Thoughts on theEVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 2GB Video Card?

Do you guys think this will be able to get good frame rates while recording bf3 and other demanding games?

it's old, and at that price, the 7850 or 7870 is a better option....

however, recording is really more cpu intensive than gpu intensive

If you're getting an x50 Ti, get the 650 Ti. It usually gets better framerates than the 550 Ti, is smaller, and is based on Kepler instead of Fermi, so it doesn't get as hot, and overclocks easier.