Originally Posted by SpadeXL
Am building my first Athlon System. I have a few alot of it so far. Just need cpu and mainboard really. Here is my list.
2x 512MB ATI Radeon X1800 XT (Crossfire)
2x 120 Samsung 7200rpm SATA HDD (Raid 0)
4x 512mb OCZ DDR2 *Gold Edition* Dual Channel Ram (2 GB total)
600w (700w peak) OCZ Powerstream PSU
Monster Power Surge Protector with signal purify($300)
Now for mainboards I was thinking DFI LANPARTY UT RDX200 CF-DR
or going SLI with 2xgeforce's on this board DFI LANPARTY NF4 SLI-DR Expert. Anyone have a better idea for a mainboard?
As for CPU's. Keep in mind this is for gaming.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ w/Fan $580.99
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ w/Fan $715.99
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 w/Fan
What is the best CPU for gaming from AMD?
Again this is my first AMD rig so. I will take all the advise
I'd go with the dual 4400 cores because you are spending alot of money and it seems you have no limit, so go with dualies because they will be popular, they are pretty efficient, and they might not have as much POWER as that somewhat older FX model, but they are way more efficient and distribute everything equally, thus giving you great preformance for games and video/multimedia. I don't know, ou're system is great though!