Originally Posted by boondoks
Good choices, but you did mention future-proofing and in that sense you will be spending a fair amount of money to stay on 775. If I were you I'd probably grab a used Q9550 (someone reputable on a board) or just wait and get SB once they hit the market again.
That way you will either spend little to stay on 775 or spend a bit to bring yourself to the newest tech. Either way is a win and a better solution than buying a new Q9550.
and I have been thinking do I really need a quad core for crysis? would something like an e8400 @ 4 GHz + suffice?
and I mean futureproof for the next several years at least, not indefinitely..
again can someone suggest some RAM for 775? and if someone has some suggestions on 1336 could someone point me to a mobo/cpu/ram?
looks like the vid card is on lock