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post #21 of 27
You'll be able to run with impunity as long as you're easy on the AA. I run none at all, or at most, 2x. AF is the same deal, go easy on it. You don't need those unless you get artifacts they correct anyways.
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post #22 of 27
Get a new GPU and if you want, try to push your Q6600 to somewhere around 3.4ghz+ and you will be set. Even with a new GPU and your Q6600 @ 3.0ghz, you will be more than set.
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post #23 of 27
new gpu for sure
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post #24 of 27
You could always sell your current setup as well. I sold my old 775 setup and was able to buy my current i5 setup.

I think it only cost me a few bills from my end.
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post #25 of 27
for crysis 2 your 3870 will have a stroke, but if you get a 6950 you will be golden for a few more years.
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post #26 of 27
Ya all you need is a better GPU, that Q6600 should last at least a year. Games are only now beginning to use quad cores and you still have more overclocking headroom above 3ghz.

But ya don't upgrade untill you really need too. Personally I plan on waiting till Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls 5 come out, I'm not upgrading for a meh game like Crysis 2. You can run it on low-medium settings with that 3870 anyway.
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post #27 of 27
I'd advise that you upgrade the GPU to something like a Radeon HD 6870 or 6950 to be future-proof. That way, when you want to upgrade the whole platform in some years, you can re-use the GPU and CrossFire it with another and be set for some more years. Seems like the best way to save money.
    
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