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Need graphic card upgrade w/ existing system to play Diablo 3

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August 17, 2012 8:58:30 AM

I have a dinosaur system Gigabyte 945-sp, itel 2.4 ghz dual core processor (over clocked to 2.6), radeon 4850 512mb ram graphics card, 3gb DDR2 800's system ram.

My question is what (besides a whole new system ;)  would be a worthwhile graphics card upgrade to fit the mobo and cpu bottle neck reality?

Your answers would be much appreciated.

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August 17, 2012 9:00:09 AM

Not sure what others can recommend you, sadly I would recommend you to build a whole new system :( 

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August 17, 2012 9:01:21 AM

I think you must GET a whole new system because if you buy a video card that handle the DIalblo 3 on max settings you still cannot play it because of CPU bottleneck
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August 17, 2012 9:06:58 AM

Is ir a pentium D ?
Your motherbaord would be able to work with a C2D E8200 or even a q8200/q9400, if you can find those for a cheap price used.
The graphics should be good enough for mid/low settings for diablo 3, it isn't really that taxing on graphics hardware.
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August 17, 2012 9:10:34 AM

It isn't worth upgrading in my opinion. I am sure if he upgrades one part, he will have to upgrade other things too. In the end he better build up a new pc to save trouble.

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August 17, 2012 9:24:34 AM

Yeah, I can play starcraft 2 on medium to high settings right now, havent tried Diablo 3 but I suspect similiar performance SC2. I was looking at the 6770 and the 6850. I liked the 6850 better for obvious reasons, but if what you guys are saying is true buying the 6850 would be a waste of time as I wouldnt be getting the actual capability out of the card due to weak CPU and mobo. I wonder if I would notice an increase at all real time? My monitor only has a max resolution of 1400 x 900 60mghz refresh rate.. sad!
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August 27, 2012 8:06:02 PM

Best answer selected by Genesequas.
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