yeah i cant spare the extra cash
and is the XFX version good?
XFX has a very good reputation for their lifetime warranties, and I think they have double lifetime (say if you sell/give the card to a friend). But you need to register the card within 30 days of purchase to get the double lifetime warranty. Oh, I am not sure if the double lifetime is available in India.
If you cannot save up the extra $ for the 9800 GT, the 9600 GT will be just fine