New Build, D3, $600 budget


I was here a while ago asking to build a PC on a budget. The help was good, but life reared its head and I wasn't able to pull the trigger. Well, I'm back, but the budget's smaller.

There's a few catches: 1) It needs to be less than $600, windows 7 included; 2) It's gotta be wireless internet capable; 3) and I only care about playing Diablo 3 smoothly on medium settings at least would be nice.

Approximate Purchase Date: within a month.

Budget Range: $600 maximum, tax and windows 7 included.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming -- Diablo 3 on at least med. settings smoothly.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers +EDIT: I forgot that my buddy's got an 850W power supply that I can use, so that gives a bit more space on the budget.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference, must be Canadian.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference.

Overclocking: I haven't done it before, and don't care.

SLI or Crossfire: Don't care.

Monitor Resolution: I have an HD TV that I'd like to use (32 inches), but I also have a smaller 17 inch flat screen -- I don't really know if that helps.

Additional Comments: I'm new to computer building, so won't be OCing much. I typically use the same computer for 10+ years, so upgrade paths are not important. I just want to be able to play D3 with my buddies without getting frustrated about load times or really really low frame rates.
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  1. $600 CAN with a Windows 7:
    - COOLER MASTER Elite 371: $50
    - Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified: $51.5
    - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit: $115
    - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner: $17
    - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM: $70
    - BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX: $55
    - Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333: $23
    - Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz: $70
    - PowerColor AX6790 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6790 1GB: $130

    TOTAL (before shipping + taxes): $581.5

    for $23 more you could also consider the next CPU up:
    - Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz: $93
  2. ah yes the wireless... stick with the Pentium G620, cause you also need this:
    - ASUS USB-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0: $30
  3. Thanks wasupmike!

    I'll try to find out what PSU my buddy has on offer, but would the addition of an 850W PSU make a terribly large difference?

    Also, if you knew you didn't need to include a PSU, what changes would you make?
  4. no, you would never need an 850W PSU - unless you were SLI/Crossfiring 2 x high-end video cards together...

    if there was an extra ~$50 from the PSU taken away - i'd look into this CPU:
    - Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $130
  5. Thanks wasupmike!

    I've placed an order for that build, minus the PSU, and it has been shipped. I'll be sure to update you when we get 'er goin'.

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