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April 17, 2010 1:16:23 AM

I have two possible rigs right now and i'm wondering what I should work on at the moment... I have a Pentium 4 w/HT rig, and an AMD Athlon x2 6000+ rig... I want to play crysis. which one should I buy a gpu for?

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April 17, 2010 1:24:24 AM

Sorry to say, but those rigs will not perform very well for a demanding game like Crysis.

You'll have to play on lower settings and even that may not be great. It may be better to save for a new build at some point.
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April 17, 2010 3:34:27 AM

The dual-core will definitely do better than the P4, and actually somewhat exceeds the minimum system requirements for Crysis. Since Crysis is more GPU than CPU intensive, you might actually get OK results with that machine. Just don't expect the world out of it.

And if you have the money, I'd definitely try to move up to a triple-core or quad-core for any serious gaming. You can do that relatively cheaply with an AMD build.
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April 17, 2010 4:10:39 AM

what do you recommend? phenom II?
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April 17, 2010 11:58:23 AM

heh heh... my budget is $84 and then another $200 next week. just enough to get my mobo, and a phenom
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April 17, 2010 12:09:50 PM

Athlon x2 6000+ is still good in games. For gaming the video card is more important than the CPU. What monitor do you have?
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April 17, 2010 2:02:27 PM

I can run Crysis on my second machine on low settings smoothly. Although I like to run it on my new system, it bleeds performance.

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June 13, 2010 3:18:58 PM

Best answer selected by Martin 71.
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November 7, 2010 6:48:00 AM

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