If it helps any I am a hardcore gamer & want something that can run the games I play maxed out.
Which games?? It certainly won't max out Crysis or STALKER, but it will be a good improvement.
You dont really need to spend the extra on a Toxic. I mean the XFX/Sapphire/Asus boards all will easily overclock past the factory overclocked cards. I got my XFX about 5 weeks ago for $290 from Buy.com.