Hi guys, Im looking to buy a new computer for Diablo3 and my budge is 600 ~800 ( not inclduing Minitor, speakers, mouse and keyboard). I dont know much about computer so that would be nice if someone can show me any setup fro Newegg.com or any idea of what kind of CPU, Motherboard, Video card and Case should I buy for the gaming computer? Probably will play WoW Expansion when it comes out too.
Your mobo. This is actually more than I'd probably spend on a mobo, but it's not necessarily into enthusiast territory either. You've got 3 3.0 pci slots, 5 SATA 3 (awesome!), and I would recommend just a p67 mobo, but since I'm gonna recommend you get the new ivybridge processor, these z77 mobos take nice advantage of of what the ivybridge offers. But again, you could easily find a good mobo like this with a more sensible number of 3.0 pci slots and up to four SATA 3 ports and that would be just fine. Just make sure it's an 1155 board to fit your processor. I'm also just a fan of Gigabyte mobos, but a lot of people around here will probably recommend you go Asus which is also a good brand. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
Your PSU. Seasonic are well known for their PSU's. A bronze certified should be all you need really unless you're gonna start getting into raiding your video cards together or adding lots of additional hardware. I've got a 550 watt bronze certified PSU for my gaming rig and it's perfectly fine for all the stuff I do on it. This one's fully modular which I highly recommend. Even semimodular ones are better than totally nonmodular units. It's really nice not having a bunch of extra cables cluttering the inside of your PC. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
Your CPU. Brotha, treat yourself to the ivybridge processor by all means. This is the unlocked model, and you may never get into overclocking, but at least open yourself to the possibility to it. And the unlocked version performs slightly better anyway than the other ivybridge i5's. Intel's graphics aren't even that bad if you are gonna forego the dedicated video card. But still I recommend getting the video card. There's actually a video that shows Diablo 3 and the difference you can get with an average price video card vs. the onboard graphics with the HD 4000. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkhy5koNjqs&list=UUjTCFFq605uuq4YN4VmhkBA&index=4&feature=plcp
It's just nice to know that in case you can't afford the graphics card you want right off the bat, you could still rely on Intel's graphics and your mobo for video at least until you find the right graphics card for you. So here is the processor I recommend. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
Your drive. SSD's are priced awesome lately. And a great place to start is just with a 120gb one that's SATA 3. It may not seem like a lot of storage, but you're mostly just gonna put your OS on this thing as well as your most desired programs. Then you can invest in a larger drive, even an HDD, later if you need the storage. But don't rob yourself of a really fast drive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726
Your memory. I find the RAM market a bit iffy lately. Especially as 8gb sticks are still a tad uncommon and overpriced. The mobo I recommended to you can support ram speeds of around 2400mhz. This RAM here can be overclocked to run around 1600mhz. So it's not the most essential thing, but RAM is usually not very expensive, provided you understand just what you're getting out of it and what the limitations of RAM speeds and capacities are. I have 16gb of this here RAM and some people think that's overkill but my response to that would be that it is a cheap upgrade to do overtime and your mobo supports it so why the hell not? And I do find having all that extra RAM handy for my video recording stuff that I do. But you may wanna get some RAM that runs at least as fast as 2133mhz. Either way, it's a bit give or take. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
If you find that a bit pricey though, even the GTX 460 can max out D3 also and is more around 120-150 dollars. If you can afford the 560 though I recommend it cause if you're building this rig for real, you're gonna find yourself wanting to play more games on it besides D3. D3 is not that demanding a game hardware-wise, really. I mean, for 800 dollars at least, not counting the monitor or peripherals, you can build a screaming fast machine. The build I've presented to you here is way nicer than what I got and even I can max out games like Skyrim. Hope all this helps!
I've had 3 friends that build new pcs for diablo just before it released, I did it with all of them..
without listing specific components, this is how i would break it down
component - cost - what i look for
case - $50, anything with good reviews and looks good to you
motherboard - $100-$140, reliable brand, good reviews, USB 3.0 support
cpu - $150-$200, intel i5 or i7
videocard - $100-$250 - GeForce 560 for above 150 range or ATI for below 150 range
ram - $50 - 16GB of ram with good reviews
PSU - $50-$100 - 550w+, reliable brand, good reviews
so the components can add up from $500 to $800. I think the $500 computer will still be able to play diablo at max settings but you can adjust where you spend your money according to how you prioritize your components, whatever is more important to you.