Asus + amd + psu question

I was just wondering if this is a decent combination.

Asus m5a88m mobo
Amd Athlon FX 6100 processor
Corsair enthusiast series cmpu650tx 650W psu

Trying to put together a small gaming pc in a custom case I built. Last pc is/was an alienware predator ii. Lighting wasnt compatible with win7 so I moved its components into an nmediapc 8000 htpc wood case. Id get another if their service/product hadnt gone to pot when dell bought them out :(

Anyway, I digress. Any help would greatly be appreciated :)
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  1. For gaming you are better of with a Phenom II X4.
  2. Still undecided on the video card. Whatever kind I go with, it must have two d-dvi ports. I run duel monitor, twin 21" widescreen :) Aside from the Phenom II x4 vs FX 6100 (I know x4 is a quad core and the 6100 is a six core) the motherboard and powersupply should be sufficient?
  3. Yes both are good products! What is your budget for GPU?
  4. Govermnent job, live alone, no kids. I'd say my budget is pretty good ;D I do know that for some reason, I prefer AMD. The one I'm using now is an Athlon 64 II 5200+ 2.6ghz and it's served me well for the past four years or so.
  5. HD6950/70 would be good for 1080p gaming.
  6. What about anything in the nvidia market? I just had to upgrade the graphics card on this box, the old one was a geForce 8800 gtx that kept running up into 150 degrees when I'd run everquest 2, caused a full system freeze a few times. Now I'm running a PNY nVidia 550 ti. Once the new box is complete, I plan on reformatting and reinstalling this box, along with an upgrade of a wifi card, and use it as an actual HTPC, connected directly to my tv.
  7. Think I've got the components narrowed down now..

    Asus M5A88M Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130652

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020


    AMD Phenom II x4 960T Zosma 3.0 GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103995

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 x2 for 16GB total
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199

    EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130652

    Sony Optiarc Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA 12X Half Height Tray Blu-ray Writer BD-5300S - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118065

    Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

    I think that covers the important parts? The memory is probably one of the things I'm not too sure on, though..
  8. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  9. That video card's price is ridiculous for that much money you should look at a 6870, which will blow it out of the water.
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