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Can my very [bad] computer handle a better graphics card?

So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

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  1. cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.
  2. Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.


    sorry I forgot to add that. http://i.imgur.com/h57RCTz.png
  3. cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.


    sorry I forgot to add that. http://i.imgur.com/h57RCTz.png


    Get a GTX 660TI, the extra speed is worth the cash. Your CPU could be a slight bottleneck, but since the summer is not that far away, I would say do it now and get er done.
  4. Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.


    sorry I forgot to add that. http://i.imgur.com/h57RCTz.png


    Get a GTX 660TI, the extra speed is worth the cash. Your CPU could be a slight bottleneck, but since the summer is not that far away, I would say do it now and get er done.


    Sorry but I have no idea what bottleneck means but will the CPU be able to play games like the above mentioned at 60 fps? Because right now I can't afford a full new computer (in 1-3 months max I can) all i will be upgrading is the graphcis card if this CPU can handle LoL and CSGO at 60 fps
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    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.


    sorry I forgot to add that. http://i.imgur.com/h57RCTz.png


    Get a GTX 660TI, the extra speed is worth the cash. Your CPU could be a slight bottleneck, but since the summer is not that far away, I would say do it now and get er done.


    Sorry but I have no idea what bottleneck means but will the CPU be able to play games like the above mentioned at 60 fps? Because right now I can't afford a full new computer (in 1-3 months max I can) all i will be upgrading is the graphcis card if this CPU can handle LoL and CSGO at 60 fps


    LoL, yes. A bottleneck is when the CPU is not fast enough to deal with the data from the GPU.
  6. Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.


    sorry I forgot to add that. http://i.imgur.com/h57RCTz.png


    Get a GTX 660TI, the extra speed is worth the cash. Your CPU could be a slight bottleneck, but since the summer is not that far away, I would say do it now and get er done.


    Sorry but I have no idea what bottleneck means but will the CPU be able to play games like the above mentioned at 60 fps? Because right now I can't afford a full new computer (in 1-3 months max I can) all i will be upgrading is the graphcis card if this CPU can handle LoL and CSGO at 60 fps


    LoL, yes. A bottleneck is when the CPU is not fast enough to deal with the data from the GPU.


    Ok thanks. Im hoping I can run those 2 games at 60 FPS i will go with the 660 first then start upgrading from there
  7. cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    Hello man said:
    cool123ter said:
    So this is my first time so bare with me please :). Over the summer I plan on building a computer etc because currently I have the worlds most god awful computer. I attached the specs I know how to find below and for now I want to upgrade the graphics card so I can at the very least play some steam games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends until I get my gaming computer going. So I was wondering if with my [bad] processor can I play games like that if I should buy say a GTX 660 found here

    OR should I buy this as a replacement since its cheap until I get the new computer? Can this even run the games?

    So can I run the games lag free (with 60 fps) with the 660 and my [bad] computer? Or should get the 8400 GS as a temporary solution (if the 8400 can run these games)?Thank you so much for the help

    Sorry for the grammar.

    Language, please


    I would like to know you're CPU model.


    sorry I forgot to add that. http://i.imgur.com/h57RCTz.png


    Get a GTX 660TI, the extra speed is worth the cash. Your CPU could be a slight bottleneck, but since the summer is not that far away, I would say do it now and get er done.


    Sorry but I have no idea what bottleneck means but will the CPU be able to play games like the above mentioned at 60 fps? Because right now I can't afford a full new computer (in 1-3 months max I can) all i will be upgrading is the graphcis card if this CPU can handle LoL and CSGO at 60 fps


    LoL, yes. A bottleneck is when the CPU is not fast enough to deal with the data from the GPU.


    Ok thanks. Im hoping I can run those 2 games at 60 FPS i will go with the 660 first then start upgrading from there


    That works!
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