Diablo® III

New D3 Budget RIG

Using Kalganized's great thread (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4850585139) I made some slight modifications (case, reused an old HD) and built a nice D3 budget rig for exactly 364.61. Able to almost max D3 on 1920x1080 minus AA. Just wanted to share and hope that this may help those with a tight budget!

Setup:
Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153)

Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409)

SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151086)

ASUS HD7750-1GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7750 1GB (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633)

ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157315)

LITE-ON DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189)
Edited by inhaber#1441 on 5/30/2012 1:53 PM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
8895
I would consider upping the CPU to Pentium G630 or even i3-2120, but if your budget can't be stretched any further, what you have picked out will give you great D3 performance. But do consider lowering CPU-bound options (like physics).

Note that 300W power supply is designed for use with 7750 only. If you are going to ever get a new graphics card upgrade, you will also need a new power supply.

Seems like you are missing RAM and some other stuff.
Edited by Ehrengarde#1143 on 5/30/2012 1:47 PM PDT
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05/30/2012 01:46 PMPosted by Kalganized
Note that 300W power supply is designed for use with 7750 only. If you are going to ever get a new graphics card upgrade, you will also need a new power supply.


Very true. I kept this in the back of my mind while I was building this rig. I also thought about upping the CPU, though at 50 dollars it's going to be a great placeholder for months. Thanks for helping new builders like myself!

Added RAM doh, still included in the price I gave.
Edited by inhaber#1441 on 5/30/2012 1:53 PM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Looks good. I assume you dealt with the OS issue. The build would absolutely destroy any other $380ish pre-built PCs in gaming all day and night.
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The only issue I had while building this was with the 4 pin connector. It barely reaches the mobo. I'm pretty sure it's just due to the fact that the case uses a bottom mounted PSU.
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Yeah. The case I recommended with the power supply was a top-mounted setup. The reviews state that the 24-pin ATXpower plug / CPU power plug is bit on a short side and may have a problem with a bottom-mounted PSU case.
Edited by Ehrengarde#1143 on 5/30/2012 2:06 PM PDT
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