I am currently running with a core i5- 2400 and a gtx 550. I'm looking to upgrade my card to a mid to high range gpu. Is this cpu suitable for something like a Radeon 7870? If not what do you guys recommend?
I'd personally say wait until we have more info about the new AMD GPUs, but most graphics cards will not be bottlenecked by your CPU.
I would look out for great deals on a 7950/7970, or a GTX 760/770 however, with the release of AMD's new GPU's.