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May 22, 2012 5:13:12 PM

Hi, I'm currently looking to upgrade my pc to play Diablo 3

I have a HP Pavilion a6530f.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=e...

Will this PSU and graphic card be compatible with my system, and will that be enough for me to play the game comfortably? I'm just a casual gamer so I'm not really worried about having the highest graphic settings or anything like that; I'm more into the gameplay. Will my cpu give me any problems? I'd like to just leave that alone for now if possible.

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

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

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May 22, 2012 5:37:38 PM

Hi

If I were you I'd buy the PSU and a HD6670 to save some money

Here's a Diablo III review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

As you can see a HD6670 can run the game at max settings even at 1080P, You may get slightly less performance due to your PC's processor but you should still be able to get a smooth gaming experience with high quality settings.
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 6:00:42 PM

pcnut88 said:
Thanks! So I looked up the 6670 on newegg. What's the difference between these two? I'm a total newb when it comes to this stuff, so explain it in layman's terms if possible :]

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

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


This one XFX HD-667X-CNF3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB is the best.
A slight lower core clock but a much higher memory clock. And as a plus gets more memory. It's faster overall. It's also cheaper!

But do remind that each one comes with a different game. I do recommend the one I already stated, since it's a much better overall card, and it's also cheaper.

EDIT: This one is a MUCH MUCH better card Link: GIGABYTE GV-R677D5-1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Considering both cards rebate this is only 15 dollars expensive. But deliver DOUBLE the performance!
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May 22, 2012 6:14:53 PM

pcnut88 said:
Thanks! So I looked up the 6670 on newegg. What's the difference between these two? I'm a total newb when it comes to this stuff, so explain it in layman's terms if possible :]

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

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


One is of asus and the other is of xfx. These are different brands. I'd go with asus if i were you. Because asus one is DDR5 while xfx is DDR3. And ddr5 is really faster than ddr3.

hope this helped
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May 22, 2012 6:22:09 PM

vitornob said:
This one XFX HD-667X-CNF3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB is the best.
A slight lower core clock but a much higher memory clock. And as a plus gets more memory. It's faster overall. It's also cheaper!

But do remind that each one comes with a different game. I do recommend the one I already stated, since it's a much better overall card, and it's also cheaper.

EDIT: This one is a MUCH MUCH better card Link: GIGABYTE GV-R677D5-1GD Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Considering both cards rebate this is only 15 dollars expensive. But deliver DOUBLE the performance!


Would the GIGABYTE 6770 be better than the original card I listed?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 22, 2012 6:22:48 PM

xfx has higher memory but its a ddr3 card where as asus one is a ddr5. That's why its price is higher :D . I'd recommend going with asus
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May 22, 2012 6:26:41 PM

i think the product u listed is better than both asus and gigabyte. its the xfx-677x-znlc.
Has higher memory clock and its the ddr5 version.

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May 22, 2012 6:45:10 PM

Definitely, definitely get the 6770 instead of the 6670. The model numbers are confusingly similar, but the 6770 is a real video card that will deliver great D3 performance. The 6670 will not. Either of these 6770s is fine:

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

The latter one would need to be set to faster clock speeds using Catalyst, though; it's underclocked out of the box.
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May 22, 2012 6:48:34 PM

motorneuron said:
Definitely, definitely get the 6770 instead of the 6670. The model numbers are confusingly similar, but the 6770 is a real video card that will deliver great D3 performance. The 6670 will not. Either of these 6770s is fine:

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

The latter one would need to be set to faster clock speeds using Catalyst, though; it's underclocked out of the box.


Actually the HD6670 does pretty well: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/diablo-iii-performa...

30+ FPS with the highest detail and AA @ 1080P isn't too shabby.
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 7:38:14 PM

Yes, it's true that the 6670 will deliver 30+ even at max details/AA on 1080p. But 60 is much more pleasant than 30. And on anything other than Diablo, the 6670 is not likely to cut it. The 6770 costs twice as much but performs twice as well, so it's still well within the realm of reason. But of course this all depends on the guy's finances and preferences. If the only game he's playing is Diablo 3, then yeah, I guess it's hard to argue with the 6670.
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May 22, 2012 9:21:29 PM

If it's gonna come down to <$20 difference between the 6770 and 6670 I'll probably go with the 6770. I'm just concerned about whether I'll be able to use them to their maximum potential.

Like I said I know my cpu is kind of weak, so will that affect the performance of either card? Like will it prevent the 6770 from being utilized properly? In that case would I be better off with the 6670?
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May 23, 2012 6:10:42 AM

No i don't think ur cpu will affect ur card too much it'll handle it. You'll get enough fps to play smoothly
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May 24, 2012 5:00:13 PM

Hey thanks for all the help everyone, I ended up going with the 2gb 6670

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

Although I would've liked going with the 6770, I took a look at the pictures and I think they're all just way too big and long for my motherboard. I looked at my mobo and there's like a silver box thingy near the PCI slot and I think it would obstruct the bigger cards.

I'm not a huge gamer, so hopefully this will be good enough :D 
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