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Pun intended
Okay first of all i would like to give a thanks in advance for reading my thread and helping me out.
Now to the point i am building a new computer because mine current one is a little outdated.
I was thinking of going AMD based but Intel is an option. I have an $840 budget ( minus the video card, i would like to keep my recently purchased HD 3870) and crossfire is an option. I do need a new monitor because my 15 inch LCD is not cutting it anymore.
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CPU: Intel Core 2 duo E7200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115052

Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY DK P-35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136043

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 320 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

Monitor: ACER 19" 1680 by 1050 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009127 or
Hanns-G 19" 1440 by 900 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254001

RAM: Mushkin 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) DDR2 800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146764

PSU: Antec NeoPower 650 (Recommendations are really need here.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371010

Speakers: Logitech X-530 5.1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121126

Mouse: Logitech MX518 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

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HSF: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

Video Card: Thermaltake DuOrb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106112

Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling Mx-2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

Fans: 2x Rosewill 80mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200027

1x Thermaltake 120mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999122

Case: (recycling from last build) http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=13&pPath=250&productID=254

Video Card: I already have this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103050
 
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well at what resolution and quality do you want to be playing crysis at? that makes a big difference.
 
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Well the resolution will be dependent on which monitor i get, but eather 1440 by 900 or 1680 by 1050. i would like to play at high quality. i will be on XP not vista tho
 
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Shadowfold, will the blood iron support the E7200 without a bios update because i have an AMD system now and wont b able to flash the bios
 
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Go with a nice 19'' wide. Thats 1440x900, I think its a great res cause everything performs great and looks just as awesome.
 
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Shadowfold, will the blood iron support the E7200 without a bios update because i have an AMD system now and wont b able to flash the bios
My DFI Lanparty(higher end) P35 suported my E7200 out of the box so im guessing the Blood Iron will too :) If you wanna be 100% sure get the DFI Lanparty T2RS on newegg. plus the 45nm update bios's came out around December so it doesnt have to be super new.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136043
 
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Shadowfold, do u have the DK or UT or LT?
Edit: very sorry new to this forum should have looked at ur specs
 
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DK. Also someone on newegg said they bought the Blood Iron on 5/5/08 and it supported the E8400 out of the box.

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Well the resolution will be dependent on which monitor i get, but eather 1440 by 900 or 1680 by 1050. i would like to play at high quality. i will be on XP not vista tho
well personally if you are gonna play at 1440x900 you should atleast play with x2 AA.
 
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Shadowfold, sorry im not thinking to clearly right now, and Easy Rhino, i cant tell the difference between AA on and off, so y kill framerates especially with my card.
Also, to everyone sorry for my grammar, its getting late where i am
 
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Its ok :toast: make sure your awake when you put it all together :laugh:
 
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also, will the first generation Pci-e slots on the P-35 motherboards harm performance now or in the future.
on a side note i would like to thank every1 4 the quick reply's and general helpfulness
 
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I think if anything i will go with the DK
does every thing else look good in the build
 
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the links are not working?
ill try to fix...
for the card i already have a Diamond HD3870
 
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ok one second i will fix all the links...
Edit links are fixed
 
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Naw you wont need PCI-E 2.0 cause 3.0 is coming out next year!
 
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ok tyvm, do i realy need a 5.1 surround-sound system or will 2.1 suffice
 
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Im fine with headphones but I only care about loud not quality :p
 
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lol, what headphones do you use?
 
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if i was you i would get a phemon, that 5000+ will bottleneck with the HD3870. I know your wanting it for Crysis, but i thought i would just tell you this since i do own one. And it bottlenecks in about everything, 3dmark06, vantage, call of duty 4 and of coarse crysis.

I've got both of these, GOOD CHOICES!!!
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Razer Piranhas. They are REALLY good. Pretty exspensive tho :( I got mine for 70$ at Bestbuy. I highly recommend them tho cause the mic is excellent and the sound is good enough for me.
 
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by the way do you guys kno what kinda frames i owuld get in crysis at high quality no AA or AF at 1440 by 900 with the E7200 2 GB or ddr2 800 ram and a 3870 Overclocked to 903 core and 2600 mem (yeah i got relle lucky with my card)
 
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Well at that high of clocks it should be around 8800GT speeds so im guessing all high ~30fps.