Advise on graphics card upgrade

It's time to upgrade my old graphics card but I can't decide what new one to buy.

My current system:

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E6300 (2,8Ghz)
4GB Corsair Twinx Memory
MSI N9600GT 512MB

Games I play the most at the moment are:

Battlefield Bad Company 2
EVE Online
Mass Effect 2
Sacred 2
UT 3

I have been looking at replacing it with the following cards:

Nvidia GTX260
Nvidia GTX275
Ati Radeon 5770
Ati Radeon 5830

I just wonder if putting something like the 5830 or GTX275 has any use or will the games be bottlenecked by the CPU.
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  1. What resolution do you play at ?
    Between them,HD 5830 performs the best
  2. I'm playing games at 1680x1050 on a 22" widescreen lcd monitor (Acer P221W)
  3. An HD5770 will work fine at 1680x1050. I wouldn't trust an HD5850 to an E6300 unless you can OC it a bit.
  4. +1 for HD5770.
  5. For that resolution,a HD 5770 suffices and can play games well
  6. 1 more vote for HD5770
  7. I take it it would have to be the 1gb edition
  8. Yes that would be recommended for your resolution, it will help with AA and AF.
  9. 1GB vs 512MB won't make a noticeable difference but if the price difference isn't much go for 1GB :)
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