FCS + general purpose computing for a new starter and apparently a longtime Stevezombie. My guru who's away thinks it's a tie given what he's (and I have) read, but since we've never ordered a 2600XT Pro none of us know for sure. In terms of raw GPU potency it should be a no-brainer, but I've been reading about the CI problems with the 8800GT which doesn't surprise me - they can't write Vista drivers to save their lives so why would the Apple situation be any different? The question is, would one 8800GT driving two 23" monitors do a better job of Final Cut and general purpose computing than two 2600XT's? Thanks for any non-conjecture replies.