The nvidia kernel and glx drivers are a mature product and installing from source is far surperior than using precompiled binaries. They work well if you follow the instructions and have never given me troubles. On older hardware like mine you may need to add some options into X config but very little.
If in dought use the i386 binaries as they are generic and will work on almost all intel x86 processors.
Keep looking and all will be revieled