Originally Posted by Killer_Rubber_Ducky
well, I have a budget of ~300 to work with. Suggestions? I looked on the FS threads but havent found anything in my price bracket.
Your need is a perfect example of how wrong the current state of GPU market is right now.
The only card worth purchasing under 300$ right now is the 7850 but it's a card that offers less that 10% performance increase above last year's same price cards. If you want a reasonable jump in performance you have to go at the 400$ mark. The 670 is the best card to buy right now and in this generation. If you can afford then go for it. If you can squeeze a few dollars more there are 7870 at 320$ after rebates. That card overclocked can get you well above the 40FPS mark with ULTRA preset but you can set only 2MSAA and push more.