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9600GT best at the price range?

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October 15, 2008 10:15:33 PM

Hey everyone I was very close to buying a 4850 until I found out i'm not that rich and my rig isnt that great so it might be a waste of money

Current Rig:
E6400 2.13ghz
Asus P5N-SLI Mobo
DDr2 Ram 553mhz 2gig
HEC-TD 550w psu.
Running XP
Current monitor: 19" at 1440x900 upgrading very soon to 24" at 1920x1200

Now i want to be able to play games like crysis although not necessarily at that resolution I can tone it down that is ok I wanted a card around £70 (living in the uk here) and from my research this is the best thing I could find:
XFX 9600GT:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148012

Does this have HDCP support? and also is there anything better at that price range that would be better for me?

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October 15, 2008 10:23:54 PM

ive got an extra 9800GT im not using. brand new and only 1 month old. i had 2 9800GT sli in my xps 630i but changed them for a GTX 260 Core 216 and sold the other to a friend, i could sell this one to you for $85-100 if your interested. i didnt use sli in the xps at all, when i got the pc i installed GTX 260 216. so the 9800GT is brand new
October 15, 2008 10:42:53 PM

I'm pretty sure all modern graphics cards have HDCP support, but look it up just in case.

I recommend you overclock that E6400 a little and maybe get some new RAM to keep up with the FSB. If you do that I don't think a 4850 would be overkill for your rig, especially at 1920x1200. Honestly though for 1920x1200 you're getting into HD4870/GTX260 territory.
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October 15, 2008 10:47:30 PM

xxcoop thanks for the offer but i like to buy new :p  and to homerdog im gonna get that monitor mostly for movies/tv for gaming i can just tone down the resolution because im gonna buy 4gb 667mhz ram (max my mobo can support) also my motherboard if u check it its not good for OC'ing and i dont wanna screw it up and end up with nothing lol. So the 9600GT+4gb ram = same price as the 4850 1gb edition or £10 more than the 512mb edition so what do u think
October 15, 2008 10:59:08 PM

ok no problem, just thought id run it by you.
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October 16, 2008 12:01:18 AM

Yeah, that card should be good enough for you to play Crysis on Medium on your current monitor, but I don't know about a resolution of 1920x1200 when you upgrade your monitor. At least since you have an SLi board you can add another 9600GT latter. If you can afford to spend a little more though try and get a 9800GT.
October 21, 2008 12:09:26 AM

thanks all i purchased a bfg 8800 gt OC 512mb
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