APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: $200 or less
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, specifically BF: Bad Company 2, Deux Ex: Human Revolution, and Battlefield 3 (when it comes out)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Evga Geforce 8800GT and PC Power and Cooling 610w psu
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Intel Core 2 Duo 3ghz, mobo is Gigabyte GA-P35, pci-e (1.1, i think, but should support a 2.0 card), with 4gb ram installed
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm looking for a nice upgrade from my current card that won't be too much card for my current PC. I will be using it mostly to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3. I had my eye on the GTX 460 1g or the HD 6850.
Note: The Radeon 6870 outperforms the GTX 470 ad GTX 560 and is $20 cheaper. If you don't like going with Radeon cards then option 2 or 3 would be perfect with you. In my opinion the Radeon 6870 would be the "best bang for buck".