-Motherboard: Asus P6T (X58 LGA1366) for mid-tower ATX
-PSU: 400 watts
-GPU: Nvidia GeForce 210
-Hard drive: Western digital caviar 250 GB(going for low prices)
-Processor: Intel core i7 920 or 960
-Optical drive: Dvd and Cd that will fit in the case you recommend
-Windows 7 64bit. Home edition or basic most likely
-1 processor fan and 2 other fans. Do I need 2 or 1 for my set-up?
-Games: FSX and or X-Plane
Cheap $50 dollar case. As you can see I'm on a very tight budget. Anything else I can change to get a lower price?
I also would like some lighting inside. Like red glowing lights. Will my PSU cover that and how do I install that?
*Motherboard is free because my friend said the processor holding pin was broken but it is an easy fix.
GFX - What's left to spend ? Pick one .....tho two cards in SLI are oft better than a single more expensive card and cheaper.
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI: