Sorry been too busy playing the game for the past week.
But anyway if 300-500 is your budget, then don't bother getting a new computer. Because it would be pretty pointless to throw that money to a computer that is only good for web-surfing and office use.Also when we talk about a new cpu, it usually means a new PC, because you would need a new motherboard to go with it, since you can't just socket that cpu on to your current computer, it's not compatible. So getting a CPU will be no use to you at all.
I would suggest getting a mainstream video card for now. From the sound of it, you are not a avid gamer, so anything between 100-150 would suit you well. Save the rest of the money and spend 800 dollars on a decent pc (with ssd) later down the road, but continue using that video card.
A 700-800 PC would basically consist of the following:
CPU: 3750K ($200)
Motherboard; Depends on the sale, but usually a budget motherboard that is bundled with the CPU can be had for $100
Memory: 8gb ($50)
Powersupply: a good Corsair 650HX is about 100
Computer Case: A budget one with pretty good cooling can be had for $50 or less (I've seen Antec 300 going for 40, Zalman Z9 at 50)
CPU cooler: a very popular budget one is the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ ($25)
DVD drive: ($15)
Windows 7: ($100)
Crucial M4 128gb SSD: (i've seen as low as $120)
Regular 1TB HDD: ($100)
And that is around $860, if you add in the 150 dollar GPU you buy right now, a total just a bit over 1000. But that gives you a very nice computer (with ssd) that will last you years. You could salvage your current desktop's parts, such as the powersupply (if its good), the dvd drive, the regular harddrive, That will definitely save you money. You can even use your current case if you really want to (but it will be a pain to take everything out and put it together again). As for components, you could get a cheaper cpu, and save 30-40 on that, and if you already have windows, you'll save money on that as well.
All in all, spending 500 dollars on a computer is definitely not worth your money especially since you already have a desktop and a laptop working fine for your regular use. What you need and what you want right now is a gaming pc.
I need a help on which one should i buy so i can play diablo well not in slow motion.
(I'm not good at all on knowing about computer OS, processor, grap. card, and more)
Right now I can play diablo III using my old computer i bought it last 2008 still when i play with my friend it become slow motion specially when i and my friend cast a spell... Oh you won't like it at all ..
Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz 64-bitOS
Driver: Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Chip:Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Question: So now can anyone give a suggestion or advice what should i buy so i can play diablo 3 on steady phase not on slow motion either slow or high settings.
Question: My friend told me that i should buy this thing (http://www.amazon.co...37304328&sr=1-1) is it good to buy it for my diablo 3 will i get that slow motion phase again if i'm using this thing ??
I hope someone can help me i'm expecting you guys are honest not like on the other forum they just want my money....
Hi, your friend suggested a cpu... which means that you will have to basically build a new computer (CPU and motherboard goes hand in hand). Whats your budget? If you are not short on cash, a new computer would be very nice.
Your computer is not a laptop right? Usually the word express in my mind links to laptops. But either way, you are not going to run diablo nicely with a 4 year old computer thats running on integrated graphics.
The quickest fix and cheapest fix would be spending 80-100 dollars and getting a videocard (assuming yours is a desktop).
I would suggest AMD 7750, AMD 6770, Nvidia 550ti. Whichever that is on sale. Those 3 cards should be able to max diablo 3. I am assuming you have a decent monitor with 1080p resolution.
If a 100 dollars is still too much for you, 6670 should do very well for 70ish, or if you want better, Nvidia 460gtx, AMD 6650, or Nvidia 560ti gtx are from 150-180
I did not suggest better cards because putting a nice card on a 4 year old system is... just don't do it.
Anyhow that is the quick fix. If you are looking for long term, and also to be able to play more demanding games, you could look into getting a new computer, Either build it with help of a friend, or pick the hardwares and get your local computer hardware store to build it for you. The cpu your friend suggested is one of the newest released cpus at the 300 price point. But I don't think it's for you, considering you have used your current computer for 4 years, the 3570K is more than enough, and you save $100.
Is the emphasis on processors or video cards for D3?
Anyone have any insight to my above post?
Hey there, thats that difficult question. I personally believe that Blizzard put a pretty equal spread of performance between CPU and GPU, maybe more on the CPU, since gpu performances (between different levels and generations) vary on a much greater scale than cpus.
Your CPU should be no problem, and your video card will also do the job (medium)
The 9800gt is almost identical to the 8800gt in terms of performance (but runs cooler and more efficient). However, you have to realize that gamespot test was done in town with little or no action. You should expect your fps to drop if you are actually playing, so that is why I say a medium should be fine.
If you are looking for more in D3, in terms of performance and also eye candies (AA and etc). A 100 dollar video card should be fine. You can probably find older cards like 460 gtx at 130 (It's better than 550ti), and 6770 around 80. Newer cards around that price point would probably be a 7750. You won't see any low end 600 series cards from Nvidia for a little while though.
