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Psychodelic

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Hey people, so I saved up some money and decided to spend it on upgrading my pc. Question is, should I buy a new graphics card or something else? I want to make my pc better so I can play some of the newer games, as a matter of fact I wanted to order radeon r9 280x or the nvidia geforce 970 gtx, but deciding which graphics card I should buy is the last thing I worry about. What concerns me is if I am doing the right thing by spending like 250 euros on graphics card, my pc has 6 GB ram, AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00 ghz proccessor, geforce 520 GT. So my question is, if I for example buy radeon r9 280x am I goin to be able to play let's say GTA 5 on ultra without lagging, only new graphics card that is. Or is it better to buy a completely new 200 euro worth gaming motherboard with onboard graphics card, I can't seem to decide I hope that you can help. Thanks.


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:welcome:   Psychodelic,

 
Please note that before purchasing an add on video card that the following must be considered;
 
Is the present PSU (power supply unit) powerful enough or will it also need upgrading.
 

What type of case do you have, full tower, mid tower or SFF (small form factor) this is important as you must make sure that there is enough room inside the case for the upgrade/s, upgrading a SFF type system can be difficult as they often use propriety components such as smaller and differing shape PSUs and they only have enough room inside the case for a low profile type add on card.

 

Please provide some further information about your computer,  is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the Case, MB, the Ram (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.

 

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