My first build


so I have gotten my hands on a i5-2550k cpu for 170 and I am trying to make myself a computer that will run diablo 3 at max settings.

What i need is:
-a case
-a psu
-a gpu
-a mobo
-a hdd
-disk drive

I do have my own monitor and i guess i have the cpu as well. I was wondering if someone could help me try and piece together the rest of the parts for about 400dollars. I live in Canada, so dont mind ordering from newegg or tigerdirect or memory express.
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  1. ohh the monitor will run at a resolution of 1920x1080
  2. current build looking like this

    CASE – Zalman z9: price matched $37.49

    CPU – i5 2550k: price matched $173.60

    MOBO – have not found one yet

    PSU - OCZ ZS Series 650W Performance Power Supply (OCZ-ZS650W) $74.99

    HDD - 500GB Barracuda 7200rpm SATA III w/ 16MB $79.99 Cache

    RAM-2x4gb $41.99

    Optical Drive - $21.98

    GPU - need to select one still..

    Currently my build sits at around 430 without tax. Is there a certain gpu or mobo you could reccomend to fit everything under 550-600.. my budget is 500 but doesnt look like i can get that low
  3. No, you won't get as low a $500 with a $170 CPU. The cheapest reasonable mobo (SLI/Xfire ready) is the $120 ASRock Z68 Extreme3. That puts you at $431 without a PSU or a GPU. Even $169 is hardly enough. Anyway, you're looking at a 6870.
  4. -Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00 GHz CPU

    -6 GB Ram

    -160 GB + 160 GB Sata Hard Drives

    -1 GB Nvidia 9500GT Graphics Card w/ dual DVI

    This is my current cpu, do you think thats enough to run diablo 3?
  5. Oh, I support the 2500K upgrade (not 2550K; the extra 5 doesn't matter). I'm just complaining. This $600 seems to do it, and you've got room for another 6870 in the future.
  6. Alright so ended up selling the 2550k for 220 so some guy and remembered i actually need to stick to my budget because of upcoming car maintenance.

    So i decided to make a new build.

    CPU @ 60

    MOBO @49.99

    RAM @ 22 after pricematch

    GPU @77 after rebates

    PSU @ 130

    CASE – Zalman z9: price matched $38 [...] &sku=57909

    HDD and Optical Drive i have kicking around the house

    Coming to a grand total of $377. What do you think?
  7. now the question remains will this play diablo 3 +1920x1080 or will i have to lower the resolution
  8. hmm..... im almost debating get a psu case combo..
    what do you guys think?
  9. Best answer
    No, the 6770 will not max Diablo 3. It'll play it at 1920x1080 with lowered settings.
  10. Best answer selected by bhela88.
  11. thank you sir! :)

    good to know that this build is gonna leave me enough money to maintain my car haha
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