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Buying an Nvidia 9600 GT

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October 16, 2013 11:03:32 PM

Hey guys, I've recently considered updating my old rig. It was a gift from my cousins after mine broke down. The only problem is it has an integrated Intel GMA 3100 graphics card which just can't hack gaming of any sort. I'm not a hardcore gamer but i really enjoy playing those games i used to play on my old system (half-life 2, CoD 4, Crysis).

I'm considering buying an used Nvidia 9600GT GPU 512MB off of Ebay.

Here are my specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L (http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p...)
Operating System: Windows XP SP3 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 HT (3.0 Ghz) (Can upgrade up to Core 2 Quad Extreme)
Graphics Card: Intel GMA 3100 G33/31, 384MB shared memory (Has a PCI-e expansion slot)
Ram: 1x 1GB DDR2 800mhz
HDD: 1x 180GB Sata 3
1x 80GB Sata 3
PSU: While i am unaware of the A values, I know it outputs 450 Watts (will post Label sticker if necessary)
1x DVD/CD Optical Drive

As you can see, it is a poor system based on today's standards and bottle necking is an issue i'm most likely expecting.

My old rig used to play Crysis on custom low (some medium settings) with:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 HT (3.0Ghz)
Ram: 768 MB
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6200 256MB
HDD: 80GB Sata 3
And a 400 Watt PSU

Any input and/or suggestion(s) would be appreciated and as always, Thank you guys HEAPS for your time.

Sincerely, Jasiek


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a c 161 U Graphics card
October 16, 2013 11:09:03 PM

If you can get the 9600GT for REALLY cheap then go for it. If not, then rather putting that money toward a better rig.

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October 16, 2013 11:10:38 PM

Thank you, that was quick :) 

I saw one on ebay for about $30, I live in Australia so shipping is expensive

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a c 161 U Graphics card
October 16, 2013 11:12:10 PM

Jasiek612 said:
Thank you, that was quick :) 

I saw one on ebay for about $30, I live in Australia so shipping is expensive

(sorry I did not see the 'reply' button)


Hmmm if thats shipping included, then do it!
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October 16, 2013 11:13:40 PM

Novuake said:
Jasiek612 said:
Thank you, that was quick :) 

I saw one on ebay for about $30, I live in Australia so shipping is expensive

(sorry I did not see the 'reply' button)


Hmmm if thats shipping included, then do it!


Thank you for the help, is there any way to 1+ or add rep here? because you deserve it :) , once again thanks a lot :D 
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a c 487 U Graphics card
October 16, 2013 11:15:04 PM

pick his solution as the best :p 
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October 16, 2013 11:16:38 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
pick his solution as the best :p 


haha cheers roland, already done :)  and once again thanks a million Novuake
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a c 161 U Graphics card
October 16, 2013 11:37:02 PM

No problem :D 
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