Interesting that you chose an ATI card. I'm a sucker for Nvidia myself.
Oh, poor Melonie, you probably believe that paid for "The Way it Meant to be Played" thing at the beginning of video games.
Well, this could be just pure luck but non of the nVidia cards that i've encountered along my entire life (and those were way too many cards) played the game the way it meant to be played and 90% of the time it is glitchy, and changing drivers to fix it with a game breaks it with another no matter what OS you're using, and the worst of it all, doing a simple task as using a dual screen like lets say your TV and your monitor was always and for ever a pain in the *** with nVidia cards.
That's why i always go for an ATI despite of it's horse-power being less than nVidia's.
I built this machine a good five or six years ago, have only upgraded the GPU and hard drive. I decided next machine I build will probably use an Intel chip due to their usual high performance, and possibly an nVidia card because ATI pissed me off with their FireGL/Pro line (short version: in all the times I've had both an nVidia and ATI card, there was no problem that I couldn't solve... until I tried to upgrade the drivers on my workstation's FireGL. Which, you know, they triple the price on those with the promise of better support.)
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 5200+
Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 3850
Memory: Kingston RAM 2GB
Motherboard: MSI something or other.
Hard Drive: Maxtor 120GB drive and Western Digital Caviar black 500GB