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My case will undoubtedly be the Soprano DX.

What I am looking for is for the PC to be able to run Crysis on very high at 1280x1020 at 25+ FPS. I just want the info for the gfx card and the cpu, the other small stuff is already taken care of.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500006
8800 GT, Overclocked at 700mhz core clock $140 after rebate. That should be able to do what you want and more, and at a great price. Your processor depends on which motherboard you have. Do you have an AMD or a intel motherboard, or do you need to buy a motherboard also?
EDIT: Also, do you plan on overclockin your CPU?
Edited by ubernewhacks - 6/18/08 at 12:14pm
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E8400 should be fine, or if you don't want to spend that much, try for a E7200.

For a video card get this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

$170, free shipping, $10 MIR.
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Will the 8800GTS be any better than the 8800GT on my resolution?
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the 8800 gts is just a waste of money. if you find one that is 640mb instead of 512mb, then it will make a difference. But, most 8800 gts' are 512mb, just like the 8800gt.
you dont need anything too powerful to run crysis at that resolution
    
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At your resolution there will not be a difference in Crysis.
Also, the card he showed you is a weaker card for $20 more, but EVGA has great tech support, so it's your call. What's your budget and do you have a motherboard yet?
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the 8800 gts is just a waste of money. if you find one that is 640mb instead of 512mb, then it will make a difference. But, most 8800 gts' are 512mb, just like the 8800gt.
you dont need anything too powerful to run crysis at that resolution
Are you joking? The new G92 GTS (the 512MB one) beats every old 8800GTS by a significant margin. Even the slightly stripped down 8800GT beats all the old GTS's.

Memory isn't everything.
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Low strife is right, the 640 MB is awful compared to both the GT and GTS G92's.
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G92 Ftw.
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