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Recommended Graphics card? (for diablo 3)

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May 21, 2012 8:21:06 PM

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

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

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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May 21, 2012 9:53:13 PM

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

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Docume...

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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http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=S...
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May 21, 2012 9:56:40 PM

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.
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May 21, 2012 10:20:34 PM

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
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May 21, 2012 10:29:27 PM

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.
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May 21, 2012 10:33:28 PM

He meant to say
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although you'd probably need a new psu, like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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May 21, 2012 10:33:42 PM

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.
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May 21, 2012 10:36:31 PM

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).
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May 21, 2012 11:04:06 PM

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...

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.
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May 21, 2012 11:06:27 PM

jryan388 said:
He meant to say
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although you'd probably need a new psu, like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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.
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May 22, 2012 12:16:33 AM

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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