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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ashmo_uk, Oct 20, 2006.

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  1. ashmo_uk

    ashmo_uk Thread Starter

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    In the next month or so I will building my new computer, but I dont no what hardware to have. I have a max limit of £700.

    I want a mothbaord that can run windows vista with a agp x8 slot and a PCI-E 16x slot. That has aorund 6x 2.0 USB ports, With aorund 3 or 4 PIC slots.It must also have a sata and ide connecters.

    I have picked a ATX tower already.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aspire-X-Crui...hZ002QQcategoryZ80168QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    I would like around 2gb's of ram DDR2 prefarbely.

    A 300GB Stat harddrive.

    Not to sure on the grapihcs card, to may to chose from I was thinking of around 256mb card maby a geforce 7600 or ATI Radeon X850 XT.

    A 3.6Ghz proccersor. Dule or singal core.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bigbear

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    I think you are going to find it a bit differcult to locate a mobo with AGP and PCIe.
    Why would you want to anyway?
    Some of the early PCIe mobo's had a combo, haven't seen one for a while though
    AGP was a stop gap while the graphic card manufactors waited for PCIe mobo's to become available.
     
  3. ashmo_uk

    ashmo_uk Thread Starter

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    Well whats the best agp or PCI x 16?
     
  4. Rich-M

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    Pci-Express blows away agp for graphics quality.
     
  5. replay

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    mothbaord prefarbely Dule singal maby

    differcult

    mmmmm.......some interesting spelling over the pond:)
     
  6. squidboy

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    The GeForce 7600GS is a nice upgrade for those that only have AGP, tho it's a bit pricey. Mind you, performace is not dictated by the interface as some in this thread may lead you to believe as no current video game is bottle-necked there. It's merely compatibility with your current motherboard and subsequent performance of individual components.

    So, choose an upgrade path that meets your spending limit and if you find a full motherboard/cpu/ram upgrade is more efficient, then choose that.
     
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