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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.