I've been looking for a computer for at least 3 months now scouring around for the cheapest deal. I found that this forum really helped me out alot when it comes to information given from members. What really sets this place apart is that members are going out of their way to help the OP.
My question seems easy to answer but please consider these facts:
1. I'm on a very limited budget, I want to be able to play Diabloe 3 at a decent frame rate and settings (im not expecting high or anything like that, just not choppy)
2. Speaking of budget, my budget is MAX $1,000.00. I know some of you will laugh, but that is all i can spend
3. My knowledge with computer hardwares are very basic, yes i know what a GPU is, but I do not know if certain processors work with which mobos...those I just cant seem to wrap my head around.
4. I am willing to install everything myself (no need for software) the main problem is getting the parts that work together in the first place.
With that in mind, will anyone be able to help me out?? Please!
My name is Tony by the way, glad that you took the time to read my lengthy question
Custom build: You get what you pay for, you can choose components that fit your use and that are upgradable (if you choose them to be). You get more out of your money.
Pre Build: You get what someone else throws together with the intention of making the most out of the least. Most often these builds are featuring components that are not very future proof, like motherboards. Even if all components are the same that you would choose for yourself, you still pay for assembly + x.
TLDR; custom build all day. Even if you have no idea, you can still manage to build a PC. There are tons of video tutorials about it. And PC components are made in a way that you basically can't go very wrong.
Just remember if you need force to put things together, your most likely doing something wrong, so try something else.
That being said, you don't need much for Diablo 3: a HD 6770/GTX 550TI, an i3 2120 and 4GB RAM are enough.
Last but not least, Diablo 3 alone is definitely not solely worth building a PC for, ever (and yes I own it and play it).
^yeah that's a good starting point but change the GPU to the gtx670 which wasn't available when they picked the parts. Also it saves you $80 which you could spend on 8GB of ram, an i5-2500k if you want to oc, a better case, or whatever.
Also, if you only plan on playing games like d3, you could drop the gpu to a 7850. The 670 is excellent value per dollar but not necessary for most games at 1920x1080.
If you don't have a 1920x1080 monitor, get one. Just take the $150 out of your budget, it'd be worth it.