Thats what I was thinking...the local Microcenter has a Viper Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E Video Card for $199.99...that actually leaves with with and extra 100 or so to get somthing else..(I have no idea what though...lol)
The HD3870 is a good idea, but NOT Diamond! The fan speed can't be reliably controlled (even with multiple thresholds and launch items set in Rivatuner), their tech support is UTTERLY lame, you can't even sign up for downloads on the Diamond web site, and last time I checked, Diamond was still not listed in the dropdowns for partners on the ATI page. ATITools doesn't recognize the card either; says no ATI product installed.
Btw, the fan speed issue is not unique to Diamond. There's an article on Guru3D about it. That's why I downloaded Rivatuner, but found it doesn't reliably work either. I dropped back to an Asus EAH3850, and have no problems with Rivatuner on it.