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Criticize or Help me with my DIII Build! $1800

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March 28, 2012 5:59:47 AM

The ram is incorrect. I am really getting this:

And I might just get this drive so I only have to have one optical drive and not two?:

Any suggestions? I don't want to go for a 680 or SLI because I think the graphics I have picked out are fine for Diablo 3. I will never buy ATI Radeon again, especially sapphire because of very bad experiences so do not bring it up :) 
March 28, 2012 6:05:21 AM

RAM: overkill. Get 8GB.
Add a 128GB SSD. Only $150-200
March 28, 2012 6:07:17 AM

okay that will save me $50 on the ram. But I really do not see the point of a 128GB. Windows 7 takes up what? 30 gb? less? and then diablo will maybe be 10gb-15gb?... hmm ya maybe a 120/128... thanks.

Also, what do you guys think about the 2gb 560 vs the 1gb 560ti 448 core.... I think I might change to the 448 core... thoughts?
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March 28, 2012 6:08:28 AM

448-core unless you plan to run higher res than 1920x1200.
March 28, 2012 6:11:04 AM

lol with your budget

i5 2500K
a great mobo
120/128gb ssd
expensive case
great psu
a gtx680

and some other stuff can fit in there, even if you play only diabloIII a 680 will still fit, it's awesome kicks games behind and gives you bragging rights >.<
March 28, 2012 6:12:36 AM

Overkill in this case is bad @ above.
March 28, 2012 6:13:03 AM

I've had issues with ATI Radeon too mate, never again... never again. Now I'm using Evga. Is there a price limit ? I'd suggest getting a 120GB SSD for your OS while your HDD will mainly focus on your game files. That's what I did with my new rig I just finished building today.
March 28, 2012 6:14:15 AM

I am going straight through newegg. Right now My cart is at 1719.88. If I were to get the gtx680 it would put me at what? 1950? plus tax? that is about 2100.
March 28, 2012 6:16:19 AM

Don't get me wrong I would love the 680, but I just don't see the point. Yes, gfx is where one should splurge, but... still think the 560ti will suit me just fine and still be very pleasing.
March 28, 2012 6:16:27 AM

Driver problems were a thing of the HD 6xxx series. The 7xxx series have none whatsoever.
March 28, 2012 6:19:00 AM

The ATI incident was YEARS ago with a 2 separate 9800 pros... lol... I do not care how long ago it was. I swore to go nvidia and I have on 3 builds, 2 of mine and one for my brother. Not a single problem. Until I have problems with nvidia... I am sticking with them.
March 28, 2012 6:22:36 AM

I was talking to Maffew. :p 
March 28, 2012 6:23:01 AM

Thinking about just rolling with this and calling it a day:

Also someone reviewed the psu I am looking at with the same case I am thinking of and they said the cpu cable is a bit short... I am guessing this means that it reaches but is stretched or something? anyone have experience with this. I found a couple other reviews saying the cable was a bit short but the psu still had a "5 egg" review...

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March 28, 2012 6:26:19 AM

The 560ti 448-core is a better buy.

$128 for 16GB? I would not spend more than $80 on 16GB. Also, your motherboard does not support quad-channel, so you're literally throwing $ away. Use the $80+ saved and get a GTX 580.
March 28, 2012 6:45:52 AM

Yes. I am getting that and it is amazing.
March 30, 2012 8:12:37 AM

Best answer selected by NikNovacain.