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Maybe we should just go with a 2TB of space, and shoot for a graphics card.


so just 2tb of space and a gvideo card instead of new build ?
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so just 2tb of space and a gvideo card instead of new build ?

I could ask him to stretch his budget just to play diablo 3 on it too, and was hoping for a possibility of two builds.

One just for work, and one if we added diablo 3 in the mix.

Figured I should give him two options.
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I could ask him to stretch his budget just to play diablo 3 on it too, and was hoping for a possibility of two builds.
One just for work, and one if we added diablo 3 in the mix.
Figured I should give him two options.

well i reg build can be like 400 but gaming 700 and up depending
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Makes perfect sense, thanks for your time and effort. Much appreciated, and I added a reputation point for you.
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Makes perfect sense, thanks for your time and effort. Much appreciated, and I added a reputation point for you.

thank you so much well appreciated biggrin.gif PM me if you ever need anything biggrin.gif
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Thanks.

Is Intel out of the question"

I confirmed with him, he does want to play Diablo 3. He is not demanding the top of the line graphics, but his budget is ~$500 USD.

Is this do-able with AMD/Intel? Can I get it played out for me in builds, please? Should I ask him to stretch his budget?
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Thanks.
Is Intel out of the question"
I confirmed with him, he does want to play Diablo 3. He is not demanding the top of the line graphics, but his budget is ~$500 USD.
Is this do-able with AMD/Intel? Can I get it played out for me in builds, please? Should I ask him to stretch his budget?


intel =no
AMD=yes

he is gonna need to stretch budget alittle
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intel =no
AMD=yes
he is gonna need to stretch budget alittle
unless he uses old case are saves his old hard drives and stuff
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Frankly, I think an Intel build is perfect for your purposes. Diablo 3 only uses 2 cores, like most Blizzard games, and desktop work doesn't take much. What you really want to do is fit an SSD - that's how you load programs really fast. Here's what I'd do:

Pentium g630 (a dual core, but each core will be faster than an AMD core, unless the AMD chip is very heavily overclocked - ($68)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406

MSI B75 Mobo - ($72)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654

Gigabyte 7770 - ($120)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125415

2x4gb 1333mhz RAM ($35 after promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333

Antec One - good budget case, front panel usb 3.0 ($50)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67322&vpn=ONE&manufacture=Antec

Antec Neo Eco 450c - ($35)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1145

Crucial m4 128GB SSD ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448

DVD-burner ($17)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW%2D24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1145

Total: $499 Includes shipping. (No, I wasn't trying to hit $500 exact, lol.)
The major advantages of the build:
*The SSD - this will make the programs you put on it load really quickly, which was a bit point you mentioned
*The graphics card - while not super-powerful as graphics cards go, this system will play Diablo 3 (a relatively easy game to run) at maximum graphics settings or near-max.
*Cool & quiet - low-power CPU & GPU means that a simple budget case with even a single fan will run smoothly & you can set the fan(s) to a low speed
*You can play Diablo 3 on max settings & run your office programs within your budget (if more storage is necessary, this is still possible by replacing the SSD with an HDD).

The major disadvantages of the build:
*Hardly any storage - Diablo 3, windows\office\productivity programs, and a bunch of word & excel files will fit on 128gb - but if you have real storage needs, you're going to need to spend more to add a hard drive. This problem can only be solved by replacing the SSD (programs will load slower) with a hard drive - you can get a Seagate 2tb drive for the same price. Or by throwing more money at the computer, so that you have both an SSD & a hard drive.
*dual-core processor - for Diablo 3 and office programs (your stated purposes), this won't matter, the g630 will provide all the power you need to run smooth & fast. For something like video editing or some non Diablo 3/blizzard games, the processing power may be a bit weak. Again, really only a problem fixed by throwing more money at it ($42 to upgrade to an i3-2120, $132 for an i5-3570, or somewhere in between those two if you want to overclock an AMD quad-core).
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I just woke up and read this, thank you so much for spending your time to help me assist my best friend with his build. It really means a lot to me, because I didn't know where to start.

Thanks again, and you are the best!

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Frankly, I think an Intel build is perfect for your purposes. Diablo 3 only uses 2 cores, like most Blizzard games, and desktop work doesn't take much. What you really want to do is fit an SSD - that's how you load programs really fast. Here's what I'd do:
Pentium g630 (a dual core, but each core will be faster than an AMD core, unless the AMD chip is very heavily overclocked - ($68)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406
MSI B75 Mobo - ($72)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130654
Gigabyte 7770 - ($120)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125415
2x4gb 1333mhz RAM ($35 after promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333
Antec One - good budget case, front panel usb 3.0 ($50)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67322&vpn=ONE&manufacture=Antec
Antec Neo Eco 450c - ($35)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1145
Crucial m4 128GB SSD ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448
DVD-burner ($17)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW%2D24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1145
Total: $499 Includes shipping. (No, I wasn't trying to hit $500 exact, lol.)
The major advantages of the build:
*The SSD - this will make the programs you put on it load really quickly, which was a bit point you mentioned
*The graphics card - while not super-powerful as graphics cards go, this system will play Diablo 3 (a relatively easy game to run) at maximum graphics settings or near-max.
*Cool & quiet - low-power CPU & GPU means that a simple budget case with even a single fan will run smoothly & you can set the fan(s) to a low speed
*You can play Diablo 3 on max settings & run your office programs within your budget (if more storage is necessary, this is still possible by replacing the SSD with an HDD).
The major disadvantages of the build:
*Hardly any storage - Diablo 3, windows\office\productivity programs, and a bunch of word & excel files will fit on 128gb - but if you have real storage needs, you're going to need to spend more to add a hard drive. This problem can only be solved by replacing the SSD (programs will load slower) with a hard drive - you can get a Seagate 2tb drive for the same price. Or by throwing more money at the computer, so that you have both an SSD & a hard drive.
*dual-core processor - for Diablo 3 and office programs (your stated purposes), this won't matter, the g630 will provide all the power you need to run smooth & fast. For something like video editing or some non Diablo 3/blizzard games, the processing power may be a bit weak. Again, really only a problem fixed by throwing more money at it ($42 to upgrade to an i3-2120, $132 for an i5-2570, or somewhere in between those two if you want to overclock an AMD quad-core).
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