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Graphic Card for Battlefield 3?

So lately with all of these new games, I figured that sooner or later, I'll need a gaming PC. The games I'll be wanting to play will be like Battlefield 3, Skyrim. Being a first time builder, I want to know what graphics card I should get so that I can play BF3 on high settings, I really don't need ultra. I'm on a budget, so I would prefer if it was under $150. Thanks a bunch!
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  1. Thanks for the feedback! My monitor is 1920 x 1080.
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    Then, I would save up a bit more and go for an HD 6870 or GTX 560... or better. The HD 6850/GTX 460 will do OK, but you will have to back off on some of the settings to achieve good frame rates: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  3. At 1080p, I'd suggest a HD 6870 or a GTX560, like clutchc listed above.
    HD 6870 for $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
    GTX560 for $150 (after rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127592
    I'm quite sure either of them should be enough to max out Skyrim, but not too sure on BF3. You might as well will have to turn off AA.
  4. Ok, thanks for the feedback! I decided that I would just save up and get the HD 6870.
  5. While you save up, you may be interested in reading a very in-depth review of graphic cards specifically for BF3 as done by the folks at Tom's:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063.html
  6. Radecut said:
    Ok, thanks for the feedback! I decided that I would just save up and get the HD 6870.

    Good luck. :)
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