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May 17, 2012 9:16:44 PM

Hi guys i made an account here cause tomshardware is pretty much my reference to anything related to PC's. I just want to build a decent computer to run Diablo 3 with 40+ FPS all the time, since im getting between 5-10 FPS with 4 people and 10+ mobs using different spells, etc. So here is what im going for:

ps:. I don't want SLI, Overclocking or SSD stuff, which i really need help while pickin a decent mobo.


CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k
Motherboard: P8H61-M (Is that too simple?)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8gb 1333mhz (2x4)
VideoCard: EVGA GTX 460 1GB
Power Supply: Corsair VX 600W
Case: Cooler Master Gladiator (Have it already)
DVD: Samsung One (w/e) (Have it already)


I would appreciate any tips since i just want to play diablo 3 without spikes. Thanks community.

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May 17, 2012 9:18:49 PM

What IS your budget?
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May 17, 2012 9:22:33 PM

Also, SLI and a OC-capable board help future proof. SSD is just a hard drive that is really, really fast but generally cost more for less storage space.
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May 17, 2012 9:25:50 PM

Like between U$ 600 - U$ 800
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May 17, 2012 9:32:35 PM

Do you have a copy of Windows 7?
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May 17, 2012 9:46:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $777.98
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-17 17:45 EDT-0400)
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May 17, 2012 9:46:30 PM

Yup, its a Windows 7 Ultimate (Cracked running even with updates)
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May 17, 2012 9:47:19 PM

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814127565

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139020

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820233186

GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128488

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077

Total: $629.95
After MIR: $549.95

Wasn't sure if you needed a HDD or Win 7.
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May 17, 2012 9:49:58 PM

Damn thanks about your opinion, just a quick question. Since i have a HD and Case already, woudlnt be better to get a i5 2500k?
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May 17, 2012 9:51:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $773.34
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-17 17:52 EDT-0400)

Use your current Hard Drive.
Also, I do not see the point of a P67 board with a i3, i3's are not OC-able, while the only thing good about the P67 is it's overclocking.
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May 17, 2012 9:53:26 PM

3570K>2500K by quite a bit. Ivy Bridge has about 1.4 billion transistors compared to Sandy Bridges 995 million. Also, what case? I need to check GPU clearance and stuff like that.
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May 17, 2012 9:56:37 PM

Thanks uvb076 ill make sure to check reviews on every item u said there, cause ill be buying one by one each week pretty much. Just to make sure, i don't need a i5 over that i3 then?
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May 17, 2012 9:58:27 PM

Well the build I suggested used an i5. My build is also faster, more powerful and more future proof, but costs more.
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May 17, 2012 9:58:55 PM

Its a Cooler Master Gladiator 600.
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May 17, 2012 10:00:10 PM

Guys i gotta go to home(im at work atm). So ill check it later this post, thanks every1, ill be active on forums. Thanks again.
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May 17, 2012 10:00:51 PM

I think the Tempest 410 would be better /:
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May 17, 2012 10:19:30 PM

Hi, chronogear, if you use the PC play the Diablo III only you don't need the high end video card/CPU. Check out the link --Diablo III Performance, Benchmarked
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

You only need Dual-Core I3 more than you need http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
or if you want Quad-Core i5-2400 because you don't OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Do you know "What Do High-End Graphics Cards Cost In Terms Of Electricity? "
Check out the Like http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-consumption-g...

you only need GTX460 or HD 6850, or the low one like HD6770. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|14-150-540^14-150-540-TS%2C14-102-908^14-102-908-TS

And pick your case, good PSU, DVD, RAM (2x4GB), HD.

Good Luck and Have Fun
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May 25, 2012 12:19:13 PM

Best answer selected by Chronogear.
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May 25, 2012 12:23:22 PM

Thanks, actually ive changed my mind and i will OC. So ill prolly go for a i5 2500k with an Asus P8P67 Pro Rev3.1. VGA Will be the HD 6850 (Sapphire one). Already have a Corsair TX 650W, so i think it will do the trick just fine right?
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