PCI Express or AGP For System Upgrade.

  Blitzer 22:57 23 Aug 05

A friend is in the process of considering what to buy to upgrade his PC. The upgrade will include new motherboard, processor, memory, PSU, Windows XP Home and a new grx card. Not sure what path to advise him to take with regards to the gfx card though. Is PCI express worth it atm and/or to make the machine more "future proof" and I used the term VERY loosely!

  User-312386 23:06 23 Aug 05

PCI-Express all the way

  Blitzer 23:24 23 Aug 05

Stupid question time...

Apart from it being the new technology why?

Got to admit I know nothing about the differences between PCI express and AGP. I assume PCI express is just faster etc?

  woodchip 23:49 23 Aug 05

If he doesn't do game he is wasting money

  Blitzer 12:36 24 Aug 05


You mean PCI Express is a waste of money unless the PC is used for gaming? Or the whole spec is a waste of money?

He does do some gaming and I'm trying to get him into Counter Strike. ;-)

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