Whats the problem?

Ok so to make a long story short.
i just bought a new AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
to improve my old pc to make it more of a gaming pc.
i also bought a new motherboard to compliment the CPU
im currently using the onboard video and im wondering if thats the problem why im still not get really high FPS in games.
If i where to buy a video card like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187133
would it improve my computers gaming experience and be able to run newer games without a problem and that Annoying LAGG!

Thanks for your help ahead of time
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  1. First off you need to have some kind of discrete graphics card to run most most games out today you were right on that, however that proc is going to get nothing out of that card. Your on board graphics might not be much worse than that since you said your board was a newer model. I would recommend a Radeon HD 6850 for that setup or better. However that depends on what resolution your playing at and what games.
  2. fools79 said:
    First off you need to have some kind of discrete graphics card to run most most games out today you were right on that, however that proc is going to get nothing out of that card. Your on board graphics might not be much worse than that since you said your board was a newer model. I would recommend a Radeon HD 6850 for that setup or better. However that depends on what resolution your playing at and what games.



    ok well that helps and im playing a 1440 by 900 right now and i might eventually get a new moniter.
    I want to be able to play some of the newer games like crysis 2 or maybe homefront something like that and i want to be able to record my gameplay using this program called fraps. i also have a nvidia motherboard with sli so i want to get a nvidia card or are ati cards better.
  3. A Radeon Hd 6850, or 6870 would work well. You could also go the Nvidia route and get a 460 1gb card. I have the 6850 right now till my 6950 comes in and for the most part you should be alright with that for crisis 2 and homefront should work fine on any of them. If you upgrade to 1920x1080 then I would get the 6870 or 6950, although a 6950 would be basically what I will be running soon and hopefully it will last a year and a half or more.

    You could also get a 560 ti but it's not quite as good as 6950 but costs around 5 bucks more.
  4. I just realized what is your psu, you'll need at least a 500w for any of those cards.
  5. I have a A CoolerMaster 600
    heres the link.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171036

    the only reason i'm a little confused is because the motherboard i have is a MSI board(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130235&cm_re=msi_sli-_-13-130-235-_-Product) which has Nvidia onboard video and has a NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI chipset. I'm a little worry that if i buy one of these cards that my motherboard won't run it. The only reason why the board would run it is because its AMD board and ATI is owned by AMD so i don't think it will have a problem.

    but i'm only 15 so i obviously need the get the best bang for your buck because i can't go buy a $250 card. And i was looking at some of the Nvidia cards and they don't seem to be as good as the ATI ones but i don't understand why everyone still likes Nvidia better.


    The monitor that i was looking also runs at the same resolution. So i think i should be good with the 6870
    These where the two cards i was looking at as they have highest rating and the lowest price.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349&cm_re=6870-_-14-161-349-_-Product

    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506&cm_re=6870-_-14-150-506-_-Product


    sorry for all the stuff im throwing at you and thanks for the help.
  6. I believe there is sapphire with a different cooler on it for the same price it's the same model as the one used on the 6950. I would look in that one.

    I'll check for a link when I get some more time.
  7. ok thanks one thing that i forgot to mention was that i want a reliable card thats not going to crap out on me after a year.
    I heard from another guy that nvidia cards last longer and thats kinda why i want get a nvidia card but im also going to want something thats going to preform really well with all the newer games.
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