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Its for my friend the PC in his house is a Compaq which his family bought for $700! and cant run D3. Need one that just can run the game nothing fancy. Should be easy for about $250 or so let me know thanks.
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No, we can't build you a Diablo 3 PC for $250. What are you smoking? Minimum for a PC that can play games is $450.....assuming he has a keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, ect.

Are you suggesting we upgrade his compaqs video card for $250? Well, what power supply does he have?
Edited by crimsontears809739 - 5/1/12 at 5:30pm
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post #3 of 29
What is your preferred place to buy parts?

Can you stretch it at all? $250 is an uber small budget.

What's the model of his old Compaq? if it's a Q6600 or something we could probably use some parts like ram, CPU, HDD, dvd drive ect.

If it's from scratch know that this will "Run" D3, but not very well and you will need very low res monitor, also you will have to buy a lot of stuff used to fit it into $250.
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The previous Compaq has an i5-750 and its actually an HP sorry for $230 I could get a system from micro-center.
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Originally Posted by ZaG View Post

The previous Compaq has an i5-750 and its actually an HP sorry for $230 I could get a system from micro-center.

The I5-750 is actually a little monster of a CPU since it can OC as high as they can, I would ask for model and say to just upgrade PSU and GPU for like $70 bucks you could get an decent Antec or something PSU and spend the rest of that $180 on a GTX 560 or 6850 or something. IF you went used we have a couple of nice GPU's/PSU's for sale here in the marketplace.


Edit: Here GPU $145: http://www.overclock.net/t/1248312/fs-gigabyte-6870-price-drop/0_100

and PSU $65: http://www.overclock.net/t/1251261/corsair-tx650-enthusiast-series-like-new/0_100

Those are two examples of great deals here.
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The previous Compaq has an i5-750 and its actually an HP sorry for $230 I could get a system from micro-center.

you wont get a D3 system from anywhere for $230. upgrade the video card in the compaq and PSU if necessary. you should be good.
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post #7 of 29
That HP has plenty of processor for Diablo 3.

If you have to get a new power supply, i would get ...

An Asus DCII GTX 560 for $190 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121446
A CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W for $70 --> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

Comes to $260 total.

(You could get a GTX 560 SE, and drop your total to $200)

( Getting off topic, but microcenter sells a PC for $230...that can play Diablo 3? I know you have a serious misconception here, or i misunderstood what you were saying. lol, found what a $230 dollar Microcenter PC looks like --> http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0388110. A GeForce 6150 SE is just enough GPU power to play solitaire without lag...lol I would like to see a link to this $230 PC. My video card from 7 years ago was faster... and that is no exaggeration, that is a literal fact. )
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its not to max the game its to just be playable. I am trying tho think if the onboard graphics on the HP are sufficient to run the game the proc is more than enough. And if anything I will just get a 8800 or something.
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you wont get a D3 system from anywhere for $230. upgrade the video card in the compaq and PSU if necessary. you should be good.

This.... a used 6950 2GB + PSU or a 560 ti + PSU should do it. As if you just want it to be playable then an APU build might work.
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APU build sounds better
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