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post #31 of 39
where is that 2600k $200 combo?
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post #32 of 39
OP, ask if your friend is ever going to OC. That will make the difference, since you can save if he won't OC.

If he doesn't OC, then just get a i5 2400, or even a i5 2300. Both are still very good CPUs.

With what you save, you can pump more into getting a better RAM set or GPU
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post #33 of 39
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It'll be good to get him the 2500k just incase he ever gets into it. The price difference won't be that significant.
    
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post #34 of 39
yeah best to get 2500k for future proofing incase he needs extra speed.
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post #35 of 39
how about get ibuypower instead?
http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Intel...7_Configurator

and just click 6870 [ free upgrade from 6850 ] all together cost 780$

he gets 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
he saves hours of time
his pc will work 100%

also PSU
Edited by insyxion - 10/14/11 at 3:31pm
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post #36 of 39
Here's my suggestion. Allows for upgrading to Ivy Bridge with PCIe 3.0.
post #37 of 39
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how about get ibuypower instead?
because building a PC is much cheaper and is worth saving a couple of hundred of dollars for an hour or two of your time. xD If someone is willing to build the computer, they should. It is cheaper and they will get more bang for their buck.

If you get good parts, your PC will be just as reliable as if you would buy from ibuypower or any manufacturer.
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post #38 of 39
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because building a PC is much cheaper and is worth saving a couple of hundred of dollars for an hour or two of your time. xD If someone is willing to build the computer, they should. It is cheaper and they will get more bang for their buck.

If you get good parts, your PC will be just as reliable as if you would buy from ibuypower or any manufacturer.
Couple hundred dollars?
if you check the link you can see it cost around 800$ with 600watt PSU

shipping shouldn't cost alot though

well that's just me i would have prebuild rather then building myself.. it's kinda pain in the ass..and it takes time to do..
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post #39 of 39
Everyone who answered 2500K or AMD GPU should be ashamed for not listening to the needs and preferences of the build.

I think I have read 2-3 times now the the user of this machine will not be OCing, and wants to primarily play SC2. Also, that there is a desire to avoid AMD for personal reasons.

Currently, the absolute best value in a non-OCing SC2 rig is a i3-2100 coupled to a GTX460. SC2 performs better on NVIDIA GPUs normally considered equals anyways.

If you want to widen the horizons of the build slightly, a i5-2400 is the best value quad on the intel side for this build.

I suggest the following:

CPU/RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.747175
OR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.747217
2100 or 2400, take your pick. Either is in budget. The 2400 is 4 true cores, no hyperthreading, the 2100 is dual with hyperthreading. In SC2 they will perform equally. In fact, in most games they will perform about the same. The 2400 will be better as software continues to take better advantage of parallel computing in the future.

MOBO/PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.750490
No need for a fancy MOBO if there is no OCing going on here. This will take care of it.

CASE/OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...409.11-146-058
Nice case for the money. Just fill it with LED fans and that should cover the "LED Fetish" issue.

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121391
These are very well respected GPUs. Can't go wrong here. As it turns out, the GTX460 is the sweet spot for SC2, since everything above a GTX460 does not scale up performance wise in SC2 the way it would in other games.

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145533
First single platter 1TB drive, these things are wicked fast (160-190MB/s from what I have seen reported). If you don't like the brand grab a Sammy F3 or WD black.

Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
Use free shipping promo code.


$696 or $760 depending on i3 or i5. Take your pick. Leaves enough left either way for the LED fans.

Eric
Edited by mdocod - 10/14/11 at 7:31pm
     
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