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Please and thanks. Old motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128359

She passed away recently, and I would like something comparable that will work well with my parts and case, in the $100-$120 area.

Other parts... Video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102770

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136151

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146785

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025

Advice appreciated

Additionally, will I face any huge issues in switching all of my components to a new mobo? I was kind of hoping to choose another Gigabyte mobo but nothing on Newegg has as many solid reviews as my first.

The main concern comes with the fact I am having a lot of trouble finding a good board that both support LGA775 and DDR2 ram; I am not sure if my processor could even work on non 775 boards, or if DDR2 could work in a DDR3 board. This is confusing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130234 For example; how would this treat me? It's one of the few I can find that has both DDR2 and LGA775 specifically, and there are some other discrepancies, like north bridge and south bridge.. Just lots of confusion, help would be amazing.
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Originally Posted by enthusedpanda View Post
Additionally, will I face any huge issues in switching all of my components to a new mobo? I was kind of hoping to choose another Gigabyte mobo but nothing on Newegg has as many solid reviews as my first.
No. Different bios, new overclocks, nothing much else other then a few settings maybe

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Originally Posted by enthusedpanda View Post
The main concern comes with the fact I am having a lot of trouble finding a good board that both support LGA775 and DDR2 ram; I am not sure if my processor could even work on non 775 boards, or if DDR2 could work in a DDR3 board. This is confusing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130234 For example; how would this treat me? It's one of the few I can find that has both DDR2 and LGA775 specifically, and there are some other discrepancies, like north bridge and south bridge.. Just lots of confusion, help would be amazing.
No your CPU will not work on a non-775 board. There is a reason there aren't many 775-DDR2 boards and it's because it is an out dated socket since 1156, 1366, and 1155 have already come out and a new one is coming out soon. Check in the OCN Marketplace and look for a used one. IMO save about $500 and get a new rig. try not to sink any more money into that rig if you don't have to.
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Not in a position to get an entirely new rig, though I've had some thoughts. I could get a modest board and new (again, modest) RAM, DDR3. How does this combination look, given my other specs?

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130556

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134718

Combining those two.. with the rest of the parts. Mobos seem awful finicky with overall compatibility so I'm trying to be safe. My alternative (not buying RAM but merely a new motherboard) is this:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...864&CatId=3461

Very meager. My only concern with this would be the fact it's micro ATX, and I've read here and there that it can be difficult to properly seat them into regular ATX cases.

I'm more keen on the first option, however. Does it seem fine?

Edit: Another board that supports DDR3 and 775. Do I also need to ensure that the new RAM is 775 compatible, or should it be fine as long as it meets the mobo's specifications? Here's the board.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
Edited by enthusedpanda - 7/28/11 at 2:23am
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As long as you have DDR3 RAM and the motherboard supports DDR3 RAM they will work together. How good that board is IDK because I'm not familiar with the 775 socket.
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