Although this is my first post, I have been lurking in the forums for some time, reading up on different builds and computer parts. I consider myself a computer novice and have usually been able to find the answer to my question somewhere on the site, until now.
I'm looking to replace my GTX 550 TI due to a recent upgrade of my monitor. Details are listed below.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next week BUDGET RANGE: between $200-350, looking to get something for under $300
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming mostly. I've currently been playing a lot of Diablo 3 but after my recent upgrade to a 2560x1440 monitor, my fps has dropped to below 50. Before the monitor upgrade, I was usually steady around 100 fps. In the future, I'd like to play some more graphic intense games like BF3 and skyrim.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: GTX 550 TI and OCZ 700W power supply, which I recently upgraded from a 460W supply in anticipation of this upgrade.
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 2500k / GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 / EVGA GTX 550 Ti Superclocked / Kingston HyperX 2x 4GB, DDR3-1333MHz PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Amazon, Tigerdirect, or Newegg. If I can pick up something off ebay for $50-100 less used, I will.
PARTS PREFERENCES: Really prefer Nvidia, but will go for something else if it fits my system better
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, really only looking to use one card
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'm using two monitors, an Acer 1600x900 and my new Shimian 2560x1440
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: If you guys think something else needs to be upgraded, let me know. I'm looking to play BF3 with high settings on this budget if possible
I appreciate any and all help you can give me. Thanks.