I currently am running:\n\nAbit NF7-S v2.0\nAMD Athlon XP 3200+\n1 gig (2x512) Mushkin 3400 Level II\nATI Radeon 9500 Pro (128 meg)\n\nWhile it is running pretty much everything I want to run I note that with a\nfew of the newer games I am forced to turn the sliders down a bit in order\nto get acceptable frame rates. Time to start thinking about upgrades but\nsince the gear I already have is about as good as it gets with 32 bits the\nonly path open is the new 64 bit gear but as I look over the 64bit landscape\neverything looks a little TOO new for my taste. Better to wait for the 64bit\nOS another generation or two of chipsets before taking the plunge.\n\nWhile I wait I am stuck with what I have, except for that Radeon 9500 Pro.\n\nI am looking to replace that 9500 with another AGP "mainstream" card costing\nno more than 0. When last I bought a video card ATI was on top with the\n9500 Pro and NVidia was running a pretty poor second with their mainstream\ncard. This time around the it seems ATI has stumbled and NVidia is top dog.\nThis makes the prime candidate in my price range a GForce 6600 GT with\nlittle from ATI close enough to even consider.\n\nBeing far from a guru I know better than to buy anything without first\nseeking the opinion of the more knowledgable here in the NG. Any advice\nwould be appreciated.