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$600 for a gfx card or a whole build? If for a whole build, the 6950 is very good for price and can almost max bf3 at 1080p
Just for the GPU. I know its more than enough, and was hoping not to spend it all haha.
    
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Msi gtx 580 lightning
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2 Sapphire Toxic 6950's.
 
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Spend the extra money and get a 580 if you are planning to overclock the card though, the 570's have had some VRM troubles in the past (I don't know what the current situation is though).
Only the reference models.
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I would go with GTX580, but weigh up what you feel comfortable with, (Have a preference amd or nividia)

From what I have heard BF3 on max is using 1.6GB of Vram at 1080P
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Spend the extra money and get a 580 if you are planning to overclock the card though, the 570's have had some VRM troubles in the past (I don't know what the current situation is though).
They have been excellent for quite some time, I'm guessing here, but they probably started adding better VRMs and more of them.

OP,
Toxic 6950 2gb's x2 sounds good.
So does a Lightning Xtreme.
A GTX 570 TFIII would suffice pretty well too.
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Spend $300 right now on 2 HD 6870s in crossfire. It throws future proofing out the window, but you get a lot of performance for cheap. There's no single card setup with this much performance for $300 or even near it. The closest is like $400 more. You can pretty much just save that spare $300 and stockpile it for the future for a new video card upgrade.

A GTX 570 in SLI would cost a min of $600 (twice as much) for 14 fps more: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...0-sli-review/6

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...firex-review/7

For performance comparison:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-590-review/18

The top two cards run for at least $700+.
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Your best option boils down to three choices with your nice budget limit.

1. & 2. (In no order) Two GTX 560Ti 2GB or AMD 6950 2GB.

Whether heavily over clocked or unlocked slightly over clocked - compare nicley for the most bang under $600. Best performance option in your budget. The 2GB VRAM will carry you into the next few years.

3. One GTX 580 3GB/1.5GB now, open door for one later. Very powerful single card solution with option of SLI of two even more powerful card combo down the road. Just less performance up front. That's why option 1 & 2 above first.

Very over clockable, great performance for gaming in ULTRA 4xMSAA on BF 60 FPS avg for me. Single monitor under 1920x1200 resolution will do great with 1.5GB VRAM. The 3GB VRAM will also carry you and in SLI for the next few years even more so.

It's really your call. Depending on your needs. Noticed your new....Welcome to OCN!
     
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