Graphics card for 530s that will allow me to play Diablo 3?

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Dell Inspiron 530s (Desktop)
Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Family

Diablo 3 minimum requirements require a NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better. My question being can I find a low-profile graphics card that will run Diablo 3, assuming that I have no power/overheating issues with the new card? My Dell is a desktop with the slim casing and can't fit a full-size graphics card.
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    this should be good, its small and cheap with the rebate its $65 and free shipping

    i dont know how welt the game will run because of your processor, but you should still be able to play the game
  2. The 530s (unlike the 530) requires a low profile card which the above product is not. This card is a low profile part.
  3. You could save some money with a 6570. Plus it is a bit safer since you have a 250w psu.
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    +1 for the SAPPHIRE 100326LP Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

    Your PSU will be fine !

    " Both the 6570 and the 6670 are designed to use minimal power; according to AMD, the 6570 has a TDP of 44 watts (and uses only 10 watts when idle) and the 6670's TDP is 66 watts (and 12 watts while idling). In addition, both cards are designed for 512MB-1GB of RAM, though the 6570 can be stocked with either DDR3 or GDDR5 and the 6670 uses the faster GDDR5 exclusively."
  5. Awesome, thanks for all the responses. I'll check out the 6670 and let you guys know how it runs... Of course I'll have to wait until the 15th to know for sure about running Diablo 3.
  6. Lol, wow... Guess I'll need to get that card quickly!
  7. One more thing... A user in another forum mentioned that I have a "1 PCIe x 16" graphics slot available. Will this be compatible with the 6570 and 6670?
  8. Yup, that's the correct slot for modern GPUs
  9. aicom said:
    The 530s (unlike the 530) requires a low profile card which the above product is not. This card is a low profile part.

    ah, sorry i was doing that quickly i simply looked for the best deal and linked it
  10. Best answer selected by cdaddy4321.
  11. I ran beta with a GeForce GTX 550Ti and it ran smooth (mostly @ 60-70 fps) however, the frames drastically declined when I was in a full game in rooms with lots of mobs and spells going off, down to about 20ish fps. You could really feel it hang. For me this isn't good enough and I will upgrading to a higher end GPU to handle the mass crowds and effects in game. Diablo 3 is a GPU hog and I'd recommend investing in a GPU that isn't so minimal. Solo play you will probably be fine, but you will most likely need to party at some point and thats when you will see the fps problems :\
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