just wondering what type of processor i wold need to get the full potential out of my 4850 in games like gta4 and other cpu intensive games i dont want an i7 something cheap i was thinking a e5200 ocd to 3.8/4ghz or mabey a bit less lol!
If tou have a MicroCenter near you you can pick up a Q8200 for 129.99 and I think there is even a rebate on top of that. I have a system with the Q8200 and well it is a decent budget Quad it outperforms all AMD Athlon II quads when overclocked slightly. Most enthusiast hate the chip because it wont overclock astronomically but it will hit 3 ghz with a bump in the FSB and can do it with very minimal voltage increase. Anything higher than that it simply wont do but at 3 ghz it will run your 4850 to its max and plays GTA very nicely.
I would not get this processor however if you cant overclock it.