I'm going to be building a new system in a few months, and will be giving my old system a new life as a HTPC. The mobo (ASUS p4pe) is AGP only. I was thinking of replacing my old ATI 9100 with an Nvidia 7600GT, since it's the cheapest card with all of the PureVideo features enabled (if I go down even to the 7600GS, i'd lose inverse telecine).
Anyways, I've noticed that AGP versions of these cards are hard to come by. If I wait a couple of months to buy one, will I be SOL? Should I just jump on it now while they're still around?
While PCI-E is the latest and greatest, there are so many AGP systems out there manufactures will still product AGP cards for a while. The 7600GT is one of the best AGP cards out there and is still in production. If you give it a bit you will see more released although you better jump on one as soon as it is available as they sell out very fast.