then why my friend had this issue XFX 7970 when he playing crysis at maxed load his gpu temps going like a hell 89C and his system is water cooled..
and if you read my post correctly where i mention " XFX has (some) heatness issue" not at all.
Ok thanks very much, I will keep your friends experience in mind as I have read about similar things happening.
I am sort of thinking of going with the ASUS one now because I have heard of no problems with theirs. Plus it fits in with my case theme alot better, I just need one more person to confirm that this is a good choice and then I'll go ahead with it.