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60-170 USD - H61 / H67 / Z77 ITX board
150 USD - i5-2400
500 USD - GTX 680

130 USD - SG05 /w 450W PSU
35-50 USD - RAM of your choice (8GB of Samsung 1600 LP would be great although anything 1600mhz+ will do)
??? USD - Storage options of your choice.
??? USD - Optical Drive?
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How does anyone think this system would fare against D3?

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How does anyone think this system would fare against D3?
1 Rosewill RANGER-M Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case $39.99
1 ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
1 HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $109.99
1 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $59.99
1 AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $124.99
1 Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $41.99
1 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $79.99

For Blizzard games:
SB i3 would perform better than the Phenom and would cost about the same.
Also i'd change the 6770 to a GTX 460, or at least a GTX 550 Ti for $10 more, worth the performance increase imo.
I agree with your choice of going 8GB for the future (though 4GB is fine currently), get a slightly stronger PSU and you'll be all set for a new GPU/Ivy Bridge CPU if you ever need them.
Edited by Sainesk - 4/24/12 at 4:13pm
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How does anyone think this system would fare against D3?

1 Rosewill RANGER-M Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case $39.99
1 ASUS M4A88T-M AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $79.99
1 HIS H677FN1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $109.99
1 Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $59.99
1 AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $124.99
1 Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $41.99
1 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $79.99



you over sent on the pus and the seriously the HDD and i would say even the motherboard for 80$ i dont think that motherboard is worth it hold on i will recommended you to swtich the following things
  1. Case
    that case would be fine but you can get a NZXT Source 210 @ 40$ Shipped Free shipping w/ promo code EMCNFHF35, ends 4/30
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 $88.88 Shipped
  2. Graphics Card
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 109$ Shipped
  3. PSU
    Corsair CX430 V2 36.98$ Shipped and After MIR
    or
    Rosewill Green Series RG530 49.99$ Shipped
  4. CPU
    No changes you are good with it
  5. RAM
    you are good with it but if you dont mind spend a little like 5$ or so and go with THESE or go with what you are going thumb.gif
  6. HDD

the one thing you overspend the most you can have





go with whatever fits you and your budget smile.gif

Hope that you like it smile.gif
Edited by Tarun - 4/24/12 at 10:13pm
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you over sent on the pus and the seriously the HDD and i would say even the motherboard for 80$ i dont think that motherboard is worth it hold on i will recommended you to swtich the following things
  1. Case
    that case would be fine but you can get a NZXT Source 210 @ 40$ Shipped Free shipping w/ promo code EMCNFHF35, ends 4/30
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 $88.88 Shipped
  2. Graphics Card
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 109$ Shipped
  3. PSU
    Corsair CX430 V2 36.98$ Shipped and After MIR
    or
    Rosewill Green Series RG530 49.99$ Shipped
  4. CPU
    No changes you are good with it
  5. RAM
    you are good with it but if you dont mind spend a little like 5$ or so and go with THESE or go with what you are going thumb.gif
  6. HDD
the one thing you overspend the most you can have go with whatever fits you and your budget smile.gif
Hope that you like it smile.gif

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For Blizzard games:
SB i3 would perform better than the Phenom and would cost about the same.
Also i'd change the 6770 to a GTX 460, or at least a GTX 550 Ti for $10 more, worth the performance increase imo.
I agree with your choice of going 8GB for the future (though 4GB is fine currently), get a slightly stronger PSU and you'll be all set for a new GPU/Ivy Bridge CPU if you ever need them.

I like both of these suggestions but how will they perform with SC2, WOW, D3?
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you over sent on the pus and the seriously the HDD and i would say even the motherboard for 80$ i dont think that motherboard is worth it hold on i will recommended you to swtich the following things
  1. Case
    that case would be fine but you can get a NZXT Source 210 @ 40$ Shipped Free shipping w/ promo code EMCNFHF35, ends 4/30
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 $88.88 Shipped
  2. Graphics Card
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 109$ Shipped
  3. PSU
    Corsair CX430 V2 36.98$ Shipped and After MIR
    or
    Rosewill Green Series RG530 49.99$ Shipped
  4. CPU
    No changes you are good with it
  5. RAM
    you are good with it but if you dont mind spend a little like 5$ or so and go with THESE or go with what you are going thumb.gif
  6. HDD
the one thing you overspend the most you can have go with whatever fits you and your budget smile.gif
Hope that you like it smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Sainesk View Post

