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Well I gave in and bought Crysis 2. I don't regret it 100%. Loving the game. Tons of action in singleplayer. And multiplayer could be a bit better but eh. Anywho, look at my sig rig. I have the custom graphics config Linkerssss and am maxed out on all the settings currently in the config with 1920x1080 and getting 20-35 fps. Would upgrading my cpu (even though it is a 6 core and I will oc it soon ;P) do it? I know my 4870 is old tech but it works efficiently in all the other games I'm currently playing. And what card would you lovely people recommend?

Thanks!
     
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AMD FX-8310 stock GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB stock 2x4GB Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Seagate 1TB  1x1TB Samsung  1x320GB Seagate 1x320 Western Digital 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 250 Seagate LG Black Blu-ray Burner, 3D Play Back Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
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24" Samsung SA350 LED Apple Wired Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Thermaltake V3 Black 
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Logitech Optical Target Brand Onboard Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 860K @ 4.1 (stock V's) Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Sapphire Radeon 5570 1x4GB 1600 ripjaw x (buying more soon) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 250GB  Lite-on DVD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro 
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post #2 of 5
You are fine with the cpu. If you oc it, you shouldn't run into any cpu bottlenecks. As for the gpu, I would go for a hd6950. You could unlock its bios and make it into an hd6970. Overclock it from there, and the card will perform like a beast. It is the best deal on the market right now with the 6950 to 6970 mod. If you want something a little cheaper, you could pick up a 5870. You can get a new one for just over $200 and it should be more than enough for crysis 2 at 1920x1080 resolution.
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Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield @ 4.2 GHz ASUS P6X58D Premium Dual Unlocked ASUS ATI HD6950s G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
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Intel X25-M 2.5" 80GB SSD and 1TB WD Caviar Black Pioneer Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell u2711 
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6950 2gb and unlock it. Works great
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post #4 of 5
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Thanks for the replies guys.! I'll look into the 6950. Thanks
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8310 stock GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB stock 2x4GB Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Seagate 1TB  1x1TB Samsung  1x320GB Seagate 1x320 Western Digital 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 250 Seagate LG Black Blu-ray Burner, 3D Play Back Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" Samsung SA350 LED Apple Wired Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Thermaltake V3 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Optical Target Brand Onboard Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 860K @ 4.1 (stock V's) Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Sapphire Radeon 5570 1x4GB 1600 ripjaw x (buying more soon) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 250GB  Lite-on DVD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 19" 941  Logitech K120 Rosewill Stallion 450w Some old XION 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech optical Desk ALC892 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8310 stock GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB stock 2x4GB Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Seagate 1TB  1x1TB Samsung  1x320GB Seagate 1x320 Western Digital 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 250 Seagate LG Black Blu-ray Burner, 3D Play Back Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" Samsung SA350 LED Apple Wired Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Thermaltake V3 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Optical Target Brand Onboard Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 860K @ 4.1 (stock V's) Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Sapphire Radeon 5570 1x4GB 1600 ripjaw x (buying more soon) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 250GB  Lite-on DVD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 19" 941  Logitech K120 Rosewill Stallion 450w Some old XION 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech optical Desk ALC892 
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post #5 of 5
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Well looks like I can't scrounge up the money for a 6950. >_> How about a 5850? Are they any good?
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8310 stock GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB stock 2x4GB Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Seagate 1TB  1x1TB Samsung  1x320GB Seagate 1x320 Western Digital 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 250 Seagate LG Black Blu-ray Burner, 3D Play Back Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" Samsung SA350 LED Apple Wired Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Thermaltake V3 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Optical Target Brand Onboard Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 860K @ 4.1 (stock V's) Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Sapphire Radeon 5570 1x4GB 1600 ripjaw x (buying more soon) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 250GB  Lite-on DVD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 19" 941  Logitech K120 Rosewill Stallion 450w Some old XION 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech optical Desk ALC892 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8310 stock GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ 8GB stock 2x4GB Ripjaw 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1x Seagate 1TB  1x1TB Samsung  1x320GB Seagate 1x320 Western Digital 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1x 250 Seagate LG Black Blu-ray Burner, 3D Play Back Hyper 212 Plus Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
24" Samsung SA350 LED Apple Wired Keyboard CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Thermaltake V3 Black 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Optical Target Brand Onboard Realtek ALC892 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon X4 860K @ 4.1 (stock V's) Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Sapphire Radeon 5570 1x4GB 1600 ripjaw x (buying more soon) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 250GB  Lite-on DVD Hyper 212 Evo Windows 8.1 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG 19" 941  Logitech K120 Rosewill Stallion 450w Some old XION 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech optical Desk ALC892 
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