I would prefer 40-50 fps but will it bottleneck at all? Would I be better off buying something like a 9800
let me tell u something:
EVERY PROCESSOR AND GPU IN THIS WORL IS A BOTTLENECK to the other.
if u replace an i5 with an i7 and an i7 with an i7 extreme exdition overclocked.
u will get higher FPS with each replacement, it wont be huge, but it WILL be there.
Thats what u consider a bottleneck right??
so if an i5(considered as best gaming processors today) can be a bottleneck, your processor will be too.
If u want a simple understanding, think of it this way, your FPS in games like an average between you CPU and GPU
with in most games GPU being a LOT more important than CPU.
So...... yes your processor will be a bottleneck too, but to the point that it will stop u from enjoying gaming??
and lets say u get a 650 ti and after 2-3 years u have to lower the setting a little bit. Is it really THAT bad??
and also.....dont u dare buy a 9800 !!!
go with 650 ti its the best 150 sub card at this time.