Hi everyone, I have been out of the game for a while and need to upgrade due to motherboard issues and I would
greatly appreciate it if someone can tell me I am on the right track, especially since I plan on mixing old and
Old things that stay:
Radeon X800XL IceQ II 256MB GDDR3 PCI express x16 video card
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300S0 300GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive
Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W Power Supply
Lite-on SOHW-812S ATAPI/EIDE DVDRW Drive
XP Home Edition
OP said they don't play heavy games. Why would you recommend a new top-end video card?
AM2+ boards that support 1066 RAM have fine print that says that they only support 1066 when running a phenom processor. I suggest you back down to DDR2-800 RAM since you are planning on getting an X2.
Out of curiosity, what motherboard, CPU, and RAM are you upgrading from?
The mobo got zapped during an electrical storm through the cable modem (everything else is on a surge protector) and I cannot get on the net anymore even when I installed an add-on network card (I tried the cable, and the cable modem company tells me they see the modem just fine). Thanks for the replies so far. Does everything look like it will play well together?