Hi everyone. i'm "googled out" and have given up on what graphics card to get. I dont play games but i do a lot of video encoding and also some advertising DVD's for work using Cyberlink Powerdirector where i use pics only to make slideshows. Obviously good memory and video card make a difference. I just changed my rig and purchased the XFX 9800GT 512MB because nothing else would fit in the tower, so i went and purchased the Coolermaster in my specs, changed power supply AGAIN, so im ready for ANY card. The 9800Gt is doing fine but i want better. I know MOST of you play games, but I run only 1680 by 1050. Im currently getting help for my ram settings, and i will o/clock my Q9550 just a bit to say 3Ghz and I know how to do that. I just dont want overkill in a card and although i had my heart set originally on a few of the 4870 1GB cards, all i read on reviews is that they get way too hot and some are noisy. I hope to get some direction from all the much smarter guys in these forums. Thanks in advance people! P.S. I DIDNT REALISE I HADNT PUT MY SYSTEM SPECS UP AS THE FIRST FEW PEOPLE HAVE SUGGESTED VERY CHEAP CARDS (NOTHING TO THE CALIBRE OF THE 9800GT) SO SORRY I DIDNT HAVE ENOUGH INFO.