Hello, I was wondering what graphics card I could use, and fully utilize, with an AMD Anthlon X2 245. I currently have a Gt520 and a 480w psu (Recently died and looking to replace with a higher wattage psu). I also currently have 8gb of DDr3 Ram. Is it worth it to upgrade the processor and then buy a larger graphics card, or can I get decent performance with another graphics card with this processor without bottlenecking?
Depends on what kind of games your looking to run. Things like GTA SA, L4D2, FS2004, COD (any), won't really be limited by that CPU. I've got a Phenom II X4 @ 3.6ghz and most games of that age/style don't need much more than two cores and are usually using 80-90% of my GTX480.
As for things like BC2 or BF3 or GTA IV, my CPU and GPU are pretty much maxed and matched for their relative limitations.
I'm not looking to do any hard core gaming, but the occasional game I come across i'd like to at least play with reasonable fps in 1080p. The Gtx460 looks reasonable and within the price range I was looking at.