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Help Me Upgrade my PC

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#1 Frekles


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 01:40 AM

Current Specs:
4 Gigs DDR2
AMD Phenom Quad Core 2.1 GH
680 Watt Power Supply


I think I have air flow problems with my case, plus it looks really stupid. So if there is a nice looking case that is great on airflow I'd want to get that.

My processor is fine for my needs, I'm just worried I'll get bottlenecked with a new GPU

Now, for the video card I need something that can run the original Crysis on 3 1080p monitors all at once. So playing at
5760x1080 at absolute maximum settings never ever dipping below 25 fps.

i would really like to stay under 400 dollars, but just tell me what i need. thanks

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:08 AM

This should suit the needs. This case should do.

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#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:46 PM

You will need a good graphics card like killer has suggested, and a larger case to hold it. The issue is that to play Crysis 2, assuming the developers haven't screwed PC gamers by reducing the specs to satisfy consoles, you need a high-end graphics card that will eat up most of your budget, especially when playing on three monitors at once. The Coolermaster Cosmos is my favorite case, but the XCLIO Windtunnel would be more economical with a lower price tag and free shipping. Also, is that a first generation Phenom processor you are using? I thought the original Crysis was quad core optimized, if so, having one with a better clock speed, such as the Phenom II X4 955, should also boost performance, again, assuming Crysis 2 is as hard on hardware as the original was.



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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:31 PM

Not happening with any single card (maybe a 6990, but that's pushing it), sure as heck ain't happening for less than $400.

Original Crysis, with no AA, max settings, maybe a pair of 570s SLI'ed, or a pair of 6970s in Crossfire. The memory limitations of the 570s might come into play at that resolution.

If you want to run it at max settings, with AA enabled, a pair of 580s should suffice, but thats $1K+.

The original Crysis is the most demanding of the Crysis series due to it's code. Warhead was slightly faster at the same settings on the same hardware.

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