Hi there peeps, I need some adviceage. I live in the UK where we get charged ridiculous amounts of money for basic everyday essentials like video cards and other techie goodies. Now, my brother is in Canada for a while, where our strong british sterling is worth over double what it is here. Naturally I'm itching to take this opportunity to get myself a brand new graphics card that will fill the current gaping void in my life. So naturally I have my eye on whatever deals I can find, and not being native to Canada land I have no idea where to look for the best deals. I have noticed though, that the Ati shop has AGP VIVO x850pro's for an amazing price of 150 dollars which is only £75 compared to the £130 it'd cost me for the card here. At current I have a softmodded 128mb 9800se, which really isn't coping very well anymore and I don't want to perform a mass upgrade (cpu, mobo + gfx card) right now because with the new dx10 cards and games like Crysis coming out, I'd rather just get something that'll last me a bit longer so that I can see how things settle in the future and how things perform, then decide what I'm gonna do. If I make a decision now (like am2 or conroe, and 7900gt etc.etc.) I might end up regretting it, so I just need to bide my time for now. I know that some of the x850pro VIVO cards can be bios flashed to unlock 16 pipes which would be great, but given that they're probably down to the last ones available is it likely that i'll find one that isn't lasercut or dielocked or will they all have been bought by now? What kind of success rate is there for Ati brand cards of this type? My dilemna is that the x850pro might not be worth the upgrade performance-wise, whereas something like an x850xt might be. In essence, the most I'm willing to spend at the moment is 220 CAD. What is the best card I can get for that? Sorry for the long winded post, I just need to make sure I make a good choice that I won't regret first time.