Cheapest 7850 at 155, okay cooler but there are better ones (Twin Frozr, Windforce, Double D etc)
Good deal compared to the 650ti even without the game since better performance > free game
At only $20 more it beats out the 650ti in price/perf and fits your budget. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would suggest grabbing either a 7850 1gb or 2gb (get 2gb since planning to go 1080p, will help in some games) when those go on sale. They will probably be better value than the 650ti.
I would suggest the 7850 2GB if you want to max out BF3 1080p. The 1GB cards will only handle high texture before running out of vram I believe.
Not quite sure if the 2gb of VRAM on the 7770 is worth it since it may be bottlenecked by the 128bit bus (7860 has 256bit bus)
Yep, I would focus on getting a 7850 2GB if 1080p ultra is your goal.
The 7850 2GB prototype posted up is a good one with a good cooler. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=69494 This card here actually was on sale for 159 on Black Friday =P
Yeha the 7770 2GB is a gimick for gaming since it will mostly be bandwidth limited, you can tell by the 650ti dropping off in fps even with 2GB vram and stronger core, it falls to 7770 levels at higher resolutions.
Alright I'm getting $40 bucks for Christmas So I prob go with some thing a bit higher in get a After mark cooler for my fx4100 Right now I can play bf3 on Medium settings I just want a little bit higher kick so I wont lag every so often I just hope my power sup is enough power if not Ill have to buy a 600 wat in February I end up salling this card I have for $25 $30 to a sob noob out there