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March 15, 2012 4:10:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: P<650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Medium Level Gaming (Starcraft 2)

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Possibly Graphics Card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com and Any other

Country: US

Parts Preferences: OPen to any suggestions

Overclocking: Probably not, I have no knowledge of overclocking

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: 1024X720 minimum display resolution

Additional Comments: I need help picking out the operating system, power supply, and just advice on other picked out parts.

My main goal is to play Starcraft 2. I really don't need to do anything else other than surf the internet. Thanks ahead of time for all the help. A lot of the items I suggested came highly recommended from Tom's articles, that's how I picked most of them. I just am unsure if they will work together. I think that Build 2 is just too expensive for me right now. Game specs are listed in the end.


Here is Build One, the one I found on my own: Total is 395 plus power supply


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
Pentium G360 Dual Core 2.7 ghz
75 dollars

(Already may have a fine graphics card, neither of these included in total price)
Dell NVIDIA GeForce 8800 from XPS 720, Dual Slot, Full Length Board, Dual 2x DVI
30 dollars

Or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-ATI-Radeon-HD-3870-EAH3870...
ASUS ATI Radeon HD 3870 EAH3870/G/HTDI/512
31 dollars

The graphics card that I currently own:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
BIOSTAR VA4352NH56 Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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Rosewill RK-800G Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Wired Gaming Keyboard
10 dollars

Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
90 dollars

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/antec-three-hundred...
One of these four gaming enclosures
45$

http://www.evaluesoftware.com/index.php?l=product_detai...
Operating system Windows 7
105$

Or

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition OEM
http://www.tek-micro.com/products/Microsoft-Windows-XP-...OEM-.html?gclid=CLTq0Pyu6a4CFQdN4AodTyWWgQ
70 dollars
(Mouse already owned not input into final price)
(No Graphics card input into final price)

Final Price =395 $
+ Power Supply
+Mobo

Build Two suggested by serialkiller

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6819116397
Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
90 Dollars

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6813157286
ASRock H61M-GS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
55 dollars

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6814161395
HIS H675FS1G Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
90 dollars

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6824009317
Acer S200HLAbd Black 20" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
140 dollars

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp [...] 6817151094
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
70 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
42 dollars



http://www.macconnection.com/IPA/Shop/Product/Detail.ht...

Antec Chassis, ATX, 9 Bays, Black
60 dollars

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
85 dollars

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

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
21 dollars


http://www.evaluesoftware.com/index.php?l=product_detai...
Operating system Windows 7
105$
105 dollars

Total Price 853 Dollars

Starcraft 2
PC Minimum System Requirements*:
* Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
* 2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
* 128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
* 12 GB available HD space
* 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
* DVD-ROM drive
* Broadband Internet connection
* 1024X720 minimum display resolution


PC Recommended Specifications:
* Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
* Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
* 2 GB RAM

* 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better

More about : 650 gaming computer

March 15, 2012 4:24:29 PM

It would be more helpful, to List all the parts you have, or will be using. Provide links.
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March 15, 2012 5:03:39 PM

Thanks for the replies and yeah, after checking those links, I realize that i have the

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

graphics card to use on the computer. serialkiller I like your build alot. Can anybody else confirm that his suggested build is better than mine?
Also, I always forget about the motherboard.
Thank you.
March 16, 2012 11:07:21 AM

Yea decent low budget build. Only thing you forgot was the case:) 
March 16, 2012 3:41:14 PM

@Rockdpm, the case is listed if you are referring to the opening post. I figured out what my graphics card is.

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

40 dollars. I will update my opening post with it.

Also, I will update the opening post and put serialkillers build, however I think that it is a little too expensive at 853 dollars total.
March 21, 2012 11:47:06 AM

HDD: 160GB Primary (More drives can be added for extra storage)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64 64 bit
Case: Antec Three-Hundred 300 Mid-Tower ATX
Motherboard: GIGABYTE something something
PSU: Corsair HX 1050W Modular Crossfire/SLI Power Supply
CPU: AMD X6 1100T Black Edition (BE) Six-core 3.3GHz Processor
RAM: 8GB DDR3 2x4GB
GPU: XFX AMD ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB
DVD: DVD RW-+/CD RW -+
WiFi: USB Wireless Belkin 54Mbps

$750 or $650 without the GPU!