Hey guys, thanks for the quick reply!
I can't find the 9600GSO on my local computer shop list but on ebay it's a nice cheap $140AUD inc postage!
But looking at www.LLY.get.to: GeForce 9600GSO vs 9600GT: Specifications Compared
I will be willing to pay $20 more to get the better GT and immediately as well (from local shop rather than postage)
I couldn't find HD4850 either but i did find ASUS 4850 512MB for $245AUD
and I found the HD4580 512MB on ebay for around $260-280AUD inc postage
That's a little out of my budget, but is it worth it? How does it compare to what I'm currently looking at, the 9600GT?
In terms of graphics cards, I really have no clue. In the past, I never knew what the numbers meant (I've only ever built one computer in my life and I bought the 7600GT second hand, been treating me well)..only now that I'm really researching into it that I can understand a bit of it, but even that it's mostly nVidia. However, I am still unsure what perks make a certain graphics card better than another, besides the obvious speed and memory space factors. I have much more to read up on =)
Hmm interesting..RE: the site i posted, the benchmark results (last page) showed that GSO performed better than GT "on average of 6.6%". But the GSO did have more memory in that test, I don't know how it affect the result.
EDIT: see this is why I don't get graphics cards, despite the specs, the GSO showed better results =S