I am planning to get a build a new gaming computer, intended for playing Flight Simulator X and Red Alert 3, Crysis, etc. Any idea for the processor? I am thinking of getting something from AMD.
or Core 2 duo E8400 and can be OC very well
dont buy i7 is a waste of money now. not many games support quad cores anyways
Soo i suggest a AMD Phenom Processor
Now for my recommendation i would suggest a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 if you are going to overclock your CPU... using a Titan Fenhir TTC-NK85TZ CPU cooler
if you are not so keen on overclocking than use an E8600
of course if you are going to edit some files use programs that multi-threads heavily, multitask than use a Q6600. even though its old, unless you can afford a Q9650 than use this because its heavily overclockable (you need to overclock because it will give you so much performance)..you can use the above cooler if you wish...
just to make sure this is my setup with your suggestions....
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
GPU: GTS 250
Motherboard: Biostar TPower I45
RAM: 1066MHz 2X2GB DDR2 RAM (you can choose a 800MHz if you want)
HDD: Seagate Barrcacuda 500GB 7200RPM
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc
Power supply: Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 650W
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two
Monitor: Samsung 22" 1680X1050 resolution