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I dont know first hand, but i had a e7500 dell ,with onboard graphics. I played bf2, diablo 2 , warcraft 3 and empire earth , plus age of empires. So i have to believe since starcraft 2 is a older game. That the Sandy bridge onboard graphics, would play it with out much problem.
No, just no. It'll do about 100 FPS at 1024x768 at all low settings, but at high settings it would get raped.
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post #12 of 22
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No, just no. It'll do about 100 FPS at 1024x768 at all low settings, but at high settings it would get raped.
This.
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Get a p67 board for unlock cpu, currently 2500k is the lowest unlock cpu for the sandy bridge line. Then grab a GTX560 and you will be sweet at most games on 1080p.
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post #14 of 22
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I dont know first hand, but i had a e7500 dell ,with onboard graphics. I played bf2, diablo 2 , warcraft 3 and empire earth , plus age of empires. So i have to believe since starcraft 2 is a older game. That the Sandy bridge onboard graphics, would play it with out much problem.
starcraft 2 was released in 2010...it isnt that old.

getting the 2500k at microcenter would save you some cash if you have one nearby
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post #15 of 22
To keep it short if you're into gaming you're more than likely better off with a P67.

If you want a pretty sick build within your mentioned price range check out this list as a base to start with and modify it as you please:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=21965348

Edit: I know that's a little over $700, but if you grab some parts like the CPU from Microcenter you'll be shaving away at the total cost.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 3/17/11 at 9:54am
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post #16 of 22
A few key questions:

Does he plan to overclock his processor or would he like to overclock his processor?

What resolution screen will he be playing on?

Does he gave any parts he can re-use from an old build?
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I said i didnt know lighten up JR!!!!!
Edited by MIKEVALL - 3/17/11 at 10:52pm
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post #18 of 22
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your little comments are not needed, i told the man i didnt know!! Do you talk like that to peoples faces , i bet you would get knocked out JR!!!!
Yes, when you're misinforming, I WILL correct you and I would've done the same IRL. I don't know what "little comments" you're talking about, you told the OP that the onboard SB graphics would run StarCraft 2 and it won't. Do you want me to just keep silent and let the OP make a poor choice based on some BS you said?
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/18/11 at 12:28am
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post #19 of 22
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Get the h67 if you want to use the onboard graphics. You can overclock with both boards , but the p67 will overclock better, You are limited on the h67! Also remmeber you cannot use the onboard graphics with the p67 , so you will need a graphics card!
You can't overclock the CPU on a H67.
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You can't overclock the CPU on a H67.
I'll clarify. No cpu multiplier overclocking on 1155 H67 boards with any cpu. But maybe Bclk overclocking is possible on some H67 boards?? Though, a Bclk overclock only adds a few hundred Mhz, at most, on a 1155 board.
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