Please recommend me a Video Card for my new build!!

I am going to go away from the ATI 2600xt as I originally planned and will wait for the newer cards to come out. In the meantime, please recommend me a card that will still do 1920x1080 to watch videos on my 1080p tv and still be able to do light gaming (Mostly games like Warcraft and Age of Empires, I have my 360 for everything else). Also, I will be using a 1680x1050 monitor, so I would like a card that allows for fluid gameplay. I'm looking to spend under $150, the cheaper the better.

My current setup (will be buying this week).

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
Memory: 4x1gb Crucial Ballistix
HD: WD Raptor 150gb
HD2: WD Caviar 500gb
PSU: Corsair HX520w
CPU Cooler: Tuniq Tower
Case: Antec 900

I will be running Vista Ultimate x64. I also do not want to wait, and want to get the system now.

I wasnt sure what section to post this so I will be posting this in the Video Card forum as well.

THANKS!!
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  1. EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130085

    $114.99 ($99.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
  2. Save yourself $80 and buy E6750 dual-core @2.66MHz
    then buy a EVGA 8800GTS 320MB GPU
    play any game you want............

    Folding@Home
  3. Or drop the Raptor and get the 8800 GTS 320, with the Q6600. I have the raptor and see no performance gain whatsoever on games and most other applications. The only difference is that window's loads faster. If there is a difference between my older SATA drive I can't see it.

    However, if you want to keep the raptor and save some money, look into the X1950PRo as well, they are around $136 and will be pretty good in the gaming department.
  4. For around $125...

    ATI: X1950 Pro 512 MB
    Nvidia: 7900 GS 256 MB (EVGA has a nice model with HDMI output)
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