Upgrades to 6 year old homebuild Tags: Homebuilt Systems slimbo737 August 11, 2012 3:56:43 PM Hello Everyone, I built by PC a while back (2006/2007). At the time, it was decent enough to get me by but I now want to convert it to an HTPC. As it currently sits, here is the configuration: GIGABYTE GA-M59SLI-S5 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor ADA3800CUBOX XFX PVT73GUGF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK I want to upgrade it (hopefully) with minimal cost and effort. The two items I'm looking at adding are: EVGA 01G-P3-1430-LR GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card Intel PWLA8391GT PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45 - OEM Can anyone advise as to whether or not these are good choices for the money, what other upgrades may be more beneficial, and of course, will there be any known compatibility issues with my current set up. I appreciate the help! More about : upgrades year homebuild | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Upgrades to 6 year old homebuild> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading my 6 -yr old tower ForumHomebuild Vs Alienware ForumHomebuild advise needed Forum6 year old monitor (Dell 2405FPW). Should I upgrade? ForumWorth upgrading my 5- 6 year old hardware? ForumMistress Zaida Hypno-PC Home-Build ! Forum1.5 year old gaming build, need help choosing upgrades ForumOld homebuild waits 8 - 10 *minutes* before normal boot ! ForumCyberpowerpc vs homebuild ? ForumUpgrade 6 year old Dell! Forumyear-old build now freezing up ForumHomebuild upgrade... CPU or GPU ForumUpgrading from my 6 year old pc. ForumUpgrades to 3 year old gaming PC ForumHomebuild upgrade £500 need more performance!! ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] ForumGaming Upgrades ForumUpgrading my 1.5 Year Old PC [Video Card/Processor/RAM] Forum[Solved] Need Help on First Budget Build around 350$ ForumAnother Need Advice on Upgrades! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !