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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.
- 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.
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
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!
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
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.My other son playes at PC with i5 and hd 5770 . at 1080 . all maxed , no problems at all .
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
2nd Generation Intel® Core? i5 2500K 3.30GHz Socket LGA1155 - Retail.
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x DVD+/-RW SATA Black - OEM
OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS® Bronze Power Supply
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
Novatech 300Mbps 802.11n Wireless-N PCI Adapter
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
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.
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.
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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