March 20th, 2012, 11:43 PM #1
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What graphics card to run Diablo 3??
Hey guys I just joined the forums looking to get some knowledge from some tech guru's. May 15th will the be the anticipated release of Blizzards Diablo 3(as most of you probably already know) and im looking to get my computer suitable for this graphic intense game. I have an Asus CM5570 Pentium Dual Core E5300 @ 2.60GHz, 6 gigs of RAM, and 64-Bit operating system. The graphics card that came in the PC is a Intel G45/G43 Express Chipset, its pretty crappy as I can only run Starcraft 2 on its lowest setting. I looked and my power supply is a 250w/300w max. I know very little about graphics cards and was hoping I could get some suggestions on cards for around $200 or less that will allow me to run Diablo 3 with no issues. I also took a couple pictures of the inside of the PC as well, is the blue slot above the two white slots where the new card will go? Again sorry if I am posting in the wrong section or something, im new to this all help is appreciated thanks!
March 21st, 2012, 02:42 AM #2
First of all, you will NEED a new Power supply, 250-300W is just too low to put a $200 range card in there, even a $150 Range card would not run well in that. to add even more, a $100 card would not be recommended to run on that.
If you have a $200 Budget, you can get a decent new PSU for $40-50 and a decent Graphics card for around $150 that should run the game pretty good.
though until the game comes out there's no telling really what it will need to run really well.
But my best guess would be any $100-200 card should run the game pretty well.
Especially if it can handle SC2 Pretty well, it should be able to handle D3 fairly decently.
based on the Pictures, looks like you have a regular sized Case (Width, and doesn't look like a half height low profile case, which is a GOOD thing).
Also looks like you have a standard ATX form factor PSU, which is another good thing.
If your in the US, $200 would get you something like this:
Newegg.com - Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous Power ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1363-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
and you should be able to run SC2 and even D3 at pretty good settings.
the PSU can handle cards much more powerful than (Power consumption wise) the GTX 460 as well.
Looking at your pictures, you might have to move your SATA Devices (red connectors in lower right corner of 1st pic), to lower port connectors, looks like there is 5 SATA ports, you'd want to move the 2 connected down 1 spot each, as the GTX 460 will stretch to the back edge of the motherboard, and may block those 2 ports, and not recommended to bend the SATA cables connectors while plugged in.
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