I'm thinking about upgrading my AMD Athlon X2 4200+ to something better. Currently I'm looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103249 as a decent upgrade, but I'm wondering if I should wait for the AM3 processors to come out, or if it would be better in the long run to get a new mobo and switch over to Intel. Any suggestions? Thanks.
This definately depends on the MoBo that you have. While some of the AM2 boards will work with an AM2+ CPU, there is a large amount that won't and never will. Also, even the AM2 boards that will, won't take full advantage of AM2+ CPU's. I like that CPU... but only in a board made for it. There are some inexpensive AM2+ boards out there that offer a lot of value.
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Thanks for the input. If it makes a difference, my mobo is a Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4.
Your mobo will support a 9850BE X4. That would be the best bet because your mobo should support the 45nm CPUs. But I would say in 1-2 years that would be the time to consider both Intel and AMD and a whole new build.
But for now stick with this mobo and drop a 9850BE into it.