Dell AMD 780G AM2+ system
Althlon II X3 435 (2.9 GHz triple-core) AM3 CPU
6 GB DDR2-800
Antec 650-watt PSU
Radeon HD 5770
(3) 1440x900 LCDs in Eyefinity
For the most part I'm very happy with this setup. My goal is to increase FPS in games such as BF3... to get to 30fps or better at medium settings. Now, it hovers in the 20s. Alan Wake chokes on anything but Low settings (but Low is surprisingly smooth, and not much worse looking).
I think my budget can support a $150 video card upgrade, which puts me at a 6870.
Is it worth it? Tom's always talks about balancing your GPU & CPU. Will I hit a CPU bottleneck, or is it still a decent matchup?