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June 16, 2012 7:00:22 AM

Hey guys, I'm trying to update my 2009 MacBook Pro for a gaming desktop. I just can't stand getting anywhere from 10-30 fps on low settings while playing Diablo 3. Thanks for any help that you can offer!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or so.

Budget Range: $1000 before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (mainly D3), Movies, Web Browsing

Parts Not Required: Operating System, Mouse and Monitor (Using my 40" Samsung HDTV for a monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference. Just best bang for my buck. Want an SSD drive as primary with at least 1TB as secondary though.

Overclocking: Possibly in the future

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 - will be using my Samsung HDTV as primary monitor.

Additional Comments: SSD as primary. At least 1 TB for secondary. Would want to have enough rooms for tv shows and movies.

Once again, thanks everyone!

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June 16, 2012 7:29:34 AM

Here's a build suggestion have a look
CPU & Optical Drive: $226- i5-2500K & Asus(Great CPU,beats every single AMD CPUs)

Motherboard & HDD: $150- Biostar TZ77B & Samsung Spinpoint 1TB(Get this before the deal of HDD goes away)

GPU: $400-]EVGA GTX 670[/url](Great Card for it's price, you won't be needing another one for the foreseeable fututre)

PSU & RAM: $95- Corsair CX500 & Corsair Vengeance 8GB(Use promo code to get 10% off, also 500Watt PSU is more than enough for this setup)

Case: $40- NZXT Source 210 (or whatever you like)

SSD: $95- OCZ Agility 120GB (has $20 rebates)

Total(Excluding Rebates, promos): 1006 USD

Rebates, Promos: $35

If you have some money left then you can:
1. Get a CPU cooler like CM Hyper 212+ worth $30. (In case of overclocking)
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
June 16, 2012 8:47:13 AM $69.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B550-SA 550W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $94.99
ASRock Z75 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z75 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios $219.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K $35.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO $98.43 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 $17.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
SanDisk Extreme SDSSDX-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping Price after rebate: $199.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Graphics Card (1024 MB, GDDR5, PCI-E 2.0 16x, DVI-I x 2, Mini-HDMI, SLI-Capable)

Total: $1,009.34 *not including shipping and rebates $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM