Ever since I have acquired SC2, I have sedired to play it on high settings or ultra settings with little to no major framerate drops. My current video card, the ATI 5670 does decent on a mix between high and medium, however online play suffers, even on low settings at times. I am playing at a monitor resolution of 1440x900 (19 inch screen).
I am considering a GTX 460, in particular This one
I am willing to spend up to $200. Any other video card suggestions are welcome.
I am leaning towards a nvidia video card as opposed to an ATI/AMD video card. This is because SC2 has been reported to have better driver support for nvidia cards. Also, SC2supports AA for nvidia only, and a little eye candy never hurt.
My additional specs are in my signature, as well as, listed below.
Antec Three Hundred Illusion
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
HIS Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) IceQ 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz
A-DATA2 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin
Corsair 650HX 650W ATX 12V v2.2
MSI 785GM-P45 AM3 785G mATX Motherboard
ZALMAN 9700 110mm LED