I have been following the forums lately as I built my new computer and decided to hold off on getting a video card since the new offerings from ATI and NVIDIA where nearing. I'll throw out the specs for my box now...
Lian Li PC-65B
Antec EarthWatts 500W
Intel Core2Quad Q6700
Asus Maximus Formula
Corsair Dominator TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF
EVGA GeForce 7900GT
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Seagate ST3250823AS [250GB, 7200RPM]
Seagate ST3500320AS [500GB, 7200RPM]
Samsung WriteMaster SH-S203N
Gateway FPD2185W [21'' LCD]
Windows Vista 64-bit
Since my mobo has PCIe 2.0 and is CF ready I was leaning towards getting one of the ATI cards (4850 or 4870), but I am not sure which would be good. Down the road I do plan on upgrading my PSU and then run a CF setup...or since I game only at 1680x1050 would that be to much power for what I need..? At the moment my gaming is mainly WoW and Source based games, but when I upgrade I plan on doing some Crysis probably AoC, Mass Effect and more of the newer games.