Looking for best upgrade path for my existing Core 2 30.GHZ (E8400) +


Hope some advice can be offered.

I play most games at 1680 x 1050 with my current setup (below). Some games run maxed out but for others like Batman Arkham city, witcher 2 and Deus Ex human revolution I have to drop the settings a bit (to medium-high) and also drop the resolution. One the resolution drops its looks quite poor with no AA.

I've been trying to see if I can avoid an complete new pc upgrade.

1. Would upgrading the GFX to something like 6850 or 7850 be sufficient. My CPU would cap the card but would I gain enough of boost to not have to drop setitings and the resolution?

2. If I were to keep the 5770 and upgrade to ivy bridge I don't think I would get much more FPS out the card...?

Any advice would be great.


My current setup:

Core 2 3.0GHZ (E8400)
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  1. get a i5 sandybridge + evga 680 you run almost all games 60fps on max no problem make sure your mobo is compatible but hey either way your choice on the cpu
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