<$1,000 Gaming rig, Diablo III

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.
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  1. Try looking in my signature for some ideas about what you should expect with that sort of budget range.
  2. 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=N82E16811119227

    MOBO - $110 ($10 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128538

    GPU - $150 ( $15 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130752

    PSU - $80 ($10 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    CPU - $190
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    RAM - $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

    HDD - $140
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    Keyboard / Mouse - $10
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823664006

    Monitor - $145 ($10 MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100

    DVD Burner - $18
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136247

    Win 7 Home 64 Bit - $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Optional

    SSD - $91
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441


    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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