Closed Upgrading My Old Computer Tags: CPUs Computer Graphics Cards Processors Motherboards Last response: November 11, 2010 11:28 AM in CPUs Share siledif November 8, 2010 9:58:48 AM I have an old computer. I built that about 6 years ago. My old computer specification are : - Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.00GHz - RAM : 512MB Single-Channel DDR2 - Motherboard : ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5VD2-MX SE - Graphic Card : 256MB GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS - Harddisk : 156GB Seagate ST3160215AS ATA Device I want to upgrade my Processor, RAM, Motherboard, and Graphic Card. I have 2 alternatives. ALTERNATIVE 1 : - Processor : AMD Athlon II X4 645 3100 Mhz - Motherboard : Biostar A780 L3 G DDR 3 - RAM : V-GEN 2 Gb PC 10600/1333 - Graphic Card : Digital Alliance HD 4850 512 Mb 256 bit DDR 3 GRAND TOTAL : 355 USD ALTERNATIVE 2: - Processor : Intel i3 550 - Motherboard : AsRock H55M-LE - RAM : V-GEN 2 Gb PC 10600/1333 - Graphic Card : Digital Alliance HD 4670 1 Gb 128 bit DDR 3 GRAND TOTAL : 357 USD My budget is 360 USD What do you think is the best ? ALTERNATIVE 1 / 2 ? If you have a specification and fits with my budget, please tell me.. Thank you everyone.. More about : upgrading computer hell_storm2004 a b à CPUs a b U Graphics card a b V Motherboard November 8, 2010 10:20:52 AM I would say the #1. A quad core is always better choice than a dual core. But mainly would like to know what do you use your PC for. Score 0 siledif November 8, 2010 10:25:14 AM I use my PC for GAMING.. Thanks for ur advice.. Have any idea?? Score 0 Related resources Upgrading an old computer - Forum upgrading graphics card(r7-260) in a old computer (emachines t5234) - Forum Upgrading 4 Year old Computer - Forum upgrading/fixing old computer - Forum Upgrading 4 Year Old Computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hell_storm2004 a b à CPUs a b U Graphics card a b V Motherboard November 8, 2010 10:31:09 AM An extra core would definitely help in gaming. Plus the LGA1156 is a dead end (sort of)! Score 0 MechaNintendoMaster November 8, 2010 10:36:49 AM Go with the amd build. It will give you a lot more room at a lower cost with plenty of cheaper upgrade options. Score 0 Best solution gsgoody November 9, 2010 7:38:28 PM It pains me to say it but if you are using it for gaming I'd think the i3 550 would perform better. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/188?vs=143 Right now most games aren't taking advantage of quad core processors so won't do much for you on that end. with that said, I LOVE AMD, you surely will have better upgrade options in the future with the AMD chip than you will the Intel one. Share siledif November 11, 2010 7:17:49 AM Best answer selected by siledif. Score 0 Maziar a b à CPUs a c 169 U Graphics card a c 136 V Motherboard November 11, 2010 11:28:24 AM This topic has been closed by Maziar Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading my three year old gaming computer (desktop). Can someone help me out? Forum SolvedUpgrading old computer Forum Questions about upgrading to GTX760/770/280X with old Core 2 Quad Era Computer? Forum SolvedUpgrading my old Computer Forum Need help with upgrading an old computer Forum I need help upgrading my old computer to gaming computer Forum Upgrading a Two Year Old Computer, need advice Forum Upgrading 2 year old computer Forum SolvedUpgrading my old computer Forum SolvedUpgrading graphic card- old computer Forum SolvedUpgrading an old computer for fun [need help!] Forum Upgrading my old computer Forum SolvedUpgrading an old computer Forum SolvedNeed Help Upgrading My 2-year-old computer Forum SolvedUpgrading my old computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !