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Don't buy that now. To only upgrade really soon. For the price of 2x460's he could upgrade his mon and CPU.
But for the price of 2x460's he couldn't get a new mobo, ram, cpu, and graphics that are really worth the upgrade? Unless I'm wrong and you wish to suggest something?
I mean 2x460 is only $400. He would need a new mobo and he would prob go to AM3 then a cpu and from ddr2 to ddr3 ram, and after all of that he would still need a better graphics solution.
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It really depends on what your friends motherboard is. With the right mobo he could just grab something like a 955 (they can be had pretty cheap with the upcoming release of BD) and then just grab 1 460 for now and sli down the road, or pick up a more powerful single gpu solution with his money, something like a 560
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It really depends on what your friends motherboard is. With the right mobo he could just grab something like a 955 (they can be had pretty cheap with the upcoming release of BD) and then just grab 1 460 for now and sli down the road, or pick up a more powerful single gpu solution with his money, something like a 560
He has an AM2 mobo though. That's a problem. Means if he really wants to upgrade his cpu by enough he needs AM3. Costing him a mobo and cpu right there, then put on ddr3 because his AM2 socket uses DDR2 so add the cost of RAM. Then he needs to buy a graphics card.
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Some am2 motherboard accept am3 CPU.
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But for the price of 2x460's he couldn't get a new mobo, ram, cpu, and graphics that are really worth the upgrade? Unless I'm wrong and you wish to suggest something?
I mean 2x460 is only $400. He would need a new mobo and he would prob go to AM3 then a cpu and from ddr2 to ddr3 ram, and after all of that he would still need a better graphics solution.
No he couldn't.

However he could get a new motherboard/CPU and ram. He then has to save for a new graphics solution.

You can't have everything... Its either keep the out dated CPU and motherboard and the 5670 or a new board and a phenom chip.

It's up to you, but the logical thing to do would be to be patient and wait and get the new board/CPU and Gpu.
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I'd say find out exactly what motherboard it is if you can, then we'll know if its one of the am2 that accept am3 processors. If not though, I really wouldn't recommend pursuing a gpu upgrade as he's only going to be bottlenecking it hardcore. I'm in sort of the same boat, I've got a 64x2 5600+ and it bottlenecks my 250gts. In BC2 @ 1080, I'm sitting at 40% gpu usage. Can't wait to build my new rig in a month or so.
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While were on the topic of AM processors and bottlenecking... 64x2 5000+ and a 9800GTX+ bottlenecking?
    
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While were on the topic of AM processors and bottlenecking... 64x2 5000+ and a 9800GTX+ bottlenecking?

Most definitely, the 9800gtx is essentially the same as a 250, and in games that are cpu intensive I see a large bottleneck, I'd imagine you're worse off
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Oh joyful. Good thing my i5 to complete my sig rig comes next week =)
    
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Very nice, I'm probably going to be ordering a similar setup here within a few weeks, I just wish intel motherboards were a little bit cheaper
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