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HELP NEEDED: Need new vcard for D3

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May 21, 2012 5:18:19 PM

I currently have an old Nvidia 9600GT in my rig and when I play D3, it constantly crashes and I get the blue screen of death. Im looking to purchase a new video card and would like to stay around $120 range. I quickly looked up 3 options and was wondering which you would prefer? Or if you have another option in mind, please let me know.

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

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

-http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-0...


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
MSI 870A-G54 mobo
Ripsaw G-series 16MB
24 inch moniter (1920 x 1080 resolution???)

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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 5:27:45 PM

The HD 6850 is faster than the GTX 550ti, it's the most powerful among those.
Anyway a HD 6770 can max out D3 @ 1080P, HD 6850 will be overkill for this game.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 6:38:52 PM

If you are playing only Diablo 3 I will recommend the 6770 because it is enough to max the game out at 1920x1080, however if you are playing other games 6850 will be a much better choice.

Oh yes why is it crashing? Are you sure it is the card who have the problem? Or any other parts that is having problem?
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May 21, 2012 7:46:57 PM

refillable said:
If you are playing only Diablo 3 I will recommend the 6770 because it is enough to max the game out at 1920x1080, however if you are playing other games 6850 will be a much better choice.

Oh yes why is it crashing? Are you sure it is the card who have the problem? Or any other parts that is having problem?



I pretty much only play SC2 and D3. I am not sure if it makes a difference but my screen resolution may be 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200.

I believe its my gpu that is causing my computer to crash. I only get the blue screen when I game (happens very often when I play D3). I can surf online for hours and my comp will never crash.
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 7:55:50 PM

I'd say get a 7770 or 6850
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a c 143 U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 9:08:39 PM

ryuen76 said:
I pretty much only play SC2 and D3. I am not sure if it makes a difference but my screen resolution may be 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200.

I believe its my gpu that is causing my computer to crash. I only get the blue screen when I game (happens very often when I play D3). I can surf online for hours and my comp will never crash.

Ok, if you need to play at high settings with that resolution with more demanding games such as Crysis 2 & Metro 2033 you must consider something more powerful even the HD 6850 depends on your budget.
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May 22, 2012 2:42:08 AM

Ok I will probably pick up the 6850 tonight. I have two more questions before I pull the trigger on this card. I think I have an Antec 460W power supply (does anyone know how I can check this? I already try opening up my case and it does not say on the side I can open my case) and will card fit in my Antec 300 case?
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a c 175 U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 3:25:34 AM

Opening the side panel is really easy. Unscrew the screws and then slide it off. Yes the 460W antec should fit on the Antec 300 unless the PSU is not ATX. ATX size power supply is around 15cm(W) x 8.6cm(H) x 14cm(L)
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May 22, 2012 5:21:28 AM

refillable said:
Opening the side panel is really easy. Unscrew the screws and then slide it off. Yes the 460W antec should fit on the Antec 300 unless the PSU is not ATX. ATX size power supply is around 15cm(W) x 8.6cm(H) x 14cm(L)


The side where I can unscrew my case and access all my parts does not show wattage of my antec power supply. I believe its 460W, but I am not sure as the sticker is facing the other side of my case where the mobo is screwed onto. So to get to it, I gotta unscrew my power supply which I was trying to avoid. I was wondering if there was just a way to check on my comp to see what my power supply is.

Im pretty sure I have a 450 or 460W power supply and if that is sufficient enough, then ill pull the trigger on the 6850
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May 22, 2012 6:02:25 AM

get the gigabyte one, after 12% discount and MIR you're at your target price point. it's got a higher clock.

also you should check if your antec 460 psu has a PCI-E x6 power pin to connect to it. because if it doesn't than you're up ***'s creek without a paddle.
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 7:15:54 PM

If you don't have the pcie connectors, just buy an adapter.
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