only because I need the power to run at 1920x1080 and need to get at least 4 years worth from it.
I think everyone needs 1980 x 1080 or 1980 x 1200 these days. 4 years? Maybe, and maybe averaged out over 4 years it's not a bad investment. It always amazes me how expensive decent performance video cards are, and how much power a decent video card draws when doing it's job. -- "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." - Milton Friedman"