I recommend u that u should upgrade to intel sandy brigde these cpu's are 5x faster than amd phenom i suggest u gamming rig
cpu intel i5 2500k
mobo choose asus or msi both are excellent
ram g.skill 4gb ddr3 1600mhz
graphics card nvidia geforce gtx 590
hdd seagate barrcuda 1tb 7200rpm
psu galaxy 850 watts support sli and xfire
case azza 2000 with excellent cable management
cpu cooler thermal take jing 120mm best for overclocking
I agree with blackwidow. TW2 is brutal on most systems and I would recommend:
CPU: i5-2500(K recommended for overclock)
CPU cooler: Only if OCing, Corsair H50/60/70
Mobo: Asus, MSI, or Gigabyte (Asus has a pretty UEFI)
Ram: At least 8GB DDR3 1600
GPU: > Radeon 6950 or GTX 560ti
PSU: 650w of clean power (Corsair, Antec, Seasonic modular/professional series)
Case: your choice (I like the Corsair 600D, NZXT Phantom, or HAF 922)
HDD: preferably an SSD for reducing loading times, paired with a 1 or 2 TB 7200rpm drive.
I'm currently using an unlocked 6950 with an i5 overclocked @ 4.2GHz.
On TW2 with max settings minus ubersampling and aa, i get an average of 45 or so fps with a minimum of around 20 and some stuttering when spinning or fighting.
It's not completely unplayable but... high settings work better.
If you want ultra, ur gonna need something better than my unlocked 6950 (which performs the same as a 6970).
oh, thats at 1920x1080.
Edit: graphics on TW2 are gorgeous btw. lighting effects are insane. The game's start up time is ridiculously long though.
Id reccomend more than a 650w PSU. The price difference between 650w and 750/850w is fairly minor. If you ever decide to SLI and/or Overclock you'll be pushing the limits with a 650w where-as 750/850 would be fine. Better to spend a little more now, than a lot more on a whole replacement later down the line.
They do seem to yes, however the GTX 480 outperforms the GTX 560 Ti but the noise and heat produced from the GTX 480 when its overclocked is supposidly very high! And theres more than a few people picking up GTX 560 Ti cards