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July 8, 2013 1:07:24 PM

Hi i recently built my first PC using some parts off Amazon after aasking around i chose a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and Graphics card. However despite what i thought was a performance upgrade this has not been the case and my computer is slower than before at playing games.

Is something not compatible or not optimised or am i just expecting too much, advice is appreciated.

My system currently includes:
Asus a97 evo R2.0
AMD fx-6300 six core processor 3.5ghz
16 GB RAM
Windows 7 64 bit OS
NVIDIA Ge-Force GT 610 2gb dedicated
650 W power supply

i think thats it,

Thanks,
Ryan

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July 8, 2013 2:11:15 PM

The only thing wrong with that system for gaming is the graphic card. Extremely weak. Maybe med settings at 1600x900. What resolution is your monitor?
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July 9, 2013 12:27:10 PM

clutchc said:
The only thing wrong with that system for gaming is the graphic card. Extremely weak. Maybe med settings at 1600x900. What resolution is your monitor?


My current resolution is 1920x1080, I know it's a 42 inch flat screen tv.

Does it look like I need to get a new graphics card then ?

Any recommendations for a budget if £50-110 ?

Ps I just want to play total war games all day :D 

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July 9, 2013 12:28:43 PM

My next question would also be what compatible graphics card should I choose ?
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July 9, 2013 12:39:58 PM

Would you recommend this card ?

AMD R7850 2GB

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July 9, 2013 12:39:58 PM

Would you recommend this card ?

AMD R7850 2GB

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July 9, 2013 12:51:31 PM

At 1080p, you will want more than that card for sure. But holding the cost to 110 pounds is going to be rough. I would say nothing lower than a GTX 650ti if you like Nvidia or a HD 7790 if you like AMD. That should allow med/high settings at 1080p with smooth frame rates. Use this chart to evaluate where the cards fall for gaming.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here is an Nvidia and AMD example:
Nvidia: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-Nvidia-GTX650Ti-PCI-E-Grap...
AMD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-R7790-OC-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/...

A 2GB card would be better, but probably not in that price range.
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July 9, 2013 12:52:54 PM

If you can find a HD 7850 for your price, absolutely.
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July 9, 2013 1:24:53 PM

Thanks for all your help man bought me a r7850 for £145 will have to do some extra shifts at work but worth it

Thanks again,

Ryan
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