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


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.

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. b

    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:
    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
    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
    ASUS EN8500GT SILENT/HTD/512M GeForce 8500GT 512MB US $100 2 @ $200
  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:
  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: 6819103773&Tpk=6000%252 b


    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

    590 for $110
  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.


    ATHLON64 X2-5600+
    EVGA 7950GT KO
    2X1GIG DDR2 800 MEMORY
    WD SATA2 80/250GIG HD
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