Antec 300 case
Antec BP550 Plus PSU
AMD 435 X3 @ 3.25ghz
2X2gb ddr2 @ 833mhz
Evga Gtx 460 gpu @ 850/1700/2100
WD 500gb 7200rpm hard drive 32mb cache
I'm asking this because when I run games like Crysis on high no AA I get 15-30 fps and get a lot of chugging frame rates in other games. If it is my system, would upgrading to a p67 mobo, i5-2500k, and 4gb of ddr3 1600mhz ram fix this?
As a side note, with the new power efficency of sandy bridge, would I be able to run gtx 460's SLI with my current power supply and the upgrades listed above?
Crysis is a very demanding game, even for the fastest systems with fastest GPUs....; if you lower the resolution and the framerate increases significantly, your GPU is the bottleneck. The 460 is a solid card, but, pushing it for Crysis unless below 1080P res...
a 550 watt PS would be pushing it for a pair of GTX460s....upgrade the PSU as well....
I oced my cpu (i5 750) from 2.8ghz with Turbo to 3.6ghz without.Crysis is now very smooth (30-40 fps ) on very high with my stock 5850.So are most of my games.
When I had it at sstock,I'd get 20-30 fps tops but it stuttered a lot.Now it doesn'stutter at all.You should oc that cpu if you want to have respectable framerates.
If you run into heat issues on your CPU I would recommend jumping into the H50 or H70 from Corsair ($80-$100). Spend a few extra bucks, you will not regret it!
I run my Q9550 at 4.1 Ghz, idle it is around 30-35C, load around 40-48C. I have been running it for about 6 months now and alot of my friends have switched over to it... Great product and very easy to install.
^ h50 or h70 aren't bad coolers, but you can get better coolign on air for the same price... the corsairs are more imo for a quieter case with good cooling, true water coolign is much better than those close dloop main market systems