Build for Starcraft 2 600-750

approximate Purchase Date: 12 November 2011


Budget Range:600-700 before rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Starcraft 2 at low graphics but ultra or high textures


Parts Not Required:Mouse,keyboard.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg :)


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: N/A


Overclocking: maybe in the future. not needed at all right now.


SLI or Crossfire:No :D


Monitor Resolution:1600 x 900 or should i buy other monitor :(?


Additional Comments: i would like to play starcraft 2 smoothly 1vs1, while listening to music, i would like to stream, but if more money is required, then NO. Also, i don't want drop in FPS during game :(. I don't want to play it on ultra, i just want to play 1vs1 without problems...


somebody did this build for me, but many people are telling me that this build won't work for me.
Intel Core i5 2320 @ $175
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63959&promoid=1316

Asrock H61M U3S3 @ $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

Gigabyte Radeon HD6850 @ $160 ($140 after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353

Mushkin 2x4GB 1333MHz @ $38 ($33 after mail in rebate)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=55544&promoid=1316

Corsair CX430 V2 @ $45 ($25 after mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026

Antec One Hundred @ $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129098

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 @ $90
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=45271&promoid=1316

DVD Burner @ $17
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60344&promoid=1316
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  1. HDD or SDD???
  2. I doubt that the FX-4100 would not be able to handle SC2.
  3. samuelspark said:
    i5 > faildozer

    The build the OP made will be fine as SC2 is extremely CPU dependent in 1v1.



    Just because BD wont work as well on the more intensive games doesnt mean that it wont do good on the less intensive games. All of us who give advice on the boards know that i5 can beat the crap out of AMD any day of the week on most games. I advise you to look more into the BD and stop being band wagoner. There hasnt been a review out of the 4100 yet, that also means that you cant count it out of the race even though the 8 core flopped.
  4. There was a review of the FX-8100 with two modules disable to get an FX-4100. It did worse than phenom.
  5. Still its an 8100 being used to get a "standard" of what the 4100 may possibly look like there could still be difference when using a true FX-4100
  6. Little difference price between CPU+Mobo+memory from AMD and INTEL.
    Saying this I would stick with the i5 cause it already proved that's more than capable force in gaming area. (since we lack FX-4100 benchmarks)
  7. get the ASRock Z68 gen3 there should be one on newegg for like $150 that will do
  8. Yep that will do great
  9. so this is the final build https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=12946409 is it ok??? i will buy the hard drive and the cd/dvd later...so the first build is better than this one?https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=15281291
  10. Only 4GB RAM is needed. use the extra $20 for an i5 2500k and overclock it for fluid smooth gameplay.
  11. I cant see those pages due to it needs an account info
  12. 1st one will do great compared to the 2nd one
  13. this is another case I would like to show you same price as yours
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
  14. ok so the first one i will build, also i will change teh case, it looks better the one @emelth show me :)
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