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December 26, 2012 4:21:38 AM

Hi all,

I had upgraded my current computer with a video card but recently, it started having problems. Monitor started going to sleep somehow. I realized that gpu begins to overheat, up to 100c.

I spent many hours reading and concluded that I need a new computer for gaming. My budget is $400-500. It's not alot :( 
I can't really build one for myself since I am afraid of breaking everything.

I just want a computer that I can play Diablo 3 without any problem. I don't really want to have any problems, meeting requirements and such.

I was thinking about this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iBuyPower+-+Desktop+-+8GB+M...

It exceeds my budget a bit but if it works, then great! I would like to know if I can play Diablo 3 with the computer.

I am completely new to this so any help and/or feedback will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
December 26, 2012 4:44:03 AM

star70 said:
Hi all,

I had upgraded my current computer with a video card but recently, it started having problems. Monitor started going to sleep somehow. I realized that gpu begins to overheat, up to 100c.

I spent many hours reading and concluded that I need a new computer for gaming. My budget is $400-500. It's not alot :( 
I can't really build one for myself since I am afraid of breaking everything.

I just want a computer that I can play Diablo 3 without any problem. I don't really want to have any problems, meeting requirements and such.

I was thinking about this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iBuyPower+-+Desktop+-+8GB+M...

It exceeds my budget a bit but if it works, then great! I would like to know if I can play Diablo 3 with the computer.

I am completely new to this so any help and/or feedback will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.



My old athlon 6000+ and a radeon 7750 ran this at 60 fps on highest. If that can, this can.
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December 27, 2012 3:08:36 AM

beeding said:
My old athlon 6000+ and a radeon 7750 ran this at 60 fps on highest. If that can, this can.

so you would recommend this? I am not quite sure if the computer is worth that much. If I were to buy this at 550, am I over-paying?
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January 11, 2013 9:03:46 PM

You are overpaying.

Get M2A - VM and AMD Athlon 64 x2. Rest will be yours :) 
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January 11, 2013 9:29:46 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 11, 2013 10:28:50 PM

GT 610 is pretty terrible for the GPU. You would probably manage low settings at some kind of mid range resolution. D3 doesn't take a lot to run though, the HD 6670 can run it quite comfortably at 1080P, the HD 7750 would be more than fine. You could run an A10 and probably get max settings too, or high at least.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

Could you find someone to build it for you? You really get a lot more for your money with a homebuilt, not only with performance but reliability too.

AMD A10-5800K
2x2GB Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz 1.5v
ASRock FM2A75M-DGS
WD Caviar Blue 250GB
Antec Basiq BP350 350W
Fractal Design Core 1000
LG DVD Burner
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Total - $451 on Newegg

That would give much better gaming performance than that machine for $100 less, see if you can find a friend (or a PC store) and pay him/them like $20-50 or something to build it.

(If you can find an extra $40 in the budget, I'd get these instead of the above HDD/RAM/PSU)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The PSU is on a pretty good deal at the moment.


EDIT: You could also go for a Pentium G630/HD 6670 build for about the same price and get around the same performance. The A10 is a quad core and would consume less power though, just edges it for me.
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January 12, 2013 3:23:46 AM

Build it yourself, you will build confidence, save money.You will gain knowledge, be able to help others and its fun FYI. You wont break anything toms has all kinds of topics on this and anyone on here will help you. You'll be fine relax and just research and do it. You will want to play other games besides D3 in the future so build the best you can afford and enjoy.
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January 12, 2013 3:28:04 AM

jmsellars1 said:
GT 610 is pretty terrible for the GPU. You would probably manage low settings at some kind of mid range resolution. D3 doesn't take a lot to run though, the HD 6670 can run it quite comfortably at 1080P, the HD 7750 would be more than fine. You could run an A10 and probably get max settings too, or high at least.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

Could you find someone to build it for you? You really get a lot more for your money with a homebuilt, not only with performance but reliability too.

AMD A10-5800K
2x2GB Kingston HyperX 1866Mhz 1.5v
ASRock FM2A75M-DGS
WD Caviar Blue 250GB
Antec Basiq BP350 350W
Fractal Design Core 1000
LG DVD Burner
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Total - $451 on Newegg

That would give much better gaming performance than that machine for $100 less, see if you can find a friend (or a PC store) and pay him/them like $20-50 or something to build it.

(If you can find an extra $40 in the budget, I'd get these instead of the above HDD/RAM/PSU)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The PSU is on a pretty good deal at the moment.


EDIT: You could also go for a Pentium G630/HD 6670 build for about the same price and get around the same performance. The A10 is a quad core and would consume less power though, just edges it for me.


HOW COULD YOU RECOMMEND AN A10? Toms doesn't... :o  :non: 

If you build yourself get an i5-3750K or an i3, but don't just take my word for it research yourself you will find no one except this guy telling you to get an A10. HA HA A10 LULZ :pfff: 
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January 12, 2013 8:37:22 AM

Because as I explained, the same amount of cash with Intel gets you a G630 and HD 6670 or something. About the same performance, both good options. I just think the A10 would be better because it's a quad core, would consume less power, it's (highly) overclockable and still has room for a GPU.

If he can stretch to a Pentium with higher clocks like the G850 or similar and go for something like the HD 6770 or HD 7750, obviously that would be better. Just saying the A10 is cheap and effective.

EDIT: He can't afford an i3 or an i5 unless he gives up the GPU, that would make them worse than the A10 in games.
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