It has been a long time since I looked at an AMD product, but I think they now have a price/performance advantage over Intel. My friend asked me to build a decent gaming rig under 900 dollars. I have a few question about the the combination of these two parts.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ BE
DFI 790FX M2RS
At 87 dollars I figured that the 5000+ was too good of a deal to pass. Would I see large differences in performance compared to for example the X2 5600+ Windsor? I do plan to over clock the CPU. I also heard a lot about the 790FX M2R, but the M2RS is looking good for its price and similarity to its better brother. Is it fine to same some money and go with the M2RS? I know it has the SB600, is it fine I only plan to run a single hard drive off the of it?
My intentions are to save some money in order to invest it in a good video card.