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<$1,000 Gaming rig, Diablo III

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March 22, 2012 8:12:32 PM

Hello! My brother needs a budget build for Diablo III, I recently built a high-end machine and thought I'd come back here to get him started!

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible, after picking parts.

Budget Range: $1,000 or less

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 95% mainly gaming

Parts Not Required: All parts required!

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States, Texas to be precise.

Parts Preferences: None really, anything that's good! Windows 7 64-bit. 6 GB+ of RAM.

Overclocking: None

SLI or Crossfire: I don't see any, no.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: He wants this mainly for Diablo III but we play a lot of games together. Something a bit above par for Diablo III should be good! I prefer Intel over AMD but he doesn't mind! Whatever runs it best.
March 22, 2012 8:25:52 PM

Try looking in my signature for some ideas about what you should expect with that sort of budget range.
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March 22, 2012 9:03:14 PM

Here is what I put together for you quickly. I didn't pick these items because they have MIR. I chose these b/c this is what I would build if I had your budget.

Case - $50 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - $110 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - $150 ( $15 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $80 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard / Mouse - $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - $145 ($10 MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Win 7 Home 64 Bit - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optional

SSD - $91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Total (before shipping and MIRs) = $1,133.88


There are some parts on here that can be swapped out like the SSD isn't a necessity but its nice to have for a boot drive. But you could just as easily take it off and replace with faster GPU or a nice set of speakers/headset. Since the speakers are in the monitor which I hear aren't horrible.

It was a bit limited on some parts because you needed everything.
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March 22, 2012 9:19:46 PM

The Corsair Vengence RAM is a subpar choice. Crucial CT2KIT51264BA1339 is better. It costs less, is much less likely to show up DOA, and performs pretty much exactly the same except when zipping up huge directories.

The Asus 24x is the best regular DVD drive made, there is very little reason not to choose it for anybody.

Might as well get a 6850 instead of that 460 too since it is 2 generations ahead.

The OEM OS also has pretty questionable legality for this application. Otherwise, it isn't a horrible setup.
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March 22, 2012 9:51:28 PM

Raiddinn said:
The Corsair Vengence RAM is a subpar choice. Crucial CT2KIT51264BA1339 is better. It costs less, is much less likely to show up DOA, and performs pretty much exactly the same except when zipping up huge directories.

The Asus 24x is the best regular DVD drive made, there is very little reason not to choose it for anybody.

Might as well get a 6850 instead of that 460 too since it is 2 generations ahead.

The OEM OS also has pretty questionable legality for this application. Otherwise, it isn't a horrible setup.



Yeah I agree with all of that.
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