He only has enough money to upgrade one part. My suggestion was to upgrade the video card to a GTX 550Ti. I play neither of those games but assume they are both more GPU-dependent than CPU. If he sticks with the current processor, will it bottleneck his system even with the GTX 550Ti, or should they both run fine?
Thanks for the input. I don't want to give him bad advice.
The gt520 is terrible for gaming, so the GTX550To will be a great upgrade. Make sure his power supply is adequate. He will need a decent 400 watt psu with 1, 6 pin pci express power connector.
If he needs one here is a good unit for a decent price
£31 with 1 hour left... don't take my word this is compatible though as I don't really know much about AMD processors. Old processors are really cheap now and you can get a decent quad core for around $40-50 (Uk exchange estimate).
However... I do agree with the other people on here that you should be upgrading the GPU. I just wanted to point out how cheap you can get a good performance 2nd hand CPU. (GPU's seem to hold there value better vs CPUs on the second hand market)