Where do you live?
In the US you can get 9700 non-pros for around 200-215, which would definately be your best bet, offering significantly better performance than a 9600 Pro, and also being able to overclock.
Get a Sapphire or Power Color 9700 np, you should be able to find both for around 200-210.
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