Thank you for all the opinions. I just upgraded to a Corsair H60 with 2 Cougar Fans but haven't overclocked yet, I was able to get to 3.6 on air cooling with slight voltage mod, but haven't overclocked yet with the closed system water cooling. But what annoys me the most is not the micro stuttering, it's that my average FPS in some games isn't as high with CF as it is in Single card mode, which I realize is mainly just an issue of bad optimization (like Darksiders which is just a port from console unfortunately).
As for my budget, if I can sell both my 6870 for like 280 total then I can go for a card around 350$, what would you guys recommend then?
Keep in mind, I'm going to get a 120hz monitor in a month (as a birthday present) and want to try to get more then 60 FPS if possible on most games (not Crysis obviously, you know what I mean).
Again thanks in advance