ASUS HD 7970 Direct CU II Alternatives?

So apparently the DirectCU II is insanely popular, since it's always out of stock. But because it's always out of stock, I don't want to order it. I'd like something with similar performance at a similar price. Any suggestions?

It's out of stock and it will remain this way because the next gen of video cards has been released. Get the Asus DCII 280x, it's a bit faster than the 7970 and I believe it is cheaper or around the same price.

I got faster shipping and it turned out to be cheaper. Thanks, I just ordered one. :)