New computer for Diablo 3

VioletCent

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Approximately purchase date: After Easter

Budget Range: Around $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Web browsing, non-fullHD movie, casual game

Parts not Required: Monitor, Hard drive, Speaker, Mouse and Keyboard

Preferred website for parts: newegg.com

Country: Australia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900. Will upgrade to a better one later.

Additional comments: The main reason for this new computer is to play Diablo 3. Part of that, this computer will be used to run some virtual machines for learning purpose.

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[Processor]
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

[Motherboard]
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

[Graphic card]
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125353

[Memory]
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

[Case]
COOLER MASTER Elite RC-331-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119188
or
COOLER MASTER Elite 371 (RC-371-KKN1) Black Steel / ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119241

[GSU]
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171052&Tpk=COOLER%20MASTER%20GX%20Series%20RS650

[Cooling]
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

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This is my first build, so not sure if they all are compatible. Really appreciate for any advice :)
 

VioletCent

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I though these would give a better performance? So any suggestion?


You mean PCI 3.0? What can I use it for?

As this computer will be used for the next 2 or 3 years. Possibly some minor upgrade will be done.

 

VioletCent

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So I keep the Z68? Also it looks like the Z68 is the lowest one I can get from the local stores in Melbourne.
It has a good price/performance rate?
 

yodagps

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I'm building a rig for diablo 3 too, making it better than i need for future proofing. The coolmaster psu tend to be a bit hit and miss, Id suggest getting a crosair...antec...a good brand. Stick with the 2500k or 2550k (depends on prices in your country) for future proofing. I was considering the 6850 too, but getting a 7850/560ti 448 or equivilent depending on prices; again for future proofing. So change the psu and if you upgrade your gpu it would be money well spent
 

begnme

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I am running Diablo 3 beta. Your build will work great with this game. Personally I like EVGA Nvidia cards. My PC has a GTX 460 and I run the beta at full graphics on a 28" monitor with great results. You can get that card at newegg for $125.
 

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