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SC2 is primarily CPU dependent, but can only really use about 2 cores. Dual core sandy bridge chips run SC2 better than any AMD chips you can buy. Sorry to say, but the 955 was a waste for an SC2 build. i3-2100 at about the same price as a 955 performs ~50% better in SC2. Sorry

Ok that aside.. The absolute highest end card/s worth throwing at SC2 are going to be the GTX460, GTX550Ti, HD6850. Stuff like that. SC2 seems to favor nvidia cards but sometimes you can get a card on the AMD side that is better by a large enough margin for the same price that it doesn't matter.

Keep your eyes peeled for deals on 8800GT, 8800GTS, 8800GTX, 8800GTX ultra, GTS240, GTS250, GTX260, 9800GT, 9800GTX/+, GTS450, GT545, GTX550Ti, GTX465, GTX460s. Any of those will do well in SC2. On the AMD side of things, HD4770, 4830, 4850, 4860, 4870, 4890, 5750, 5770, 5830, 5850, 6750, 6770, 6790, 6850, 6870, all will play SC2 well.
Edited by mdocod - 11/2/11 at 2:01am
     
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