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post #1 of 17
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I said to myself I'de never go back to windows - but **** - Diablo 3 cant play on my macbook, and that's a big problem.

My budget is 300-400 dollars ... I have an old Dell Dimension 4600 that if possible I would like to scrap and many pieces from if possible.

I dont need crazy stuff to run insane games - I'm just looking to play Diablo 3 - which is recomended to have

...[Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz


2 GB RAM


NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better]


So probably something a little higher than recomended would be best.

Thanks for your time

Is this possible with my budget?
post #2 of 17
Make that 500$ and you can probably build something better. But you can maybe get some parts for cheaper if you buy used in some places.
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post #3 of 17
For that budget you'd have to buy used.

Check the For sale section here, there's a ton of decently priced HW.

For example, here's a complete system at about the recommended specs for $280

but look around and you could piece one together, people usually sell motherboards/ram/cpus as a set in "main components" and if you want simplicity, look in "full systems"
    
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2580695&CatId=31

barebone from tiger direct then you could get a decent card like gtx 460. I picked one up for 100$ after rebate.

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post #5 of 17
If that hard drive is a SATA you could easily hit that price range. We all know that hard drive prices are ridiculous plus you could save on Windows costs. If you could find this out then you will have an easy time.
post #6 of 17
Glad you came back to your senses.

Here is a start considering you push your budget to 500-550$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.951199

You pretty much gotta get it today though. Add a psu and a decent card and there you go.
Edited by HighwayStar - 5/22/12 at 4:06pm
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post #7 of 17
Assuming you have the HDD which is pretty much the only way...

AMD A6-3670k $104.99
ASRock A75 PRO4 $79.99
Samsung 2GB RAM (Get 2-4 of course, these also overclock very well) ($14.99 each)
Corsair CX500(500W) $59.99 ($20 MIR Card)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $29.99 ($10 MIR)
Antec 300 $54.99 (also has $5 off promo code)

TOTAL: $359.93 (Assuming 4GB RAM)

After MIR and Codes: $324.93

This leaves room for shipping and DVD/CD drive if needed. Also it's an APU so it's really good for handling games, don't worry that it doesn't have a dedicated GPU thumb.gif
post #8 of 17
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P21 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Wintec Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($46.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $316.89

This will play D3 on the highest settings, with ~30+ FPS. before rebates the total comes to $345. Assuming you don't need Windows of course. If you can replace the HDD and ODD with your old parts, you can easily fit windows in there. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 17
I would go with what ironman posted.
Im sure you could just *cough* obtain *cough* windows with a bit of... searching..
If you could have your old hard drive (sata) then you could save alot, you might even save enough to upgrade to a better GPU
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Pentium G620 2.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($63.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P21 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Wintec Value 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($46.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $316.89
This will play D3 on the highest settings, with ~30+ FPS. before rebates the total comes to $345. Assuming you don't need Windows of course. If you can replace the HDD and ODD with your old parts, you can easily fit windows in there. thumb.gif

Awesome bro - Thanks a bunch.

Now if I buy this setup right here - will I need anything else other than an operating system to play diablo?

As in - If I were to buy all these items, had windows operating system.... with just those pieces alone I can build a fully functional PC?
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