Budget Gaming Rig

Hey guys,

I have an old gateway gt5432 that I wanted to salvage as many parts from to build something that I would use soley to play diablo 3 on. If anyone could recommend the parts that I could keep and some decent quality cheap parts like a processor, video card, motherboard or anything else that would allow me to run the game. I'm not looking for anything visually amazing I just want the game to run at a decent framerate with as little delay as possible. Its just something to keep me occupied for the summer. I have a laptop that I use for work and other computer related things so if i could spend around $250 - $300.

Any help or recommendations would be greater appreciated.
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  1. You haven't told us what parts are in it so....is it all stock?

    What's the hardrive model? DVD drive? Stock power supply?

    I don't think you'll be able to use anything except maybe the dvd drive, MAYBE the hardrive and the case, IF it's a standard atx case.

    We also need to know what resolution your monitor is.
  2. Its an Athlon 5000+, shes an old girl. 300 watt PSU stock. Its a microATX case, if its standardized or not,, dunno.

    http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009464/1009464cl3.shtml

    I don't think 200-300 is going to be enough to get what you're looking for.
  3. http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0340862 = Case $30.00
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0358081 = Mobo $85.00
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0388579 = CPU $150.00
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0360526 = Ram $35.00
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0373329 = GPU $108.00
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0301547 = PSU $50.00

    Do you guys think these would be good? I can save my hard drive and the DVD drive as well as my monitor. As far as the OS is concerned I would just be able to use the OS from the old computer right?
  4. I also ran across this build for $400 including an OS... which im still confused about whether or not I need a new one...? How does this build look considering it is Diablo 3 specific?

    http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2012/05/diablo-3-gaming-pc.html
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