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Diablo III / 3

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by GreenFrog, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Thanks w/a, much appreciated. I'm gonna go with the ti. I'm getting close to picking out all my hardware..!!
     
  2. driveslowk

    driveslowk Well-Known Member

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    hey everyone!

    Excited to play D3 although I'm not sure how much time I'll be able to put into it. Haven't played any games for 5-6 years!

    Here's the old rig that I built:

    Intel q6600 (2.4ghz quad core)
    6gb of ram (ddr2)
    videocard is geforce 7600 gt
    two 24" monitors

    Will I be okay running D3 at max settings with just a video card upgrade or will I need to re-do the whole gig?

    Looking at two cards...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908
     
  3. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Well-Known Member

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    Make sure it's the 448 Core version with the 1280mb of ram. Not the normal Ti with only 1gb. BIG difference.



    I'd get the HD 6850. It's more powerful and really not much more money. The Q6600 and a HD6850 should be fine to run D3. If you want to play more demanding games (Skyrim, BF3, etc) then you'd need a new CPU and all that comes with it; mobo, ram, etc.

    *edit* Just saw a reddit post where a guy has a Q6600 and an HD6870 (not much faster than the 6850) and it runs D3 beta on max settings at a 1680x1050 res just fine.
     
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  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Here's my build:

    I have the Core i5 2500K CPU and the Asus P8z68-VLX motherboard.

    [​IMG]

    This should work, right?
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    That all looks good. Shouldn't have much trouble. Make sure you set the BIOS to AHCI rather than IDE (most seem to default to IDE) in order for your SSD to work properly.

    You may want to get some more case fans, a few Noctua 120mm fans should do the trick.

    *edit* just noticed you don't have an aftermarket cooler. The stock intel one BLOWS. Loud as hell and ineffective.
     
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  6. GreenFrog

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    Awesome. Order placed! :D
     
  7. driveslowk

    driveslowk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot, really appreciate it! I'm probably not going to play other games.

    edit: nvm

    Excited to play this! What class is everyone starting wtih?
     
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  8. Imhoff

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    I'm thinking of starting with a demon hunter or wizard.
     
  9. GreenFrog

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    I'm gonna go for the barbarian
     
  10. GreenFrog

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    Oh man... building a new gaming rig costs so much money :(

    And I just moved so I had to buy furniture, register my car and other shit.

    My credit card bill this month is going to be absolutely butt-fuckingly terrible.

    I guess on the flip side, this computer setup will last me for years.
     
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  11. GreenFrog

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    Just saw your edit. I did some research and people say that Nexus makes the quietest fans, so I'm thinking of getting two of these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835610006


    Also, people say you don't need an aftermarket cooler for the i5 2500k unless you're over clocking it. Do you think I should still get an aftermarket one if all I'm going to do is play games?
     
  12. xCrunchx

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    just be careful because you aren't going to want to run it at 1680x1050 but rather 1920x1080/1200
     
  13. whiteslashasian

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    Since you're going for quiet, the stock cooler is anything but. It is loud as fuck when spinning up and is all but effective when playing intense games. Do yourself a favor and at least get something like a Hyper 212+ for around $20.
     
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  14. hoozah

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    I'm all over that witch doctor :) and is it me or does the Monk seem... neglected in terms of skills compared to the others?
     
  15. driveslowk

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    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master...YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333300634&sr=8-1

    hyper cooler 212+ for $23 on amazon
     
  16. GreenFrog

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    Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm leaning towards the hyper 212 EVO for now. It's available at my local micro center so I'm gonna head up there to pick one up pretty soon.

    I'm posting my build on the anandtech forums and they're all saying that getting case fans is unnecessary if my main priority is noise and i won't be over clocking.. regardless, I'm probably going to get a couple antec true quiet 120/140 fans at the MC when I'm there.
     
  17. driveslowk

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    How are the demon hunters? I used to play the amazon in D2, thinking of trying out the sorc this time.
     
  18. GreenFrog

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    i was originally inclined to play the monk first, but when i saw a video of his higher level skills, i was seriously underwhelmed and disappointed. he seemed like a weak ass bitch lol.

    the barbarian is such a badass :slayer:
     
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    Wow, even I think this thread reeks of nerdom. ;)

    In other words, I approve.
     
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