Kind of figured, just joking around with ya though. Yea, waiting for the gtx295 to come out is probably the best way to go unless you really have to have something now. Either gtx280 or 4870x2, you can't go wrong.
its a choices of security of your bought item... its an expensive piece of video card... its up to you risking not having warranties locally. HD4870 1GB would be fine. whats the resolution of your monitor? playing at 1680x1050 would be great on that card paired with Phenom 9950BE