yeah also considered getting a 5850. but my dad says were oOoOver budget. so i got a midrange card. .
yeah the amd 955?3.2ghz. i considered it. but dont like there mobo's . so i went with i7 860.http://www.idx-design.com/
this is what i use. feel free to browse the site..well the 860 would be a future proof maybe.. im not a hard core hi rez gamer. i play games like spiderman wos,nfs shift, not playing crysis. im playing crysis 2 on my 360. soo my pc would be on games like starcraft 2. and for some video encoding. that would make my 860 useful.