Most major manufacturers aren't working on AGP video cards anymore. nVidia has topped out at the FX 7800 GS and won't go any further.
I'd say that if you went with this, you'd be limiting yourself to the old technologies. So, the next time that you want to upgrade you'll have to get all new equipment (because the mobo doesn't support the new technologies).
So the question is...Are you going to be satisfied with this system until it becomes time to get a new one? You're looking at (in the future)
AM2 or Intel Core Duo processor/slots
DDR2 or higher memory
SATA or SATA II hard drives
PCIe video cards, SLI, etc
Larger power supply (to power all this new stuff)
mobo that supports all this new stuff.
FWIW - I was going to wait until Vista (and the new technologies) became a bit more stable before I upgraded. But now it's looking like I'll need to upgrade before them - so I'm on a crash course with the new technologies to see what I must have, and what'd be nice to have in the very near future.
Edited by usasma, 11 October 2006 - 04:00 PM.
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