Judging from the specs, a 9600GT appears to be considerably better than the 9500GT counterpart. A 9600GT has twice the cores, twice the memory width, bandwidth, and is in DDR3 as opposed to DD2. You will most likely have to turn down the settings in this scenario as a 9500 GT is not really a hardy gaming card.
Lowering the bandwidth and clock speed usually impedes the performance of some video cards, shouldn't be a problem with a 9500 GT though as it isn't too demanding. I use a 9500GT myself with my motherboard (which is PCIe 1.0 as well).
Would it run Crysis on high then?
if not, whats the cheapest alternative that would provide similar if not better performance than the 9600GT?
hd 45xx series cards cannot be crossfired,they don't have crossfire feature.
what is your bugget for a GPU?
well, its hard to say because i dont have one, but I have one for if I want it this month which I do a hell of a lot! I was just suggesting, would using a worse ATI radeon HD worth around the £30-£40 mark and crossfire it with that mobo?
im sorry but no low profile cards can be crossfired,same applies for SLI.
what resolutions are you going to play?
thats a bit annoying!
Im really unfamiliar with how resolutions affect it, if it helps id be playing it on my 1080i HD 32" TV?
Ok you want to play on your tv ,then you need a high-end card for that....