For Blizzard games:
SB i3 would perform better than the Phenom and would cost about the same.
Also i'd change the 6770 to a GTX 460, or at least a GTX 550 Ti for $10 more, worth the performance increase imo.
I agree with your choice of going 8GB for the future (though 4GB is fine currently), get a slightly stronger PSU and you'll be all set for a new GPU/Ivy Bridge CPU if you ever need them.


I like both of these suggestions but how will they perform with SC2, WOW, D3?

going with a better motherboard will be a long time investment and that motherboard is better from all the views i can see from running it @ stock to overclocking the X4 960T to 4Ghz you wont have a problem thumb.gif
Case going with a better case will help you with better airflow and will keep the system clean and that case has better cable management then the one you had in mind and is a lot worth the pay
that gpu is a lot more energy efficient which is for a point which i like it will cut your electric pull as compared to the 6770 by almost 40 to 50% thumb.gif going with a GTX 460 like Sainesk said will increase you graphic power but for the games what you have in mind i think a 7750 is good enough wink.gif
going with better RAM is another thing that your system will last long and it will run fast but i put that Samsung RAMs in my suggestion as i think its worth investing 5$ more for a RAM the clocks to ~2400Mhz without cooling or as hassle with great timing i would say go for it thumb.gif
PSU is cheaper and better thats all i would say and for HDD i dont know what to say but ya you go for a larger size HDD you more u get to store ;p wink.gif

Hope that answers your question redface.gif
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I like both of these suggestions but how will they perform with SC2, WOW, D3?

SC2 and WoW are most challenging to a CPU when there are a lot of units or players on screen. What do you do in those games? For example, in SC2 I play a lot of Marine Arena Battle, and I require a really potent system because of the massive amount of units. League multiplayer never really challenges my i3 540, however.
    
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I like both of these suggestions but how will they perform with SC2, WOW, D3?

pretty much maxed at 1080p, although I haven't played WoW recently but hear even the best systems still get some lag every now and then in certain populated areas.

Also, for some reason Blizzard's games run better on Nvidia cards (when compared to similarly priced AMD equivalent), the 7750 seems to run them about on par with a GTS 450, but costs more so if your main use for the system is those 3 games I'd go with an Nvidia card, unless you see a nice deal on an AMD one...
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I think that this project / thread will be much more successful if a real budget was in place. The responses one should expect from build suggests are ones that maximizes performance given the allotted budget.

Right now, the discussion is focused on how cheap you can build a computer that can run the games you specified on max (it seems that the future proof requirement has all been dropped, and in reality, not a very sustainable concept on a budget build), which is exactly what you said in one of your followup responses. My concern about this approach is that if you aim for 'just right', you run the risk of being short (for example, someone may recommend a 'just right build' that works well in their experience, but your definition of well may be 60FPS while the ones providing the recommendation's definition is 30FPS). A build may run awesome on 720p, but not so much when upgrading to 1080p. Games may receive content/expansion or graphics updates (like Skyrim's official HD patch) which will increase the demand of system resources.

Just remember that we don't take any responsibility for suggesting an inadequate build ~ you're the one who has to pay and live with the system.

If you build the best computer you can willing afford, you will not have any regrets if you run into the issues I stated above, or when you want to play a more graphically intensive game.

Meanwhile, you should define your needs more specifically, such as desired size limit (there can be huge differences between MicroATX, Mini-ITX, and standard ATX - I built a MicroATX and was quite shocked at how big the case was in person. I am building a MiniITX atm), weight, desired FPS in said games or the resolution you intend on using primarily.

Another disclaimer is that from my observations, not everyone defines 'max' the same. Max is every setting on the highest quality possible, but some deviate by having most on highest - but as a quick example, turn off shadows.
Edited by minnus - 4/25/12 at 10:28am
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i love mocking up builds. but i do need to know what your real budget is. what form factor you want, atx/itx/matx etc.
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