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So I'm not planning a full system upgrade anytime soon but im wondering if a new GPU would be worth it given my current CPU. I'm concerned with it's performance in games like Bad company 2 and BF3. Should I upgrade my CPU and mobo first?

Or do you guys think a GTX460 would do any good in performance if my e8500 is a bottleneck?

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Gtx 460 would be good imo, go for it. You should get way better fps, and dx11
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SeanWebster is right, the gpu would definitely help alot more. Probably best to get the 460 now and somewhere down the road go for a new processor.
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