Hey, I'm new to this forum and I came here because It seems like someone can help me.
I'm going to get a new graphics card because my computer is lagging like ass.
First off is it the graphics cards fault if my computer is lagging or something else like the motherboard or the cpu or the fans?
This is all of my specs according to CPU-Z: My Settings - Pastebin.com
I have deleted everything that would be unnecessary in that like all this binary stuff. Also I am not entirely sure if everything is listed on this. if it happens to be the fans fault I'll just buy liquid water cooling
And I have no idea what case I have because I didn't build my rig.
Anyway, to my main question if it is the graphics cards fault, which one should I get out of these two,
Nvidia GTX 680 - Amazon.com: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature2/Dual Fan/2048MB GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/mHDMI/DP/SLI Graphics Card (02G-P4-2687-KR): Computers & Accessories
Sapphire Radeon Hd 7870 - Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT with Boost 2GB DDR5 HDMI / DVI-I / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11199-20-20G: Computers & Accessories
I know the Nvidia GTX 680 is an upgrade to my version the GTX 560 But I was thinking how good the 680 is compared to the Sapphire Radeon HD 7870.
If the Radeon happens to be better would it work with my current setup, because I heard that you can't cross the graphic cards, I'm not entirely sure what the person said about it but I just want to check just in case.
If there is a better graphics card that you know about for around the $500 AUD range, can you please suggest it as a reply to me for me to check out and consider buying?
Hope someone can help me with this and this is clear enough, I'm kind of new to the whole rig setup thing, my current computer was built by some guy I found online.