Originally Posted by killnine
Why don't you just chill until Dx10 and really get the most out of your stepup?
The best way to do any kind of upgrade is sell the existing card you have and buy another with those funds. Hell if I wanted to do eVGA's step-up, I would have to pay their price for a 7900GT minus the $300 I paid, which is probably over $400, maybe $450, not to mention you have to pay for shipping your current card to eVGA ($8), pay for shipping the new card back to you ($8-$15), and taxes on the MSRP for the new card ($30-$40), in total you're spending $50+ in shipping an taxes alone.
Sell your 6800GS and use that money and put it toward a new card, you'll get the card faster and not worry about when you'll get the new one since if you go the Sell yourself, buy online route. You always have a card even while selling, since once someone commits to buy, you use that money and buy the new card online and your downtime is only a couple days rather than weeks
If you can get $150 for that 6800, I have a 7800GT that I need to sell ($230) and that's your around $75 that you would pay extra and you get a hell of a better card