i was wondering is there a reason why (Performance, stability, or reliablity) that the EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB 320-Bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16 HDCP Video card is substantially ($259.99 after $20 MIR, newegg) cheaper that the BFG Tech BFGR88320GTSOCZE GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Expressx16 video card ($329.99, newegg)
Thanks for your input, I am planning on getting the 8800GTS 320MB version as I have read that it is a better value than the 8800GTS 640MB.
Many times the difference is one card comes factory OCed and the other is stock. Some manufactures charge a little more because they consider themselfs a name brand and think they should get more for there products. Basicly they are all the same unless it's factory OCed.
You can quite often buy a generic version of the next model up for what you woudl pay for a branded card.
EVGA is hardly what I'd call generic. They make high priced cards too like the KO ACS^3 editions.
Regarding the OP, that BFG is factory overclocked where the EVGA is not, but they both appear to just be the nVidia reference design hardware. I would buy the EVGA and overclock it yourself, or get the factory OC'd XFX or EVGA models which are still cheaper than the BFG.