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What's a good GPU for gaming? Planning to play BF3 (Battlefield 3) CS:S, Sims 3/Medieval, And some upcoming game to PC.

Limit: $300 with a PSU upgrade (I need to upgrade PSU also.)

Mainly looking for AMD/ATI. But Nvidia is fine. Prefer a GPU with PSU combo.

Thanks!
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What's a good GPU for gaming? Planning to play BF3 (Battlefield 3) CS:S, Sims 3/Medieval, And some upcoming game to PC.

Limit: $300 with a PSU upgrade (I need to upgrade PSU also.)

Mainly looking for AMD/ATI. But Nvidia is fine. Prefer a GPU with PSU combo.

Thanks!
I would say an HD 6950 and unlock it, but that leaves only 30$ for a PSU, any chance you can bump the budget up to 320$?
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http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellS...030-_-05082011
PSU - 40$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161368
GFX - 260$
Shipping is like 10$, actually 7.50 so if you can spens 307.50$ ull be all set.
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This would be a great combo.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.643042

$40 in MIR also, right around your budget.
    
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What's a good GPU for gaming? Planning to play BF3 (Battlefield 3) CS:S, Sims 3/Medieval, And some upcoming game to PC.

Limit: $300 with a PSU upgrade (I need to upgrade PSU also.)

Mainly looking for AMD/ATI. But Nvidia is fine. Prefer a GPU with PSU combo.

Thanks!

PSU: Seasonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified : $76.99 on Newegg


GPU: SAPPHIRE 100312-1GSR Radeon HD 6950 1GB: $242.99, $222.99 after mail-in rebate card, on Newegg

Total: $76.99 + 222.99 (after mail in rebate) = $299,98
 
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