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Waddlegam

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I'm building a gaming computer and I wanted your guys help to see if all of these parts would work together. Also will this computer be powerful enough to last a few years? Ideally I am hoping this computer can run Crysis at full graphics.

Cd Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151175

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811103010

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130504 or http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130480 (Which would be more worth it?)

Memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231122

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128332

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136359

Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017
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SpydersByte

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Run Crysis at full settings?!? Really now, how old is Crysis?!? :)

The computer I built two years ago with an ASUS Striker Extreme Mobo, E6400 Core 2 Duo, 2GB OCZ Gold RAM, and 8800 GTX runs Crysis at full settings on my 1920x1200 screen.

The computer your building, if using those components, runs circles around mine. Crysis (IMHO) is no longer the most memory intensive game out there (thought it's probably still Top 5 or Top 3), you sorta missed that boat. So anyway, yea, that thing will have no problem whatsoever wiith Crysis.

I'd give you the links to the new one Im building but I dont have the time right this second and it might be well above your budget.

As far as your selection goes, its seems decent.

Personally, I always go with OCZ or Corsair memory, I've heard bad things about G.Skill, but I've also heard a few good things. I think the bad outweighs the good though. I think they are relatively new, at least to me, and personally, I don't trust them for some reason.

Your mobo is alright, alot of people like and trust Gigabyte, I just happen to prefer ASUS.

As far as your Proc goes, I think it'd be better to go i7 with the new 45nm tech, it makes a huge difference. It might be a slightly higher price, but the C2D is getting a bit old (its 65nm) and I dont think most of your games with take any advantage of having 4 cores. I would definately go with 2 faster 45nm i7 cores. Much better tech. Of course if you do this, you'll have to find a different Mobo for the new socket.

Lastly, I dont know that I really like your case, but thats more of a personal taste thing. I've never heard of the company, and there can be a massive difference is case quality and ease of installation between 2 cases that look the same. I go with Thermaltake or Lian Li usually, as do most of the people I know. Good, solid cases with easy installation.

Well, thats my take on it, but of course everyone will have a different opinion.
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Yeah dude that would be awesome. I'll link later what I am thinking of replacing the parts you thought I should replace.
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Try Xoxide.com for a truck-load of 'modding' products, including a massive library of wonderful cases.

While I DO buy all my hardware from Newegg, I buy my cases and all my fans/glowy things :)/any and all modding supplies, from Xoxide. Check it out, you wont believe all the stuff they have. From cases to watercooling equipment, to fans and neons, LEDs, UV reactant wire ties, everything you could possibly think of. They've got a nice helpful forum as well. They helped me design my first system from the ground up. I have much respect for that site.

You can see pics of my system and the dragon etchings I did on the window at my site here:

http://www.spydersby...ges/etch/02.jpg (full view, pulled back, notice the double-fan skull grill at the bottom of the case, my fav :rolleyes:

http://www.spydersby...ges/etch/05.jpg (Dragon unlit, wire management inside the case is very important, and a big pain in the @$$)

http://www.spydersby...ges/etch/03.jpg (Dragon lit)

Too bad its got to go, I dont think Ill ever do a better etch :) I bought everything in those pics (other than the hardware) from Xoxide.

Edited by SpydersByte, 29 July 2009 - 04:59 PM.

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