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Is this computer enough to play starcraft 2?

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June 28, 2012 3:36:12 AM

ok so my freind knows not much about PCs but likes PC gaming, and when the local internet cafe (where he played) shut down he was like "I NEED A PC!!!!"

but him being clueless about coumputers he asked me, since i know a tiny bit more.

He asked for:
A computer under $800
USB 2.0 (or 3.0) out puts
+ basically every other out-put
can play: Minecraft, Starcraft 2, Team Fortress 2, and Skyrim on normal graphics although would be nice for higher.
wants cheapest possible set up.
nice audio out put would be prefered.


and i was like :cry:  too specific D:
but i remembered this site, where i got help on another problem, and knowing how smart you guys are do you know what would be good???

i was thinking something like this http://www.lucomputers.com/site/system_view.asp?cid=407...
but it is a bit over his price range.
i think ideally he wants $700 ish ideally but said if its really nice he might be able to put it at $800


also remember we live in canada.
and we are pretty nooby at computers.

oh and could you do a set up that would wow him?
i kinda want to impress him :D D
thats why i chose something a bit over his price range but...
if its possible to make it less....

IDK D:

please help.
thx.
June 28, 2012 3:49:43 AM

Try the i5 3450 for the CPU, and the Radeon 7870 for your GPU.
And the Sandisk Extreme G25 120gb ssd
Then chose the rest yourself, i would suggest an Asrock Extreme4 Motherboard but it could break your budget!
Are there any parts you already have? I could help you further!
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June 28, 2012 4:08:44 AM

That looks like a good computer but it's a little unbalanced. It needs a hard drive instead of an SSD to start with. 60 GB is not enough space. Only get an SSD if you already have a decent size hard drive (500 GB or better) that you can install after you get the computer. You should also add the Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler. You could probably do just fine with a Radeon HD 7770 graphics card as well.

If you delete the SSD and add the Seagate Barracuda 1 TB, add a Cooler master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler, and change the graphics to Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 OC it comes out to $781.87. That looks a little better balanced for what you are using it for.
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June 28, 2012 4:21:34 AM

I think those parts would be out of his budget since he needs everything

Monitor - $130 for the cheapest decent 1920x1080
OS - $100 win7 home
keyboard - $25 cheapest programmable gaming keyboard
mouse - $40 minimum for a high negative tracking threshold, high dpi, dpi switchable mouse.

So, that's $295 before we even get to the box. You have roughly a $500 budget for the actual PC.
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June 28, 2012 4:58:53 AM

/hug. Shipping is brutal to Canada.

Here's the Best I can do.

$100
OS

Win 7 Home

$130 + $9 shipping
monitor

Acer S Series S220HQL bd
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

$50 + $7.25 shipping
mouse

Logitech G400
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

$6 + $7.25 shipping
keyboard

Rosewill RK-201
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
*you're probably better off buying a keyboard at a local store

$33 + $10 shipping
case

Antec 300
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

$53 + $4 shipping - $20 MIR
PSU

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

$52 + $7.25 shipping
motherboard

BIOSTAR H61MGC
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

$64 + $7 shipping
CPU

Pentium G620
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

$20 + $10 shipping
RAM

CORSAIR 4GB 1333
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
*might be cheaper to buy locally

$125 + 10.75 shipping
video

MSI radeon 7770
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

$80 + 10.75 shipping
HDD

WD caviar blue 500gb
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

$17 + $7.25 shipping
Optical

Samsung 22x DVDRW
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
*you might be better off buying this locally as well

Total including shipping: $800.50

good luck!
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June 28, 2012 5:49:03 AM

it should run nicely with those specs on the link you provided
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June 28, 2012 4:12:49 PM

wow o.O
so many replies...
@xavier no i didn't get any thing yet..
@JK now that you say it, your right. im an idiot xD
@quil wow you spent that much time and effort for me.... why thanks.
i was thinking i would just go around town searching for the cheapest keyboard.
and for the monitor, i was thinking
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
because they are way cheaper and i dont htink my freind would mind sacrificing a few inches to save money (which we dont have alot of) xD

otherwise, it looks really good!
:D 
but can it play starcraft 2 (the game my freind plays the most)????

anyways thank you all for reply-ing i wasn't expecting this much responce so quickly xD


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June 28, 2012 10:05:14 PM

Either rig will run all the listed games @1920, med. settings with good framerates.
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