01/14/2012 10:06 AMeww alright so to make the game run better what should i upgrade video card and cpu?
Posted by Thados
Its up to you... maybe try it out first... low settings aren't terrible and can save you around $300-400.
But anyway, there are really only a handful of parts to look at for gaming performance, but imo people get way too technical here. I built my own desktop and just ordered my new laptop and I would say that the cpu is what limits the true ability of everything. Intel has some pretty nice stock graphics in their new cpus too. I can run SC2 on my new laptop on high settings without my video card turned on. It has a nicer i7 and intel HD graphics 3000. You'll probably need a new motherboard too, but they have i7/motherboard combos for about $300 on sale at times (maybe less). I would say that this should be your most important focus if you really need extra computer performance. The video card is also important too, but it is really pretty useless getting a sick video card when you're still going to be limited to a Core 2 Duo lol.
My opinions on the CPU itself:
I've seen people trolling me on past posts about the CPU not being the most important part of a computer, but I would say that it is for correcting fps issues. Of course it needs a nice GPU as well for quality play, but in the occasion you leave another program or two open, a nicer CPU is almost necessary. I would say go with the i7 or i5. Some people like the Black series Phenom x6 (only 2 styles I see in production) and FX series from AMD, but they are just OK. There are still i5 models that outperform the brand new FX series, but AMD is a good processor for a budget and can fit your needs with minor issues in fps and performance.