Do not buy XFX cards.
Originally Posted by Build It Fast
I have to recomend going with either a saphire or xfx 5830 same pcb and have an avaliable pencil mod. Just go for which ever one is cheaper.
They're cheaply made blocks of garbage, and their customer service will have you pulling your hair out when
your card fails. In three months, I went through two of their 5850s, during which time I had zero heat issues with the cards. After my first RMA (for which I had to pay $16 shipping across the country), they sent me a stripped down 5850 with an earlier version of cooler than the one I originally purchased. That one failed shortly afterwards. Horrible.
Sapphire is one of the best
AMD card manufacturers out there. Definitely choose that one if you go with the 5830.