I want to get back into PC gaming and play all the cheap games I've got in steam sales over the years. My last PC was built in 2008, and croaked in 2011. I haven't really played PC games since except those that will run on my iMac and it's poor 512MB Radeon M7700HD(?)
I don't have a preference between A MD or Nvidia. And I don't need games to run more than 1080p60 on one single monitor. PPhysX ain't necessary. But most of all, I'm not a fan of the most intensive CPU or GPU games (Metro 2033, Starcraft, Crysis). Most of the games I want to play came out years ago and were console ports, so they don't need a top of the line card.
My 2008 build had a 8800GT geforce, which was the value but good card of its day. It ran most of the big games of that Era (Bioshock, Call of Duty 4) fine, but struggled with poorly optimized (GTA4) or CPU intensive games (Crysis, RTS) because I didn't have a great CPU or memory.
A few years ago, I heard the 560ti card was introduced to be that kind of band for buck card.
What's the closest thing to an 8800GT today? Could a card under $200 handle Skyrim, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Borderlands 2, and Bioshock Infinite in 1080p60 with decent (high) settings?