Originally Posted by Duesco
4. Will a 9600GT be a substantial increase to performance over my 8600GT? - Oh god yes.
What a great way of saying this.
@ Vizual. Go with the 9600gt or a sc/oc'd version if you can. If you are looking to go from that 17" monitor (crt or lcd?) to at least a 20" lcd the 9600 will do you good. If your going to go with a better, 22" lcd, then get a 9800gt. If a much better lcd is in your future you don't want to be held back by the gpu. Most 19" lcds got a resolution of 1440x900 while the next up is 1680x1050. I got a 21.6" Samsung and I had to problem with the 9600gt running the games I do. I don't do Crysis much anymore but it was playable at medium settings.
I just checked the cash exchange rate, your 100 would give me here in Canada $189 or so. You might want to look at the 9800gtx
cards, this is for an evga 9800gtx dual slot gpu. With this one you won't have to worry about your gaming again, or for the next year or so depending on the game that is. And it will handle a big
Check stores where you are and go with either a bfg or evga, they both got great support, upgrade options and are great cards.