i just, not 5 min ago, ordered from newegg my video card for my new extreme build. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i figured it would run out shortly, so i was shaking in my shoes as i placed the order. i also noticed that the 8800GT i was going to buy had been run out of stock.
my build now has 1/2 of the parts on order.
SIGMA shark case
rosewill 600W PSU
samgsung dvd-rw sata
and now my 8800GTS G92 512MB
I just checked the price between the 8800GT KO 512 and the GTS 512 on EVGA, and the GT KO 512 is being sold for $289.99 on EVGA's site, which has a higher core AND higher RAM speeds than the stock GTS (no other variations at the moment). The GTS 512 has more pixel pipelines (12) and a few other little things, but I reckon they will both be almost exactly the same in benchmarks, but with the GT KO 512 you're spending $70 less, assuming you can find one But then you're spending $70 for overclockability, if you do that sort of thing, a better cooler, and the convenience of getting one today...for now. That's about it.
So for me it's worth spending that much less and waiting for a GT KO 512 to be had. I will say one thing tho, I really want one of those dual-slot coolers. I reckon that will drop the temp in my case pretty nicely
the dual slot cooler is about 40% of the reason i went with this over the GT, i had a 7800GTX in my old setup with single slot, i ended up doing water cooling just to bring the inside temps down.
10% of the reason i went this route is the card i was going to order just ran out of stock.
20% of the reason is PCI-X 2.0 combined with my mobo with 2.0 i should get extra frames.
30% is i want something that can run 1600X1280 at full settings. the 8800GT can barely do it, where this card can.
i was about to throw the cash down for the GTX this card does the same thing, slightly better.