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I want to be able to play Crysis , Crysis 2 (or whatever) and Farcry 2 on max XP 32-bit settings (High if its the same as Crysis) at 1650x1050 with atleast 4x AA getting over 40 FPS (Hopefully)

My question is what would be the cheapest upgrade to get this (if any).

I thought another 8800GT but i only have a 500W PSU which i dont think can hold.

Any suggestions would be great
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Well, for a start 750W would be an overkill. I actually think the 500w should just about do it. If not, go for 600W.
    
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Farcry 2 runs on a completely different engine and is made by Ubisoft so there is no telling how it will perform on current hardware. I'd suggest waiting until the game comes closer to release to find out exactly what you need.
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well id liek to run Crysis as i never got it cos i hated the **** FPS so i guess u could answer question based on that please ?
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Start off by getting a better GPU like maybe a 9800GTX+ or an 4850 or an 4870. Or you can SLI your 8800GT.
 
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I want to be able to play Crysis , Crysis 2 (or whatever) and Farcry 2 on max XP 32-bit settings (High if its the same as Crysis) at 1650x1050 with atleast 4x AA getting over 40 FPS (Hopefully)

My question is what would be the cheapest upgrade to get this (if any).

I thought another 8800GT but i only have a 500W PSU which i dont think can hold.

Any suggestions would be great
I dont think your going to be able to get 40fps on 1650x1050 with 4X aa unless you go with something pretty high end...I would almost recommend something with a higher frame buffer (ie. something over 512mb) as the AA eats away at the on board memory. If you cant afford it then just grab a 4870, if you want a single card solution, or just grab a second 8800gt for $150 or less, then get a good psu. Get the absolute best you can afford and if you would rather have something more poweful, just save up money until FARCRY comes out then you will probably have enough money to buy a high end card that has had a price cut...just my opinion.
Edited by hairston630 - 7/3/08 at 12:56pm
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CF 4850 for $300. I've seen 4850s for $150 on newegg AR and with a coupon code
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CF 4850 for $300. I've seen 4850s for $150 on newegg AR and with a coupon code
This would require him to get a new motherboard....
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I would go ahead and get another 8800GT..
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lol well i my X48 mobo broke and they said i could have this as a replacement and just then Nvidia get raped by ATI ima get another 8800GT thne see if my PSU cant handle if it cant ill prolly get a PC power and cooling 750

Just 1 question will a 790i mobo work as an sli mobo for atleast a couple more years or will PCI-E 2.0 be outdated so i need a new Mobo.

Point of this question is i might get another 8800GT and thne SLI some more cards when Nivida realise they must pick thier game up again.

what do u lot think?
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