As the title says my BFG GTX280 H2OC has died (again!). This one is a warrenty replacement of one that died at christmas. The previous one lasted just over 6 months, this one has lasted just under 8 months. When I say it's died, I can use it to browse the net in XP (as now), but as soon as I try to play a game, or boot into Windows 7, it blue screens. Exactly what the first one did. BFG were great last time. They RMA'd it without any problems and sent me out a new one; but now this one has died. I'm not a happy bunny. If I was overclocking/overvolting it above it's pre overclock I might feel a little guilty, but I haven't. I've left it at stock as the pre-overclock is pretty damn good. The temp on it never rises over 50deg even when folding. My problem is this, the card has a built in waterblock. Last time it took BFG almost a month to get a new one to me. I was without my pc for that whole time as I had to drain down my system to remove the card and I didn't have a card that I could install in its place. I've decided that I'm not going to wait for a replacement this time and am going to order a new card whilst it arrives. I am thinking of a GTX260 as this should still run most of my games at 1920x1200. Once I get my replacement card (assuming that BFG are as good as last time and send me a new one) I plan on installing the GTX260 in my son's machine. I will then put his 8800GTS 512 in my wifes machine and keep her old 7900GTX as an emergency replacement. I'll be honest. I'm pretty miffed with this card from BFG. When you spend around £400 on a card, you don't expect two to die in just over a year. I know it's not my system that's killing it either either; I built a new i7 machine about 6 months ago and replaced everything except for the graphics card. I am tempted to say 'to hell with this card'. If they do send me a new one, I might not use it and sell it. That being the case, will I really notice a massive difference in performance if I keep the 260? I basically use the machine for gaming, BF2, COD4, GTA4, Crysis, L4D etc and like to run them all at 1920x1200 with lots of eye candy on. I am aware that the GTX260 won't do this, but will I have to turn down quite a lot or will I be able to get close to what I am used to? If it's not going to be up to the job, what would you suggest as an adequate replacement? If I'm going to have to spend quite a bit more than the cost of the 260, I'll just get that and wait for the replacement. Many thanks in advance.