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April 13, 2012 7:22:41 PM

Hello i'm looking for a new computer (preferably a laptop) That can run starcraft 2 on max settings getting 50+ FPS

If this is not possible high is fine, if thats not possible medium is the BARE minimum

here's one that i found: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here's another on i found: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
both of these look good if they're are not the best i can get please suggest another one.
Im starting to lean towards the laptop but i'm not sure please help!

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April 13, 2012 7:33:07 PM

I am sure you could probably do medium OK with the laptop and high OK with the desktop if you went with one of those.

I can't guarantee better than that, though.
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April 13, 2012 7:43:12 PM

Raiddinn said:
I am sure you could probably do medium OK with the laptop and high OK with the desktop if you went with one of those.

I can't guarantee better than that, though.


Are you sure because Starcraft 2 isn't very graphics intensive more CPU so i thought to go with the i7 processor

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April 13, 2012 7:44:10 PM

dom8111 said:
Hello i'm looking for a new computer (preferably a laptop) That can run starcraft 2 on max settings getting 50+ FPS

If this is not possible high is fine, if thats not possible medium is the BARE minimum

here's one that i found: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here's another on i found: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
both of these look good if they're are not the best i can get please suggest another one.
Im starting to lean towards the laptop but i'm not sure please help!


Also i was wondering around newegg and found a laptop looking very similar but 100 dollars cheeper take a look:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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April 13, 2012 8:01:30 PM

This post on the SC 2 boards

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/3870808524

has a lot of people that are complaining about the game being borderline unplayable on their i7 2.2GHZ processor laptops.

Just because something says i7 doesn't mean it is super awesome, by the way. In case there was anything unclear about that point.

This game can only use 2 cores, so you really want to have a processor with two cores that are much faster rather than 4 cores that are much slower. The i7 you are interested in has ultra slow cores. 2.2 GHZ is about as slow as it gets for new'ish Intel processors. Ideally you would want to be above 3.0 GHZ.

The i5-2430 has the same problem, being barely faster than the i7 per core.

No matter what laptops you get, they will have slow cores. That is just inherent to laptops in general. If they had fast cores they would overheat.

The desktops, however, have better fans for their CPUs and they can run their cores a lot faster.

A desktop with an i3-2120 or a i5-2500k would be a lot better than any laptop will do.
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April 13, 2012 8:12:06 PM

Raiddinn said:
This post on the SC 2 boards

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/3870808524

has a lot of people that are complaining about the game being borderline unplayable on their i7 2.2GHZ processor laptops.

Just because something says i7 doesn't mean it is super awesome, by the way. In case there was anything unclear about that point.

This game can only use 2 cores, so you really want to have a processor with two cores that are much faster rather than 4 cores that are much slower. The i7 you are interested in has ultra slow cores. 2.2 GHZ is about as slow as it gets for new'ish Intel processors. Ideally you would want to be above 3.0 GHZ.

The i5-2430 has the same problem, being barely faster than the i7 per core.

No matter what laptops you get, they will have slow cores. That is just inherent to laptops in general. If they had fast cores they would overheat.

The desktops, however, have better fans for their CPUs and they can run their cores a lot faster.

A desktop with an i3-2120 or a i5-2500k would be a lot better than any laptop will do.


What about this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 13, 2012 8:27:12 PM

I am not a big fan of the FX series processors and indeed the computer market as a whole has rejected them.

That being said, I don't know why that system you linked should cost $100 more than this one

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

The one I just linked should do just as well almost all the time for $100 less.

However, I would rather see you get an i5-2400 or i5-2500k desktop than anything with an FX processor.
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