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post #1 of 13
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I know this guy that wants to build a rig for the above price.

He wants to play SCII and Battlefield Games...so right off the bat, it's going to be CPU dependent.

What do you guys recommend?
post #2 of 13
SCII isn't very demanding, my friends older rig can run it just fine. However..battlefield 3 might be much more demanding on your system. But for $850 and a lot of headroom I would start at:

i5 750
GTX 460 or.. something higher
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Does he need an OS? Does he have old parts that he can cannibalize from an old rig (PSU, Case, fans, hard drive, DVDR, monitor)???

The main components in my rig (CPU, Mobo, RAM, GPU) will play those games fine at 1080p and only cost ~$500.

Edit: It is actually quite a demanding game. Check out this article.

Edited by damric - 2/22/11 at 6:43pm
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post #4 of 13
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He will probably need an OS.

He doesn't have parts to salvage.

Will I will look into what options I can get for his PC.
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Originally Posted by Rakhasa View Post
SCII isn't very demanding, my friends older rig can run it just fine. However..battlefield 3 might be much more demanding on your system. But for $850 and a lot of headroom I would start at:

i5 750
GTX 460 or.. something higher
that's already half his budget
post #6 of 13
Does he need a monitor or keyboard/mouse? I think AMD might be the way to go for this build. Are they in a hurry to build this? They could wait for Bulldozer or anything that might come out to help reduce the price of parts.
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Well he's more or less in a hurry.

He will use his HDTV for now until he can buy a Monitor down the road.

He will need the whole bit I believe (Mouse/KB, OS, a decent headset, etc.)
post #8 of 13
can you list everything he needs...
    
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post #9 of 13
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Everything.

Nothing fancy like after market coolers.

Case, HDD, PSU, GPU, CPU, RAM, DVD Burner, Mouse, Keyboard, Headset, etc.
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Case: Some cheap Coolermaster or Rosewill case (w/ black interior) or this Thermaltake case
CPU: 1055t
RAM: 4GB ddr3 1600mhz RAM (Kingston has an amazing deal for some right now)
HDD: Samsung F3 1TBASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X
DVD: $20 dvd drive
Keyboard: Decent keyboard, like a logitech or something cheap
Mouse: Logitech MX 518
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
PSU: As for PSU, if he plans on dual carding I think XFX has a cheap 650w, otherwise for psu:Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W.
GPU: For GPU, look @ the budget and divide up how much you want for GPU and headphones.
Headphone: check my sig blog + random microphone
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