Just a simple question really. I'm wondering whether to buy this computer, as it's going quite cheap, but I want to know if its CPU and GPU are up for running Crysis, I always see the game as a kind of benchmark (don't know if it still is )
I'm mainly concerned about the CPU, as its only around i3 level.
Crysis will be a benchmark for gaming rigs for a long time yet
Get yourself on the C3 beta while its running, it will give you an idea of how the rig handles things
Theres also a few C3 related threads over in the gaming section, you may find some 4170 owners reports in there
He's not likely to buy a Pc and swap the chip straight out,
if he could then its an option but most folks have budgets and I reckon his is geared to the Pc being a straight up purchase with no tweaking necessary
Crysis is still a pretty demanding game to run. It is more demanding than Crysis 2 since Crysis 2 was designed to run on multiple platforms while Crysis and Warhead were designed exclusively for the PC.
While the DX11 patch and ultra high resolution pack for Crysis 2 made it a more demanding game, I believe the original Crysis is still a bit more demanding.
Not sure about BF3, but Crysis will be easier to run than Far Cry 3 and Metro 2033.