New graphics card for my computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the month

BUDGET RANGE: Between $200-300

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, videos, want to play games like BF3 on higher settings

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: None, Thermaltake TR2 600w

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5-2500k, Gigabyte Z68-UD3H-B3 GEN 3 BOARD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Microcenter, in the U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just want the best card for the money
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  1. Well the gtx570 and HD7850 are pretty evenly matched but the gtx570 is better at BF3.

    Try something like this:
    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130622

    I would try to go for a dual fan model like this one though:
    MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582
  2. $320 gets you a 7870. I'd go for that if you feel like you can afford it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
  3. But for the $50 extra it doesn't give you much of an advantage in BF3 which is the only game the OP mentioned playing:

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518&i=397.400.398.401.457.456.426.407.409.413.412.414.415.416.417.418.419.420.421
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  5. flamenader said:
    bump

    You were given the two best options for under $300, the HD7850 and gtx570. What other information do you want?
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