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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Want to build new PC for cheap that makes recommended requirements for SC2

So anyone bored and have some spare time to list a build for a cheap PC that makes the recommended requirements for StarCraft 2? My old PC is going out after 8 years, just about none of the components reach even the minimum requirements and with StarCraft 2 coming out in 2 weeks I figured why not build my own for once.

I'm actually at work right now and can't get to the website to list the requirements.

Everything is needed sans monitor, keyboard, mouse. Keep it under $800 total.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 10:59 AM
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Afterwards, I've got some yardwork that I'd like done.

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So anyone bored and have some spare time to list a build for a cheap PC that makes the recommended requirements for StarCraft 2? My old PC is going out after 8 years, just about none of the components reach even the minimum requirements and with StarCraft 2 coming out in 2 weeks I figured why not build my own for once.

I'm actually at work right now and can't get to the website to list the requirements.

Everything is needed sans monitor, keyboard, mouse. Keep it under $800 total.

Thanks
Well, this way you're not even building it yourself either. You're just asking someone to do the leg work for you and you're going to put it together. That's not building a computer IMO.
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Some people actually like doing these builds if they are bored, if I wasn't at work then I'd do it since most of the sites are blocked.

Ummm, and by building I meant put it together because I've seen some people on here with better abilities to actually find better components for cheaper than I can, and quicker

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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and if I don't get any responses, I'll throw up a couple builds later tonight when I get home and y'all can critique if you'd like
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 09:10 PM
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For $800 your best bet is an AMD system, you might get a Radeon 5850 in for around that budget, but that would probably be overkill for SC2... Here is a quick build I put together using newegg

Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 (USB 3.0 & SATA 6gb/sec) - $125
AMD Phenom X4 955 Black Edition - $160
G. Skill Ripjaw 2x2gig 1600 DDR3 - $100
WD 500GB Caviar Black - $70
Antec BP550 Plus 550W - $60
Optical Drive - $50
Case - $50

Total before GPU - $615

Radeon HD 5770 - $160 (Radeon 5850 $300)

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2010, 11:08 PM
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.432236

This is the PC that I just built, so far I like it, had to RMA the HD because of a broken SATA power port, but other than that it's been flawless. The only negative thing I can say is that the PSU isn't fully modular, the motherboard connectors are hard wired in, everything else is modular. Will operate as it sits, but you may want to add a video card. Doesn't come with an optical drive. With a DVD-RW the whole shebang was like 673 to the door give or take.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 01:44 AM
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i'd get an gtx460, remember SC2 will not support Anti-Aliasing (from what I keep reading) so you won't need that much horsepower.

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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...awesome_pc_647

Here's one more w/ out me having to do any work.





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