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Old December 11, 2008, 06:19 PM
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I have my computer all set....except the video card. I have a 22" 2ms 1680 x 1050 monitor. I want to play crysis maxed out with AA. Please help. So f-ing difficult. Thanks guys. This is the most difficult thing for me to pick so I am coming to yall. I don't care if your nvidia or ati fans. Just help please lol.
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:24 PM
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:24 PM
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First things first, before we dole out any recommendations, we need to know; whats your budget, current specs, etc.

Once we get that out of the way, I'm sure we'll have many suggestions for you.
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:29 PM
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antec 1200 case (+2 antec tri cool 120mm fans for the optionals)

antec truepower 1000W modular power supply

intel core i7 920 2.66ghz processor (plan to overclock it)

vigor monsoon III cpu cooler (taking stock fan off and adding 2 antec tricool 120mm fans on both sides for cooling and exhaust)

asus rampage III x58 motherboard

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aoc 22" widescreen 1680 x 1050 monitor

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Old December 11, 2008, 06:47 PM
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at $400;00 i would say the 280 gtx oc/but that might b more than u need 4 that rez of 1680x1050/but it would be more future proof if u want 2 get a higher rez monitor in the future and add another 280 gtx
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:51 PM
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nah monitor is probaly going to stay the same for a good while. just trying to get a feel for the price of a video card where i can achieve such settings
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Old December 11, 2008, 06:54 PM
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I'd say save your money and go for a GTX260 or an ATi 4870 1GB. If your willing to wait a month or so (January) nVidia should be coming out with a refresh, with ATi not far behind.

So again if you looking to buy now, go for a 260GTX or a 4870 1GB, the extra power from anything above would be wasted at that resolution.
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Old December 11, 2008, 07:03 PM
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Nasa can't play Crysis at those settings.

I'm sure someone's mentioned the new 285(Nvidia). It should still be the fastest single core GPU as the 4870x2, being dual core and crossfire, won't perform as well running Crysis. (Never Has)

I'd stick with an Nvidea card if your sole purpose is to run Crysis!
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Old December 11, 2008, 09:34 PM
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Since you're limited to 1680X1050, I say ATI 4870 or the GTX 260. You may want to wait for the 55nm versions though as they should be available within the next couple of weeks. No need for GTX 280 or ATI 4870 X2 imo.
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Old December 11, 2008, 10:09 PM
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I want to play crysis maxed out with AA.
The only way you'll be able to accomplis this request is with a GTX 280 SLI arrangement...but that s beyond your Budget, therefore your going to have to "back-off"both your "Max" settings and AA and go with either a single 280, single 260 GTX or 4870
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