Best GPU for under $350

Alright, so I plan on getting a new graphics card soon, just want to know. What would be the best graphics card to get thats under $350. I would like to stay with NVIDIA (or companys that build of the NVIDIA like MSI 660ti)

I really dont want to go over $350 I mean maybe like $10 but thats it.

I will be playing many different games I would like to play at MAX settings. My screen is 1920x1080 HD screen so its only wise to get a graphics card that can support HDMI.

Games I play (Just to name a few)

Skyrim
Arma2/OA
GTA 4 (graphics enhancer)
Planetside 2
and many others.

Specs


Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

RAM
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24) (will be upgrading this soon don't worry)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 (LGA1155)

Graphics

IPS235 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB GeForce GTX 560 Ti (nVidia)
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127675

    330 after rebate

    IMO for a single card the X70s are the way to go. If you want to SLI later on get a 660 ti.
  2. GIGABYTE GV-N670WF2-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125438

    $370 after rebate.

    Next step:

    GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

    $310 after rebate.
  3. I would go with the ATI 7950 like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414 and then overclock it. You could probably get it up to 980 MHz. OR take the GTX 660ti like this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130837. You really can't go wrong with any of these. The 660ti is plenty powerful and with overclock you get performance like the 670 at stock
  4. $369.99 after rebate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685
    MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/56546-msi-gtx-670-power-edition-oc-review-20.html (670 PE OC)
  5. I mean would the 660TI be a good card. I would probably go to best buy and get it as its only $15 more and I don't have to deal with it if it comes dead as I can just run it back.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/EVGA+-+GeForce+GTX+660+Ti+2GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+3.0+Graphics+Card/6819757.p?id=1218808240487&skuId=6819757&st=660ti&cp=1&lp=4

    Also on a spare note, what would be some really good and fast RAM for my motherboard?

    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68-V PRO GEN3
  6. Darkangel903 said:
    I mean would the 660TI be a good card. I would probably go to best buy and get it as its only $15 more and I don't have to deal with it if it comes dead as I can just run it back.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/EVGA+-+GeForce+GTX+660+Ti+2GB+GDDR5+PCI+Express+3.0+Graphics+Card/6819757.p?id=1218808240487&skuId=6819757&st=660ti&cp=1&lp=4
    I would not buy the 660 ti but it's not a horrible choice
  7. bigcyco1 said:
    I would not buy the 660 ti but it's not a horrible choice


    So what do you recommend because I really don't want to go over $350...
  8. Darkangel903 said:
    So what do you recommend because I really don't want to go over $350...
    If your cool with a amd card Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003 if not spend more and get a 670
  9. bigcyco1 said:
    If your cool with a amd card Sapphire's HD 7950 Vapor-X comes with a large dual-fan cooler that uses the company's famous vapor-chamber technology. On the Vapor-X you will also find a "Lethal Boost" button which switches to a second BIOS with higher clock speeds. With this BIOS, clocks are increased to 950 MHz GPU and 1250 MHz memory.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003 if not spend more and get a 670

    Really only want to stay with the geforce GTX series
  10. Darkangel903 said:
    Really only want to stay with the geforce GTX series
    Well hey this is your choice not mine but i would go for this card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685 it cost more then $350 i won't recommend a 660 ti maybe others will ;)
  11. If you're really hellbent on staying with nVidia then the MSI N670 PE bigcyo mentioned is really good. Are you sure there's no way to convince you to play for the red team? The 7950 is really really good lol. :)
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