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Need Advice On Building A Gaming Tower

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April 30, 2012 2:36:58 PM

I am seeking to build a computer within the budget of $700-$750 If Cheaper BY ALL MEANS.

I am looking to run these requirements:
Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
12 GB available HD space
DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
Broadband* Internet connection
1024x748 mini

These are the requirements for Diablo 3. Id like to be able to run them smoothly if possible.

I need all of these: (Case) (Power Supply) (Motherboard) (CPU) (Memory) (Video Card) (Storage) (Optical Drive)

Basically everything and if I missed anything to make a computer tower healthy and running.

Also if you could suggest your favorite Trusted and Good Priced Sites I would appreciate it. The only one I've got so far is NewEgg.

I appreciate every reply and YES I am a computer Dumby.


April 30, 2012 2:54:41 PM

Thank You Very Much. That looks good! Any1 else?
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April 30, 2012 2:59:20 PM

CASE = LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58 - 39.99
PSU = CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 - 44.99 (10.00 MIR)
CPU = Intel Core i5-2400 - 189.99
MOBO = MSI H67A-G43 - 84.99 (20.00 MIR)
RAM = G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - 41.99
GPU = SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 - 149.99 (15.00 MIR)
OPTICAL = LITE-ON 24x DVD Burner - 16.99
HDD = Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - 79.99
OS = Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - 99.99

TOTAL = $748.91 + 2.89 (shipping) = $751.80

TOTAL w/ MIR = $706.80

This build will more than max Diablo 3 @ 1080 resolution.
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April 30, 2012 2:59:40 PM

What are the recommended specs for D3? Look at those and get something better. Any mid-level card and modern processor will run that game, easily enough.

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

Should be able to exceed the recommended specs for around $700
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