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Diablo IV is Here — These are the Best PCs to Maximise your Gaming Experience

8 June 2023

Diablo IV is Here — These are the Best PCs to Maximise your Gaming Experience

 

Avid gamers and PC geeks, the moment you’ve been waiting (a very long time) for is here — Diablo IV has finally dropped. Blizzard’s hotly anticipated fourth installment in the Diablo series was teased way back in 2019 at BlizzCon, so it’s safe to say that we are very ready to slaughter some demons and loot some dungeons. It’s been a long time between drinks (or Diablo games), so naturally the newest kid on the block will require you to make some upgrades if you want to rule Sanctuary.

 

We’re here to run you through our hot tips for kitting out your PC for Diablo 4. From graphics cards that let you see every drop of blood, through to RAM options that will ensure the smoothest of battle sequences, these are our professional recommendations. 

Can I run Diablo IV on my PC?

The system requirements for Diablo 4 are actually pretty simple. Here are the base things you’ll need for gameplay.

 

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 graphics card, AMD Radeon R9 280 or equivalent
Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) or later

SSD Space: 90GB
Screen Resolution: 1080p native resolution / 720p render resolution

 

That being said, these are just the minimum system requirements. If you want the ultimate experience, you’ll have to do some upgrading. We go into more detail about Blizzard’s recommended requirements a little later, but basically if you’re rocking the above or higher, you’re good to go.

Our dream Diablo IV rig

Minimum requirements are all well and good, but where’s the fun in that? If you want the top-of-the-line experience while you’re slaying demons all over Sanctuary, we’ve cooked up a gaming rig with the optimum specs.

 

With Intel

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700F 12 Core

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z790 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 LGA

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz Memory

With AMD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 8 Core

Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK MAX WIFI AM4 ATX

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 3600MHz Memory

 

 

In our opinion, these are the best of the best when it comes to speed and performance across Intel and AMD. Diablo IV needs 

Top features across both set-ups

GPU: GALAX GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SG

PSU: Corsair RM850x SHIFT 850W 80+ Gold Fully Modular ATX 3.0 Power Supply    

SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe 1.3 M.2 (2280) 3-Bit V-NAND SSD     

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master HYPER 212 EVO V2 CPU Cooler

Case:     Corsair 4000D Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Case    

 

Oof — if that set-up doesn’t make your brain tingle in the best way, we don’t know what to tell you! Looking for the pre-built Gaming PC of your dreams? We’d suggest the Mwave Spectre Gaming PC or see our recommended In Stock Gaming PC range for Diablo IV.

A perfect all-rounder PC set-up for Diablo IV

If you still want the champagne experience on a beer budget, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find our optimal PC recommendations if you haven’t got as much cash to splash but are still keen for serious power. 

With Intel

CPU: Intel Core i5 12400F 6 Core

Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B660-PLUS D4 LGA 1700 ATX 

With AMD

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core AM4 3.5GHz Unlocked CPU Processor + Wraith Stealth

Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO AM4 ATX 

Top features across both set-ups

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti WINDFORCE OC 8GB Video Card

RAM: Kingston FURY Beast RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Memory

PSU: Corsair RM750e 750W 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular Low-Noise ATX Power Supply

SSD: Silicon Power P34A60 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSD

Case:  Thermaltake H330 Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX Case

 

Keep in mind that these are just our suggestions. You could also easily mix and match elements of each rig depending on what you value most — speed, graphics, aesthetics or anything else you can imagine by using our Dream PC Configurator. If you don’t want to build from scratch, our Mwave AUTUMNFALL GHOST Gaming PC is a fantastic and affordable ready-to-slay option.

Memory and CPU upgrades for a premium gaming experience

Much like a car, you could have the flashiest-looking model in the world — but if there’s junk under the hood, you’re going to have a bad time. To get the most out of Diablo 4, your set-up will require some serious juice. 

 

Early reports are saying a robust 32GB of RAM will give you a smooth and crisp experience with gameplay, so it’s worth investing in that extra memory if you’re a stickler for details and hate lag. We recommend beefing up your capacity with either the Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz memory,  the G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 CL18 3600MHz memory or even the Kingston FURY Beast 32GB (2x 16GB) DDR4 3200MHz memory. These memory options all clock in at 32GB, allowing Diablo IV to run without struggling or dropping out.

