Or you can simply just go a for mid range cpu like AMD and get fast graphics card and lots of ram. Even the mid range cpu's can handle the fastest of graphics card. There is no need to get a core 2 duo to obtain over 100fps its worthless and a waste of money as you will not tell the difference between a mid range cpu obtaining 60+ fps and a core 2 duo obtaining 100+fps. As for overclocking, there is no need for it. My m8 has an AMD64 3700+ non-overclocked with a 7900gt and he can get 50+ fps on ghost recon advanced warfighter with max graphic settings. My X2 5000+ is a lot better so ill be able to get around 60+ and thats all you need. Whether or not AMD does bring out a faster cpu than core 2 duo i wont be getting it for some time. I've seen X2 5000+ overclocked to over 3.6GHz which is very fast in my opinion.