Recommended Graphics card? (for diablo 3)

Hello, I'm quite the newbie doing this stuff
Here is the pc

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01779701&lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=3942799&prodTypeId=12454

Only has 300W Power supply

I hope to play diablo 3 ATLEAST in mid-low settings.(good fps of course)

The setup bearly runs it. Main problem is the card. (too laggy slow-motion)

I'm hoping to buy just a graphics card, not a power supply (at the moment)
Budget approx 100$

P.S:The pc has a integrated card, will this cripple my chances of getting a new one?

Thanks you very much


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  1. chief3111 said:
    Hello, I'm quite the newbie doing this stuff
    Here is the pc

    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c01779701&lang=en&cc=us&contentType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=3942799&prodTypeId=12454

    Only has 300W Power supply

    I hope to play diablo 3 ATLEAST in mid-low settings.(good fps of course)

    The setup bearly runs it. Main problem is the card. (too laggy slow-motion)

    I'm hoping to buy just a graphics card, not a power supply (at the moment)
    Budget approx 100$

    P.S:The pc has a integrated card, will this cripple my chances of getting a new one?

    Thanks you very much


    Don't...
    Bump posts
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first



    http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-14-125-396-_-05212012_3
  2. This board supports a PCI-Express 2.0 video card; and so you can indeed install a video card.

    I personally recommend purchasing a GTX 460/550 Titanium; which can be found at or near to 100 dollars if you search hard enough. Alternatively; you can purchase an HD 6770; which is also a fairly powerful card and is considerably cheaper.

    Regardless; both solutions should be able to play Diablo III at maximum settings.
  3. SethiXzon said:
    This board supports a PCI-Express 2.0 video card; and so you can indeed install a video card.

    I personally recommend purchasing a GTX 460/550 Titanium; which can be found at or near to 100 dollars if you search hard enough. Alternatively; you can purchase an HD 6770; which is also a fairly powerful card and is considerably cheaper.

    Regardless; both solutions should be able to play Diablo III at maximum settings.


    Stupid question, but
    Is there a power supply requirement?
    I looked around and didn't see it
  4. AMD recommends at least a 450w power supply for the HD 6770: http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/GRAPHICS/AMD-RADEON-HD-6000/HD-6770/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6770-overview.aspx#3 , I'm sure there are similar requirements for the GTX. A 300w power supply is pretty low, you probably need to upgrade it to get any kind of decent video card for diablo 3.
  5. A 7750 would probably be your best choice at the $100.00 mark, it can run completely off of the pci-e power and doesn not need to be connected to a 6 pin power connector.
  6. He meant to say
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125396

    Although you'd probably need a new psu, like
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    kinda bad reviews but I have one that's worked fine for over half a year...

    After rebates those add up to around $100.


    But if you want to save money (and the 6770 is way overkill for d3, and might be bottlenecked by the cpu for other games), consider a 6670 ($40 after rebate on newegg) or even a 6450 to play at low or maybe some medium settings for like $20 after rebate.
    I don't know for sure how your PSU would handle these, but I expect the 6450 would be fine.

    Remember that diablo 3 is not a demanding game. I can play it fluidly on my 5750 at 1080p with every setting maxed. You don't need a 6770 or a 460 if that's all you want.
  7. Tibbs01 said:
    A 7750 would probably be your best choice at the $100.00 mark, it can run completely off of the pci-e power and doesn not need to be connected to a 6 pin power connector.


    Whether or not the video card requires a power connector, the power supply should still meet the minimum recommended requirements. The 300w does not provide enough power for a 7750.
  8. Tibbs01 said:
    A 7750 would probably be your best choice at the $100.00 mark, it can run completely off of the pci-e power and doesn not need to be connected to a 6 pin power connector.


    A 7750 would probably still require a PSU upgrade. Either way, decent 450 PSUs are often less than $50 with rebates (I recently got one from Newegg for about $27).
  9. What is the amperage on your +12v rail? It'll be in the sticker on the side of the PSU.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7770-7750-benchmark,3135-14.html

    A system with a 7750 didn't even top 200 watts during a metro 2033 loop, so unless you PSU's design was completely retarded, it'll easily support a 7750.
  10. jryan388 said:
    He meant to say
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125396

    Although you'd probably need a new psu, like
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    kinda bad reviews but I have one that's worked fine for over half a year...

    After rebates those add up to around $100.


    But if you want to save money (and the 6770 is way overkill for d3, and might be bottlenecked by the cpu for other games), consider a 6670 ($40 after rebate on newegg) or even a 6450 to play at low or maybe some medium settings for like $20 after rebate.
    I don't know for sure how your PSU would handle these, but I expect the 6450 would be fine.

    Remember that diablo 3 is not a demanding game. I can play it fluidly on my 5750 at 1080p with every setting maxed. You don't need a 6770 or a 460 if that's all you want.


    I might get the 6450, the biggest thing I plan to play is Diablo 3 and League of Legends.
  11. The HD6450 is a little under-powered. I recommend looking at benchmarks and getting the best card that $100 buys you.

    The HD6850 can MAX the quality in Diablo 3, at 60FPS @ 1920x1080 and can be found on sale for $100 (League of Legends is more demanding if you want max quality).

    Summary:
    - get an HD6850 or similar (see benchmarks for value)
    - address the Power Supply issue
    - also, look at your BIOS and motherboard to ensure you can actually switch to PCIe graphics
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