Can someone help me with my build
Can anyone recommend me a good custom build pc to run crysis at full potential with a budget at no more than $700.
Here's my thoughts:
CPU - $83 e5200 (2.5 gHz) OC it to 3-3.4 gHz pretty easily!!
Mobo - $100-125 Here are some p45 based mobo's to consider
GPU - $130-150 Comparison of some AMD 4850's. Won't max things out, but is the best budget GPU right now. Than later you can add another one and have a Xfire setup!!
or you can get a 4830 now and get another 4830 later or get both for about $200 or so!!
Comparison of several 4830's!!
I'd also consider getting just a single 4870 GPU for about $190.
HIS Hightech H487F512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Memory - $30-50 Comparison of some DDR2 800mHz at stock 1.8v!!
Case/PSU combo - $100 Antec Sonata III, comes with Antec 500w PSU that is >80% efficient and has 34A on the 12v rails! Also has 2 x 6 pin PCI-e power connectors. This should handle the 4830/4850 Xfire setup!!
Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
DVD Burner - $30 - $10 MIR = $20!!
ASUS Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - Retail
HD - $75!! Fast and has quite a bit of room too!!
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Total w/4870 GPU = ~$653 - $35 MIR's = $618!! Now I'd recommend holding off on the sound card and try the onboard sound. Onboard sound has become much better in the last few years, so I'd try it out first and if you don't like it, than just buy a sound card.