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Which AMD should I get for a MSI -870Mobo

I have a few options, I would like to keep it near 100$ which is best for higher graphics gaming.

The mother board I have currently is:
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275

Option #1:
AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E16819103702

Option #2:
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103872&cm_re=Amd-_-19-103-872-_-Product

Option #3
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846&cm_re=Amd-_-19-103-846-_-Product


Which is best for what I am looking at doing? Which RAM goes best with each CPU (cas 7 with AMD 635 etc).

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks!
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  1. None of them is "better for higher graphics gaming" There is no difference between these cpus with ram.
  2. Best answer
    There is no difference between them cores for speed but the quad core would be better for multi tasking... it all depends on how much multi tasking you do and most games doesn't support triple core or quad core right now but in the future it would be wise to get the quad core and overclock it with a good cpu fan to 3.2ghz
  3. Go for the Athlon II X4 635, it'll be more future-proof then the other CPUs.
  4. Best answer selected by mailmanlove.
  5. Thanks to you all.
  6. Your welcome and have fun building your new computer
  7. ace700 said:
    doesn't support triple core or quad core right now but in the future it would be wise to get the quad core and overclock it with a good cpu fan to 3.2ghz

    Most current games support 3 cores. Select games like FSX, GTA4, Dragon age and BFBC2 support 4+ cores. Stop living in 2008.
    Your best bet right now is the triple core. But I wouldn't dish the dual core because it has the highest clock and the addition of L3 cache. Just depends on what games you play. I would only go for the x4 if you play those select few games that really need the extra core.
    I have an x4 myself, OC to 3.22GHz. If I could do it again, I would get the x3, and try for a higher overclock. Then again, I also plan to replace my current CPU next year so having a quad for the future is irrelevant to me.
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