Wow fast reply ty! The idea of flashing my 8800 to a 9800 sounds good if I do the motherboard upgrade, but you think that's a waste of time? I figured the graphics card wasn't that old and a new CPU would be ok.
I really wanted to play newish games like Batman for £300 (I think that's about $500) but tbh there are a lot of old games out there that i can get cheap now.
If anybody has any other opinions please post, otherwise i guess I'm saving up my pennies :-)