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st1rn3r

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So, I have never really done any intensive gaming on computers before. The last games that I played were Age of Empires II and Alpha Centauri (which was yesterday), so I've never bothered trying to build a computer than can play the latest games. I just recently began making more money, and so I'm thinking that I want to get into it. Here are my specs at the moment:

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+
RAM: 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) 1066
HD: 750GB
Motherboard: Zotac - don't have specific model number, can look it up if needed
Free Slots: 1x PCI-E 2 x16 slot

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Video Card: Integrated GeForce 8100

Obviously, my video card sucks. I can't play any games on it (not that I have any games to play that were made after 2002 or so), and I'd like to change this.

I'm looking at a GeForce 9600-based video card on NewEgg (EVGA 01G-P3-N870-AR GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3) (~$150) and was wondering if anyone thought it was a good deal? Or if there were any better options available. I'm trying to keep it under $200, and note that I'm not looking to play Crysis or anything.
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150$ isnt too bad for the 9600 GT its not a bad card either i personally use one and dont have any real issues with newer games.
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