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That video card will play SC2 on about medium settings.
I don't know man. Not sure how my Vid card compares to that, but it's in my Sig. Anyways, I can run SC2 on High settings and it works pretty well. Only get lag spikes when there's a TON of crap going on.
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post #12 of 16
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I don't know man. Not sure how my Vid card compares to that, but it's in my Sig. Anyways, I can run SC2 on High settings and it works pretty well. Only get lag spikes when there's a TON of crap going on.
Agreed, 5670 should play sc2 fine on high settings in the normal game. Huge custom games will definitely give you issues on high settings, just keep that in mind. But if you're not into the custom maps with a million units it won't be an issue.

Just for reference, my 5850 is OC'd beyond a stock 5870 and got lag occasionally in really big custom games (this was at 1080 res with very high/max settings). So it stands to reason you'd experience this issue or worse with similar settings and 5670 or even the 460. All depends on what game types you want to play and how pretty you want it to look.

I can play "normal" ranked online matches perfectly fine with all settings low on my ancient p4 3.6ghz laptop (and that thing has a mobile geforce 6800) It's ugly as sin, but still...

Also, like a few others mentioned, you might want to look into the core i3. It would run SC2 or WoW easily and save you some cash.
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Get an SSD with that and your load times will be amazing lol
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Get an SSD with that and your load times will be amazing lol
They are so expensive though even for 32GB lol. Anyways here's a HD I found with a decent price I think because of the promo code. It doesn't have the 64mb cache or 6.0 g/bs SATA but I read up that those don't make a huge difference really (?):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319


I also found a combo-deal for the 2500K and H212 cooler that saved me 8 bucks.

As for my computer case, I mentioned I'll be having this build for a LONG time and now I'm looking at the CoolerMaster Storm Sniper.

What do you guys think I should do. Right now my build looks like this:


I could either go with the Antec 900 and spend a little more on the video card or stay with the case and card I have now. My budget is 1000 and my total now is $1003.55. I decided I may want to overclock after all so I'm going to stay with the p67 board and 2500k. Thanks guys you've been helpful.

Edit: I guess with the rebates it will actually cost me $973.55
Edited by mountainking - 3/21/11 at 7:51am
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They are so expensive though even for 32GB lol. Anyways here's a HD I found with a decent price I think because of the promo code. It doesn't have the 64mb cache or 6.0 g/bs SATA but I read up that those don't make a huge difference really (?):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319


I also found a combo-deal for the 2500K and H212 cooler that saved me 8 bucks.

As for my computer case, I mentioned I'll be having this build for a LONG time and now I'm looking at the CoolerMaster Storm Sniper.

What do you guys think I should do. Right now my build looks like this:


I could either go with the Antec 900 and spend a little more on the video card or stay with the case and card I have now. My budget is 1000 and my total now is $1003.55. I decided I may want to overclock after all so I'm going to stay with the p67 board and 2500k. Thanks guys you've been helpful.

Edit: I guess with the rebates it will actually cost me $973.55
If you live near a Microcenter you can pick up an i5 2500k for $180.

Get a cheaper case like the Antec 900 or the Cooler Master 690 II Advanced. Use the extra $70-80 to upgrade your video card to the 460 gtx 1gb. Your going to regret the card you have selected later on, because it will not really have any resale value, more importantly, it just isn't good period for any newer games.

Everything else looks good.

@Samuel: The 2nd generation i5's/i7's get about 20% more fps clock for clock compared to your i7 920 in Starcraft 2.
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post #16 of 16
If you're going to play just SC2 and WoW, then you don't need THAT much power.
SC2 is pretty optimized.
You could go cheap and get a Phenom X4.
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