SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Work, Internet, Win 7 media server, photoshop, etc
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NewEgg
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Yes Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Diablo III ready System?
Am I missing anything else or does anyone see any incompatibility with what I choose below? I am open to any and all suggestion before I hit the submit order now button. I am hoping this system would be ready for Diablo III when it comes out later this year?
MSI 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DH-24AAS-17 R
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Looks like you have everything you need figured out. I think it's a great build. There's just one thing that I'd change. For $7 cheaper you can get the LG SATA DVD Burner but that's not that big of a deal. Congrats and have fun playing Diablo III.
FYI, they have confirmed that Diablo III will not be released in 2010. If that's really what you're building a computer for, you might want to hold off until they actually have a release date (or even an estimate) and some projected specs...
No, I do think you're right - I would be surprised if D3 was much more demanding than WoW currently is, given the direction they seem to be going with graphics. The 5850 is probably sufficient to handle anything that game will throw at it.
Only thing worth keeping in mind is that the prices on the 5xxx cards right now are likely to be as high as they will be for some time. Given that the game isn't even guaranteed to launch in 2011, it would probably be much more cost effective to put a system together closer to the time of launch - unless, of course, there are other games they want to play right now.