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Budget Diablo 3 Build (< $500)

Approximate Purchase Date: before 5/15/2012

Budget Range: less than $500 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3 (Want to FULLY Max)

Parts Not Required: Windows, Monitor, Video card (I have a 560 Ti card)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: MicroCenter, newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No Preference.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Here's what I want to buy:

AMD FX 4100 Black Edition 3.6GHz Quad-Core Socket $100
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0376784

ASUS M5A97 Socket AM3+ 970 ATX AMD Motherboard $45
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0382961

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $85
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0347353

Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (4G * 2) $45
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0360527

Cooler Master HAF912 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case $60
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0343331

Thermaltake TR2 Series 500 Watt ATX Power Supply $50
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0365237

Lite-ON 24X SATA DVD Burner - OEM $18
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0322335

Total as above: $400

Mouse and Keyboard, no idea so far, please recommend one.

I know Intel 2120 performs better than AMD FX-4100, however the price of 2120+mobo is much higher, and I can get FX-4100 and mobo with discount $40 at MicroCenter. Phenom II X4 960T is out of stock in MicroCenter now.

Let me know if you have any advice/changes.
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  1. The i3 actually performs a lot better than the FX-4. The FX-4100 actually performs about the same as the entry level Pentium G620 in games. The Pentium may be worth a look as it's often quite cheap.
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    Looks great to me, and your video card is already very good also.

    You might also want to look at http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.915551

    It's just a bit more expensive and mATX instead of ATX but you get intel 2120. You can also check the other mobo/cpu deals there in the same page, there are a lot of AMD options as well.
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