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Old 03-09-2010, 01:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would say waiting is a smart decision here. Just get the card and wait to upgrade later. You know when you upgrade you are going to want the newest stuff again anyway.
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Looking at Hefe's suggestions Maybe an e8400 and a 5770/5850? or drop the CPU upgrade completely and just get a GPU for now until you want to build new.
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yeah but then i won't get a new PC until half life 3 haha

thanks for the suggestions all.... pretty sure after looking at all the socket 775 prices it's definitely not worth it so video card it is... this is to give a fps gain in bad company 2 so i will post results upon testing.... i get min 30 fps now in my current setup so im hoping that goes to 45-50
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Alright, I hate to resurrect this thread, but how about this:

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

....all about ~$750-800

I have done some further research, and everyone is saying that BC2 revolves around CPU usage and is multithread supported... meaning a quad core has a HUGE advantage over a dual.... thoughts?

I'm currently getting 30-60 fps on high settings at 1680x1050, but I'd like a little more oompf. I definitely don't think that a whole system upgrade is in order, as I really want to wait for the six-core processors (whatever they may be called) to come out.
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I don't think you are going to see a huge fps jump by going up to a quad processor. Most games are not built to be made tons better by quad core. I am sure it will help a little by handling other processes and all but don't expect too much.
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Makes a big difference in GTAIV if you ever want to run that. Though console version is much better (performance wise) soo.
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I don't think you are going to see a huge fps jump by going up to a quad processor. Most games are not built to be made tons better by quad core. I am sure it will help a little by handling other processes and all but don't expect too much.
This is mostly for BF:BC2 (which does benefit) which I am really enjoying right now, but yeah... other games coming out this year and now don't really benefit.

I guess I've gotten all the help I can... thanks guys.
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