Ok I should be getting my income tax tomorrow,and i have been trying to decide on my video card upgrade to do,cause my current card is just not doing what i want,I would really like some suggestions on what to get,my budget is $600 MAX. Here is my system: CPU:AMD FX-8150 @3.6ghz CPU COOLER:Cooler Master Hyper 212+ MOBO:ASUS ASUS Sabertooth 990FX GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1GB RAM:2x4GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600mhz CASE:Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced PSU:Cougar 1000w(4 12v rails @24A + 2 more 12v rails @ 28A) My plans for this rig are,i want to be able to play any game(and any that come out this year)at max settings,and be able to record with fraps@ full screen and the game still be perfectly playable,other than that i plan on doing video editing,also learning programs like photoshop,3D modeling programs,i am also going to try and learn to code basicly anything i would need to learn to be able to make video games,cause that is what i want to do,i also want this pc to last as long as possible. Also keep in mind these things when you suggest something,power usage,heat,price,performance,and what the rest of my system is,and anywaiting i might have to do to get the parts,and last i've used both amd,and nvidia card,and nither drivers bother me,so unless a driver is going to cause me not to be able to do what i want,don't factor it in. Here are some i am currently looking at: 2x MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC $299.99 each MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB ... 2x MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti $309.99 each MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GT... 1x MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 $369.99 each MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (... 1x MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB $389.99 each MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDD... 1x MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC $499.99 MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Ferm... 1x XFX’s Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition $599.99 XFX Black Edition FX-797A-TDBC Radeon HD 7970 3GB ... i picked dual fan cooler gpu's cause i really don't like how hot stock GPU coolers get,and the cooler the whole system runs,the longer it will last. I could do what some people have suggested,and wait for them to get more of the 7970's i want,or i could wait for the price of the 6000 series to drop,but i am ADHD and i am very impatient(i have trouble waiting the 3 days for newegg to deliver a part lol),so the money would end up burning a hole in my pocket lol,other than that i really don't know what to get, this is my first time buying a new video card with such a big budget. I would like it if you could also please explain your decision. Thank you guys so much for the help. Also please feel free to suggest other cards if you don't like the ones i have listed.