Diablo® III

Buying Husband Desktop for D3

17 Blood Elf Priest
130
Posts: 52
Hi everyone,
I'm buying my husband a new desktop for D3 because his laptop has an integrated graphics card and cannot play D3, which is horrible because he has been looking forward to D3 for a decade.

I found this on Craigslist for $450, and I think if I buy a different graphics card it would be perfect for D3:

Any advice is greatly appreciated

--Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 (non-k)
--1Tb (1024gb) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 7200rpm hard drive.
--Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1 Oem w/Product Key and Recovery Media.
--4gb ddr3 1333Mhz Crucial Ballistix (2x2gb).
--ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (has pci-x16, pci, and pci-x1).
--Rosewill FBM-01 Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case (120mm intake fan, 80mm exhaust with room for 120mm side fan as needed).
--SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA
--COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply. Again, this has 38A total 12v power and 1 pci-x 6-pin power cable to power a huge discrete graphics card.
Reply Quote
Sounds like a great running machine. If you have the money to shell out for it, I would say go for it :).
Reply Quote
Nice price.. shouldn't have any issues running D3

Btw.. you're so nice... buying your husband a computer :)
Reply Quote
100 Blood Elf Paladin
9210
Posts: 23,607
Wow, your husband is so lucky. :(

Seller is lying by the way, about the power supply.

Due to 1 pci-e power plug, you can only get a budget graphics card. That CoolerMaster Elite power supply isn't all that great either, which even more restricts what you can get.

Does this PC come with an OS?
Reply Quote
17 Blood Elf Priest
130
Posts: 52
Kalganized, it should come with an OS because it was used by the owner, but I do not know which one. When I contact the person I will certainly ask.
Reply Quote
90 Human Warrior
10705
Posts: 268
Does anyone you know know how to build computers? You can build a budget - $700 computer than can run D3 on ultra pretty easily. (of course it's not worth the trouble if you don't know someone whose experienced)

P.S. if you do buy that, scoop up a GTX 550 for like 129.99, you can run d3 on ultra with that computer and a GTX 550 GPU. Installing a Graphics Card is alot easier than you think. I can help you if you do need help with a new graphics card.


--Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1 Oem w/Product Key and Recovery Media.


^Also it comes with Windows 7 Professional OS as stated above.

Just another heads up, I just built this computer NEW on newegg.com for $641.94, and while $450 is a good deal, you have to remember you have no Warranty and Refund if that computer malfunctions.

Anyways, reply here if you want my help ;)
Edited by Skylerqt#1144 on 5/17/2012 10:31 AM PDT
Reply Quote
100 Blood Elf Paladin
9210
Posts: 23,607
Yeah, I missed it.

That said...
Due to a crap power supply, best I can recommend is a Radeon 6770, maybe HD 7770.
Edited by Ehrengarde#1143 on 5/17/2012 10:33 AM PDT
Reply Quote
17 Blood Elf Priest
130
Posts: 52
Rarityz,
You built a custom PC for $641.94, is that including the OS? Because that is something I would be interested in.
Edited by Raum#1309 on 5/17/2012 11:10 AM PDT
Reply Quote
100 Blood Elf Paladin
9210
Posts: 23,607
If you are willing to build your own, check this out:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4850585139#7
Reply Quote
17 Blood Elf Priest
130
Posts: 52
Thx I appreciate it, I'm looking now.
Reply Quote

Please report any Code of Conduct violations, including:

Threats of violence. We take these seriously and will alert the proper authorities.

Posts containing personal information about other players. This includes physical addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and inappropriate photos and/or videos.

Harassing or discriminatory language. This will not be tolerated.

Forums Code of Conduct

Report Post # written by

Reason
Explain (256 characters max)

Reported!

[Close]