[/quote]Sapphire, Asus and ATi would all be quality boards[/quote]
Ditto! Whatever gives you the best (maybe longest and thorough) warranty for your money. Just remember, sometimes you get what you paid for, so keep that in mind. A few $ saved now, may cost you alot later.
I bought a Sapphire X1900XT CF but read a review somewhere comparing the Asus & Sapphire versions and graphically there was no difference apart from the fact that Asus do a better software bundle including a nice little leather wallet for storing cd's plus the retail box is bigger, its huge, the huge box almost swung it for me but the sapphire was £20 cheaper.