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Will I need a Better PC for New Games?

My Current PC is my Sig Rig.
http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=17031

Do you think this PC will be good for games such a Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, New Elder Scrols, guild wars 2, etc.

Don't have money to go for iCores, because it would require a new mobo and ram as well as a CPU, which would cost a lot over all.

So my question is, Will my sig rig be ok for the new coming games or do i need a new pc or do i need to just upgrade certain things?
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post #2 of 27
Just upgrade that ancient graphics card that is bottlenecking your computer. BTW are you overclocking your ram?
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post #3 of 27
at least that gpu yes.

maybe upgrade the cpu to C2Q 9550, OC it super high and get yourself like a gtx 560 or something along those lines, then you should be good.
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post #4 of 27
Upgrade your GPU and you should be good. You won't be able to hang with people who have $3K gaming rigs obviously but you should be able to play most games at decent settings with a newer midrange video card.
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post #5 of 27
All you need is a better graphics card. How much is your budget?
post #6 of 27
You should be fine by just upgrading your GPU. Probably won't have to spend too much on one if you keep playing on a 19" monitor. OC the Q6600
post #7 of 27
you should upgrade your graphics card
everything else should be fine specially for bf3 upcoming release this fall
i cant wait

crysis though is going to be hella high ended
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Yay, new GPUs are so exciting!
     
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post #9 of 27
new gpu and you'll be good
    
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post #10 of 27
If my screens were 1440x900 i'd probably gouge my eyes out.
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750gb Caviar Black | 2x120gb Raid 0 Windows 7 64bit Home 2x Acer H233H | Acer P244W Microsoft x4 
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Rocketfish 550w x2 Thermaltake V3 | Haf 912 Razer Abyssus Steel Series 
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My System
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Ivy Bridge
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E6600 @ 3.71ghz | q6600 @ 3.8ghz P5N-E Sli | P5Q XFX HD5770 | HD5850 6gb G.Skill (900mhz) | 4gb Patriot (1000mhz) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
750gb Caviar Black | 2x120gb Raid 0 Windows 7 64bit Home 2x Acer H233H | Acer P244W Microsoft x4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rocketfish 550w x2 Thermaltake V3 | Haf 912 Razer Abyssus Steel Series 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire HD6950 unlocked to HD6970 16gb RipJawsX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial 1TB Western Digital Green Sata III Corsair H80 Windows 7 
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