I would also wait to see how the new generation mid-range cards handle the latest games - the 9800 Pro would still definitely satisfy your needs but wouldn't it be better to spend your money on the latest technology? With the latest technology you will be getting updated drivers for longer, and the technology is supposedly more stable.
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