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I have been out of the computer hardware loop for a while but am just getting back in it for Crysis 2 and whatnot this year. Now with tax returns coming back I want to upgrade my PC to make it able to run Crysis 2 Maxed @ 1680x1050 with 4XAA and 16XAF smoothly (60 + fps)and allow it to be a few years future-proof at the same time as well as being smart and not overspending on things I won't need.

If the smartest thing to do would be build a new rig I would glady wait and do it.


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Gigabyte p35 (ds3r)
3 GB crucial ballistix ddr2-800 (3x1gb)
e6750 @ 3.2
tuniq tower
western digital 250gb
xfx GTS 250
corsair hx 520
windows 7 professional 64 bit

I would like some expert suggestions as I catch up on current hardware. And how will my psu fare I know its a good psu

thanks a bunch
Edited by BTK - 2/3/11 at 11:51pm
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post #2 of 41
That should be ok to run crysis 2 on medium settings.
    
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Lol get 4x 580 s and youll get like 30 fps lol

This is wh I am gonna hate crysis 2
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a 560ti or 6950 1gb is a good starting point @ 250 upgrades!

cpu upgrade might be costly since u need to swap out ram, cooler, mobo etc


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Lol get 4x 580 s and youll get like 30 fps lol

This is wh I am gonna hate crysis 2
and yea have u seen the pc play through, doesn't look that impressive going from crysis to crysis 2.

Why wasn't Crysis released on console?

why is crysis 2 releasing on console? when the sole reason it wasn't released cuz it can not run it.
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if crysis 2 is anything like crysis 1 nothing on the market will even come close to playable framerates at the settings you stated.
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like i said i been out of it...is it a whole revamped engine? and okay besides crysis what would be a smart upgrade
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a 560ti or 6950 1gb is a good starting point @ 250 upgrades!

cpu upgrade might be costly since u need to swap out ram, cooler, mobo etc




and yea have u seen the pc play through, doesn't look that impressive going from crysis to crysis 2.

Why wasn't Crysis released on console?

why is crysis 2 releasing on console? when the sole reason it wasn't released cuz it can not run it.
I am willing to swap out anything like i said budget is not an issue i just want to spend "smartly"
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if crysis 2 is anything like crysis 1 nothing on the market will even come close to playable framerates at the settings you stated.
Then again it likely isn't because crytek whored themsekvesmout, crysism2 the new cod
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Then again it likely isn't because crytek whored themsekvesmout, crysism2 the new cod
whats the heck is that? looks like giberish
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post #10 of 41
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whats the heck is that? looks like giberish
iPad....lol touchscreen, basically crytek is whoring themselves out to ea and MS hence the xbox demo, ifmthe xbox rsn it the way it did, I'm sure anypc with a 460+ will max it with 30ish fps,i'd get a single 580 because VRAM cold be chewed up in the game


However, my friend on steam Linus he said "no such thing as future proofing"

Wait for Themis demo and somepeople will review its performance.
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