Diablo® III

Worth Buying a New Computer

I'm trying to decide whether I should use my old PC(2004 Dell) and add the necessary parts to play D3 or buy an entirely new computer compatible for playing. I'm on a tight budget but love the game. I typically like to buy my own parts but it looks like I'll have to purchase pretty much everything new in order to play.
Here are the old specs...
Dell Dimension 3000 (Celeron D 2.4GHz, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, XP Home) specifications
General
Type Personal computer
Product Form Factor Micro tower
Built-in Devices Modem
Width 7.2 in
Depth 16.8 in
Height 14.5 in
Weight 22.9 lbs
Processor
Type Intel Celeron D 320 / 2.53 GHz
Installed Qty 1.0
Max Supported Qty 1.0
Mainboard
Chipset type Intel 865GV
Data bus speed 533.0 MHz
Cache Memory
Type L2 cache
Installed Size 256.0 KB
Cache Per Processor 256 KB
Environmental Parameters
Min operating temperature 50.0 °F
Max operating temperature 95.0 °F
Operating humidity range 10 - 90%
Sound emission 50.0 dBA
RAM
Installed Size 1.0 GB
Technology DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed 333.0 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance PC3200
Form Factor DIMM 184-pin
Features Dual channel memory architecture
Storage Controller
Type 1.0 x IDE - Integrated
Controller Interface Type ATA-100
Storage Controller (2nd)
Type None
Storage
Floppy Drive None
Hard Drive 1.0 x 40.0 GB - Standard - ATA-100 - 7200.0 rpm
Hard Drive (2nd) None x None
Optical Storage
Type CD-ROM - IDE
Read Speed 48x
Optical Storage (2nd)
Type None
Storage Removable
Type None
Capacity None
Monitor
Monitor Type Display - CRT
Diagonal Size 17.0 in
Viewable Size 16.0 in
Max Resolution 1024 x 768 ( XGA )
Pixel Pitch 0.27 mm
Graphics Controller
Type Integrated
Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 2.0
Max Monitors Supported 1.0
Audio Output
Type Sound card - Integrated
Audio Adapter Integrated AC97
Compliant Standards AC '97
Speaker(s) 2.0 x Right / left channel
Input Device
Type Keyboard , Mouse
Audio Input
Type None
Telecom
Modem None - PCI - Internal
Max Transfer Rate 56.0 Kbps
Networking
Networking Network adapter - Integrated
Data Link Protocol Ethernet , Fast Ethernet
Printer
Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays 1.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x Front accessible - 3.5" x 1/3H , 2.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x Internal - 3.5" x 1/3H , 1.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x Front accessible - 5.25" x 1/2H
Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 (total) / 0.0 (free) x Memory - DIMM 184-pin , 2.0 (total) / 3.0 (free) x PCI - Socket 478 , 3.0 (total) / 1.0 (free) x Processor
Interfaces 1.0 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Headphones - Output - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) , 6.0 x Hi-Speed USB - Input - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Parallel - Generic - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) , 1.0 x Audio - Line-in - 4 pin USB Type A , 1.0 x Network - VGA - RJ-45 , 1.0 x Serial - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - Mini-phone 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Audio - RS-232C - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) , 1.0 x Display / video - Line-out - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Mouse - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm , 1.0 x Microphone - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
Miscellaneous
Cables Included ( 1.0 pcs.) , ( 1.0 pcs.)
Compliant Standards APM
Power
Device Type Power supply
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided 250.0 Watt
Operating System / Software
OS Provided Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Software Drivers & Utilities , Corel WordPerfect Productivity Pack , Microsoft Money
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support 90 days warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 90 days - On-site
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Celeron D is too old and atrociously weak. It's time for a new PC.

Check this guide out for buying / building a new PC:
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4850585139
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Figured as much...Thanks for the link
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