Hn, yes it would seem 570s are my best bet. I love EVGA's warranty and step up programs but I have to agree that most of the cards I owned from them were not particularly good clockers... And yes, I am planning to overclock the cards as far as the air coolers will allow. No, I don't want to buy any aftermarket cooling and no, water cooling is my last resort. So what brand would you guys suggest then?
I tend to stay away from Zotac cards, because all of their products on Newegg seem to be just slightly overpriced compared to competition.
EVGA cards like I said, I don't think they're binned very well and I've heard their 570s VRMs are badbadbad?
Gigabyte and MSI seem to be... similar? I really like MSI's coolers but it seems like gigabyte cards all clock so well... Maybe it's because their SuperOC series cooler is like... on every single one of their cards. You know, that signature triple fan cooler with a heatsink.
So, bottom line. I decided on 570s, Id love to hear some suggestions on which particular vendor and specific card to go for. Yes, I am budget conscious so the cheaper the better.
EDIT: Oh and thanks for the responses guys, I love getting replies