Xfx 6850 vs gigabyte 6870

Hello,
I was planning on making a computer, but im not sure which graphics card i should get, the xfx 6850 or the gigabyte 6870
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  1. XFX has outstanding warranties, however the 6970 is a slightly better card. The gigabyte 6870 windforce has amazing cooling. They are both great choices, but I think the 6870 is the winner here.
  2. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=291

    The HD 6870 will be the better choice if you can afford it. They are usually near each other pricepoints after MIR anyway. Although I have no experience with XFX, I do know they have lifetime warranty BUT I can't say the same for the support you will get when you want to get a replacement [warranty]. The customer service could be non-existence. Gigabyte 6870 does have a triple fan design and that will help with cooling. It is a big graphic card so I hope it fits in your case. I think you should invest in a HD 6870 and then use it until you have enough money to make the leap to Keplar or AMD 7xxx when the time comes.
  3. not the windforce version though
  4. i should show you the specs of my computer im getting first
    Intel core i5 2400
    Asus P8Z68-V
    G.skill ripjaws 8gb 1600mhz
    Coolermaster Storm enforcer case
    Coolermaster GX 750W
    XFX radeon 6850 or Gigabyte 6870 (not windforce)
    Seagate Momentus XT 500gb
  5. if you're going to overclock you should get the 6850 . if a 6850 is overclocked it's only got a difference of about 5 fps to a 6870 overclocked .you can also save some money for the 7000 series.
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