I really cant afford to go above 400...I want to run FSX at near high settings. Can you guys explain to me in some sort of specific detail WHY one is better than the other FOR FSX. Not for L4D or GTA4.
Also feel free to make any suggestions as to what i should buy!
Oh one more thing. I dont plan on buying more RAM. I have 2gb of RAM right now (came with my original computer) will that be compatible with this new set up?
Also if it helps my graphics card is the Nvidia GFORCE 9500 GT.
Ah yes and for some reason, my FSX already runs really smooth! In like normal citys i can get like 30 fps. Heres a vid i made...keep in mind that fraps reduces the frame rate.
The Intel I7 860 would run it better, it is without a doubt the more powerful processor. Both of those set ups your looking at use DDR3 memory, your current memory is only DDR2. You won't be able to reuse your memory on either one of those motherboards, and no I5/I7 is compatible with DDR2, but the AMD processors are if you get an AM2+ motherboard instead of that AM3 motherboard.