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May 17, 2012 4:27:07 AM

this is my computer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I want to buy diablo 3 but i know my graphics card is not going to cut it. I know nothing about computer upgrade stuff or the technical stuff. I went on canyourunit and i passed everything except the graphics card.

some questions:Can a graphics card not fit a certain pc.
is it hard to install a graphics card.
and can any graphics card be compatible with any pc


My budget is $150 or lower.

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May 17, 2012 4:52:41 AM

yes
no
yes

Someone else to help you with choosing a card though because I only know those answers because of my meager experience building computers.
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May 17, 2012 5:43:40 AM

okay i think about your pc be detail specification give information about your pc so that i recommed the gpu
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May 17, 2012 5:59:55 AM

i would go with the HD 7750 in that PC, you don't need a hefty PSU, it just runs off the PCI-E lane.
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May 17, 2012 6:04:03 AM

dont go with go for 6850 or 6870 u have good psu or better outperform 7850 it will ruin gtx 560 ti check on game debate .com
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May 17, 2012 6:47:56 AM

monu_08 said:
dont go with *7750*? go for 6850 or 6870 u have good psu or better outperform 7850 it will ruin gtx 560 ti check on game debate .com



i don't think any of those would run off the 220w power supply.
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May 17, 2012 7:01:23 AM

well its all depend on him he choose what right ya wrong im not convincing him select
to your own opinion
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May 17, 2012 7:07:33 AM

My google skills are weak today so I can't confirm it, but that case is very small and it looks like it only supports a low profile gpu. In either case, it's cpu is rather old so putting a 7850 in there would be overkill. If I were you I'd get a low profile 6670. It's cheap, does a decent job and doesn't pull much power. Just make sure you get the low profile option to be safe.
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May 17, 2012 7:10:24 AM

why would you tell him to buy a 600watt PSU and a video card that doesn't even require a 4 or 6pin power plugin? it's beyond overkill, he can at least use the 7750 with the PSU he has... it's NEW technology... and would run circles around that 430...

im trying to help him make a good decision, not a bad one...

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May 17, 2012 7:13:55 AM

Hey!! THAT CASE IS ONLY HALF-HEIGHT. Unless you wanted to leave the cover always off a full height card will not fit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI R6570-MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570 2GB $69.99
Free Dirt3 game coupon (oddly bundled with a card that wont play it well, but it could be sold or given as a gift)
The hd-6570 is about the most card you can cram into that case.

Anyways the card is also crammed against the side of the case, so you need a single slot half-height card.


That Intel Pentium E5700(3.0GHz) is not so fast, with a hd-7750 it will be cpu-limited. Any cards above that are a total waste with that cpu.


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May 17, 2012 7:14:02 AM

looking back @ the computer, you need a single slot low-profile GPU... grubledook pointed out the 6670 being the best choice.
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May 17, 2012 7:38:03 AM

I would get a GTX 460. I have one and a i5 2500k and I get 80fps+ in Diablo 3.

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

BUT REMEMBER!!! IF YOU ARE USING THAT COMPUTER, IT WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT POWER SUPPLY!!! YOU NEED A POWER SUPPLY MINUMUM OF 600W AND HAS TO HAVE ATLEAST 2 PCI-E 6 pin connectors!!

To install a graphics card:
1. Make sure everything is unplugged.
2. Take out old Graphics card (If there is one.) (It will look like this: http://www.geekstogo.com/misc/tutorials/system_building... )
3. When taking out the graphics card, there is a little slot clip thing, you have to push it out for it to release the graphics card.
4. Insert new graphics card by simply pushing it into the x16 slot, make sure that you take out the little slot shield things so you can access the ports in the back, otherwise you can't fit the card in.
5. Plug in your PCI-E Power Cords ( http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/pcie6plus2.... )
6. Put Side panel on, Plug in everything, but instead of plugging in your screen to your usual spot, plug it into the graphics card.
7. Turn on PC. Insert driver discs, or if you have vista/windows7 you can just wait for the drivers to download automatically (it will look weird at first)
8. Play Diablo 3
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May 17, 2012 7:41:02 AM

well while buying a new card it have manuel read it before doing anything i highly recommend read them first
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May 17, 2012 7:57:08 AM

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=17&canM...

Looks like my previous ddr3 6570 card is a bit below the min spec for the game.
(i think it will still run it anyway, might be a bit choppy at times)

This card wont clear the case.... but meets spec.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Resorting to some case modding might be the answer.
At least this hd-7750 is a single slot card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Maybe cutting a chunk out of the cover is the answer here since the hd-7750 is about twice as fast as the hd-6570.
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May 17, 2012 8:11:04 AM

The HD6570 1GB sounds like the best option for you. Your Power Supply might handle that. you'll need to verify if it fits by measuring.

I assume you've verified that you have a full PCIe slot inside and that your BIOS allows you to switch to it instead of the onboard graphics?

That's basically your only option otherwise you'd have to buy a new case and Power Supply as well.

I don't know if you read the Diablo 3 benchmarks:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

The HD6570 would fall in between the HD6450 and the GT440. Make sure you get the 1GB model, not 512MB.
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May 17, 2012 8:12:21 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX HD-645X-YNH2 Radeon HD 6450 512MB 32-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card

Free Orcs game coupon w/ purchase, limited offer $14.99 after mail-in rebate card
Free Shipping $34.99

Maybe this $15 card with 160 shaders is the answer?

http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/594-netbook-ga...
Gaming On A Netbook? 13 Great Titles Playable At 720p

Maybe that included orcs game is ok too?

As in photonboy's post the fps is ok at 720p on diablo 3 on a hd-6450 so that hd-6570 should be fine in spite of the game specs saying its not.


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May 17, 2012 8:31:46 AM

Hi cocobobo,

You've received some good and some really bad responses.

Here are some things you need to know: You're case is narrow and can only a fit a "low profile" card, it must also be "single slot" meaning 1 expansion slot tall.

Also your power supply wattage is very low, meaning it can not support a powerful card.

Look at the label on your power supply and tell us what the +12 Volt rail's continuous current rating is. It will be in amps, something like 14a.

The 6570 is likely the best card that your psu can handle, and it is able to play diablo iii. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

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May 19, 2012 2:33:01 AM

ok guys i got this all sorted out i got a geo force gt 240 and i run a little less then recommended on diablo 3
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