Ok... I need help, on several levels...

HokutoseiHokutosei Registered User regular
Ok, so I want you to know off the bat that I do not know that much about putting computers together. I know "MOST" of what needs to go into a computer (ie. power supply, video card, motherboard, etc.) but I do not know how to actually assemble that amount of stuff into a working machine.

So I was wanting to make (prolly have made, rather than me making it myself) a decent machine. I was wanting to because I mainly run SC2 on it and I am presently running it on my laptop, a Sony Vaio. My Sony is good, don't get me wrong, but it is 3-4 years old, and it only manages to run SC2 on super low settings. The biggest thing of course is the frame rate. Whenever I manage to get a decent army (not even 200/200) up and running the game slows down dramatically meaning clicking to micro my army away and to attack, and to micro in general during combat in any signifcant size is just frustrating.

Anyhow, I am wondering what is required (in a desktop PC) to run SC2 on a decent speed, decently well. I am not looking for ultra, not right now at least. I would be happy with it running on medium to high. But I am a noob as far as computers (I am more electronics: radios, transmitters, PLCs, that kind of stuff) so I am wondering exactly what it would take to do this feat?

A list of possible parts would be great, or a great range of what the cost of such a thing would/should cost would also be welcomed. I realize running SC2 on medium and on high would probably be different from a cost approach so a range difference for both medium and high would be awesome. Thank you greatly in advance for any help given.

Also, if anybody as any great advice or ideas on how I might learn to actually construct my own system that would be greatly appreciated.


- Running SC2, system slows down too much and cannot run it above low, with low framerate.
- Seeking a desktop system(hopefully not too expensive) to be built that can possible run it on medium/high.
- Desiring a range of what it would take from a dollar value approach, and possibly a list of would-be parts.
- Advice of where and how to get to know abouve building systems.

Thank you again in advance for any help given.

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    stfuadstfuad Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I have a MSI P55-GD65 Runs ~$100-$150, core i5 750 ~$200, 4 GBs of ram ~$50-$100, 8800GT $50? Dunno bought this one years ago. Minus the stuff like drives, $450 at most - tax shipping etc.

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    shadydentistshadydentist Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I don't really have any advice, but I just wanted to respond to your sig:

    If nothing is impossible, then it *would* be possible to find something that is impossible: nothing.

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