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Can't run Diablo 3, need help on upgrading

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June 4, 2012 4:08:15 AM

Alright, so I went ahead and tried Diablo 3 with a guest pass to find out that my computer isn't gonna handle Diablo 3.

I want to play on "High" on 1920x1080

My computer specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Only 250 Watts Internal so I'm gonna need an upgrade on this.
6GB RAM
Integrated HD Radeon 4200, also gonna need an upgrade on this
AMD Athlon II X4 645 Processor ~ 3.1GHz

Any help is appreciated!

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June 4, 2012 5:47:52 AM

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

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

Heres benchmarks of D3 at 1080p highest settings:
http://media.bestofmicro.com/F/S/336232/original/high%201920.png

I chose a 6850 for you so you'll be set for a long time if you play games similar to d3 is requirements. If you need a smaller budget please state it.



From looking at the benchmarks, it appears the 6770 > 6850?
Is that true?
Also, I've been reading reviews on that PSU and have been having doubts. I'd also prefer somewhere around a 500W~550W, within the range of $40-100. If you can find me one like that to go with the GPU/Compatible with my processor I'd appreciate it. :D 
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June 4, 2012 5:55:50 AM

I've used that exact corsair system builder psu in a computer I built for my dad with a 6770. The 6770 is generally slower than the 6850, but in this bench its almost the same. They have relatively close performance.

If you really want another psu check out antec. they also make top of the line psus. But you really dont need anything more than the corsair 430w, it will be more than enough.
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June 4, 2012 1:38:34 PM

@ MyLastWish: You obviously have a prebuilt system, does it have a full width case or is it slimline?
As bavman says, 500 Watts is plenty, from a reputable maker. Steer clear of cheap, high wattage units: They're cheap for a reason.

Cheap and good PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the card:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The more powewrful the card you choose, the longer it will run games at high settings, but it'll also be more expensive.
Later 7xxx cards tend to use less power and generate less heat than the 'old' 6xxx ones, useful if your case has limited ventilation.
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June 4, 2012 2:07:35 PM

coozie7 said:
@ MyLastWish: You obviously have a prebuilt system, does it have a full width case or is it slimline?
As bavman says, 500 Watts is plenty, from a reputable maker. Steer clear of cheap, high wattage units: They're cheap for a reason.

Cheap and good PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the card:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

The more powewrful the card you choose, the longer it will run games at high settings, but it'll also be more expensive.
Later 7xxx cards tend to use less power and generate less heat than the 'old' 6xxx ones, useful if your case has limited ventilation.



Yeah, it's prebuilt but it is not slimline.
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a c 269 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 2:51:16 PM

What is your budget?

Here are the recommended specs for d3:
http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/diablo-iii-syst...

Your cpu meets that requirement.
To satisfy yourself, that it is sufficient,
Run D3 , but lower your resolution and eye candy.
If your FPS increases, it indicates that your cpu is strong enough to drive a better graphics configuration.

The strongest graphics card you can use without a psu upgrade would be the 7750. About $110.
It comes close to the 4870 which is recommended.

Past that, you are looking at a psu upgrade.
Fortunately, the Corsair builders series are quality units that are not that expensive.
$50 buys you a 500w unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that, you can power a 28nm based graphics card as strong as a GTX670 or 7950.
If you go with older tech, you can power a GTX560ti or 6970.
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June 4, 2012 6:59:53 PM

^ As the man says, what's your budget?
If you want to save every (fill in your local currency here) the 7750 is the way to go, it's plenty for your needs, and should run off your existing PSU, although I'd be happier with a stronger one-but that's just me.
You do n't mention playing other games-is this an option/requirement? If so the best solution would be a better PSU combined with a stronger card, one of 7770/560 calibre would be a nice match for your CPU at that resolution, but it will need a PSU upgrade.
As always with upgrades, how deep are your pockets?
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June 4, 2012 8:25:12 PM

My Budget for the PSU/Graphics Card total is around $120-220

**I'm looking to run the game smoothly with no lag issues. Preferably whatever FPS the game can max on without lag.

**It's the only game I will be playing as I don't play games on PC, I'm just really interested in Diablo 3 and that will be the only one I'll be on.

The upgrading is all going toward Diablo 3 so I can play the game at max/high quality without worrying about anything. :) 

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June 4, 2012 8:25:16 PM

My Budget for the PSU/Graphics Card total is around $120-220

**I'm looking to run the game smoothly with no lag issues. Preferably whatever FPS the game can max on without lag.

**It's the only game I will be playing as I don't play games on PC, I'm just really interested in Diablo 3 and that will be the only one I'll be on.

The upgrading is all going toward Diablo 3 so I can play the game at max/high quality without worrying about anything. :) 







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

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a c 190 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 12:15:32 PM

As you are only interested in one game, and it's not too demanding I'll stick my neck out and say any card around the 6770/7770 calibre is plenty, and those cards do n't need too much power either.
While the 7770 is a little more than the 6770 it's also a little faster and would be my choice, which one will depend on what deals are available when you go shopping.
As for power, the little Antec and Corsair units linked to will be fine, just make sure any card you have in mind uses a single 6-pin power connector.
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