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    Default New Guy and new builder, looking for advice

    Well looks like a great forum.I run mostly racing and flying sims, particularly iRacing and Over Flanders Fields using CFS3.
    Right now I have a Intel Core2 Duo E6750 running 2.66 Ghz with 2GB Ram, and Nvidia 8800GT Vid card. I also do a lot of photo work with Photoshop.
    I don't need bleeding edge, but something that won't be obsolete by a year or two
    I really would like to get into building and fixing PC's, can't think of a better way than building, and also doing the research as well.
    From what I've read the AMD MB's and CPU's are the best bang for the buck, but I have also read they have stability issues, where i haven't heard that with the intel boards.
    Then theres MB's LGA 775, LGA 1156, or LGA 1366 ? the 775 seems to be on its way out, so its down to 1156 or 1366. I've heard the Gigabyte and Asus MB's are probably the best, but I'm open to other suggestions as well.
    I am still learning about CPU's, and especially coolers. I like a quiet system, so I've been using Antec cases.
    As far as Video cards I've always had Nvidia, but the ATI's seem to be the way to go, although the one I did have always had issues with the front end, that catalyst triple part front end.
    Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    Default Re: New Guy and new builder, looking for advice

    So far the EVGA 460GX 1Gb card looks great, and I think the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R MB looks good also, any opinions on these or memory,Cases, CPU?

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    Default Re: New Guy and new builder, looking for advice

    what about i3 530 chips?? cheap,faster than q6600 quads,maybe an asus P7H55-M?? sata3 and usb3 + onboard graphics,no ide support or raid though or Gigabyte GA-H55M-usb3 but that doesnt have sata3,as for gpu's i think ati 5770 is the best value/performance
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