Upgrade time! Need feedback on this setup.

Hello everyone, I want to upgrade and build a new computer. I currently have a AMD 64 (socket 754) and would rather not spend the money to upgrade to 939. Is it true what i've heard that socket 754 doesn't support the dual ram funtion? Here is what i'm looking at getting:

-AMD 64 (socket 754) *already have in my current compy*

-BIOSTAR TForce6100 Socket 754 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138268)

-Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM 8MB Cache
*am very tempted to buy a 15,000 rpm drive, not sure if it's worth the extra money though*

-Nvidia or ATI PCI-E card, undecided

-GeIL Value 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) CURRENTLY OWN
*should I upgrade my ram? and if so what kind?*

Any and all feedback welcomed. I'm trying not to spend more than maybe $600 or so but I can spend more if need be.
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  1. "Is it true what i've heard that socket 754 doesn't support the dual ram funtion?"

    Yes, the socket 754 processors have single channel mem access only, but that does not equate to a large performance impact...

    IS your upgrade design around getting a PCI-e board for better gaming?

    (You might be able to extend your current AGP rigs life for gaming simply by adding a mid-range AGP video card for about $140...look for a 6600GT or vanilla 6800 in AGP, *if* your current board has an AGP slot)
  2. "*am very tempted to buy a 15,000 rpm drive, not sure if it's worth the extra money though*"

    It isn't....
  3. I currently have a x700 video card and it isn't a bad card. I want to upgrade for a few reasons. The baby atx form factor is attractive for lanning and stuff and I wanna have solid frame rates for when Oblivion comes out in march. Also be nice to have more than 60-80 fps when playing Counter Strike :D
  4. nope big hassle, more noise, shortened life, more heat(heatsink required).
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