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November 27, 2010 10:47:33 AM

:hello:  I Wanted to ask some experts in gaming how will I run : Arcania : A gothic tale ; Risen ; Crysis ; Dirt 2 with my system

Motherboard : ASrock N68-GE3-UCC

AMD Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz

MSI Radeon 4850 512MB 256-bit

2GB DDR3 1333MHz

JNC AT 500W

200 GB

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November 27, 2010 12:05:24 PM

Crysis should actually run pretty well on that system, perhaps a decent overclock and you should be good. However, Crysis runs a lot better on a Nvidia because of drivers.

Perhaps a ram increase to 4GB?
Is 200GB enough to hold all of your Games and media?
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November 27, 2010 12:16:09 PM

It will run, but I'm afraid not very well.


The N68 is basically an old chipset -- its an AM2 board with DDR3.

you shoudl set up wo a true AM3 board, like a 770, 785, or any 8xx board.

The AS Rock 770 is $59.99 at new egg, a decent price.

The Phenom II X2 555 is ok, and MIGHT unlock into a 955...but don't bet on it. Most of the X2s are binned down for a reason. For $10 more consider the Athlon II x4 640 or for $10 less the Athlon II X3 450. The extra cores will matter more than the L3 Cache. On sale right now, the Phenom II X3 740 is $68.99, but you need to add a fan to it. (the Coolermaster Hyper 101 is $15 up front and handles it just fine as a base model. The Hyper 212+ is $15 after rebate - $30 up front and will handle it if you unlock cores or overclock)

The 4850 was a great card 2 years ago, and its not *bad* now, but its limited to Direct X 10, It'll work, but I'd recommend a 5770 over it in a heartbeat, and a 6850 over that. alll are more expensive than the 4850 by $75-$130 though.

get 4 GB of Ram. Especially when Mushkin has 4 GB of DDR-1333 for $49.99 with a $10 MIR!

Never heard of the JNC AT. Don't trust no name PSU brands. ALWAYS get something reliable (ANtec, Sea Sonic, Cooler Master, Corsair are all reliable brands).

I personally like th Sea Sonic 520W S12II model, which is $59.99 at newegg. It'll handle ANY single card, and can handle dual GTS 450s or HD 6850s is SLI/Crossfire.
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November 27, 2010 12:34:40 PM

i just want a decent gaming :)  like 40-50 fps :) 

but my motherboard is ok man... look http://asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=N68-GE3%20UCC

i will add more ram then

so the final question... some of you out there who have a related system like mine can tell me at what details are they playing and with what fps :) ... or other people... if it's not necessary to have a related system to give me some clues about what fps i will run

other commentary pls about Arcania : a gothic tale... i'm more interested on that rather than crysis
November 27, 2010 1:27:57 PM

Depends on your settings and screen resolution.
November 27, 2010 1:29:39 PM

decent.... : 1280 X 1024 , high settings :) 
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