lol, you people are insane. Can someone close this as I have made my choice. The x1800xl is perfect for my needs.
It isn't brand new so it isn't $800.
It runs any game out now perfectly (therefore anything released in the next 2 years at least. (considering how my 9600pro runs some new games fine atm (splinter cell CT)
It's not a heap of crap.
I decided I like ati better than nVidia
I'm not interested in wasting money on SLi (I have read that it doesn't actually give you twice the power at all).
Thanks for the interesting info though guys, although having read through some of the other threads, I realised that when people ask these sorts of questions, straight away you say "wait till the x2000XTX comes out" or something. Either you guys have far more patience than any human alive, or you already have top gfx cards and you all insane!!