It has almost been a year and I'm looking forward to upgrading it later this summer. I'll be willing to spend about $300 - $500 dollars. I've had different opinions on the situation, some saying I should make the full switch to intel because it's better and will open the possibilities of upgrading again. Others have said that I should stick with amd since I already have it and have some heavy upgrades on ram, my video card, and maybe even add an ssd.
What specific parts should I get? Intel seems like a fine upgrade to me but will it be better than keeping what I have now and upgrading some other areas? Thank's!
You won't need an aftermarket heatsink unless you plan to do some serious overclocking - the stock one that comes with the processor is more than good enough for stock speeds and some intermediate overclocking.
And a RAM upgrade would be a good idea if you can afford it, but 4gb is enough for the time being, if you want afford it yet.