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Old August 27, 2011, 08:24 AM
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i would go with the 2500k right now. should still be a good chippie even after dozer hits.
value wise might lose 20 pct max.so look for a good deal. and another gpu in the fall.
6950 or equivalent from either's manu's fall release.
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Old August 27, 2011, 05:50 PM
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BC2 will utilize as many as 6 cores AFIK. The more cores, the smoother it runs. With my current setup, i get 110-140 fps at 1920x1080 all settings max except aa which is @4x. My old e8400 was choking bad on that game, both cores were constantly running near 100% and now my i5 760 runs at around 65-75% on all cores.
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As the title suggests. Should I buy a second 260 (cheaaaap, about $50-100), upgrade to a 460/470/560Ti/570, or jump to an i5 2500k and stick with my current 260.

BF:BC2 matters most to me, as well as BF3 when it is released. I play at 1680x1050 (maybe 1920x1080 if I get a new monitor soon).

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Since the 260 is paid for, keep it for physx and buy a 560ti. Wait a bit for your jump to sandy bridge. Once you make the jump to sandy bridge, try to squeeze a used 560ti into your budget for sli. You'll be good for a while.
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I'm definitely looking up a new i5/p67 right now. Is the MSI P67-G43 a decent choice? NCIX has it on a bundle sale.
don't skimp....

If you look for a decent MSI board, consider a P67a GD55 or GD65...and a decent aftermarket cooler...

BFBC2 will thank you for the quad-core CPU....
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Since the 260 is paid for, keep it for physx and buy a 560ti. Wait a bit for your jump to sandy bridge. Once you make the jump to sandy bridge, try to squeeze a used 560ti into your budget for sli. You'll be good for a while.
I can sell the 260 for $60-80, PhysX isn't worth that much to me . And based on what's been said, the CPU will make a bigger difference (plus it'll speed up my rig in general).

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don't skimp....

If you look for a decent MSI board, consider a P67a GD55 or GD65...and a decent aftermarket cooler...

BFBC2 will thank you for the quad-core CPU....
Well as long as it has 2 PCI-E slots and decent VRM cooling what do I have to lose? What does the GD55/65 offer? And I certainly have good cooling, the CPU will have a Supreme LT and a 240mm rad to take care of that
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