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Question about gfx card related to Diablo 3

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May 25, 2012 11:23:44 AM

Going to buy a new PSU, and wanting to know if a 400 watt would be fine? was looking to buy a new nice gfx card in 6 months, and wanted to make sure I got the right psu..

May 25, 2012 11:38:55 AM

It really depends on which card u wanna buy..... for a 6870 a quality 300w is enough i think. Moreover whats the brand of the psu u gonna buy?
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May 25, 2012 11:44:20 AM

Unless you're on a tight budget, I'd recommend getting a nicer power supply than you actually need. I'd recommend a nice 500-600W unit, that way you never have to worry if you will have enough power for your system (assuming you keep things in the single-GPU arena).

What are your system specs?
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May 25, 2012 12:59:54 PM

uhh I'm just wanting to play d3 on high settings, so I have to buy one of those crazy insane shooters gfx cards that require good psu to run d3 on high? but i'll prob get a 500 watt if i got to.
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May 25, 2012 1:11:03 PM

d3legend said:
uhh I'm just wanting to play d3 on high settings, so I have to buy one of those crazy insane shooters gfx cards that require good psu to run d3 on high? but i'll prob get a 500 watt if i got to.

FOr only D3 6870 can handle it pretty easily i guess
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May 25, 2012 1:58:44 PM

UAhmed said:
FOr only D3 6870 can handle it pretty easily i guess


after they upgrade cards, don't they have better cards that require less power? or will the watts keep going up every year or what? o.o
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May 25, 2012 3:54:22 PM

Sure newer cards require less power but not by the ammount you are hoping for. BTW, a 6870 needs a 500W power supply. You are not going to find many cards that are decent for playing games that require less than 500W. In D3, you need at least a 6850 or gtx 460 to play maxed at 1920x1080. There are only 5 adjustments you can make to the settings in D3 so you can't really clasify the settings as low/med/high/ultra. D3 is not very demanding as far as graphics and you are looking at 500w to power a gpu to run it maxed. I think you are making a big mistake if you go less than 500W.
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May 26, 2012 7:08:31 AM

ok cool thanks, i ordered a corsair 500 psu , 10% off and free shipping making it same price as the other cheap ones...

a bad psu will make ur comp freeze up right? i replaced my HDD cause i thought it was the problem, I took out my gfx card and it stopped freezing so i hope so! i'm gonna buy a new mobo/tower soon anyways...

thanks for the help.
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