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April 13, 2012 12:04:54 PM

Hello i am a starcraft 2 player. I was wondering if this computer can play starcraft 2 on ultra maybe or high and what fps i would get on ultra/high.

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

specs:
-Brand iBUYPOWER
Model Gamer EXTREME 569D3
Processor AMD FX-Series FX-6100 3.3GHz
Processor Main Features 64 bit Six-Core Processor, Cache Per Processor 8MB L3 Cache
Memory 8GB DDR3 1333
Hard Drive 1TB SATA
Optical Drive 1
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics NVIDIA Geforce GTX 560 2GB
Audio 8 Channels
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Power Supply 700W
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Would this be a good computer for starcraft 2 gaming? Also how much FPS would i get on ultra? Thank you

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April 13, 2012 12:16:54 PM

It would run it full Graphics. FPS not really sure, depends on map, amount of stuff on screen etc but im sure its plenty playable. ibuypower and cyberpowerpc both have websites that let you build your own. The problem with sites that sell their systems already made is that they always put their crappy PSUs in there and you would have to buy a new one to put in.

If you are willing to build your own you can build that system with better hardware for the same price if not cheaper.
April 13, 2012 12:43:06 PM

custom build>pre build!
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April 13, 2012 3:45:04 PM

but for a custom build any recomnedations? Also what would i need like parts wise?
April 13, 2012 4:04:04 PM

you could just get everything on the list you included in your first post, finding the cheapest parts on newegg.com
I would suggest a 550w power supply, though. It should save you some money.
Also, get 1600 mhz RAM. It's not expensive.
And don't forget to include the motherboard and operating system.

But, if you buy from a site like ibuypower.com, you'll get a warrantee to cover anything in the build that doesn't work. Not saying there isn't a return policy for newegg items, but it's a bigger safety net if you're unsure about the quality of the parts you're getting.
April 13, 2012 4:07:55 PM

You should be able to lock in on high at 60fps easily and ultra would probably only dip below 60fps in really large battles. This is assuming you are running at 1080p if you are on a lower resolution you would be able to ~60fps on Ultra easily.

As others have stated, you could build yourself a machine with nicer parts and possibly save some money though.
April 13, 2012 4:13:58 PM

That PC sucks. The included PSU is a POS obsolete overrated design. The FX-6100 is an utter fail of a CPU, and it doesn't include a decent cooler for overclocking. The mobo is an outdated, slow (2000MT/s) nForce board that I'm surprised will even take an AM3+ CPU (it's an AM3 board); it also lacks USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s, and has only two RAM slots. This PC has fail sauce slathered all over it.
For $800, you can do a hell of a lot better, across the board.
April 13, 2012 4:14:22 PM

Tibbs01 said:
You should be able to lock in on high at 60fps easily and ultra would probably only dip below 60fps in really large battles. This is assuming you are running at 1080p if you are on a lower resolution you would be able to ~60fps on Ultra easily.

As others have stated, you could build yourself a machine with nicer parts and possibly save some money though.


You say my fps will drop also what about in 4v4s with low resolution could i get 50 fps+ (estimate)
what about high resolution with ultra in 4v4 what about that FPS
April 13, 2012 4:15:17 PM

Onus said:
That PC sucks. The included PSU is a POS obsolete overrated design. The FX-6100 is an utter fail of a CPU. For $800, you can do a hell of a lot better, across the board.


any suggestions on what i should do (cant build)?
April 13, 2012 4:25:23 PM

Can't build? It is not particularly difficult, although I can understand there might be reasons you could not. Any chance of getting a friend to build it for you? A computer shop may be willing to build it for you from parts you provide, for $50-$100.
April 13, 2012 4:51:09 PM

For the same price, something like this would do well:

SAPPHIRE 11200-01-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC
Model #: 11200-01-20G
Item #: N82E16814102984
$259.99 $259.99
If you need to reduce cost further, you can get a GTX560Ti for $220 now.

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #: EA-650 Green
Item #: N82E16817371044
$89.99 -$20.00 Instant $69.99
Very good deal on a decent, efficient PSU.

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Model #: BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077
$127.99 $127.99
Will run any game well.

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ...
Model #: DESTROYER
Item #: N82E16811147144
$59.99 -$10.00 Instant $49.99
I've been satisfied with every Rosewill case I've bought.

ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #: Z68 PRO3 GEN3
Item #: N82E16813157279
$114.99 -$10.00 Instant $104.99
ASRock is my #2 brand of motherboards behind Asus. I'd buy this board myself if I were buying Z68.

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT
Model #: F3-10666CL9D-8GBNT
Item #: N82E16820231424
$37.99 $37.99
I've never had a dead G.Skill stick; it just works.

Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #: ST500DM002
Item #: N82E16822148767
$79.99 $79.99
Hard drive prices are still high. This is about as well as you'll do right now.

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
Model #: iHAS224-06
Item #: N82E16827106333
$20.99 $20.99
One optical drive is much like another. This one has Lightscribe.

XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included LGA 2011 i7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull ...
Model #: GAIA SD1283
Item #: N82E16835233082
$34.99 -$5.00 Instant $29.99
Not needed now with the i3, so it can be dropped to help cover building costs, but you'd want this later if you upgrade to an i5-2500K or similar CPU which can be overclocked. If you can keep it in the build, you will like that it is also quieter than the stock Intel cooler.

Subtotal: $781.91
April 13, 2012 8:08:22 PM

50-100 to put together a pc? I wish I got paid that much an hour...damn.
April 13, 2012 9:55:46 PM

No...The mobo is again as cut-down as they come. The GTX550Ti is rather weak. The PSU is another intestinal special; the little red voltage switch that gives away its obsolete (or worse) status is visible on one of the interior pics. The CPU is "decent," but nothing that elevates this above a $500 PC.
If you've been forbidden to build your PC, I think we just need to accept that, but if you are concerned about it being too difficult, you should be able to find plenty of tutorial articles and videos online that show it is not. Most parts only go in one way, and any common mistakes (like forgetting the standoffs under the mobo) are covered in the tutorials.
April 13, 2012 10:41:31 PM

Onus said:
No...The mobo is again as cut-down as they come. The GTX550Ti is rather weak. The PSU is another intestinal special; the little red voltage switch that gives away its obsolete (or worse) status is visible on one of the interior pics. The CPU is "decent," but nothing that elevates this above a $500 PC.
If you've been forbidden to build your PC, I think we just need to accept that, but if you are concerned about it being too difficult, you should be able to find plenty of tutorial articles and videos online that show it is not. Most parts only go in one way, and any common mistakes (like forgetting the standoffs under the mobo) are covered in the tutorials.


ok well im going to build i guess so any suggestings?

April 13, 2012 11:20:36 PM

Well, the parts list I posted earlier would do pretty well, although it doesn't include the cost of Windows 7. There are things in it that could be cut back some if you need to fit Windows into the same budget.
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