Not much choice for AGP users

Unless you upgrade your system to one with a PCI Express x16 slot, you don’t have much choice for your video card upgrade. The supposed best AGP card is the 7800 GS from Nvidia, but that one is a bit crippled comparing to the 7800 GT (let alone 7900 GT at the same price as 7800 GS) in terms of raw power (still, I had bought it :D). I don’t want to let go of my Northwood P4 3G yet, although it is rather slow encoding WMV9, it is still working well with most other things.

AMD’s x2 CPUs are very attractive and I’ve seen a new AM2 socket motherboard on the shelf recently, the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe. But like many PC fanatics, I am waiting for the arrival of Intel’s next CPU, code name Conroe, it looks like a worthy upgrade to my current PC and I will finally have a taste of the power of the latest Dual-Core CPUs (although I had dual CPU systems quite a while ago – dual Pentium 200MMX, dual Pentium II 450MHz) and the software that take advantage of them (my main tools, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe PhotoShop CS, TMPGEnc 3.0 Xpress).

And I have finally settled with Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000 than another Logitech, new and faster ones are all USB only, no more dual mode (USB, PS2), but I still prefer PS2 mouse.

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