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Old 12-05-2004, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to be building a new computer and I am being told that since I am starting new that I would be crazy to get a mobo that is not PCI-E. Is this true?

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Old 12-05-2004, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You wouldn't be crazy, because I am getting a non PCI-Express Mobo here soon and I'm not crazy. Besides that it is the future but AGP isn't going to disappear anytime soon. I believe the PCI-Express Motherboards aren't that much more anyways. If you're building a gaming platform, then wait for the Nforce4 boards to come out (unless i missed the memo that they have already) and get yourself an AMD 64 bit cpu.

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Old 12-05-2004, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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PCI-E will be the future, but it's not really an advantage yet. the cards out now still haven't taken full advantage of AGP 8x, although maybe the next gen cards will
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Old 12-05-2004, 07:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Remember the beginnings of AGP and how many times it has changed? I think PCI express is going to do the same thing so be carefull about jumping on the bandwagon if you want something that is going to last.

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Old 12-05-2004, 08:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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basically, PCI-E was recently released and it's going to be awhile before things start to change. So i guess sticking with AGP at the moment would be the better choice =]
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Old 12-05-2004, 08:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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go with pci-e.
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PCI-EX is the future, but there is still plenty of power left in AGP. I imagine it wont be till next generation of cards or maybe even the generation after that we start to see AGP go completely to the wayside.
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Old 12-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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kinda depends on how long you wanna keep your computer and how effective you want it to be. I dont think PCI-E will really catch on for awhile as apokolipse said they dont even fully utilize agp 8x yet. the technology probably wont be smoothed out for a while yet. so right now it is unnecessary.
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I agree with everyone except for rollincatera.

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