Help pls - AGP or PCIe & what Mobo is best??/

Hi all, new to this forum, so please excuse any mistakes... Anyway i'm in need of some advice. I used to have a good pc system with the following:
Mobo= ABIT 3rd Eye
RAM= CORSAIR DDR SDRAM,Capacity 2 x 512 Mb,Clock Frequency 400 MHz,1 Gb (2x512Mb) PC3200
CPU= Athlon 64 3200+ 2000 MHz 512 KiB 1000 MHz 10x 1.35/1.40 V 67 W Socket
GPU=NVIDIA GeForce 6200 AGP8x 512mb DDR2 TV DVI
PSU= X-POWER 450W
So i had this set up for about 8 months or so when i had a fualt on the Mobo. Sent it to Ebuyer and they just returned my money.
So now i left with all the bits but no Mobo.
My question is what Mobo should i buy now? Should i stay AGP or go PCIe??
I'm dont do much except play BF2 online and a few other games and the rest is just normal pc usage. I'm not into Overclocking so really looking for a Mobo thats good fast and handle what i like, without fussying about with it.
Sorry to drag this out- thought the info the better you can help. Many thanks.
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  1. I would recommend the ASRock 939Dual-VSTA motherboard since it supports both AGP and PCI-e. Therefore when you upgrade your video card later on you can buy a PCI-e version.

    Just to make sure, your Athlon 64 3200+ is socket 939, not socket 754, right?
  2. :D Hi and yes its a 939, i read a report on that board which didn't really give it much to talk about?? They said it didn't stand up to other boards - but then again u cant seem to get another board like that one - plus i dont think i've seen it on sale in the UK?? many thanks again for quick reply! :D
  3. The ASRock 939Dual-VSTA is really the ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 that has been renamed. VSTA is short for MS Windows Vista so that people won't think this is an obsolete mobo. Click below for a review from Sept 2005:

    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2524
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    plus i dont think i've seen it on sale in the UK??


    Yeah, it seems you may need to buy this mobo from eBay if you want it.
  5. Or, you could ditch the AGP card altogether (sell it on e-bay) and get a M/B with integrated video and a PCI-Ex16 slot for future upgrading, such as these:

    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA21924

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131069

    Just my humble opinion.
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