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May 15, 2012 8:15:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $700 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Diablo 3 and League of Legend on maximum settings and then everything less demanding (internet, itunes, facebook)

Parts Not Required: Monitor, and CD Drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or possibly tigerdirect

Country: The US of A

Parts Preferences: AMD or i3 mobo and processor (budget) and nvidia GPU unless someone convinces me otherwise.
Overclocking: Nope

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Just need a computer capable of running D3 on max settings that includes a GPU that will last me awhile.

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May 15, 2012 8:25:53 PM

Here you go:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair CX600 - $69.99 ($20.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Intel BOXDH67DLCB3 - $89.99
CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST - $79.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - $159.99 ($10.00 MIR)

Total: $649.92 - $40.00 MIR = $609.92

Add an OS license and a cheap keyboard / mouse and you're good to go.
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May 15, 2012 8:43:55 PM

don't really think you will get max settings for a $700 build(unless its just for League of Legends) i can max LoL with a 6950 at 60 FPS pretty sure you can max it with a 6870 since its not really that intensive

for D3 i would much rather get a 7850/560 TI/7870(priced low to high)

anything higher would probly be overkill(think a 7870 would already be overkill for D3) like people suggesting a 670 just to max D3 is pretty much overkill on the build but it is really nice and will play games for the next 3-5 years where you might want to upgrade your own whole build just because you feel like it
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May 15, 2012 10:05:29 PM

boulbox said:
anything higher would probly be overkill(think a 7870 would already be overkill for D3) like people suggesting a 670 just to max D3 is pretty much overkill on the build but it is really nice and will play games for the next 3-5 years where you might want to upgrade your own whole build just because you feel like it

An HD 6870 is already overkill for Diablo 3. But an HD 7850 would play other games really well, too.
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May 15, 2012 10:33:46 PM

thanks for your input guys but i did some changes, can you give me your opinion if the price increase is worth it ?

CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
changed it to
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - 189.99

and changed video card name brand to xfx and the total price was about
$680.
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May 15, 2012 11:06:40 PM

kennyzzz said:
thanks for your input guys but i did some changes, can you give me your opinion if the price increase is worth it ?

CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
changed it to
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - 189.99

and changed video card name brand to xfx and the total price was about
$680.


That will be more than worth the difference - XFX and Sapphire are fine brands for GPU - the one I'm using right now is Sapphire.
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May 15, 2012 11:26:44 PM

kennyzzz said:
thanks for your input guys but i did some changes, can you give me your opinion if the price increase is worth it ?

CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i3-2120 - $124.99
changed it to
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - 189.99

and changed video card name brand to xfx and the total price was about
$680.


the ram he listed is not compatible with the motherboard listed i believe due to speeds i could be wrong :I
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May 16, 2012 12:48:48 AM

ltpenguin said:
the ram he listed is not compatible with the motherboard listed i believe due to speeds i could be wrong :I


can somebody verify this for me ?
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May 16, 2012 1:11:05 AM

ltpenguin said:
the ram he listed is not compatible with the motherboard listed i believe due to speeds i could be wrong :I

There should be no problem running 1600 RAM with a 1333 CPU, it will simply run at 1333 and be an unnecessary expense.
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May 16, 2012 1:13:58 AM

InvalidError said:
There should be no problem running 1600 RAM with a 1333 CPU, it will simply run at 1333 and be an unnecessary expense.

the motherboard only supports DDR3 1066 and DDR3 1333
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May 16, 2012 1:58:36 AM

gamerkila57 said:
the motherboard only supports DDR3 1066 and DDR3 1333

So what? A 1333MHz board is perfectly capable of running 1600MHz RAM at 1333MHz, there is absolutely no problem there other than the buyer over-paying for RAM he might never use to its nominal potential.
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May 16, 2012 2:06:27 AM

InvalidError said:
So what? A 1333MHz board is perfectly capable of running 1600MHz RAM at 1333MHz, there is absolutely no problem there other than the buyer over-paying for RAM he might never use to its nominal potential.

he'll also save a few bucks lol
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May 16, 2012 2:31:13 AM

gamerkila57 said:
he'll also save a few bucks lol

That's what I implicitly said.
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May 16, 2012 2:39:11 AM

InvalidError said:
That's what I implicitly said.

IK
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May 19, 2012 10:42:36 PM

thx for the help, brought it and built it, having some problems with core temperature tho. runs at 70 when surfing web and 95+ when on diablo 3. waiting for the cm 212 fan, you guys think that will help the temp.?
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May 19, 2012 11:03:59 PM

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 -
PSU: Corsair CX600 -
Motherboard: Intel BOXDZ68DB -
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
RAM:8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V -
HD:500GB Seagate Barracuda ST -
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner -
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 -


Would this build work with a better graphic card like a HD7850 or gtx 560ti?

Also I would be swapping for:

---CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

and

---ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



Would that build be compatible with those 3 changes?


probably gonna use my coolermaster 430 elite case too
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May 19, 2012 11:32:05 PM

judius said:
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 -
PSU: Corsair CX600 -
Motherboard: Intel BOXDZ68DB -
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400
RAM:8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V -
HD:500GB Seagate Barracuda ST -
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner -
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 -


Would this build work with a better graphic card like a HD7850 or gtx 560ti?

Also I would be swapping for:

---CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

and

---ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard



Would that build be compatible with those 3 changes?


probably gonna use my coolermaster 430 elite case too

Start a new thread.
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