Stuck between Nikon 10-24mm and Tokina 11-16mm

I am just getting into the immensely deep world of photography.
I have a DSLR Nikon D7000 with a couple of lenses already, but what I really want is a wide angle lens.
So here I am stuck with a choice between the "Nikon 10-24mm AF-S Nikkor f/3.5-4.5G DX ED" and the "Tokina 11-16mm World's Best DX/1.6x/APS Ultrawide". The Nikon will cost me about $800 give or take, and the Tokina will cost me about $600 give or take.

Both have awesome reviews, and both look really good, and are roughly the same in quality. Well to me I am not sure if there will be much difference at the moment.

But I am the type of person that normally goes with the branded name things. So if I had the cash, I would have gone with the Nikon lens. But seeing as that is my main issue, the Tokina looks a little more attractive at $200 less. In saying that, $200 is not much, and I can wait to save.

I have read a few reviews and some forums, and between these lenses there is much of a much difference. Both are evidently good.

Your thoughts fellow aliens?