System comparison and is it a worthy upgrade?
Intel P4 3.2ghz
2gig DDR2 pc2-5300 RAM
ATI Raedon 9250 128mb
It's a Dell, not sure on mobo, onboard sound...if that matters
Get's pretty loud when thing's get intense(gaming, video editting/converting)
Looking to Buy:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2ghz 800fsb
Intel D945gcl Lga775 1066fsb Mobo
2 gig pc2-6400 ddr2 800mhz ram
Nvidia GeForce 8500GT
I think there's also a AMD equivalent(pricewise) but the speed of the models on AMD's confuse me. I believe it's a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200, "A13g+ Geforce 6100" motherboard. The rest is pretty much the same.
The above setup is basically what I can afford for the moment, reason I'm getting that particular mobo is because it's "included" in the deal. The other option I have for a mobo is "Asus P5vd2-Vm Se" for an extra $20 I believe.
Anyways, I play WoW, some FPS's, watch movies, and convert videos. With my current setup, and what im "looking to buy", would it be a worthy upgrade to satisfy my needs? Would there be a significant improvement in performance? Or just a small boost for what I do? If it'll be a big improvement, AMD? Or Intel?
I kinda want to get a new PC very soon but if it's just a small boost, I'd rather just blow my money on extra xmas gifts. Thanks for your help and opinions.