About to buy my first new computer in about a decade, and to say the least, I'm not really sure what I'm doing. I was hoping to get some help from some of the more experienced users and see what they think of the components I've selected so far from newegg.com. Keep in mind I'm hoping that these components will be able to play Crysis on "XP" at a playable framerate using the hacked "Very High" settings on DX 9. I'm also hoping that the case listed will provide adequate cooling for the video card (I've read that it heats up fast). Before I list off the components, I wanted to know if the X2 5400+ is adequate for the HD 4890. I've read if you don't have the right processor your GPU will bottleneck, and it seems like a lot of Crysis users seem to think dual-core is the way to go since Crysis is optimized for it. Well there's my spiel. Any and all suggestions and help appreciated. Thanks in advance for any info. My other dilemma is not being sure which video card to go with. I've seen mixed benchmarks for both the 4890 and the Sapphire Vapor-X 4870 2 gb cards on Crysis. Some sites and users say the latter works wonderfully, others say it's unplayable. I don't know what to believe anymore. My concern with the Sapphire is that it has no warranty, at least one is not listed on newegg for it, whereas the card with the notorious heating issues has a double lifetime warranty. Decisions decisions. Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Item #: N82E16811129021 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$32.50 Instant $139.99 $107.49 Seagate ST3500641AS-RK 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Retail Item #: N82E16822148221 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $59.99 ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Item #: N82E16813131363 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) -$10.00 Instant $199.99 $189.99 XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail Item #: N82E16814150359 Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy -$55.00 Instant $249.99 $194.99 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail Item #: N82E16817139006 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Protect Your Investment (expand for options) -$60.00 Instant $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $179.99 $119.99 OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail Item #: N82E16820227365 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$40.00 Instant $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $139.99 $99.99 AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5400DOBOX - Retail Item #: N82E16819103235 Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy I'll probably be buying these components sometime around Thursday and want to make sure I'm not going to be getting a processor, motherboard, or GPU that's going to nix my chances for being able to play Crysis on very high (keep in mind it's on XP and I'll probably attempt to OC the 4890 and will also be using a custom config. file for my setup [read about a mod on the crysis forums]. I'm sure you get plenty of these a day so I commend anyone who has the patience to give me some advice. Thanks again! EDIT: The above configuration from newegg reflects the ceiling of my budget for the setup.