Well i see someone brought up the intel > AMD already, heh. Currently the ram i have is 2x 2G(4GB total), some times i see the 4GB's really getting pushed. I thought the idea of going to 8-12GB would be good for future purpose.
The intel CPU that is brought up don't seem bad, well 2core vs. 4core AMD.
The HD5570 Was bought for it's slim design mostly, as the 250$ rig i bought was a small case. I wanted something to get by really.
Anyways would it be better to just aim for a new GPU/MB now, and overclock the athlon x2 220, Or go for a amd 4core/Intel 2core CPU. The idea of intel is nice but will a 2core intel really out perform a 4core AMD overclocked? The newer intel's are just so expensive.
Most games i run on the current set run good considering. BF3 almost ultra settings, Dirt3 ultra, FFXIV Max, Boarderlands2 Ultra, Farcry 3 High. Good as in no jerky frames and no problems really.
I'm just looking to upgrade really as some times when im multi-tasking it seems to bog down some. I like to keep it future proof some anyways, having the option of upgrading this or that is nice to consider.
I'm more of a MMORPG person really, but i also like to try new games here and there.
Thanks for all the reply's so far, any information i can get regarding this is most welcomed^^
It's not Intel greater than AMD here. Actually, I'd rather have a good overclocked Phenom II x4 in a lot situations - but not all, and not by much. The Pentium's advantage is that it's quite a bit cheaper - $70-$80 cheaper when you take into account motherboard and aftermarket cooler (buying used may improve that). So actually kind of the opposite as normal, lol. If you have 2x2gb than that's even better, as no need to upgrade RAM at the same time you do a CPU upgrade.
I wouldn't get a new GPU+MB right now. Get the MB when you get the CPU. Also, I would NOT overclock without getting a new power supply.
P.S. The Pentium dual-core will out-perform an overclocked Phenom II x4 in games that are CPU-dependent and cannot use more than 2 cores. Example: SC2 & Skyrim. They will perform the same where CPU doesn't really matter (most shooters). The Phenom II x4 (overclocked) will perform better in games that are CPU-dependent and can use more than 2 cores. Example: BF3 multiplayer (single player goes in the middle CPu doesn't matter category) & Guild Wars II.
If you don't care as much about graphics (presumably you have a small resolution), and more about multi-tasking, then upgrading CPU & RAM will be more beneficial.