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June 17, 2008 1:06:12 PM

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

new components.

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

New things:
GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX All Solid Capacitor AMD Motherboard - Retail
CORSAIR Dominator 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

I seldom play games, but when I do it could be considered "light" gaming. I basically use it to surf the net.

e-mail, cd/dvd burning, etc. I would like to connect my computer to my TV through an S-video cable and watch

movies. I do not plan to overclock.

Does everything look OK? Will it all work together? Thanks in advance.

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June 17, 2008 1:16:19 PM

I would get a ATI Radeon HD3870 512MB with that setup or at least a HD2600.
June 17, 2008 1:23:51 PM

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?
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June 17, 2008 1:27:45 PM

^+ 1. Be careful with DDR2 1066. There are compatibility issues with that RAM natively higher than DDR2 800.
June 17, 2008 1:30:55 PM

keep the video card you have since you re not gaming
June 17, 2008 1:32:16 PM

Old stuff that's going away:
DFI Ultra-Infinity Socket 939 Nvidia n-force4 Ultra ATX mobo
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 2000Mhz HT Socket 939 CPU

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?
June 17, 2008 1:34:06 PM

Dropping down to DDR2 800 might be a good diea it seems.
June 17, 2008 1:36:13 PM

With the money saved on RAM, maybe you could bump up to a 5200+ or 5400+ CPU?

You'll be happy with the upgrade over the single core 3000+ in any case.
June 17, 2008 1:45:51 PM

Good idea on the CPU. How about this RAM instead?

CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
June 17, 2008 1:53:13 PM

If not planing to game the X800 should be fine. If willing to spend $~120-130, you can grab a 8800GS for $120 ($90 after MIR).
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