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When BD is released, I'm putting together a PC with a friend consisting of these parts:

Case: CM Storm Enforcer
Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional
CPU: Either 6 or 8 core AM3+
CPU-cooler: CoolIT ECO A.L.C.
GPU: 1x Radeon HD6950 unlocked and OC'd (maybe a 6970)
RAM: 8Gb. G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3 1600Mhz. CL9
HDD: Already owns one
ODD: Already owns a DVD burner
PSU: XFX 750W

Now, he's going to use it for gaming and Photoshop work, so therefore the 8Gb. RAM.

Nothing can be changed because we're going for a black/red "The Dark Side" theme, and everything fits together perfectly well with matching colors and all smile.gif - input is okay though.

I just need to know if it would max out games like Crysis 2 w/DX11 patch? After all it's gonna be a HD6970 on a 1920x1080p monitor. We will probably OC the card and the CPU.

Also, he wants to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo III and BF3, preferably maxed out, but I figured if it could run Crysis 2 DX11 patch maxed out, it could also run those three games at max too.

Would it run it maxed out? Or do we have to invest in 2x 6950 or a single GTX 580 and Sandy Bridge?

I think the budget can be squeezed to about $1500, but that's the absolute limit.

All inputs are welcome, although we cannot buy outside of Denmark, and no used or refurbished items. Prices are high here as well, so a GTX 580 is probably out of question frown.gif

Anyway, thanks in advance! smile.gif

- get a debate going! smile.gif
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for crysis2 i think you would want ot have CF 6950s rather then just one. I know that AMD guys are having a little isuues with crysis since the game is optimized for the green team abut can still play it none the less
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Get an i5 2500k & a GTX 570 & you should be able to max out crysis 2 atleast
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Currently even my gpu setup can't max crysis 2. We need some kind of update or fix.
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Get a GTX 570 2.5 Gb...
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Originally Posted by tx-jose;14256699 
for crysis2 i think you would want ot have CF 6950s rather then just one. I know that AMD guys are having a little isuues with crysis since the game is optimized for the green team abut can still play it none the less

Yeah, I knew there were problems on the Red Team, but he isn't going to play Crysis 2. I merely used it as a reference smile.gif Other games like Metro 2033 has better graphics, I think, and Homefront was beautiful as well smile.gif

I just need to know if the 6970 ('cause a 6950 unlocked and OC'd is a 6970) would be able to handle current games and coming games maxed out? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Crouch;14256716 
Get an i5 2500k & a GTX 570 & you should be able to max out crysis 2 atleast

Seing as AMD is a budget choice, we won't go Sandy Bridge. Perhaps if BD turns out to be rubbish, we'll get the i5-2500k and a GTX 570/HD6970 smile.gif
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Originally Posted by razaice;14256733 
Currently even my gpu setup can't max crysis 2. We need some kind of update or fix.

Yeah, but I wasn't really caring about Crysis 2 as a game, since my friend isn't going to play it. I only used it as a reference point smile.gif But yeah, a fix is definately needed.
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Originally Posted by adridu59;14256797 
Get a GTX 570 2.5 Gb...

RAM is of no concern at this point, since he's only gaming on a single 1920x1080p screen.


To all: Thanks for all the replies! smile.gif Hope for more! And +rep!

We also wanted to go AMD since the company and marketing speaks more to us than Intel/nVidia. We also don't care about PhysX. And in addition he probably wants to have 2 or 3 screens at one point, and I know AMD is better at that smile.gif
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BUMP! smile.gif

Get this debate going smile.gif
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If Crysis 2 is your only main concern, then I would also vote for the i5 2500k and probably 2x 560 Ti's in SLI(or even 2x 570s) vs just a single card. I always feel like any budget over $1000 deserves 2 gpus in their system. No one is sure on BD performance, so it's just a waiting game now.

Btw, my 2x 5770s can only run Crysis2 on Very High(maybe some extreme options) with DX11 and the High Res pack enabled. They are usually equivalent to a 5870/6950 in terms of performance. This is why people are recommending 2 6950s or even switching to Nvidia, since Crysis2 was "tailored" for Nvidia cards.
    
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Get 2x6950s, the 11.7 drivers will probably fix the problems in Crysis 2. People who say get 570s are lulz, 570s are POS for the price, they suck compared to the 6970 in almost every game and scaling is lulz compared to 6970.
    
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Originally Posted by Kokin;14260108 
If Crysis 2 is your only main concern, then I would also vote for the i5 2500k and probably 2x 560 Ti's in SLI(or even 2x 570s) vs just a single card. I always feel like any budget over $1000 deserves 2 gpus in their system. No one is sure on BD performance, so it's just a waiting game now.

Btw, my 2x 5770s can only run Crysis2 on Very High(maybe some extreme options) with DX11 and the High Res pack enabled. They are usually equivalent to a 5870/6950 in terms of performance. This is why people are recommending 2 6950s or even switching to Nvidia, since Crysis2 was "tailored" for Nvidia cards.

It isn't my main concern. It was meant as a reference point smile.gif But I think I'll have a talk with him about 2x GPUs, because I think you're right. But the problem is that it has to be black/red themed.

My 2x GTX 460 runs Crysis 2 w/DX 11 and Hi-Res pack on Ultra with almost no lagg.
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Get 2x6950s, the 11.7 drivers will probably fix the problems in Crysis 2. People who say get 570s are lulz, 570s are POS for the price, they suck compared to the 6970 in almost every game and scaling is lulz compared to 6970.

Yeah, I feel ya on the 560 issue. We are pretty set on a 6950 unlocked to 6970, and then a 900Mhz. core clock.

We might look in to a dual GPU setup. Although, he'll mostly be playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and Diablo III. He was hoping to max out Battlefield 3 though.
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