Radeon 9500 or 9600?

Hey guys, another post concerning upgrading my computer.
Specs are:
250 Watt PSU
P4 1.5 Ghz 256 kb cache
512 Rambus PC-800 (twin 256's)
Nvidia GeForce 2 MMX 32 mb
CD drive
sound card

From my last post, I have decided to choose the 9500 pro over the GeForce four.
Also, I have a question concerning if i should the 9500 pro or 9600/9600 pro/xt and what are the prices?

I have a Dell Dimension 8100. The power supply is 250Watt on full load i think. So any body know if a 250 watt is enough?
I can't upgrade cz my dell has the dell custom cables.
THanks<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by NickZhao on 07/24/05 00:25 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com" target="_new">Prices</A>
  2. you got a hp pavilion 7970 dont you?
  3. Your best bet is a 9600XT as they are cheaper, much easier to find, and perform about the same as a 9500 pro. The 9500 pro performs better most of the time, but the difference is insignificant. $85 for 9600XT and $100 for 9500 pro

    linky for newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125124
  4. Of course, if I were you, I would get a 9700 pro rather than 9500 pro or 9600 xt:

    http://www.pwv3.magicmicro.com/pmoreinfo.asp?iid=933

    $94
  5. Is that powersupply good enough to run 9700pro?
    <A HREF="http://www.pwv3.magicmicro.com/pmoreinfo.asp?iid=933
    " target="_new">http://www.pwv3.magicmicro.com/pmoreinfo.asp?iid=933
    </A>

    <font color=blue>AthlonXP-M 2500+(12x200)</font color=blue>|<font color=green>Abit NF7-S</font color=green>|<font color=red>1GB Kingston DDR400</font color=red>|<font color=purple>NEC Accucync90 19"</font color=purple>|<font color=black>Sapphire 9600XT</font color=black>
  6. I was actually going to ask a similar question in this same forum.. so I am not quite sure. I would guess that it is though. Someone else should answer this ;)
  7. Or the 9800 Pro for $96 - PSU is definitely not good enough for this card...

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  8. Where did you find a 9800 pro for 96$?
  9. Refurb at Newegg.

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  10. Do you think refurbished are safe? Would you ever get refurb?>
  11. I have a refurb Sapphire 9800 Pro from Newegg in my current rig. Been running great for more than 8 months. It didn't have a driver CD or extra cables when I got it, but the card itself has been awesome.

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  12. Ah, nice. How much did you pay?
  13. At that time it was a steal at $125.

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