I plan on getting both this gpu and cpu on my new budget gaming pc. Will this cpu bottleneck the gpu?. I've also heard that its possible to unlock the 4th core in the cpu which would improve it a little
do you already have a motherboard and how much are you paying for the AMD Athlon? generally the intel sandybridge chips (even the really cheap ones) are better for gaming.
as for bottleneck, there might be a little bit, but probably not much. nothing I would worry about