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    Wait for AMD pci-e motherboard or just buy a P4?

    I really like the appeal of faster gaming at the same price for getting a a64 3000 compared to a p4 2.8 or so, but it seems there are only intel supported PCI-express 16x motherboards out there now which I want for not only upgradeability, but also because the pci-e 6600gt is only like $175.

    Why are there like no amd pci-e boards out there? Why are the ones that are availible, which are nforce4 boards, like $200-300 while the intel ones are only $70-150?

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    Oh, and when are more coming out? If it's gonna be before the new years that's fine, I'll just wait...

    I think I might be going p4 though when I don't really want to.

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    Well if you really want to go AMD it ain't going to hurt if you wait a while, the boards that are out right now are that expensive because there are just a few and most if not all are sli boards, it's supply and demand right now there is less supply then demand.

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    I probably will stick to AGP + AMD for now. But those damn $175 6600gt's in PCI-e are so tempting!!

    Why the hell are they so cheap???

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    no PCI/AGP bridge chip i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentleman
    no PCI/AGP bridge chip i think
    Yeah, I meant I'm just going to get an AGP only board instead of wait for PCI-e. I figure they will be cheaper by the time I'm ready to upgrade in 6 monthes or whenever.

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    Hold out for AMD PCI-Express boards (with SLI if you are so inclined). You'll be most impressed.
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    I don't doubt their power, but I doubt their affordability. Plus I'm to anxious for a new pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenniSTi
    I don't doubt their power, but I doubt their affordability. Plus I'm to anxious for a new pc.
    That's what I ended up doing; bought an EPoX 9NDA3+ and a A64 3000 Winny since one of my folding dually's got taken out by a blown Enermax psu.

    After the nforce4 boards have been out a while and get reasonable, I might upgrade to it then but I'm wasn't going to get taken to the cleansers by getting a scarce nf4 board now.


    I think another reason why the pci-e 6600GT cards are fairly cheap now is that the Intel LGA boards haven't been stellar sellers yet.

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    I actually found a nice deal for a P4 and an intel pci-e board so I'm going to snatch up a cheap 6600GT and build me a nice system.

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    Congratulations on your purchase. Do let us know how it goes, of course, and if you have any questions that's what we're here for.
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