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SC2 Budget Computer Rig

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January 3, 2012 10:32:38 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month

BUDGET RANGE: Lowest amount possible.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: StarCraft 2 (no other games), Live Stream, Skype, iTunes, Firefox.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, NCIX.com, CanadaComputers

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Ontario, Canada.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Open

OVERCLOCKING: Possibly in the future.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

I am looking to build a computer that can mainly run StarCraft 2 on Ultra settings without any problem. Also, I would like to do live streams at the same time and the occasional Skype, iTunes and Browser open. Other than that, the usual web browsing and listening to music and checking up on some emails. What I am looking for specifically are the minimum requirements to run all this and some. I've never done this before so if you can list every part that I need in order to make this happen would be absolutely amazing. I'm hoping that all you experts can help me out! Thanks!

John

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January 5, 2012 8:59:22 AM

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (not overclockable, but cheap for now and motherboard is upgradeable to i5 and i7 for later) = $129

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $114

Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $24

Video card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $125 after rebate

Power supply = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = $35 after rebate(inexpensive but good)

The case, hard drive, etc are a bit subjective, so I generally leave it up to the person. Right now hard drives are scarce and pricey so just do the best you can. If you are looking for a plain black gamer style case, it is hard to go wrong with an Antec 300. They also have a 200 that's a bit less expensive.
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