Well, I've finally convinced the better half not to chop a needed part of my body off if I get the PC upgraded (even she was impressed by the new Doom 3 video), so I've decided on a new graphics card and TFT monitor. My question is: does the video card brand you get alter the performance? If a card says its a GF6800GT on the tin, does that means it has to meet certain specifications, so I could just get the cheapest card with that chipset? Has anyone been burnt by a certain company's card due to cheap build quality? I currently have a Sparkle 4200Ti, and no complaints at all.