 

Similarly, your old CPU might need an upgrade if you want the optimum gameplay experience for Diablo IV. At a glance, the Intel Core i5-13600K clocks in as a great choice — it’s got impressive performance with the added benefit of being able to be used with a budget DDR4 motherboard. Thanks to its boost frequency, it can reach up to 5.1 GHz clock speed when necessary. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is another fantastic option for Diablo 4 and games of its ilk. Boasting a core clock speed of 4.7 GHz across 6 cores, this bad boy can boost its performance up to 5.3 GHz during intense usage — that’s some seriously slick performance.

Keep it crystal clear with the best GPUs for Diablo IV

With so much love and attention poured into the graphics for the new iteration of Diablo, it would be a crime not to invest in a solid GPU. So much of the Diablo experience hinges on its stunning visual elements, so a meaty GPU is a must. The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT are fantastic choices to get a great performance out of the game. Being able to push higher resolutions and qualities means you have some more flexibility to enjoy.

 

Want to make sure you can see every last strand of hair (or fur)? Treat yourself to something with NVIDIA 4090 levels of juice — ASUS and Inno3D each do versions that will make your eyes very, very happy. Remember, the higher you go with your GPU, the more faithful your experience will be to the developers’ vision. 

The best SSDs for gaming in 2023

While graphics are obviously crucial to the gaming experience, having a robust SSD in your set-up is the unsung hero of the equation. With modern gaming only getting more intensive and requiring more computing power as it advances, a quality SSD can save your bacon when it comes to speed and saves.

 

The WD Black SN850X has a very generous 2TB and runs cool, meaning your risk of overheating drops significantly depending on your existing set-up. The 

Crucial MX500 4TB is a great choice for the more budget-conscious users — it’s a SATA SSD with fabulous performance and quality speeds for your PC gaming needs. 

 

FAQs about Diablo IV

When is Diablo IV being released?

Diablo 4 finally dropped worldwide on June 6, 2023. Prepared peeps who preordered the Deluxe or Ultimate edition of the game gained early access from June 1, 2023.

What are the best features of Diablo IV?

Diablo 4 has stepped up from its previous iterations to include some awesome new features. You’re able to freely roam and explore Sanctuary like never before, plus unlock new mounts to get around. The character creation options are next-level, allowing you to go into extreme detail to truly make the game your own. Blizzard’s Art Director John Mueller boasts improvements to, "the surfacing of complex materials like skin, cloth simulation, hair, fur, metal, even down to the details of the highlights of the eyes and rivulets of perspiration.” 

 

The monsters in Diablo 4 have also been supercharged to become scarier than ever, copping visual upgrades for a richer (and spookier) experience. The monsters all have unique abilities and can support each other in combat, so each new encounter will be unlike the last. Mechanics-wise, you have more control over your builds — we’re talking mix-and-match pieces of armor that you find, the ability to Evade, more options for robust Health Potions, plus Aspects, which are Legendary Powers you can collect from quests and dungeons once completed.

What are the system requirements for Diablo IV?

Depending on your budget and desired experience, there are different levels of system requirements you can opt for to max out your Diablo IV experience. Here are some of our suggestions from minimum to deluxe. All of these setups recommend DirectX Version 12, coupled with SSD storage with 90 GB available space.

Minimum requirements

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8350

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280

Medium (recommended requirements as per Blizzard)

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer

Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD R3-1300X

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470

High

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer

Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X

Memory: 16 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Ultra 4k

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or newer

Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Memory: 32 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series for fully supported DLSS3 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

 

Find everything you need at Australia’s home of PC and gaming hardware 

If you’re serious about gaming and want to have the best possible experience while exploring Diablo 4, you’ve no doubt racked up quite the shopping list. At Mwave, we pride ourselves on being Australia’s best source of PC and gaming hardware — it’s your one-stop shop for everything you need. Whether it’s a RAM upgrade for smoothness and speed or a new monitor to pick up on every little detail of game design, we’ve got you covered. Trust us for all your CPU, graphics cards, HDDs, memory and all PC gaming needs.

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