New AMD budget gamer build - comments?

Hello,

I would like to get comments on my AMD budget gamer I am building for my stepson. I am going with the AMD for cost reasons and since I am a longtime AMD user (would otherwise go Intel). Any comments are welcome. Especially on the CPU, which I went back and forth between the X2 6000+ Windsor or the 5000+ Brisbane (65nm unlocked). Here are the main components:

Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Video: EVGA 256-P2-N761-AR GeForce 8600GTS 256MB

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Check out this review of the AM2 X@ 5000+ Black Edition, looks really good if your going with AMD
    http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/22/budget_overclocker/
  2. Looks great. I 2nd the 5000+ black. I'm running it at 3ghz at stock volts. If you overclock, get this ram:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565

    You might wanna take a look at this:

    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/$500_gaming_pc_upgrade/default.asp
  3. I like the way the 5000 blackie performs. It makes me think I should have waited a little while. Ahhh...oh well, we all think that.
  4. Thanks for the feedback guys. I did decide to go with the 5000+ Black Edition for the overclocking. I will look into the ram recommendation akhilles
  5. Crucial Ram is great for overclocking.
  6. If this is a gaming PC I'd forget about the 8600GTS and go for the 8800GT 512MB. I second the Crucial Ballistix RAM or even their value RAM is good for mild OC's.
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