I've read that SC2 doesn't benefit from more than 2 cores, so I went to look for CPU's with 2 cores.
Now there's Intel and there's AMD.
Another issue is the RAM. I already own a 1GB DDR2-800 stick dual-sided single channel. My budget is low, so I had to choose my build carefully and had to base it on my RAM.
My display runs at a maximum of 1680x1050, so I decided to look for benchmarks about video cards that can run the game at the maximum FPS possible at this resolution with maximum detail in large battles - 4x4 or 6x6 or whatever.
I'm also concerned about Wattage needed for the system, because I'm a 12h/day computer nerd, so the lower, the better.
ASRock P43DE (apenas DDR2) (para Intel)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (BX80570E8600) (P43DE todos os BIOS) (3.33Ghz 65W)
Which one comes cheaper?
Which of these video cards would be better for which build for 1680x1050xUltra?
ATI Radeon HD 5830 (175W) (DirectX 11)
ATI Radeon HD 5770 (108W) (DirectX 11)
ATI Radeon HD 5750 (86W) (DirectX 11)
ATI Radeon HD 4890 (120W??) (DirectX 10.1)
Other stuff you can recommend me? I'm too confused about DDR2 and DDR3 and how the CPU benefits from them and whatnot. Did I pick the better motherboards for the CPUs/GPUs I specified, provided that I have to make use of that DDR2-800 RAM?