The 295's are fine at the moment, obviously the 470's will blow them out the water also. But at the moment in terms of gaming the 295's can stand on their own for a couple of years yet.
No idea what the future holds for PC gaming, it could get worse or better.
What is cheaper but is better then my NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i
thanx man. i'm only worried about the temp. and the power consumption under full 3D load. price is no issue. i do have a CM1250W psu. so i guess i shouldn't be worried..right?