Ordered an XPS 8300, Out of the loop on video cards

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What video card should I get? I haven't been keeping up on processors or video cards since ATI Radeon 9800XT was THE card to get.

I'm looking to dive in to gaming again. Recently been on a Macbook Pro.

I own a few games already (older):
- Starcraft 2
- Diablo 2/LOD
- Lego World Online (or something, it's my son's game)
- A few shooters, etc.


Planning on getting a few new games though.
-SkyRim
- Dungeon Siege III
- Battle Field 3

I want no issues with ghosting, I want to run everything on ULTRA HIGH 1680x1200.

I have about $200.

Now, I know I am contradicting myself here. Price cap with requirements of Ultra High, but I want the best for the money. I'm willing to spend more if the performance boost is worth the delta.
 

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I say AMD cos you can run 3 to 6 screens off of one card. nVidia limit you to 2 per card :/
 

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Thanks, I'm going to look in to all these suggestions. Man, it's been a while! I forgot about NewEgg entirely!
 

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Check the Tom's Hardware site Charts section for comparative benchmark results. As always with Tom's, look at the pcitures (charts) and ignore their recomendations.
 

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