Diablo® III

Building a computer for d3!

90 Undead Mage
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Ehh its amzing PC , you can run 5 diablos wth tha mchine. My son plays at laptop , i5 , 540mgt, 8gb and he plays at highiest settings Diablo 3 beta all soo smooth and awsome. Good choice.
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It will run Diablo III perfectly at a sane resolution. If you try running it at in insane resolution (like resolutions above 1080p) then your graphic card will likely not cope.

The quantity of RAM is a bit excessive. It is difficult to even justify using 4 GB of memory let alone 8 GB.
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- Find a CPU that overclocks well. Good bang for the buck. Get a good CPU cooler.
- Lots of memory.
- Dual graphics cards.

You can get a lot of performance for a good price if you keep these ideas in mind and shop around. You don't need to buy the best stuff on the market.
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The quantity of RAM is a bit excessive. It is difficult to even justify using 4 GB of memory let alone 8 GB.


4GB is the absolute minimum. More will always help, especially with Windows 7/64bit. Also, memory is dead cheap right now, so taking less than 8GB is just self robbery.
Edited by Aeden on 07/03/2012 07:05 GMT
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hi guys this is my first time building my own computer i want one that will be very good for playing Diablo 3 as i have been waiting for this game for EVER! so here is what i have come up with so far any suggestions would be nice or hints if there are better options or issues with my current choice!

Case
InWin PE668T2 Black Mid Tower Performace/Workstation/Server Case

Prosessor
Intel Core i7 2600K Unlocked, S 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad, 3.4GHz, 8MB Cache

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P, Intel Z68, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, RAID SATA, PCIe 2.0 (x16), ATX

Hard drive
1TB Hitachi 0F13180, Deskstar 7K1000.D, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache, 8ms, OEM

graphics card
1GB Asus GTX 550 Ti, 4104MHz GDDR5, GPU 900MHz, Shader 1800MHz, 192 Cores, Dual Link DVI-I/ D-Sub/ HDMI

Power supply unit
750W PSU, Coolermaster GX RS750-ACAAE3-UK, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31

Ram
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, CAS 9-9-9-24, XMP, 1.50V

Dvd drive
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD±R, 12xDVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RWx6 ,12xRAM SATA, Black, OEM

wireless adaptor
Netgear WN311B-100PES RangeMax Wireless-N PCI Adapter

software
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM

hopefully d3 is coming out soon so i will be buying start of next month any help would be appreciated if not post your systems for when Diablo 3 come out so i can have a look!

Thanks




Save money and get an i5 instead of an i7. They are just as good as each other for gaming. With that extra money get a better GPU. Will be a better fps increase.

Edit, just glanced over the rest of the thread. Ignore that chap saying get a AMD processor and card. I would stay well clear of ATI cards personally, their drivers are not a patch on nvidia.

One guy nailed it, just get a i5 2500k good CPU fan and a 560-570 and you cant go wrong. If i was you though i would just hang on one more month or so and go ivy bridge and see what the new nvid cards are like.


Edited by D3BETA on 07/03/2012 09:12 GMT
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90 Undead Mage
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It will run Diablo III perfectly at a sane resolution. If you try running it at in insane resolution (like resolutions above 1080p) then your graphic card will likely not cope.

The quantity of RAM is a bit excessive. It is difficult to even justify using 4 GB of memory let alone 8 GB.
My other son playes at PC with i5 and hd 5770 . at 1080 . all maxed , no problems at all .
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right taking into account they help you have all given here's a new updated system! give your advice again so i can fine tune further if needed!

Case (with 4 fans)
Zalman Z9 Plus Black Tower Case - Black (No PSU) - With Fan Controller

Possessor
2nd Generation Intel® Core? i5 2500K 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 - Retail.

