Building a new computer


#21

Intel definitely makes the best processors, I’m still running a core 2 duo E6600 and radeon 6850 and i can run Skyrim/Crysis2/mafia 2 on max settings and 40-60fps.


#22

How does the original Crysis run?


#23

Yeah. Made the mistake of going over to AMD with my latest processor and have had nothing but headaches.

Generally speaking, I’d recommend an Nvidia/Intel GPU/CPU combination of some kind.


#24

I have a 670 and still can’t run it at max settings at a smooth 60 fps. Even in the first few minutes of the game, when they incinerate some guy, the fire effects cut my framerate to like 30. Crysis 2 doesn’t run at a solid 60 fps either on max but the framerate is more steady than the original Crysis.


#25

Also, I wouldn’t get a 3D capable monitor right away either. That’s easily over half of your budget. In my opinion, I would stick with an i5 model, and I have heard that 560ti’s are very good value for the price. At this point, I recommend against ATI cards based on their drivers, I had lots of trouble with mine.

For reference, I’m running an i5-750 at 2.6Ghz stock, 12Gb Patriot and OCZ RAM, and 2 GTX 570’s. I haven’t tried playing Crysis in SLI yet, but the single 570 handles it very well at 1920x1080 max settings, so you should be okay with a 560ti at that low resolution.

As a side note, the 2 570’s run BF3 at 5760x1080 on Ultra fairly easily.