Need a cheap video card to play diablo 3

Hello,
im trying to run diablo 3 on my old computer

but i need a new video card

im looking for something that will play the game at moderate graphics

my comp is a inspiron 531
amd athlon 64 x2 5000 2.6ghz
3gs of ram
32-bit operating system
pci slots "pcie x16"
stock power supply
wide screen monitor
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  1. Cheap is relative, what is cheap to you.
  2. Believe it or not, this card can max D3 out at 1900x1080 with my i3-2120.
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=719421

    AA off of course.
  3. Helltech said:
    Cheap is relative, what is cheap to you.

    $100ish

    shooting for somthin under
  4. Ironslice said:
    Believe it or not, this card can max D3 out at 1900x1080 with my i3-2120.
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=719421

    AA off of course.


    this seems perfect THX!!
    im gonna do a little research on it
  5. Ironslice said:
    Believe it or not, this card can max D3 out at 1900x1080 with my i3-2120.
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=719421

    AA off of course.


    Funny but that card isnt even on BLIZZARDS compatibility list, dont post false info please..
  6. http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/D3supportedvideo

    Proof from the company who made the game, dont take false info from people do your own research.
  7. Well you've probably got a 300W power supply, which will throw a fit trying to run a GT545.

    I would recommend a 7750 or a 6670 much over the GT545.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102969

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102958

    They will both run on your power supply, with the 7750 being faster.
  8. Daydreamfaze said:
    Funny but that card isnt even on BLIZZARDS compatibility list, dont post false info please..


    You are acting as if there is something special about the cards on the list. They are video cards from Nvidia and AMD. They are all designed the same. The fact that a card does not appear on a list from Blizzard simply means that it is newer than the list, or they never bothered to test it. Since the GTX 680 is also not on the list, do you assume it will not work as well?

    What actual benchmarks I can find have the GT 545 about even with a 5670. It is not clear if that is the GDDR3 or GDDR5 version. Note that the linked card is a GDDR3 type and so will have lower performance.
    http://community.futuremark.com/hardware/gpu/NVIDIA+GeForce+GT+545/compare

    So running D3 adequately is very much likely.


    The power draws for GT 545 are fairly high though
    http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

    6670 would be the safer course, and it also scores better in futuremark, and is likely better in most or all games. It still has a max draw of about 70W I think... hopefully the PSU will handle it.
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