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Wondering what I should upgrade for new STALKER game

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August 29, 2009 9:38:24 PM

My gaming build needs an upgrade but I'm not sure if I should get a new videocard or a new CPU.

Current Build:
Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 (2.13 ghz)
EVGA 9800gt (512mb)
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
4 GB DDR 2 1066
Antec P120
Corsair HX620w modular 620 watt power supply
120mm zalman CPU cooler

I want to be able to run the new STALKER game coming out soon and I'm wondering if:

1: If my CPU would be able to keep up with a 285 GTX during STALKER
2: My PSU will handle the load of a graphics card that powerful
a c 136 B Homebuilt system
a c 81 à CPUs
August 29, 2009 10:34:19 PM

your psu will be fine . The HX 620 has been tested to 700 + watts and remained perfectly stable

I dont know how demanding the new game will be but , I think you will need to update the processor as well as gfx card .
Either a 9550 quad or e8400
Also check out the GTX 275 . Its a lot cheaper than the 285 and performance isnt that much different

You may also get better performance at a better cost by switching to a pair of ATI 4850's in crossfire which perform about the same as a GTX 285 . A pair of 4850's should cost about $180 for both
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/sapphire...
Or 4870's if you have a big enough budget .........
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August 29, 2009 11:17:50 PM

+1 for the 4850s and 9550 Quad but why not a 9400 Quad?!
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August 29, 2009 11:18:30 PM

Also what resolution will you be gaming at ?
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August 29, 2009 11:48:57 PM

CHRISTLUBAS said:
Also what resolution will you be gaming at ?


1920x1080
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