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J Bothroyd Nov 23, 2005, 08:40am EST Report Abuse
I know that Asrock do a mobo with both PCI-E and AGPx8 but do you reckon any other companies will be doing the same? I hear Asrock are total pants!!!!


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Adam Kolak Nov 23, 2005, 02:22pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
I think the reason why only Asrock and a few others make boards with AGP and PCI-E is because boards with AGP and PCI-E just suck. Thats the problem. Dont bother with boards with both, decide which way to go and stick with it. Better off just getting PCI-E, if you can afford a killer video card, get a little X300SE or 6200 untill you can afford something good, or hell use integrated graphics. Or if you got a killer AGP card (6800 series or better) then you may want to just get a AGP board and wait and get a PCI-E board when your ready for a new video card.

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Josh Butler Nov 23, 2005, 02:53pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
Yet again people talking when they don't really know...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135212 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Manufactory=&...t=Property are your alternatives, but I would really go with the ASROCK, not doing so is only showing that you're stubborn/don't want to have a board with its capabilities/are mentally handicapped and shouldn't be using a computer at all/recommending hardware to others. This is not an attack against anyone, just recommending things when you're obviously not as knowledgable/saying "product x sucks" without having any real experience with them shows incompetence/immaturity.
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2471

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Adam Kolak Nov 23, 2005, 03:05pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
Thats why i had this: "Asrock and a few others make", yeah a few others, look what you found ECS, Asrock, and ASUS. I wouldnt ever build a system for someone with one of those boards in them, because its not worth the **possible** hassle. MSI is my number one choice for mobos today. There great boards for n00bs and nerds a like.

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Josh Butler Nov 23, 2005, 03:10pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
So, what you're trying to tell me is that you're a fanboy and wouldn't know a good thing even if it bit you in the ass? FYI, ECS and ASUS are both great companies, if you haven't seen the products that both have been putting out recently and seen how good they are then I'm going to have to tell you something. Get in the loop son, you're missing out on so much by fanboying MSI, and you're giving out advice when you have no clue what you're talking about. I'm not saying MSI is bad, or better/worse than any company but when you don't know wtf you're talking about don't say anything. Silence is a virtue, maybe when you grow up you'll understand that.

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Surpher805 Nov 23, 2005, 03:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
the only one of those I would even remotly start thinking as a possibility would be ASUS but not by a long shot
I agree w Water Drop pick one and stick with it.

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Predator Nov 23, 2005, 03:37pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
I'm also going with WaterDrop on this one. This whole AGP + PCI-E concept is like ECS's LGA775 + S939 motherboard.

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Adam Kolak Nov 23, 2005, 04:12pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
ECS made a one with both socket 939 and socket T (775), WTF? Ones Intel and ones AMD, why would they do that.

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Pirate Nov 23, 2005, 06:57pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
Because it's an Argentinian company.... LOOOL!

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Adam Kolak Nov 23, 2005, 08:18pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
ECS is argentinian? I guess that was a joke.

Well either way ECS is crap.

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Josh Butler Nov 24, 2005, 12:22am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
Actually, ECS has been putting out some pretty good products as of late. yet again you don't have a clue about what you're talking about. Keep using information from 3 yrs ago, thats really relevant in the computer world where things change on a day to day basis.

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Predator Nov 24, 2005, 12:57am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
Yup WaterDrop:

Here- LGA775 + Socket939:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?Cate...mp;LanID=9

You can plug in either a P4 or Athlon 64.

I'll agree Josh, that they are innovative, but they're not making much $$.

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Mike L. Nov 24, 2005, 01:22am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
That's a pretty nice concept, but I don't totally agree with that. Aren't you just limiting the processor to the bus that it's connected to? Unless obviously they thought of that before they made it. Secondly to people bad mouthing ASUS, once again you just don't know until you've tried it; a point Josh is trying to make. ASUS are great motherboard makers, in MY opionion.. I'm not trying to steer anyone out of their right to speak, but they're boards are solid and fast. The only time I've had a problem with ASUS was because the place I bought the board from was defective.. sent it back for RMA and everything was fine.

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Arsey Iervasi Perfomance Junkie Extreme Nov 24, 2005, 01:25am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
i reckon ASrock just make stupid boards like that because they can...there's always one company out there that will make unusual combinations

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Josh Butler Nov 25, 2005, 01:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Dual AGPx8/PCI-E Motherboards.........
Predator, actually ecs makes most of the PCB's for other companies unless they have their own manufacturing facility, which only about 3 manufacturers do. I'd say they're making money, just not on their final products, but rather their intermediary goods.

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