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April 27, 2012 6:19:02 AM

Diablo 3 is coming out and this is my first time building a PC.

im buying 4gb of ripjaw's ram and amd phenom ii x4 965 black edition

will this video card help me play diablo 3 to high settings? if not what might it be able to run at? (medium,low,etc..)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


im on a budget so yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. if this video card wont be good then what do you guys recommend that is under 80$ if there is one.

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April 27, 2012 6:27:24 AM

i saw that. the thing is it it's still ddr3. whereas the 440 is gddr5. or ... does it really matter that much?
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April 27, 2012 6:44:56 AM

auntarie said:
Even if it does get high settings it will be a bottleneck to the CPU. I'd recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There still will be some bottlenecking, but that's the highest you can go on your budget.


hmmm then should i downgrade the cpu to something else? what do you recommend? it's a budget pc and it's my first time sooooooo. im kind of lost in this sort of situation.
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April 27, 2012 6:46:21 AM

Bottlenecking is when one component of the PC is not fast enough to keep up with other ones. Then they all start working at its speed, leading to the PC delivering worse performance. And btw just for 10 bucks you get this much performance:

http://www.hwcompare.com/7256/geforce-gt-440-1-5gb-vs-r...

http://www.hwcompare.com/7727/geforce-gt-440-1-5gb-vs-g...

The GT440 here wins the last category just because it has 1.5GB Vram. But the one you chose only has 1GB, so it will be beaten in that aspect too. I'll leave it to you to decide if you want to spend $10 more for 36% and 32% better performance, respectively.
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April 27, 2012 6:50:17 AM

stevenlam said:
hmmm then should i downgrade the cpu to something else? what do you recommend? it's a budget pc and it's my first time sooooooo. im kind of lost in this sort of situation.


Wait, what the hell just happened? I thought I saw a different post here... Anyway, I don't think you should sacrifice CPU power, as this is Diablo we're talking about. I'm just saying that one of the two aforementioned cards will do you a lot better than the GT440 and I don't think you'll be stressing your budget that much with $10...
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April 27, 2012 7:15:28 AM

hm i guess youre right. but quick question. is there much of a difference between ddr3 and gddr5 ?
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April 27, 2012 7:15:49 AM

What the hell do you mean by bottlenecking? The 965 has much more power than to run those cards. He could run a 7970 without bottlenecking.
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April 27, 2012 7:19:12 AM

amuffin said:
What the hell do you mean by bottlenecking? The 965 has much more power than to run those cards. He could run a 7970 without bottlenecking.


I meant that the GPU will bottleneck the CPU. I didn't really make myself clear, did I...
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April 27, 2012 8:08:40 AM

Get a G860 for ~$85 and put the money into a HD7750.
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April 27, 2012 8:10:33 AM

Get a G860 for ~$85 and put the money into a HD7750
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April 27, 2012 3:56:18 PM

A better option would be the pentium G860 and a z77/z68 motherboard.
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