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ok so i need a gfx card cuz mine is crap but my mobo is agp.

i was caught in between buying a cheap one to tide me over till i get a new comp, or just go all out and get the best agp card. i looked around more and realized if i go all out i can damn near afford a new board and cpu.

i think that if i do get a new rig im gona go for the AMD X2-6000+, but what im having trouble with is finding a good motherboard to go along. also i noticed some say "SLI rdy" or "crossfire", does this mean i can only use certain gfx cards? or just i can only link that type? huh..

so if i get this comp can anyone suggest a board? im prety sure i wanna go AMD and ATI this time around. AMD is in stone but id go Nvidia again. Or is it even worth it? should i just get an agp card for now?

pls and ty for the help
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I'm lost on what you're asking. Maybe it's getting too late for me =/.

SLI - nVidia
Crossfire - ATI

What these two modes do is that it supports and will make two video card work together on a motherboard and I think that's only PCI-E.

So, if you're going ATI, look for a Crossfire board ONLY if you're planning to go Crossfire in the future, if not, you can get a regular board and save the money for something else.

And were you asking if you should get a new AGP for your current rig? If you're satisfied, I would save the money and put it onto your new build.
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well im probly only gona get one card

so i get what sli and crossfire do.. but lets say my mobo is 'sli rdy' can i still use one ati card alone? or am i limited to nvidia, assuming one card

and ya the reason im considering a whole new rig is so i can get a mobo with pciX instead of agp
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well im probly only gona get one card

so i get what sli and crossfire do.. but lets say my mobo is 'sli rdy' can i still use one ati card alone? or am i limited to nvidia, assuming one card

and ya the reason im considering a whole new rig is so i can get a mobo with pciX instead of agp
There are SLI board, Crossfire boards and just regular boards that supports none of the mods but regular PCI-E.

SLI and CF boards are expensive. If you're not planning to go on either of the modes, get a regular motherboard. Even if you want to use a ATI card on SLI board, why waste the money? Then one day you're going to want to go CF, but you'll have to spend MORE money for a new board that supports CF.

EDIT: One ATI card can run on a SLI board, but you can't go CF.
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any suggestion on good AM2 board then?

-PCIX for sure
-3 or more pci slots would be nice
-IDE headers (have i just not looked enough or do they only come with one these days? i have 2 HD and 2 dvd drives)
-DDR2 ram space at least 4 gigs

sry if i sound like a nub lol. been a while since i looked into anything
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Originally Posted by s7raker View Post
any suggestion on good AM2 board then?

-PCIX for sure
-3 or more pci slots would be nice
-IDE headers (have i just not looked enough or do they only come with one these days? i have 2 HD and 2 dvd drives)
-DDR2 ram space at least 4 gigs

sry if i sound like a nub lol. been a while since i looked into anything
I have 0% knowledge on the AMD side, lol.

About 4GB,

Quote:
32bit OS = 3.5GB without enabling PAE.
64bit OS = 16GB or 128GB because of OS artifical limited.
2x of these Ballistix.
or 2x of these G.Skill HZ.
Those are great RAMs.

I'm going to bed. Doc appointment in the morning. Night ~
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Originally Posted by s7raker View Post
any suggestion on good AM2 board then?

-PCIX for sure
-3 or more pci slots would be nice
-IDE headers (have i just not looked enough or do they only come with one these days? i have 2 HD and 2 dvd drives)
-DDR2 ram space at least 4 gigs

sry if i sound like a nub lol. been a while since i looked into anything
Whats your budget?
On the AGP card posibility, try a section search in the "For Sale" section, you may get lucky
    
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