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Hey everyone,

I am pretty new to the world of building computers, but have recently decided to build a machine of my own for the sole purpose of playing Battlefield 3. Every computer I have ever owned before now has been pre-built through companies such as Dell. That being said, the whole concept of building one is fairly new to me, but I have read enough to put together what I think will be a half decent machine. What I am having troubles with is deciding on a graphics card that will be a good fit for my system, and allow me to play Battlefield 3 on max settings if possible. My budget for the GPU is no more than $250, but I would prefer to keep it around $200 for sure. Here is my system, minus the graphics card:

Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 Unlocked Processor

Sony Optiarc 24X DVDRW SATA OEM

Corsair XMS3 4GB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz x 2 (8 gigs total)

Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case

Seagate ST1000DL002 Barracuda® Green Hard Drive - 1TB, SATA 3G, 5900 RPM, 32MB

COOLMAX CL-700B ATX12V/v2.2/Core

So, there it is. Not a high end system by any means, but I am hoping with a GPU added to this, I can do Battlefield 3 justice. Any suggestions on a GPU? Thanks a bunch for your help.
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Well...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523 <XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604 < EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Stretching the budget but... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102951 < SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Edited by AMDrocks - 8/16/11 at 3:14pm
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 500GB, 1x 1TB external Windows 7 Ultimate Deep Blue 32bit 1x Asus VE248H 24" Monitor Tt eSPORTS Challenger Gaming Keyboard 
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Thermaltake 550w Aero Cool Syclone II Logitech MX518 1800DPI Red Mousepad 
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Those cards all look good.

What about this one?

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=A271-6872
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