Diablo 3 desktop build options

Hello all,

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:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157279

Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Antec 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90.99 @ Adorama)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($27.97 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Here is a pre-built one that was recommended for the same purpose. I would just swap out the graphics card with a superior one like the one mentioned above.


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!
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  1. Okey im gonna help u Because you are watching Ibuypower and thats Retarded or Noobish. Dont take me wrong, their stuff its good and painless but you pay a big premmium for that.

    This is the build

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146061

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136795

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127616

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    MOTHERBOARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

    TOTAL: 669 dlls

    Why am i suggesting a I3 2100 when u wanted an I5?

    Well you Want a Diablo 3 Pc, if u check the Benchmarks on the Cpu Between the I3 and I5 Theres No Difference I will leave you a Link:


    That Twin Fan Msi is one the of the Best Gtx 560 Ti 1gb or 2gb dont matter anymore only if you are playing in high resolutions like 5000x2000 and something.

    This build will Max Diablo 3 in any 21 or 24 inch monitor with more than 60fps.

    Now you have 200 more to waste in a Nice Mouse, Keyboard, Headset, Speakers or even a nice Chair to sit while u play ur diablo 3.

    i will be online for a while feel free to ask anything.

    Btw.. the only reason u would be getting a cd inside your pc these days is to install Windows.
  2. Lol...I love the retarded noob statement.

    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.

    Thanks for the help non-noob, non-retard. ;)
  3. Check my sig :)
  4. Im sorry it wasnt my intention to make you think i was calling you Noob or Retarded. Its just the Rage and Hate that i Have with Cyberpower or Ibuypower.

    Im Sorry here i give u a cookie


    My bad Bro =(
  5. Totally delicious...I feel much better now.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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