Are all these parts compatible?

Hey, I'm interested in upgrading my computer because it's way overdue. It's current specifications that I want to change (or think I need to)...

P4 2.0ghz
Intel 845BG board
2x 256mb memory 184-pin
Radeon 9600 SE 128mb
300 watt power supply

I have the other, drives, soundcard, monitor, etc that should be compatible, but if I need to post any of those specs, just let me know.

Now I'd like to keep the 512mb ram that I already have an just add to it, but the cpu I plan on getting (Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13ghz) doesn't seem to have any compatible motherboards that support 184-pin. If there are any solutions to this problem, let me know. Otherwise, here would be my new system (minus my memory i'd like to save)...

ASUS P5B-E Socket T Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz
(2x) CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200)
eVGA GeForce 7600GT
Kingwin 450watt power supply

Now I don't know too much about computers anymore, so any help with problems with this setup or any advice if I'm choosing crappy products would be greatly appreciated.
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  1. ASRock 775Dual-VSTA VIA PT880 PRO Motherboard $57 will allow you to use DDR RAM with a C2D CPU. It also has DDR2 RAM slots, AGP and PCI-E video slots. Athough you pay for that compatibility in other ways.
    Since your 512MB DDR RAM has a replacement cost of about $55 it really doesnt make sense to sacrifice future quad core upgradability to save $50 worth of RAM. Maybe if you have a strong AGP video card you could make a good case, but not with your current hardware. ASUS P5B-E is a much better choice.

    I don't think anyone here can recommend that PSU. Its a very budget, low end part. And more important, it doesnt have the 18amps of 12volt power requried for the 7600GT, let alone having enough power for possible future upgrading.
    Either one of these 3 PSUs would be an acceptable choice.
    I'd like to see you find some 667/665 DDR2 RAM instead of the 553. The price difference isnt usually that great. And example would be pqi TURBO 2GB DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) $193 after rebate.
  2. i wouldnt go with the as rock vsta as it only have pci x4 not x16
  3. Thank yall very much, I really appreciate the help. Glad you warned me about that power supply. I'll go with the ASUS P5B-E and pqi ram you suggested.

    Thanks alot!
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