I was just browsing looking for a for an machine within my price range of 600-700 for a new computer with the advent of diablo 3's release. When I came across this blog http://affordablehomebuiltcomputer.weebly.com What are your guys opinions? Would you buy this machine?
when you get into more detail with a build, you learn to use benchmark sites(usually between this site and anandtech and a few others). read reviews on parts like johnnyguru's psu reviews. utilize charts and comparisons through this site, anandtech, eggxpert for psu quality and continuously gets deeper and deeper.
tl;dr bad computer build, you can easily build a ~500$ that will pass it better for DIII
worst part is that the person bought a dedicated cpu fan for a cpu that's not a k series intel chip. ON an h61 board, a board not meant for overclocking. has the wrong clock level for the i5-3450s(which the s series has a lower tdp and clock than the normal series, defeating the purpose of the dedicated cpu fan) an unessessary amount of psu power from a not well known company.