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Would this build run d3 on med-high settings

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May 22, 2012 7:50:35 AM

CPU AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.2GHz Dual-Core $62.49
CPU Cooler Cooler Master DK9-7E52A-0L-GP $9.99
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P21 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ $49.19
Memory Corsair Vengeance 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $25.99
Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM $69.99
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 6570 1GB $36.97
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower $27.99
Power Supply CoolMax 500W ATX $18.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.99

I am trying to build a new computer for D3 on a strict budget(round 300). Would this be able to run it on med-high settings? I have maybe a $50-75 leeway to upgrade parts. I dont need mouse, keyboard, moniter, or operating system.
May 22, 2012 8:09:10 AM

Hmmm, that is indeed a tight budget to work around in, I will see if there is anything I can help with.

Don't buy a 20 dollar PSU, they explode. Often. No use spending 300 bucks and having it all go down in a ball of glory, right?

Give me about 30 minutes, I shall return~

A few options here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For around 160, gets you a quad core, however the graphics unit is a bit lower performance than a 6550. (6550 vs 6530) and they are coming out with FM2 which IIRC won't be compatible with FM1 sockets.

I would have suggested a cheap intel mobo + cpu, but I added it up and even on the low end you still might not have enough for a gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 180

You could also opt for the same mobo but a slightly worse processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... = 140




However, if you are only going to be playing D3 than I guess the FM1 system is a good choice, you get a quad + an okish GPU to hold you over until you get a bit more cash and/or want more performance.

Edit: found this proc, slightly higher clocked and has a 6550 for just a tad more money. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Where are you getting your parts from if I might ask? the case is around 50 bucks on newegg.

Cheapest PSU I can find that won't lead to imminent doom is this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not including ones with rebates, I don't trust rebates.

Edit2: oh and check this out, they also have a promotion when you buy certain things you get a free copy of Dirt Showdown.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If that interests you, I played dirt 3 and I wasn't impressed :) 
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