Radeon 6770. XFX or Saphire?

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I have decided on buying the 6670 radeon ddr5 card to replace my dead 9800gt. I can get either for the same price, which comes to $95.00 after mir. Any difference or preference of manufacturers? I know XFX has a life time warranty, but its not like this card will last me more than 3 years. SO which will be better for 2-4 years time? Thanks.
 

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Id say my budget is 140 or less. I have a q9300 quad core cpu (2.50 ghz) with 6gb ddr2 ram. was running a 9800 gt till it died last week. 400 psu.
 

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Im not sure of the brand off hand. Edit+ I checked. Its a "delta electronics" brand. It came with the Gateway FX. It has worked fine so far... But that is one of my concerns. I was told that if it ran my 9800gt, then it should run a 6770 no problems. Can the same be said if I go with a 6850? Also I see there is a XFX 6850 on newegg that is only 135 after mir.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150516

What do you think?
 

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If im reading it right, I think its 16? Looks like there are 2 and it says combined current cant exceed 30...
 
So it can support roughly 300+ watts on the +12/v rail.Which is still enough to power a 6850 and the rest of your rig.Technically you wouldn't really want anything more powerful than a 6850 anyway because it would get bottlenecked by the Core2Quad @ 2.5ghz.