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January 12, 2010 2:40:48 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now

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?

Hello Community,

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
$34.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$99.98

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

$84.99

DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

$304.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

$99.99

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound
$4.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

$99.99

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$189.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm

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Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
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COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail

$221.98

Total: 1141.89

Thanks!
January 12, 2010 2:46:50 PM

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.
January 12, 2010 3:10:39 PM

Or for an additional $5 off, this Samsung burner. But as said above, not a big deal at all.

Everything else looks good. Might want to check out this review of thermal compound to make sure you're getting the best one. It doesn't include the Tuniq, but it does have a lot of others.
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January 12, 2010 3:19:05 PM

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...
January 12, 2010 3:26:57 PM

Agree with that. But can you really see it requiring something higher than a 5850? If it did, they would lose a lot of sales from people who can't play it. Blizzard's smarter than that.

If it was only a 5770, then it might be questionable...
January 12, 2010 3:32:41 PM

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.
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