Diablo® III

What specs should I get?

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I am currently graduating and as a graduation present my father has offered to buy me a new computer. He asked me what kind I wanted and I wasn't sure what to tell him, so he just told me to give him the specs I want on the computer.

I am not really a computer wiz by any means so I was hoping for advice on what to ask for, any suggestions?
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Here are some example builds based on different price range:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4850585139#7
Edited by Ehrengarde#1143 on 5/22/2012 6:13 PM PDT
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05/22/2012 06:13 PMPosted by Kalganized
Here are some example builds based on different price range:


This Guide was extremely helpful, and I picked out a build of my own.
I was wanting some feedback on it and had a couple of questions

First off build:

CPU
Intel i5-3450

Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard

Ram sticks
Cosair Vengeance 2x4GB 240 Pin

Graphics Card
GeForce GTX 670

Hard Drive
Western Digital RE4 500GB 7200 RPM

Case
Case Coolmaster HAF 912

OS
Windows 7 64-bit

first question: Is all this stuff compatible with eachother? I am afraid to try and figure this out myself as I am sure I will miss something or screw it up

2nd question: I am not planning to overclock, do I need a cooling system?

3rd Question: Do you have a recommended power supply model for this set-up?

I know this is alot to ask, but I would really appreciate some feed back
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85 Undead Warlock
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that setup probably needs a 600-700 watt psu but I might be overestimating on how much power you need

when it comes to psu's I always get more just to be safe
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that setup probably needs a 600-700 watt psu but I might be overestimating on how much power you need

when it comes to psu's I always get more just to be safe


I found a good model to match that, thank you very much. that only leaves 2 questions =P
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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1. If you aren't ever going to overclock (you won't, seeing you chose i5-3450), then take the B75 motherboard unless you NEED to do SLi/CrossFireX

2. Western Digital drivers are overpriced. Look for other drives.

3. There is a power supply recommended in the guide. 500W is enough.

4. You do not need a 3rd party CPU cooler since you will not overclock.

5. You need a DVD drive to install the OS. I assume you have it taken care of.

Otherwise, they look great, and will be compatible.
Edited by Ehrengarde#1143 on 5/22/2012 7:52 PM PDT
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