Originally Posted by Nukem
But your not making sense... If you want to play Diablo III, then in the future, maybe something else more powerful... WHY LIMIT YOURSELF NOW?!?!
pick a budget; build the system, and be happy. Just because a machine is "overkill" for a game, doesn't mean it's not going to work!
If all goes well, your going to get it built, start playing it and then realize you F***ed up and didn't make a strong enough for something else...
In other words, think outside the bun, and don't limit yourself to a single game when doing this.
Between roarks build list and mine I have to agree with you nukem.
I think mostly everyone in this thread wants hm to get a good build for his dollars.
You have choices between the core i3 sandy bridge and this list including the recent amd fx4120- through hexa-core editions.
Hands down the Phenom series would chew right through a dual core I3 and still have a good amount of processing power for other usages.
I foud once case the other day and that would have put you at around 530.0
Pick the main components and what you can do without for the next few months.
If you want build around on a low buget I should go back a few posts and show you my celeron d 347 build up.
Only scraping on in with 140.00 it was enough to have something enjoyable and the gaming meh but who cares about that....