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Well to start out i don't know what to do,As u can see by my specs below this is what i'm running now,I kinda have another computer(my wifes).It is an ECS RS400-A Motherboard(cheapo),Intel 541(3.20GHZ) processor,2GB. OCZ(DDR400),HIS ATI Radeon X1650 PRO 512MB.(PCI-E).Since the RS400-A has a ATI onboard chipset i bought what i could afford,meaning the ATI graphics card,i want to some time this new year run Crossfire.I can't afford the DDR2,& I already have a 775 processor & DDR memory.I was thinking of buying a little better motherboard:http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?m...3&l2=11&l3=170, To start out.Then later on i can buy some DDR2 Memory,Crossfire Motherboard,& another X1650 PRO.What i want to know is with the ASUS(P5GPL-X) will it run as good or better than the computer i have now & is it worth buying?
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First, what is your budget?

I don't really think you'll seen an improvement over your current set up with that mobo... It's a basic Asus model, which likely will be a nice board, but not a great overclocker.
    
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Well right now about $100.00.
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Assuming that the future won't show you hundreds of dollars, I actually recommend you switch to AMD socket 939. That way you can use your current RAM (which seems pretty good stuff), and you only have to replace CPU and MoBo (and add the crossfire card).

For now, save up. It's a waste imo to now spend money on a component you will replace soon again.

Here is a suggestion for a complete AMD rig:
MoBo: ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe Socket 939 ATI CrossFire Radeon Xpress 3200$122.99
CPU: AMD Opteron 165 Denmark 1.8GHz Socket 939 Dual Core

For less than $300, you'll be ready for Crossfire (with some luck you'll get a bit of money for your old parts... not a lot, but everything helps). A good Opty 165 overclocks to about 3.0GHz, destroying the Pentium you have right now (actually gives it a good challenge at stock speeds already)
    
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Ok ,sounds like a plan then,thank you for your time.
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Good luck
    
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