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Good graphics card for bf3 under $200?

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June 8, 2012 2:24:17 AM

I am looking for a good card for good fps on bf3 under $200. Any ideas?
I have a SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active and a amd phenom ii x4 965?
I dont care a ton about brands but if it's a NVIDIA I like evga.
a c 191 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 2:29:45 AM

Get either the 6870 or the GTX560, non Ti version. They should both perform about the same, cost the same, and use the same amount of power. They should all work on your power supply.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 2:31:14 AM

Maxwh2o said:
I am looking for a good card for good fps on bf3 under $200. Any ideas?
I have a SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active and a amd phenom ii x4 965?
I dont care a ton about brands but if it's a NVIDIA I like evga.


for $9 more you can get a gtx 560ti for $209 and overlclock it to gtx 580 levels and bf3 will run on ultra/high settings
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 2:42:53 AM

the 480 really is a beastly card for it's current price...
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June 8, 2012 2:43:03 AM

On new egg on the 10th will the price go upto 300 when the category special ends?
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 2:50:43 AM

vmem said:
the 480 really is a beastly card for it's current price...


The 480 gets really hot although its performance is pretty good!! and it takes a lot of power
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a c 191 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 2:54:12 AM

Lol you're a local sensation recon-uk!

Anyway for the OP, if you are really strict about $200, then a 6870 would be a perfect choice for you.

If you are willing to stretch an extra $9, then the GTX480 would be perfect IF you have a suitable power supply and a suitable cooling system for it, namely a good case with good airflow.

The power supply should be suitable, now that I just looked that its a Seasonic 620W.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 2:59:29 AM

If you don't mind MIR's, Zotac has a 560 ti on newegg for $180 after rebate ($210 before)

good luck!
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a c 191 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:16:25 AM

I'd like to see if the OP has a sufficient case to house something like the 480 though, since it does have a rep for heating up. Aftermarket cooler or not, it still really heats up, and if placed in an HP Pavilion with a Seasonic PSU (worst case scenario) it might not be the brightest PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:24:13 AM

what about 15% between playable and more playable?
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a c 191 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 3:29:51 AM

Just saying, if the OP doesn't have the case for it, it might not be smart, but if he does he might as well.
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a b U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 5:42:56 AM

O.P., you'd be better off spending an additional $30 for an HD 7850. Its only slightly slower than a GTX 480 in BF3 with both at stock (as in 3 or 4 FPS @ 1080p) and can easily OC to GTX 580 levels of performance while using 1/3 the power of a GTX 480. Lets repeat that for emphasis - ONE THIRD THE POWER. You'd make that $30 up in no time in electricity savings while not having that thing belching heat into your case and room.
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June 8, 2012 11:26:17 AM

will the price go up on amazon too?
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a c 91 U Graphics card
June 8, 2012 8:37:35 PM

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Should stay as it is, Amazon do not share stock with newegg.

while that is true, I've noticed people adjusting amazon prices to follow newegg prices. expect a day or two of lag though
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