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Gaming Computer Rig for $300: HELP!

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October 15, 2011 8:59:52 PM

I would like to build a gaming computer for less then $300. I mainly want to play starcraft 2 on this computer. If anyone can post a recent, durable build they've come up with, that would be great. I'd like to order all the parts from NewEgg, if possible. Thanks!

Starcraft II requirements: http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US...
October 15, 2011 9:24:10 PM

thats a fairly tough request on that kind of budget.

It would help if you mention parts you dont need like computer case or monitor, or do you need everything even windows?
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October 15, 2011 9:28:43 PM

Put it this way: if you need an operating system like windows 7, then that is 100 dollars right there. This would leave you with 200 dollars to spend on PC parts. Which wouldn't be enough at all, you would have a tough time even putting a graphics card in there. Anyway lets say you have an operating system, even then you might want to step up your budget to at least $450ish to get decent stuff. List what you need/don't need and I will come up with some parts. :) 
October 15, 2011 9:38:10 PM

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of information in the OP.

Mainly I'm just looking for a machine that can play SC2 on medium settings or so, and will be durable.

Budget Range: 300 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is VERY important

Parts Not Required: Operating System, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Maybe an AMD Phenom Black Edition CPU, with a compatible MOBO? Also, an ATI Radeon HD graphics card (5780, maybe?)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: ?

Additional Comments: Clear case would be cool. Would like it to play SC2 smoothly on medium settings
October 15, 2011 10:00:25 PM

Impossible. You need to bump up your budget, sorry
October 15, 2011 10:00:38 PM

Roy Orbison said it best "In Your Dreams".
October 15, 2011 10:04:28 PM

Yeah it's impossible. Try to bump your budget up to 450ish. Sorry :)  Also, SLI and Crossfire is basically have multiple graphic cards.
October 15, 2011 10:21:15 PM

case: this is cheap and will probably cut you at every possible time even while sleeping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hardrive: not bad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo: really sucky lack features prolly will arrive doa
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu: not a phenonom but will hold you over until you get more cash,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu: actually not too shabby
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gpu: should play sc2 decently
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

rom drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total price 318.xx

price after shipping 340ish

Did i check for compatability? hell no i'm at work and doing this on phone.

will it run sc2? yea but not amazingly.

will you be able to play at medium setting?probably actually sc2 is not demanding until alot of units and stuff come on screen. so 1v1 you will be fine til late game. forget everything else.

i might have forgotten link but w/e at least i tried
October 15, 2011 10:27:10 PM

also i did not look at the diy kits they sometimes have great deals. and you may come out better.
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