Ok, so I think I'm going to go all out on this... Here's what I'm changing now:SAPPHIRE 100149 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
... I guess it's not too bad (price), only a bit more than GT/GTX and seems A LOT better...
However, will it still be compatible with everything? Will I need better cooling? Also, is Sapphire a good company? Hadn't heard of them before.
How's this motherboard to go with it?DFI LanParty UT RDX200 Cross-Fire Socket 939 ATI Radeon XPRESS 200 CrossFire AMD Motherboard
Seems that it is the same as previous mobo except it is cheaper and it is ATI-oriented... however, it also does not have any SATA II slots... so will the WD SATA II HD I have picked out work with it?
Also, going with an LCD:ViewSonic VA902b Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 270 cd/m2 550:1 0.294mm Pixel Pitch
... Just hoping for no dead pixels!
Everything else remains the same as posted below...
Thanks for your continued help!
Edited by Leon05, 30 January 2006 - 11:06 PM.