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Diablo 3 build $300-$500 help

post #1 of 168
Thread Starter 
I have to toss out my old pc, it cannot handle this game and it's not worth upgrading due to it being a slimline.

I saw a few threads about someone else building a diablo 3 Pc for a friend but it was for a laptop.
I want a desktop.

So i would like some help in figuring out what to buy i tried using pcpartpicker but i don't know where to start it's been a long time since i've build one.

Anyways i want to keep this as cheap but effective as possible i only want medium-low setting for the game. I just want it to run at no less than 20fps. I was going off the box recommended and minimum requirements but got lost.

So if anyone could build me some specifications that would be awesome!

Thank you very much!
post #2 of 168
CHEAP
heres a build i tried to keep as cheap as possible
its 350 after 20 rebate and is guarenteed to play diablo3
@low w/ at least 20fps if not do way better.
i did the build really quickly and im sure you could do much
better but i did the cheapest possible thumb.gif

P.S. if you have windows or an OS you could make it only
270 after 20 rebate and save some cash
Edited by LilScrappyD - 5/28/12 at 7:46pm
post #3 of 168
Thread Starter 
Hey, thank you that is pretty cheap! I viewed the list and i don't see a graphics card is it integrated to the motherboard? Oh and does a warranty come with thy guarantee biggrin.gif

sorry, here is the game specs if it helps
Recommended:
Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)

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
Minimum:
Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c

Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+

NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or
better

1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
12 GB available HD space

1024x768 minimum resolution
Edited by JokersAce - 5/28/12 at 8:16pm
post #4 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by JokersAce View Post

Hey, thank you that is pretty cheap! I viewed the list and i don't see a graphics card is it integrated to the motherboard? Oh and does a warranty come with thy guarantee biggrin.gif
sorry, here is the game specs if it helps
Recommended:
Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)

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
Minimum:
Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+

NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or
better

1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
12 GB available HD space

1024x768 minimum resolution
You are partially correct in that the build has an integrated graphics processing unit.
It is however, integrated onto the CPU die itself.
Its called an APU (accelerated processing unit) and this kind of unit
is know for having good graphics potential at a VERY inexpensive cost.
It is in no way a performance machine so if you would like a machine for around the
$500 dollar range, this is not the way to go. But, I took note of this:
"i want to keep this as cheap but effective as possible"
over your thread title which stated 300-500.
The build easily meets the minimum requirements and i'm positive it will
be able to play the game on low with more than 20 fps. thumb.gif
post #5 of 168
Thread Starter 
Okay very cool i was just wanting to know for a fact ( on your part ) that it definitely will work. So i will go ahead and order all these parts, and be good to go? thumb.gif
post #6 of 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by JokersAce View Post

Okay very cool i was just wanting to know for a fact ( on your part ) that it definitely will work. So i will go ahead and order all these parts, and be good to go? thumb.gif
It will DEFINITELY meet the requirements you stated but just know.
This pc was constructed for the sole purpose of being:
-low cost
-effective performance at low cost for D3
If you EVER have plans to play other games in the future, OR
you ever plan to upgrade in the future.
This is not the build for you.
Please keep this in mind.
Just know that you are making the decision yourself I do not want
to feel responsible if you try to load another game on there that
you did not specify about or program and get lackluster performance.
for D3 @ low 20fps+ then yes its green light go.
post #7 of 168
Thread Starter 
Alright good to know. so just for S##Ts and Giggles if i EVER wanted to say upgrade the video card, ram, cpu, power supply, etc Would i even be able to do that OR is there anything i could change on your specifications that i could bump the price up say... $40-$80 more?

Just asking if it's too much of a hassle or i'm bugging you too much just let me know lol I just don't want to regret going as cheap as i'm going and say i could've spent another $80 for something better.
post #8 of 168
i would say something like the rig m going to suggest would be better and can max out easily but at a price of 15$ more then what our friend LilScrappyD suggest

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)

Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Pareema 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.66 @ Compuvest)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.00 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Total (before mail-in rebates): $386.60
Mail-in Rebates: $-70.00
Total: $316.60

Hope you liked it smile.gif
post #9 of 168
Thread Starter 
ank you very much Tarun, I'm Liking that price BUT as LilscrappyD's list says I do need a copy of Windows So that would total out to $500 BUMMER Hmm.. Maybe i can figure something out... I wish my old windows vista and Xp recovery discs could install windows lol mad.gif
post #10 of 168
If you want it to be as cheap as possible use Tarun's build.

Here's my budget build. It's very similar to Tarun but with better graphics
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P21 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Samsung 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.66 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($105.24 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $385.59
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-29 01:48 EDT-0400)


This one is hitting your $500 wall if you want to spend that much

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G630 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($68.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P21 (B3) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($50.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Samsung 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.66 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $470.59
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-29 01:54 EDT-0400)

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