For the sake of closure, I ordered a Gigabyte 7870 for the following reasons:
1. Already OC'ed to 1100mhz
2. Cooling system got good reviews (very cool and pretty quiet)
3. Had an 8% discount on Newegg
4. Free shipping
5. Listed as tier 2 by cygone
6. 3 year warranty
The Gigabyte had 10x as many reviews as the ASUS and had 5 eggs. In fact, it had the most reviews.