Trying to build a PC for diablo 3 so i can play on high graphics
my budget is about 600 dollars
the main question for me is to decide if i should get a 1gb radeon with 256 bit or a high end 512 mb with 128 bit
now i have no idea what those numbers mean but someone told me high end 512 can be comparible to a low end 1gb vga card
here is what im comparing
HIS H675F1GD Radeon HD 6750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
the price difference is about 80 dollars for those two
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
theres so many technical terms that i don even know
all ive been looking at in the past is the 1gb part and i read somewhere that the 6xxx in the number, the 2nd and 3rd number higher than 5 means better for gaming vs watching videos lol(let me know if theres any truth to that) and the 6 means the generation
also how does nvidia card # work? lol
what is eyefinity and HDCP? GGDR5 GGDR3???whats fermi? i know i dont need crossfirex
with all these things to consider remember the requirements for diablo3 isnt like super high end
Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
2 GB RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
thanks...i don care about the brand name lol
I never recommend a gaming build with anything less than a HD 6770/5770/7750 for a GPU and I'm hesitant on the the lower end nVidia GPU's such as the GTX 550ti. For a decent gamer with nvidia you need to jump to the mid-range cards like the GTX 460 and 560, these are more expensive (more powerful too). The HD 6870 is more powerful than the 6850 and is probably a better buy depending on the current pricing.
This is the a link to budget Quad Core/ HD 6850 gaming rig I have recommended before for $600 without an OS. if you need an OS included then I can work that in as well going with an AMD solution or dropping to a Dual Core.
I looked at your build and didn't really like it.
weak PSU, Weak GPU and if you are going with a AMD platform get a AM3+ motherboard. eventually AMD will put out a CPU that is good for gaming and having an AM3+ MB may give you a future upgrade avenue.
this build uses a i5-2400, it is much faster than the x4 965BE even after you overclock it.
picked out a good solid case, but a case is in the eye of the beholder if you don't like it find a good ~$50 case (watch the shipping costs)
GPU: the 550ti is not a good gaming GPU. I recommend the 6850 as it is = to the GPU that D3 was demo'd on. if you need to trim the budget some a 6790 is a good basic gaming GPU and is about $30 less expensive than the 6850. the GTX 460 is also a good pick as GPU and save $10. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Please buy a quality PSU like Corsair, silverstone, xfx, seasonic or antec. when you buy an off brand its a crapshoot as to what you get.