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might get the card this year, maybe upgrade CPU, Mobo and ram next year.
Since you have very limited resources:

Get a Pentium Dual-Core E2160 or E2180 from eBay. These are Core 2 Duos with less cache, and are around 40% faster clock-for-clock than the Pentium Ds. They can be had cheap at only $30 and, while they come clocked low, they over-clock like beasts. It's extremely easy for these 1.8-2GHz stock chips to hit 3-3.2GHz. That will give you a huge boost in gaming in comparison to your current Pentium 4. If you want to spend even less, a Pentium D 930 can be had on eBay for a measly $20, and will still be a huge boost over your current CPU, though obviously slower than the Pentium Dual-Core.

As for the GPU, the GeForce 9800GT is $20 cheaper than the Radeon HD 5670 and a tiny bit faster. Use the saved money, if you're too tight on the budget, and get both the 9800GT and the Pentium D 930 together for $70.
    
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first of all I don't purchase from USA for I live in NZ.
and second my mobo's chipset doesn't support dual core.
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I believe your board would support one of the low end core 2 duos.
     
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Yes it will run crysis.
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first of all I don't purchase from USA for I live in NZ.
and second my mobo's chipset doesn't support dual core.
First of all, I was trying to help and it's your fault for not putting in all your relevant info for us to see. Second, your motherboard supports anything up to the Core 2 Duo E6xxx series.
    
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sorry if you thought I was angry.
Thanks for your help.
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sorry if you thought I was angry.
Thanks for your help.
Okay. Well, do you have any money now to upgrade anything?
    
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@LOL_Wut_Axel - calm down, no need to get fiesty he was merely stating his location....

chea boi!! nz'rs
haha i feel for u bro, prices here are insane...
your rigg will run run crysis 2 in a playable state on minimum settings. If you are looking for a cheap upgrade there are heaps of cheap low end c2d/mobo kits on trademe for like 50-100 buks. A 5670 isnt bad and u shud b able to just hold up for the next year or so on low res.
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Honestly, despite the 5670 being a fair GPU, I don't think the P4 can handle Crysis 2. It wouldn't be enjoyable...
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@LOL_Wut_Axel - calm down, no need to get fiesty he was merely stating his location....

chea boi!! nz'rs
haha i feel for u bro, prices here are insane...
your rigg will run run crysis 2 in a playable state on minimum settings. If you are looking for a cheap upgrade there are heaps of cheap low end c2d/mobo kits on trademe for like 50-100 buks. A 5670 isnt bad and u shud b able to just hold up for the next year or so on low res.
I am calm. You should just go mind your own business.

If he wants something decent, the CPU will need to be replaced.
    
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