Upgrade path question
OK I'm out of the hardware loop for the most part at this point so my question is:
I have an older Asus MoBo (Socket A, AGP) running an Athlon XP 3000+ chip
I can either buy a $300 Nvidia 7800 OC, and pretty much be dopne with ever upgrading it again. This option won't be too bad if a new chipset is not to long in coming.
or I can buy a new MoBo CPU and slightly cheaper card (looking at the newer Asus PCI-E MoBo, with an Athlon 54 3000 (or maybe the 3200) that can do the Athlon X2s (has onboard NVidia 6100, but I assume onboard is still crap).
I guess my question is this: is it more feasable, right now, to max out an AGP set-up, or is the PCI-E socket 939 going to be hanging around a while and will give me the better long term upgrade.
bascially if I am going to have to replace the MoBo again shortly its better for me to just max out the curretn rig then build from scratch the next time.