Hi there! I don't play Starcraft myself, so I figure this is the place to ask questions related to it
I've been asked to recommend a computer build to play Starcraft 2 at maximum settings, 1080p with a reasonable frame rate (no 120hz requirement or anything like that, just smoothly). What is the minimum processor / gpu combination (new hardware, not used) to meet this requirement? Since budget is not a huge concern, I will likely end up recommending something above the minimum, but I'd like to use that as a starting point.
I'd go with a minimum of ivy bridge i3, 7850, 4GB RAM, though i'd recommend an ivy bridge i5 (unlocked if planning to overclock), 7850, 8GB RAM (RAM is so cheap these days - Newegg for example has 4GB for $28, 8GB for $41, I think it'd be a real shame to not spend that little extra for double the memory). SC2 only utilizes 2 cores, but the i5 and extra RAM would be more lenient when it comes to running stuff in the background (Fraps, streaming programs etc.) as well as perform better in many other games.