i've been looking at a pair of msi gtx 770 to run 3 24" monitors at 60-80+ fps on games like bf3, crysis 3, skyrim, minecraft, etc., i was wondering if there was a better video card or cards that can do the same for $600-$800?
For the $800 you might as well go for them. I have a SLI GTX 670 but two of them would put you back only maybe $50 less so not really worth it now. That said a GTX 670 SLI can do what you want. I have them running 3 Asus 27" monitors in a Surround setup as well as two Crossfire setup's on my other two rigs.