I Can't Wait to Construct Additional Pylons
May 10, 2010 8:57 PM Subscribe
I'm going to buy a new desktop computer. My budget is up to $1,000. My basic requirement is that it must play Starcraft 2 on high settings at 60fps. Where do I start reading / from where do you recommend I buy? How do I learn to distinguish between the seemingly millions of similarly named video cards, ram configurations, Phenoms and i7s, and more importantly how I can maximize the gaming bang for my buck
? A friend of mine said that at my price point, I'm best to go with a Dell, getting Dell to install a better video card if possible?
posted by demagogue to computers & internet (23 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
If it's worth the time/benefit investment, I am willing to research, get my hands dirty, and recruit some of my techie friends. (My existing hardware experience = upgrading the ram in my laptop.)
Would like for the $1000 to include monitor -- thinking that I will likely be getting a gently used 22" as I hear there are some good deals to be had. Also, think I can get Windows 7 from my school.