Re: Ordering a new card tomorrow...
After reading through countless reviews I think I'm going to go with a 470. Especially when overclocked to 700 core (which seems attainable) the mins are much much higher than the 5x00 series cards, and a smooth experience is paramount to me.
I'm glad I went back and looked at the mins because it really paints a different picture than I originally saw between the 470 and 5850.
Thanks for all the advice everyone!