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April 17, 2012 4:08:36 PM

Hi all,

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

Overclocking: No

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.

Thank you very much!!!

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April 17, 2012 4:23:20 PM

going to cook things in newegg most likely you will like it but if its really only for diablo 3 then even a 600bucks build would do but well I'll post those at best with your budget
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April 17, 2012 4:26:31 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
going to cook things in newegg most likely you will like it but if its really only for diablo 3 then even a 600bucks build would do but well I'll post those at best with your budget


I definitely prefer a 600$ computer over a 1000$ :-)
Don't feel obligated to reach 1000$.
I am willing to pay a bit more for a small and pretty one, but I don't need a killer computer.

Is it possible to purchase the computer already assembled from newegg or are they only selling parts individually. If they are selling part, is there somewhere I can go to assemble it?

Thanks!
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April 17, 2012 5:00:10 PM

you got 2 choices, either of them are good. prices are based on newegg, but if you can get mobo and processor at microcenter where they sell it super cheap there, go for it.

Processor: 189.99$
intel i5 2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: 121.99$
asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 44.99$
g.skill ares 8gb 2x4gb 1600mhz cl9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: 249.99$
sapphire hd 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk Drive: 79.99$
samsung spinpoint f3 500gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Solid Slate Drive: 145.99$
crucial m4 128gb ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Disk Drive: 13.99$
samsung dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: 89.99$>79.99$ after rebate
corsair tx650 V2 650W 80plus bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chassis: 59.99$>49.99$ after rebate
cm haf 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: 996.91$
after rebate = 976.91$

this pretty much can run even almost every game right now at high settings or max but well you won't probably need it,



this is the 2nd version which is much cheaper and should be able to run you great at 1920x1080 resolution

Processor: 124.99$
Intel i3 2100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: 104.99$
ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: 44.99$
G.SKILL Ares 8GB (2X4GB) 1600Mhz CL9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card: 179.99$>169.99$ (this one got 12$ off promo code it's such a steal)
Sapphire HD 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk Drive: 79.99$
Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Disk Drive: 13.99$
Samsung DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: 89.99$>79.99$ after rebate
Corsair TX650 V2 650W 80PLUS Bronze
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Chassis: 59.99$>49.99$
Cooler Master Haf 912 Mid Tower Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total = 698.92$
668.92$ after rebate

the 2nd one using an i3 2100 can also be upgrade to i5 2500k or the i5/i7 ivy bridge, and so is the 1st one, both have upgrade options in the next 2-3 years if you want
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April 17, 2012 5:12:28 PM

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?

Thanks you very much!
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April 17, 2012 5:21:14 PM

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)
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April 17, 2012 5:24:23 PM

nofarb said:
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.
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April 17, 2012 5:27:35 PM

That's very generous of you to offer!

Don't worry about your English, I'm not a native speaker myself.
I will view an online guide and will definitely contact you if I need any help!

you are great! THANKS!
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April 18, 2012 9:04:16 AM

Hi, a friend told me about this computer:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...

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?
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April 18, 2012 11:59:25 AM

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.

http://us.ncix.com/

that one, it's much better as you choose your parts, and got warranty and they can do the tech stuff for you and prices and deals are really great.
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April 19, 2012 10:38:53 AM

I think i'll go for the buying parts.
Why not buying the Radeon HD 6770 ? it's also on the high performance list, and it saves another 40-50$
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April 19, 2012 6:58:20 PM

Here you go!

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 $110

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-970A-UD3-AM3-SATA-Mot...

Phenom II X4 965 Black $125

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 5770 Hawk $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 $80

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EarthWatts-EA650-Power-Supp...

8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD $80

http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-Travelstar-Cache-Internal...

Cooler Master Elite 430 $45

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-Window-RC-430...

DVD drive $20

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$635 total

This is a rig that will MAX Diablo 3.

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.
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