This won't help if your looking for a 1000 watt machine - but I just purchase two 700 watt CHAUVET FX800's for $50 each. This was my first fog machine purchase. Anyhow - I tested them and thought they worked great. My budget was $120 for one fogger - then everyone talked me into buying a less expensive model - so I bought two!
I just bought that fogger from party city but it was only 50$ In two weeks when we test our fog chiller ill let you know. It is a gemmi and alot of people seem to have problems with those but, 2 of our 400watts ares gemmis still going stronge after 4 years. I will say it has the same listed cfm as the chauvet Fx800.