Hi everyone, my fiance is a huge Diablo fan and is planning on building a new gaming PC prior to release and his budget is 500-700. However I know he's way too busy (full time student/full time employment) to do this before Diablo 3 comes out so I've decided to build him one as an early birthday present. Except for the mouse, keyboard, and monitor he is absolutely not picky at all. I've done some research but most of this is beyond my understanding. I really don't know much about computers =/
Anyways, I've read some great things about the i5 2500k so I wanted to build around that. I found this build but am not sure if there's anything currently out that's better for the same price or if there are cost effective alternatives. Also we don't have a prior computer (both have laptops) to upgrade instead so this will be completely new. Thanks in advance I appreciate everything!
CPU-i5 2500k $180http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0354589
Motherboard-Asrock H61M/U3S3 $70http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 61M%2fU3S3
Ram-PNY Optima DDR3 1333 8gb $41http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1333%208gb
Video Card-XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 900M Video Card $175http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=7005
Power Supply-Antec 520w ATX $80http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0348766
HD-500gb Hard Drive 7200rpm $80http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=2459
Computer case - $70http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129066
Total cost w/o rebate comes to: $696
I'm sure there's probably better motherboards out there. I'm willing to spend an extra 100-200, but would actually prefer to reduce costs. Thanks again!