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Sorry to ask such a trivial questions, but I really rely on the community for such advice as I don't know too much about computers.
My current graphic card is -
EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
my power supply is a 650w antec.
Looking for a good upgrade to, of course, run diablo3 better. I would really appreciate any specific recommendations. Generally I like to purchase hardware that is in that sweet spot between price/performance.
Edited by LordDarling#1405 on 5/21/2012 11:22 AM PDT
ahh, that was the very one I was eyeing! Let me ask you this, they have the 'superclocked' version which is $30 more here
is it worth the extra $30 for the upgraded card?
I have no idea, really. I guess it just comes down to personal tastes. Considering that the new 600 nvidia line came out recently, I would be hesitant to put too much of an investment in the 500 line. That's just me though. As for the 560ti, however, depending on your CPU/RAM, you should get pretty good results on most of the newer games.
My wife's machine is a bit old, she's using the (single) 560ti I linked above, a Phenom 980 quadcore CPU (3.7Ghz, not OC'd), and 8gigs of Corsair Vengeance DD3 - she can play SWtoR with everything on high (minus shadows) and averages 40 to 70 FPS, Skyrim at Ultra with minimal stuttering, and D3 everything maxed (including shadows) runs without a hitch.
I am not certain how intensive D3 is on other rig components, though. I'd be cautious about possibly throwing away dough on a graphics card if your CPU/RAM is just going to create a bottleneck. Just something to consider.
Edited by Technocracy#1397 on 5/21/2012 3:42 PM PDT
thanks so much for your advice =)
I got this processor
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
and 8 gigs of this ram G.SKILL 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
do you think the GTX 560 Ti would still be a good choice?
Edited by LordDarling#1405 on 5/21/2012 9:30 PM PDT
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