Yeah, get the 9600 XT/Pro/whatever-the-hell-it-is. DO NOT BUY Nvidia! For the past couple of generations ATI cards have performed better than Nvidia ones and many games (especially Deus Ex 2 and Halo PC) work significantly better with ATI Cards than Nvidia. I have a Geforce FX 5600 myself and in DX2 I can only get playable frame rates at 800x600, no AA, while I've spoken (err.. "typed") with others who have a similar configuration but with a comparable ATI card who have much better performance. Also, PC Gamer Magazine has pointed to ATI cards getting much better performance in new games.