Oh knowledgeable folks of =25, I wish to purchase a new video card in the next month or two. I currently own a GeForce 8500, and while it works ok it seems to be getting more and more outdated with new games (most evidently with SCII). I built my computer 2.5 years ago, so I figure it's about time I start upgrading and figure video card is a good place to start. However, I'm not really sure what to look for or what I need to consider with my current system (e.g. any compatibility issues I should be wary of).
I'm expecting to spend $150-300 on a decent card that will last me a few years; is this reasonable? I don't mind waiting a little longer if there is something new on the horizon that would be worth the wait. Any thoughts, advice, or opinions are welcome.