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I think two GPUs are a little over kill for those games. Crysis 2 isnt the same PC-killer that Crysis 1 was.
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post #12 of 26
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What do you think.. one 6850 that unlocks to a 6870?
6850's don't unlock. You're thinking of the 6950's.
post #13 of 26
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i'd rather see you go with one good card than 2 5770's. you only need 650w psu at most for the set up.
^^This. 6950 or GTX570. Don't saddle him with two old gen cards.
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post #14 of 26
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Updated OP. Not sure what brand to go with for the GPU. Sapphire reviews look good?
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post #15 of 26
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Looks good by me. Even my little 4650 plays crysis2 max'd out, so those cards won't have an issue.
Yea maybe at 800x600.

Get a 560ti if ya can
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post #16 of 26
You might want to consider going with a core i5 2500k instead. You don't need it to run crysis 2, but it will last him longer. Only suggesting this because if I was in your position that's what I would do. If you have a microcenter near you, it's not really that much more expensive (or if you can find a similar deal online).
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You might want to consider going with a core i5 2500k instead. You don't need it to run crysis 2, but it will last him longer. Only suggesting this because if I was in your position that's what I would do. If you have a microcenter near you, it's not really that much more expensive (or if you can find a similar deal online).
Yeah I considered this.. there isn't a microcenter nearby though. It's almost $100 more for the i5-2500K on Newegg, so unless I can find a deal I think it's better off just getting the 965. It's his money, I'll let him decide.
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I can confirm that Crysis 2 runs smooth on a 560Ti on a 3.6GHz E8300. I'd still go for the 570 or 6950.
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post #19 of 26
What about 2 5850s? They out perform 1 6950/70, and cost about the same, give or take $10. So if you can wait till they restock I would. They were $135 on Newegg.
Edited by IcyPimpHand - 5/8/11 at 6:19pm
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^^This. 6950 or GTX570. Don't saddle him with two old gen cards.
one better car is always better..i have crossfire and wished i would have got one bigger card
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