Putting together a new system

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  1. Lee

    Lee New Member

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    Well its been almost 4 years since I put together a new system.

    I'm getting an Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 2.13Ghz.

    So I'm looking at all the nice new motherboards for this chip.

    And from what I can tell they don't seem to even have AGP or PCI anymore.

    I didn't want to upgrade my vid card cause its only a year old but its AGP.

    But mostly with all these new boards what are people doing w/ all there PCI cards?

    For instance I need my wireless card.. How am I to use that in a new motherboard that don't even seem to have PCI any longer.

    They just seem to have PCIE x16 and PCIE x1 expansion (which I'm not even sure what it is)

    Someone shed some light on this for me :(
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    All motherboards that have expansion slots still have pci slots.

    The only difference as far as that goes is that they went from agp to pci-express.

    But that didn't effect the pci slots. A full sized atx board will still have 3-5 pci slots.
    Some mix the pci slots with a few pci-express slots.
     
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    Just about all the good Abit and Asus boards I'm seeing have PCIE related slots ONLY. But further reading into this, from what I can tell... Normal PCI cards will work on PCIE slots, just not at the higher bandwidth that PCIE provides.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Link to a full size atx board that doesn't have a normal pci slot?
     
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    Lee New Member

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    Go to Abit or Asus site, look at the Soc 775 boards for Core 2 Duo's, none of the specs or even pics show or mention PCI. - The more I think about it, they have to be backwards compatable. Alot of new boards force you to get PCIE now for your vid card but there are WAY to many PCI cards that have yet to migrate to PCIe.
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Trust me on this. They haven't done away with the pci slot yet.

    Pull up any full sized board on newegg, and click the specifications tab.

    It shows you how many of each type the board has.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131142

    my new board, PCI Slots... 2. just an example.
     

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