I would suggest to try it out with your current 9800gt, and then decide how much of a performance boost you want. I mean the game is coming out in a few hours right?
the 6850 will definitely max d3 on a 1080 monitor. If you are not looking to play games that are too graphics intensive (crysis, metro 2033, shogun total war), it will be fine. Also, if your powersupply is anything 500w or more, you should be fine.
It's a really good deal too, with a free game and free shipping. My friend got his 6850 last Jan, and it was 190 i believe.
Edit: I should've said maxing graphics intensive games would be very difficult, but if you are willing to play on medium or lower resolutions, its still doable
Hi Snake, sorry to say but there's a couple of your points I believe is a little mis-informed, but I know we all here to help.
First off, a 550ti in no way outperforms a 470 gtx performance wise. It only outperforms a 470 gtx in terms of temp and noise (or underperform i should say), and that's because Nvidia stumbled releasing the first Fermi generation and rushed it so damn hot and power hungry. In terms of performance, 470 gtx is basically at the 560ti level.
Secondly, the power supply, for a single card system (not those 6990 or 590s of course) with overclocking, 650w plenty, a 550w will probably be enough. I dont know what the geek squad dude is running, but something doesn't add up. A good 650w can run 6850 in crossfire.
But of course more is better for future upgrade, if you see sli/crossfire as an option, then get 850w. If not, then 750w and 650w is really a struggle with budget and what other fancy stuff you got in the case.
Lastly AMD vs Intel... it's one of those complicated questions that I dont like to get into, but since its Siaynoq getting the pc, and he is looking for an Upgrade. i'll offer my opinion on that.
Get Sandy Bridge if you dont need multi threading, the 2500k is of great value and performance, uses very little power, and overclocks great because it runs really cool.
If you do need multi-threading, then it's a matter of how much, and the budget, because 2600k is a little bit pricey for your budget, but it's still a very good chip
So while AMD is cheaper, a 150 AMD chip won't offer Siaynoq much improvement from his old i5, so I think the 2500k and above is the only choice he's got.
Oh to Siaynoq, that mobo you have is micro-atx, so definitely not something you want. I will give you some suggestions through messaging, and don't use hwcompare to compare videocards, it rarely gives you the full picture. Search for reviews or use Anandtech's GPU benchmark
1100 is a little tight, especially when you want new tech.
A lot of people are looking forward to Ivy Bridge, and from how prices for Sandy Bridge has changed (which is not much if at all), most of the price declining over the past year has come from the motherboards.
I believe Ivy Bridge will be using a new socket, and the new motherboards will also have PCI 3.0 (though it's not like we need it for another few years). So I can see it's motherboards being a little bit pricey, but the CPUs will be reasonably priced.
There's also the issue with motherboard levels. Back last year when SB first launched, there were only the P67 and H67 series, and a half a year later they released the Z68 series, which was a combination of the previous 2. So hopefully Intel can release the complete line-up of motherboards this time.
On the other hand, Nivida's kepler won't offer you much options since they will probably only have 1 or 2 video card out (in the 300 range), so it's very likely that you'll still be looking at the 500s.
Last but not least, lets see your rig!
(I'll be off to bed tonight but will check this thread tomorrow and see if i can help you find some deals)
I see, good for you for building a new rig, I love building new PCs
The 550Ti won't be a good idea since it'll be more like a downgrade than your 460, from what I see it is consistently below 460 by about 10%. Even though you are not looking for a significant upgrade, I think you should at least get a 560 ti to make the move somewhat worthwhile
Is there a budget for your PC? and is it something you want to do right away?
The reason why I ask that is if you are willing to wait another 2 months (a long time i know) you would be able to get Ivy Bridge from Intel, and possibly Kepler from Nvidia. But of course your budget will go up.
So if your goal is to build the best damn budget gaming machine, Sandy Bridge is plenty of power, and there's lots of good deals on the market. Heck if you are not playing much games, you can just use SB's internal graphics and hold on until you find a good videocard deal (just make sure your motherboard supports SB's internal graphics)
Hey Slaynoq, is there's a reason why you want to get a new card? like a certain game that's struggling?
Because to be honest, I dont see how a 560 will be worth it, you won't notice any improvements, and you have to go through the trouble of selling your 460 for much less and putting in extra money to get a new card.
If you are set on getting a new video card, I see 4 options:
1. if your motherboard and psu allows you, maybe get another 460.
2. It is rumoured that AMD is releasing their 7800s early march. They will still be out of your price range, but the performance may be able to justify the extra cost. It is also likely that prices of other cards will drop. If nothing is stressing your card, maybe wait a bit more.
3. Currently the cheapest for a 560ti I can find in Canada is 199.99 after mail in rebate, if you are in the US, i'm sure you can find very good deals on it, and might be able to get a 560ti within your budget.
