First time poster here and somewhat new to this website so I apologize in advance if the etiquette is incorrect.
So, with the release of Diablo 3 coming up I was interested in purchasing a pre-built or build my own desktop primarily for gaming just for this game. Not interested in other WOW or other online games. I'd like to keep the budget around $800-$900 but might be open to other essential upgrades if recommended. I read through some of the threads about desktops purchased primarily for this purpose and this one was suggested below:
Let me post this with a disclaimer as well, it's been about 14 years since I've built a desktop and am not up to date about various hardware specs.
Also, I wanted to know your thoughts on BluRay RW drives? Wanted to know when backing up already owned movies if the quality is still great after the compression onto a blank bluray disc?
I need to purchase a new monitor and that wasn't included in the $800-$900 budget. I'm interested in a 21" or 24" monitor that is good quality and modestly priced. Thank you so much for any help you're willing to offer!
That all seems fine with me and allows me to save more money which is awesome and will go with that unless anyone else has any other recommendation over the next day or so. I'd still like to have a cd drive in the desktop just for the purpose of having a ton of pics, data, etc saved on burned discs.
Yeah, I hate ibuypower myself, bought one of their systems, (store-bought mind you) and the PSU died on me 2 1/2 weeks later, insufficient power for a system with an Athlon 2 x4 640, GT 430, 8GB of ram and an ASUS motherboard of some kind. IMO build your own and save yourself the hairpulling frustration of a crappy, overpriced "boutique" build company. As a side note: they said they would send me the new PSU, if I would install it myself. Well, that's all well and good, but say GOODBYE to your warranty, and why should I do something that should of been done right the first time? So I agree with chulex67!
Cool. Thanks guys for the recommendations. Parts are on their way and I should either have a fully functional Diablo 3 gaming desktop or a paperweight cause I f'd up the installation, but either way I appreciate the help.
Would these recommended parts fit into a "small form factor" case? I have the Lenovo S51 small form factor, and I don't think it's quite powerful enough right now to run D3 (having trouble recognizing the video card) but I like it because I have no space for a tower.