Let's do this again. I enjoy these. Overall consensus seems to be the 8800 Ultra/GTX for the best card owned thread. I'm wondering if guru's also migrate to the same worst card? I'm talking a card you bought, expecting it to be legit and it wasn't. We all started out somewhere, such as a Geforce MX 32MB ...but I'm not talking on-board or low-end. I'm talking legit, expected this to be the card to be the card in your system for the long run and ended up a disaster. Be it slow, hot, crap drivers, never working properly, etc. Mine is a classic as well as a POS. The infamous 5800 Ultra. The leaf blower. Can confirm it did blow. I remember being so indignant. Ignored all the warnings of the noise and heat, had to have my nvidia card. I used it for less than a week. I pretty much immediately knew I goofed. The card hovered at 93C full load, if that wasn't enough, this heat also came at the expense of fans that sounded like a plane was taking off inside my computer. Finally, at the time, the Doom 3 beta was leaked and was the big deal to check out. I vividly remember playing that game and on a second crt watching the temps of the gpu, at one point the demo hit a max temp of 105c. I immediately stopped the beta, put back in my old ti4200, and placed the 5800 Ultra for sale. Aside from the heat and noise, it was slow. Horribly slow, because nvidia got a big head and decided to ignore the 24fp dx9 instruction set. They could do 32 or 16, one was too much and caused low frames, one was too low and caused degraded I.Q. This also introduced driver "tweaks' as nvidia struggled to gain performance. Horrible time for team green and the industry as driver cheats became "OK" during this time. Here's to you 5800 Ultra. For teaching me it was OK to try ATI and a 9800 Pro (after one last attempt with a 5900 non-ultra...yeah I was a fan boy lol). After all this typing....am I the only one that misses the "Ultra" moniker?