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June 10, 2012 10:43:31 PM

I am looking to get a video card for playing Diablo 3 for no more than $150.

My setup:
Asus CM5571
Windows 7
Pentium Dual-Core E5400 @ 2.7GH
6 GB ram
64-bit O/S
300W power supply

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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a c 181 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 4:56:45 AM

A HD 6770 would work for you but the 300w PSU is in question. AMD recomends 450w PSU. But the 6770 only needs 13 to 15 amps on the 12v rail. On your PSU is a sticker and on it has the numbers.

Like 3.3v = 14a + 5v = 16a + 12v = 15a. If you could get the numbers then we can figure it out to really see if your PSU will work or not. The reason I said 13 to 15 amps along with what the card needs.

The card needs it's self 110w on load which is about 9 amps. But you need more for the other stuff like your CPU etc. Good luck.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 5:07:34 AM

DM's suggestion is good. You can also consider picking up an HD7750, it only needs power from the PCIE 16 slot with no needed 6 pin power plug. I cannot say with confidence that your PSU will solidly support that long term however.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 11, 2012 5:25:41 AM

I am not near that computer, but a website has this listed for the power supply "300-watt power supply (115V ~ 6A, 230V ~ 3A, 50/60 Hz)" if that helps.
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 5:31:11 AM

Most $150 video cards are likely going to require more than 300 watts.

Do you currently have a dedicated video card?
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June 11, 2012 5:35:25 AM

rwayne said:
Most $150 video cards are likely going to require more than 300 watts.

Do you currently have a dedicated video card?


No, it's an integrated intel x4500
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June 11, 2012 5:56:24 AM

got the sticker info
+12v1 / 10A max +12v2 / 14A max
+5v / 18A max +5vSB / 2.5A max
+3.3v / 16A max -12V / 0.3A max

+5v & 3.3v output cannot exceed 115w
+5v, +3.3V, +12v1, & +12v2 output cannot exceed 235w
Total combined current on +12v1 & +12v2 rails are 19A max
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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 7:15:27 AM

lefair said:
Will the overclocked hd7750 on the link give me any power issues?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

looking over that confusing specs on your PSU, good chance it will have some problems. be safe and get this while staying below $150 with that card also:
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Builder Series™ CX430 $49.99
Less Rebate:
- $10.00Ends 06/14/2012. See Terms. Restrictions Apply. NOTICE: Limit (1) ONE rebate per person, billing address, company, or household.
Final Price:
$39.99*After Rebate with Free Shipping today!
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June 11, 2012 7:50:08 AM

Anonymous said:
looking over that confusing specs on your PSU, good chance it will have some problems. be safe and get this while staying below $150 with that card also:
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2 Builder Series™ CX430 $49.99
Less Rebate:
- $10.00Ends 06/14/2012. See Terms. Restrictions Apply. NOTICE: Limit (1) ONE rebate per person, billing address, company, or household.
Final Price:
$39.99*After Rebate with Free Shipping today!


Thanks for the heads up. If i can't get by with either hd7750 version with my current psu then i'll take your suggestion.
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a c 171 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 10:05:59 AM

You should be fine with the 7750.
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June 11, 2012 12:13:03 PM

4745454b said:
You should be fine with the 7750.

Normal or overclocked version?
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a c 171 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 12:46:57 PM

Cheapest. 7750 isn't a monster OC'er so even OC'd it won't be like a 7770 or massively faster. Should probably go normal anyways if you have PSU issues.
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June 11, 2012 1:27:46 PM

I'm going to purchase the hd7750 OC. You all have been very helpful. Thank you.
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a c 181 U Graphics card
June 12, 2012 2:55:22 AM

lefair said:
Will the overclocked hd7750 on the link give me any power issues?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Your PSU has two 12v rail and together they will only out put 19 amp max. Now this care under load draws 45w which is 3.75 amps. So if you take away those amps you have 15.25amp to run your CPU and other devices.

That is good news. Now the bad news is over time that generic PSU will one day burn out and depending what kind of burn out know body knows. But for now you can run that card on that PSU.

That will give you time to buy a reliable brand PSU. The brands you should buy are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, XFX. Silver Ston, and some OCZ brands. I will link you too the how many watts that PSU will use.

And I will link you to some PSU's that are worth getting. Good luck and I hope this helps.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/HIS/HD_7750_iCooler/...

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

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

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

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