That's good to know! I'd only want to plop down the extra $150 or so if I could be sure that I was getting some long term value out of the purchase though. I'm not the kind of person who needs to be on the bleeding edge -- I kept my last PC for about 4 years before upgrading.
Anywho, do you think going for a pricier card here would be a good long term investment? IE: would it increase the longevity of my system substantially?