Radeon x800. I still may get a 9800pro though, if I can be guaranteed to get the r360 core. Check yours. Its under the heat sink. 'Cause if you do, you'll be able to EASILY overclock it to a Radeon 9800XT!!! And that's a $699 card!!!
If you're getting an Athlon, get the Mobile 2500XP. It can be EASILY overclocked to 3200XP status, and that's a $300 chip. That would be insane!
Yeah, they'll hack multiplayer, for sure. Quake 4 will be the big multiplayer game from Id Software.
HL2 "might" be out by 2010, if we're lucky, LOL!!
I'll see you on the battlefield bro!