I have a fresh from RMA XFX 7870. It should have Lifetime warranty since it inherited warranty from a 6950. I can put a block on it unless I go with a universal, not gonna happen. I want to get $190 Shipped on it.
Well, I scored an XFX BE OC version on ebay. $300 for the card and an EK block + backplate on. Great deal, now gonna grab a 7950 with 7970 PCB to replace the 7870 and then my fiances rig will be fixed (again). All for a measly $50 hahaha She ended up going from a 6950 unlocked to (a new) 7870 to a 7950 with a block for all of $50. Not bad at all IMO. Its also way overkill.