Are you planning to overclock the memory? If not, this place has it for $90http://www.buyxtremegear.com/atiradeon8500.html Newegg has it for $94. The thing is this version does not have the BGA memory, so the memory doesn't overclock as well as one that would have it.
Oh sorry didn't know that 8500LE's the built by ATI had all those special specifications. Always learn something new by browsing these forums
Also found the 8500 at the refurbs section in newegg, but unfortunately out of stock. Well, just another option to see which will get in stock first.
Yeah man, no kidding, where have all the built by ATI 8500LE's gone to? I been lookin all over for another one after i got a great deal on one from newegg that turned out to O/C like a champ!
All you see are Powered by's or retails with only 64mb...sheesh!
The 9000 Pro is still to slow for my tastes and how long till the 9500 pro's? The 8500 is the only thing fast enough to spend good money on...
for those interested in this topic and are in canada futureshop.ca has them on sale for 149.99,best part is its not an ati knockoff but built buy ati so it will come with the better ram, bad part sale over today so hurry if your interested.The cheapest before I could find here was around 159 for an oem built by god knows who with 5.5 ram which is really bad