I love this forum there are so many helpful people. Anyway I've been mind set on getting a GeForce GTX 570, it's a bit pricey but from looking at benchmarks and videos can pack a lot of punch and play games on max settings no problem, which is exactly what I'm looking for.
it looks good plus it has lifetime. On top of that, I think I can do this "step-up" program, which basically means within 90 days I can upgrade to something better with only having to pay the difference. And I would probably go for the new 600 series.
Last but not least this card, which appears to be the fastest GTX 570 card I can find, however get's mixed reviews and apparenlty is a "gamble" (I hate gambling) (plus it doesn't even a list a warranty for this specific card)
what are you running now? if you can wait, wait for next nvidia chip set, the cards are gona smash current cards out , even new amd, but will have to wait till April. like one of the cards 650ti (not sure) is suppose to perform as well as a gtx580, and costs like $230 so when you like it like that...