The information I have found here has been excellent and I wanted to utilize this resource to get advice regarding a gaming rig I am building. I read Nitesticks "The Truth about Processor Performance" and came across this:
"The frequency of a processor is almost irrelevant. The only thing that determines its performance is how efficient it is with its clock cycles."
Going by this I assume it is not necessary for me to be overly concerned with Ghz as the sole criteria for purchasing a processor? I was planning on using this: Intel Core 2 Duo
. In conjunction with these:
Video Card: ATI Radeon
Would that be a good processor to use or can I go cheaper in price and model and still run games on full specs without any issues? What would be the most efficient cpu performance and price wise within a limit of $230 for my needs? Also I welcome any suggestions on the components I am going to be using. Does all look well for a decent gaming machine?