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May 3, 2012 3:43:55 AM

I have a medium powered computer and i am looking for a new graphics card so i can play diablo 3 in the upcoming month. Here are my specs.

8gb ram, i3 processor, 300w power, win7 64 bit, PCIe 2.0 x16 (if need more info let me know)
I run my computer on my 32 inch tv and its max output is 1366x768 res. What would be a price saving and adequate video card for this machine that i can not afford to spend excessive amounts on.
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Currently have no graphics card in the machine right now. Run games like DC Universe, LOTR online and LOL online with no problem at all.

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a c 263 U Graphics card
May 3, 2012 3:53:44 AM

Your 300w psu will be a limiting factor for most discrete graphics cards.
You will need a card that requires NO 6 pin pci-e aux power connectors.
The 7750 is probably the best one that comes to mind.
But, AMD does suggest a 400w psu, so be advised.
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May 3, 2012 3:58:16 AM

Should I increase my 300w to what amount. Then if i do so what should I run then? Hopefully looking to spend less than 100 if possible. Max 125. I know this limits me but i need to play d3 when it comes out.
I mean im not looking to run this game at high res. Cause my tv cant handle it anyways.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
May 3, 2012 4:13:33 AM

Your best choice for that price:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's probably the only decent discrete card that will run diablo 3 on max settings at that resolution and will work with your power supply. Going lower in price won't work - the cards will be too weak for diablo.
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a c 263 U Graphics card
May 3, 2012 4:13:37 AM

The 7750 is a new card built on the 28nm process. As such, it will draw less power than most older cards. An I3 cpu is also relatively efficient, so I think you will be good, even with a 300w psu. It is worth a try first. If you have a problem, $35 will buy you an excellent Corsair 430w unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 91 U Graphics card
May 3, 2012 4:46:34 AM

I've seen plenty of 7750s run on 300w, just don't try to overclock it ;) 

As far as recommendations go, I agree with Sunius. however, keep in mind that the ASUS card will cover a 2nd slot. if you want a single slot 7750, your best bet's this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

see you on diablo 3! :) 
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May 7, 2012 6:55:49 PM

So if i were to buy the 7750 on my 300w machine i can always later go back and buy a bigger wattage power supply. Is the 109 worth the money in anyone's opinion?
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May 7, 2012 7:10:14 PM

Is the 7750 worth 109? And will it be stable enough with my 300w? and Should i be safe with my current machine? I need more opinions on this card please.
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May 7, 2012 7:12:50 PM

Is the 7750 worth 109? And will it be stable enough with my 300w? and Should i be safe with my current machine? I need more opinions on this card please.
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May 7, 2012 7:42:18 PM

It should work with that wattage, but unless it's plugged in and running no one can say.


But if you plan to overclock, or be future upgrade-proof, it's better to get a 400~500 wattage PSU.
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a c 263 U Graphics card
May 7, 2012 7:59:33 PM

sportsfreak1290 said:
Is the 7750 worth 109? And will it be stable enough with my 300w? and Should i be safe with my current machine? I need more opinions on this card please.


Worth is a question only YOU can decide.

Diablo3 is not supposed to be an overly demanding game, so performance should be good.

If you ever need/want more than a 7750, be prepared to sell it in favor of a stronger card and a suitably stronget psu.

If you buy a PSU, stick with a Quality brand. Cheap psu's do not deliver advertised power, and can cause catastrophic damage if they fail.
My short list of quality psu's would include Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, PC P&C and XFX to name a few.
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May 16, 2012 5:46:58 PM

Best answer selected by sportsfreak1290.
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