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I play crysis 2 competitively and I find myself turning the graphics settings down to their lowest and lowering my resolution to gain the maximum fps. I'm tired of doing this. I like a constant 85 fps, or higher. I want to max crysis 2, possibly with 3d vision, only at 1920x1080 or 1200 and still maintain a consistent high fps

I would be selling my current amd rig to build an intel. Would to 2500k be enough? I believe nvidia will be the route for graphics cards since this game is so optimized for them. Can a single 580 do this, or are we talking sli, or wait for 6 series?
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LOL, you have a 5770! Dude!

Yes you will have a better gaming experience with a better card alone and Intel is worth it 2500K = great for gaming + a high end card, maybe grab the new AMD stuff or a 580 when its price drops. The 6XX series will most likely be out next fall i think.

Anything is better than that POS 5770 XD
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is "better" 85 frames a second max settings? If I make this dive into this building I'm doing it right, I don't want to have to find myself lowering my settings to get the fps I need.
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A 2500k might actually have trouble keeping up except near 5GHz. My 2600k bottlenecks my 590 up to about 4.4-4.5GHz. If you wait for Kepler, the bottleneck will only increase.

3DVision is awful for competitive anything.

As for the cards, if you want 3D you're looking at SLI 570s and up. Also remember that with 3D, the fps cap is 60. The Kepler cards are 4ish months away which is a surprisingly long time when it actually comes to waiting it out. If it's for something you're doing now, just wait until the 7970 launches so 500 series prices will be lower.
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I just made the switch from my 1090t @ 4.1ghz to a 2500k and I am not looking back for a second!!
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As for the board, you should grab a Sabertooth P67, it looks SICK dude.

A single 580 will do you well since P67/Z68 don't offer full x16 lanes when Crossfired/SLi'd (only first card)
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As for the board, you should grab a Sabertooth P67, it looks SICK dude.
A single 580 will do you well since P67/Z68 don't offer full x16 lanes when Crossfired/SLi'd (only first card)

There are much better boards for the money IMO. If the OP is interested in max graphics, he should get a board with an NF200 or similar ADX chip. It splits the 16 native lanes into 32 so you can do x16/x16 or x8/x8/x8/x8.
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post #8 of 15
You have a 5770 that's why your computer sucks. Upgrade your video card and you will be fine. Crysis 2 really isnt all that demanding of a game, you will get decent FPS with a 6950 or better.
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I love my i7 2600k but you would be fine with i5 2500k for gaming, I use mine for graphics and other work and needed hyper threading. Your GPU is the primary bottleneck so you would need to upgrade both CPU and GPU to something serious to get the high frame rates. I don't know much about the GPU side of things though but I like my 6870 a lot.
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..not everyone's rich like in boca,sean tongue.gif :lachen.gif: seriously though..6950 or better..if it's not enough ..x-fire! and..sandy bridge..is noticeably faster..i'd say YES! do itttt
 
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