Ok, so my Powercolor ATI Radeon x1950 Pro died the other day. It was past the absurdly short warranty, so I'm being forced to buy its replacement. My tech support guy offered me a shitty Geforce 8400 for dirt cheap, and of course, when faced with an obvious downgrade, I said "Thanks, but no thanks."
Now, I've been an ATI customer for years... but I'm ready to jump ship. While I'm willing to bet Powercolor's the real culprit here, (The shoddy product didn't last nine months before getting bricked.) I'm damned tired of all the compatibility issues every game under the sun has with ATI.
This is the card I'm looking at right now: MSI NX8800GT GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI-E 2.0 x16 HDCP SLI
Is it a good choice? Any suggestions? Keep in mind the linked card is THIS close to breaking the price range I can afford at the moment.