Approximate Purchase Date: (within the next month)
Budget Range: up to 1000$, the less the better... changed my mind - up to 800$ , the less the better
System Usage from Most to Least Important: I wish to be able to play diablo 3 on high performance , this computer will be connected to a big screen full HD TV (it's going to be my media center as well).
A list of the supported graphic card for Diablo can be found here : http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/video-card-supp...
Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't know how to assemble a computer, is there a way to get it already built?
Country: USA (NY)
Parts Preferences: I don't mind as long as it's good
SLI or Crossfire: Had to google it to understand what that means... :-) do I need it?
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, I would like a small pretty PC if possible.
Few more comments:
1. This computer is for the living room, will it be possible to shove it in a TV stand where no one can see it? if so it can be ugly... if it can't be done I can live with an ugly one anyways if I must.
2. Since I don't really know how to compare graphic card, I've search for computers with a graphic card that is on the list. I came across this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I can afford it , but it seems like an overkill for my needs. I'm sure I don't really need the i7 processor for example. So I'd be happy to buy a cheaper computer as long as it meets my needs.
and again, since I wouldn't know how to assemble the parts, I'd appreciate it if you could refer me to somewhere I can purchase it already assembled from.
yes it is easy to assemble it, just watch a 10min guide on youtube. and don't be scared on putting something wrong. as things should be easily fixed.
just don't splash water or something on it ^_^.
if you ever encounter any problem, we are always here to help ^_^
if you want someone else to assemble it for you. you might have to pay them 50bucks or something.
but if you really do need live coaching, so long as you have a webcam and speaker (if you want me to speak through headphone to guide you out while watching you in the cam) I don't mind. been doing that for a while now, also only if you don't mind someone with bad english grammar, my english is understandable but not perfect like most people hahahaha ^_^.
but if you don't like that, you can get live help from anyone here, just create a thread about a problem and write in like a Live discussion, as so some people would stay and keep watch of your thread, well in my case I'm normally online starting 3-5 hours ago until now (about to sleep but still waiting to see if your fixed and the other guys thread I'm watching if hes done and satisfied)
The second option look cool. (is there really a reason for me to go for a quad core rather than the i3? will I even feel the difference in my type of usage?)
Will it be easy to assemble it myself (using internet guides), do you maybe know what are my options if I want someone else to assemble it for me?
one more thins, the motherboard states that is has 2 USB 3.0 ports, but the COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 only mention 2.0 USB ports. does that mean I will have 2 USB 3.0 ports or not?
Thanks you very much!
no problem there. you can always add a usb 3.0 slot bays which cost like 5-10bucks or something depending on brand (In my local area we got those selling really cheap since it's also cheaply made, around 150-300php = 3.48$ - 6.97$
those normally last like 6-10 months and always broken after, and in some really rare cases like my old 2.0 one, it lasted me 2 years which amazed me.
and usb 3.0 actually only very few as in really few items make benefit from them
if you have a usb 2.0 and use it on 3.0 it still runs 2.0.
is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 1.5GB good enough for playing Diablo?
Do you know if this computer will allow me to upgrade the graphic card if I want to?
My boyfriend is not comfortable with buying part, he prefers an out of the box computer, so if the're a problem we can bring it to somewhere that is responsible for the computer.
What do you do if something is wrong with a part you bought?
well in my case I test the system my self, but in most people's case they post here about their problem.
but well if your really worried about that. then a pre-built pc is also a great choice, that lenovo is not so bad well never had a nvidia gt 545 1.5gb so I can't say much about them but I don't think they are that good.
I see a customize tab, but somewhat I can't see the change the GPU option.
anyways if you want you should go to ncix.com they have the us branch (website) also they have a shop in the US.
actually it's the same as building it yourself there but you pay extra 50bucks or so for them to build it for you and you can choose your own parts and they have great warranty.
Don't listen to the people who call the 5770 old. They will try to throw newer hardware at you - who cares! Performance is what matters. The 5770 is great! It is cheaper than the 6770 and has more power under the hood!
Don't listen to the those who tell you to invest in an SSD. Let faster load times wait for another day. For now, seeing as how you are on a limited budget, put the power where it counts.