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D3 GPU opinions?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: First week in July
BUDGET: $125-$150. Possibly +/- %10

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Diablo 3, WoW, and Web Browsing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Havent purchased yet, waiting to figure out what GPU to get. Was looking at corsair 430-500w Builder Series.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i3-2120, BIOSTAR B75MU3+ LGA 1155, GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2 x 4GB)1600, Case is Rosewill Ranger http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147061 (lots of ventilation)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NEWEGG (only)

PARTS PREFERENCES: I hear that Nvidia is better for Blizzard, so if thats true then Nvidia for sure.
OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1360x768 Native

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Something that is proven to perform well on Diablo 3. Don't need max but would like high settings.
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    in your budget range if you prefer nvidia, its the gtx 460. if not the hd 6850 is at the very end of your budget range.
  2. dudewitbow said:
    in your budget range if you prefer nvidia, its the gtx 460. if not the hd 6850 is at the very end of your budget range.


    Ya Ive been doing a lot of research and thats the card I was leaning towards. What wattage PSU would I be needing?
  3. minimum is a good quality 380+w psu i would assume at bare minimum. 430 if you want to feel a bit safer, 500-550 if you ever decide on getting a better gpu and overclock stuff in a single card build.
  4. Blizzard games tend to perform better on NVIDIA GPUs.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-640-review,3214-9.html
    Here is a review of a bunch of cards just below your price range.

    I'd get a GTX 460 1 gb if I were you. Avoid the 'SE' versions as they are mediocre.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130649
    Here is a killer deal on the 256 bit version... $119
  5. pacioli said:
    Blizzard games tend to perform better on NVIDIA GPUs.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-640-review,3214-9.html
    Here is a review of a bunch of cards just below your price range.

    I'd get a GTX 460 1 gb if I were you. Avoid the 'SE' versions as they are mediocre.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130649
    Here is a killer deal on the 256 bit version... $119


    haha, how did you know the one I was looking to get!
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