Apparently my current setup wont be able to run D3 I am able to sell some stuff for upgrade money, around $500 (US). I would like to use as little of that as possible(closer to 300-400), but also have some longevity.
I have the RAM(4gb) and OS(vista) and everything else for the system, I just need a new Mobo/CPU to be able to run it.
My current Gfx card is a Radeon hd 5570, does that need an upgrade too or can it wait?
Will I need a 64bit OS?
Could I afford an SSD(would it make a difference?)
Additionally, I also do some photo and video editing, but I can do that at school if the budget doesn't allow for a CPU for that. It would be nice to be able to do that from home, but my main concern is my precious D3
acutally my friend is going to give me his Geforce card, its better than my current one by a good amount. I forget the actual model number off the top of my head geforce ??? 525 i think? there was an article directly comparing it to my current one and its way better, and he will give it to me for free...
Is there a reason to not use a P67? Thought they were good for gaming and the stuff the newer ones offer isnt necessary, should I consider the others too?
What CPU and Mobo do u have at the moment? I know people who are running D3 on a P5Q Pro with an E8500 and GTX 460 with no problems at all, so if D3 is all you want then imo your going overkill with such a huge upgrade.
it actually ends up being cheaper than the 2500k + P67 at $305!! and offers more long term usefulness? Thinking about just driving over there tomorrow and doing it, what do you think? gives me 100ish spare to play with for RAM/fans/maybe a shinier case if i want those