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Heart of the swarm, starcraft 2, silver/gold league

Approximate Purchase Date: the end of October

Budget Range: $550-650 Before Rebates & After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: word processing, web surfing, watching Youtube, Netflix, Hulu and playing Starcraft 4v4 with the highest setting possible (hopefully 1080p resolution).

Are you buying a monitor: No, I already have a 37" HDTV that I use as a monitor. Viore brand--it was cheap.

Parts to Upgrade: I currently have a really old Dell Dimension 8400. I upgraded the RAM to 2GBs and the video card is a GeForce 8600GT. Otherwise it's stock (P4 single-core, 3.0Ghz). I doubt any of these components will be useful in my new computer. I need all new parts.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. I think Win 7 is good since Win 8 might be tailored for touch screens.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or other reputable dealer but no real preference otherwise.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Northern Virginia, USA

Parts Preferences: I don't care: Intel or AMD--> although I've been getting the impression that Intel has faster chips for epic battles in Starcraft 2.

Overclocking: Maybe. Never done it.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. Why would I if I'm building a budget computer?

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080p

Additional comments: My apartment complex pays for all my utils, so I don't care if the power consumption is high.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm sick of watching slide-shows during epic battles invovling 200-population-capped teams.
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  1. Best answer
    Get this combo EVGA GTX650/Dual-Core i3/B75/4GB/1TB for $473
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1068942

    Add one more 4G RAM for $18 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231423

    Win7 for $91 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

    The price should be in your budget range.
  2. Thanks for your help.

    Is this information likely to change by the end of next month? Or should I just expect nothing to change much by then?
  3. Sorry, I don't know and nobody know. But you can check the newegg or other site for the sale, they have sale items every month.
  4. Best answer selected by caj27.
  5. Hah I dont think your league in sc2 has any bearing on the demand that the game puts on your system. I think sc2 is CPU intensive.

    You certianly don't need sli for sc2.

    You might want to see what ATI has to offer in the budget card range too.
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