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    Building my first computer!

    Hello all, i'm going to step up and build a new rig (90% for gaming). I doubt i'll be picking up a lot of titles so i'll be focusing on playing Diablo 3 with the highest possible settings. Cost is not a huge issue, but i'd like to possibly cap around $1,500?

    I found this youtube video in which some people from newegg assembled a rig specify for Diablo 3. They had a link for their parts.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu..._-na-_-na-_-na

    I'm a complete noob when it comes to computers so i'll be seeking help from my brother to build the computer. What are your thoughts? Will this be plenty for Diablo 3 on highest settings? Would upping the GPU to the 680 have any effect?

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    Personally I'd use a different case because I really dislike the look of the HAF series cases. But really, that is up to you whether you like it or not.

    I would change the power supply. I'd take a Corsair HX/AX 650 or a Seasonic M12II 620 Bronze.

    The motherboard is also a thing to think about, I prefer Asus. Call it personal preference or bias, the actual differences are minor to non-existent. The Asrock Z77 Extreme4 is a fine piece of kit mind, and does look really good too.
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    Last edited by Hethor; 2012-06-13 at 01:07 AM.

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    Here is my take on your build, with notes to follow.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1377.75
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-13 00:21 EDT-0400)

    1. I took everything from Newegg, as that seems like where you would want to shop from.
    2. I changed your CPUHS to a Noctua D14 because it is one of the best air coolers out.
    3. I changed your RAM to a set from Mushkin that is much lower voltage.
    4. I changed your HDD choice to a Samsung F3 because its cheaper and just as if not more reliable.
    5. I dropped your GPU to a GTX 670 because the 680 is overkill, and if you OC the 670, you can get 680 performance.
    6. I changed your case to something a bit less $$$, but is quite enjoyable to work with. There are a couple more choices in and around the same price range that I think are quite nice. This of course is a preference point, and should be noted as such.
    7. The prices above reflect price after shipping costs are tallied in.

    Have fun with your build, and I hope this helped.
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    I appreciate your changes. I'm going to finalize everything soon, but I believe I'm going with your changes.. Thanks a bunch .

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139011

    This my friend is a tower you want.

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    Good choice with the 3570k. I bought mine last week and I love it.

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    I looked at the cases and I think I've fallen in love with the Corsair 600t White.. very nice looking.

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