Diablo® III

Budget PC, No idea if its able to play D3...

85 Undead Warrior
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Hey, just like everyone else on the fourm im excited about Diablo 3. Im running WoW on my Emachines EL 1333G with decent graphics which leads me to believe its able to run D3 even on its lowest graphics. Can anyone support that or tell me what i need to purchase in order to play it even on the lowest graphics? Iv done research but found nothing...

Spec :
Model: emachines El 1333G
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1660
RAM: 2.1 GB
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
Video Card: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Free Disk Space: 379.6 GB

Thanks!
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I believe if you can play wow you just might be able to run d3 on the lowest settings but... DAYMN that is OLD. I recently upgraded from my Q6600 quad core. I don't know how you do it......
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The problem is, on diablo games you will face a lot of enemies at the sametimes, with a lot of spells and stuff going on at the same time..so that might slow down your computer.

You will have to see, maybe blizzard will give you the option to make diablo 3 look verry ugly like starcraft 2 on LOWEST.
Edited by Xenogears on 1/10/2012 2:33 PM PST
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85 Undead Warrior
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Yea, im not even playing WoW on the lowest settings. My resolution is at 1024x768 and most things on fair/good. Any graphics cards that would work in my computer that are a decent upgrade?
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The problem is, on diablo games you will face a lot of enemies at the sametimes, with a lot of spells and stuff going on at the same time..so that might slow down your computer.

You will have to see, maybe blizzard will give you the option to make diablo 3 look verry ugly like starcraft 2 on LOWEST.


Oi, SC2 on lowest = PRO mode.
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Start over for sure... emachines is total garbage to begin with (from FutureShop I'm guessing).

On a budget get any 2nd gen intel i3 or i5 with a GTX 460 as your GPU (don't skimp on the power supply). 4gb ram is fine these days, 7200rpm HDD is a plus.

Optical drive can be re-used if it's eSata and not IDE. If building from scratch you can probably re-use your case unless it's really compact, usually the GPU fitting is the problem.


Edit: If you're from Canada order from NCIX.com or tigerdirect.ca, those are usually the best prices. Newegg is garbage in Canada and so is amazon.
Edited by Mercanyin on 1/10/2012 2:49 PM PST
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85 Troll Druid
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Mind including an estimated price?
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I used to play WoW on a 400mhz machine with 256 RAM and a 4 meg video card. That was in 2004! I never did raids though, that would have been impossible.


Anyway, D3 runs like crap when stuff starts being destroyed (the physics does it) on my machine at a similar setup, at the lowest settings possible. Otherwise it runs smooth. Don't anticipate Blizzard to "polish" their engine any.

You might want more RAM, don't know though. I think the highest I've seen my RAM usage while playing D3 (on windows XP) was at around 1.3 gigs. This is with a minimal RAM setup on my computer (lots of services shut off, low memory programs).

Look forward to picking up a new computer.

Edit - I'm reluctant to build a new computer, but I've been setting money aside for one just incase I needed one for D3. Considering all the stuttering I get while killing stuff or even just destroying barrels, that definitely means new computer time!
Edited by Aspie on 1/10/2012 2:53 PM PST
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85 Troll Druid
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Aspie, im guessing you play on the Beta?
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01/10/2012 02:56 PMPosted by Smilinmongo
Aspie, im guessing you play on the Beta?
Yeah, anyone with the icon I have has access to the beta.
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01/10/2012 02:49 PMPosted by Smilinmongo
Mind including an estimated price?


CANADIAN PRICES ONLY, DIFFERENT MARKET THAN USA, UNDERSTAND?

I literally just facerolled through NCIX as fast as possible and this is what I came up with. You can easily do better on price but you need to put in some time to get the best deal.

Egghead nerds are going to hate on me no matter what I write.

$97.98 Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM 3.5IN SATA Internal Hard Drive OEM
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58402&vpn=WD5000AAKX&manufacture=Western%20Digital%20WD

$114.99 (after MIR) Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 Z68 DDR3 3PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 HDMI DVI SLI SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=61004&vpn=GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1297

$133.86 Intel Core i3 2100 Dual Core Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 3MB
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=58339&vpn=BX80623I32100&manufacture=Intel

$139.99 (after MIR) EVGA GeForce GTX 460 823MHZ 1024MB 4GHZ GDDR5 SLI Ready 2DVI Mini HDMI PCI-E Video Card

$123.79 Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan 5 Year Warranty
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=62826&vpn=CP-9020003-NA&manufacture=Corsair

$25 Corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance 4GB 1X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=57079&vpn=CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9&manufacture=Corsair

$119.98 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT SP1 DVD OEM
http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=45271&vpn=GFC-02050&manufacture=Microsoft

Unless you have a retail copy of Windows 7.... pre-installed windows machines (such as e-machines) are OEM and can only be installed on a single machine, not transferred. People will likely argue there's ways around it.

$755.59 CDN +tax +shipping, bring your own case, optical drive, monitor, keyboard/mouse.


Again you can easily cut down $1-200 if you put in some time and effort.

The other option is to buy another POS pre-built and upgrade the video card and power supply but that'll be up to you.
Edited by Mercanyin on 1/10/2012 3:12 PM PST
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http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-unsupported-video-card-list

i dont see your card on this list, but that could change.
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i take that back i see your card as unsupported. sorry bud.
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01/10/2012 03:15 PMPosted by Fen
2.1 gb of ram


yeah i saw that too hahaha
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$123.79 Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan 5 Year Warranty


Enthusiast series for an i3 and a 460? What are you trying to pull?
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90 Orc Warrior
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I recently built a new budget rig. It cost around $700 or so w/o taxes. You could probably build a cheaper one. I personally found the cheapest prices at http://www.directcanada.com/. Here are my specs.

case: NZXT M59
PSU: NZXT Hale 82 (650W)
Mobo: asus M4A88T-V Evo
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
GPU: EVGA GTX 550 Ti

Plus a Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard drive and cheap optical drive.

Don't cheat on the Power Supply by getting a real crappy one. Might as well get one that you can rely on. None of these parts are overly expensive and should carry through the next few years if you plan on playing Blizz games. I've been playing WoW, SC2 and Skyrim on all max setting without OC'ing.

Hope this helps.

*edit for typo
Edited by Ryazz on 1/10/2012 4:22 PM PST
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