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 Post subject: AGP to PCI-Express
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:27 am 
8086
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Hey, folks! Hope everyone's brackets have stayed intact.

I'm getting ready to build my own system for the first time (with help from tech savy friends). I used to just buy my systems from Alienware, so this is new ground for me.

I've picked out most of the new parts except for the video card. The mobo will be a A8N-SLI Deluxe from asus. What i'm confused about is, where did the AGP slot go? I know they've got those new PCI-Express slots for the new generation 3D cards, but can an old-style AGP video card go in one of these new slots? Or do I have to get a new video card as well? Thanks for the help folks.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:26 am 
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The AGP slot is out the door with the nForce4 chipset. AGP is now handled by the nForce3 chipset and PCI-Express is going along fine with the nForce4.

AGP cards cannot go into the new slots. They are not interchangeable. You'll have to get a new kick ass PCI-E video card with the A8N-SLI.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:19 am 
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Ah, that's what most of my friends agreed on. Just wanted some confirmation. Thank you for your help.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:31 pm 
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a8n-sli/a8n-sli deluxe have some pretty major overclocking problems if your into that sort of thing you may want to steer clear of them and go for a dfi mobo but if you do get it here is a great price for it:
https://host201.ipowerweb.com/~hwrebuil ... b2e7e518fb


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:04 pm 
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the asus A8N-SLI mobo is a good performing board and check out good websites like www.newegg.com www.mwave.com www.zipzoomfly.com www.monarchcomputers.com for the good deals on computer parts.

there are many good pci-express videocard brands such as eVGA, BFG, PNY, and even MSI.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:50 pm 
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if you wait a couple of weeks asus should release thier new sli mobo which will make switching over to sli a software issue instead of a hardware issue which will be really nice. Will prob be over $200 but I hope its worth it.


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