Newbie Looking for Diablo 3 Build

Hello guys, this is my first computer that I will actually build myself and I'm hoping you guys could help me with any part recommendations.

Main reason is to play Diablo 3 when it comes out.
I'm pretty much starting from scratch and I need everything.
I dunno what I can get with $800 though

Every build I try to come up with, I can't get under my $800, any suggestions?

Approximate Purchase Date: By May 15th

Budget Range: $800 Before Rebates for everything

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3 on max or close to max settings

Parts Not Required: I need all

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Whatever works best with my budget

Overclocking: Not sure what this is, I'm a total newbie trying to learn

SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this is, I'm a total newbie trying to learn

Monitor Resolution: Best my budget can allow

Additional Comments: More on the quiet side please, my old computer was super load at times.
I also need a wireless adapter for WIFI
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  1. $800 is a really nice budget and you'll get much better performance than your expecting. Diablo 3 isn't going to be all that graphically demanding and for $800 you'll easily be able to play it maxed out.

    Here's a few component recommendations:

    CPU: i5-2500k
    Motherboard: Something from the new B75 range (socket 1155)
    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB sticks 1600MHz, CAS9) Corsair/G.Skill RAM are popular choices
    HDD: Dont buy bigger than you really need, prices are still inflated. 500GB 7200RPM is a good starting point. Western Digital Caviar Blue's are well priced.
    Case: Dont blow too much of your budget here, buy something mid range that you like the look of - (maximum $80 here id say).
    PSU: 500w is likely to be plenty, but it depends what graphics card you go for. Stick with recommended brands, look for 80PLUS bronze rating or higher. Recommended brands include: XFX, Corsair, SeaSonic, Antec

    Graphics cards: Not sure what the above components will amount to, but I would think for a graphics card you'll be able to look at something around the ATI 7870 performance mark ($350 card).

    Another alternative would be to aim a little lower on the graphics card (ATI 7850 ~$250), and get a nice 60GB SSD into the build for fast boot times and better performance.
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    GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  3. Do you need a screen too and all peripherals?
  4. FinneousPJ said:
    Do you need a screen too and all peripherals?



    I need a monitor for sure

    Keyboard and mouse I can get later

    Thanks guys for the replies, I'll look into the builds you guys gave me when I get home.
  5. if you need a monitor, OS + PC you're looking @
    100 for OS
    95-130 for a monitor (widescreen 1680x1050 maybe 1080)

    leaving ~650 for a PC (that can max d3)

    my i5+5770 runs highest setting d3(open beta) @ 60fps and my GPU isn't under full load.
  6. Ohmybad said:
    if you need a monitor, OS + PC you're looking @
    100 for OS
    95-130 for a monitor (widescreen 1680x1050 maybe 1080)

    leaving ~650 for a PC (that can max d3)

    my i5+5770 runs highest setting d3(open beta) @ 60fps and my GPU isn't under full load.



    I don't need the OS, i forgot to mention that in my original post
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