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800 Budget for Diablo 3

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November 28, 2011 6:35:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks.
Budget Range: $800 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Mainly Diablo 3), streaming video, Office, photo editing, Surfing

Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard + Mouse, Monitor, Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:, or any other Canadian website.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Asus, or Asrock for the mobo, no other preferences really.
Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Highest possible.

Additional Comments: This is my first build, and i am not 100 percent sure where i should start. I've saved the money, now i must spend it lol.

I already have a Cooler Master HAF X NVIDIA Edition Mid Tower Case (i love green lol), so no need for a case.

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November 28, 2011 6:47:15 PM

Basic outline is as follows

$130 ASRock Extreme3 Gen3
$200 i5-2500K
$40 8 GB RAM
$250 upper mid range GPU

can you recycle HDD, optical? If you needn't buy anything but the core system as described above, up the GPU to the 300-350 range.
November 28, 2011 6:51:04 PM

I can recycle the optical drive, and i have an HDD for storage, but i would like to get an SSD for the OS. Do you think i would notice a significant different with this?
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November 28, 2011 6:52:16 PM

Oh, and sorry, i dont have a PSU either. All i have is the case that i bought off of a friend.
November 28, 2011 6:56:11 PM

Oh yeah, d'oh. Expect to spend about $60 on a quality PSU that can run a single GPU system. I wouldn't recommend buying a SSD for under $1000 budget. The money is better used elsewhere.
November 28, 2011 7:00:04 PM

Ok, fair enough. So which video card(s) would you recommend. Keep in mind, i'm not THAT into computer games, just the Diablo series, so i really will only be playing Diablo 3 with it. And, right now i can get a OCZ ZT-series 750W Fully Modular 80-Plus Bronze Power Supply for $80 at my local canada computers on special. Do you think that's decent?
November 28, 2011 7:13:07 PM

OCZ is pretty hit and miss. You can look up reviews if you bother; on the other hand, there's Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair. These are solid PSUs all around.

I recommend 560 Ti or 6950 depending on your preference. Have you seen any Diablo3 benchmarks yet? I don't follow the release of this game so I have no idea if there are any. Those GPUs will also be pretty awesome in multi GPU setups if you plan to go there later.
November 28, 2011 8:37:17 PM

Thanks a lot for the suggestions man, i may go with a 560 Ti and than after christmas, get another one. But, i'll check out some benchmarks first. I'll repost in a few days with what i've got right before i order to get a second opinion