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Hello. I'm looking to buy the best GFX there is possible at a $300 budget. Cheaper the better. I'm looking to only buy a new GFX to play Battlefield 3 at max setting. High setting is fine also but max setting would be awesome. Please recommend me a GFX if you have one in mind!

CPU - i5-2500k
fatal1ty z68 pro
430W PSU
Stock Cooler
8GB 2133 Gskill series
1tb spinpoint f3

These are my specs! Thank you!
I have to agree with alot of people here. That 430w might not be enough to power a high-end single GPU. I'd suggest getting at least 500-550w before making the choice.
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post #12 of 28
STOP!

You are over looking some key things and just wasting your money on that Motherboard. Just get a ASUS P8P67 and use the funds to get a GOOD PSU and a AFTERMARKET COOLER. Without these two your rig has no point. Your Poor 430W PSU cant handle a Highend Graphics Card, and your CPU wont be overclocking anywhere near its true potential, not that it will bottleneck things, but its a 2500K for christ sake and you are thinking to use a Stock Cooler? Whats the point of the fatal1ty motherboard then?

See, these are the things you should be looking for. After all thats been said and done, I would Get a HD6970 or a GTX570 / GTX580. Hell You could pick up two GTX470's for $300 and be faster than any Single GPU card out there today!
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I am not done building my rig. I already have in plans to get a higher watts PSU and stronger cooler. For now, I just need to pick a GPU and the rest can come later because as of what i need atm, the GPU is the most expensive out of the three. once I'm done, ill be overclocking.
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thank you all for the suggestions. I have to ask though, will this cooler fit 1155? I've heard it can mount on 1155 even though it's not listed on the block compatibility in neweggs. Just need to confirm it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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I'd wait for 7XXX series, less than a month left
     
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post #16 of 28
Scower the open box deals at Newegg... i scored two 6870's for 115 a piece... and the pair beats a 580 and almost a 6990
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thank you all for the suggestions. I have to ask though, will this cooler fit 1155? I've heard it can mount on 1155 even though it's not listed on the block compatibility in neweggs. Just need to confirm it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
Yes it will.
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post #19 of 28
if the PSU 430W,buy 6870 OC~
but i suggest use 500W or higher and 6950 2GB
post #20 of 28
As said above, save up a bit more and go for a 570.
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