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Upgrading my graphics card

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June 29, 2012 9:42:47 PM

I am looking to upgrade my system, and I'm not quite sure what graphics card I should get.
I have currently been looking at the gtx 560ti, gtx 570 and gtx 670, but right now the gtx 670 is at the very edge of my budget. I'd like the GPU to play games on high/max settings as long as possible for its price, and I'm not interested in having to upgrade in another 1-2 years. I'm playing games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Arma 2, and will also play Arma 3 when it releases and hopefully put the video options pretty high with a new GPU.

What I have taken a look at:
Asus GeForce GTX 560Ti 2gb PhysX CUDA: $358/£229
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB PhysX: $416/£266
Gainward GeForce GTX 670 2GB PhysX CUDA: $499/£319

I see that the 560Ti actually has 830mhz core speed while the 570 has "only" 750Mhz, though the 570 has done it better on game benchmarks(I don't know much about those numbers).
Also the 570 has this "Ramdac" thing and I have no idea what that is for ;) 

I'm looking for the best card for its money, but as mentioned the 670 is really a bit too expensive, and I imagine it being a bit overpriced as it's new.

My specs:
CPU: Intel Quad Q9550 2.83Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 260 896mb
4gb Ram
Chieftec 650W PSU

If there is any other card or hardware you think I should improve, please give me an advice, but keep it within nvidia and intel ;) 

Help would be much appreciated!
June 29, 2012 9:48:09 PM

Editing wouldn't work, but I got win7 64-bit :p 
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June 29, 2012 9:51:55 PM

You should also state the resolution you're playing at.
June 29, 2012 10:27:57 PM

Playing full HD 1920x1080 on 22,5" monitor
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