Building a gaming compuer to play diablo 3 since my laptop burnt out on me. I have some ideas in mind on parts, but want to see what you guys can come up with to try and make the most out of my budget. Thank in advance!
Approximate Purchase Date:ASAP
Budget Range: 500 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse, OS, Monitor, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Microcenter
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking: If budget allows
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050; 1920x1080 once I can afford a new monitor.
What do you guys think about this build. I know it doesnt have a graphics card with it, but I was thinking that the HD 4000 graphics on the cpu would be good enough to tie me over for a couple weeks till I can afford a decent mid range graphics card.
Normally, you try to look for the parts yourself, then ask if they are compatible with each other or worth buying. The fact is that not too many people want to spend time doing the leg work and the thinking when you can easily select things yourself.
Sorry, but you are going with AMD. There is $40 off of a motherboard with an AMD cpu, and it is just too good to pass up,
BUT, you will have to pick up the CPU and Motherboard at the store!
Also, not needing an HDD and OS Helps
However, I added a small ssd (as they are epic)
I think that is everything you need. It should be a pretty good value.
The Quad core CPU and energy efficient GCN graphics core are strong, and you get the integration of an all AMD system.
You can definitely game at your resolution, and the SSD will make everything snappy.
Your suggested build is not as fast as what I created (due to the SSD), and is overkill for Diablo III, as the game is rather lenient on hardware requirements.
This build has everything, for a great experience immediately (after you finish building that is)
$500.00 isn't really a lot to work with but the above totals less than that (so you can upgrade a little).
At least you're shopping in my favorite store, so you know the prices are going to be hard to beat. The above should handle D3 no problem. I originally had the GTX560 but it put you over budget.
I can across this build, what do you guys think as I am also interested in building a diablo gaming rig. I have an 80 gig hard drive from my old computer and am confused on whether or not I need to get a new OS? I also am going to reuse the DVD drive as well as the monitor possibly the sound card.