Geforce 8600 vs geforce 9500

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this is going to be my first build and i was looking at 2 video cards, EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail and EVGA 512-P3-N956-TR GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
both are the same price but all signes point to the 9500 being better

are there any other cards that are better for around the same price?


geforce 8600- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130085

geforce 9500- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130383


rest of what i was planning to get:

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model GH22LS30

SIGMA ORCA ORCA-B Black/ Silver SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139003
Thermaltake W0093RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Version Passive PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153028
(still debating on psu)


mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146731

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359
 

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The 9500GT is basically a 8600GT with a die shrink and a slight overclock, it'll be a little faster.

If you can afford it I'd go with a HD4670.
 

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wardy22

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thanks for the psu and HD4670 recomendations

so with the 4760 how long would it be before i would have to upgrade?
 
That really depends on your resolution is, what games you play and how high you want to turn up the settings.
If you do not mind playing at lowered resolution/in game quality, you can probably keep this card for quite some time.
It is, however, just a midrange card so do not expect any miracles.
 

buzznut

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Depends on how often you upgrade. Do you buy a new card every time a new series comes out?
My guess is the HD4670 should keep you happy for a year to year and a half unless you really need to play crysis.
 

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na even at low res and lower settings a 4670 will be able to play crysis (even my old 8600 was able to play it at 1440x900 low settings) If you want to play with all the games maxed out you should probably buy a different card, but if you want to just be able to play the games a 4670 should be able to last you for a while
 

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then as everyone else said a 4670 should suit you very well. It will play games (given not maxed out but it sounds like you dont really care about that) for a good long time, and can be found for cheap
 

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what about this card, is it basically the same thing.


alot of the reviews on the asus say its loud, are they just being too critical?
 

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9600 GT is actually cheaper.
 

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