+1 for strangestranger. you asked for other options....have you considered upgrading your MB? If you swap out for a MB you can OC (you can find decent deals on newegg for about $100), you could get at least a gtx 260 or 4870 for a total of about what you would spend on the gtx 285 alone. This would give you the best of both worlds, a faster processor speed, and faster graphics. If in the future you decide you need more power you'll have cheap upgrade paths by adding a faster 775 processor and/or sli/crossfire for the graphics after prices have fallen even farther.