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Please check my sc2 gaming pc (medium settings)!

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October 3, 2011 1:38:59 AM

On Newegg this is coming to around $1100. I just want to play SC2 on medium settings, maybe high if I'm feeling up to it. Maybe also Battlefield 3, on medium. Thanks for a checkup! My main concern is that there's some compatibility issue.

Video Card:
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 01G-P3-1461-KR Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

DVD:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Monitor:
ASUS VH236H Black 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
October 3, 2011 1:52:59 AM

looks pretty good, but you'll be able to max sc2...
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October 3, 2011 3:14:10 AM

Really? I didn't think the video card was that good.

Can someone else give it a look over too? Much appreciated!

Edit: Can I run 2 monitors at the same time, like one with sc2 and one with the internet with this kind of setup?
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October 3, 2011 4:11:26 AM

You can max out bf3 with a 6850 which is what im doing. As for two monitors. you can have a web page up but u cant do anything with that web page if sc2 is up
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October 3, 2011 5:42:25 AM

You can definitely run starcraft 2 on maxed out settings with a GTX 560. I have a Radeon 5770 which is way inferior to a GTX 560 and I can still run SC2 on ultra with 30+ fps at 1920 x 1080, but I play on high with ~50 fps.

An i5 2500 and a GTx 560 will easily max out bf3, d3 and perform very well in current games.
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October 3, 2011 5:51:46 AM

I run Starcraft 2 on max settings with a GTX 460, and based on the system requirements for BF3 it'll also be able to handle that on medium.
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October 3, 2011 6:12:31 AM

consider buying the k series of that cpu, as it will allow for you to overclock to cpu for only $10.00 more.

You certainly don't need, but its always nice to have that option later down the road.

everything is compatible and you will easily max sc2, and probably be able to play bf3 on high to very high settings.

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October 10, 2011 2:00:33 AM

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