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Computer to run Starcraft 2

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August 21, 2011 3:27:18 AM

Hey guys, I'm looking for a computer (desktop or laptop) that'll be able to run Starcraft II on some pretty good settings, preferably high. I would like to keep the computer itself under $1000, and $900 would be even better. However, I don't really know much about computers and what's available out there, so I figured I'd post here and see what I got back.

I'm looking to use it for both school (Office required) and almost exclusive SC2 gaming. I'll probably be able to convince my parents to buy me a monitor, so that's not a worry.

I'm looking forward to your thoughts and ideas regarding my search, and what you might suggest. Thanks again.

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August 21, 2011 5:09:48 AM

So, does 900 include Windows and Office, or are you considering those a separate purchase?
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August 21, 2011 6:02:27 AM

abekl said:
So, does 900 include Windows and Office, or are you considering those a separate purchase?


I was including everything directly on/in the computer. So all the software, operating systems, etc. Monitors, keyboards, etc. are not being included in the $900.
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August 21, 2011 6:12:48 AM

read the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice
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August 21, 2011 6:49:42 AM

Ah, sorry guys, a little new. Anyway, here's the template.

Approximate Purchase Date: preferably within the month, flexible.
 
Budget Range: $600-900; After Rebates
 
System Usage from Most to Least Important: School (...), gaming, storing movies on (looking to go from a DVD collection to an external harddrive)
 
Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, external harddrive)
 
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: n/a
 
Country of Origin: USA
 
Parts Preferences: No real preferences
 
Overclocking: Maybe
 
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
 
Monitor Resolution: n/a
 
Additional Comments: I am NOT looking to build my own, I feel like I'd need at least a reasonable amount of knowledge with what I'm doing.
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August 21, 2011 7:20:57 AM

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I feel like I'd need at least a reasonable amount of knowledge with what I'm doing.


I feel you could do it and we could also talk you through it!
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August 21, 2011 7:27:38 AM

I vote for building your own as well, there's really nothing to it.

EDIT: I pledge my support to walk you through it as well :)  :) 
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August 21, 2011 3:44:21 PM

Now, IF I were to attempt to build my own (and I'm not saying that I am), could you give me an approximation of how long until it'd be ready for use? And how much do you guys normally spend on this type of thing? Seeing as how you all seem to have done this at least thrice.
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August 21, 2011 6:08:44 PM

CG Lefty 15 said:
Now, IF I were to attempt to build my own (and I'm not saying that I am), could you give me an approximation of how long until it'd be ready for use? And how much do you guys normally spend on this type of thing? Seeing as how you all seem to have done this at least thrice.



HA well around 3 days for shipping if you can go on Newegg,Takes around 30min-1 hour to build the PC and it takes 20min to install windows 7.

i'm guessing you will need windows 7 and office.....You could try Open office i use it all the time and its a good program and its free
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August 21, 2011 7:46:59 PM

jdwii said:
HA well around 3 days for shipping if you can go on Newegg,Takes around 30min-1 hour to build the PC and it takes 20min to install windows 7.

i'm guessing you will need windows 7 and office.....You could try Open office i use it all the time and its a good program and its free


Is it the exact same thing? Because Word, PowerPoint, etc. are a must have for me.
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August 21, 2011 7:59:14 PM

Yes it is but it looks different, it is 100% compatible with offcie
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