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For a metal plastic box, aka case(which I stick in the closet for sound suppression,) they can found for $10 on craigslist, the money saved can be used for something useful.
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For a metal plastic box, aka case(which I stick in the closet for sound suppression,) they can found for $10 on craigslist, the money saved can be used for something useful.

Money isn't REALLY an issue i just want to have some extra cash to pay my mortgage thumb.gif

Craigslist... What a joke no thanks thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

But thanks for the suggestion.
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how much stuff do you typically put on your computer? do you download alot of music or anything? if not i would recommend getting an SSD instead of a harddrive. you can pick up a 60GB one now for around $60-70 and it would be a huge difference in speed when playing games over an HDD. im surprised nobody recommended it. also if your hardrive from the old computer is a sata drive you can salvage that and use it for additional storage.
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I would go with this hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148702&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=krph18a9yjth
250GB it's pretty low...Since you decided Z68 make sure you use Intel Srt option which comes included.
If you got microcenter near by .. i5 2500k 170$
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
Personally i would go with AMD Phenom and decent motherboard and OC to 4ghz it should be around 550$ then...

Yes because you're a fanboi.

OP: If you can spend 650, here's your build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.22 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.98 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.99 @ B&H)
Total: $639.14
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-06 06:38 EDT-0400)
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post #105 of 168
Yeah, waiting 90 days and saving up would be a good move! thumb.gif
Also for the graphics card, you'll be far better off with a 6850 as it's just that bit cheaper and there is negligible difference between the two other than in benchmarks.

The 6850 overclock more too, along with using less power so your power supply could handle 2x if you ever go the Crossfire route. thumb.gif

As for the RAM.. Go with the Samsung Eco as i've said a few times.. It's much better ram! thumb.gif
Stick with a single 4GB stick for now, and grab a second later if you do that!

The board is rather nice, if you ever step up to an i5/i7 it'll handle them well. Along with Crossfire 6850s..
Your power supply will handle almost any single GPU setup available to date, the i3 is no slouch but you might be better off spending the few $$$ more for a i3 2120? thumb.gif

Along with a bigger HDD maybe, it's not alot more for a Terabyte is it? thumb.gif

EDIT: Just realised i use thumb.gif WAAAAAAAAAAY too much... rolleyes.gif
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Diablo 3 is mostly single threaded. I'd go with a 2500K, they're good overclockers and their performance per core is great.

If the machine is primarily for Diablo 3, than I'd focus mostly on the CPU. You won't need much RAM or graphics power unless you want to play on Max at a high res, but with all the mobs on your screen you may get CPU bottlenecked and there are no settings to fix that if you cheap out on the processor.
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AMD

AMD Phenom x4 955 100$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113007

CORSAIR CAFA50 20$ after mail rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ 85$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 47$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

XFX 6870 150$ after mail rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 60$ after mail rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

Antec Three Hundred 50$ after mail rebate + 5$ off promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_sp=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-129-066

Seagate Barracuda 750GB 70$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148702

All together is 582$

INTEL

Intel Core i5-2310 180$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115089

MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) supports 2x PCI 16x 89$ after mail rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130614

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 26$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231425

XFX 6870 150$ after mail rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150561

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 40$ after mail rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

Antec Three Hundred 50$ after mail rebate + 5$ off promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_sp=Cat_Computer_Cases-_-Spotlight-_-11-129-066

Seagate Barracuda 750GB 70$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148702

All together 605$

If you got microcenter near by, i would get this i5 2500k 170$
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

If you decide to get i5 2500k, you might as well get this motherboard.
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 120$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
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Money isn't REALLY an issue i just want to have some extra cash to pay my mortgage thumb.gif
Craigslist... What a joke no thanks thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
But thanks for the suggestion.
> Craigslist... What a joke no thanks

I don't get you considering it a joke, a used case is a used case, nothing wrong with craigslist, and craigslist is where they can found locally for $10. The $20-50 not wasted on a box can go towards better hardware, like the $20 difference between a faster g860 vs a g630.
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how much stuff do you typically put on your computer? do you download alot of music or anything? if not i would recommend getting an SSD instead of a harddrive. you can pick up a 60GB one now for around $60-70 and it would be a huge difference in speed when playing games over an HDD. im surprised nobody recommended it. also if your hardrive from the old computer is a sata drive you can salvage that and use it for additional storage.

I WOULD take the hdd out of this pc but what i'm going to do it sell it off to recoup some cash.

But i will look into SSDs.
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> Craigslist... What a joke no thanks
I don't get you considering it a joke, a used case is a used case, nothing wrong with craigslist, and craigslist is where they can found locally for $10. The $20-50 not wasted on a box can go towards better hardware, like the $20 difference between a faster g860 vs a g630.

Like i said thank you for the suggestion, But this isn't up for debate. I Choose to purchase products new, Whether it be a case or a car, or even a house.

Craiglist people are unpredictable and guess what no warranty so why not just buy new and if there is a problem i can contact the company for replacement.
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Edited by JokersAce - 6/6/12 at 3:16am
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