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Hey everyone , I'm looking forward to buy Diablo III. My question , since my PC is not the best, what should I upgrade to have a better FPS / gameplay? My PC is a Acer aspire 5100.
-8400 AMD Phenom
-3 GB DDR2
-500 GB SATA hard disk
-ATI Radeon HD2400Pro Thank you.
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I can't find that computer anywhere, so assuming it's a desktop, you really only need a better video card.
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To be more accurate , its a Acer AM5100 - E5401A
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Originally Posted by guitargod View Post

Hey everyone , I'm looking forward to buy Diablo III. My question , since my PC is not the best, what should I upgrade to have a better FPS / gameplay? My PC is a Acer aspire 5100.
-8400 AMD Phenom
-3 GB DDR2
-500 GB SATA hard disk
-ATI Radeon HD2400Pro Thank you.

You would just need a GPU and maybe a new PSU depending on how powerful of a GPU you buy. The ram cpu and Hdd are adequate and would not cause too much of a problem.
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If i buy a GPU , can it be easily installed?
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If i buy a GPU , can it be easily installed?

It's not hard but as said above you may have to replace the PSU because I really doubt the one you got in your box will be strong enough to handle the new card.
D3 is really not hard to run. You could still test on the beta to see how it handles the game.
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A better gpu and psu...quite likely to need both as mentioned above, shouldnt be too much trouble to install. Def will be needed as well as Diablo 3 has some pretty high *stupid high imo* recommended specs.
    
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So I should just buy a new video card and power supply... How do I know if it's compatible with my PC though? lol I'm really noob when it comes to hardware
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So I should just buy a new video card and power supply... How do I know if it's compatible with my PC though? lol I'm really noob when it comes to hardware

Any modern power supply and graphics card should be compatible with your PC smile.gif. The only concern would be if Acer crammed your case really tight, it would be possible to buy a card too long to fit inside.
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So I should just buy a new video card and power supply... How do I know if it's compatible with my PC though? lol I'm really noob when it comes to hardware

Try to get into the beta, shouldn't be too hard now since blizzard let enter pretty much anyone. Test if you are able to run the game on different settings.
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