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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by MisterFred View Post

i5-3350P ($180) The 'P' means no integrated graphics.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782

Asrock B75 mATX mobo ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157362

Corsair 2x4gb value ram ($55)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233192

MSI 7770 ($120) Plenty for your monitor. I wouldn't spend any more here until you get a better display.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127664

Fractal Design Core 1000 ($40)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58341&vpn=FD%2DCA%2DCORE%2D1000%2DBL&manufacture=Fractal%20Design

Rosewill Green 430w ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182202

Seagate 1tb HDD ($65)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65701&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1293

DVD-burner ($18)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151256

Total: $583
That leaves some room in your budget. The instinct would be a better video card (7870 @ $220), but with your monitor that'd be pointless since the resolution is so small. You could add in an SSD (Samsung 840 120gb is probably $90-$100 @us.ncix.com). I'd save the money looking for a future monitor upgrade.

I'd look at upgrading your monitor when you get a chance, probably to:
Quality 1920x1080 resolution monitor: Asus vg23ah ($220) Keep your old one for a secondary monitor giving you more desktop space.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236262

The 7770 will be able to play games just fine on the above monitor, but for the most graphically demanding games you'll have to lower settings. Still much better than max graphics on the tiny monitor you have.

On the other hand you could go with a random low-end 1920x1080 monitor & even stay in budget. Instead of a high-quality IPS monitor like the one I linked above, you could get el randomo cheap LED 23" monitor for $120:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009421

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Another quick question, if I do end up going with the better monitor and better graphics card, would the power supply be sufficient?
post #22 of 26
Yes
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Another quick question, if I do end up going with the better monitor and better graphics card, would the power supply be sufficient?
. More than enough.
post #23 of 26
Yes
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Originally Posted by Monkehh View Post

Another quick question, if I do end up going with the better monitor and better graphics card, would the power supply be sufficient?
. More than enough.
post #24 of 26
Yes. 450ish watts is plenty for any Intel CPU + single GPU system, even if you overclocked everything to hell & back. You won't even come close to maxing out the PSU.

As for monitor, they don't run off your computers PSU.
    
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I think Mister Fred has the winner. SC2 is actually very CPU heavy as far as games go especially in the late game. You won't regret upping to the i5.
 
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post #26 of 26
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Alright, thanks so much for all your help guys. Much appreciated.
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