Saphire do make good cards but here is something to think about. Recently, ATI has equipped all their 9800 pro with the 360 core chip instead of the 350 which was the earlier version. The 360 was designed for the 9800 XT so its frequency can go as high as 500 MHz versus the 350 which is maxed at 400. If you can get a 9800 PRO with the 360 chip go for it. It's written on the chip itself so your dealer might not let you open up the box.
here is a link (in french)