I am in the process of building a medium gaming computer, particularly, for FS9. I have searched high and low, and have only gotten more confused along the way. But I have come up with the following components:
1 Asus Striker Extreme 680i (this was given to me about 2 years ago)
2 Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz
3 Nvidia 8600GTS (also given to me along with the Motherboard)
4 CORSAIR 4GB (2X2G) PC6400 DDR2 RAM TWIN2X4096-6400C5DHX
5 1-500 Gb WD Scorpion Black 7200 RPM (O/S)
6 1-300 Gb WD VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB
7 Cooler Master HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP ATX Mid Tower
8 Windows XP Professional 32-Bit
9 Corsair Hydro Series H50 Liquid cooling system CPU
10 Corsair HX750W 750-Watt Modular Power Supply
Besides the other obvious, fans, DVD/CW Drives that is about it.
I would like to thank you in advance for any worthwhile advice.
Well, this is why I am asking you guys, to get your opinions. Yes! I would like to overclock the CPU and It is the E8500 not the E8400. Also, the machine is primarily for Flight Simming, FS9, and I have heard that Clock Speed rather than Core is better because FS9 on makes use of one.