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

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January 15, 2007 4:47:47 PM

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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January 15, 2007 4:54:39 PM

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?
January 15, 2007 4:59:38 PM

: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 
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January 15, 2007 5:07:49 PM

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
January 15, 2007 5:14:50 PM

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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.
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