Upgrading from 8800GT. Best bang for buck.

Hello,

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

OVERCLOCKING: no
CROSSFIRE: No

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.

Thx in advance for replies.
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  1. 1. Radeon 6870 1GB
    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-HD687AZNFC/dp/B0047ZH7GE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1314071400&sr=1-2

    2. GTX 470 1280MB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125351

    3. GTX 560 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363

    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".
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