Cooling
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard

Ram
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit

CD/dvd drive
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM

PSU
OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS® Bronze Power Supply

Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce GTX 560Ti DCII TOP 1024MB GDDR5

Hard drive 1 (SSD)
OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 2.5" 120GB Solid State Hard Drive

Hard drive 2
Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATAII 300MB/s <8.9ms - OEM

Wireless Card
Novatech 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless-N PCI Adapter
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That should work very well, although you still dont need 650W. 550W should be more than enough.
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That's a nice computer you got there, i would however get the Corsair GT 120gb SSD instead. It should be faster and more stable for pretty much same price at least here where i live. You could google both drives and see some benchmarks & opinions. I remember reading people having a lot of problems with the Agility 3. My first choice would be Intel 530 ssd series but they are a bit more expensive i got a good deal for my Intel ssd, the same price as the Corsair GT that's why i bought mine.
Edited by Troubles on 07/03/2012 14:38 GMT
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Thats a rock solid system. Can you not hold out 1 more month though??? its really worth waiting for ivebridge and more so to see what the new nvidia cards are like.
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Yes nvidia and amd are launching new graphic cards as well next month i dont know the price range though. But difference from Sandy Bridge to Ivy is not gigantic still better non the less.
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07/03/2012 14:40Posted by Troubles
Yes nvidia and amd are launching new graphic cards as well next month i dont know the price range though. But difference from Sandy Bridge to Ivy is not gigantic still better non the less.


Yeah its not a massive upgraded Sandy--->Ivy but with it this close to release its worth waiting for. The main reason i would hold out though is to see what the kelper cards are like. He cant go wrong with that system he listed. Personally i would just wait a little longer.
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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seems to be a top computer...

Being on top is never enough... if you got the money then do it!
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88 Goblin Death Knight
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You should wait. There is new, better and cheaper hardware coming out soon!
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Everything is great Greg, the only thing you can consider changing is the HDD.
The WD - Green is the slowest HDD of WD, better get the Blue WD its faster . Everything else is great and well balanced. Gratz.
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everything is overkill, just go to second hand
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2 Night Elf Priest
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06/03/2012 15:13Posted by batboio
Take that processor instead. And a AMD graficcard. Will work better together if both are AMD.


Sorry, but just no. I've heard waaay too much bad things about AMD in general (too high working temperatures for example). I admit the record for overclocking is held by an AMD but except for that Intel is by far the better choice. I may be a bit of a fanboy though so please don't hate me for that.

As for the graphics card - I don't see anything bad about your choice. No need for something better really. I myself am using http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3600#sp which is more than enough for both Diablo 3 and SC2 (both run on max graphics settings perfectly).

You should check that everything you chose is compatible though. My advice is to check every part's specifications but if you don't have the time to read all of it post on some more specialised forums (D3's forums aren't really the best choice :P) like http://www.techtalkz.com/.

Also you don't really need RAM that is faster than 1333MHz as not may CPUs make use of it (at least that was the case a few months ago). It won't be a problem of course but you will just waste your money as it will be as fast as the CPU can handle. So that's a thing you should check before choosing. If the CPU supports it it's OK. And of course you should check if everything is supported by the motherboard :)

So, long story short, ask somewhere and then double check just to be sure as the way I see it you are not going for a cheap machine and buying a part that won't working to it's full potential isn't good :P


i got both AMD processor and graficcard. works perfect. i bought the computer a year ago. 8gb Ram 1600mhz, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T,Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5, my CPU is just amazing. its named zalman cnps9900 max. i always choice AMD before intel atleast in processor. i play BF3 on ultra. no lagg. i paid 500euro for my computer. kinda cheap yeah. so i don't see why you wouldnt go with AMD instead of intel processor. 6-8 cores for 100-200 euro. intel 6 cores 300-500 euro.
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even if our not getting one of the new graphip cards coming out, it will prolly reduce the price on other graphic cards.
just a suspesion though.
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I just want to say thanks for this very informative, interesting and inspiring thread! My computer is going on its sixth year and has descended to about semi-average now. I've been on the verge of upgrading for D3 but haven't taken care of business yet. This thread has shoved me in the right direction and I'll get to my own upgrading this weekend!

So, thank you OP and all the hardware knowledgeable users in here who are sharing your expertise! An interesting project to follow and I wish you the best of luck with your upgrade! (And if you don't mind, I would like to see what the final cost for all this comes down to.)
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any suggestions for running d3 high specs on a mac?

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