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Need help upgrading My PC to play Diablo3

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May 13, 2012 10:52:08 PM

My Specs Are

Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120411-1615)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2942MB RAM
VIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
Display Memory: 512.0 MB

Budget $100

Was also wondering if Gt430 or Gts 450 were any good?

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May 13, 2012 11:53:59 PM

The GTS 450 is better than the GT 430. But what is even better is the AMD/ATI HD 6770 or less like the 6670 would work as long as you don't have a slim line tower and you can take normal cards.

Your rig is not going to be able to play on med to high settings. It will how ever play on low settings with low resolution and low FPS. If you up grade then still low settings but better resoluting and better fps.

So here are the three cards two of what I was talking about and one that you had asked about. Also the hierarchy of the GPU's as well. I hope this helps and good luck to you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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May 14, 2012 2:07:43 AM

you defiantly need a decent gfx card and also a cpu cooler which will enable you to bump your cpu speed to a minimum of 2.4 ghz... if you dont bump it , then it wont matter what gfx you get because the cpu wont be fast enough to give smooth gameplay...
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May 14, 2012 2:43:05 PM

yeah mate that is an old machine there, with budget parts. I'd say GT430 will be enough to run the game on lowest settings, but your CPU will leave you hanging. Follow the advice hexit gave, that might give you enough juice to get decent fps.
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