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Low budget first time builder

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February 18, 2013 2:49:09 AM

Hey guys I only have a budget of about 500 bucks and I don't need an OS. All I really need is a machine that could run Diablo 3 on around medium and I'll be happy. Is it worth going for an AMD CPU since I'm on such a low budget? Either way any build suggestions would help.
February 18, 2013 2:54:36 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD Performance Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $488.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-17 23:54 EST-0500)
February 18, 2013 3:12:13 AM

Thanks. How would something like this run diablo3? I'm new to all this but it doesn't seem like a game that would need an expensive computer to run decent
February 18, 2013 6:21:54 PM

i had a look and some one claimed to get 50-60 fps on highest settings with the factory overclocked sapphire 7770 so yours should be some where around that