Re: Factory OC'd GTX 260, safe/worth it?
My theory (which I didn't think of until after I ordered my stock eVGA 260) is to buy a vanilla 260 from a company that's not speed binning/selling overclocked 260s. My guess is the companies that are, are selling the ones that overclock better at the higher prices/higher speeds. But offbrands (like MSI?), are just selling all their cards at default clock, so there's a better chance of getting one that overclocks better at the regular $399 price.