4. 2nd hand cards... I dont like them just because sometimes warranty don't carry over, and you dont know what the owner did to the card. But there's a nice 2nd hand market at this time since AMD's new 7970 and 7950 just came out, and many are upgrading and selling off their old card, so you might find some good stuff.
Personally, performance wise, I would go at least 570 gtx level to make the upgrade worthwhile
All the rest of your suggestions made me spend more money, but somehow the 1600mhz ram is 1 dollar cheaper than its 1333mhz counterpart on newegg. Weird.
As for the SSD, I think 64 gb is a good size for me. I will probably have at most 1 game on it at a time, as a lot of the time I just play 1 game religiously for a while, take if off my computer and then find a new game to worship.
And sinze 160GB ones cost twice as much, I think i will be happy with 64 Gbs.
hah Im sure you'll be happy with the PC, and expect to spend less than you intentionally estimated, since the holiday seasons bring great deals, just have to find them. Especially sometimes there's these motherboard+cpu bundles, as long as its 2600k, which is what you want, most bundled motherboards are fine (Asus and gigabyte does this a lot it seems)
For the ssd, I think you'll be fine. The crucial m4 128gb or the intel 310 120gb are good choices if you ever think about going for more. In August intel had a $40 rebate on their ssds, I got my ssd (Intel 510 120gb) then, at $270, and received the rebate just 2 weeks ago, so intel's mail in rebates are not that bad. I chose the Crucial M4 128gb ssd for a friend last weekend, and it was $190. The lowest I see Intel's 320 120gb is about $200. These are Canadian prices, but should be very similar to american prices. So if you see better prices than that, maybe you can think about it.
I think for your memory, 1600mhz are the mainstream now and are deadcheap, so why not.
And look for deals on ssds, i personally feel 64gb is a little small, its definitely enough for windows + some important programs + diablo 3. but that'll probably be it. Since D3 is probably going to be 10gb+ and you always want free space on C drive due to continuous updates in the future.
But thats just what I feel, a lot of people have used 60gb ssd for C with no problem and plenty of space. Just depends on how you use it, how many games you are going to install (ssd doesn't increase fps at all, just the load and tab-in/tab-out time).
I am thinking of building a new computer soon, probably wait for after thanksgiving sales, and i was wondering if anybody can find any problems with this build.
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout Atx mid tower - $100
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe (Rev 3.0) LGA 1155 -$225
GPU: Sapphire 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 -$150
CPU: Intel i7-2600k -$320
CPU fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 -$30
RAM: Gskill Ripjaws x series 6GB DDR3 1333 -$48
PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W -$80
Hard Drives: Seagate Barracuda St31000524AS 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s -$140
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III SSD -$150
Monitor: ASUS [email protected]$^H Glossy BLack 24" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LC. -$230
CD Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST SATA DVD Burner -$20
Total: $1300-$1400 depending on the current prices on newegg.
I was wondering if everything in this build is okay. I am really unsure about motherboards and GPU's, so did I pick two decent ones or are there better deals for products that perform about the same? I also don't have a strict price range, so if anybody has any suggestions that are slightly more expensive, I would not be opposed to them.
I am planning on using this for gaming, CAD use and everyday uses like web browsing and word.
Hey I built my computer this summer, and with a 2500K and a Asus Z68 board in a storm scout case.
Don't get the storm scout, i got mine for 60 dollars on sale, but i still regret it. The case is too small for larger videocards, regular 6950 and 6970 won't fit, and some of the larger 580s will also have trouble. 690 II advanced would probably be a better choice.
By the way you can not have 6gb ram for sandybridge, its either 4 or 8 (dual channel)
I think a z68 board would be a better choice. Many of the z68 boards have a hdmi outlet, and utilizes sandybridge's integrated video card. In the future if you are changing videocards or making it a HTPC, you can run this pc without a videocard.
I was just building a pc for my friend over the weekend, and we spent $2500 with the same cpu, cooler, ssd as you. ASUS P8Z68-V PRO board, and a MSI 580gtx lightning(it sure is sexy, but quite expensive). We also got a pair of corsair memory instead of the g.skill one (10 dollar difference at the store), the rep told us the g.skill ram had high return rates, not sure how high, or how much difference, but I know corsair's a reputable brand, and their blue ram matches the intel motherboard's colour scheme.
We also got a 750w corsair HX powersupply, i think you should get 650w, 550 is going to be enough for you, but 650w will let you overclock your cpu as well as crossfire your 6850 in the future if you feel like it. But if you want to do more than that, get 750w to be safe.
Lastly, for videocards, 6850 is definitely enough to run d3, but if you are planning to run some of the new games, like battlefield and skyrim at 1080, its better to go up a level for a 560ti or 6950 to ensure a smooth gaming experience