On of my systems here uses an ASUS Nvidia EN9600 and am considering if it is possible to put something better into without breaking the bank. I find the perfomance of the 9600 quite good for what I am doing. Performs better than my Radeon 4870. What are the GtX260 or 275's like. Closed src driver is no problem but I do require antialiasing.
Purchased a Gigabyte GTX 260 Super Overclock. Installed into a ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe. Nvidia driver 185.xx installed no problems compared with recent hassles with a Radeon 4870.
Initial performance checks makes it appear to be WAY faster than the 4870 for what I am doing.
Very good card me thinks at a quite reasonable price was around $240 Aus.
Why dont you use 195.36.03?
1: I knew 185.xx would work as I have had it going previously.
2: I did not have a latter version on hand and to it get means driving 50 kilometres. So it means I need to think about going to the internet cafe in town when I leave and have yet ont been able to do that.
Offline pcs are really rare, maybe not in your case
Satellite internet works everywhere. Wifi broadband is another way for outbacks. I prefer faster broadband however...
You also need line-of-sight to the satellite, which a lot of people (like me) don't have.