So yet again is this future proof for a few years? Will this run Crysis well? I dont see why not. The only thing Im not sure about is the exact ram I picked and the exact motherboard I picked. But yet again I wont be overclocking and I dont need SLI.
Also as I said before I have a case, monitor, keyboard, mouse, 700Watt Quad Rail Thermaltake PSU, IDE Hard drive I will use for now and a dvd rom drive. Any thoughts?
There is no such thing as future-proof when dealing with PC's, technology is emerging so fast that the parts i ordered from newegg were outdated before UPS could get them off the truck.............!
So either you sit around and wait for the next best thing or you get the best of what's available and be happy with it.
The Core 2 Duo is a fine CPU, but i would step-up to the 6400.
The latest motherboard is the 680i and you can find it here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Category=...
The 8800 series graphic cards are the latest and greatest, but they don't start to shine until you've exceeded the capabilities of the 7000 series, top-shelf graphics cards simply allow higher screen resolutions, more detail and higher fps when using big screen monitors.
in this case you're also getting the latest 3d rendering technology and support for DirectX/10 after you upgrade to Vista, without Vista you will never realize the full capability of the 8800 series graphic cards.
Goto Intel's home page and punch up the "qualified vendors list" for your CPU, it will tell you who, what, where, when and why of RAM choices.
You can't just pick stuff out and say " gosh, i hope this stuff's compatible", do your homework, learn about RAM timing, BIOS tweaking, Overclocking, etc, etc.
You may never perform any of these functions but it will help you to understand how your system works.......
Sorry for running off at the mouth, just want to see you better yourself!