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Will this card push diablo 3??

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June 7, 2012 2:00:24 PM

hey guys im looking for a cheap card to play diablo 3, will this card work?
And is there a better card I can get for less then $100?
MSI R6570-MD2GD3/LP Radeon HD 6570 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card

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June 7, 2012 3:22:09 PM

can my system run these cards?

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 530s
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8182MB RAM
Page File: 1701MB used, 14658MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100

bestec tfx0250d5w says +5v & +3.3v 120w MAX the total power max 250w
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June 7, 2012 3:37:02 PM

After looking at your specs, everything was looking fine... until the power supply. Most 6670's (and 6570's) require a ~400w power supply, so trying to use one of these cards in your system may encounter problems. 250w power supplies are primarily designed for simple home use such as web browsing and email and watching Youtube videos.
June 7, 2012 3:45:48 PM

:(  bummer
June 7, 2012 3:48:29 PM

Agree with PrimalGecko. Your PSU won't cut it.

There is also another thing. Your computer is the slim version, specified by the "s" in Inspiron 530s. This means your are limited to low profile cards. It also means that there is probably not much room inside your case. Very often there will be something on the motherboard obstructing a double slot card (which is what the 6670 usually is). I would recommend opening your case and looking to see if the video cards would fit physically in your case (the dimensions are given in newegg under details).

Here are the only two 6670 GDDR5 cards that are low profile:

Let us know if you need help buying a power supply.
June 7, 2012 3:59:51 PM

thank you guys and yes i will need help choosing a power supply. i used to think i was pretty computer smart until it came time to buy some new hardware lol
June 7, 2012 4:01:22 PM

is there a way to tell which one i need or do i need to open it and look at the connectors?
June 7, 2012 6:41:30 PM

It looks like you need a TFX12V power supply. Unfortunately, these are not aimed at gamers or enthusiasts and so the high wattage ones are hard to come by. I only found one 400W and that was the highest power rating I could find. Moreover, I have no idea if this specific one is any good.

Athena Power AP-TFX40 400W TFX12V

Does anyone else have any experience with these?
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 6:55:29 PM

When in doubt, look at the dimensions of the existing power supply and select one identical in spec. Skip up to 550W if you can to give you more options in the future, but I understand that price is important. Thankfully, Diablo 3 isn't nearly as resource intense as Battlefield 3. Your rig should be able to handle it with a slightly new GPU & and a new power supply
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 7:15:26 PM

Nah - Dell uses good PSUs. The stock PSU will run any HD 5670/6570/6670/7750. Too bad you will need a low-profile card. Those are harder to come by.

Luckily this one is on sale currently, and it will do wonders for your gaming experience.

Here's a review from someone using it to play Diablo 3 with a 220w Gateway PSU:

"Pros: diablo 3 highest settings, working fine (so far) with stock 220w psu, not loud.
Other Thoughts: This was my first DIY computer upgrade attempt and it went rather smoothly as everthing is still in working order and Diablo III is being played on higest settings: the reason for my purchase.
Was concerned that my 220w psu is not even close to the suggested 400w psu the manufacturer recommends for running this card. After reading all the reviews I decided to risk it and after about 10 hours of gaming, so far, so good running on the 220w psu..."
June 7, 2012 9:38:10 PM

good deal i think im gonna try it with the power supply i have (250w), besides temp. and performance is there anything else i should watch out for to make sure its not hurting anything?
a c 92 U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 9:43:28 PM

if you system randomly shuts off especially while gaming, its probably the powersupply.

the 6570 or the 6670 should be the best you can do.
June 7, 2012 9:49:25 PM

Also make sure it will fit before you buy it (especially the length). Open up your case and make some measurements and compare it with dimensions in newegg. The card itself sounds good.
a b U Graphics card
June 7, 2012 10:00:42 PM

bhires said:
im thinking of trying this card:

alot of people of the feedback said theyre running it with 250w and say its running well. anyone see any problems with me tryin this card?

Looks good, yeah make sure it won't block anything - it requires the width of 2 slots and about 7 inches in length from the back of your case.
June 7, 2012 10:34:29 PM

ok guys thank you so much, pretty sure this woulda been hell w.o your help