i'd go with evga for better stock clocks and overclocking those. also great warranty and step-up program.
I was looking EVERYWHERE for the GT version and they are out of stock, it seems, everywhere. I gave in, though, and spent $345 for the eVGA super OC one....I think its the one that is 550 and 1730 or something like that. I figured it was worth the 40 dollar premium AND it was in stock at NEW EGG.
Thanks guys. I took your advice and bought the cheapest 7900gt I could find - which was the Asus one - stock 450/1320.
I've read several other places that the pre-oc cards simply just has been applied a newer bios. Hardware is the same.
So I had to try to see if my card could reach the oc speeds........... and YES....
Haven't pushed far enough for artifacting yet, but so far I've reached 610/1800!!! Need some memory cooling before pushing it further (theyre burning at 1800).