$500 Diablo 3 Build

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $500-$600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Web

Parts Not Required: Monitor, mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I also need a wireless adapter for this build as I only have wireless internet, but am not figuring in the cost of this in my final price. Any recommendations would be nice though.

Here is what I have so far. I am trying to keep this as close to $500 as possible. I do not know what type of RAM to use. I also do not have a hard drive. I currently have a 500gb hard drive installed in an old rig ~6 years old. With hard drive prices so high right now I was thinking of re using it, however, I was wondering if you would recommend doing this because it is so old. I do not remember what speed it is. Thanks in advance.





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  1. Being able to use an old hard drive is really nice in this hard drive climate. I would stick with the old one for right now if I were you.

    You can look in my signature under the $600 build to see a setup that would run you about $500 (subtracting off the $100 hard drive). It is a Llano build with a 4 core processor that has graphics integrated into it.

    The savings on not buying a video card enables you not to have to cut corners on other components.

    If you aren't interested in Llano, I would seriously consider scaling back on your motherboard to free up money for other stuff instead.

    I am not a fan at all of the Rosewill stuff, I would rather see you get a HAF 912 and an XFX 450w PSU. Both of those are ideal components, especially for low end PCs, unlike Rosewill brand stuff which is usually not even close to ideal in any respect.

    Motherboard wise, there should be a H61 board for ~$60 that should be able to do just as well as the "military grade" motherboard that you chose in almost every respect. Mostly you just won't have UEFI which isn't that bad if it is your worst problem.
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