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....you could keep it....but your new ram is gonna have to be ran at that slow speed.....makes the whole thing out of whack....new 1gb kit can be bought for 80 dollars - considering this isnt going to be a high end machine, I would recommend value ram, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

......but you still need to be careful what you are buying....start thinking from teh beginning......decide on which processor you would like....that will narrow you down to which motherboard type you want, and ram as well...you will most likely need a new power supply as well.....you are pretty much looking for an entire new system - i doubt you will be able to swap some parts you already have - maybe a hard drive or an optical drive....but other parts....you would probably need to start fresh

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the 3700 has little advantage over the 3200.and your pc2700 memory is slow you should get pc3200 if you go socket 939.get a 1 GB kit (2 x 512)or bigger from a name brand like Corsair,OCZ,Cruical,Kingston

heres some AM2 ideas

MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813130050

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131022

CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103032

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103637

MEMORY

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227126

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566

as far as power supply im running a 420w(cheapo raidmax $20.00) with no problems

my specs

Amd 3200 64 939

Epox 9npa + ultra(it was cheap)

Corsair value select 1 gb kit

Evga 7600 gt

Audigy 2 zs soundcard

2 HDD

2 optical drives

2 120mm fans

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Ok, if I decide to just get completely new parts, here are my plans:

Processor

Either this or this motherboard

Memory

Video card

Power Supply

I'm planning on keeping my Hard drive and optical drives for now, anyone see anything wrong with any of that?  I'm also planning to buy 10 of these fans, just because.  What else will I need? 

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:iamwithstupid: the power supply is crap i would spend a little bit more on that.

IMHO, the Power Supply is one of the most overlooked piece of hardware that people have, and a crappy power supply will only cause you problems, and in some cases shorten the life of your components, or as my parents found out, can fry your motherboard when things go really bad...

You can not have too big of a power supply, but you can have too little.

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get the other board.it has a better chipset more pci slots and on board raid,and you don't need a floppy for sata hdd's also if you have a dual channel motherboard use it.one more thing the ati chipset might not play nice with your 7600gt.you really don't need that cpu fan unless your gonna overclock but  i can run mine at 2.5mhz on the stock hsf.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131569

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145440

and heres a good power supply plus it has a rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking, I was having second thoughts, because I realized this is just going to hold me over.  I'm also going to go with the cheaper motherboard and no CPU fan, since I'm not going to overclock.  That keeps me just under $400.

Thanks again guys for all your help.  I'm still not 100% sure I'm getting this computer yet, but it's probable considering it's under $400.

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking, I was having second thoughts, because I realized this is just going to hold me over.  I'm also going to go with the cheaper motherboard and no CPU fan, since I'm not going to overclock.  That keeps me just under $400.

Thanks again guys for all your help.  I'm still not 100% sure I'm getting this computer yet, but it's probable considering it's under $400.

$400 is pertty good for that setup. i would also just use the stock fan save your money

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