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Upgrading my video card and PSU...

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March 22, 2012 6:28:35 PM

Hi,

I'm looking to upgrade them so that I can run diablo 3 on the recommended settings. My current pc specs are (prebuilt pc):

Packard Bell ixtreme M5722
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz
6.00 GB of RAM
nvidia gt 220
win 7 64 bit operating system
PSU is a delta electronics 250w

The video card that i'm looking at is a nvidia geforce 440 but I'm open to other suggestions. I would prefer nvidia.
I really have no clue about power supplies but people say with the 440 that it ran fine on a 350w stock power supply. I would rather have a 400 - 500w incase I ever upgraded again.

Thanks.
March 22, 2012 6:38:32 PM

what is your budget?
March 22, 2012 6:49:49 PM

around £100 preferably but I don't mind going over that by a bit it depends.
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March 22, 2012 7:14:23 PM

Hi :) 

Diablo3 will play on LOW at best (if it plays at all) on a £45 card (440)....

All the best Brett :) 
March 22, 2012 7:23:24 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Diablo3 will play on LOW at best (if it plays at all) on a £45 card (440)....

All the best Brett :) 


System requirements lab says that I currently have all the requirements for low and everything but the video card for recommended. The recommended is NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4870 or better
a c 158 ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2012 7:50:01 PM

I'd suggest upgrading the PSU now and saving up some more money for a GPU. A really nice PSU in the range you're looking at: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/450w-psu-xfx-pro-core-ed...
I think that GPU prices are going to start falling some as the new nvidia cards hit the street; the GTX680 just tool over the #1 spot for single-card solutions and the rest of the product line will likely spark a price war as AMD/nVidia jockey for position in certain price ranges.

Edit: This PSU only has (1) PCIe power connector and this will limit you to something below an HD6850/GTX560 (these cards and anything higher requires two PCIe connectors). If you want to look at consider a card that requires (2) PCIe connectors, then I would recommend another PSU that has the connectors without having to use an adapter.
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