May I say your system is overkill??
you must be very rich to have that rig
Here's my recommendation..
Processor --> any E8xxx series Core 2 Duo processor, or E6xxx series if you can't find E8xxx
Cooling --> Go straight with Thermalright 120-Ultra Extreme.. I recommend nothing less than that!! pair it with any good 12cm fan..
Motherboard --> any good P35-chipset motherboard .. My recommendation for cheap and good motherboard is Gigabyte P-35 DS3.. if you want to SLi, I would suggest you wait for the latest 750i or 780i chipset.. If you want to CrossFire, any X38-based motherboards are excellent choice.. If you want to use a quad-core, I recommend you any hi-end motherboard.. Gigabyte DQ6 is an excellent choice if you have that much money..
RAM --> actually if you are not into overclocking, any value DDR2-Ram is good enough.. no matter what speed they are.. very minimal impact on your game.. Get a 2gb minimum for XP.. and if you run Vista, go straight for 4gb.. RAM is quite cheap nowadays.. just get any value ram.. I recommend Kingston/Crucial/Micron/Elpida/Hynix due to their great compatibility with motherboards..
VGA card --> Since you mentioned Crysis, I recommend Nvidia 8800GT 512 mb at least.. even ATi 3870 is not as good as 8800GT-512mb if you mentioned Crysis.. However, I believe there's no single video card currently can play Crysis at high setting..
Power Supply... Get a good 600watt power supply... no need for 1kWatt psu if you just run on a dual-core and single vga card.. however, if you run a quad + dual hi-end vga card + overclocking, you might need that 1kWatt PSU..
HDD --> If you can afford --> go for SCSI + SCSI card.. very expensive
or you might want to try WesternDigital Raptor.. also expensive.. but any Sata2 hard disk is good enough for me.. I never use SCSI though but I used Raptor
Keyboard and mouse --> I'm a fan of A4Tech and Razor brand,, some like Logitech.. its your preference..
Speaker --> too many but I just love the legendary Altec-Lansing ATP3..
Casing --> My PC is naked
Sound-Card --> I just use Creative X-Fi err.. forget which model but just a cheap one.. the cheapest X-Fi i think..
Monitor --> You can't go wrong with Viewsonic brand.. For your satisfaction, I recommend a 22" 2ms lcd.. for my eyes, I trust Viewsonic..
other gadgets... I'm just old-school
Edited by fenzodahl512, 22 February 2008 - 09:20 AM.