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    help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    i've been fiddling with different builds and configs trying to get myself ready for the release of D3... found myself about to drop $1700 on a new comp just to be certain i will be able to run it at max settings at a constant 60 fps ... well now i'm starting to wonder if i really need to spend that much. that being said, does anyone know roughly how much one would need to spend on a new rig to be able to run D3 at max settings at a constant 60 fps?? any input and advice would be greatly appreciated.. have to make my decision quick and get this build underway... thanks in advance!



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    You dont need a ton to play this game, that said if you want to play other games more is better.

    I'll go ahead and say that basically any custom build in the 1000+ range is going to max diablo 3.



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    If you do your research and get mid range component's, you could get a rig that will max diablo 3 for between 600-800 dollars not including a monitor.



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    i heard if it can run starcraft 2 on max settings it will be able to run d3 , is this true?



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    Yea, if you can max SC2 you will be able to play d3. (Assuming you mean max it at a playable framerate and a decent res.)



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    so this is what i'm pretty sure i'm going with, gonna have cyberpower build it for me, with their march madness sales going on it would only be about roughly $100 cheaper if i built it myself... and they do it all for me so... here it is, keep in mind my goal is to run diablo 3 at a constant 60 fps on max settings on 1920x1080 res..

    • BLUETOOTH: None
    • CAS: * Apevia X-Cruiser 2 Mid-Tower Case w/ Side-Panel Window & MultiMeter Display [+3] (Black Color)
    • CASUPGRADE: None
    • CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
    • CD2: None
    • COOLANT: Standard Coolant
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2550K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
    • CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
    • ENGRAVING: None
    • FA_HDD: None
    • FAN: Thermaltake FRIO Overclocking Cooler Fan (CLP0564) [+20]
    • FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
    • GLASSES: None
    • HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
    • HDD2: None
    • HEADSET1: Connectland™ Stereo Headphone with Microphone [+8]
    • IEEE_CARD: None
    • IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
    • KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
    • MB_SRT: None
    • MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+3] (Corsair Vengeance)
    • MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VS247H-P LCD [+157]
    • MONITOR2: None
    • MONITOR3: None
    • MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
    • MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
    • NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    • NOISEREDUCE1: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
    • NOISEREDUCE2: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
    • OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
    • POWERSUPPLY: * 650 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+73]
    • RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
    • SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    • SPEAKERS: None
    • TEMP: None
    • TUNING: None
    • TVRC: None
    • USB: None
    • USBFLASH: None
    • USBHD: None
    • USBX: None
    • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+101] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
    • VIDEO2: None
    • VIDEO3: None
    • WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]
    • _PRICE: (+1353)



    opinions? thanks in advance..



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    Sandy bridge quadcore i5-2500k would be the best bet (you don't need hyperthreading so save $100), take your pick of motherboard.
    I personally like Asus.

    Graphics card, above a 560ti from Nvidia and the 7870 from AMD, some prefer one brand over the other. This will easily max D3, but you will probably want to play other games so don't skimp on your gfx card.

    2x4Gb Ram. Really doesn't matter, G.Skill i like the most and are cheap, the snipers are very good.

    650W Power supply, preferably Gold rated, means you can SLI/Crossfire if you want and realiable/quiet. Power supplies are important, dont get cheap ones as they can ruin everything.

    Case is your choice, After market heatsink for noise reduction. and whatever storage you would like.

    I'm not sure of prices in the US. No doubt a lot cheaper than Aus, but if you get a 560ti/7870 and up you're going to have no problems, and should come around $1000



    From your build. Don't get that Motherboard. Gigabyte had terrible problems with their Z68 range. Also don't get a 2GB 560, get a 1Gb 560ti, far faster and you don't need the vram.



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    Quote Originally Posted by Autti View Post
    Sandy bridge quadcore i5-2500k would be the best bet (you don't need hyperthreading so save $100), take your pick of motherboard.
    I personally like Asus.

    Graphics card, above a 560ti from Nvidia and the 7870 from AMD, some prefer one brand over the other. This will easily max D3, but you will probably want to play other games so don't skimp on your gfx card.

    2x4Gb Ram. Really doesn't matter, G.Skill i like the most and are cheap, the snipers are very good.

    650W Power supply, preferably Gold rated, means you can SLI/Crossfire if you want and realiable/quiet. Power supplies are important, dont get cheap ones as they can ruin everything.

    Case is your choice, After market heatsink for noise reduction. and whatever storage you would like.

    I'm not sure of prices in the US. No doubt a lot cheaper than Aus, but if you get a 560ti/7870 and up you're going to have no problems, and should come around $1000
    i know the 560 is just below the 560ti but you think i'll still be fine with the 560gtx, or should i pay the $90 extra for the 560ti?? and should i get 2x4 gb instead of 4x2??



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    Quote Originally Posted by mephistos uncle greg View Post
    i know the 560 is just below the 560ti but you think i'll still be fine with the 560gtx, or should i pay the $90 extra for the 560ti?? and should i get 2x4 gb instead of 4x2??
    you've got 4gb by 2 in that build. 2 sticks, 4gb each stick



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    Re: help with new PC solely for Diablo 3!

    Quote Originally Posted by Autti View Post
    you've got 4gb by 2 in that build. 2 sticks, 4gb each stick
    so should i spring the extra 90 bucks for the 560ti rather than just the 560? OR should i just go with amd 7770 instead of either


    Last edited by mephistos uncle greg; 29-03-2012 at 10:37.

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