I have been deciding on a processor for a future upgrade and the Athlon II x3's have been suggested quite a few times for a primarily gaming pc.
I am attempting to choose which of the x3's are worth the money when it comes to overall preformance and overclocking ability. I am planning on purchasing an after market heatsink/fan thought not planning on spending too much on it.
Alright. Well I read up on C3 stepping and it supposedly allows processors to run at low temps and increases overclocking potential. I would assume purchasing the 445 if I am overclocking is worth the price increase of $15 over the 440.