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My friend would like to be able to play Diablo III that he just purchased. He wasn't aware that it would run like crap on his Radeon 4350. He has a pre-built computer from HP: HP Pavilion Slimline S5360F(AY024AA#ABA) Desktop PC Phenom II X4 820(2.8GHz) 6GB DDR3 750GB HDD Capacity ATI Radeon HD 4350 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883147098

I already told him that his power supply (220 watts) won't handle any graphic card upgrades and that he would need a low profile card to fit in the small case. He really doesn't want to spend a lot, say under $300.

Would it be possible to mount this motherboard in a standard case so he could buy a new case, power supply, and graphics card? That would put him perfectly in the $300 limit.

Thoughts?
Edited by granno21 - 11/20/12 at 10:53pm
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If the motherboard is ATX/Mini-ATX standard then yeah, it'll fit in a new case.

And yeah, he really needs a new PSU+Video card, as you've already stated tongue.gif.

*edit* looks like a mini-atx board to me.
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Tell your friend to get an HD6570 low profile
It will fit in his case and has low power consumption so the 220 watts psu is enough.
It should run diablo iii fine at medium settings 1080p

There's also a low profile HD6670 from sapphire if you can find one
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I would suggest getting a sapphire HD 7750, a 520watt seasonic PSU and a normal case. Should be under $300.

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