Dont worry about AGP 8X, its not flexible and offers ABSOLUTELY NO PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OVER AGP 4X!! Get the point? Go for an Athlon XP setup. If your into overclocking you could get a 1700+ Tbred B and overclock it like mad, or you could go for a 2400+ at stock speeds. I would go for the MSI nForce2 Mobo too.
<A HREF="http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=5467618 " target="_new">Almost Breaking 12k!!</A>