Please Offer Guidance Before I Buy

Hi all. I'm looking to finally update my E6300 system from the Fry's Combo that I bought it with to a more modern system that can be overclocked. Currently it is housed in an ECS P4M800PRO-M with DDR Memory and an AGP Card. My AGP card has bit the dust and I don't want to spend any money on an AGP replacement for this system.

So here is my shopping list from New Egg.

Motherboard -GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L $100

Ram - A-DATA 2GB DDR2 (2 x 1GB) $75 + $15 rebate + $60

Video Card - HIS Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB $100

Total for upgrade: $275 ( before $15 rebate)

These components seemed like the best bang for the buck getting me where I want to go. I know there a many, many out there on this forum with more experience then I, so I wanted to offer up these specs to see if it is in fact a good selection or if there are glaring issues. Thanks Big Big to anyone who can spare the time.
BTW, my case is an Antec Sonnata but I don't have the specs on the Power Supply handy. I use this PC for Home Video\Media work, Xvid, Divx, HD Tuner, Webbing, Some Gaming but It's not top priority.

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  1. I chose Radeon HD 2600XT over similarly priced Nvidia solutions because I am most interested in good video and HD performance. I am going to be using xp media for a while yet so I am not so worried about DX10, But I did want HDMI & HDCP capabilities. Anyone out there have magic suggestions to save me $100, or ways to avoid configuration headaches? If some knows a sure fire Memory combo with this Mobo to aid overclocking I would really like to know.
  2. Alright. I may be impatient or maybe no one gives a good GD what I buy. I guess I'm gonna take the leap. Hear that? That's the sound of my money flying away from me.

  3. Sounds good. For what you say you need, I think you can't get any cheaper than what your wanting. I'd recommend a x1950pro for better gaming, but you stated that you wanted the HD options, so I won't recommend the x1950pro.
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