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December 11, 2008 11:20:33 PM

I have my computer all set....except the video card. I have a 22" 2ms 1680 x 1050 monitor. I want to play crysis maxed out with AA. Please help. So f-ing difficult. Thanks guys. This is the most difficult thing for me to pick so I am coming to yall. I don't care if your nvidia or ati fans. Just help please lol.

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December 11, 2008 11:37:33 PM

4870 ( X2 if you can affort it) seems to be te best bang ATM

December 11, 2008 11:39:31 PM

antec 1200 case (+2 antec tri cool 120mm fans for the optionals)

antec truepower 1000W modular power supply

intel core i7 920 2.66ghz processor (plan to overclock it)

vigor monsoon III cpu cooler (taking stock fan off and adding 2 antec tricool 120mm fans on both sides for cooling and exhaust)

asus rampage III x58 motherboard

6gb g skill ddr3 1600ghz ram

aoc 22" widescreen 1680 x 1050 monitor

WD veloci-raptor 300gb hdd

samsung 22x cd/dvd drive (x2)

scythe 5.25" bay fan controller (for opt fans and cpu cooler and temps)

budget: $400-500
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December 11, 2008 11:48:16 PM

boulard83 is right
a c 164 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
December 11, 2008 11:58:06 PM

Dump the raptor. Get the WD640 and the x2. If thats not enough money saved, get a different PSU. You don't need 1kW for this build.
December 12, 2008 12:00:08 AM

1kw comes in a combo with the case on newegg + gives me room for expanding in future if I eventually plan on it
a c 164 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
December 12, 2008 12:18:47 AM

All X58 boards should be able to do both. Nvidia finally allows it. If you have $400-500 for a video card, then get the x2 already listed. If you need to save some dough, drop the hdd a bit. The WD640 isn't a bad drive.
December 12, 2008 12:37:11 AM

no reason to get i7 for gaming. a core 2 does not bottleneck the 4870X2 so therefore you would get almost no gaming benefit for a MUCH higher price.
December 12, 2008 12:49:29 AM

^ I would personally enjoy benchmarks for oc on that card!
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