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sad-smiley-002.gif ....Okay Well the only game i will be playing is Diablo III
So if you had to build the best Gaming style PC for UNDER $500 what would you build...
Just curious...
And again this will be my second build in the last 10 years, But this is my first gaming Style rig..
My knowledge is out of date on this newer stuff..

For Diablo III the 2 core 2 thread CPU is more then enough.
But don't build a gaming PC for a single game.

Time will pass, you'll want to play other games and an i3 is more future proof. Just my 02.
Both are good choices, good luck!

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post #52 of 168
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Originally Posted by shiftwig113 View Post

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
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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)
cheers

i agree, these will be WAAYY better than an apu. only get an apu if u enjoy getting ripped off and getting 20 fps
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i agree, these will be WAAYY better than an apu. only get an apu if u enjoy getting ripped off and getting 20 fps


so are you telling me that this setup:

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


Will be sufficient enough with a good performance.
Like i said i'm not talking top notch performance just want to be able to play without lag/stutter.

but if i wanted to upgrade this in the future once i get some more $ could i just throw in a i3 processor and be good to go?
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Mine includes the OS "Windows 7 upgrade" after entering in the key code from the side of your slimline that uses Vista. If it gives you any hassle just call MS and they always sort it out pretty quick. Also use the optical drive (dvd burner from your old slimline). This build after the $45 worth of rebates keeps it below the $500 and including software.

This rig handles Diablo at max and at awesome frames with everything you would need IMO.

full size image link: http://img.techpowerup.org/120530/bundle324.jpg
Edited by DaedalusHelios - 5/30/12 at 7:38pm
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Mine includes the OS "Windows 7 upgrade" after entering in the key code from the side of your slimline that uses Vista. If it gives you any hassle just call MS and they always sort it out pretty quick. Also use the optical drive (dvd burner from your old slimline). This build after the $45 worth of rebates keeps it below the $500 and including software.
This rig handles Diablo at max and at awesome frames with everything you would need IMO.
full size image link: http://img.techpowerup.org/120530/bundle324.jpg

NEVERMIND... I understand what you are saying. I already Went out and bought windows 7 wink.gif
Edited by JokersAce - 5/30/12 at 11:41pm
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so are you telling me that this setup:
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
Will be sufficient enough with a good performance.
Like i said i'm not talking top notch performance just want to be able to play without lag/stutter.
but if i wanted to upgrade this in the future once i get some more $ could i just throw in a i3 processor and be good to go?

lol ya that will run perfectly. honestly, d3 could run on a potato. if all ur gonna be doing is playin d3 then dont bother getting a 500 dollar desktop
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lol ya that will run perfectly. honestly, d3 could run on a potato. if all ur gonna be doing is playin d3 then dont bother getting a 500 dollar desktop

LOL Greatest thing i've ever heard in my life.. Thank you for your help dude!
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so are you telling me that this setup:
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
Will be sufficient enough with a good performance.
Like i said i'm not talking top notch performance just want to be able to play without lag/stutter.
but if i wanted to upgrade this in the future once i get some more $ could i just throw in a i3 processor and be good to go?

Everything here will surely Max out D3 however you can even bump down the video card to a 5770, 6770, or 7770 and by doing that you can bump down the power supply to a 400 watt or so and still max out the game. $180 for the 6870 is steep, blizzard games tend to run better on Nvidia cards so a 550Ti or 460 can be had for under $140 so that may be worth looking into.
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My brother plays it on an Athlon x2 6000+/Gtx270

But he has a very low rez 17inch monitor

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Loaded up the game on my daughters rig yesterday and it plays flawlessly on high everything with noAA - 1366x768 res. Screen loaded with enemies and all particle effects on high and you never see a stutter.

Athlon2 X2 250
Biostar N68 mobo
2x2gb kingston hyperX ddr3 - 1600
Seagate 7200rpm 750gb hdd
XFX GTS250 512mb
Xigmatek 400w psu
Coolermaster Elite 310 case.

Total for this build last Christmas was $218 with a GT520 (I swapped the GT520 for the GTS250 so she could play WOW).
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