Hey! I'm looking for a somewhat cheap gaming computer. I have $730 in total, and I am willing to spend most/all of it. I don't care if it's a laptop or a desktop, but desktops must also cover the prices of Monitors.
I want to use the computer for gaming, obviously. I mainly want to play Starcraft 2 and some steam games. The Recommended specs for SC2 are:
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
The Graphics card is obviously very picky, so I'll probably end up getting a computer with a bit/lot less.
I at least want to run SC2 on medium at around 35-50 fps.
I've searched all around and can't find a good computer, so I'd appreciate any help I can get!
Building a computer is incredibly easy and it really is the only way to get the best bang for your buck on a gaming computer.. People look at them and think you need an engineering degree to build one, not true. Just following a guide like this: http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/how-to-build-a-pc..., you can put one together as a first timer in under 2 hours.
Theoretically that PSU would work, but companies like CyberpowerPC is notorious for putting in overrated/bad PSUs in their systems to save a little money. Look at their website, something must be wrong when their "850W" is $100 cheaper then a branded 650W.
With the PSU powering everything in your computer and the possibility of shorting expensive parts like the GPU or CPU, spending the extra dollars on a reliable PSU is worth it IMO. Besides, with higher efficiency, you can save a little on your power bill also.