I'm trying to take advantage of the MPE in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 by upgrading my video card. I don't want to go overkill on a card if my processor will bottleneck and I've maxed out the ram on the mainboard.
I was looking at a Zotec GTS 250 but I've found two different models at a large price difference or the 9800GT for considerably less money.
The 9800GT and 8800GT are the same card. Clocks will probably be higher on the 9800GT, but its not worth paying $115 for. You should probably buy the cheaper of the GTS250s. You can always change the clocks on them if they are different. If the $200 has a better cooler, up to you if its worth it.
Have you looked at www.newegg.ca yet? They might have a better deal. Even in Canadian money those GTS250s seem expensive to me.