Building a new AMD PC (w Asus MotherBoard) Need Advise

Guys,

I am building a new box with the following parts. I wanted some advise with parts. I was planning on buying the follwoing and build a maching totally SATA based.

Please advise and thanks in advance.
Shrini

Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI Premium Vista Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 Windsor 2.8GHz Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADAFX62CSBOX

Video Cards: 2x ASUS EN8500GT SILENT/HTD/512M GeForce 8500GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video, so I can join them.

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ

DVD Rom: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616A3T

Case: Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Power Supply: Sunbeam PSU-BKS580-US ATX 580W Power Supply - Retail

2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
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  1. Forget SLI.
    Buy a single better card.

    Buy Bread, not PSUs from Sunbeam :>
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773&Tpk=6000%252 b
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128034

    http://www.ne wegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

    Last link isnt working posted. Should know how to get it to work, just copy and move ne wegg together

    go with those things instead
  3. I can sort of understand pairing up 8600GTS's, but 8500's?? That is silly. Look at the fill rates of those cards before you try that!
  4. From THG Video charts:
    http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_sli2007.html?modelx=33&model1=864&model2=866&chart=347
    DOOM 3 1280x1024
    2x 8500GT SLI 24.7 FPS
    2x 8600GT SLI 45.6 FPS
    2x 8600GTS SLI 107.2 FPS
    1x 8600GTS 55.6 FPS

    Battlefield 2142 1280x1024
    http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_sli2007.html?modelx=33&model1=864&model2=866&chart=337
    2x 8500GT SLI 18.9 FPS
    2x 8600GT SLI 38.3 FPS
    2x 8600GTS SLI 52.8 FPS
    1x 8600GTS 28.8 FPS

    One 8600GTS is better than 2 8500GTs and is less expensive.
    ASUS EN8600GTS SILENT/HTDP/256M GeForce 8600GTS US$ 180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Description=asus+8500GT&x=0&y=0
    ASUS EN8500GT SILENT/HTD/512M GeForce 8500GT 512MB US $100 2 @ $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121072
  5. Skip the FX and get the same socket Optron in a slower stock speed (and price) and OC it.
  6. What Zenmaster said, backed up by WR2's data.

    Buy a Tier-3 or better PSU from this list:
    http://www.tomswiki.com/page/Tiered+PSU+Listings?t=anon
  7. Quote:
    The X2-6000 is much cheaper than the FX-62 and faster.

    Yes it is...but the Optrons use less power and overclock higher than the desktop versions or even the FX.

    My $69 Optron 146 is 2Ghz stock and with out any voltage boost for any part of my system I run it at 3Ghz.
    All he needs to do is get the correct socket Optron server chip and set the MB bios ram/cpu ratios and ram settings.

    With the setup in my hardware profile I only run 3C over room air temps.
    The DFI mb's are far better than the Ausus he is thinking of also.
  8. I second Adamj's recommendation for the motherboard - I have that board and love it. I tend to avoid Asus boards for AMD, Intel on the other hand...
  9. AdamJ said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1 6819103773&Tpk=6000%252 b
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128034

    http://www .newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

    Last link isnt working posted. Should know how to get it to work, just copy and move ne wegg together

    go with those things instead

    get a 590 board for $99-$130 590 has other then SLI that the 6100 does not have.
    or 570 for less after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138059

    590 for $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135040
  10. yeah deffinetly a better GPU, my single X800Xt beats those in sli (550:1200 clocks). Get the 6000+, save some money and get a performance boost. Im with Joe_The_Dr on the mobo, both would be acceptable.
  11. Buy the x2-6000+.I would also purchase the power supply from a company like Thermaltake or Antec or a decent 550watt from Ace,which offers a decent PSU for a good price.But if you really want to run an 8xxx series video card then I recommend the 8800GTS 640 with a Thermaltake 700watt or more power supply.Goodluck.

    Dahak

    M2N32 SLI DELUXE MB
    ATHLON64 X2-5600+
    EVGA 7950GT KO
    THERMALTAKE 850WATT PSU
    2X1GIG DDR2 800 MEMORY
    WD SATA2 80/250GIG HD
    RAIDMAX SMILIDON GAMING CASE
    XP MEDIA CENTER EDITION
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