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August 28, 2009 4:36:54 PM

I am getting a new HP Pavilion p6120t, and for it I will be buying a new power supply of probably 500watts.
And I am also gonna need a new video card which should I get? MSI GeForce 9500 GT 1GB OR A eVGA n958 GeForce 9500GT 1gb.
I prefer one of these two because it is a lot cheaper. I am gonna be playing some games online but no CD games ex. CoD. Games more like Lineage 2 and stuff..
Some of the computer specs.

Processor & Memory:

* Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor E5300 2.6GHz
* 2MB L2 cache
* 800MHz Front Side Bus
* 4GB DDR2-800MHz SDRAM memory (2 Dimms)


* 320GB (7,200RPM) SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
* LightScribe 16x max DVD±R/RW SuperMulti drive

Operating System:

* Microsoft® Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit)

Additional Software:

* Microsoft® Works 9.0

Additional Information:

* CPU Dimensions: 16.85" D x 6.97" W x 15.32" H
* Power Supply: 250W

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a c 249 U Graphics card
August 28, 2009 4:51:45 PM

both are 1GB so i don't think there is any difference between the it GDDR 2 or 3? better go with GDDR 3 solution.

this is unrelated but why not considering getting HD4650 (GDDR3 model) / HD4670 or 9600GSO / 9600 GT? they are pretty cheap these days.but if your budget can't really afford it then go with your choice. i'm just giving my suggestion :) 
August 28, 2009 4:56:25 PM

Well my budget for the Video card AND the power supply is under 200.. So yea but if I do end up having to spare I think I'd buy the MSI GeForce 9800GT 1GB. Its like 60$ more but whatever.
At the moment I can get the 9800GT for about 140$ but the HD4670 is way up at 170$.
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a c 249 U Graphics card
August 28, 2009 5:04:35 PM

then get 9800GT....

HD4670 is equivalent to 9600 GSO. 9600GT are slightly better than the two.then of course 9800GT > 9600GT

but this is weird.....are those price in USD?
August 28, 2009 5:08:33 PM

CAD but the 9800GT is like the last thing cause I am trying to save money.. If the computer wasn't as cheap as it was I wouldn't be able to do any of this.
What do you think of this? Just found a card for 100$ it sais its 9800GT EE but I have no idea..
Core Clock (MHz): 550MHz
Processors Cores: 112
Processor Clock (MHz): 1375 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (Billion/sec) 30.8 Bil/sec
Memory Amount: 512MB
Memory Frequency: (effective): 1800 Mhz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 57.6 GB/Sec
Outputs: HDMI,VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite
BUS Technology: PCI-Express 2.0
NVIDIA unified architecture
Full Microsoft DirectX 10 support
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
NVIDIA PhysX™ - Ready
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
Two dual link DVi Outputs up to 2560 x 1600 resolution with supporting monitors
HDTV/SDTV out support via breakout adaptor
Open GL 2.1 support
how does that stack up?
a c 249 U Graphics card
August 28, 2009 5:37:21 PM

its a model made by PNY isn't it?

i just look down nvidia reference spec for 9800GT it seems this model have reduce memory clock (original 600mhz) and processor clock (original 1500mhz). this is stripped down version of original 9800GT and of course the performance will be reduce a bit from the original version.but by how much i'm not sure.

but given your gaming need as mention at OP i think it will be fine.unless you plan on more heavy gaming in the future with that rig :) 
August 28, 2009 5:49:44 PM

OK cool thanks bro. So the 100$ one I found isn't as good as the 140$ that makes sense.