New to this and need some advice

Hello All,
I am in need of some advice. I am wanting to build a computer that I can play my Diablo2, Diablo 3, destop Dyno, and surf the web. I am not for sure on what to use for the CPU and motherboard. I dont need something high end, but I don't want to wait all day for a program to load. Any ideas, thoughts, comments, will be greatly appreciated! THank you!


Sincerely,
Dave
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  1. Budget would help ?
  2. redneckpanic said:
    Hello All,
    I am in need of some advice. I am wanting to build a computer that I can play my Diablo2, Diablo 3, destop Dyno, and surf the web. I am not for sure on what to use for the CPU and motherboard. I dont need something high end, but I don't want to wait all day for a program to load. Any ideas, thoughts, comments, will be greatly appreciated! THank you!


    Sincerely,
    Dave


    Most any contemporary CPU and motherboard should be sufficient to run your game. I'd look at the problem in parts.
    What is contemporary though on:
    how much CPU is useful
    how fast the storage needs to be
    how much and fast should the memory be
    Would the application benefit from a GPU

    I'd look for:
    a low end 'i' processor with good price to performance ratio and the best bus (socket) you can afford.
    A motherboard that has great reviews and high volume sales
    enough memory for the application
    GPU is indicated - they are getting really cheap
    add a small SSD if storage/boot times are critical.

    You might do well to shop for a machine that meets the needs, rather than build from scratch.
    A good manufacturer will vet components and comparability issue - largely because they don't want to hear about complaints.
    A machine a few years old with great reviews would catch my eye...
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