Well the current card is a PCI-E, and so is the one I'm getting.
And according to you the wattage is fine and it should work. The only issue I'm having now is whether the upgrade is worth it...I mean it will be better, I know that, but for me it really depends on how much. It has twice as many cores as the 8500 GT, plus the bonus of having 1 gig of RAM (my 8500 GT has 264mb or something, just 1/4th). I'd estimate it should be roughly twice as good at the very least, and seeing how my comp acts now with the 8500 GT it would be a great improvement considering the games I play.
I mean I don't play Crysis nor do I intend to or anything. The only games I regularly play are Phoenix Rising, Warzone 2100 (which will run on fucking anything rofl, it runs on my old GeForce 4000 just fine), STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl (which plays smoothly at around 90% stats), and Supreme Commander (which is more of a CPU hog than anything.).
The only game I'm looking forward to is Supreme Commander 2, and if they keep their word it will be less demanding on graphics cards at least, so really for me and what I play the 9500 GT is a good improvement, strictly relatively speaking.
And even then if I get around to considering the Radeon card/cards you suggested and I'm willing to trust myself with going through the hell of uninstalling drivers in safe mode I can always return the 9500 GT to Amazon.
Edited by Kacen, 19 September 2009 - 07:32 PM.