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I recently recieved an old pc from one of my friends; my new pc is better in all aspects compared to my old pc. The only problem is, my new pc has no pci express slots on the motherboard. I was orginally planning to swap my old video card and put it in my new pc, but now i have to buy a new motherboard. I found one that i wanted that is almost exactly the same except for these problem. The chipset for my current motherboard is:

•Northbridge: i915G graphics and memory controller hub
•Southbridge: ICH6 Intel I/O Controller Hub 5
and for the new one:

•Northbridge: i915P graphics and memory controller hub
•Southbridge: ICH6 Intel I/O Controller Hub 6

The difference between the hubs is what bothers me. Do i have nothing to worry about? or should i start hunting for a new motherboard?
Internal connectors
desired motherboard:
•One ATX +12v power connector
•One CPU fan connector
•One System fan connector
•One Jumper to clear CMOS
•One Optical drive audio input
•One Auxiliary audio input
•Front panel power and LED connectors
•Front panel audio connectors

current;
•One Floppy connector
•One IDE connector
•One 24-pin ATX power connector
•One 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
•Four Serial ATA connectors
•One IEEE 1394a connector
•Two USB 2.0 connectors
•One CPU fan connector
•One System fan connector
•Two Internal audio connectors
•One Front headphone connector
•One System panel connector
Will i still be able to swap out my hardware and still have it work?
 

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It would help me greatly if you actually listed the motherboard models...

And if you're upgrading from one AGP motherboard to another, don't bother. If you're going to upgrade, upgrade to at least a PCI-E board and ditch your AGP behind.
 

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thats the purpose, the motherboard i want has a pci express expansion slot and if it helps, my current motherboard is the asus ptgd1-la goldfish and the one i want is the asus ptgd1-la pufferM the purpose of this upgrade is to combine the best of two computers without an expensive upgrade
 
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