This is my first build and after allot of discussion mainly on this site I have been told to go with the 7870Le from power color. It will be paired with an AMD 8350 and a Gigabyte 990fx mobo. So my question is since everywhere seems to be sold out (which makes me think it has to be a good card) should I wait a few days and spend the extra money for the 7870Le or just get something like a sapphire 7870GHz edition that comes OC'd? Also there are a few cards I noticed with a much higher stream processor count but lower core clock, for example:
Honestly, the Tahiti LE 7870 outperforms all regular Pitcairn 7870s in games and benchmarking, but those MSI and Sapphire cards look like they have far superior cooling, which makes for better OC. I don't know if a strong OC might make up for the performance difference.
The prices are about the same but I think Sapphire is always a bit more expensive. I would say go for the Twin Frozr.