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Hey guys I"m working on a low budget build for my friend and I was wondering if this card would be good enough for games like League of Legends, Starcraft II, and Diablo 3. Thanks for your help!!!!



PC BUILD-

MOBO/CPU- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=849390&sku=B69-5380

RAM- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1412140&CatId=4534 OR

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=708908&CatId=4534 (depends on which GPU)

PSU- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=606220&sku=V261-0500

HDD- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3303659&sku=T24-9900


GT 520- http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=698000&CatId=3669
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Heh no. The GT520 is an HTPC card and would choke on those games at anything higher than 1024x768. I personally would suggest a GT 440 as it is significantly faster (at least 2x) while not being that much more expensive.

Check this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162099

As for the PSU, i would recommend this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

Antec makes solid power supplies, and its about the same price.
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my old laptops GT320m handled wow raiding just fine at 1366x768, full details, And can run D3 pretty fine, So im assuming a Desktop GT520 would be faster..
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

my old laptops GT320m handled wow raiding just fine at 1366x768, full details, And can run D3 pretty fine, So im assuming a Desktop GT520 would be faster..
Nope. This is really not a gaming card at all: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_520/18.html

It doesn't even average 20fps in WoW at 1024x768 with no AA...

The 440 is a better option for entry level gaming, but if your budget is so tight have you considered doing an AMD Llano build instead? You could probably get similar or even better gaming performance in all honesty without even needing a discrete card.
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not even going to ask what they did for it to be slower then the 320m
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

not even going to ask what they did for it to be slower then the 320m
It's not neccesarily the next-gen version of the 320. or the 320m.
the x20 is just Nvidia's crappiest card for that generation.
Also a +1 for going with Llano
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