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April 29, 2012 11:37:15 PM

Im trying to help a friend and build him a budget computer to play Diablo 3. He really wants to be around $400 but this is my best so far. Will these specs do or is it to low?

Board: ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 $70.99
Memory: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB $29.99
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel $54.99
CPU: Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz $69.99
DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner $16.99
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $79.99
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB $119.99
PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W $39.99

= $482

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April 29, 2012 11:55:56 PM

i think he will be able to play....not maxed, but playable
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April 29, 2012 11:57:11 PM

I was able to play Diablo 3 on Low settings on a laptop with an i3-2350m with 4GB of RAM and an integrated Intel HD 3000 at a playable ~30fps. Just about anything can run D3, just give it a whirl.
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April 30, 2012 12:12:10 AM

Thanks for the help everyone I will see what he thinks
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April 30, 2012 12:19:19 AM

im oddly in some mood to build an extremely budget computer, may i ask if its okay to use newegg and ask which state you live in(to avoid taxes in some states). I can probably cut some of the prices down to a useable computer
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April 30, 2012 12:34:21 AM

You may wish to investigate laptops as well. See the benchmarks for a $400 APU A4 system from Asus at Best Buy.

Windows OEM is about $100 as well if you build your own system so $400 is pretty hard.

You can hookup the laptop to a screen. I did a lot of research and for budget builds the laptop is the way to go.
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April 30, 2012 1:41:51 AM

fitzmx6 said:
Im trying to help a friend and build him a budget computer to play Diablo 3. He really wants to be around $400 but this is my best so far. Will these specs do or is it to low?

Board: ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 $70.99
Memory: ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB $29.99
Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel $54.99
CPU: Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge 2.6GHz $69.99
DVD: LITE-ON DVD Burner $16.99
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $79.99
GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB $119.99
PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W $39.99

= $482

Thanks

Get a gtx460 1gb
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April 30, 2012 1:44:27 AM

Diablo 3 isn't going to be a super demanding game, so that build should be able to play it pretty decently. Maybe not maxed but the game will definitely be playable.
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April 30, 2012 3:56:32 AM

xJakex068 said:
Diablo 3 isn't going to be a super demanding game, so that build should be able to play it pretty decently. Maybe not maxed but the game will definitely be playable.

For sure, but even so, if the better 460 is the same price, no reason not to snatch it up.
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April 30, 2012 4:13:39 AM

The $500 build in my sig with a G620 and HD6770.

HD6770>GTX450.
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April 30, 2012 4:18:26 AM

Zero_ said:
The $500 build in my sig with a G620 and HD6770.

HD6770>GTX450.

You frequently point out your signature, but none of the links show detailed information about what parts to use, where to get them, nor what they cost. I've informed you of this before lol.
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April 30, 2012 5:54:02 PM

nekulturny said:
You frequently point out your signature, but none of the links show detailed information about what parts to use, where to get them, nor what they cost. I've informed you of this before lol.


Every item in every build has a image of the product, a link to the Amazon product page, price and availability updated in real time as well as a direct buy link from Amazon.

Here's the current $800 build.



How is that not descriptive enough?
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April 30, 2012 5:58:39 PM

Because when I click the link this is all that is displayed on my browser:



Am I missing something? the only "Adblock" I have in my browser is AVG Anti-virus, and I certainly won't disable that and I'd strenuously suggest to anyone not to go to a website that would require you to disable it in order to view the page's content. Seriously, I'm sorry if its just a mere compatibility with my browser, but it just leaves me scratching my head. I use Firefox.
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April 30, 2012 6:06:05 PM

nekulturny said:
Because when I click the link this is all that is displayed on my browser:
Am I missing something? the only "Adblock" I have in my browser is AVG Anti-virus, and I certainly won't disable that and I'd strenuously suggest to anyone not to go to a website that would require you to disable it in order to view the page's content. Seriously, I'm sorry if its just a mere compatibility with my browser, but it just leaves me scratching my head. I use Firefox.

You seem to be missing the entire content of the blog :p 

Maybe just try a different browser?
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April 30, 2012 7:01:30 PM

Ha, well now I feel like an ass for mentioning it to you. It could be that I'm using FireFox Nightly Dev build, if so, hoorah to your blog site, cus its the only one thats managed to prove challenging to Nightly in the 4 months I've been using it exclusively. I have to re-enable Internet explorer in order to try another browser I suppose.
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April 30, 2012 7:08:38 PM

Interesting...

The price on your $500 rig, if all parts are bought brand new at the lowest cost, adds up to almost $600
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April 30, 2012 7:16:51 PM

Yea, and now I can actually see the parts in the 500 dollar build, I'd have to wonder if an overclocked A8-3870K could take it for a walk. I'm not saying it would, I'm genuinely curious.
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April 30, 2012 7:22:05 PM

A8-3870 vs a g850 w/ 7770... no.

The 7770 at stock specs is going to walk over the GPU side of the A8, even with the graphics oveclocked. Now CPU side, very possible.
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April 30, 2012 7:23:24 PM

Hmmm, is the 7770 new? I'm more familiar with Nvidia's numbers, AMD's graphics card numbering system always confused the hell out of me.
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April 30, 2012 7:34:06 PM

One of the newest AMD cards. Performs around the 6850 mark, but under it. The 6850 is a better card overall unless you count in power consumption, but that was also using the launch drivers. I have heard the new drivers for the 7xxx series cards actually slightly increased their performance.

Tom's review of the 7770 and the 7750 is Here
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May 1, 2012 4:52:00 AM

Thanks for the link
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