1. Can we have more system specs? What kind of power supply do you have, etc? This isnt one of those slim gateways is it?
2. Those are not good prices for a 9600gt-- what country are you in? --we can find better deals. Is $100-135 your ideal price? You know that you dont need to spend this much if you arent gaming right? A ~$50 card should be plenty for a non-gamer.
3. You also want to upgrade the ram to 4gb relatively soon. The graphics card will only help with graphics--and this would help everything.
let me see, so If I got a coolermaster 1250 watts real power. means I am consuming 1250 watts per hour, kilowatts per hour. wrong there. the computer with the power supply and everything with it and the monitor lcd is only consuming 180 watts and under heavy gaming 220 230 watts. monitor odd 130. the lcd counts for 50 watts.
when you do gaming get ready for your computer to pull more power out of the psu. so be carfeull. I blown 2 corsair and antecs 550 and 650. then I upgrade to the cooler master power supply. maybe an over kill but when I go with more then 4 hard drives and dvd burner then maybe I will see the need of this power supply or overclock the pc.
intel Q9550 2.83 quad core not the Q9550s thou
4 gig of ram at 1066mhs corsair dominator
ati diamond 4870 1 gig gdr5
lg w2453v lcd
4 gard drives of various sizes.
Mx revolution keyboard and mouses.
be very carefull of power supply. ya ya antec and corsair make good psu but if you get a bad batch of psu from them then you are blank....
so for 100 -125 you can get a good psu. 50 bugs forget it. got with 650 or more and my antec and corsiar where 750