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has any one used these parts and what do you think of them?

Mach Speed Venom MSA2-6100V Motherboard CPU Bundle - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Processor 2.80GHz OEM

XFX GeForce 8600 GT Video Card - 512MB DDR3, PCI Express, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card

thx

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i don't know about that mobo, but the processor is a good one. what do you plan on doing with the system? if gaming is involved (on any level) i would echo jbennet's recomendation of an 8800 series vga card.

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thanks all i'll check out the 8800.
i play hl2 and tf2 the most. should i stay with an ati VC? will nvidia VC work more smoothly since the mobo has nvidia chipsets?

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the chipset will only come into play when overclocking or when running multiple video cards. i foolishly bought an 8600 about six months ago, two weeks ago i bought an 8800gts (g92) and the difference is unbelievable. even an 8800gt will perform 4x better than any 8600.

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sold. thanks, thats exactly what i wanted to know.

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yeah, its generally the clock/memory speeds that matter the most.

Its the same with SLI. 2 cards does not = double performance. In fact, you are better getting 1 very good card than 2 medium/good cards

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