Here's a pic of my new setup.
Antenna is the ALFA 9 dBi Omni Directional
WIFI card is the ALFA AWUS360h 1000mw
Overall I'm pretty happy with it considering how cheap everything was, and also compared to the TP-LINK, and Linksys USB dongles. I am not on the other hand too satisfied with the performance of the antenna. I only pick up one more A.P. with the antenna sitting on my deck then previously with the orginal "stock" antenna. The signal strength on my router slightly increases when I switch antennas, but that's about it.
I know this by running:
My TX Power - 27 the highest with the default driver (RTL8187)
iwconfig wlan0 | grep "Link Quality"
If anyone has any tips please post! Thanks.