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i run cyrsis 2 at 13fps stock 1fps max settings and res i want a 2 560ti cards but want to make sure im not wasting money on something that wont work in the end
It will work. Actually, be glad Crysis 2 is not as demanding as Crysis.
I play Crysis 2 @ 55 FPS @1080p in High settings with my setup. with yours and those 560's, you'd prolly be getting 60+ FPS

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If you OC that i3 550, you will be very happy. Wanna know how happy?
Go here & find out http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e-updated.html
i agree
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i will overclock but i want to run game s fast and not have blck ops run like **** online and lowest res and setting so can i use sli mode for 2 graphic cards or stick to one
Did you go to this link I had provided? http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...e-updated.html

BTW, Get more involved & join this club... http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ners-club.html
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It will work. Actually, be glad Crysis 2 is not as demanding as Crysis.
I play Crysis 2 @ 55 FPS @1080p in High settings with my setup. with yours and those 560's, you'd prolly be getting 60+ FPS
your setup {*SLI* MSI N450GTS Single Slot @ 900/1800/2000 1.1v} so are you running sli with 2 graphics cards
    
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drBlahMan.... im reading it now k i will get more involved with the groups
    
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ok now for a power question if i get a 560ti will i have to get a new motherboard and power supply cause i have 220 watt MAX or get i drop in the graphics card and buy 1 atx 550 or 600 watt and use it externally i need to know as my birthday is the 29th and want to build on my new bday gift and make a gaming rigg and slowly upgrade
    
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on ol and rust system you have can you send my some links and pics of your setting used for your i3 550 over clock and link of overclocking how i would safely over clock this clarksdale chip
Actually, I'm also starting to OC this chip. I do have some ideas of basic thresholds and speeds, but i suck at volts. I could point you to this thread where it tells you what to get and a bit of what to do, but you'd be on your own, at least until i figure out how to do my own :/ Of course, that won't stop me from sharing with you what i find, and a couple OCing tips whenever you need them.

Also, not all chips OC the same. My chip, for example, may need 1.37v on vcore to reach 4.5 GHz, but yours might need only 1.30v *gross exaggeration*. Plus temps play a huge role. My i3, temporarily OC'd to 4.32 GHz (180 x24 @1.33v vcore) reaches a peak temp of 75°c on full load, which is nearing the unsafe region for any processor (even tho the top temp that this processor can stand is 105°c, but anything over 85c is dangerous IMHO). But i live on the tropic, where ambient temps can reach 35°c (and the processor can't be cooler than the ambient temps, unless you use extreme cooling methods, like dry ice or even liquid nitrogen which last too little to be efficient, or phase change, which might cost as much as your whole rig, or even more). If your ambient temps are lower than mine, or you get a better cooler, you could even go higher.

So, if you plan to OC the i3, i'd get a good aftermarket cooler as well. Stock won't simply cut it for speeds over 4 GHz. I've got an H50, which is a damned good cooler (right between the top air coolers and the custom watercooling loops) but still, due to my high ambient temps, i get temps that high. You could still go a bit lower if your temps are cooler or you're money-limited, like a Hyper 212, a Freezer 7 Pro, or a Hyper N 520, which are good coolers for the money. Of course, if you can afford an H50, by all means, go for it, but be careful, the radiator is HUGE, i had to mod my case to fit it outside, and running the pump through a hole in the case.

Also, SLI is running two or more equal Nvidia cards in sync, (ATI/AMD calls their technology Crossfire), but do not confuse this with having a dedicated PhysX card. SLI is having 2 cards of the same chip (like 2 560Ti's), paired on one SLI-able mobo, and tied together with the SLI bridge. Both of them do all needed calculations, even PhysX. Dedicated PhysX cards are also combos of cards, usually a "higher" and a "lower" card (like pairing a GTX 560 Ti with one of my GTS 450. They do not need to be tied together with the SLI bridge, and the "lower" card only does PhysX calculations, where the "higher" card does everything else. The cards are not required to be on a SLI-ready mobo (as long as the mobo has one x16 and a x1 PCI-E slots it's good. Hell, there are even mods where you can make an Nvidia card do PhysX calculations for an ATI/AMD card). Some cards cannot even do SLI (like the lowly GT 520), some can only do dual SLI (like the mid-range cards, like the GTX 550ti or the GTX 560ti's you wanna buy) and the highest level, and most expensive cards can do tri- or even quad-SLI (like the GTX 570/580/590's). For more info, read the SLI FAQ that Nvidia has written about the SLI technology.
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my friend like all mad im going to be gutting this and upgrading the **** of of this i just laugh its my b day gift and i want to upgrade it now!!! call tiger direct hahahaha
    
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