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Best Video card I can buy under $250, to Play Diablo 3

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April 29, 2012 8:37:26 PM

Just out of curiosity. I am trying to get the best card under $250 that is the best Bang per buck.

I am looking at a higher end HD 6870. MSI Hawk. that is around $193.

While a reference HD7850 is $235...


Also, looking at some HD 7770, that is only $120. At that price I can run 2 of them for less than $250.

I am looking for the Best Bang/Performance per buck.


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
Mobo: Gigabyte 890GPA Ram:
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB
Power: Corsair 750W
SDD: Samsung 830 - 128GB
Monitor: 55inch Sony TV (hx929) resolution - 1080P



Thank you all for the suggestions.

a b U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 8:49:49 PM

I have a HTPC I built into an old NES case powered by an 80 watt power supply, an E-350 mini ITX board and a 128 bit 1 gb DDR3 430 GT all built in that maxed out Diablo 3. Doesnt take much to max out Diablo 3 is what im saying :) 
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a c 143 U Graphics card
April 29, 2012 9:12:43 PM

One single High End GPU is better than 2 Mid Range cards in CF, so the HD 7850 will give you the best performance. You can get a non reference design one from Ebay for $255 and it will run much cooler and quiter than any model available now at newegg.
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April 30, 2012 3:33:14 PM

Additional Help please!!!

Newegg, just lower the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950, 2GB version for only $200.

Can someone help me compare that with the

MSI Radeon HD 6870 Hawk?
MSI Radeon HD 7850 Hawk?

Please help, I think it is a great deal, just not sure.

Also, I read that there is no Crossfire on this 6950? is this true?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 6:10:28 PM

Any GPU of those will be Crossfired with another, but you can't CF HD 6870 with HD 7850.

Still the HD 7850 is a better value/performance over the HD 6950 and of course over the HD 6870.
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April 30, 2012 6:18:25 PM

Even if the price of the 6950 dropped down to $200? And currently the 7850 is at $240?
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a c 143 U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 6:36:41 PM

The original HD 6950 1 GB was $200, the 2 GB was $239-$260 the HD 7850 equals the performance of HD 6970 and for $250.

Anyway either card will play Diablo 3 @ ultra without any problem.
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