I have Diablo 3 and it plays sluggish (with lag) in lowest possible settings. I know I need a graphics card, but want to spend little as possible.
I have a Gateway DX4300-11 desktop. I'll list some of the specs, let me know if you need more.
Wind7 home prem
300w power supply
1- pci -exp x16 slot (2.0 i believe)
1- pci x1 slot (i have an ana/dig tv tuner installed, i don't need it)
8gig ddr2 800 (pc2-6400)
Phenom II X4 (805) 2.5ghz
1tb hd @5400rpm
Onboard video: ati radeon HD3200 (hdmi) @1280x720
Ive been looking around and think the best deal would be a:
Geforce GTX 550 Ti
a new powersupply? no clue on what to get, brand or wattage.
Thanks in advance,
I'm sure a lot of people are asking very similar questions.
The reason that Diablo 3 is kind of sluggish is because you are trying to run it with onboard graphics and you need a discrete card to get better gameplay. You have said that you want to spen as little as possible but you did not give an amout so what I will be suggesting is going to be a shot in the dark.
The video card has a hefty rebate and free game so it is certianly a good deal and while the power supply is more than you need it also has a rebate and gives you a chance to get a good sized psu. I personally am not a big fan of the 550Ti and would rather see you get a 560Ti but I'm sure that it would be over what you want to spend. Even a 560 would be better.
I would like to spend between 100-150 total. I don't play many computer games; only ones really Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, Minecraft, and League of Legends. Everything but Diablo 3 plays fine. I think my specs are good for a few more years outside a video card. I would rather get a slightly better graphics card and skimp on the powersupply (if possible).