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Amazon doesn't currently have that in stock; they may or may not have it to you in one or two weeks.

I've heard both wonderful and terrible things about HIS's warranty support. Knowing XFX's warranty support myself, I'd stick with this perhaps:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-530-_-Product

But if you get a solid card, this is a small issue. If the money difference is that important, any 6950 will do.
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I have been using speed fan to monitor temps and they are around 38-43 C when non graphic intense gaming.

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-256...029435&sr=1-25 Better option?
I recommend not listening to much to the opinions about card manufacturers. A lot of people will claim that XFX is terrible too. It's really on a case by case basis dependent on each persons past experience. Pick a card that suits your needs!

What I mean is, feel free to grab another reference card if you like the design. Reference will take hot air and place it outside the case which maybe a good choice if you have airflow restrictions inside your tower. Alternatively a non-reference cooling option like Asus DirectCU II will provide much quieter cooling on the GPU and be more efficient IF your case fans can exhaust enough air.

All in all if you are really looking to upgrade, go with the 6950 1GB/2GB card from AMD or perhaps a 560 from NVidia. The 1GB card should contain enough onboard VRam if you don't intend to move to a multi-monitor setup in the future, and will be lower in price than the 2GB version. Alternatively the 2GB version has a potential to unlock depending on the model you receive which adds extra value to the card. NVidia's 560 will trade blows with the 6950 at 1920X1080 resolution, even beating it in a lot of cases and has a similar price point.

Good luck picking a GPU and be sure to post back and let us know what you got!
    
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I am currently using a dual monitor set up both at 1920x1080. So it looks like the consensus is to pick up a 6950? I just really do not want to break the 200 dollar mark. What can I do for biggest performance upgrade for around that price besides overclocking my current cpu.
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So I am running that prime95 and watching temps been about 10 mins and I am running 40C on my cores with 41C max and 62C&67C on my graphics card.
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I have been using speed fan to monitor temps and they are around 38-43 C when non graphic intense gaming.

http://www.amazon.com/HIS-Radeon-256...029435&sr=1-25 Better option?
I had that exact card on price alert and got the Email this morning it was down to $250. For sure, That's an awesome card. Say's 1 left in stock! (for now)
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