Hi everyone, hope all's well in the world of techspot. First, let me start by giving you my comp parts AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ ( 939 ) GA - K8U - 939 1024 MB DDR 400 ( Hynix, Kingmax, ) (2) 256MB ASUS A9550GE Lite -on 1635S 16 -Speed LG or Lite-on DVD Retail Box Firewire IEEE 1394 PCI Card 1.44MB Panasonic FDD 250GB ( Seagate) 7200rpm SATA I hope that means something to you experts, cuz it all means nothing to me When I ordered the computer, I just asked the guy who was putting it together for me for a good computer with good gaming capabilities. I really only play games on the side but I wanted the computer to manage a few now and then. The computer is primarily for work and internet usage. All was well in my life until my mate who knows computers quite well looked at my components and told me that both my motherboard and video card were basically crap and soon to be obsolete...gotta love his honesty . I know that I have had problems running some games. My question is simply (after that long and rather pointless intro) what video card and motherboard should I consider? Keeping in mind I'm not a hardcore gamer at all, just maybe a medium range card. I won't really be replacing anything anytime soon because I can't afford it, but now is the time I should start learning about what's out there. This is by no means urgent and was simply curious as to your thoughts. Cheers to all!