Hello everyone! About 3 months ago, I bought a new computer put together by a professional company with the parts I assigned to it (all done online). I've bought stuff there before, this is just the first time I customized it (by which I just mean it's not a default setup). Problem is: It sucks... Before buying it, I got it checked by a few friends who know what they're talking about and they said it was good. Now I'm no expert (I know enough to make decent decisions on which parts to take and which to leave), but this computer is slower than my previous, of which the GPU died after a couple of years of loyal service. RIP 8800GT. So that would seem rather strange. My old computer had an Intel Q6600 processor, whereas my current one has an AMD Phenom II X4 965. I've read stuff that Intel is better at multitasking than AMD, but this is crazy. With that old computer I could run 3 games simultaneously while barely noticing a difference in performance. Now my computer has to pull together all its strength to manage 1 game and any other decently CPU-using application, and then everything is still going very slow. That doesn't sound right to me. As for my GPU, I went from an NVIDIA 8800GT to an AMD Radeon HD6850. I thought it's performance was right for that GPU, but a benchmark showed otherwise. When I tested with 3DMark11, the GPU's scores came out with the slowest results of systems like mine, reaching only half the points of what bar was set for my system. Now I'd really like to know how come my CPU and GPU are performing so horribly. I also think I'll stick with Intel and NVIDIA next time I buy a pc, but since this 1 is only 3 months old, it would be a complete waste of money. After all, I may assume the parts themselves are working perfectly fine, otherwise they wouldn't have passed quality control. Also good to know, I've never overclocked either of those GPU's or CPU's, so I really have no experience in that field. If anybody needs any more info on my computer or wants a dxdiag, I can provide those. Thanks in advance.