Hi, I need to upgrade my video card for gaming. My new computer does not have room for 8800 card, and I also don't want to spend that much anyway. I saw a ECS 8600 GTS OC at NewEgg, out of stock now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681... is this better than the EVGA 8600 GTS? The ECS has a faster core clock speed but I was wondering if I can oc the EVGA myself or if the differences will be greater enough to take a chance on a company that I don't know much about. Thanks
No, the ECS card is exactly the same as the eVGA one. It just has a slightly faster core, which you could easily do yourself. eVGA has one of the best warranties out there and you also have the step-up program, but it sounds like you won't be able to take advantage of it.
Like San Pedro said, the X1950s would be good choices too.