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.
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.