Building a $950 Diablo III PC: Confront Evil’s Rebirth on a Budget
Don't get us wrong, we love AMD for a lot of the budget rigs. For gaming, unless you're going with integrated graphics (therefore not really building a gaming PC), Intel's procs wear the performance crown for the moment... and by a pretty wide margin.
For this Diablo III rig, Intel's Core i5 3570K is the clear choice. Ivy Bridge is Intel's latest architecture, and the performance screams out of the box. It's that letter K in the model number that makes the difference for the budget gamer. The K means it's unlocked, meaning you can overclock to your heart's content. Learn more.