CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: currently on intel hd 3000, PS = XFX Pro550w
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Antec 300 illusion black
Asrock extreme3 gen3
i5 2500k @3.3
CM hyper212 evo
8gb 1600 corsair @1333
WD caviar blue
Acer @ 1080p
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: Reliable parts that last.
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need to have better than stock cooling; Planning on playing BF3, Skyrim, Batman Arkham City, Diablo3, Dota2, Hopefully last great on games at least till 2013 Q1. I need to run in 1920x1080 in high or better settings. I'd like to spend between $150-$250, depending on value for buck is where I'd draw the line. Much help appreciated especially from people running skyrim, batman, and BF3 currently. Minimum wage job with no bills, but I like women so I don't wanna waste my money either.
PS: I read "best videocard for your bucks", so I'm stuck between 6870/560 or 6950/560ti, or.. is it worth waiting for a new generation to come out for price drops and what not. Not sure when that is going to happen though.
If you can wait ; wait.
If not ; the 6950 for 199 bucks is great price/value imo.
Don't have the card but know enough from it to know it's a great card. ( i like nvidea better myself so it's not a amd "fanboy" thing )