Do you think that with the e8500 setup that crysis will run at atleast 30fps on high settings?? are there any suggestions for better motherboards? Thanks
You certainly should. I play Crysis 1.21 @ 1440x900 granted, but with Very High settings. I have my Q6600 @ 3.2Ghz, and run an overclocked 8800GTS (512MB) video card. I can usually run in the mid to upper 20FPS depending on where I'm at in the game.
I saw a benchmark/review sometime back in regards to Crysis that suggested that video cards seemed to open up a bit if your CPU was @ or above 3Ghz. So if you get a new CPU, either overclock it to 3Ghz or higher (which is easy) or get something that's above that stock (spendy).