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I read the back cover of the crysis DVD and it says minimum CPU speed 3.2 ghz. I've been told that because I have a quad core, it won't matter that my CPU is only 2.8. But over also read that most games don't really take advantage of all the cores. So would I see much better performance by oc'ing? Anyway I'll probably OC regardless of performance increases
    
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You will see some gains by over clocking but it largely depends on your GPU.

Crysis is multi-core optimized so it will take advantage of your quad.

Over clock it, but you won't see a night/day difference. I think you are at a perfect resolution for your 4870. Just add more AA.
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It will run fine Mate I ran it on a Dual core 4600+@ 2.4 Ghz with a Geforce 8600 GT, it ran but not that great.

An i5 with a 4870 should be plenty for med-high settings at lower res like yours.
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You will get more out of a faster GPU than overclocking the CPU.
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You will get more out of a faster GPU than overclocking the CPU.
Yeah I have already oc'ed my gpu a bit. I plan on going further as well as taking my CPU up. Lol probably should update my sig rig
    
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I was thinking more along the lines of a 5850 or 6870.

my 2 4850s are getting the job done but I think one (the weaker of the 2) is on its way out so I went out and got a 6870 for less than($243 AUD) what my first 4850 cost ($310 AUD).

Havent put it in, the CPU is getting an upgrade too.

And Before I get jumped on by everyone in America, Parts over here cost more, so please dont tell me I just got ripped off.
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I was thinking more along the lines of a 5850 or 6870.

my 2 4850s are getting the job done but I think one (the weaker of the 2) is on its way out so I went out and got a 6870 for less than($243 AUD) what my first 4850 cost ($310 AUD).

Havent put it in, the CPU is getting an upgrade too.

And Before I get jumped on by everyone in America, Parts over here cost more, so please dont tell me I just got ripped off.
That's a pretty good price here in australia. Did you buy from MSY? I bought slot of parts from them

And yeah I have looked into a new card but to be honest my 4870 is fine. I'll probably upgrade when the 7000 series of cards is out.
    
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