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July 28, 2012 2:17:16 AM

Hi Guys,

I just bought Crysis 1 in the steam sale and my PC isn't giving the results I would like :( 

Currently I have:
Abit IP35Pro
E8400 Core2Duo
MSI 8800GT 512MB
4GB Mushkin RAM

I'm playing at 1024x768 with all "High" settings and during the heavier scenes video and sound both become choppy. with task manager open on my second screen I see the CPUs are averaging 80-90%+ and peg at 100% for brief moments.

I'd like to upgrade my PC but really can't afford to do it all at once, so I'm thinking video card or CPU/MB/Mem

If I upgrade my video card to a 550ti / 560/ti do you think I will still be limited by my CPU? Or could I get more out of my old 8800GT with a faster processor?

Thanks!

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July 28, 2012 2:54:27 AM

Crysis is an extremely demanding game. Even though it came out in 2007 it required a top end quad core computer (Q6600 or above) and SLI to run at high settings. It did not become playable on mainstream computers until 2009
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July 28, 2012 4:55:23 AM

that processor can handle gaming, but core2duo isnt very good for gaming, i would upgrade your core system first although your graphics card will bog you down.

i5-2400 or i5-2500k, z77 mother board, 8 gigs of ram. depending on what mother board you choose thatll run you to about $350

graphics card [560ti] will run at about $225

your gpu is lacking more than your cpu but i would upgrade both, gpu first, i have played crysis on a much slower cpu with a gtx 460 and it was playable, your cpu is better than the one i am talking about [c2d e6600]

read these before you make up your mind, i believe you will deduct the same thing

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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August 5, 2012 6:29:07 PM

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