I'm not a huge fan of Nvidia products just AMDs please don't request me getting one. Here's my screenshot of the products on Newegg, all I want to know if this is a good rig to run new popular high end games in the market like Battlefield 3.
I highly sugest retiring the athlon series from this current point. OP, if i were in your position. I would forgo even having a dedicated GPU at the moment. invest in a FM2 Mother board and the latest trinity APU. I will bluntly tell you right now that the APU is on the same performance tier as the gpu above, and the CPU is pretty nifty.
though tbh, at such a barebone budget level, prebuilt will be the best course of action
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nvoN 387.14 US This is a trinity build, the higher mem speeds will dramatically improve gaming performance because of the way the trinity architecture works. Also what is your screen res?