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Do i need to upgrade to i7 and better graphics for next gen??

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February 3, 2014 8:25:01 PM

I have quad 2 core processor, 8gb ram, 580gtx msi and windows 7 64x with only 1280x800 lcd monitor. The reason i ask is i can play crysis 3 fully maxed in this machine and according to many sites crysis 3 is better than most if not all next gen games graphic wise. I am bit confused if i need to upgrade at this resolution for next few years of gaming. Thanks in advance.

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February 3, 2014 8:31:16 PM

At that resolution you're fine, that is not demanding at all. Buy an after market, OC you cpu if you can and that rig will play at 800p for a long time. If you want to get into 1080p or higher gaming then an upgrade will be needed, but not all the way to i7.
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February 3, 2014 8:49:41 PM

gtx 580 and Quad core CPU w/ 8GB RAM will run Crysis 3 smoothly on your 1280x800 LCD monitor.
If you are considering an upgrade, i suggest a new CPU (i3/i5), sell your GPU and get a new one(gtx 670/680).
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February 3, 2014 8:59:24 PM

Steven Stuu said:
gtx 580 and Quad core CPU w/ 8GB RAM will run Crysis 3 smoothly on your 1280x800 LCD monitor.
If you are considering an upgrade, i suggest a new CPU (i3/i5), sell your GPU and get a new one(gtx 670/680).


Actually i just want to know if future games will run smoothly for next few years at this resolution. I dont want to upgrade as i just bought macbookpro.
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February 3, 2014 9:00:21 PM

You'll be fine. I can't imagine any game not being able to be played at medium settings at least with that resolution.
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February 3, 2014 9:11:39 PM

spacemonkeyx01 said:
Steven Stuu said:
gtx 580 and Quad core CPU w/ 8GB RAM will run Crysis 3 smoothly on your 1280x800 LCD monitor.
If you are considering an upgrade, i suggest a new CPU (i3/i5), sell your GPU and get a new one(gtx 670/680).


Actually i just want to know if future games will run smoothly for next few years at this resolution. I dont want to upgrade as i just bought macbookpro.


You can run future games (Next-Gen game titles) smoothly with medium settings (30-40fps).
If you consider an upgrade in the future, i would recommend upgrading your CPU first.
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February 3, 2014 10:13:15 PM

Steven Stuu said:
spacemonkeyx01 said:
Steven Stuu said:
gtx 580 and Quad core CPU w/ 8GB RAM will run Crysis 3 smoothly on your 1280x800 LCD monitor.
If you are considering an upgrade, i suggest a new CPU (i3/i5), sell your GPU and get a new one(gtx 670/680).


Actually i just want to know if future games will run smoothly for next few years at this resolution. I dont want to upgrade as i just bought macbookpro.


You can run future games (Next-Gen game titles) smoothly with medium settings (30-40fps).
If you consider an upgrade in the future, i would recommend upgrading your CPU first.


Thanks i am holding out on upgrading to i3/i5 core because i will have to change motherboard meaning i will have change or upgrade windows 7 license(no??). I guess i will upgrade the whole system in 2 years time so will be playing in medium setting for a while.
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February 3, 2014 10:17:09 PM

woltej1 said:
At that resolution you're fine, that is not demanding at all. Buy an after market, OC you cpu if you can and that rig will play at 800p for a long time. If you want to get into 1080p or higher gaming then an upgrade will be needed, but not all the way to i7.


woltej1 said:
You'll be fine. I can't imagine any game not being able to be played at medium settings at least with that resolution.


Thanks for the reply. Will be playing medium setting for a while. Probably high on some games as i dont think console ports will be that demanding as pc first or exclusive.

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February 3, 2014 11:39:41 PM

spacemonkeyx01 said:
Steven Stuu said:
spacemonkeyx01 said:
Steven Stuu said:
gtx 580 and Quad core CPU w/ 8GB RAM will run Crysis 3 smoothly on your 1280x800 LCD monitor.
If you are considering an upgrade, i suggest a new CPU (i3/i5), sell your GPU and get a new one(gtx 670/680).


Actually i just want to know if future games will run smoothly for next few years at this resolution. I dont want to upgrade as i just bought macbookpro.


You can run future games (Next-Gen game titles) smoothly with medium settings (30-40fps).
If you consider an upgrade in the future, i would recommend upgrading your CPU first.


Thanks i am holding out on upgrading to i3/i5 core because i will have to change motherboard meaning i will have change or upgrade windows 7 license(no??). I guess i will upgrade the whole system in 2 years time so will be playing in medium setting for a while.


Great! In 2 years time, Quad 2 Core will be the minimum specs for demanding games and in that time, you'll have enough money to get a new one
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