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Upgrading My Old Computer

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..
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  1. 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.
  2. I use my PC for GAMING..
    Thanks for ur advice..
    Have any idea??
  3. An extra core would definitely help in gaming. Plus the LGA1156 is a dead end (sort of)!
  4. Go with the amd build. It will give you a lot more room at a lower cost with plenty of cheaper upgrade options.
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    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.
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