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NamelessMC, I still don't understand why "having to power" the RAM will slow down my system. Do you mean that the extra heat will mean I'll run into cooling problems quicker? That's the only reason I can think of that extra RAM will be a problem.

Your suggestions are pretty right on. Maybe you didn't notice, but I already purchased the new box, and it has a lot of your (and others') suggestions in it. Look at my profile...that's what I got.

Regarding the wasting of RAM...XP recognizes 3.5GB, so I'm gaining 1.5 GB and only wasting .5 GB. It all helps in my line of work. Also, I have all the Microsoft OS's at my disposal, so I can run XP x64 or Vista if I so desire.
    
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E6420 GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 r2 EVGA 8600GT 256 GDDR3 4 * G.SKILL 1GB DDR2 800Mhz 
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Generic 
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