Deal of the week: A very cheap GeForce 8600
We're hard at work on the next iteration of our system guide, and while selecting parts, we came upon this eVGA GeForce 8600 GT
that's priced at just $114.99 on Newegg. That's not an unusual price for some cut-down versions of the 8600 GT, but this particular eVGA model conforms to the reference spec exactly with a 540MHz core clock speed, 256MB of GDDR3 memory clocked at 700MHz, and a 128-bit memory bus. It also has dual DVI ports and lifetime warranty coverage.
Considering Nvidia's reference price range for the GeForce 8600 GT was $149-159 when the card launched two months ago, $114.99 is very cheap indeed. If you don't mind mail-in rebates, Newegg offers a $15 rebate that can bring the card's price down to an even more tantalizing $99.99.