Originally Posted by jadenx2
i'm mainly looking for a gpu with lower fan noise and decent stock cooling, any suggestions?
also, i'd say $500 is my absolute max. i want to get opinions on a 570. how does a 570 compare to crossfire 6870s ?
Your 6870's in crossfire are a very nice combo, and could last you awhile if you could avoid the "upgrade bug." According to benchmarks, your 6870's will outperform a GTX 580 in almost every game (source
). However, if you really want to go single GPU with a quite fan, I would very much recommend the Galaxy GTX 580. It will perform well, and comes with the Arctic Cooling Xtreme Plus II cooler preinstalled. Probably the best cooler on the market right now. Just be warned that it will take up 3 slots. The second best I would say is the Direct CU II 580 by Asus (which also takes up 3 slots...see a trend?).
Direct CU II 580
I would have highly recommended the GTX 580 Lightning by MSI, but if you want a quiet GPU, this is definitely not for you.