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I would like to improve my frame rates in FSX and I can spend up to $200 to do it.I'm considering one of two options:1. Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz CPU ($185)2. GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB DDR3 PCI-E 2.0 ($155)If you have any advice, alternate ideas, or suggestions, please let me know. I'm currently running:500W power supply (w/6 pin GPU connectors)ASUS P5Q-EM mATX moboIntel Core 2 Duo E5200 CPU4Gb DDR2 800MHz RAMGeForce 7600GS 256MB DDR2 GPUSingle 21" Samsung Monitor 1680x1050 resolution650Gb HDDEtc... Etc.Thanks for your time,Corey

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I think that down the road you will need both. If you can only get one now, I would go for the card. If you get the CPU first, you will be help back by the video card in a big way. You should see more improvement with the card first. Then save up some more cash for the 8500. I saved for a year and a half for the rig I have now.Bob

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