Flight Sim (FS9) Build

Good evening guys,

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.
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  1. 1. budget?
    2. monitor resolution?
    3. other uses for pc?
  2. I just happened to have that exact mobo. It was great, but had one major hitch, a FSB hole. Since you are getting liquid cooling, I am assuming that you are going to overclock.

    You could get a Q6600, 4 cores is better, and that chip is still very good. I had E8400, I was very unhappy about the overclocking results.

    You going with XP? Is this a joke?
  3. 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.
  4. I almost forgot, budget is about $750. Monitor resolution is 1st 20" 1950 x 1050 2nd is a 17" 1024 x 768. No other real uses it is specifically for Flight Sim (Online Flying).
  5. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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