$750-800 Diablo 3 build - Tired of my crappy laptop and need some help
Tired of playing on my crappy laptop with a fan blowing on it since my internal fan doesn't work well enough to keep cool enough to play Diablo. Been wanting to do this for a while, just been busy. Not picky really at all. Been looking at various similar threads and trying to customize, but computer components are pretty much over my head.
Approximate Purchase Date: this month
Budget Range: $750 after everything - could be persuaded to bump up to around $800
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming - mostly just play Diablo 3 and older games that don't require anything nowadays
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, don't really have a preference for resolution
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Parts Preferences: none really
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: whatever
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You don't have a preference for screen resolution, but do you care about the overall size of the monitor?
Doesn't really matter. How bout just bigger than my current 15" laptop screen.
There's a Microcenter in Denver. Parts are really cheap there. I'd suggest going there. Since you have to get Windows and a monitor, that means you have $500 for the parts. So, pick up the Phenom II x4 965 with an ASRock 970DE3 mobo bundle for $120. Then, get a 7850 for your GPU. Here's the bundle (its at the bottom of the page):
Pretty similar to lycros, his build list looks good too.
^^^ Great build. Get the parts from Microcenter, and you'll save some money. Only I'd change is the 660 to a 7870 which is better and can be found for $200-$220.
Awesome. Thanks guys. I'm going to start looking through the parts suggested.
7870 O.O to play diablo 3?
I used to play alot of team fortress 2, portal, and half life, but since I could play those all on this same crappy laptop, I'd assume I should be fine. I just want to maximize my dollars for the same price that it would take for me to buy a decent pre-built.
I like jrgong's build the best.
Cool. I think I'm going to stick with the 7850. Now I just have to buy the parts and the build it. Thanks everybody.