Thanks for all the help guys.
I ended up getting the HIS card because the XFX was out of stock as well. Besides I asked and they said the Double Life-time Warranty isn't available in this region so the HIS and XFX had same warranties.
Though the HIS card I got isn't a reference design (but still not an ICEQ version) http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-503.shtml
Its working great though and I'll be adding another one soon for a CrossFireX config. I just hope its performance goes close to the 5870.