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sff rig for MMO's/Diablo 3

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okay, i have a $700 budget.

i want to be able to play mmo's on max settings smoothly. same with diablo 3.

budget needs to include a case, preferably matx.

and i will be buying this all from newegg.

could i get some help on a good build for my needs, please?
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What parts can you reuse? And what resolution is your monitor?

You can use this as a baseline and substitute the 2xGTX460 for a 6870. IMO the 6870 is the best bargain video card on the market right now. That would put you right around $800, maybe less if you can find some deals.
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i have nothing right now. my old rig died on me. using a netbook....-_-

monitor is 1600x900 max resolution. asus 20" widescreen.

and no, i dont think i have a micro center close. there's a fry's electronics about 30 minutes away from me, that's about it.
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That's gonna be tough unless you go with older hardware. Do you have a micro center anywhere close? You can put together a badass rig for around $1k but $700 is a LOT tougher. What do you have now? And what resolution is your monitor?
Couldn't agree more.

If you can extend your budget, you'll be set.

Or a nice i3 build would suffice your needs. Unless Diablo3 will utilize 4 cores, then you can always upgrade again

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Good deal here if you like AMD http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=633...s&promoid=1339

That with a 6870 would pwn diablo3 at 1600x900. mATX cases are generally a little more expensive though, so stick with an Antec Three Hundred Illusion. Widely considered the best case under $100 (I've seen it for half that on sale)

6870 for $150 AR


Edited by Slow*Jim - 10/13/11 at 3:30pm
    
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Look for 6870's in the open box section at Newegg... i have bought two at 114.99 a piece... actually thinking about selling one i got. It came with bad temp sensors, but works just fine. Thinking about RMA'ing it thru ASUS.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181012 CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler $11 AR with Free Shipping
    
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