Originally Posted by Medion
It's funny but a mid-range AGP card costs more than a high-end PCI-E card at times Why? Rarity plays a part. Also, there's no way you're putting a high end card, AGP or otherwise, into an old Dell or Gateway. Helps the resale on the cards that can be put into those machines.
You've got to hand it to Dell, their systems hold up pretty well for being mostly generic components. My mid-range Dimension system has been solid for four years with just a memory upgrade and some drive swapping. Still, I'm surprised so many people are trying to upgrade them when there's just no way you're going to catch up with recent software or even some web media.