i was looking into that 6800xt you have picked out there. But im gonna go with this card instead
it isn't 512mb of memory, but it beats the 6800xt everywhere else. It has the same 256 bit interface, more pixel pipelines, and way higher core clock speeds ans memory clock speeds. And it's actually under your budget so you can save some cash. Im getting the only AM2 crossfire ready motherboard on newegg right now to use with this card, and it's cheaper than the sli MoBo i had picked out. This is a pretty good card especially for the price, and it has the option of later upgading to a crossfire situation for enhaced performance.
oh and just so you know the picture on new egg is off the BRAVO edition, which isn't what your buying there, it's just the xt. Everything else listed is right, but for some reason new egg has the wrong picture. This really threw me for a loop when i went the ATI's site to look up this card.
Oh and will an antec smart power be just as reliable as a true power?