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Should I change my Motherboard

I have a gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 motherboard with a AMD Phenom X4 965 CPU and a GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6850 and i was wondering what I should upgrade first to have my computer run games at ultra settings and not lag. any help would be greatly appreciated
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  1. I suggest you go for a new build altogether
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    Hello

    Without changing your VGA card, you wont achieve better performace in games. It is true in general, aside from some extreme cases.
    I would say look for a better VGA card, thats the quickest solution. You should upgrade your CPU and motherboard later to an extent that they wont hold back your new VGA card.

    Take a look at this:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

    Kudos,
    Albert
  3. So for my computer I need to be looking more at graphics cards than anything else?
    when do i know its time to be getting a new motherboard?
  4. Motherboard is mainly there for housing the other components. ( aside from the integrated parts - LAN, Ethernet, Sound card ... )
    Your concerns in gaming is VGA > CPU > RAM > motherboard. Just make sure the CPU doesn't bottleneck ( hold back ) the VGA for example.
  5. thespaceduck said:


    I looked through the website and was wondering if my CPu would be able to handle either of the GPU's without bottlenecking?

    Radeon R7 265
    or
    GeForce GTX 750Ti
  6. Short answer:
    Yes, you are good.

    Long answer:
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-2180607/260x-bottleneck-amd-phenom-955.html
    Don't look at the intel worshippers and read meat_loafs comments.
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