Hey guys, I am not interested in playing in HD. But I do want to play the latest games, especially the upcoming BF3. If 1280x960 is sufficient for me, do I need good graphics card, or say GT430 will suffice? (with AA and high settings)
At a lower resoultion like 1280x960 the CPU is doing mostly all of the work which is why you can get a leser card.I would suggest sticking with one of 6xxx series cards from AMD or one of the GTX5xx series from Nvidia.BF3 is going to be DX11 and those cards do much better with DX11.I would reccomend going with the GTX560ti or the GTX560.
If you plan on getting a 1080p monitor in the future I suggest not getting anything below the 6870.You can manage a single GPU and max out games for now and then when you upgrade to a 1080p monitor you SLI/Crossfire.Should be able to max them out again,whenever you decide to upgrade.