Heard great things about the Sapphire Vapor-X version - though it doesnt appear to be an easy card to get hold of - is it worth waiting for? I assume the performance diff between 1GB/2GB models is negligible?
Bit of a stab in the dark with the above, I'm largely going off of reviews on this one - though i've had a bad history with ASUS boards so tend to steer clear.
Currently running with a 600w Seasonic PSU - I guess this will also need upgrading to provide enough juice for the CF setup?
The main thing I want to avoid is any sort of bottlenecking, I'd also like this to be capable of playing just about anything thrown at it over the next 3+ years. In short, in needs to be like s**t off a shiny shovel...
Budget is ideally £1200 - though this could be pushed to £1500