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So after reading reviews etc I am all set to get this 6850
http://www.prokoo.com/eah6850-dc2dis...pa-p-6888.html

Looks like a good overclocker, and doesnt cost too much. Then I see these, a good 20 to 25 euros beneath the other 6850s

XFX
http://www.prokoo.com/hd6850-1024mb-...rds=xfx%206850

And Club 3d
http://www.prokoo.com/hd6850-club3d-...ds=club%206850

What could possibly be wrong with these when all the others are at least 20 euros more. Not only that, but the rest of the 6850s only vary in price by max 10 euros.

What's worse is that I can't find many reviews on the XFX and none on the club 3d.
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Asus has a faster gpu clock speed. Thats all. Id go Asus, XFX than ATI
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Probably the same Reason why EVGA is more expensive than Palit or Inno3D. ><
   
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I bought 2 HD 6850 Asus DirectCU and both were no good. One was open box off new egg in fareness to Asus. Also an HD 6870 DirectCU that was no good. Bad luck for me with Asus I guess. Settled on this Diamond 5870 for roughly the same price as the 6870 and kills it.
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Probably the same Reason why EVGA is more expensive than Palit or Inno3D. ><
What? Better design, cooling, stability and/or ease when overclocking? I guess my question is, if I plan on overclocking over the stock speed anyway, can I save myself 20 euros and go xfx over asus... or am I just losing out in the long run because of quality?
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XFX support is pretty bad. I would really push you in the direction of Asus if you don't plan on voiding the warranty any time soon.

The Asus card will also overclock better / run cooler with the stock HSF.
    
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