okay, I got a new system. evga 780i mobo, e8400 Core 2 @3.6, 4GB OCZ 1000 RAM, 2x500GB 32MB cache Seagate Hard Drives striped, Auzentech X-Fi Prelude and a Galaxy 8800GT OC. Vista 64 Ultimate. For the life of me I can't get it to run and I don't mean crappy frame rates. It won't start. The screen goes black and then nothing. I either have to CNT-ALT-DLT to get the task manager up or it pops up that Crysis has stopped working. Tried this with and without the patch and tried DX9 and DX10. I've been trying to send a message to EA about this but their sites been crapped out for sending in problems for a week now.