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    so atm I'm on old Xp 1800 sooo 2 years ago

    so its time to buy a new PC AMD 64 bit is what I'm after pretty much

    but don't know whether to go AGP or PCI

    what are peoples thoughts on this

    heres the place I'm looking to buy at

    http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/

    but umm probably in the price rang for a motherboard 250 to 270

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    Go PCI-e.

    AGP (as a standard) is dead, development will all be down the PCI path.

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    Definitely go for PCI Express if there is the slightest chance you will be upgrading in the future.

    AGP is a dead end so there is unlikely to be any further development. The AGP graphics cards on the market at the moment will be around for quite some time, but there won't be any new ones. A couple of years down the line you may be wanting to upgrade your "crappy" X800/6800 for the new AtVidia Z9000++ and it simply won't match up with your AGP slot.

    A PCI Express mobo will cost about $40 more than the equivalent AGP board, but you should also look at the cost of the graphics cards - PCI Express ones are already cheaper than their AGP equivalents.

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    Sheesh, you Aussies sure have high prices on stuff.
    I was just looking at that site and the prices are ridiculous.

    After paying for fuel and service for your kangaroos, how do afford toys like computers?
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    first of thats petrol not fuel

    secondly we ride kangeroos to work for free

    (actully never seen a kangeroos well maybe once when it hit the car )

    anyway cheers guys made my mind up now defiantly PCI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adster

    anyway cheers guys made my mind up now defiantly PCI
    You made the right choice but no need to be belligerent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adster
    first of thats petrol you fool
    No need to get personal either.
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    You had it right the first time, Ad.
    No need to edit on my account.

    I should have known that kangaroos require petrol rather than Cheerios.
    Which is what I thought before.


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