I wonder if some1 can help me? My agp graphics card has just died, so im going to upgrade my motherboard to pci-e and get a new processer. The board i can get really cheap is a gigabyte 965p. My question is i dont really want to get a expensive pci-e dx9 card when dx10 will be out soon so can i get a really cheap agp card and will it run in this board just for now thx.
A "really cheap" PCIe card will be much faster than a "really cheap" AGP card.
Yup. PCI-E has taken over the market so you can find great deals. X850XTPE for like $120, or 7600GT for like $130. No AGP card in that range can come close.
The X850XT PE is very nice, and it has 2x DVI.
You know, while that might be a super cheap, no frills board, it would help me get into a Core 2 Duo or Kentsfield slowly and cheaply. I've got a good AGP graphics card, I've 2GB of Kingston Hyper-X DDR and I've got a good 430W PSU that can probably work with the mobo. I can buy this cheap board and a nice new C2D or Quad Core Kentsfield and be up and running. I bet this motherboard has zero overclocking options though.