Comments on new system ideas wanted

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I think it's time to upgrade, my mobo's going on four years old, and I'm
still using Windows 2000 Pro.

Thinking about trying XP 64, but I read a lot about driver problems, but
very few specifics.  Also have considered Linux, but might take my old
stuff and put it in a separate box and run Linux there.

Here's what I'm looking at so far. Would like your experience with any
of this hardware, and anything you might know about whether the new
stuff I'm thinking about, or the old stuff I'll add below, will work
well in XP 64...

I'm not a gamer, so aren't interested in SLI.  I am a digital
photographer, so need good 2D graphics capability and enough umph to
handle really large image editing, and will upgrade to dual DVI monitors
(I have a Samsung SyncMAster 204B, will get another one).

Mobo:  ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe (or maybe Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5?)
CPU:  AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GB
Video: BFG Tech GeForce 7600GT 256MB
Mem: 2 pairs Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2800 Dual Channel (for 4GB total)

Onboard sound should be sufficient, unless it's really awful.  I mainly
listen to internet radio, and only have a 2.1 speaker system (JBL
Creature II).

I'll be moving over:

WD Raptor 36GB, SATA
2x Seagate 200GB Barracudas, SATA
IDE Sony DVD RW DRU 500A (had this a while, but it works well)
Plextor DVDR PX 716A SATA DVD-DL burner
Floppy drive, till it dies

Logitech MX1000 wireless laser mouse
WD Mybook 320GB, USB & Firewire
Various other USB devices
Canon Pixma MP500 multifunction printer (non-US version, does CD labels

So.  Good choice of equipment?  Will my older stuff work under XP 64?

Thanks for any comments!


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