Are OC'd 7870's worth the extra $50-$60 or should I just get a regular 7870 and OC it myself? I've never OC'd a card myself but everyone will say it's easy so that's not necessarily my question. The OC'd cards come with better cooling/components but is that worth the extra $? If I got a normal 7870, would it really be at that much of a disadvantage or have less longevity as the better built cards?
As you can see from these 2 excellent OCed GPUs, they are not necessarily more expensive than the non OCed ones (maybe $10). So my opinion is that they have good and even better value than the stock-clocked ones.