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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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  1. 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?
  2. 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

    Rome 4 life
  3. My next question would also be what compatible graphics card should I choose ?
  4. Would you recommend this card ?

    AMD R7850 2GB

    Thanks,
  5. Would you recommend this card ?

    AMD R7850 2GB

    Thanks,
  6. Best answer
    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-card-review,3107-7.html

    Here is an Nvidia and AMD example:
    Nvidia: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-Nvidia-GTX650Ti-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B009PCANYM/ref=sr_1_13?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1373399105&sr=1-13&keywords=gtx+650ti
    AMD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-R7790-OC-PCI-E-Graphics/dp/B00BZOHJOU/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1373399429&sr=1-1&keywords=hd+7790

    A 2GB card would be better, but probably not in that price range.
  7. If you can find a HD 7850 for your price, absolutely.
  8. 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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