If I only have enough for 1 upgrade which would be better for gaming and overall performance given the following scenario:
Current CPU AMD XII220 -dual core
ATI 5570 Vid Card
Can only spend 150 bucks
Should I upgrade the CPU to a quad core AMD black box and overclock that puppy and keep the low end vid card for now?
Or upgrade the low end vid card to a ati 6850 or one of the newer 7000 series.?
I know eventually I need both components upgraded but for now which makes more sense?
I dont want to buy a video card that will be bottlenecked by the CPU and vice versa?
I play a lot of video games. Gonna be playing Diablo 3 if it ever comes out and I play LOTRO and SWTOR but Tribes Ascend is my favorite. I could think of nothing more than fun than fragging with full graphics detail enabled