:10 AM do you need an OS? a fast dual core is your best bet for a budget sc2 build, as the game is optimized for 2 cores. cowwithhead May 9, 2011 1:38:18 AM So should I get the i3-2100 or a cheaper CPU genghiskron May 9, 2011 2:31:02 AM again, do you need windows 7 or do you have it? this will determine if you have the budget for an i3 cowwithhead May 9, 2011 10:15:58 PM I have windows vista so should I spend the money to upgrade also the i3 2100 looks good are the integrated graphics suffient to run starcraft 2 Also what do you think about this graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cowwithhead May 9, 2011 11:23:22 PM I think ill use skullcrushers build except with the geforce gtx 260 any tips for building a computer for the first time Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow to ask for build advice ForumHow to ask for build advice ForumBudget Build - Starcraft II on High/Ultra ForumHELP, noob inspired to build PC because of Starcraft 2 ForumX-Mas Gaming Under $ 500 ForumStarCraft 2 System Requirements Help Forum[New System Build ] For Starcraft II/ Diablo III/ Half Life II ForumMy $ 500 Build for Starcraft 2 Forumhelp building a comp under 500 ForumStarcraft 2 budget gaming rig. First time build . ForumNew Graphics Card For Starcraft II ForumIs this gaming PC okay? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !