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Well, system is crap, need something for better fps in games.. I currently have a Celeron E3200 @ 3.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2 800, and a GT 220. I was thinking of a Radeon 5770. Do you guys think i could get a 460 1gb without my cpu being a bottleneck?
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Will depend on the game, a 460 is fine. Not as if they are very expensive anymore. Especially if open box or used
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Well, system is crap, need something for better fps in games.. I currently have a Celeron E3200 @ 3.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2 800, and a GT 220. I was thinking of a Radeon 5770. Do you guys think i could get a 460 1gb without my cpu being a bottleneck?
A 460 1gb will still be bottlenecked, but you'll get a huge increase in FPS.

I'd get the card.
    
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I ran a GTX 570 just fine off of an E7500 dual core with a mild OC, you should be able to run a midrange card decently well. A GTX 460 should do the trick and they are dirt cheap these days.
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I second an open box 460, make sure you get the 1gb version. You should be able to find one for 100-120 USD.
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Yeah, I'd go for a 460. Its waaaay better and even if you upgrade for future use, you'll still be able to use it.
   
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I would factor in 2gb more ram as well. 2gb is going to slow you down in some of the newer games.
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go the amd 6850/ gtx460 1gb road, cant go wrong
    
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