Budget $600 Starcraft 2/Diablo3/Dota2/LOL build Tags: New Build Monitors Starcraft 2 Systems Last response: May 7, 2012 1:11 AM in Systems Share RYEABC May 3, 2012 6:09:42 AM Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP Budget Range: About $600 CAD before rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3/Starcraft 2/Dota2/LOL Web surfing. That is all that will be run on this machine. Parts Not Required: Windows, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor (will upgrade later on) and possibly hard drive. I have this Sata 3TB Hard drive http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1... that is currently going to waste because it is only recognized as 750GB by my ancient MOBO. If this will not decrease the quality of game I will reluctantly use this for now to save $. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Parts only required. Will be buying from a friends store. Country: Canada Parts Preferences: No Preference. Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: doesnt matter Monitor Resolution: Whatever is best for a 19" monitor but need to be future proof for when I upgrade my monitor. Additional Comments: Will go over budget for an easy to use case. More about : budget 600 starcraft diablo3 dota2 lol build Outlander_04 a b C Monitor May 3, 2012 6:16:45 AM Intel i3 2120 H61 chipset mb or the Asrock Z68 gen3 if its cheap enough 2x2 gig of 1600 MHz RAM rated for 1'5 volt Radeon 7770 , or 6870 500 watt 80+ bronze rated power supply RYEABC May 3, 2012 3:31:53 PM Thanks Outlander! So I am assuming the hard drive I have is fine? I don't really want to get a new hard drive, but I will if it will increase load times or anything like that. Related resources 500- 600 dollar Starcraft 2 Build - Forum Build for Starcraft 2 600 -750 - Forum Expert Advice/Suggestions on this 600 -750 StarCraft 2 Build ? - Forum $550 - $ 600 Starcraft 2 first build - Forum $ 600 Intel I3 Build Advice - Starcraft 2 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jmsellars1 a b C Monitor May 3, 2012 5:57:00 PM That drive might be a bit slow but it won't affect FPS in games. The build that Outlander suggested looks great, you only need like 200W with the HD 7770 though. A 300-350W PSU would be fine. RYEABC May 4, 2012 1:19:06 AM Quote:Great upgradable system. If you are not upgrading anytime soon. Phenom II x4 965BE MSI 990XA GD55 Crucial 4GB DDR3 1333mhz 6870. These are all handily ready to get on newegg. I am just giving you the other side of the fence Hmmm I doubt I will be upgrading any time soon. Probably for Diablo 4 and Starcraft 3 in 15 years or so. How is your build performance wise compared to Outlanders? jmsellars1 a b C Monitor May 6, 2012 4:05:41 PM The i3 would give better gaming performance than the Phenom, the Phenom would be better in rendering etc. though. NixPCFix May 7, 2012 1:11:49 AM MSI 990XA GD55 doesn't have the best of ratings. Does this work? ASUS M5A97 It is also cheaper. I'm looking to build a computer for a friend for the same reasons as OP. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum" Budget " Starcraft 2 ULTRA setting Build ? Forum$500-$ 600 budget game PC for Starcraft 2 and HD Movie (24") Forum~ 600 Starcraft 2/Productivity build ForumMini ITX Build $ 600 Budget ForumGaming Desktop for Starcraft 2 for under $ 600 ForumBudget card for StarCraft II and COD Black Ops ForumPlz Critique my Z77 Build for Gaming ( Starcraft II). Red Theme. Forum$ 600 Budget Build ForumStarcraft 2 budget PC ($400-500 AR) ForumHow do i know that all my computer components will fit together? ForumJust asking to you guys regarding my pc build ForumCritique my $1300 gaming build ForumNew Build, Newbie Builder Forum[Solved] Need Help with Gaming Build ForumNew Build: Gaming-Audio Creation-Video Recording/Editing More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !