Okay.....just ordered the 8800GTX through Newegg. Strangely, the $60 off promo code did not work for me earlier this afternoon. However, just for the heck of it, I tried it again just now and it worked.
Now I have 2 questions regarding Newegg shipping. Unfortunately, I forgot one of the questions.
So here is the question I still remember. At what point is the order processed? Is it when your credit card is charged?
I ask because there is a $50 mail in rebate to make it $300. To qualify for the rebate, the product must be purchased by 2/29. I submitted the order at 10:04PM PST. I cut it close and I want to make sure I still qualify for the rebate.
Just as an FYI, I went with the 8800GTX instead of the 8800GTS 512MB thinking that if I decided to use the 90 day step up program from eVGA, I would get a bigger credit from the 8800GTX vs 8800GTS 512MB. Not sure if this will be the case for sure, but just my thinking. Also, reviews I've seen show a very slight performance gain at 1920x1200 resolution with the 8800GTX.
Thanks everyone for your input!