Thoughts on new build

Just wanted to let the experts take a look over my new build to see if anything should be changed. I still haven't decided on a case yet but i'm not worried about that. The only main concern is the memory. Not sure if I should go dual-channel and if so I don't know which to get. This will mainly be used for gaming...

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Winchester)

GIGABYTE "GA-K8NSNXP-939" nForce3 Ultra

Crucial Ballistix 184-Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200

XFX nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT

Hitachi 250GB 7200RPM SATA

Lite-On 16X DVD Dual Drive, Model SOHW-1633S

Lite-On 52X32X52 Internal EIDE CD-RW

Thanks for any feedback,
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  1. Looks good! Make sure your DVD burner can write DUAL-LAYER DVD. You might consider the NEC ND3500A... See this article :

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    A7N8X / <font color=green><b>AMD Sempron 2800+</b></font color=green> <-- <i>Is this affecting my credibility???</i>
    Kingston DDR333 2x256Megs
    <font color=red>Radeon 8500 128Megs</font color=red> @ C:275/M:290
  2. Looks great. I'm not all that fond of the IBM hdd.
    Get the ballistics in dual channel, it will give about 8% more perf.
  3. Yeah, get two sticks of the Crucial Ballistix. Most newer games do show noticeable improvement with an extra 512mb of memory. Plus, with a system like that don't let your memory bottleneck you.

    Another stick is a win-win situation, you get more memory and you get to use dual-channel. If you don't have enough money for another 512mb stick then <b>don't</b> get 2 sticks of 256mb. That will severly limit your upgrade options in the future.

    oh, its a nice day. TO EAT CHILDREN!!!
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