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Im trying to sell my laptop for $550 and have gotten the OK from the wife to spend that money upgrading my outdated Sig Rig. right now anything is fair game but it must be under $550 shipped.

i was thinking 2 possible paths....keep my MOBO/ CPU/ RAM and get a SSD, Video card, and maybe a new monitor (mine has a major scratch and a line of yellow running through the center.) Or get a new MOBO/CPU/ RAM and get a little more out my 4850 before upgrading.

I Would like to be able to max out D3 and minimize load times and i realize that i really want to redo my whole computer....but the budget doesn't allow that. Let me know what you guys think as far as the best path and parts to stay in my budget!

Edit: Im not even sure if my Powersupply is even compatible with core i5/i7 something to look into tomorrow i guess
Edited by rtm2006 - 5/7/12 at 12:55pm
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i would get a ssd and a new graphics card.. D3 won't be too taxing by the looks of things.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/diablo-iii-performance-benchmark,review-32439.html

...but i think you would definitely benefit from a new graphics card.
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post #3 of 35
As the guy above me said..SSD (Crucial m4 or Samsung 830) and a new Graphics card.
Hope you have 2 6-pin pcie connectors. redface.gif
 
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post #4 of 35
I think your sig rig is more than fine for diablo 3 wink.gif
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What? For $550? Get a 2500k + any p67 motherboard + 8GB DDR3. That should cost $300 tops. Use the $250 left to grab a 6950 or 560Ti. SSDs are great and all for boot times and what not, but I would much rather have a whole new system over just getting a SSD. Everything else should be fine even that PSU should be OK for those upgrades.

Although, you may not have a MC near you to grab a 2500k for $170. But still, $100 max for motherboard, $50 max for RAM, and $200 for the processor still leaves $200 for a GPU which I got my 560 ti and a 6950 for under $200 each.
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your PSU is fine, I'm using the same one for my 2500k/z68
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it nice to get the ssd, but I would suggest getting the video card and monitor, seeing that your monitor has that problem. Not sure how you used that until now. with $550 there should be a little change left over for the ssd.
    
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If he browses the FS section, I saw a 560 Ti for $160, and 6950 for $170, a 2500k is on there for $150, it is easily doable. Even if he browsed his local craigslist, he could find a cheap monitor for under $50.
   
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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post

What? For $550? Get a 2500k + any p67 motherboard + 8GB DDR3. That should cost $300 tops. Use the $250 left to grab a 6950 or 560Ti. SSDs are great and all for boot times and what not, but I would much rather have a whole new system over just getting a SSD. Everything else should be fine even that PSU should be OK for those upgrades.
Although, you may not have a MC near you to grab a 2500k for $170. But still, $100 max for motherboard, $50 max for RAM, and $200 for the processor still leaves $200 for a GPU which I got my 560 ti and a 6950 for under $200 each.

I really would like to know what you're smokin' rolleyes.gifheadscratch.gif :kookoo.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

I really would like to know what you're smokin' rolleyes.gifheadscratch.gif :kookoo.gif

this^^ you wont get all that for 300$ maybe 350$
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