From: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
You bought a new Vidcard every 18 months? Wow.
IMHO a bit overkill, graphic cards have a cycle, that is about every 2 years they release a new chip (in the meantime they're just polishing up the old ones, adding more memory, speeding up clockspeed, but *nothing* note worthy) , and about ...take or leave every four years you should really really see a lot of difference between your old card and the newer ones. Unless you play lots of graphic-heavy stuff like ... FPS (Crysis anyone?) there's really no need to buy every 18 months. Club 3D used to be (don't know if they still exist??) an A brand in videocards, they don't produce them but they did make pretty good cards. Ofcourse names in this business come and go fast, one year the best the next year forgotten by all.
Anyhoo, I hope you have loads of fun with your card... cause nothing sucks more than a fried card during the weekend... been there done that... sucks.