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Grandma Needs Help Buying a Diablo III Ready Rig

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October 19, 2009 7:06:28 AM

Wow, according to this, grandma needs help ordering for parts. Here's what she ordered:



  • Q9550
  • 16GB DDR2
  • 2 1TB 7200rpm HDDs
  • GeForce "900 GT"
  • Striker II" mobo
  • Wireless mouse and keyboard
  • 2 24" displays
    Seller quoted her for around $3,905 (!). Did the company behind the ad really do their research? Those specs are simply too much for someone supposedly wanting to play Diablo 3. Do you think this setup's better? (Newegg.com prices)
  • i7 920 - $280
  • CORSAIR XMS3 3GB (3 x 1GB) - $77
  • 1TB WD Caviar Black - $95
  • MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv3 - $180
  • GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R - $189
  • ASUS VW246H Black 24" - $220
  • SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R SH-S222A - $30
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W - $80

    I don't think Grandma would want to overclock, so I'm settling for a 550W PSU. Total is $1,151. Whatcha think?
    October 19, 2009 3:49:54 PM

    GeForce "900" GT... 16gb RAM... Two 24'' Displays??? Just to play Diablo 3? Who setup this rig? GeekSquad? Fail.
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    October 19, 2009 4:10:35 PM

    crysis 2 requirements should settle most upcoming games

    2.66 core 2

    9600gt

    4gb ram

    but for $3200

    you can get

    2x 25.5" asus 1920x1200 monitors

    ocz zseries 1000 watt

    3x 5870

    i7 920

    12gb dominator gt cl7

    prolimatech megahlm

    evga 760

    leaving $700 for case and accesories
    October 19, 2009 4:21:18 PM

    I'll sell Grandma my system for that price....

    CPU: Intel Core i7 920 at 3.2 GHz
    MOBO: EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
    HSF: XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V
    HDD: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX
    GPU: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition
    DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support
    BD-ROM: Sony Optiarc Black 2X BD-ROM SATA Model BR-5100S
    Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
    Montior: SOYO Pearl MT-NI-DYLM24E6 Monitor 24" 1900x1200
    Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard: RAZER Lycosa Gaming Keyboard
    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit

    Than I'll go build two new systems for myself!! :D 
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