Are you still planning to be running this card in 2-3 years when the MSI warranty runs out! The answer to that question should give you the answer!
Well, to be honest, I was planning on keeping it around for while. I was planning on putting it in a high performance HTPC once I'm done with it. I'm still leaning towards the XFX card, but the MSI Hawk is just so appealing. I just need a little convincing to pull the trigger on the XFX card :3