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I'm looking to buy a computer soley to play Diablo 3?

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Blizzards recommended requirements are Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+2.8GHz, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI RAdeon HD 4870 or better. I have found these to computers recommended to me, I'd like to run this game on full res best as possible: 1st HP 10GB Memory 1.5TB Hard Drive, AMD FX-6100 Six-Core Processor with Radeon HD 7450 graphics card or; 2nd Asus 8GB Memory 750GB Hard Drive, 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2600 processor, NVIDIA GT 520 graphics card. I've researched both graphics cards and CPU's and am torn, from what I gather the i7 processor is superior yet the Radeon graphics care beats out the NVIDIA. What would others with more computer gaming knowledge recommend? g.gif
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I would recommend you build your own PC!

Graphics card between the 6870-6970 Should play max

And either a AMD II X4 or X6 if you can or an Intel i5-i7 2500, 2500k or 2600K
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Buy whatever's cheaper. Both will play any game just fine.
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For Diablo 3 both are terrible wastes of money. Like most prebuilts, they really rake you over the coals charging you too much for processor and offer only **** graphics cards. The 7450 and the 520 are weak as kittens. Yeah you can play any game on those computers - at lowest graphics settings.

Skip a prebuilt, build your own and save hundreds of dollars.

Diablo 3 at the best graphics settings will require a fast processor, though likely only two cores, and a medium-low strength graphics card... but hopefully better than the POS in those prebuilts.

You should probably look for an intel i5 and a graphics card in the $150 range. There are some decent AMD solutions too, but they're mostly best if you use your computer for something other than games/casual use.
    
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Start Here,

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

And here's a $650 gaming pc you can put together, it should run diablo 3 quite nicely.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-gaming-pc-overclock,3159.html

Prebuilt systems are often unbalanced for gaming.....although you can find a good deal if you know what the components mean.

If you really want to get excellent performance for D3, get a core i5 with a GTX 560 ti minimum and 4gb of ram. That should allow you to max it out and get great framerates.
Edited by mothrpe - 4/11/12 at 7:12am
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