Okay guys so here's the thing. Right now I'm working on getting the parts for my sig rig. But, for the time being I just want a cheap card to temporarily hold me over till about April that can also hold its own in games until I can afford to blow money on a GTX 260.
I have two cards I want to decide between and also a question or two.
Right now I am trying to decide between the following:
EVGA 512-P3-N860-TR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
XFX PVT96OSDFH GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 192-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Which do you think I should get to play current games as best I can until I can afford to spend money on the GTX 260?
I intend to play games like Halo PC, Halo C.E., Red Faction, WoW, TimeShift, Crysis Warhead, The Orange Box, Project Snowblind, Left 4 Dead, Diablo II, and Diablo III once that baby comes out and Crysis eventually, and more.
How many watts does each card actually require?
Also which would be better to overclock for the price?
I was thinking maybe the 9600 GSO because it has 92 stream processors while the GT has 64 and I could just overclock the card more than the GT for the cheaper price.
Please give your thoughts and opinions on which card is better/i should get?