hi ppl! for the past few weeks i have been in a great dilemma. i hope someone here is able to help me out. i am going to order a new video card in a few days but i have not been able to make up my mind which one to buy. i have a budget of bout 330$ and the two finalists that i have chosen are 1. ati radeon 9800 xt with 256 mb ram ( $ 325 ) 2. chaintech geforce 6800 apogee aa6800 128 mb ( 280 $ ) i have seen a lot of stuff on the web and as far as i have seen doom 3 will run better on the nvidia cards and hal life will run better on the ati cards. i have seen the screen shots from both the cards and the difference is hadrly noticable. both can be over clocked. 9800 xt supports 2.0 shader model where as 6800 supports the latest 3.0 shaders. the future games as they r turning out would require more and more video ram to run complex models hence givin 9800 xt 256 an edge. what i want to know is 1 shader model really that imp coz i dont see any difference in games? 2 if u were in my place what video card would u prefer and y? 3 which card would last longer ?