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It really depends on what resolution you play at, at 1440x900 you should be able to play crysis on medium with no AA and AF.
Edited by adizz - 2/9/11 at 6:45pm
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What kind of budget are we working with here? Newegg has a sale on a GTS 450 for $95 after MIR. That would be an enormous leap in performance.
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Originally Posted by gh0st3 View Post
I'm going to buy a cheap barebones kit that comes with a 2.30GHz quad core. I currently have a 8600 GTS in my older computer, and if possible I'd like to stick with it.

How good would this combo be? Like what settings would I be able to play Crisis and RUSE on?
It will work fine with what you plan to get, no need in spending more money than you need to.
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post #14 of 19
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Hmm interesting guys.. I think I'm going to stick with my 8600 GTS and if it's performing unsatisfactory then I'll pick up a GTS 450 or HD5770
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What kind of budget are we working with here? Newegg has a sale on a GTS 450 for $95 after MIR. That would be an enormous leap in performance.

...but it would be CPU bottlenecked....
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I could sell you an 8600 GT or a 8800 GT for cheap let me know we can do it through ebay or something if you wanted to make sure it was legit.
    
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Hmm interesting guys.. I think I'm going to stick with my 8600 GTS and if it's performing unsatisfactory then I'll pick up a GTS 450 or HD5770
Not a bad plan if you're not a serious gamer. Good luck with the new setup OP.
     
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...but it would be CPU bottlenecked....
on a quad core?
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post #19 of 19
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...but it would be CPU bottlenecked....
You think so? He has a 2.3GHz quad.

My old Q6600 (2.4GHz stock) still had more than enough muscle to get playable fps in Crysis, and really only slightly bottlenecked my first 460 before I upgraded my rig.
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