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Hey, My friend wants to play Diablo3 with me and his laptop will not run it even on minimum requirements. I made a "build" for him using newegg.com, but i haven't built a computer in a few years since the new intel series has come out. I was wondering if anyone has a machine that would be viable for this game in this price range or if anyone can help me put together the best solution for my friend.

He has a monitor, and the OS is not an issue. All help will be very much appreciated!

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
Why not look into getting a llano build?
You could play without any problems, and you wouldn't need to get a discreet gpu.

Otherwise, this seems like it would be a good enough machine.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7OnJ
Edited by Sophath - 5/5/12 at 10:39pm
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post #3 of 9
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I've looked into using a llano, and I feel like that would be far to less power to run diablo 3 on decent settings. I know it might be an option because of the price, but I am looking for only a

motherboard
hard drive
ram
cpu
gpu
power supply
case

As these are the only items, I have been doing research and feel like I can get a decent gpu and cpu and motherboard for that price.
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FREE MOTHERBOARD /W PROCESSOR
$90 Processor : PHENOM II X4 960T (MOST UNLOCK TO A 6 CORE)
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundlePROMO.html

$34.99 Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1333
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0353218


$34.99 Logisys Mid Tower ATX Computer Case with 480 Watt Power Supply
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373898


$49.99 Hitachi Travelstar Z5K500 320GB ( I would get a used one on ebay instead)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0371989



$229.99 N560GTX-TI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0355794

OR

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387845
$129.99 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition


Comes out to be around $470 after taxes and everything

OR if you get the Radeon 7770 (15% slower than a gtx 560ti once overclocked)

You only pay $370 total


I would get the Radeon 7770, better bang on the buck and it wont be so hard on the psu

and if you want the 7770 instead, you can get a better better combo motherboard so you can do crossfire later with 2 of them

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-5.html

7770 is a good value, but when you overclock it, it will be right under a 560ti

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here
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $501.92
Mail-in Rebates: $-30.00
Total: $471.92
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

here
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $501.92
Mail-in Rebates: $-30.00
Total: $471.92

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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post

here
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($43.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($137.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $501.92
Mail-in Rebates: $-30.00
Total: $471.92


Depends if he wants more fps or more cpu power

I believe i gave him a better buy on graphics for the same price he is getting a gtx 560ti instead of a 6850
    
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post #8 of 9
i suggested that config keepin g in mind whats best for his budget and the face that OP has posted his/her query in intel section redface.gif
post #9 of 9
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Hey, thanks to everyone who is helping out. I am looking into both builds, as of right now he wants his computer to be able to last 4-5 years, and I feel as if both will last that long, (although probably not play video games at max quality in 5 years)
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