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May 22, 2012 5:17:08 PM

Hello,
i was wondering if you knew of a somewhat cheap graphics card that also has the ability to run and play diablo 3. any help is much appreciated

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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 5:40:20 PM

Its the DDR3 version, but yes to answer your question it will do just fine.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 6:43:34 PM

My only real concern would be the Dell 300W PSU, Dell PSU's are good but AMD recommend a 400W PSU for a HD6670, so it fails alittle short.

Having said that if you take a look here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6570-rade...

You can see that the THG test system with a HD6670 uses just 124W under load. I would say it would probably be ok, but the decision is yours.
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May 22, 2012 6:46:27 PM

So would the xfx ati radeon one be a better fit for my computer or would it be the same?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 6:50:31 PM

mdent1696 said:
So would the xfx ati radeon one be a better fit for my computer or would it be the same?


They use roughly the same power, so I'd opt for the ASUS.
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May 22, 2012 6:56:19 PM

Should i get the asus or is there a lesser graphics card that would fit my computer better and would i still be able to play diablo 3 pretty well?

Also if i did get the asus, what exactly would it do to my computer, because you said that it recommends a 400 PSU
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 7:06:13 PM

You could certainly get away with a HD6450, although you'd have to reduce the in game settings considerably.

If you went with the ASUS HD6670 and your PSU could power the card properly then your PC may not start or may crash when playing games, the PSU could overheat or your PC may just restart under load.
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May 22, 2012 7:09:45 PM

so if i went with the HD6450 my computer would not have any problems. it would run as if it did now, and i would be able to play diablo?
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 7:12:08 PM

Rustyy117 said:
You could certainly get away with a HD6450, although you'd have to reduce the in game settings considerably.

If you went with the ASUS HD6670 and your PSU could power the card properly then your PC may not start or may crash when playing games, the PSU could overheat or your PC may just restart under load.

Mdent will be fine with an HD 6670 or 7750. Dell uses good PSUs in their Inspirons. I ran an overclocked HD 5670 in mine for a year, and my PSU was always silent - no heat problems at all. Like you said, even under load, the system will barely draw 125w.
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 7:21:26 PM


Please don't buy an HD 6450 for gaming. Especially when you can easily put an HD 7750 in your machine and have it work perfectly.

They're cheap, yes - but such a waste of money if you're getting into PC gaming.

What's your budget for a graphics card? The HD 7750 is about 4x better than the HD 6450, so you're getting your money's worth by buying a more expensive card.
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a b U Graphics card
May 22, 2012 8:30:31 PM

mdent1696 said:
like 80-90$ i dont want to spend to much because all i want to do is play diablo nothing more. if i were to get the 6450 would the graphics be better than that of this video in full screen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgwlV8U0ko&feature=BFa&...

No, you'd have to play on the lowest detail setting, and it would be choppy - especially when you're in combat.

What is your monitor's native resolution? That determines what strength video card you'll need.

You can get by with the HD 6670 DDR3 - it will play Diablo 3 pretty well on maximum detail, even on 1080p. This is a good one for $70: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-HD6670-PCI-Expres...
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