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Diablo 3 new video card

So Diablo 3 is coming out soon and I would like to play it with maxed out graphics

Here is my current specs

G.Skill F2-8500CL5D-4GB
Phenom x6 1090t
gigabyte GA-MA770-US3
ocz 600watt psu
geforce gts 250

I live in New Zealand so prices for video cards tend to be almost double what you pay over there in the US.

What video card would you recommend? I don't think a PCIe 3.0 card would work in my motherboard so I guess I need to stick with old gen cards.

FYI I tend to be a bit biased towards nvidia.
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  1. pci-e 3.0 work with 2.0 slots just fine. During Beta, my OCed 6850 pretty much maxed out DIII at 1080p with no slow downs. If you dont like to OC, than a 6870 will be great, and if you can afford it, 7850 is even better. Both will max DIII easily. If you want an nvidia card, go for a 560 GTX or a 560ti GTX.
  2. hey mate, I too am from NZ.

    how much are you looking to spend? I can tell you exactly where and what to buy.
    if you have the cash, then this would do VERY well for a while to come:
  3. Sorry I didn't put my screen res. 1920x1080

    Haya! fellow NZer

    Well that's a very good price for a 7850. Have you bought from that store before? E.g. what are there returns like?

    I don't have a specific budget in mind. I want to spend as little as possible to MAX out D3 :D and if I have to spend $500 so be it.

    How does the gtx560 / 560ti compare with the 7850?
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    7850 is better than a 560ti, its more akin to a 570.

    I've ordered from PConline a few times, and they have always delivered a timley manner. although the one time i needed to contact them was a chore. they don't seem to have much in the way of staff. however buying a card from sapphire, you wouldn't really need to go through the merchant for an RMA. go direct to manufacturer.
    a 7850 should max out d3 easily. it will max out all but the most demanding games.

    the 7850 is one of the better cards in NZ atm, cause it hasn't seen the same price hikes due top low stock levels. you get a lot for your money (unlike the 680 i paid 1000 for...)

    if you are concerned about buying from pconline, here's a link to playtech:

    a little more expensive, but some of the best service i've ever encountered. guaranteed overnight delivery and always happy to help.
  5. If you only want to max out D3 and don't want to spend a lot of cash, you should look into GTX 460. It will easily max out Diablo 3, with 70+ fps. My GTX 560 Ti on public beta averaged at 110-120 fps. Your current card should play it maxed out at 40 fps atm, and unless you want to play at 60+, it's no real reason to upgrade.
  6. Thanks guys, I'll probably go for the 7850 in that case
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