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Buying new motherboard.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by renegade X, Aug 10, 2005.

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  1. renegade X

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    Im gonna build me a new gaming unit. I found this one I want but I dont see an AGP slot. There is something there, but it isnt an AGP adapter.


    WTH? Any ideas?
     
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  3. loserOlimbs

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    • 11.96 in.(L) x 9.61 in.(W); ATX
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    • 1 PCI-E 16X; 1 PCI-E 1X; 1 PCI-E 4X; 4 PCI; 10 USB
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    It is a PCIexpress x16 slot, much better than an AGP and new tech.
     
  4. buckfan1

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    It has the pci express slot for the new pci-e video cards. you might want to look into newegg and do a search for what you want in a motherboard. They have some great tools to help you find what you want. Price is good too.
     
  5. renegade X

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    Yes agreed NewEgg is a great site, but I know 3 people that have this board and I have seen it perform. And for 80USD, thats nice. :)
    But, I do wonder about the PCI-e from factor.


    I see the XFX Geforce 6600 GT for about 130USD, not too bad. This may be something I need so I wont have so many PCs lying about, because I have to upgrade so often. :(
     
  6. shadowman25

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    make sure you get the pcie version of the card also and not the AGP.

    I am making a new computer and am also going to buy a motherboard with pcie on it in order to help "future-proof" my machine. I would recommend going with the newest standards in order not to be left behind later.
     
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    Newest standard would mean 512MB of video memory. Thats some big bucks $$$$. Well now that you mention it, I wont get that card listed above, its only 128MB. That wont even run some of the latest games. 256MB it is, still pricey.
     
  8. shadowman25

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    ohoh i meant newest standards, mobo wise, in reference to the pcie vs. agp. sorry for the confusion. yes i know 512 mb on vid cards is way out of pricerange for most people
     
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