Re: I dunno about the 280..
simply.. the 'best' performance sometimes isn't worth shelling out thousands of dollars..
especially in the case of one single game..
there isn't a damn game out there the 8800's can't handle decently, besides the obvious
and if anyone isn't happy with not playing at 1280x1024-1680x1050 with minimal AA + AF ONCE in a while
well.. then they're just spoiled. (not saying there's anything wrong with spending the coin on yourself if you've got it)
just don't put yourself in a pinch financially
like i said in my above post a better investment right now would be to grab a 2nd or 3rd 8800..just my opinion.