7870 or 7850 or nvidia equivalent

I have to choose between a 7850 and H60, a 7870 and a stock intel cooler. Or I could get a gtx 570 with 1.28gb of GDDR5.
I'm getting a 3570k and I will be over clocking. The good thing about the 7850 is I can overclock it to the 7870 frequency. But it is PCI-E 3.0 and my motherboard supports one pci-e 3.0 x16, and one pci-e 3.0 x8. So that means if I get the gtx 570 I can run two in sli if I want, because pci-e 3.0 x8 is equal to Pci-e 2.0 x16 , I think. And unfortunately Gtx 570 can't really be overclocked very well.
So my question is
What is the best setup:
1) Sapphire radeon HD 7850 2gb + corsair H60
2) sapphire radeon hd 7870 2gb + intel stock cooler
3) Asus gtx 570 1.28gb + intel stock cooler

I can give the rest of my setup if you would like to see if there is anywhere else to save money.
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  1. what will your be doing with your system?
  2. Gaming, mostly Battlefield 3, I don't play many other games other than first person shooters. I hate skyrim and games with any kind of magic, so that rules out a lot like guild wars and Diablo etc,
    I also do some video editing, thats why I have the 3570k, but battlefield 3 would be the main thing I've configured my system around.
  3. in that case the 7850 should be enough to play BF3 without any trouble. and if you OC it it will play it even better :) lol.

    (HD6870 or GTX560 can play BF3 NP)
  4. Thanks for the reply. I'm going to go with the 7850.
  5. and the h60 what are you ocing your cpu to 4.5 ghz can be easily reached on the h60 :)
  6. 2fast4thetown_down said:
    and the h60 what are you ocing your cpu to 4.5 ghz can be easily reached on the h60 :)

    Ya 4.5ghz is my stable goal, but the ivy bridge runs 20c hotter than
    your 2500k
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