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Asus + amd + psu question

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December 5, 2011 6:23:26 PM

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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December 5, 2011 6:27:23 PM

For gaming you are better of with a Phenom II X4.
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December 5, 2011 10:24:47 PM

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?
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December 5, 2011 10:29:02 PM

Yes both are good products! What is your budget for GPU?
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December 5, 2011 11:52:24 PM

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.
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December 5, 2011 11:56:01 PM

HD6950/70 would be good for 1080p gaming.
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December 6, 2011 12:08:54 AM

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.
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December 8, 2011 3:56:22 AM

Think I've got the components narrowed down now..

Asus M5A88M Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...


AMD Phenom II x4 960T Zosma 3.0 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 x2 for 16GB total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

I think that covers the important parts? The memory is probably one of the things I'm not too sure on, though..
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December 8, 2011 12:25:10 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 8, 2011 1:54:42 PM

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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