Re: Factory OC'd GTX 260, safe/worth it?
Out of stock, and mostly brand loyalty.
I know brand loyalty is irrational, but the worst video card I ever bought, in terms of my experience with it and what I got for the price, was an ATI video card (specifically an All-In-Wonder X800). I know the HD 4870 is pretty much the opposite of that, but right now I just feel more comfortable buying an nVidia card. I'm not claiming it's a rational decision, but it's what I want.
The out of stock thing is still pertinent though. I do sort of need to get a new card now, because I already promised my 8800GTX to someone next week.