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rite i know im probably not the first person to ask this but is there any point in upgrading my system, like i know i might when i get enough to buy an SLI motherboard and get two cards but besides SLI just the slot is there a point?
    
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not really, if your looking to upgrade you should look at a 6600/6800 or an x800/x850
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Well, there is not really any "technical" reson to upgrade to PCI-E, AGP-8x can handle any card out there fine ATM. How ever, AGP cards are no longer manufacured, so if you want a new card, you would have to get PCI-E (any card affter the nVidia 6-seires or the ATI 8xx seires). If you are looking to replace more then just the video card, you should definitly upgrade to PCI-E as it will be more future prof, but if you dont want to spend that much right now a AGP 6800 GT would be a nice addition to your rig! (if you can still find one, that is)
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Absolutley. Luckily most of your other parts are good, so what I suggest?

Get a new PCI-Express Motherboard (Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe or EPoX EP-9NPAJSLI), keep your Processor, Memory, Hard Drives, Sound Card, everything else. Get a 7800GT or 6800GS whatever fits your budget. And a new powersupply (Seasonic 600W) and you should be set.
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Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
Well, there is not really any "technical" reson to upgrade to PCI-E, AGP-8x can handle any card out there fine ATM. How ever, AGP cards are no longer manufacured, so if you want a new card, you would have to get PCI-E (any card affter the nVidia 6-seires or the ATI 8xx seires). If you are looking to replace more then just the video card, you should definitly upgrade to PCI-E as it will be more future prof, but if you dont want to spend that much right now a AGP 6800 GT would be a nice addition to your rig! (if you can still find one, that is)
Its not that they aren't being no longer manufactured but they ARE harder to find, and LESS of them are being manufactured.

Because albatron and xfx have announced an agp version of the 6800GS, and ATi have announced agp versions of the X1300 & X1600. Of course both are downclocked models.
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PC-E is more future proof so go with that so u can get better newer cards in the future
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thanks, yeah well at the mo, i might just up to a 6600gt for agp, but if i can get enough, i might get a Abit KN8(i think it is) anyway its SLI ready, and get a good PCI-ex, then get another card in the summer, but for now my card will have to do, spent too much on my 2 new HD's and sound card lol
    
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so like ive seen 1ghz clocks on PCI-ex, right?, but like i just though it was weird that articles said so far the cards were just slot modified AGP's ya know, so i was confused, lol
    
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thanks, yeah well at the mo, i might just up to a 6600gt for agp, but if i can get enough, i might get a Abit KN8(i think it is) anyway its SLI ready, and get a good PCI-ex, then get another card in the summer, but for now my card will have to do, spent too much on my 2 new HD's and sound card lol
A KN8? That means youd have to downgrade your processor to 754, right now you have 939. YOu'd spend more money downgrading then instead just getting a good asus or epox, but I guess you favor abit.
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KN8 but its a 939, i found it on www.komplett.ie, so i dunno whats goin on there, but it is a 939 socket.
    
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