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Originally Posted by TesnX View Post
I'm upgrading from an 8800GT that just died on me, to a 6870, as it seems like the best bang for the buck card in the 150-200 dollar range. Here's a comparison between all three:

Comparisons on NewEgg

I'm leaning towards the XFX for the lifetime warranty.

Thoughts?
Wanna know why they give a lifetime warranty? Because your lifetime will be over before you get that warranty.
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BTW...If you decide to go with the XFX version, I recommend you get this version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-521-_-Product

I had switched from the reference for that and the temps are much better
Hmm, fairly well noted here. If I do go for XFX, which seems to be the case, then I'll get this. Thanks for the tip!
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Wanna know why they give a lifetime warranty? Because your lifetime will be over before you get that warranty.
Guess XFX doesn't like you
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Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post
If you want the best 6870, buy this MSI 6870 Hawk... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-560-_-Product

If you do not want to go over $200 then buy the ASUS DirectCU 6870... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...21418&Tpk=6870
The MSI looks great, and its still under 200 after the rebate. Is MSI really the best to go for? How are they as a company? It's a toss up between this MSI card and XFX now. I might want to press my luck with XFX for their warranty; if it does work out, then I might always get an awesome card if it ever craps out on me.

Decisions!
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The MSI looks great, and its still under 200 after the rebate. Is MSI really the best to go for? How are they as a company? It's a toss up between this MSI card and XFX now. I might want to press my luck with XFX for their warranty; if it does work out, then I might always get an awesome card if it ever craps out on me.

Decisions!
MSI makes excellent GPUs...

Here are some 6870 Hawk reviews to keep you tempted

1. Guru3d review
2. TechPowerUp review
3. HardOCP review
4. KitGuru review
5. Xbitlabs review
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Oh, by the way, This is my PSU. I also have a stock E8400. Would my PC handle the 6870 just fine?
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